Hi, everyone! The post below is a spoiler if you have yet to watch the premiere of Big Brother 23!
Big Brother is back! Tonight was the premiere episode of the 23rd season of Big Brother. Julie Chen Moonves was back as host, offering up awkward banter and bizarre closing statements. 16 new houseguests entered the house for their chance to win $750,000!
(That’s right — the prize is bigger this year. It’s still not Survivor money, though.)
As many have pointed out, this year features the most diverse cast in Big Brother history. And, as always, Julie told us to “expect the unexpected.” The House has gotten a makeover It’s a beach club now! And yet, for all the changes, it was pretty much a typical first episode of Big Brother. No sooner had the houseguests moved in then they were competing for HoH and being forced into alliances that they might not have otherwise made.
The HGs entered the house in four groups of four. A group of four men entered first, followed by four women and then the other four men and then the other four women. Each group had to compete to see who, of the four, could be the first to put together a picture puzzle. The four winners of the comps went on to select teams of four. Those teams then competed in the HoH comp, with the team captain becoming the new HoH.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because this is hardly the first time Big Brother has tried a teams twist. Actually, they’ve done it quite a few times and it has never worked out well. I’m not a fan of the team twist just because it forces people into alliances before they even get to know each other. The team twist makes me miss old Big Brother, where people would actually talk and alliances would form naturally.
Oh well. Enough complaining for now! Here are the teams:
Frenchie (team captain)
Whitney (team captain)
Christian (team captain)
Claire (team captain)
The Jokers went on to win the first HoH comp, which means that — as of right now, on the first night of the new season — Frenchie is HoH and Azah, Britini, and Derek F. are all safe because their team won. Everyone else is a possible target.
Who will Frenchie nominate? I have no idea because the live feeds haven’t started yet. I imagine he might go after the opposing team captains, Whitney, Claire, and Christian. We’ll find out soon.
For now, what did everyone think of the premiere? And how long do you think the team twist will last before it’s abandoned? I give it four weeks.
P.S. I don’t have a favorite or a least favorite yet. Until the feeds go live later tonight, I’m going to hold off on forming an impression of anyone.