Monday, 21 March 2016

Nikki Grahame's Episode 8 "Tim-Meltdown" in GIFs

During Week three's live eviction episode, we were treated to an extended sequence featuring Nikki Grahame having a meltdown. Seems Nikki had an issue with Tim getting too close with Cassandra. She explains it to us in the DR...
Obviously I'm not for the whole Cassandra-Tim relationship thing, but I know my bond with Tim is stronger than theirs could ever be. I mean she's just a young, shallow girl that just...I don't know, she just needs all the help she can get to play this game.
First, she wandered through the house looking for Tim. When she can't find him, she heads out to the hot tub. There she finds Mitch, Kelsey and Christine - her audience. Of course Kelsey had to ask Nikki if she was having a moment. Nikki lets it all out... 

 But she's not done stewing. She heads up to the HoH and is comforted by Loveita. Tim walks in, asks her if she's doing good, then leaves. This only sets her off again.

The whole sequence resulted in a lot of people commenting that Nikki and Tim behave like a married couple. Maybe. But the studio audience erupted into laughter and applause. Nikki Grahame isn't just live-feed or TV gold. She's comedic genius. Just look at her troll face! 

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Big Brother Canada 4 Episode 8: The BBGrand Dismisses Maid for Sleeping on the Job

To paraphrase Tim, it's funny that the person who was on the block last week is running the show this week. He's not wrong, but he's not quite correct either. There is dissension among the ranks. This is Loveita's second HoH, Will this one go the way she wants - to get Cassandra evicted, or will it be another wasted HoH?

Cassandra began campaigning for support the minute Loveita nominated her. Christine on the other hand, continued with her 2-fold strategy of staying in bed or fulfilling her duties as the BBGrand house maid. She only went into campaign mode after the POV Ceremony. And when I say campaign mode, I mean a half-hearted attempt at best.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Feeds in Brief: March 17 to 24 (Week 4)

Aaah, that "first day of spring" feeling in the Big Brother Canada house.
Live feed recaps are spoilers if you only watch the aired episodes.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

This Week on Big Brother Canada 4: Much Ado About a Nomination (Week 3)

After Sharry is evicted, and Loveita wins HoH on a fluke shot, we all assumed she would put up two members of the Third Wheel. Hell, if one of them won Veto, then Loveita could throw the third one up on the block. It only seemed logical, right? Right?

Friday, 11 March 2016

Feeds in Brief March 10 to March 17 Week 3

Thursday, March 17 (Day 21)

  • Happy Birthday Phil!
  • Phil is the victim of Nikki's pranked mouthwash/dishsoap. Nikki apologizes and tells him it was her and Tim who did it. Tim tells Phil it was Nikki who did the mouthwash, he only did the toilet/Vaseline.
  • Loveita, Kelsey & Dallas: Dallas tells Loveita that Cass has made it clear that if she wins HoH she's putting her on the block. He also tells them the vote will be close. Kelsey adds that at least with Cass, they know what she's about.
  • Tim warns Joel that if they go against Jared in the vote, Jared may target them. Tim says it's really not about the player this week, it's about the play next week.

Wednesday, March 16 (Day 20)
  • Joel & Christine: Christine tells Joel she's talked to Nikki, Dallas, Maddy & Ramsey (and has their vote) That's 4. She's working on Tim. She tells Joel that people think Cassandra flips too much. Joel asks her who she'd go after if she's HoH. She says someone big (Jared), someone has to do it and she's not afraid. Joel tells her he's an open book, will listen to anyone.
  • Nikki, Kelsey, Loveita in HoH: Nikki rants on about Tim. She doesn't need his help. She's sick of is self-importance/ego.
Tuesday, March 15 (Day 19)

  • Kelsey to Phil: I want Cassandra to stay. Phil agrees. Kelsey adds Christine already won $10,000
  • In the HoH: Joel tells Loveita that he told Cassandra he will vote to save her. Daas enters. Loveita says it was Tim who convinced her to put up Cassandra. Nick, Nikki and then Phil enter the convo. Phil says he was set to vote Cass out, until he heard that oveita and Dallas were working together. Phil warns Dallas that his name keeps coming up (as a target) in convos.
  • Nick, Phil & Joel: Phil says he trusts Jared more than Loveita and Dallas, and Christine is sketchy. Nick admits that Loveita bullies/pushes her agenda, but Jared & Kelsey respect him. Phil says Loveita told us to do what we think is best for our game (re: the vote). Phil explains to Joel that he'll be good with Cassandra staying and he'll be safe next week if she stays.
  • Mitch & Joel: Joel tells Mitch he's keeping Cassandra. Mitch agrees and adds that he knows Cass is not with Dallas. Mitch wants Maddy and Dallas to not switch their votes (to evict Christine), he wants the vote to be 7 to 4.

Monday, March 14 (Day 18)
  • POV Ceremony: Dallas did not use the POV. Noms remain the same: Cassandra & Christine
  • Loveita to Nick in the BY: Nick questions the High Roller room...says there's "something in there". Loveita says she saw something (in there). Feeds cut. 
  • Nick & Loveita in HN room. They go over clues from the POV Comp. "something is not what it seems". Nick says, "what if they're just here to..." and feeds cut again. When they return, Nick is alone in the HN, still thinking of the puzzle. 
  • Tim, Nikki and Ramsey pull some pranks.Tim puts Vaseline on the toilet seat. Nikki puts BBQ sauce in the shampoo bottle and dish soap in the mouthwash. Nikki wants something brown to smear on the toilet seat, so Ramsey gets Nutella. Nikki says its perfect - it looks like burning diarrhea.
  • Cassandra is the victim of the Vaseline. She asks Tim, "Who's j!zz do I have on my ass?"
  • Phil, Cassandra & Tim: Phil tells Cassandra he heard she was trying to target him. Tim says no, and that some people were trying to blame the backdoor plan on her.
  • Rare glimpse upward near the hot tub.
  • Loveita says the vote is up to fate and that she no longer cares who goes. Loveita goes to the HoH bathroom and sees the Nutella on the toilet seat. Tim says someone had a blowout and Nikki adds, "that's animal behaviour"
Sunday, March 13 (Day 17)
  • Injuries from POV comp: Christine fell from 3 meters off the ladder, Cassandra strained her ankle
  • Loveita to Joel: I can't stand Kelsey & Raul. There's a big opportunity to backdoor a big player. Later she says if I get Cassandra out, Christine needs to start to work with us.
  • Jared to Christine: Loveita is by herself (in this game) Dallas comes in and tells them of his convo with Loveita last night (trying to tell her to backdoor the brothers). Dallas says he had to calm Loveita down. He thinks Loveita is working with the brothers.
  • Mitch to Loveita: Be prepared for Dallas using the POV. Loveita knows Jared, Kelsey & Raul will break her deal with them.
  • Loveita asks Dallas if he's going to use the veto. He says no.
  • Cassandra, Jared & Kelsey: They count votes. Jared: Kelsey, Mitch, Raul, Tim. Kelsey adds Joel. Jared agrees then says it's up to Nikki.
  • Dallas & Maddy try to convince Loveita to "backdoor"* Jared. They use the line "they got rid of Sharry/we owe it to Sharry"
  • Tim, Nikki and Loveita discuss putting up Jared and the plan loses steam
 *not technically a backdoor, which is a plan hatched pre-nominations. This would be just a renomination.

Saturday, March 12 (Day 16)
  • POV comp Players: Loveita, Cassandra, Christine, Dallas, Jared & Ramsey. Tim will host.
  • Loveita's making her rounds today to reinforce the reasoning behind her noms and push her agenda. Christine tells her she understands even though she thought it was weird. Ramsey, Dallas and Jared tell Loveita if they win POV they will keep the noms the same.
  • Dallas wins POV
  • Tim believes his POV Hosting script held a clue in the wording. He tells Loveita, then later Joel and Cassandra... "Beyond the walls... it's not what it seems...look for the sign, look for the clues. Go home, the fringe, behind the bureau" Tim only gives them bits and pieces.
  • Dallas wants to use the veto on Cassandra and have Loveita put up Phil/Nick. Loveita tells him not to fall into the trap of doing the dirty work for Jared & his crew. Loveita tells Dallas to broker a deal with the brothers, using the threat of Veto & them being the renoms.

Friday, March 11 (Day 15)
  • Tim to Loveita: if I were you, I'd put up 2 people from one side of the house. If you put up one person from each side, you'll piss off the whole house.
  • Loveita says Kelsey has turned the house into High School
  • Loveita to Jared: Who would you want saved, Kelsey or Raul? He says Kelsey. Loveita tells him she's not getting blood on her hands to save you guys (the Third Wheel) and the house was already voting in her favour (i.e: Jared, Kelsey & Raul had nothing to do with keeping her safe/flipping the house)
  • Loveita to Nikki & Tim: I'm going to give a nice speech then self-evict. Tim & Nikki freak and try to talk her out of it. Loveita tells them she was kidding.
  • Joel and Cassandra have a date night in the HoH room (this could have been a task for Joel, May even have been a Marsha task because at one point, Joel and Cassandra went into the Wedding Chapel where we know Marsha is hiding)
  • Feeds are on and off several times, in between which: Loveita has still not decided on her noms; HGs have a celebratory dinner. The last glimpse ic BB calling the HGs to the LR. Cassandra and Joel are being punished for violating the HN rules last week (they ate grapes) and will be the HNs again this week.
  • Feeds are down, presumably for the Nomination Ceremony.
  • Loveita nominated Christine and Cassandra. She tells Joel that Cassandra is the target.
  • Dallas asks Loveita if she made a deal. Loveita says no, that she just didn't want to rock the boat.
  • Cassandra confronts Loveita. She tells her she had her back last week, she campaigned for her to stay. Loveita says she put her up because of a comment Cass made. Cass said it was a joke. Cass asks her if she made a deal and tells her now the whole house is mad. Loveita asks who.
  • Loveita, Cass & Joel go up to HoH. After more ping-pong conversation, Loveita asks Joel, "How do we fix it?"

Thursday March 10 (Day 14) Post Eviction
  • Kelsey to Loveita: I keep my word 100%. I'm not in a showmance with Jared, we're just friends. She, Jared and Raul won't be targeting her until later in the game.
  • Loveita can hear DR convos (it's loud!). She calls out to BB then the feeds cut.
  • Kelsey tells Jared the Third Wheel is safe this week. Then later tells Raul she's afraid they will be Loveita's target.
  • Nikki brings a basket of booze out from the DR.
  • Jared to Kelsey & Raul: you have to be nice with Loveita. Raul says: Just until tomorrow. Jared corrects him by saying: no, all week. Kelsey flips out.
  • Kelsey again refers to Nikki as "the alcoholic British chick"
  • Phil admits to Tim, Ramsey & Joel that he has a huge crush on Nikki. Tim says, "crazy in the head, crazy in bed"
  • Jared tells Loveita he flipped the house to keep her safe this week.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Big Brother Canada 4 Episode 3: Darn Foreigners

When Tim and Nikki enter the BB Canada house, the reactions are mixed. To say the least.

Big Brother Canada 4 Episode 2: Noobs, Noobs Everywhere

When last we left our cozy new batch of houseguests, the first HoH was won by Loveita and they were all told a major twist would soon be revealed. All seemed right in the world to those viewers out there who erroneously believed - as did Loveita and several other Houseguests, that winning the first few HoHs is a good thing.

Aaah, Noobs. They make the game so much more interesting.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Big Brother Canada 4 Alliances

RE: "Unnamed Alliance" Dallas broke down the situation during his confession to Jared, Kelsey & Raul (overnight, March 5/6). There are two alliances. The first was called "5 AM in Toronto" between himself, Nick & Phil, Cassandra and Ramsey. The other one (unnamed) was between himself, Sharry, Loveita, Maddy and Ramsey.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Feeds in Brief March 3 to March 10

Summaries are listed per day. This is the first week of feeds, but the second week in the house.
Nikki eavesdrops on the Dallas confession to Jared

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Big Brother Canada 4 Premiere: A House of Cards

Big Brother Canada came back with a bang in the Season 4 premiere. And I have to say this season is already looking much better than last year. I also have to say bravo to the new house and the cast. I find it amazing  how our Canadian version puts it's US counterpart to shame year after year in both these categories. I really have to say, I'm a little proud.

The ultra top notch production on the introduction reinforces the Casino Hotel theme, as we see a gambler walking in, complete with Vegas showgirls and digital effects simulating neon "Jackpot" signs. This is guaranteed to get you pumped. This sets the stage for Arisa's grand entrance. She introduces the new batch of Houseguests in three groups.

^The first group of five (L to R): Maddy; Philippe; Sharry; Cassandra and Dallas

^Second group (L to R): Raul; Kelsey; Jared; Loveita; and Joel.

^Last Group (L to R): Mitchell; Christine; Ramsey; and Page.

Once inside, it's Dallas who gets the opening night party started by handing out drinks. When everyone sits down for the "So, tell us about yourself" bit, the first hit comes from Maddy who (in the DR) calls Kelsey "phony". Dallas is flabbergasted at Christine's age. I'm guessing he hasn't been around many 47 year old women. Dallas's bartending was probably a good thing - they will need to loosen up a bit, because Arisa doesn't waste any time in throwing out the first twist of the season.... The Double Down. 

Big Brother has decided to pick on one houseguest and really mess his game up. The poor schnook is Philippe Paquette. With all 14 houseguests safely ensconced inside, Arisa proceeds to introduce Philippe's younger brother, Nicholas to the stage. She doesn't tell him anything and just sends him into the house. Why Nicholas didn't suspect his solo entrance was unusual is totally beyond me. When Philippe and Nicholas spot each other, they both play it cool (kudos to them both on their acting) and even introduce themselves to each other. Wow. But 5 minutes later, Arisa drops the bombshell on everyone that Phil and Nick are brothers. They will play as one, sharing the grand prize if they win - or an eviction. They must alternate on each week's challenges.

My personal observation: if this twist is called "Double Down", you can bet there will be a "Split" and if the brothers survive, at one point they will play separately. It's only logical.

Nick and Phil decide who will play for this week using Rock, Paper, Scissors. Nick gets this week. Maybe they should have played Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock. Just saying. This leads us into the HoH Comp, called "One Night Stand". It's an endurance challenge. Each player must hold onto a rope and balance themselves on a platform. The rope increases tension periodically while cold water is sprayed on them.

There is one other twist involved. Each houseguest was asked be on:

  1. The person they felt would be the first out. Joel had the most votes. The catch is, if he wins and doesn't fall first, he will get immunity for the week.
  2. The person they think will win HoH. Nick was picked. If they lose the bet and don't win, the Paquette brothers must spend the night in solitary confinement.

Here's what happened:
  • Cassandra dropped out first, Joel was second and wins immunity this week.
  • Nick couldn't stick it out. He lost his balance then knocked Sharry off. There was a backlash that he intentionally pushed her off. Hogwash, I say.
  • The last two were Jared and Loveita. Jared immediately offers Loveita a deal. If she guarantees his safety this week, he'll concede HoH to her. She accepts. 

"One Night Stand" HoH Comp
Gotta say, the score is, Jared 1/Loveita 0. He recognized the fact the first HoH is poison in this game. Loveita, on the other hand only proved to us all just how much of a newbie she is.

The episode concluded by introducing the 4 Wildcard International players to us. Then Arisa opened the mic up to the houseguests inside to tease them mercilessly with the line "Our first wildcard is well under way." Take note, she emphasized the word "first". Then a clue: "It's massive and it's something that's never happened on any Big Brother around the world."

My overall opinion on this episode god there are a lot of newbies. Despite the claims from some who said they've seen the show, many don't have a clue what they're doing. Case in point: Loveita. This is in stark contrast to last year's superfan cast who bogged the feeds down with their endless droning about BB Trivia. It would seem TPTB have learned from their mistakes. Bravo.

Next Episode: Nominations; PoV challenge and ceremony; first Eviction.
All pictures courtesy Global/Shaw Media

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Big Brother Canada 4: My Top Five-Card Draw(s)

Good Lord, it has been so hard to get a read on this cast pre-season. That's why it has taken me so long to pick. Well that, and the fact I had to do up these nifty card graphics. I've given it my best shot. I had four nailed down, but I was doing a lot of flip-flopping between 3 contenders for that fifth spot. So, just in case - and to cover all my bases, here are the two honourable mentions. 
Trust me when I say, I tried very hard to fit Christine and Loveita in the mix. 
And my Five Card Draw(s) are...
Note, I haven't included the two Wildcards. I figured I will deal with that later. It might also give me the opportunity to re-evaluate my favs once I've seen everyone in action and maybe, if we're lucky, HOPEFULLY DRUNK. Like I said before, it's the only way to make sure.

To see my complete break-down of the cast, CLICK HERE