Not sure if it was simply the drama from Thursday nights episode of Big Brother alone, or the heat wave that has crept into NYC but I decided to purchase the Big Brother feed. This means I can now watch what is going on in the house 24/7 minus the competitions that they save for the edited shows airing on CBS.
Since the balance of power shifted within the house last week it seems as if things came to a boiling point after the Head of Household (HOH) competition with everyone realizing how quickly this game can change. Candice and Gina Marie (GM) almost coming to blows during the Big Brother After Dark LIVE episode airing on TVGN was probably the moment during all the drama I remembered I was watching a TV show. I kept expecting someone like security on Bad Girls Club to come running in and break it up but it was Howard another house guest who removed Candice from GM and Aaryn’s provoking and childish bullying before things REALLY escalated.
I am still fascinated that this show for the most part is taking place in real time. There are two house guests (at least) who have been officially fired from their jobs in “real life” because of their racist comments on Big Brother, and they have no idea, but WE do. We are privy to a huge part of their lives that they have no idea about.
CBS is also doing its part to distance themselves from this behavior by adding a warning before their show on Sunday (not sure if it will remain for future episodes) which I suppose acknowledges that there is some stuff going on that isn’t right, but also acknowledges that this is a show with “real” people and as much as sometimes we want to, we cannot censor someones beliefs or prejudices.