Finished S7 over the weekend. I was still flabergasted that the hamsters kept Will in for so long. They really must not have watched his season if they believed a single word he said to them. Janelle finally gets a clue and votes him out, but then fails at the critical time to win any of the final challenges, handing the win to Boogie (who was definitely just a Will follower, but smart enough to take Erika to the finals, knowing that Janelle was possibly the only one who could beat him). Of course, I knew Boogie won the moment he won the final HOH, because I know NicoleF was the first woman to win against a man.
I thought it was a pretty poor All Stars, primarily because it allowed America to vote on the contestants. That allowed too much emphasis on S6, the most recent season in people's mind, and going in with a presumed 4 person alliance helped Will manipulate them, by saying that everyone else would ally against them, which was the furthest thing from the truth.
Onto S8 and the 'infamous' Evil Dick. I've heard about him a bit, from general reading, so color me a bit surprised that I actually like him. He's very assertive and confronts problems head on rather than let them fester, which I think is great. But its clear he cares about Danielle and isn't doing mean stuff for the sake of just being mean. Get on his bad side, like Jen, Kail, Zach, Mike and he'll go for you, but otherwise, he appears to be a very decent guy. I appreciated how he talked things out with Jemeka after he made the 'starving african children' comment. It really must be hard for the majority of black contestants to be so isolated in the house, not having others like them, with similar culture and/or background. How refreshing would it be for BB to have a season with maybe 5 or 6 black players? Or at least a real minority of white players. Seriously.
And omg, whoever hires Jen as a Nanny, I hope they watched this season and fire her ass/never hire her again. I'd hate to really see how she cares for kids given how she acts here inthe House, almost sociopathic. And Amber, is it even possible for you not to cry about anything???? I like Kail as well, but she really made a bad move in getting on Dick's bad side, and Mike and Zach did themselves no favors sticking with her when it was clear they were going down. I do have to laugh that as often as Kail and Jen get on the block, so far, as of episode 13, they're still in it.
Oh, the first Hide and Seek Veto! They didn't tear the house apart too much back then. I loved hiding the veto in the bucket of slop, that was very smart!
They picked a great America's player in Eric. I can see him going a long ways.
I had to chuckle that the first two out were part of the twist, the one's part of the group, not the "enemies". Dustin is definitely more likable than Joe, that was clear on the first day when Joe couldn't wait to show how much of a villian he could be. I did like Carol a bit more than Jessica, but mostly because I can't stand Jessica's voice. I assume that was probably the reason America first wanted Jessica out, until they got to see how horrible Jen and Kail were.