Now that Big Brother is over for the year, one word sums up my feelings: WOW! How did we get here, BB 15 fans? What happened to brilliant strategy, competitive players and social game?
Finale night was all business. There was an endurance competition, a puzzle/athletic competition and a final Head of Household competition. I will say the HOH to see if it would be Andy or Spencer to compete against GinaMarie for the very final HOH was EPIC! I DIED when I saw it was a climbing wall competition.
Like any normal reality couple, I had to listen to my Big Brother alum husband Brendon Villegas tell me how quickly he could have finished that competition. As if my hubby would even make it to the end! LOL…Love u Bookie!
The final HOH competition between Andy and GinaMarie had an amazing spin to it. I loved that GM and Andy were atop a giant scale. As if it weren’t tough enough answering questions for a $500k prize, let’s put these guys on a scale that tips when they get questions wrong! AMAZING BIG BROTHER, AMAZING!
No surprise, Andy wins the final HOH. The real SHOCKER of the night is when Andy takes GinaMarie to the final two instead of Spencer.
As everyone now knows, Andy went on to win the entire game.
So let’s break this season down. The final three houseguests basically got really good at sitting on the block, playing both sides of the house and perfecting the art of floating. Congratulations, guys! You have played what may be considered some of the worst games in Big Brother history!
Some may argue that the final three players’ games were quite good because they made it to the finale. But is that the only criteria we should consider when judging if someone played a good game? My problem with the floater game is that it requires NO big strategic moves and little effort.
Hindsight is 20/20, so when these floaters look back and try to claim that they moved through the game with finesse, I call BS!
When you make it to the end and your entire game is built on “not pissing someone off” then, in my opinion, you merely floated. There is a substantial difference between a person playing a great game and one who NOBODY targets because they are horrible gamers and bad competitors.
Spencer acts as if going up on the block every week was his idea and a real strategy.
But here is the funny part—wait for it, wait for it, wait for it—YOU HAD NO CHOICE, SPENCER!!!
GinaMarie was just easy to keep in the house all summer because there were always bigger targets around. And right when people would begin to worry about her winning something, she would open her mouth and everyone knew there was zero reason to worry she would win the game.
Still, GinaMarie was definitely the lesser of the three evils in this final three because she evicted houseguests that were strong competitors. GinaMarie actually got Amanda ousted from the game and split up McCranda, which can be considered a HUGE move in a season like this.
Moving on! How much would you have LOVED to see everyone confronted with clips showing everything they said and did this summer? No such luck, sadly. We can always hope to catch up with these hot messes later.
The best part of the entire season happened at the end when Elissa won the honor of America’s Favorite Player.
I stand corrected. My fave moment actually came only milliseconds after Elissa gets AFP when we get to see some of the more vile houseguests’ reactions to her win. Spencer leans into Andy, and for the first time all season, we are unable to hear the slimy exchange between Waaaahhhndy and Spencer (thank God).
This season is a testament to good still being able to triumph over evil. And it is a season in which people will be forced to deal with the consequences of their actions for a long time.
BB15 also broke some records this season. It was the longest BB in history and the final three houseguests ALL lost their jobs due to the disgusting comments they made in the house. Andy may have won $500k, but he will need it because he probably won’t be teaching for a while.
What are your thoughts about Big Brother 15? What do you think of Andy’s win? Which of the season’s players do you wish had actually won? Follow @RachelEReilly, @writeadr and @OKMagazine and then sound off in the comments section or via twitter!