Review: Celebrity Big Brother (US)

Last year, when Season 1 of Celebrity Big Brother appeared, I rolled my eyes and jumped to conclusions. But to my surprise….to my deep surprise, it was quite entertaining with all the fun and scandalous twists. And, this year I was wondering how different the season 2 would be from its predecessor, well, until it kicked off on January 21st, 2019.

With the star-studded S02 in its second week now, here’s my take on the most-anticipated show. What I’m planning isn’t an episode-by-episode recap, but rather some of my thoughts and views.

So, without further ado, let’s get into it.

(Note: I assume that you’ve already seen the episodes. If not, please don’t read any further).

Before getting into the interesting alliances and sub-alliances formed in the first few days and of course, about the evictions, I have to discuss the biggest twist of the season (probably, it will top the ‘15 Crazy Twists in CBS History’ listicle!).

Yes, I’m talking about ‘The Mooch’. Just like he was there as White House Communications Director, and then he was gone, Anthony Scaramucci left the show before the first eviction of the season, but with a twist. Though they’re saying the twist was part of the contract from day one, I guess it’s clearly another PR tactic. After all, what else can we expect from a show known for devious twists?

Speaking of the alliances, there was Jonathan Bennet who wanted to strike deals with the rest of the housemates but miserably failed to foster his alliances.

I felt Ryan never wanted to disclose his plans even with his teammates but needed somebody (to be specific, Jonathan) to be in his ear to tell the strategies. Though the women worked more angles, it seemed it isn’t working anymore especially for Natalie-Lolo and Tamar Braxton-Kandi Burruss. In fact, Kandi’s statement “we’ve had our good times and we’ve had our bad times” clearly shows a not-so-good history between the Atlanta beauties. Whatever the past beef is, we can only hope that they can move it past and focus on playing together.

On a superficial level, Tom Green and Kato Kaelin seemed faintly aloof in the first few days, now it seems team Tomato is going to run the show. In fact, Tom Green won the 3rd HOH, that means he and Kato have 4 wins in a row. Given the fact that team Tomato always stayed away from big alliances in the house, this is nothing less than an interesting twist.

However, this win is not going to be favorable for Joey Lawrence. I mean, from day one he had shown this ‘I’m allergic to alliances’ attitude and he would be backdoored soon.

Ricky Williams and Dina Lohan are there in the house, well, physically. It’s a shame that even in the second week we didn’t get to see what these guys are up to.

That said, Ricky did win a POV and if he wins another one, he’ll be the next target. I think we’ll have to wait a bit more to see them coming out and shake things up.