It's been several months since a REAL Reality Show season was aired. And yes, when Production decides to bring back former contestants and give them second (and even third) chances to play, that's NOT a real season IMHO. That being said, I watched the first two episodes of BB12.
Not sure if I could put up with the WHOLE season, so can't promise to initiate this list every week. Tough to rank 1-13 this early, so I grouped HGs into four separate categories:
DISLIKE THE LEAST
MATT - If he could successfully combine his freak factor appearance with this high IQ, he could go far in the game. Slick move using Britney's injury time-out to strike a deal with Hayden. He gives Hayden the HOH (and early target) yet assures his safety for the first week. BUT...the greatest alliance in BB history??? In BB5, two of the "Four Horsemen" make it to the F2 and walk away with 500K and 50K. So for the "Brigade" to take claim as the "greatest" at least three of the four clowns would have to make it to the F4. I think we have a better chance watching Andrew eat a strip of bacon before we see that happen!
MONET - Hard to imagine a player snatching a cool 10K on Day One and not apparently suffering any negative repercussions. This alone is worthy of putting her in the top group this week.
ENZO - Yes, he's annoying to watch/hear...but is the most proactive player so far in the House. Being born and raised (and will probably die) in NJ, I can asure you Enzo does NOT typify your average NJ resident. And I promise you I NEVER heard of "Meow, Meow???" WTF Dude...are you auditioning to be the front"man" for the Pussycat Dolls?? Sakes Alive!!!
BRITNEY - At first I thought she was faking her injury; but after watching in slo-mo her leg/knee did land awkwardly, so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. Being an innocent victim early on she could have created lots of drama, but did not. So she gets props for that. Also super hott to look at, and hoping that rock on her finger will nix any possibility of becoming another Reality Show skanky Ho.
TAKE 'EM OR LEAVE 'EM
HAYDEN - I don't recall any HG winning the first HOH and winning that season. If that claim is true, I don't see Hayden breaking the trend.
KRISTEN - Pretty girl who's been an invisible player. It worked for Jordan last season, but she had "Dumb and Dumber" Jeff's coattails to ride for the first 3/4s of the season. Kristen will need to do the same. Given the track record of the CBS Casting Crew, she's got several possbilities.
LANE - My first impression of Lane is "Big and Dumb," Well we know about the "big," and just a matter of time before the "dumb" part is confirmed. Got sucked into the Brigade Allince so he should get by the first couple weeks.
GIVE IT A REST PEOPLE
RAGAN - I'm really liking him as a BB player, but why do token gays every season casted on any Reality Show feel this burning need to continuously advertise the obvious? If historically Reality Show contestants were evicted or booted primarily for their sexual preference, I'd understand. But in all my years of watching that has never been the case. Although I'll give him a slight reprive in week one...having Hayden prance out in a fairy's suit was probably Production's way of baiting Ragan to keep talking about his preference. Even so, personally I could care less which gender you go to bed with.
ANNIE - So you're in love with another woman. WHOOPTY-DOO! No Reality Show contestant's game has ever ended prematurely because he/she goes both ways. So why the ridiculous secret tearful confession to Ragan? As stated with Ragan, I could care less which gender you go to bed with.
ANDREW - The only one in the House making a big deal about Andrew's religion...is Andrew himself. He's playing the Religion card WAAAAAAAY too much. And why? Has there ever been a player evicted primarily on religious belief? Not to my knowledge. Anyway that black "Yom Kippur" you wear on your head is all the notority you need to advertise your faith.
HANG IT UP
KATHY - If not for the season twist, her pathetic perfomance is inexcusable. If Kathy is NOT the saboteur and I decide to go into a life of crime, I'm moving to the town where Kathy is Sheriff. What I'm dying to find out is who's her Deputy? Britney???
BRENDON and RACHEL - I'll group these two together for obvious reason. I nearly busted my gut laughing when both proclaimed their attraction toward each other because they are scientists. LOL. These horny toads would be jumping on each other even if Brendon worked in a sewer and Rachel was capping bottles in some brewery. I'm just hoping neither wins POV so at least one goes home and this immature sappy showmance could be nipped in the bud.