Well, this saves me from making out my own Loathe List.
I am hoping on Chima, but that's a live feeds issue more than anything else: to me, seeing her try to single-handedly destroy Endemol's designated Braden edit made me into at least a temporary supporter. (Let's just say Braden's fights covered a lot more verbal ground than was shown -- and Chima's calling him out on it was accurate.) Destroy production's plans and hardcore BB loathers will unleash a cheer heard 'round the world. But there's no way the staff lets her win.
I wanted to root for Laura just because that somatype so rarely makes it onto television and I was hoping she'd break some stereotypes Sapphryi-style. Wrong... she's reinforcing some of the worst ones, and that's the only reason she was cast. Joy. She can't go out soon enough to stop the damage from having been done.
Jeff & Jordan fall into the same category for me: casual bigots. Jordan has the extra detriment of having just enough IQ points to manage a near-continual inhale-exhale cycle without too much outside assistance. Between them, they just about add up to one whole back turning.
Natalie's claim of being eighteen keeps being shorted out by her actual maturity level: eleven. About as much fun to be around as a yapping purse dog with file-sharpened teeth.
Kevin ensured I would hate him forever within his first five minutes of television time. My opinion has only changed in one aspect: I don't just find him loathsome now. He's loathsome and boring.
I can sort of stand Casey, but I'm starting to suspect that might be because I haven't seen enough of him yet.
Jessie landed on my perma-disgust list in his first season, but I have to give him credit for having changed: he's actually gotten worse. Before, he was stupid and vain. Now he's stupid, vain, and under the illusion that his previous experience has made him the mastermind of the house. Jessie would have a hard time being the mastermind of a Playmobil mansion.
Lydia... this skirts close to live feeds territory, but she's proven she'll do whatever she has to in order to stay in. As in absolutely anything. Start fights. Create divides. Romancing the blockhead -- and too far: g'night.
Every so often, I go into Borders and sit down to quietly read a graphic novel or two, because I don't care what form the story takes as long as it's a good one. Ronnie is trying to make me feel ashamed of that. He may succeed.
I agree with you on Russell: given enough time, he could turn into a game threat. I just don't know if he has it. (He also has a much drier sense of humor than what's made the air.) He's been semi-tolerable to date, but that can change in a hurry.
Michele is walking unfulfilled potential: she could go either way. But I think she might see that as being to her benefit: go completely unnoticed on the game level until halfway into the jury stage, then find some strings to pull. Her personality can be borne: her gameplay has yet to manifest.
With Braden... my first intuition on seeing him was that one day, I would be throwing a drink in his face. And now that I've gotten a chance to know him, I wouldn't stop with just throwing one drink.
Overall, it's a bad cast. But for the last few seasons, they've all been bad casts...