Why Dexter Should Win Big Brother

Here we are, we are at the final of Big Brother 2013 and once again I come to you to present why this years most complex character should walk out victorious.

Five housemates remain in the running to be crowned your winner – Charlie, Dexter, Gina, Jack & Joe and Sam – Who wins? You decide!

Sam

SamI’ll start off with Sam, the favourite to win. Sam is an interesting one. Up until the “Prize Fund – Twist Within a Twist” twist I had the opinion that I would feel alright if he won. I felt that way because although he hasn’t been given much of the edit from Channel 5, he clearly is trying to have a good time without the need for attention seeking drama like the other housemates, along with him seeming like a genuinely good guy. However, on the night of that twist he laid in to Dexter in a way that really put me off him straight away. It was very telling that he has been shown to not get involved with arguments for 9 weeks but now it is near the end he decided to jump on the bandwagon and attack the housemate that they all think will be popular with the audience to attack.

At this point Sam took the only redeeming feature he had about him that would have let me be happy with him winning. Before that it was OK that he didn’t get involved in arguments. For me, a Big Brother winner doesn’t need to be the one of “tells it like it is” or gets involved in loads of arguments. A winner needs to be likeable, relatable and have a good soul in my opinion. Sam did fit the bill, but he doesn’t any longer. That being said, a good Big Brother winner does need to be someone who has made the show enjoyable too, Sam has not done that, but I’m not sure whether that is completely due to Sam or the edit of Channel 5 which only seems to focus on tasks, romances and any sort of drama they can manipulate in the house.

What the bookies say: WINNER
My Prediction: Runner-Up
Where I want him to finish: 3rd place

Charlie

CharlieNext up it’s Charlie. Charlie is another housemate who had a big turning point with me where I feel her real side has been revealed. During the first part of the show I liked Charlie, I thought she was a sweet girl who didn’t have much confidence and wasn’t sure what to do with being forced in to the centre of a randomly concocted “love triangle”.

However, as the show progressed it became clear that Charlie was playing both Dexter and Callum and stringing them along (especially Callum). My biggest gripe with Charlie is that she has screwed over the three housemates who have clearly cared about her the deepest in the show. She screwed over her own mother in the house by being a bit of a stroppy daughter, she has screwed over Callum by nominating even though she would have quite deep conversations with him and give Callum the idea that she liked him and she screws over Dexter almost nightly at the moment with the constant (and very BORING) repetitive cycle of “I really like you Dexter!” to “I don’t know how I feel about you Dexter” to “I think you’re using me Dexter” to “I think you’re an evil person Dexter” to “I really like you Dexter!” – repeat, nightly.

On top of how she treats those closest to her, Charlie herself is a very wet individual with no real opinion and does try to sit on the fence with a lot of things that happen in the house. I am not going to sit here shouting “game player” because I don’t think there is anything wrong with playing a game in a game show. However, her game is extremely apparent, dull and is not one I am a fan of for a winner. If it wasn’t for Dexter and Callum she would be this years Rachel Rice.

What the bookies say: 5th place
My prediction: 5th place
Where I want her to finish: 4th place

Jack & Joe

JackJoeThe twins have been at the forefront of this years “fun”. To be fair to them they have all the hallmarks of a usual Big Brother winner, however viewers seem to have taken a disliking to them due to what they perceive to be “forced behaviour”. I honestly don’t know what to think. I hate them in the diary room, they do come across as extremely forced. However, 90% of their time in the house I do feel is just naturally them. Personally, I really like Joe and I think he could have won the show if he was in there by himself. Jack lets the two down, just the other day he was telling Joe to shut up when Joe was just stating how he felt about leaving the house soon because he was worried what the audience might think.

It’s been nice to have some “normal” housemates in the shape of these two. They aren’t media savvy, they’re surprisingly young and have normal jobs. They are not models or PR people or whatever like Channel 5 seem to orgasm over when picking housemates. They’re just two lads who are both obviously big fans of Big Brother, and I do admire that about them and wish that Channel 5 would put more housemates like that in the house. That being said, I really dislike “pairings” going in to the Big Brother house, it gives them an unfair advantage and skews the overall game, so I’m glad that once again this year a “pairing” is not going to win.

I am surprised they aren’t higher favourites to win than they currently are. They are funny, they have been involved with a lot of things in this years Big Brother and I don’t think this series would have been the same without them. Will they win? Probably not. But I really do think that they will finish much higher than the 4th place that they are currently being given by the bookies.

What the bookies say: 4th placeMy prediction: 3rd place (I really think they are the wildcard of the final and could finish anywhere between 1st-4th)
Where I want them to finish: Runners-Up

Gina

GinaAnyone who follows me on Twitter will know of my particular dislike for “Queen” Gina. I have disliked her from the moment she walked in the house and stuck up her nose at the fact she might have to sleep in a bed with another housemate. I can’t forget the “is this your bed? is this your bed? is this your bed?” moment that boiled my blood, and since then she has done nothing to redeem herself.

Yes, Gina has been at the front of the so-called entertainment this series, but is that for the right reasons? She has been at the fore-front of the show because of her being a bitch, a spoilt brat and being given a fair chunk best tasks by Big Brother themselves.

Gina may win because of her vendetta with Hazel. The public disliked Hazel a lot and when Dexter and Gina were voted in to the safe house and were allowed to see what we were seeing (plus a lot more…) Gina was given the ammunition to begin her take down of Hazel. There is a task where she is asked “Why are you targetting the strongest females in the house?” and (although I still hate Endemol for continuing to allow rubbish tasks like this that give them information about how they are perceived on the outside world) it is completely true. She first shot off Sallie, then Hazel then she has even tried Charlie. The way she speaks about people she doesn’t get on with leaves me cold as well. Gina is a horrible individual who doesn’t deserve public adulation just because she’s been picked from the editing to be on the show more than most housemates.

A popular argument for Gina is that she “tells it like it is, and I like people who say how they feel”. You know what, me too, but there comes a point where saying what you think or feel is just completely rude, idiotic and self obsessed. Whatever happened to manners? For someone who always goes on about “class” she doesn’t seem to have much. Lastly, wash your hair Gina.

What the bookies say: 3rd place
My prediction: WINNER or 4th place (I believe many Ginxster fans won’t get off the fence and make a decision so I think one will finish very highly and one will suffer)
Where I want her to finish: 5th place (or if I could invent a time machine and vote her out week one instead that would be cool)

Dexter

DexterAh Dexter Koh, this years winner in my eyes and the subject of unfair targeting from Bit on the Side and the main show just like a previous “controversial” winner Aaron. During Dexters 9 weeks in the house I have seen somebody who has played a game very well and there is nothing wrong with that, I have also seen somebody who has shown real strength of character and somebody who has managed to be entertaining throughout the shows run without being rude, argumentative or self obsessed.

I do believe we have seen genuine moments with Dexter although many will disagree. I think during his fake eviction he was genuinely overwhelmed to have been voted to be kept in by the public. He is always incredibly nervous and thankful on eviction nights and it is obvious that winning the show will mean a great deal to Dexter.

Some people like to criticise Dexter for not picking the highest amount in the Prize Fund twist. However, if I had the opportunity to win £88,800 I would not turn it down! It is possible to both want the money and want to win Big Brother for the experience and confirmation of being liked.

Yes, Dexter has quite obviously studied the show, he knows that vulnerable housemates who go on a “journey” go down well with the public. However as I’ve said previously there is nothing wrong with playing a game. He has played an extremely good one, so much so that I don’t know where Dexter ends and the game plan begins. However much of Dexter has been real, it has been entertaining and fun to watch him above all the other housemates. His game plan hasn’t seen him go under the radar like some other housemates. His game plan has seen him get involved constantly.

What the bookies say: Runner-Up
My prediction: WINNER or 4th place (I believe many Ginxster fans won’t get off the fence and make a decision so I think one will finish very highly and one will suffer)
Where I want him to finish: WINNER

Good luck Dex, you’ll need it…

Celebrity Big Brother Final Day!

Tonight the final five battle it out to take home the crowd of Celebrity Big Brother champion 2012. Frankie Cocozza is the favourite to win it and let’s face it, he most likely will.

Personally I don’t want him to win, mainly because for me there has only been one part where he has gotten his popularity from and that was when he was sticking up for Denise. That act alone has changed me from booing him when I am in the crowd tonight to cheering him. However, other than that I don’t think he deserves to win. Yes, he did that one act, but I personally dislike how he talks to women, how he talks about women, how some people watch him and think that it is normal to be a bit of a dick “because he is young” and because generally, he’s a bit of an idiot. Pure and simple. Plus I don’t really agree with many of his personal life choices.

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Best TV Episodes Ever – CHUCK: Chuck Versus the Ring

For my second post in the “Best TV Episodes Ever” series I turn to Chuck. Another American TV series, although this time a little calmer and tongue-in-cheek on the drama front and out there with the comedy. Chuck is a dramedy centring on the life of nerd and computer wiz Chuck Bartowski who, up until the series began, worked in the Buy More (a parody of Best Buy type stores in the US, think Curry’s in the UK) as a computer fixer until he inadvertently uploaded all the Governments secrets in to his head via “The Intersect” – effectively a super computer full of confidential information, and as such, a great asset to the US Government.

Chuck is currently in its fifth and last season and has evolved over time to become a great story of Chuck himself growing from computer geek to super CIA spy, with or without The Intersect. Chuck has had fairly low ratings for the last few seasons but has survived muchly thanks to the network that carries the show (NBC) having such terrible ratings overall that Chuck looks pretty good in comparison.

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Britain’s Got Talent Winner To Perform In Space

Simon Cowell has announced in The Sun today that he and Britain’s Got Talent sponsers “Virgin” are in talks to send the winner of this years Britain’s Got Talent to space to perform to the entire planet.

Richard Branson is said to be completely on board with the project and is so interested that he is offering to fund the whole venture by himself with his Virgin Galactic company.

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Day 15 – A quick round-up [POLL]

As you may or may not be aware, last night live nominations took place on the live feed and as a result all housemates are up for nomination except for Gareth who received no nominations. This Friday night will be a double eviction and will hopefully throw up a few shocks.

Here is who nominated who:

Twins nominated – Kirk and Natalie
Natalie nominated – Michael and Twins
Michael nominated – Denise and Nicola
Romeo nominated – Frankie and Michael
Frankie nominated – Twins and Romeo
Kirk nominated – Michael and Twins
Nicola nominated – Michael and Twins (Nicola started crying, yawn)
Gareth nominated – Twins and Michael

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Best TV Episodes Ever – LOST: Through The Looking Glass

The best TV series of all time... In my humble opinion of course

I decided to add a new feature to my blog. A compilation of what I consider to be the best TV episodes of all time. I’ll add to this here and there but what better place to start than my favourite episode from my most loved TV show ever. Lost.

For those that don’t know, Lost is an American serial drama that aired for 6 seasons and 121 episodes between 2004-2010 on the ABC network. At it’s peak it had a massive 22 million viewers and stayed strong right until the end still captivating 14 million viewers for its final episode – and this is just figures in the US! Lost was a worldwide phenomenon and had devoted fans in a large number of countries, giving Lost one of the largest, intelligent and loyal fan base a TV show has ever had.

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Day 7 – Eviction Number One Looming…

It’s day seven and tonight brings the first eviction of 2012. Up for the chop tonight are the pretty bonkers Andrew Stone and the dull as dishwater Georgia Salpa. As always – Who Goes? You Decide.

Andrew started out by being the usual stereotypical Big Brother housemate. A little camera/attention seeking, a bit (a LOT) camp, and someone who will annoy the other house-mates. What we have found in Andrew has been pretty surreal, even for Big Brother. From what we have seen, Andrew is one of those celebrities that seriously believes their own hype – he genuinely thinks he is going to be the next judge on The X Factor and doesn’t seem to realise that he came from a show on Sky One and that most people don’t have a clue who he is. His utter shock at being nominated but trying to come across as “cool” has been brilliant TV and easily the best storyline over the last week.  I’m pretty sure it’s a first that someone has been so full of themselves and so open about it on Big Brother, coming out with big arrogant statements about himself like “I’m funny, I’m a great house-mate”, and so-on.

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Big Brother – Day 5 Round-Up

Here we are 5 days in to Big Brother and we already have the first eviction upon us with Andrew and Georgia fighting it out to save themselves from the embarrassment that is being the first out of the house. So far we have had Kirk sniffing around the girls like a fly around shit, the twins show that they mind living with Hugh Hefner and the muck that is the Playboy Mansion but Frankie and Kirk make them feel degraded, Frankie decide that Big Brother stitched him up as none of the girls fancy him by coming up with a myriad of excuses instead of just accepting that most girls don’t just sleep with mucky Z-List celebrities, the slightly scary Jodie Marsh  entered the house and set the house-mates a fitness task which Romeo ended up winning for his team which culminated in a rather yummy looking prize of dinner cooked by Aldo Zilli, a shocking lesson in Geography with Kirk and after the initial night a surprisingly grounded house-mate in the form of Michael.

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Nominations Revealed – Who Do You Want To Evict? [POLL]

The nominations are in for the first eviction of the series and the battle is between Andrew Stone and Georgia Salpa. Take a vote below to weigh in your choice on who you want to boot out.

Statistically women usually are always the first ones to be evicted, will this series throw up an upset?

CBB – First Impressions – Who Do You Want To Go First? [POLL]

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