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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Genie's Take on Big Brother 12

Hello BB Lovers!

While we're waiting for the live feeds to return, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on this season. What a roller coaster ride it has been! Lines were drawn in the sand with the House Guests and with the fans. There was no common ground as to who to root for. Some jumped on the Brigade bandwagon; others were throwing boulders at it. Some liked Rachel, Brendon and Andrew; others detested them. Some were Britney and Ragan fans; others had no use for their meanness.

It got heated inside the house and torpid outside. Of course it did! We're BB fans. We're passionate about this show!

And these House Guests! Phew!

They made us laugh with their antics, angry with their prejudices, frustrated with the lack of their endurance performance, shocked at some of the things they said and touched with their unique connections. We bristled when our favorites were attacked, cheered when they were victorious, sad when they were hurt, disappointed when they were evicted.

This season has had an odd dynamic, very different from all the others. The house chose it's targets early, and struck out at them in unison, sometimes viciously and on a personal level. They were so focused on these targets that they failed to see the larger picture, the group manipulating things behind the scenes, voting as a block, influencing others. And one by one they were blindly evicted by the "Bragade".

No one else followed through in setting up an other alliance, though attempts were made. They skirted the idea like it was a Satanic cult. They formed 'pairs'. They called each other friends. They had showmances.

What is up with that?

"Is this summer camp?" I yelled at my monitor! "Bust a move! Do something to stir things up! Yeah. Yeah. Rachel this and Brendon that. Who cares? Play the game! Make a bold move. You're not there to make lifelong friends. You're there to play the game. Do the unexpected. Don't band together into a mob of maliciousness."

Alas, it was not meant to be.

So yeah, the Brigade is a bunch of self-described dodos, but these dodos have made it to the end. Getting together, and creating the smoke screen of side alliances was very smart. But they were also very lucky. Lucky that the others lost sight of what they were there for - to win 500 thousand dollars.

Incensed by their blind hatred of Brendon and Rachel, the other house guests kept their sights on them even long after they were evicted. They thought nothing of three guys hanging together almost all the time. They weren't an alliance... No! Not them! They just worked out together, played pool together, hung out together, voted together. Not an alliance though...

This was the BB Country Club and admission was given only to those who were deemed "worthy" by Britney, Ragan, Lane, Hayden and Enzo. The others just wouldn't do. They drank too much even though they didn't "spotlight" animals or hold down women. They used too many spices in their food. They practiced a weird religion and their jokes were strange. They had odd toes and funny extensions. Their implants weren't as pretty. Their pants were too high. They tried too hard to be on TV even though they were on TV...

Annie overplayed her Sabotages. Monet overshot her mouth. Andrew botched his speeches. Kristen chose the wrong alliance. Rachel was Public Enemy #1 and still is. Kathy was collateral damage of a lame Diamond Veto replacement. Matt overplayed his alliances. Brendon was too uncool for their tastes. Ragan's meltdowns and endless commentary were tiresome. Britney didn't win when she had to, or Lane would have jumped ship faster than his shower escapades.

That leaves Hayden with 3 HoHs and 1 PoV under his belt; Lane with one HoH; and Enzo with one PoV. They took the steps they had to when they had to and they got where they are now. Like it or not, they made it to the end. And whoever is there at the end, "deserves" to win. Not because they will be saving orphans. Not because sunshine melts the snow wherever they step. Not because they are "good people" - this isn't Mother Teresa's House. But because whatever "strategy" they used, and whatever dumb luck they had, got them there.

So like it or not. This is Big Brother. And we have to learn to expect the unexpected. Blocked feeds and all! :)

Watch Big Brother 12 on SuperPass!



Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Hi Genie!

September 8, 2010 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Hope that you had a wonderful day at school. I just got in from picking my first grader up.

STILL no employment, not one phone call :(

September 8, 2010 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Your blog today is EXCELLENT. But I expected nothing less from you, you gorgeous genius :)

September 8, 2010 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Hiya JLuvs!! Thank you so much honey! :) The day was good! I really love my classes! :) Don't worry honey. Something perfect will come along! How was your little one adjusting to grade 1??

September 8, 2010 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger TheLubeFaerie said...

Now that brought a smile to my face
:) Ty Genie

September 8, 2010 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger bigwigg said...

Genie your blog was fantastic.
Lets pray for a better cast next year!

September 8, 2010 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

He's okay. We lucked out and got a teacher he was already familiar with. But the poor child is so used to being home with me that the teacher has already called me to tell me my Tom burst out in tears and said "I want to go home to my mommy"
Yeah it broke my heart, but they have to grow up and face reality. Then as I picked him up today, I saw a little strawberry blonde in pigtails that looked just like me at that age and memories just swept thru me like an endless breeze. Bittersweet, life can be :)

September 8, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger madgemania said...

Hi Genie - thanks for the excellent reflection on the BB12 season. Couldn't have said it better. Nicely done!

September 8, 2010 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger aunge said...

Hi genie. Great blog today.

Jluvs my baby just started first grade this year too. I think I miss her home more than she misses me though.

September 8, 2010 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Shi Shi said...

Genie I loved your blog...it expressed my feelings exactly!

I've asked this question a couple of times and still haven't received an answer...if you could help me I would appreciate it.

How does it work now they are down to F3? How is it decided who the final 2 are?


September 8, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Didds said...

Great post!

September 8, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger David B said...

I am more of a tutor than a teacher, as my wife reminds me because she has a University degree and I don'
t but between us we have over 50 students so thats enough to make a living full time tutoring guitar in a small town. I also am happy to getting back to teaching and playing as students now head back to school.

First time I've looked forward so much to a non live show in a long time.

September 8, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger A moment with Belle said...

Great Blog Genie!! You hit everything right on the nose with this one....

September 8, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Reneep. said...

Wow, Genie of the Great Blue Sea, that was fantastic. I have enjoyed your sense of humor, your integrity and level of “endurance” since you first started helping Carolyn. You, our grand diva Carolyn, (well GaYTor is a diva too), Late Night Lessa and all you beautiful dishers, make this a pleasant place to hang out. I have not commented much this year due to work issues and other time constraints. But I looked forward to reading the posts each morning to start my day off with love and humor.

My Dad passed away last Saturday night, it was a shocker to say the least, plus the intensive whirlwind of activity that ensues when an love one passes away out of your home state. When returning home Thursday, I just started crying, well bawling actually, and my wonderful hubby said and I quote. “Get your phone out and see what is going on with your buddies on the Dish, that will make you smile.”

And he was right, last year we were able to go to New Orleans for a small getaway, and as a bonus I was hoping to meet GaYTor, but it was when he had his “brain surgery”, and I did not get to meet him, but Danny more than made up for it with his humor and charm. So, this site is more than a “Blogger” it is like family homecoming each day. There are some wonderful caring folks here and I appreciate each and every one of you! Love, Smooches and Hugs to you all!


September 8, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger *^*^*MsFitz*^*^*^ said...

Hi Genie!

Wonderful blog! You write so good!
Thank you for sharing it.

And, thank you for all your contributions to the Dish this season You added so much to this crazy show we BB Fans love to love & love to hate!!!

Love you, "Salsa"!!! ♥♥♥ {{{hugs}}}

September 8, 2010 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger KantroSAK said...

Hi Genie... VERY well said!!! I loved your diatribe about the season and you were very dead-on with your commentary!

I can only pray one of us will be on next season... or better yet, an ALL-STAR Season!!! Woo Hoo!!!

I do happen to care what happens tonight, tomorrow and next week... Although I will look to yourself, Carolyn and Lessa as the feeds are nearly unwatchable!

September 8, 2010 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Annabelle said...

Wow. THAT. Was really eloquent. (And more than many of them deserved, nicely done.)

September 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Hiya LubeFaerie!! Thanks so much! :)

Hiya BiggWigg!! Thank you!!! :)

JLuvs - Awwww! Poor little guy! Huggies to both of you! :)

Hiya Madgemania!! Thank you!! :)

Hiya Aunge!! :) Thank you!! :)

Hiya Shi Shi!! :) Thanks hon! :) The F3 will go to Finale; Hayden... I mean the winner of the 3 part HoH will evict Lane or Enzo. Then the Jury will ask them their questions and then vote the winner my putting the key with his name in the slot. That's how they did it last year...

Hiya Didds! :) Thank you! :)

Hiya David :)

September 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger KantroSAK said...

How sad will it be if Enzo and Lane make it and knock out Hayden!

While I've never been a Hayden fan, he IS the most deserving.

I've been in Enzo's camp all season, mainly because he makes me laugh EVERY time he's on.. however he's done nothing to earn the money!!

I would however give it to him over Lane!

September 8, 2010 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Hiya Belle! Thank you!! :)

Hiya Renee! OMG honey! I am so sorry! Huggies! I know how it is love. I lost both my parents in succession two years ago. Give yourself time. Bug Hugs!

Hiya MsFitz!! My gorgeous Chimichanga! Heheh Huggies. Thank you!! :) Love you honey and have missed you lots of times this season :)

Hiya Kantro! Thank you so much! :)

Hiya Annabelle!! Thank you!!! :)

September 8, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Aunge, :)

September 8, 2010 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Didn't Jordan, Natalie and Kevin all go to the end?

September 8, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Renee, thoughts and prayers to you.

September 8, 2010 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Reneep. said...

Thanks Genie!

Wow, that is tough. Its not been two weeks yet, and I am still having melt downs. I did not want to put a cloud on the blogger, just wanted to say thanks to all of you. I have to teach a class tonight, and will miss the show. Just wanted to chat for a few while I could in between work and class.

September 8, 2010 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

JLuvs - Yup. They did! :)

September 8, 2010 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger *^*^*MsFitz*^*^*^ said...

Renee - I am so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you have been able to find some sense of comfort by coming to the Dish. This truly is a wonderful, caring group of people. And, a great bunch of comedians. Someone will always make you smile or literally laugh out loud!!!

September 8, 2010 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Renee - It took me a year to begin to come to terms with it. It's a huge loss. Just be gentle to you okay? And don't worry about bringing the blog down. That's what makes this place wonderful. The love. We may not agree on what's going on in the feeds, but at the Dish we're a family. :)

September 8, 2010 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

MsFitz - We're in sync! Cheers! *looking for something to toast with*

September 8, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Reneep. said...

Thanks Jami and Genie,

Jami good luck with the job search, my daughter finished her masters in law 6 months ago, and still does not have a job.

September 8, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger curlerchick said...

Hi Genie

Hope your having a great day. Will probably miss most of the show as am flyng and will be just landing as the show starts. :(

Last night was great fun and it really brought us all together for fun. I think we all take pride in the dish but you Carolyn and Lessa are the glue and we all really appreciate you.

Renee, have seen you post over the years and noticed your absence this year, am sorry about your Dad, hugs to you and your family.

September 8, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Michigan Man said...

Hi Genie, good perspective on the whole thing.

If I have to root for the bragade :P I'm on the Lane train. Hayden will be fine but if Enzo wins and want a recount and an impeachment.

I guess this is why AGP blocked us before I can't wait to see what happens tonight.

September 8, 2010 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger didiBBfan said...

So well said!

The social power of the house is amazing. It's fascinating to see what people will do, what they will forget (um, like the goal of $500,000!), what will become important to them, what behaviors they will fall back on, and how they will try to influence others when confined in a home with other people with no outside contact or form of entertainment. Your blog is GREAT today. :-)

When you say members of the brigade hung out together all the time- this wasn't true, at first. At first, they made the effort specifically NOT to hang out together, but instead to hang out with their side alliance or with other HGs. They tried not to be seen with other Brigade members for the first few weeks. This helped get them past the first few weeks and helped cement the idea of their side alliance "pairs" in the minds of the other HGs as their true alliance. Once people got attached to the idea of Matt/Ragan, Hayden/Kristen, and Lane/Britney they focused so much on "pairs" that they didn't even try to look for any other alliance in the house (like you said). Once that had happened, the BG members started coming out in the open and hanging out, playing pool, etc.

September 8, 2010 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Thank you so much Renee! That is awful, these poor kids doing all that time in college and can't get employed. That really sucks. :(

September 8, 2010 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger patti said...

Renee-I am so sorry sweetie. Hugs!

Genie, your blog sums up the season beautifully. So well written and extremely accurate. So much so, Carolyn needs to print it out and give a copy to all the houseguests to read so they can know what it was we saw.

Best season ever? Best alliance ever? Not so much.

Best time dishing with everyone here? Absolutely!!!

September 8, 2010 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger *^*^*MsFitz*^*^*^ said...

Genie Sea said...
MsFitz - We're in sync! Cheers! *looking for something to toast with*


Cheers!!! ***passing you a Toffee Mocha frappauccino***

September 8, 2010 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Know what's ironic? On Twitter last nite when Carolyn said Britney was evicted there were negative nancy's calling it a rumor (Caro NEVER posts a rumor) but yet today people are going crazy with the rumor that Enzo has won HOH. And if that happens to be true, I just may go crazy! LOL

September 8, 2010 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Reneep. said...

Thanks MsFitz and Ms. Patti!
I was thinking with this mix of salsa sweethearts, we should all have a margarita or three!

September 8, 2010 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

TY Genie :)

September 8, 2010 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Hiya CC! Sorry you will be missing the show tonight! We'll miss you! :)

Hiya MM!! :) Thank you! I can't wait for this show either! Since we're all TV onlines right now! :)

Hiya DidiFan :) Thank you! :)

Hiya Patti! :) Thank you!! :)

MsFitz!! YUMMY! Thank you! :)

September 8, 2010 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

Great blog Genie!

Renee, My thoughts and prayers are with you.

September 8, 2010 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

JLuvs- Enzo winning is totally a rumor. AT most they've done 2 out of the 3 competitions only. :)

Hiya Michelle!! Thanks honey! :)

September 8, 2010 at 2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Genie..

Hi Everyone..

This is why I love BDishh...Genie, that was so good, thank you.
You put your thoughts out there, and I love it..

And I love BB, even though I bi*ch about some of the HG's and CBS for the blackouts and for not having BB twice a year(lol), I love BB...always have and always will..and I will continue to bi*ch and complain, but to me that is all part of the fun..


September 8, 2010 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

TY Genie I was gonna have to pull a Britney and hang myself! lol

September 8, 2010 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Reneep. said...

Thanks CChick and Michelle! I appreciate all of you.

I missed so much last week, but why was Enzo saying, 500,000; 50,000; and 25,000? Did anyone ever correct him, or was he just assuming that one of them would get the favorite vote?

September 8, 2010 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger aunge said...

Jluvs. I'm not sure what kind of job you are seeking BUT. Most grocery store chains are always looking for cake decorators...and they pay better than most of the other jobs in the store. Sometimes up to fifteen an hour AND they pay for training. Just a thought. I know this because I too am in need of a job. It's hard taking a non salary job but sometimes you do what ya gotta

September 8, 2010 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

I am just out of college as well and have settled to take quite a few temp jobs to get the bills paid. Totally awful market out there right now.

September 8, 2010 at 2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww Reneep, I am so sorry for your lose. I have lost both parents, and it was so hard. Just give it lots of time, and keep those who care about you close.
My love and prayers are with you..

September 8, 2010 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Hiya PAM!! Thank you hon! And thank you for being such a valuable member of the dish.

You're all so wonderful! Seriously, it's only because of how amazing you all are is why we all do this! :)

September 8, 2010 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Hiya Shannon! :)

September 8, 2010 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Reneep. said...

Well peeps, I am out of here for tonight, ya'll have a great show party and have a drink for me!

Thanks again everyone,

September 8, 2010 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Huggies Renee! :)

September 8, 2010 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Izzy said...

Wow...heard a big clanking sound coming out of my computer and came running in to see what was up.

Turns out it was Genie's hammer making a direct hit on the head of the nail.

Great comments, Genie!

September 8, 2010 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Patti Z said...

Great synopsis, Genie! I wholeheartedly agree with everything you wrote.
Can't wait to see the show tonight. Could it be that tomorrow night the last HOH is determined and an immediate selection of the person who will go with the HOH to final two? That's the way it was done in the past. It was only last year where the three contenders went to finale night, right? I don't think that worked too well, because Kevin didn't have a chance to really work with the others to make a decision. I have a feeling that it won't be that way this year.

September 8, 2010 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Britney has tons of fans, readers of this site in particular love her. Fact is she was not a very good game player. She was not very knowledgeable when it came to house guests, she seldom studied the HG wall.
She seldom (maybe never) quizzed with others.
Enzo and Hayden did study, relentlessly. Lane could care less about such things. For him this was summer camp without the football pads.
No matter what Enzo or Hayden win it, Lane will not be rewarded.
Hayden against either is the winner and frankly he deserves it.
As for the season as a whole I felt it was ruined by the cattiness of Britney and Ragan. BB should have told them to knock it off.
Their behavior was intolerable.

September 8, 2010 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Hiya Izzy!! LOL!! Thank you! :)

Hiya PattiZ! :) Thanks hon! :) I don't know what's going to happen tomorrow night. Maybe they'll tell us tonight! :)

Hiya Mike! :) Britney has a lot of fans! I'm not one of them, but I cheer everyone's right to like whomever they like! :)

September 8, 2010 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Aunge, a cake decorator may be the one thing I've not tried! lol

I will def look into it, at this point I'll take anything!

September 8, 2010 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Hiya Genie!! I hope you had a great day today. I agree with so much of what you had to say, and it also made me think back to the beginning of the season and how so much different this season could have been. I never saw so many HGS that only wanted to make "friends" and "hang out"!!! They all lost sight of what the whole reason that they were there for..to play a game!!! I really feel bad for Rachel, Brendon, Andrew, Annie and even Matt who really wanted to play the game. Sure they all wouldnt have made it to the end, but it would have been great to see them lie and backstab and fight their way to the end. It would have made a heck of a game. I hope that next season will be better, because this one was very disappointing. I really dont care who wins at this point. I just want to see the whole cast together again. And I want Brendon to win Americas Player. Anyone who shaves his head, takes chum baths, and gets handcuffed to Britney for 24 hours, shows he was fighting to be there, and that is more then anyone of the others did all season.

September 8, 2010 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Hiya Vicki! Thanks!! :)

September 8, 2010 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger marye said...

Genie I really enjoyed your thoughts about the house guests. You are spot on as to everything you said. I wish I could write as eloquent as that.
I also hope enough of us complain that they will think twice about closing us out at the end, its not fair to us after all the c r a p we have put up with this season.

Thanks again for such a good wrap up of this season.

September 8, 2010 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

This cast is so into themselves they are going to be in shock to hear they are the worst season ever.

September 8, 2010 at 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee whiz Genie, your making me blush...thank you

September 8, 2010 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger DOM'S MOM said...

Genie--your words convey just exactly how I feel about this season. It was hard for me to find someone to root for after a few weeks. I have been obsessed with Big Brother since season 1 and i always had a few favorites. even though I didnn't really enjoy the houseguests--I still love the game and of course BB Dish! Maybe AG needed to give the houseguests a dog this season like they did in the first BB--at least I would have had someone to root for !! Thanks for all the entertainment!

September 8, 2010 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Sparklin said...

Awesome Genie! Your post is absolutely great!!

I've had the most horrid day and now my honey is on his way out West as they have called in the family for his dad :(

I'm waiting patiently (or not) for the show but I was happy to see a post and comments by all you lovely people ~ thanks!!

September 8, 2010 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Shannon C said...

Hi Genie... as always, what a great blog. I agree with everything you said!

Carolyn, loved listening to you last night. I was actually working and listening at the same time. It was so great finally hearing voices to go with the names.

Renee, I am so sorry for your loss. Do take time for yourself. Scream, cry and yell if you need to. But most of all, just hold tightly to the memories that make you smile. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


September 8, 2010 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Sparklin said...

ReneeP -- big hugs!!!

September 8, 2010 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Hiya Marye! Thanks honey! :)

JLuvs - Yup! I think they need to start bringing people in the game who know nothing about it. Super fans are just too self-aware!

Chelsea is interviewing Alex (drool!)

Hiya Dom' Mom!! Thanks hon! :)

Hiya Sparklin! :) Thank you!! Ugh sorry to hear about your news! Huggies!

Shannon - Thanks hon! :)

September 8, 2010 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Genie, right on! No more super fans please! And no more models/actor wanna be's. How bout some real people. Like Andrew and Jordan and Dan! :)

September 8, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

Ahh! Alex!

September 8, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

Sparklin, so sorry. Thoughts and prayers.

September 8, 2010 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Stephanie from the West Coast said...

Hiya Genie San . . . or Salsa . . . or Goddess of the Dish . . . there are just too many wonderful names I can call you . . .

Happy Not Live Show Viewing Party . . . looking forward to reading your take and all the comments that follow . . . don't have time right now at work . . .

Catch ya all later . . .

Of course I will be watching the show shirtless, is there any other way???

September 8, 2010 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Hiya Shirtless Steph!! :)

September 8, 2010 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Sparklin said...

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September 8, 2010 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Sparklin said...

Steph, did you see 'shirtless Howie' today?? I thought of you as soon as I turned him on lol
Not quite on par with 'shirtless Hayden' but very amusing!

Thanks Genie and Michelle ~ it's just hard being so far away ~~ hugs!

September 8, 2010 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Have naughty said...

Perfectly worded Genie. That was the season in a nutshell.

This was a season similar to BB9 and BB10 where all the females targeted each other. Last year did not happen solely because no female won HoH until Chima in week 5, but Jeff used the cout de ta and pretty much overthrew Chima.
Rachel played her HoH very personally, and again, targeted the other females in the house.

As far as the Brigade, both Kristen and Ragan knew about the alliance, as was evident with their conversation with Rachel during her 2nd HoH. It starts with Ragan and Kristen on CAM 1, August 3rd at around 10:16AM BBT. I believe if Ragan would have been a little more pro-active and got Brendon and Britney on board at that time, the game would have been much different. Ragan had even said either on day one or two in one of his diary room sessions, that he would really like to align with Brendon. I believe that was part of Ragan's downfall, in that he became vile and hateful of Rachel and Brendon and lost sight of the game. That was around the same time that he and Britney started getting closer, the caty twins.

I believe that Ragan was a very smart game player, and knew much more of what was going around the house then anyone else. If he would have kept his eyes on the prize, and not gotten sucked into Britney's caty world, this could have been a much different outcome.

September 8, 2010 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger RyanConley said...

Great job on the "wrap up" blog...a great review! Thanks for all the blogging this season - I've enjoyed it and will continue to

September 8, 2010 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger RhondaM said...

Hi Genie! That was awesome! I love your take on the season.

I have enjoyed this season. The Bragade was entertaining to watch and they did pull it off. Luck or whatever. Even with Rachel being annoying, she was good entertainment. I loved the flip the cup game!

The last few weeks is always all about the sleeping time, so I just chose to step away from the feeds and just rely on the Dish for updates. You ladies are wonderful and I appreciate your commitment to all of us.

See ya later for the show!

September 8, 2010 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Sparklin, thoughts and prayers.

September 8, 2010 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Hiya Have Naughty! Thank you!! :)

Hiya Ryan! Thanks!! :)

Hiya Rhonda!! Thanks hon! :)

September 8, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger RhondaM said...

And to all of you fellow addicts, I have had so much fun with you all in the comments. We are like family now. After 4 years, I find it comforting to know we can tell each other about our everyday lives, good times and bad, and feel safe and loved. ((HUGS))!!!

September 8, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Lana said...

Oh My goodness!
Well Said~
This was so well written and so very true.
This is the first time I have ever commented on a Realty TV Show.
Love your favorites or dislike certain HouseGuests on Big Brother, they followed their dream of being on BB and did a bang-up job of it!
I like every one of the viewers, have my favorites and hope they come out a bit richer but want to Thank You BBDish for all of your wonderful posts this Summer.

September 8, 2010 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger Sparklin said...

ty jluvs

Can anyone tell me how I go about cancelling the feeds when it's time???

September 8, 2010 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Shannon C said...

Genie, did you hear what they were saying about the Jury House and the police being called? Do you know if this is true, or have you all heard anything from your sources on it?

September 8, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger MnM in Illinois said...

Sparklin you need to call the 800 number & cancel

Hi Genie & everyone!!!!

September 8, 2010 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Shannon - I heard about it when Chelsea said something. As far as I know, it's a rumor. I'll run it by Caro but I really believe it's speculation.

September 8, 2010 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Hiya Lana! Thanks so much!!! :)

September 8, 2010 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

I forgot how much I love Alex!

September 8, 2010 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger patti said...

How to cancel the feeds:

You may cancel the Real Services at any time. You will not receive any refund or partial refund for any charges already billed to your account. In the event you signed up for a minimum commitment period, you will be responsible for all charges for the entire minimum commitment period. You may cancel the services by accessing your RealNetworks account at www.real.com. Cancellation instructions are available through the 'Manage My Membership' Options on the My Account Main page. Further, you may contact RealNetworks by phone at 1-888-474-2650 (from the United States or Canada), or 1-206-674-2650 from other locations.

September 8, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger FL Girl said...

BB12 wasn't the best season but the Dish made up for it. I look forward each day to coming here and reading the updates and comments. Thank you ladies for your hard work and helping all of us to enjoy our BB season.

September 8, 2010 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Hiya MnM!! It's just a rumor. I don't believe it. :)

Patti - Thanks for the info!! :)

But don't cancel too soon. There will be interviews and some awesome clips from the parties!

September 8, 2010 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

RhondaM (((((((((hugs)))))))))))

September 8, 2010 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Hiya FL Girl! Thanks!!! :)

September 8, 2010 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Jami - I love the pic with your honey! you both look so gorgeous!! :)

September 8, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

Enzo was the only talent in the house?

Wine in a baby food jar??

September 8, 2010 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

If there is an All Star season and Alex isn't on it I will refuse to watch.

Not really but I won't be happy.

September 8, 2010 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Cammi said...

AWESOME job Genie ;) You were dead on with your assessment. This season could have been played out so differently had the house not reverted to the "mob mentality." I know it's easier to say in retrospect. I think it's going to be interesting to see Ragan's face when he finds out that Rachel/Andrew were right about Kristen and Hayden making out...and of course the Matt lie...only b/c Ragan swore he knew it all.

This season for me began out very boring and I actually had to wait weeks before I decided on who to like! I just wish the edits weren't so one-sided because the TV-only viewers have no real idea how their favorite houseguests acted.

September 8, 2010 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Sparklin said...

Thanks for the help ~ no worries about it being soon :)

September 8, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Michelle - inorite??? They must be watching the Left coast feeds! lol And I would LOVE to see Alex in the next ALL Stars!

Hiya Cammi! Thanks hon! :)

September 8, 2010 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Genie, thank you! That's not my hunka hunka burnin love, but my BFF of 25 years :)

September 8, 2010 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

This interview with Alex was my fave, only second to Caro's! hehehe

September 8, 2010 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Jami - LMAO! Ooops!! I didn't mean to come between you and your man... hahahaha :)

September 8, 2010 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

Chicken George!

I just love Alex. He is so genuine. Love Love Love him!

September 8, 2010 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Genie, LOL!!! It's actually a compliment, he was my first love, but alas not into girls! lol

September 8, 2010 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger spnshacres said...

I am so sorry to say i will be SURPRISED if there is another season due to the boredom and ratings due to NON entertaining house guest this season. This line up will make an AWESOME All Stars and revive Big Brother. I hate to say this but have we seen our last season?

This line up would revive Big Brother in my opinion as a All Stars Season

September 8, 2010 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Okay so I met Kathy's best friend on Twitter, and she had me cracking UP over Kathy's non-cooking self! She said they're like sister wives, she cooks and Kathy comes over with her Tupperware containers and cleans.

Hilarious!!! Sounds like an awesome friendship :)

September 8, 2010 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger GaYToR said...

Genie Sea!!! GURL! You said a mouthful and summed it all up so succinctly.

It would have taken me 6 novellas to say that much and mine would have never made sense anyway. Much like this season, my thoughts rarely make any sense.

For all your hard work and diligently sticking with us dodos in the "Season from Hell" I bow to you.

Hey! Everyone back there quit looking at my butt. (_|_)

September 8, 2010 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Hiya SpnchAcres! :) Love your list! :)

Hiya Gaytor!! Thanks honey!! :) Huggies!!

September 8, 2010 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Nice butt, GaYToR ;)

September 8, 2010 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Sparklin said...

hmmm...Missys caller just said what I have thought all season. I can guarantee you that I would be in sweats, pj's with my hair in a ponytail and no make-up on 24/7 unless it was a show day ~~ If nothing else I could scare everyone out lol

September 8, 2010 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

If BB is not renewed it won't be because of ratings. They are the highest of any season.

September 8, 2010 at 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say the banner is awesome..

September 8, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger GaYToR said...

curlerchick!! " I think we all take pride in the dish but you Carolyn and Lessa are the glue and we all really appreciate you."

Now you went and made me think of their sticky stuff. That was just plain mean.

reneep, big hugs to you. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Losing both my parents to long illnesses was hard enough, I can't imagine what you are dealing with.

I am still kicking myself in the brain for missing your visit. But I just read what you posted to Danny. He very much enjoyed meeting you.

September 8, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

Me too Sparklin!

September 8, 2010 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger David B said...

Survivor will be going at least until its 22nd season (as far into the future as its currently renewed) I cant see BB being....at least not next year yet

September 8, 2010 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Big Brother ain't going anywhere lol

Syn has been doing a super-fantastic job with the banners!

September 8, 2010 at 4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Syn..

September 8, 2010 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger David B said...

not to mention how long some of the USA soaps have been going eg 30-35 years? DAys and all my children, general hospital etc. i think BB fans are just as hard core as soap fans

September 8, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

For the cast to be so disliked, the ratings are thru the roof for CBS this year!

I liked someone's idea on Twitter: That since it will be the 13th season, it should have a lucky/unlucky theme.

September 8, 2010 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

UGH! I hate being a TV only!

30 more minutes until he show...4 or 5 more hours until the feeds come back?!?

September 8, 2010 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Less than 30 minutes til showtime!!!!

September 8, 2010 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Stephanie from the West Coast said...

Okay, home from work, getting ready to read your post Genie of the Dish . . .

Looking forward to tonights show . . . shirtless of course . . . GaYToR, how about you??? Missy's reaction when you said you weren't wearing any pants . . . priceless . . .

September 8, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

David, you forgot Young and the Restless :)

September 8, 2010 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Michelle - 4 hours til feeds are back

September 8, 2010 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger GaYToR said...

Re: all the rumors flying about. I think I've heard them all. Probably not all but enough of them.

I do hope one I've heard is true, as long as no one got physically hurt. Not that I have read anywhere that anything got physical. Just would hate to know it happened.

Come on 9 PM BBT! I want my feeds back!!

And I have to share some great news that I know will make everyone so happy you will pee your pants. (NOT)

I'm not deserting ship tonight or tomorrow. Danny's now got a back problem and we know he wouldn't be able to go to the concert tomorrow night and stand for hours. So I released my tickets this morning so someone else can go. We will still go to the big parade tomorrow late afternoon, but I'll be back in time for tomorrow's show too. I'm not going to call it a Live Show until we know for sure it will be.

Now everyone calm down. I know you were all worried about me not being here. HA again!

You all know how full of myself I can get. This one may have been my best yet.

September 8, 2010 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Michelle, inorite?

September 8, 2010 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Stephanie from the West Coast said...

Great Post . . . You so hit the nail on the head regarding the Brigade . . . they may be a bunch of dodos but one of them is going to get $500K and another one $50K . . . I so hope a third one gets $25K, no not Enzo but Matt . . . he was the key manipulator and had everyone so in his pocket that he forgot to check all his pockets . . . the lie was only to the HG . . . to us, we knew the truth and his family knew he would do something like this . .

GEAUX Shirtless Summer Hollywood Hayden . . . F1

September 8, 2010 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger jluvsturtles said...

Gettin anxious!!! :)

September 8, 2010 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

Thanks Genie!

September 8, 2010 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger GaYToR said...

LEFT!!!! I'm shirtless and ready! I've been nekkid for 2 days now, ready to party down on the Shirtless Hayden Bus!

I've still got to find that hour with Missy and Carolyn to listen. If it's up for flashback yet I can't find it. I could never hear Missy. I was having issues hearing anything.

September 8, 2010 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger viewtiful said...

Perfectly put Genie! I have been scratching my head all season too wondering why the hgs didnt notice the dodos in the Bragade. They deserved what they got. Thanks for keeping this such a nice place to visit with such nice and funny people. 10 minutes til showtime!!! woot!!

September 8, 2010 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

Yay GaYToR! Boo Danny's back!

September 8, 2010 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Sparklin said...

jluvs, how do you get all the good twitter people win fun comments??? :)~

September 8, 2010 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Psst!! :)


Wednesday Show Viewing Party

September 8, 2010 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger GaYToR said...

Yea Michelle, Boo Danny's back. I've been there so I really feel for him. Actually the pain is in his butt and I had nothing to do with that.

Well I am a pain in the ass, but I swear it's not that kind of pain for him. We never do that anymore. We only have hallway sex.

September 8, 2010 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger reet424 said...

excellent analogy Genie.

Love it

September 8, 2010 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger Ry said...

Genie! My thoughts exactly. Thank you for blogging what MANY of us were feeling!

~ Ryan ~

September 8, 2010 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Autumn said...

Hey Genie!! Just want to tell you I love your take on this years BB!! Thanks for all your hard work, it was right in so many WAYS!!

September 8, 2010 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Ginny said...

I don't think I have replied here at all this season, but I read you daily. Just had to comment this couldn't have been written better. Totally my thoughts on the entire season.

Thanks for all you guys do to keep this blog running. I wouldn't enjoy big brother without reading this blog every day!

Crossing fingers that next season has some gutsier players! (What was with that 8 second thing anyway, my loyalties shifted to Enzo by his reaction after that conversation. I have never heard of such a thing)

September 8, 2010 at 9:03 PM  

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