This has got to be one of the slowest starts to a Big Brother season in a very very long time. Now I don't necessarily say that because it's a bad thing. But relatively new fans are finding themselves discombobulated over the lack of activity.
With the exception of a couple of Annie flare-ups, there hasn't really been any drama. Some might call those Annie moments 'dramatic' but not me. What about the showmance between Brendon and Rachel? That might qualify as drama to some (those in comas perhaps?) but not me.
Let's look at this way. In the first week of last season's Big Brother 11, there was the huge fight between Jeff and Russell over the word 'technotronics' where Jeff called Russell a 'fag' (sorry Jeff lovers but you can't re-write the past). Then in a slightly separate incident, Braden called Kevin a 'beaner'. (Reminder to folks: we're not going into the rights and wrongs of anything in these examples. We're just going over the drama.) BB10 started out kinda tame but we did witness April and Ollie swappin' spit on the first night of the live feeds. The BB10 house was also definitively divided into two groups with the whole 'you can't talk to the other side' mentality. And that mentality was pretty damned annoying let me tell ya!
Big Brother 9 did not start out tame at all. When the feeds came on, we were treated to a full blown fight between Parker and Jen. He was calling her a selfish bitch and we found out the Jen/Ryan secret relationship twist had already been discovered. Sharon and Jacob had already been evicted when the feeds came on as well. And then the next night, Neil voluntarily left the house and Sharon was brought back in as Josh's partner. Later that night Jen and Ryan had sex in the downstairs bathroom. And then the third night brought us Natalie giving oral pleasure to Matty (ick). The sixth night of the feeds had a huge fight between almost everybody with Amanda going around accusing Alex of trying to touch her crotch while she slept and Chelsia telling Amanda she should hang herself.
I don't mind that this season of Big Brother is starting out slow. I like how I'm able to kinda get to know these folks before I'm forced into immediately liking or disliking them. When folks bust onto the feeds with fighting and name-calling, you find yourself unconsciously making the decision to either hate or love them. And it can take some time before you're able to get past those first impressions.
So I'm fine with Annie causing some not too dramatic waves. I don't mind Brendon and Rachel having their fauxmance or watching The Brigade planning the game for their ultimate win. It's just going to make it that much sweeter when The Brigade falls apart or when Brendon and Rachel break up. Or when Kristen and Britney get into it. Or when Enzo goes up on the block. Or when Andrew is confronted for his oddball personality. And then there's still the whole saboteur twist that needs to be unfolded.
Just give it time folks and enjoy the ride!