So, this year I am excited times 10 for the new season of Big Brother, and I was super stoked to see that Ragan BB12 and Daniele BB8 were doing a show on superpass called "Rumor Control" to talk about the upcoming season 13. As per usual, when I get super excited about something, I typically get at lest a little let down. This time was no exception. I would love to say that I enjoyed it completely or that there were some great info or rumors leaked, but, I am afraid that is not the case this week.
I have tried really hard to like Daniele since her season has ended, and I suppose she has her moments (I do enjoy her on twitter now and again), but from what I could see on this show, she looked stiff and uncomfortable, and like she was trying entirely too hard to make us think she was intelligent, or witty, or something. Daniele is a pretty face, and I am sure she is a nice enough person, but her head could definitely use a bit of deflating IMO. Wake up sweetie! Just because Daddy spent his winnings on you doesn't make you an actual winner. She snarked a little here and there and made it very clear that she didn't like the people she was stuck in the house with on her season, and pretty much gave me the feeling that outside of herself, she might not like anyone period...oh, except Hayden. Apparently she thinks he completely deserved to win BB12..*rolls eyes* . BB12 is over, so I won't start in with my Hayden rants and opinions, but, I have always been under the impression that when choosing a host for a show like this one, Where fans call in, you might want to pick someone that is at least mildly friendly, or that enjoys talking with fans. My favorite Daniele moment might have been when someone asked how Dick was and she told them to go ask him on twitter....very hospitable....overall I just think her being there was highly unnecessary and uncomfortable.
I think Ragan did much better than Dani. He was himself as usual, which always looks more natural to me, and he had a few interesting ideas that he threw out there about season 13. He had a good dynamic with fans and engaged in conversation with even the weirdest of the callers. I think I might have enjoyed the show if it were only Ragan or Ragan and someone else. Daniele's presence overall just made me uncomfortable. I love Ragan though, so it's typical for me to enjoy his interviews etc..
I didn't find any of the call in questions all that interesting. For the most part they were questions I have heard asked a million times before, or requests for shout outs, which are entertaining only to the person requesting it. I don't think any rumors that were discussed are worth mentioning. Perhaps the "luck season" rumor. I think that fans/Ragan might be right when they talk about BB loving numbers and this being unlucky 13 and that having something to do with the theme. Other than that..meh..
I will be watching again next week in hopes that it gets better. My optimism is telling me that maybe after this initial cast, next week will flow more naturally and there will be bigger and better things to talk about as season 13 approaches. I really hope so. I think once more rumors are out there maybe there will be more interesting things to say.