Hey everyone! I’ve been a fan of Big Brother since Season 6, and I have to admit the quality has dipped quite a bit over the years. With the end of #BB18 and #BBOTT on the horizon, I thought it would be interesting to see how I thought each season stacked up against eachother; so rankings gallore, bitchez.
I am going to rank the 13 seasons I have seen and analyzed (I HAVE watched seasons 2-5, but i am not going to rank them as I don’t have THAT much personal insight on them) SO HERE WE GO!!!
NUMBER 13: #BB16
Anyone who knows me, can probably tell that I HATE this season with a burning passion. The cast was stupid AF, with the exception of Derrick (Who these days I don’t think is very credible anymore), and Nicole (Well… I hate her now, thanks to #BB18)
This season had close to zero blindsides. The females were weak as hell, and everyone literally played for Derrick to win. People say Derrick was a great winner, but it’s hard not to win WHEN THE OTHER 15 ARE PLAYING FOR YOU.
The fact that Victoria is potentially now my favorite from this season is a very, very bad sign.
This season was no fun to watch, and the presence of Frankie Grande just tainted it even more. THE WORST PART ABOUT IT, is that CBS LOVEEEES This season…
Well news flash CBS: IT SUCKS.
NUMBER 12: #BB9
The ONLY reason why this is above #BB16 is because I don’t hate it with a burning passion… it just sucks. Sure, I hear the feeds were fantastic (and trashy) but this season was unwatchable. I remember seeing the first few weeks during the #BBMarathon and when Jen was telling everyone her boyfriend was racist? WTF! and the Alison-Sheila lesbian scandal was just stupid.
This cast was extremely unlikable and it was hard to root for anyone. The very small amount of likeable people (Alex, Parker) went out within the first 2 weeks, and then CBS, being their good ‘ol selves, SCREWED OVER THE FANS, by having them vote one person back in “Who was Alex”, but then saying “OH, but the contestants will vote instead”, and they bring back Crazy fucking James instead. What a slap in the face. This is the season that made me question CBS and made me realize just how arrogant and delusional of a company they are. Thanks, BB9.
NUMBER 11: #BB18
By far the most FRUSTRATING season for me, is the current one. BB18. Why was it frustrating? The women had SO MUCH POTENTIAL; and they ruined it. SO MANY GOOD THINGS could’ve happened this season, but we instead got one of the worst possible results. Sure Nicole has game, but I cannot stand the girl. She’s annoying and doesn’t own her game. FRUSTRATING. James is still in and could win after doing NOTHING all summer. FRUSTRATING. CBS giving Paulie sympathetic edit. FRUSTRATING. Zakiyah in general FRUSTRATING. CBS loving them some Nicorey! FRUSTRATING. THE FACT THAT THEY MADE SO MANY USELESS SEGMENTS ON COREY DESPITE BEING BY FAR THE DULLEST CAST MEMBER TO EVER BE ON THE SHOW: SO FUCKING FRUSTRATING; the worst part is, the casuals are eating it all up. This season has made me HATE casual watchers, as they give James, Nicole, and Corey their stupid care packages. Paulie’s existence is disgusting in general. THIS SEASON was a huge let down; all thanks to CBS.
NUMBER 10: #BB12
I know a lot of people love the Brigade; but their steamrolling was boring AF. This season may have given us the legendary Britney Haynes, and the very polarizing Brenchel, but other than that meh. The fact that the saboteur twist failed within the first week was pathetic, and was followed up with some pathetic gameplay by everyone who was not in the brigade.
NUMBER 9: #BB13
There are definitely some signs that #BB18 was rigged, but there is no other season that SCREAMS “rigged” more than #BB13. It was so obvious, even to the casuals. The reason why this season is ranked as high as it is was the very polarizing cast. There were two sides. You were either Team Vets, or Team Dani D, and it was pretty split down the middle. The season was compelling, it kept me watching; and THAT is what makes a good BB season.
NUMBER 8: #BB15
If you can get past the racism, and get past the generally unlikable cast, we have some extraordinary game play this season. The winner Andy, though hated by a lot, played a near-perfect floater game that should make Jun proud. His performance during the second double eviction was LEGENDARY and the fact that he was on all Live Feed cams at once has yet to be repeated (lol). Also, Amanda. A dominant female player, who although may be rude AF at times, is JUST what I want to see in a female player; bold and not afraid to make moves and beat the shit out of people. Those two in particular redeem this season for me, and puts it at the number 8 spot. (I WILL say that Aaryn and GinaMarie were fucking terrible though.)
NUMBER 7: #BB11
This season was fantastic. DRAMA EVERYWHRE. Russell, Chima, the Natalie/Jessie/Lydia triange, Hilarious Kevin, the evil nerd Ronnie, Even Jejo was tolerable this season. This cast was GREAT drama (not so much with gameplay tho). I would put this higher if there were actually some amazing players. Kevin was really good, but not “great”.
Also one think i really blame on this season in particular; type casting. It didn’t start until this season. THIS is the season when Big Brother started going downhill into the frustrating piece of shit it is today. Other than that, fun to watch.
NUMBER 6: #BB7 All-Stars
I know exactly the kind of reaction i’m gonna get here. Half of you are going to agree with me, and half of you are going to go “WTF BB7 SHOULD BE NUMBER 1 THIS LIST IS BULLSHIT”… Well, you can go fuck off then, because everyone can have their opinions and still be “valid”.
The cast, obviously legendary. America voted all of them in, and though not the best gamers, were great personalities. That “not the best gamers” tho… that’s where it falls.
Dr.Will… one of, if not the greatest player of all time DOMINATED this season. The frustrating thing about it is how stupid the other players were. I love Janelle, but she was Dr.Wills puppet in this season. The only person i feel like didn’t make themselves look like a total idiot this season is Dani R (Who did make some mistakes herself).
I don’t like Will’s sidekick Boogie though. I feel like he’s very overrated and that he gets credit for all of the work that Will had done. He for sure was a better winner than Erika though, who was just… dismal.
I didn’t enjoy this season much to be honest. It was Chilltown steamroll. Every week “WE NEED TO TAKE OUT CHILLTOWN” and then they don’t. EVERY DAMN WEEK. That’s why it’s ranked at 6.
NUMBER 5: #BB8
A lot of people hate Big Brother 8, and Evel Dick for that matter. But you CANNOT tell me this season was not entertaining. The Donatos, ERIC FUCKING STEIN, and the epic meltdown of Dustin, Kail (and numerous ones from Amber lmao). I loved the cast this season; they seemed like they were willing to play hard… while also being complete trainwrecks. Lol. Of course i have to knock it down a few pegs because of America’s Player technically rigging it for the Donatos, but it was like the perfect story book ending; and I remember it fondly. PS: BB8 Episode 18 is probably my favorite episode of all time of any Big Brother. Ever.
NUMBER 4: #BB17
Yes. Big Brother 17 is number 4. In a stretch of average to TERRIBLE seasons, this season was a shining gem, and I think it is vastly underappreciated. Austin and the twins were SO FUN to hate on during the course of the season, and the fact that they stuck around UNTIL THE FINAL 6, made for excellent and compelling television. The best part is, it was them against my 3 favorites in the season: Steve, Vanessa, and Johnny Mac. Although Vanessa was a fantastic player and arguably should’ve won this season, I feel like Steve winning was a great way to end this underrated season. If #BBOTT is anywhere near this good, I’ll stick around for #BB19.
NUMBER 3: #BB14
Dan. Frank. Britney. Ian. All of the above. Sure, some of the cast was dull and useless, but the ones who DID STUFF; amazing. Dan was compelling as fuck to watch, and Frank being one of the most difficult people in the history of the game to get out was great. I was team quack pack all the way, and it felt so good to see 4 out of the 5 of them at the very end. Ian beating Dan in the end sucked, but this season was very fun to watch, and i’m sure many can agree with me on that.
NUMBER 2: #BB6
Drama. City. Even on rewatch, this season keeps you glued to the screen. With the polarizing cast, and ALL OF THE FIGHTS, Do I need to say more? This IS the season that got me hooked. Although Maggie is generally unlikeable, her cult-like gameplay was incredible and has yet to be rivaled to this day (oh yeah, the great and powerful Derrick, right? *rolls eyes*)
NUMBER 1: #BB10
This season had it all. Good gameplay, drama, great cast, blindsides… EVERYTHING! If there is ANY season that shows what Big Brother should always be like; it’s this one! The four-some of Dan/Memphis/Keesha/Renny was LEGENDARY AF and of course the explosive female alliance of Libra/April/Keesha. Omg THIS SEASON IS SO FUCKING GOOD. Even the most useless character, Ollie had major entertainment value. The first boot was legendary (All hail Brian), and even Jerry, the old guy, was incredible… INCREDIBLE television. I have yet to see ANY season of ANY show match just how great Big Brother 10 is!
—So those are my rankings! What about yours? Let me know @Empoleon95 on twitter!. Thanks for reading!—
Here, I did a quick analysis on the Final 3. I think it’s pretty clear who should and should not win with this. #BB18
GOING THROUGH THE FINAL 3:
COMPETITIVE GAME: C-: I mean, she did stuff, and quite a few things… but she spent a lot of time just hanging out with Corey. I appreciate that laying low is a strategy, but was she really laying low? Or just… laying…
STRATEGIC GAME: B-: Nicole has game; no denying that like her or not. She’s not the best player ever, but it’s safe to say she’s probably one of if not the most solid player this season. She integrated herself well throughout the game, and made moves when she had to.
SOCIAL GAME: C+: Once again going back to laying in bed for half of the season; The bond she made with Corey should’ve been spread throughout the entire house. If she did that, she’d be guaranteed a win. There IS something to be said about her being in the majority for most of the season tho, hence i’m giving her a C+ instead of just a C
Used a meat sheild effectively
Least messy strategic game of the Final 3
Managed to always be positioned well in the game.
Good at competitions.
Laid in bed half of the season
Got caught up in Corey
Pre-Game Deal with James
SHOULD SHE WIN: Yes, there is a case to be made that she deserves to win.
COMPETITIVE GAME: A-: Your boy has been the underdog this entire competition. From week 1 on, he was a target for many people in the house; and he managed to get himself out of that. How? BY DOING THE WORK. There is not a single week in which he has done nothing (Even being a pawn is work people!) And i feel that should be rewarded.
STRATEGIC GAME: C+: Paul has potential to be a great strategic player, but the problem is he never really grabbed at an opportunity to take complete control of the game (Arguably until right now). He’s a very smart dude, and put in the correct position, could potentially steamroll. That didn’t happen though.
SOCIAL GAME: C: This is for sure a strange grade for this; He has so many pros in the category, yet so many cons. He knows how to talk. he knows how to get his point across and manipulate. Problem is; he oversells his point, and he’s very loud. It turns some people off to him. I think he did well under his circumstances though.
Was underdog since Day 1. He fought his ENTIRE way.
Did very well adapting his game. (Dropping Vic Week 2)
Great strategic thinker and speaker. Got his agenda across when he needed to.
Good at competitions.
Calls women cunts
Loud and Annoying
Was never really a driving force in the game
SHOULD HE WIN: Yes. I think out of the Final 3, Paul deserves to win the most.
COMPETITIVE GAME: D-: To me it feels like he didn’t care. He was to wrapped up in Natalie the entire season that we didn’t see the James that we all (or most of us) loved in #BB17, hence the low grade.
STRATEGIC GAME: D: He always did what he was told to do. He had and amazing (and undeserved) amount of strategic leverage throughout the season, so some would argue that “he made big moves”; No; He made the moves for other people, not himself.
SOCIAL GAME: B+: The only thing I can give James props on, is his social game. There was not one person “Except Victor at one point” who disliked James. Many people wanted to work with him, and that is the kind of social game that you would want to have in the BB house.
Decent Social game
Shit strategic game
Pre-game deal with Nicole
Flips always “handed” to him; never really did work
Got caught up in Natalie
Didn’t play to win, but for AFP
Generally sucks at competitions.
SHOULD HE WIN: Absolutely not, and whoever thinks he should is sorely mistaken.
BOTTOM LINE: James should NOT win. AT ALL. It SHOULD come down to Paul and Nicole. Personally, I think Paul should be the winner. Nicole has played a great textbook game, but something about giving her the win doesn’t feel right to me, especially when it seems like she didn’t really put forth the effort until Week 10. Paul was in the hotseat the entire competition, and survived. Not all by luck, but by his postiive game qualities listed earlier.
Paul > Nicole > James.
See you all for #BBOTT!