Admittedly, I’ve only seen three seasons of Big Brother so I’m not yet a superfan of the show. But from what I’ve seen, I’m not the only one who was disappointed with the gameplay from Season 19’s houseguests.
In Season 18, a group of BB vets and insiders were added to the house to compete against the newbies. Paul, one of the newbies, spearheaded the campaign from the second the vets walked through the door to get them out. In the end, Paul came in second place to Nicole, one of the vets.
When season 19 started, I was excited it was a full house of new people. There were no secret twins. No secret split up showmances. No ties to any other season! It was too soon to have that thought. The BB producers wanted to give Paul another shot at 500k. The moment he entered the house, everyone lost their minds and wanted to work with him. Paul had everyone working for him. All except for one — Cody the marine (also frog).
Paul’s strategy worked for the entire game, and I for one was stunned every week when the houseguests would not take a shot at THE strongest player in the house. The guy won nine competitions and controlled 15 people for 92 days. He made it to the final two with Josh, one of the many alliance members he carried.
However, his downfall came when he underestimated the saltiness and pettiness of the evicted houseguests (Jury House). The jury voted for Josh after they realized that they all got played. Paul had promised an alliance with every single group in the house! Yeah, duh. It’s called a strategy. Like or not, he played the game and he played it well.
Too bad a bunch of sore losers couldn’t recognize a good game.