Confession time. Every year, when summertime rolls around, I look forward to watching Big Brother on CBS.
This year, I’m liking Frank Eudy because he’s a great mix of brains and brawn. I also like him because he bears an uncanny resemblance, in many respects, including his unruly hair, to Dwayne, my best buddy in high school.
I certainly was not surprised to see Frank return this season. Four years ago, on Big Brother 14, Frank made his BB debut and was eventually evicted about halfway through the game. Before being kicked out of the house, however, he saved himself a million times by winning competitions, at critical moments, and then taking himself off the block. This summer, like that summer, Frank is proving to be extremely formidable.
I also like James Huling who is nothing like Frank. In fact, I would call them polar opposites. James doesn’t seem to take himself or the game seriously; whereas, Frank is all about strategizing. James just sort of goes with the flow and is a practical joker extraordinaire. Frank, on the other hand, appears to want to control things—how others perceive him and the order that people exit the house. When James eventually gets evicted, it will be because he was too careless and made a mistake. When Frank departs, it will be because others realize that he’s playing the game perfectly and therefore has become the sort of threat that must immediately be removed.
Corey Brooks is turning out to be my least favorite player. My poor opinion of him began when I observed him defending one of Donald Trump’s political talking points on a live feed. He went on and on about how a wall has to be built on America’s southern border to keep “those people” out of the country. When Jozea Flores—a self-described “celebrity makeup artist” and the second houseguest evicted—asked him who should pay for such a barrier, Corey very quickly said, “Mexico, of course.”
I’m not terribly excited by any of the female players so far. I sort of like Da’Vonne Rogers’ sense of humor and Natalie Negrotti’s feistiness. But it’s still early. A dominant woman might yet emerge.
By the way, photos and bios for the full cast can be found here, and if you want to keep up with how the game is going between televised episodes but don’t want to spend money to get the live feeds, I recommend that you regularly visit this site.