Wednesday, September 28, 2016

BBOTT: Season Premiere Blog Party


Okay, let's get this going! I'm not sure how well this is going to work. Normally, I have my nearby small television watching the show while I type on my computer. Now I've been experimenting with splitting my monitor screen. In tests, it's kind of okay. But I don't have the hugest monitor in the world. Let's see how this goes ...

Here's some information on the scheduling for the season:

Weekday Replay: A quick recap of all the crucial moments that happened throughout the day
When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Weekly Full Episode: A rundown of the week's events, followed by the live eviction ceremony
When: Wednesdays at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Safety Ceremonies: The HOH will reveal the Houseguests who are safe for that week, culminating in the live reveal of the nominations
When: Saturdays and Sundays at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Live Diary Room Sessions: In a Big Brother first, fans will get a live look into the confessionals
When: Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 PM ET / 8 PM PT

Evicted Houseguest Q&A With Host Julie Chen: Julie will interview that week's evicted Houseguest
When: Thursday afternoon (times will vary)

Big Brother Winner Chosen By Fans: Fans will vote for the winner of Big Brother: Over the Top
When: Day and date to be announced soon

America's Vote: America will have the opportunity to impact the game like never before and affect nominations, evictions, and game-changing twists
When: More details will be revealed during the premiere of Big Brother: Over the Top


And, here we go ... welp, there's Julie in a red dress. She's going through most os the stuff I have posted above. Gee, let's meet the houseguests! (Of course, I've already covered that in previous posts.) Intros still going on. This is going to be half the show!

Interesting. Alex tells us that if her sister Morgan walks through the door, it will ruin her game. Um, well, the Morgan intro is next up! 

Finally, they're going to move in. one by one. The last one will be either Jason or (ick) Jozea.

Scott is in first, says hi to no one and us, then looks for a bedroom. Sp far, I'm seeing no thrills. Morgan is in next. Good. I'm tired of Scott looking around the house. They see the tips left behind by the BB18 Final Three, but have no clue which one won the season.

Now Shane has finally arrived. I'm not sure this is the best approach to the season. 

They see 16 key slots but only thirteen place settings at the table.

This is SO how not to introduce the show! Is this what we miss on the real seasons? If so, I'm glad we miss it!  

Now Neeley has arrived. If they keep up this rate, it will take them two hours to get them all in the house. Neeley lets them know she works at Nordstrom's. She can probably kiss that job goodbye.

Finally, another ... Shelby arrives. Another long wait and it's Cornbread.

If I were Scott, I'm not sure I'd be telling everybody I'm a debt collector. They've noticed there's no champagne. 

An hour in and we only have six hamsters. Isn't this only supposed to be an hour "show"? Have the rest been abducted by aliens? 

Finally another one enters. It's Kryssie. 

After an eternity passes, the doorbell rings again. Whitney now.

Oh, please end this torture and let the rest all in at once! About the only positive thing I can say at this point is that they haven't blocked the feeds at all. 

Another entry after a way too long wait. It's Justin. 

Production voice, "Somebody say HOLLA."

There. There's our excitement in this slow torturous season premiere. I hope you didn't miss it.  

The torture continues, then the doorbell rings again. It's Alex. She hugs Morgan like she doesn't know her. 

"Attention Houseguests, the storage room is now available."

Maybe they have booze. I need some to keep this up. He makes the announcement many times in a row. They're ignoring him.

"YO, IDIOTS! GO TO THE STORAGE ROOM!" -- that was my announcement.

Finally, they check it out.  

Monte arrives. JASON needs to be next. 

Doorbell and it's .... Danielle. I forgot she wasn't there yet.

Torture us some more, BBOTT. You're trying to break us!  

YAY! IT'S JASON BACK IN THE HOUSE!

But that doesn't redeem these two hours of torture at the moment. 

75 comments:

SueGee said...

Me too Jackie. I do have two computers but I'm trying split screen. Waiting to see if the WiFi is good enough and the show is interesting to keep the all access past the free first week LOL

I do like shows on my time zone however!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Jackie said...

I've got my split screens going. We'll see how posting goes!

tbc said...

Watching Code Black right now. Waiting to see who's in. Jason or Jozea (hate typing it)?

Anonymous said...

If you have appletv, roku, amazon tv. You can watch on your tv using an app.

SueGee said...

sound sucks picture freezing

David said...

OK, this is going to be a long introduction segment. My internet can barely keep up. Better not try to do anything else. lol

David said...

Wow, just posting was enough to pause it and take me off live.

Jackie said...

No can do, Anon. I don't have a tablet or a smartphone. I'm old school.

SueGee said...

Doing better using two different browsers too. YIKES

SueGee said...

Video on explorer, chatting on Chrome

SueGee said...

Scott is proud that he is a debt collector???

Jackie said...

He apparently has low goals in life. At least being a repo guy might add excitement!

monty924 said...

Hey everyone... the debt collector just got the curse of the first one in the door

monty924 said...

This is going to be hard. I need two computer screens, lol

SueGee said...

I have two computers and this is going to take both I think

monty924 said...

That's the ticket. Kicking him out of the bedroom so I can have the big screen computer and my laptop for blogging, lol. Yeah right, like that's going to happen. :)))

Jackie said...

I'm doing okay using a split screen.

T-Town Chick said...

This. Is. So. Boring!

monty924 said...

25 minutes in and only two hamsters. This is going to take all night.

tbc said...

I take it "over the top" is a bit of a stretch at the moment?

monty924 said...

Exactly, tbc! Shane's in now so three at 29 minutes. Ten more to go...

T-Town Chick said...

I don't usually watch the live feeds and barely watch BBAD. This is brutal.

Jackie said...

Not the season premiere approach I would have chosen. But they didn't ask me!

Michelle May Carpintero said...

This is sooooooooo boring.

SueGee said...

I agree chick. This is so slow

monty924 said...

I can see Shane and Morgan hooking up. He's looking for a showmance, but I can't remember if she was the one who said she didn't want a showmance.

Jackie said...

They should have shoved them all through the door blindfolded at the same time.

SueGee said...

I guess they are leaving us in live feed format, no hostess prompting??

Jackie said...

Julie probably costs too much to have her for the whole hour!

monty924 said...

I agree, Jackie. I want to see who comes in between Jason and Jozea and it will probably be 3:00 in the morning at this pace, lol

SueGee said...

LOL Jackie I was thinking the same thing!

monty924 said...

#4

David said...

OMG, now I remember why I gave up on CBS all access. The constant starting and stopping of shows, and the feeds. Just being boring is not enough, I have to endure constant buffering also.

Since I can't watch until early in the mornings because of bandwidth issues, everyone have a great night and I hope Jason is the one who comes in. I will check later to see if anyone is still around once all the peeps are finally inside.

Michelle May Carpintero said...

This has got to last longer than an hour. No way they'll be able to introduce 8 more people in 25 minutes at this pace.

SueGee said...

Its almost time for Survivor here...I can multitask but that might be too much

Jackie said...

By the time they all get in, I'll have to go to bed!

monty924 said...

I think Neeley might have a Danielle R. vibe. I might like her.

monty924 said...

Aww, sorry to see you go David. Have a good night and will catch you tomorrow. Hoping for Jason here too!!

monty924 said...

Coming in a little faster now. #5

SueGee said...

I want to see the sisters react

Anonymous said...

It is not a cbs problem. You need more internet bandwidth. I had CBS AA all season without any problems.

monty924 said...

Anon, David knows that. He's stuck with crappy internet and he's talked about it her before. Chill!!

Did you catch Neeley giving Shelby the side eye? lol

monty924 said...

#6 Cornbread

Jackie said...

Anon - David lives in a very rural area. He can't get better bandwidth.

Anonymous said...

The South will rise again

Jackie said...

Oh my gosh, this is dragging out. No wonder the real show doesn't ever show this part!

SueGee said...

ok sound off and chat closed. gonna watch survivor but keep an eye on the new houseguests Maybe I'll be back in an hour??? You might be waiting

monty924 said...

I've got the sound down low and watching TV. I'll wait until they all get in there and we see who we voted back in and like Jackie I'll have to go to bed, lol.

Anon, I wasn't being snippy with my comment. We know David's issues with internet because he's been a regular here for years. He doesn't have the option to increase the bandwith. I remember when I was in that boat and the only option I had was dial up. Like Jackie said, in many rural areas, options are limited.

T-Town Chick said...

I'm out too. Scott is giving me the creeps.

Judi Sweeney said...

Bless your heart Jackie and everyone trying to give us information.... I wonder why they did one at a time!

Jackie said...

Huh. Maybe the rest have been kidnapped?

monty924 said...

My feeds just crashed, lol. I'll check back at midnight. Hopefully Jason will be in there by then. :))

Anonymous said...

I had nothing to do with your feeds crashing Monty.

SueGee said...

I'm watching during the commercials on Survivor....this is not a good beginning I can see the divides already with the sound off

Jackie said...

Well, when they do the comps and stuff on the feeds, that should be good. But this is pure torture and they're dragging out them coming in for way too long.

monty924 said...

Yay, checking back in. Got to try the feeds again...

monty924 said...

Lol @ Anon... I know. They just do sometimes and I was ready to watch TV anyway with this move in pace. All good!!

Judi Sweeney said...

This is extreme torture! Bring in Jason! Please...

SueGee said...

Still hanging in...should I turn the sound back on the feeds??

monty924 said...

IT'S JASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SueGee said...

Yeahhh Jason!!!

monty924 said...

happy dancing

Jackie said...

Yes!

SueGee said...

Now they get their chanmpagne

Judi Sweeney said...

Yah Jason!!! Fantastic

Jackie said...

I'll post an update in the morning!

SueGee said...

Try and get some sleep Jackie..Sweet BB dreams!!

SueGee said...

Now I know why they sent Scott in first - he is dressed like the Wal-Mart greeter!!!

Judi Sweeney said...

Thanks Jackie!!!

monty924 said...

Going to stop watching for tonight. I don't think they'll do a comp until tomorrow. Love, love, love that my votes went to Jason and he's back in!!! Thanks Jackie for giving us a place to comment on the new season. Here's to BBOTT - CHEERS!!!

David said...

Yeah!! Glad it is Jason. I would have loved to see Josea's face when they told him America still doesn't like you. lol

Still not able to watch the feeds yet. Probably about 3 to 4 more hours before I can without constant buffering. Doesn't sound like I am missing anything but a long torture session. lol Wish Centurylink would upgrade their system out here.

Have a good night Jackie. =)

Sharon N said...

SO glad Jason got the votes for another chance!! Reading Jackie's description of how slow this has started, I'm glad I don't have All Access now!! And if they don't start picking this up faster, they might lose some viewers.

David,
I can't remember if you have the option for Comcast internet... or are you too far out for cable? I finally go SO tee'd off by C-Link that I shipped every piece of their equipment back and canceled all services... and switched internet and home phone through Comcast (tv is through DirecTV).

I could have switched my home phone through Verizon as well since I have Verizon cell service (would home phone would only be about $20-25/month). Depending on satisfaction with Comcast, when the contract is up there's still a possibility of switching to Verizon.

David said...

No Sharon, the closest Comcast gets to me is about 5 miles away in the little town. I have looked at other options for internet, satellite, Wi-Fi, but I use too much data per month and they flat out refused without putting a cap on me. According to my net speed monitor I have used 63.4GB of data this month so far and a few more days to go. Which seems amazing to me considering the speed I have.

C-link system is so over loaded in my area they will not take any new customers. Thats why I have to wait for "normal" people to go to bed before I can get full speed out of it. When I put my address into their website it says no internet service is available to me. Good thing I got it way back when it was first available or I would have nothing. lol

There is no other option for phone or internet for me unfortunately.

Ashes said...

Thank God we have never seen the initial get to know your house guests before. The only one who has annoyed so far is Shelby. Calm down Chica!!!! That said I really like those who are observing Neely, Shane, and Justin. Jason adds so much and so far has played an excellent game off I went out early and let's just enjoy the moment new all know w he has the cutthroat in him.

Judi Sweeney said...

I agree David... Would have loved to see Jozea's face! He is so clueless as to people just don't like him!