We didn't get to watch the second episode of the Big Brother season last night. We are planning on catching up on it this weekend but wanted to talk about something I thought about yesterday that worries me about this season. And it's Paul.
I wasn't a big Paul fan last year so I'm sure my opinion here is skewed. But the two big things I remember feeling about Paul last year were 1) he is good in small doses, not large doses and 2) he often thought everything in the game revolved around him and freaked out when they didn't.
I remember from his season last year thinking that if something didn't go the way he wanted in the house, instead of going with it and trying to adapt to it he got loud and aggressive. It was almost as if he thought the show revolved around him and he was the star of the season.
Now this year, it appears that is going to be the case anyways. Big Brother brought in Paul, and only Paul, to return with a cast of new players. He is the only returning player. I'm not a Big Brother historian or have the memory to recall this but has that ever happened before? Has Big Brother ever just brought back ONE returning player? It basically makes Paul the star of the show.
Not only that but he is heavily featured. An interesting chart I've found on Twitter this season is a Diary Room chart. It tracks how many times on the show each contestant gets a diary room video aired. Just a nice way to track who is getting screen time and minutes on the show. Paul is a clear second so far through two episodes to Cody, which means Paul is getting a lot of screen time so far.
Just something to keep an eye on. Maybe the trend will change but making Paul the focal point of the season would be a bad move in my eyes.
So Jay-Z dropped a new album last night, but did it on Tidal? Impressive for a 47 year old man to make me feel old but I have no idea what Tidal is. Apparently Kayne West did the same thing at one point but I've never heard a single person in my life talk about Tidal in person. I'm going to go Google it now and let you know what comes up.
Ok, so after a quick 5-minute dive down TIDAL (It's all capitalized I guess) apparently it's a music streaming service from Sprint. But it seems crazy expensive. $9.99 a month for the basic service and $19.99 a month for the high end service. But I guess maybe if you don't pay per song, maybe it evens out. But I don't think you have access to all songs like you do on iTunes, only certain artists that have agreed to have their work on TIDAL. I think....again, only 5 minutes of research here.
Anyways, don't think I'll be signing up for that today. If you want to though, looks like you can get a free trial of TIDAL to hear the new Jay-Z album.
Well after going 4-0 with my Week 1 predictions for the new Big 3 league, I have to make some picks for Week 2. Still have some concerns about these games being shown on TV the following day instead of live but think we are still in wait and see mode. In this first year of the league I'm sure they will work some kinks out as they go. I am encouraged by the fact they are making rule changes in Week 2 after seeing how the first game went. The big change is making games go to 50 points now instead of 60 to speed up the games.
Anyways, here's the lineup for Sunday's Week Two action:
Game 1: Ball Hogs (0-1) vs. Tri-State (0-1)
Game 2: Trilogy (1-0) vs. Three Headed Monstars (1-0)
Game 3: Power (1-0) vs. Killer 3's (0-1)
Game 4: 3's Company (1-0) vs. Ghost Ballers (0-1)
This week give me Tri-State, Trilogy, Power, and Ghost Ballers.