Not very happy with this secret, whilst this has been a good task, they will ruin it by dragging it out too long. There have been too many 24/7 tasks this year. What is needed is for a few weeks where they can just live normally in the house. They only need 2 or 3 tasks per season that disrupt life in the house 24/7 - not one every week.
I agree with all that. I would hope for some "normalcy" (whatever that means in this context) to the house for a change. I'd like a task which would only take 6 to 8 hours per day and didn't require them to stay awake all night or guard anything, or work in shifts, and wasn't based on forced inequality but rather on cooperation among all housemates. Something where everyone works for a common goal during the day and can then relax a bit and socialize on their "free time" at evenings/nights without needing to think about the task all the time. There could be separate daily evening tasks (something light and fun that doesn't take too long and isn't too exhausting mentally or physically) during the week to break the dullness, of course.
You said you didn't watch
, too... and click on the "CC" button for English subtitles) or
. Those seasons weren't nearly as harsh, twisted, or "demanding" as this one, in my opinion, and they had more parties which were just parties for the sake of having a party... with music and all! (Which BB seems to use sparingly this season.) Then again, many BB fans thought many of the tasks weren't too interesting in BBF5 and BBF6, and many of the housemates back in those seasons were maybe a bit too young and airheaded happy-go-lucky types to begin with. But the general mood was definitely lighter and more positive than what we've seen this season... so far.
BBF6 included a couple of housemates from the earlier seasons as intruders and one of them even won the whole thing, which was a bit of a downer. When those old housemates entered the house it kind of changed the setup for the whole season and made it disfavorable for the original housemates. BBF6 also featured as many as three stupid "disappearances" of the original housemates: two were forcibly ejected because of a breach of rules and one took the 24 hours option and quit.
Then again, I quite liked the latter part of that season. There were two great female housemates in BBF6,
, - the redheads of the house - who were both "living on the moment" kind of people: sincere with their feelings and reactions, with no penchant for scheming or playing games. They both started getting more visibility and growing in importance somewhere around the midpoint of the season. (Here's
. What's a little freezing sleet shower to a
? Nothing, I guess.) There was also a great exchange week with Celebrity Big Brother Slovenia where the Finnish housemates needed to lie about Finland to the Slovene exchange housemate, Sandra, all the time. (They invented alternative history and culture for the country, came up with false legends and
which they needed to follow through and perform themselves the entire week, etc.... and the poor exchange housemate bought it all. At the end of the week, she was very shocked and disappointed to find out the strange fake "Finland" she had believed in and taught about and lived in didn't really exist... Fortunately, she soon recovered from the initial disappointment about the mindfuck she had been subjected to and could then laugh about the whole thing.)
The exchange week in BBF5 was pretty nice as well. There are a lot of video clips of that on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/mikaoonake#g/u http://www.youtube.com/user/kitek09#g/uhttp://www.youtube.com/user/The1Finland1#g/u
(I mean the clips which have "Cathy" in their title. Cathy is the name of the Filipino exchange housemate who visited the BBF5 house. You may want to press the "Load more" button a couple of times to see all the clips. Or try the "Date added" link to change the ordering of the clips so that they will appear in chronological order and maybe show up sooner on the list. Actually, there's enough material on Youtube about this exchange you can pretty much watch it in its entirety, from the beginning when she enters the house via the Talk Show studio to the end when she leaves the house. And the clips are numbered in chronological order, too.)
This season, it has been a bit hard to pick a true favorite among the housemates. Scheming - which they allowed from the get-go for the first time ever - and the surprising number of couples that have formed have strained the personal relationships and social dynamics between the housemates in a way that maybe wasn't present in earlier seasons... but I think the atmosphere is still far better than in BBF4 where it was really tense at times.
As for the current events in the BBF house, the residents of Heaven were ordered to go outside in the yard. Meanwhile, the residents of Hell were allowed to take a shower and change into clean bikinis/boxers, but they then needed to paint themselves with black body paint. (Or is that liquid latex?) Currently, there's a SingStar karaoke party going on. The residents of Hell need to hold up the microphone for the residents of Heaven who are singing. (Or "singing".)
One of the more popular choices for a karaoke song among the housemates appears to be Jenni Vartiainen's "
" ("In Front of People"). Another favorite of the housemates is "
" ("In the Wedding") by Jare & VilleGalle. One of the songs played is "
" ("The Same Woman") by Chisu.
Edit: Salar, who has been pumping the Device of Purgatory so that the residents of Heaven can have their karaoke party, is apparently not feeling too well: he was about to faint. He is in the diary room now.