We’ve known for years that the phrase “reality television” is an oxymoron, but is it actually possible that Big Brother 13, which is doing well for CBS in the ratings, is actually rigged? Okay, rigged might be too strong...
Brendon had once been evicted but with a new quirk in the rules he was allowed to be voted back on by the American public. Well, of course we would vote to bring Brendon back. He's handsome, good at the house contests, and with Rachel the Big Brother house comes to life.
Just as soon as a Head of Household wins the title there begins a political game to rival any congressional cloak room as the contenders bombard the HOH with pleas to join their coalition, deals to protect against eviction, whispers of evil about other contenders.
The pattern that emerges is that fully six of this season's contenders are veterans, experienced in the ways of the Big Brother House and prepared for the many strange challenges. They are competing against a bunch of hapless newbies.