I agree. That said the twist is at least something different. They’ve had isolations before but nothing that involved more than one HG.I really hate the live premieres, it’s just slugs along especially with an ad break after every shitty comp. Like what even was that jewellery one!?
And Poosh or whatever we have to call him already getting Grodners special help is the least surprising twist in 24 seasons 😅
The fact Julie read out which competition one houseguest was going to before it even showed up on the screen during the scanning "process" didn't exactly help this feeling of it being pre-determined.I’m not certain the tickets were as random as they were made out to be. The scanning of the tickets seemed extremely sketch.
Pretty much agree on all of this - the Wednesday to Sunday feels like such a long time, especially when the premieres are fairly luke warm. I'd rather them do something over two nights (as they were with the pre-records), but live. Cut it to an hour and I think the bulk being the walk ins and then a HoH comp at the end (or starting an endurance comp) is fine, and then throw in some sort of live twist on night two.Sorry for the multiple posts but it’s the easiest way to update the premiere.
While I like the idea of a live launch the premiere is easily the weakest episode of the series. 90 minutes to simply see HG’s walk-in and complete in a live competition is not the best way to start the series.
I feel like they could easily have the HG’s enter the house midday do introductions, record a DR or two, and compete in a live HoH comp at the end of the episode.
For what it’s worth they could just scrap the live premiere and have them enter the night before. I know the hardcore fans love the night one feeds but being only a night behind is much better than behind what we used to have pre-BB22.
I also feel like Launching on a Sunday would be a far better night to premiere than Wednesday. With the live premiere they skip Thursday leaving episode two until Sunday. The Sunday premiere has the wait built in with the first eviction the following Thursday. They could easily make the first week 90 minute episodes to make up for the loss of the additional Wednesday episode.
I’m not sold on the idea of having two cycles. I think the main issue with the sluggishness has more to do with the way events are scheduled. If production were willing to sacrifice turn around time and scheduled events closer to when they actual air it would solve the issue of feeling like we’re waiting for the inevitable outcome to happen. Another solution would be to allow for more live events rather than pre-recording them in advance.Pretty much agree on all of this - the Wednesday to Sunday feels like such a long time, especially when the premieres are fairly luke warm. I'd rather them do something over two nights (as they were with the pre-records), but live. Cut it to an hour and I think the bulk being the walk ins and then a HoH comp at the end (or starting an endurance comp) is fine, and then throw in some sort of live twist on night two.
Personally though with them now cutting a couple of weeks off the series I wouldn't mind if they cut a couple more weeks too but went to four episodes a week with two episode eviction cycles. I really think it would benefit from an accelerated format rather than us all knowing on Saturday morning who will be evicted on Thursday night, and merging the noms/veto episode means they don't need the filler comps for Sundays which just never go anywhere.
With a Wed/Thu and Sun/Mon cycle and playing the first week over four episodes and a couple of non-standard weeks at some point in the series (i.e. a Battleback replacing one cycle or just a week which kicks off with an endurance HoH comp allowed to play out over 4 eps rather than 2) they would pretty much match the number of episodes.