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Big Brother 21 Week 3 Recap: An Evicted Player Returns To The Game…Now What?

A mostly frustrating, painful week in the Big Brother House has now culminated with the first-ever “Camp Comeback” competition, where one of the first four evicted house guests returned to the game. So where do things go from here?

I’ll try to avoid spoilers above the warning label, but as I do at the beginning of every one of my Survivor recaps, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you are caught up on all of the aired episodes of Big Brother 21. If you are not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments since the last recap, so if you need to go further back please click on the “Big Brother” Topic on this page to access past recaps…also, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap, but is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

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Big Brother 21 Week 2 Recap: What’s Really Going Down In The Big Brother House?

We all know that Big Brother is a Reality TV show, with the “Reality” part being a bit of a stretch. It’s been around for so long now that it has a built-in fan-base who all know what to expect (you know, the “unexpected”) and most of whom know that they are tuning-in in order to mentally tune-out…this is not really a show that is going to test your intellect, but is instead a fun, cheesy Summer-time diversion.

We all accept, for example, the different costumes the houseguests are forced to wear, and there is great anticipation for our annual visit from both Zing-bot and OTEV, among the other red meat that the producers throw their fans each season.  But we also know in our hearts that much of what we see on TV is a fabrication, a “version” of what is really going on, and that the confessionals are mostly lines being fed to the players (I hope this isn’t ruining the facade for those that somehow were unaware of the manipulative narrative that exists across not just this one, but of many Reality Shows across the TV landscape).

So what am I getting at, and why now? Because anyone who happens to be following the Big Brother Live Feeds this season knows that – this season more than ever – there is a real disconnect between what and who we are seeing on TV thus far, and who these people are revealing themselves to be in “real life” on the live feeds. Do you not know what I’m referring to? Read on!

I’ll try to avoid spoilers above the warning label, but as I do at the beginning of every one of my Survivor recaps, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you are caught up on all of the aired episodes of Big Brother 21. If you are not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments since the last recap, so if you need to go further back please click on the “Big Brother” Topic on this page to access past recaps…also, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap, but is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE, AND THIS IS YOUR LAST *SPOILER* WARNING!

Big Brother 21 Week 1 Recap: The Comeback Kids

So I’m back for the first Big Brother 21 Recap since after the Premiere Episode…have you bitches been conspiring against me???

I’ll try to avoid spoilers above the warning label, but as I do at the beginning of every one of my Survivor recaps, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you are caught up on all of the aired episodes of Big Brother 21. If you are not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments since the last recap, so if you need to go further back please click on the “Big Brother” Topic on this page to access past recaps…also, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap, but is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE, AND THIS IS YOUR LAST *SPOILER* WARNING!

Big Brother 21 Premiere Recap: Camp Is In Session!

You know that Summer has officially started when it’s time for some Big Brother! Everybody’s favorite cheese-fest returned for its 21st season on Tuesday night, introducing us to 16 all-new contestants who will be competing over the next three months in front of the 80+ cameras in the Big Brother house. There is bound to be lots of backstabbing, bro and show-mances galore, and more slop than you can shake a stick at, as these brave souls vie for the half-million dollar prize.

I too will be here all Summer covering the show for Reality Tea, and giving this awesome Reality TV-loving community a place to chat and comment on all of the happenings inside the Big Brother House. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comment section below!

I’ll try to avoid spoilers above the warning label, but as I do at the beginning of every one of my Survivor recaps, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you have already seen this week’s Premiere Episode of Big Brother 21. If you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments of the episode, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap. It is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

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Meet The Cast of Big Brother 21!

Today, CBS has announced the all-new cast that will compete on everybody’s favorite Summer reality show, Big Brother! It’s the 21st installment of the show, and contrary to popular belief, this season does NOT feature any returning players…but that doesn’t mean that the cast comes without twists!

I’m honored to announce that I’ll be covering this upcoming season of Big Brother 21 right here on Reality Tea! But more on that later, let’s meet the 16 new contestants of Big Brother!

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Dirty Deed

We all know that little boys are made of snips and snails and puppy dog tails, and that little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Well whoever is responsible for making Sandra and Michaela (and Deb for that matter), they may want to check their sugar jar, because these gals seem to have been made up with a disproportionate amount of spice. Luckily for them, revenge is sweet, especially when it comes in the form of a Survivor #blindside.

It was the second-straight “good” to “very good” episode in a row and this season is definitely beginning to heat up and live up to its “Game Changers” name, but before we go over-confidently to Tribal Council without bringing all of our belongings with us, please be warned that there are spoilers to follow, as we will be discussing in detail the events that took place during Episode 4 of Survivor: Game Changers.

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The Tables Have Turned

Last week’s episode of Survivor gave us an early game-changing surprise when it split the remaining 18 contestants into three new tribes, just six days into the game. For tonight’s Episode 3 (or 4 if you consider the two-hour Premiere as two episodes), the producers have another twist up their sleeves: There will be not just one, but TWO Tribal Councils tonight…yes it is double the Survivor fun crammed into just one normal hour.

So what can we expect heading into tonight’s episode? Let’s go over what you may be able to anticipate as we barrel towards tonight’s new crazy episode. And in case you missed last week’s episode, here is the Episode 2 Recap as well as the Exit Interview with the contestant that went home last week.

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Survivor premiere

Survivors ready? It’s about that time folks, as the world’s greatest Reality TV competition show is back for its 33rd go-around. Wednesday night, Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X begins (gee thanks CBS, for the short title this season…that will be fun typing out over and over!), with a 90-minute Premiere Episode.

I’m here to get you primed and ready for tonight’s episode and for this season as a whole. So whether you are an oldie-but-goodie Gen-Xer (like me!), an entitled Millennial brat (I kid…sorta), or a Baby Boomer still trying to figure out how to work your DVR, there’s truly something for everybody this season on Survivor… so let’s dive right in as to what you can expect not only from Jeff Probst and company, but from this column.

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