There you have it, the end of BB06 and Jamie was the winner. I’m glad that someone interesting with a real personality won it this year. He really did contribute to the drama in the house and for that reason, I think him a worthy winner.
Camilla did put her heart into it and showed her true character. She was the mouthpiece for the other housemates when they wouldn’t speak out against new personalities, in particular, Perry. I do think she would have been extremely difficult to live with, but she also was a major contributor to the drama and interest in the house. I think the final three were all worthwhile finalists.
This year’s grand finale show was a massive effort. I think it is the biggest production yet. It was nice to see all of the former housemates come back to watch the show with Jamie and Camilla. The dramatic lovers reunion with Jamie and Katie was as well staged as their farewell kiss. The drinks in the house were a nice touch too, but for the housemates it would have seemed far too short a time. It was more for the benefit of the viewers.
The announcement of the winner was shifted back into the house this year. I think they must have realised that the way they did it last year was a disservice to the runner up. I think it is better in the house… we get to watch the winner pace around the house in hysterics!
John and Ashley weren’t invited back to the grand finale which must have made them feel awful. I know I would feel like crap if that was me. I’m glad that their ejection from the house wasn’t excluded in the season recap.
The Underneath the Radar cover version that Danielle performed with the aid of the housemate dancers was fun. It would have taken a lot of guts for me to go out dressed like Gaelan and Dino! Rob was funny with his cheerleader skirt too! I bet Krystal was pissed off that she missed to opportunity to sing instead of Danielle.
It was also good that the Friday Night Games people got to make an appearance on the final show. They have been a big part of the show this year and should be acknowledged. I can’t believe last night was the first time that Gretel Killeen and Mike Goldman have appeared on camera together. Is it just me or did Gretel seem to have a kind of arrogance toward Mike as if she thinks is the true star of the show. Mike works a lot harder each series with his voiceovers, Up Late and Friday Night Games.
So, all in all, it has been an interesting season. As I have mentioned previously, I think the actual show would have been more interesting if the housemates had have been more diverse and Big Brother was more cheeky than mean. There were a lot of good points, with the addition of the one hour weekend recap on Sunday nights before the eviction show. The added dimension of the 2SAVE votes was also good. I thought it was a pity that Adult’s Only didn’t make it to the end of the season. Next year, if there is a series, AO should be more personality than sex driven… but make sure the humorous montages are retained!
Finally I would personally like to thank all of visitor to Brad’s Big Brother Blog. It has been an interesting ride for someone with very little previous success in blogging. I have had over 57,000 hits since the start of the series. I would also dearly like to thank all of the regular commenters… you most of all have made this worthwhile. It’s nice to talk about Big Brother and to me, discussing it is what it’s all about.
All the best,