Yikes! Big Brother! The last 3 have been complete disappointments, so much so that I almost canceled my subscription, just to punish DSTV (how now? You ask). I have been known to do stranger self punishing things, to punish others. So, when the Big Brother All Stars was announced, I threw a shoe at my minuscule TV (did I mention I love my TV to death even though you need a magnifying glass to view it?).
For some strange reason, plus me being relatively human, I was curious. Especially since it promised to be an all Star House! Come 18th July 2010, 8:00 p.m., and, like the other almost humans and humans alike, I got myself some glue and stuck myself in front of my Minuscule set. A walk-through the house and I was all drools. Warning: You do not want to be near me when I do drools. That, coupled with the fact that the evening entertainment was provided by the one, the only Sean Paul (sporting a Mohawk! I kid you not!), didn’t hurt a bit.
Anticipation in my house ran high. Everyone was hushed to ensure that I do not miss even a single line of make-up of the said celebrities. They came in, one after the other, the housemates to include:
Mwisho – Tanzania, Jeniffer – Mozambique, Paloma – Zambia, Munya – Zimbabwe, Code – Malawi, Yakob – Ethiopia, Sheila – Kenya, Sammy – Ghana, Kaone – Botswana, Merily – Namibia, Udi – Nigeria, Lerato – South Africa, Hannington – Uganda, Tatiana – Angola
It is important to note that though we were expecting a completely different set of Stars, we were given previous Big Brother housemates. I am reserving my harsh comments here. Did I mention my poor TV suffered another shoe attack upon this observation?
Whether out of nervousness or inexperience (O come on, I didn’t say I can do a better job…) presenter Eku was not hitting all the proper notes, but as the show went on, she did up her game. Ike was not shabby at all. He’s all grown up in this presentation gig!
Now, after the excitement, the 91 days start counting today. As I said earlier, the previous 3 Big Brother runs have been major disappointments. I shall be watching the All Stars one intently, to see what, other than the killer décor has changed. *Insert Anton Ego’s (Ratatouille) voice here* Pray you don’t disappoint me!
Note: Happy Birthday Nelson Madiba Mandela. Let this day respectably be Nelson Mandela International Day, as per the United Nations Declaration.