I don’t know why I used an Aaryn pic. Just because I guess
It’s a relatively quiet time in the Big Brother 15 house right now, as the veto ceremony will likely take place tomorrow, and that’s typically when the final push for votes really starts. That has me thinking about the game strategy, and how the MVP will work.
The big twist this season is that fans will vote on a weekly MVP who apparently gets power to nominate a 3rd person. Julie Chen was all pumped up to use Rachel’s line ‘Floaters grab a life vest’, but does this twist actually do much to stop floaters?
Each week a random person will be the HoH, and depending on the competition, I really mean random. I’ve seen some crazy underdogs win it many times from dumb luck. So when that happens, the person typically puts up two people from the other alliance, and has a third ready to go in the event of a veto. The MVP will come along and nominate someone, but what motive do they have to put up a floater?
This week, Elissa was named MVP and she put up one of the stronger players, so it’s clear she wasn’t instructed to only put up one of a few select people America considers ‘floaters’. When you factor in the MVP can be completely anonymous, which is a huge advantage, why would they want to waste that on someone who has no impact on the game? That makes no sense to me.
The MVP each week will be the most popular player, and Big Brother should have known that from the start. Unless they start pulling a Survivor where only 3 options are available (all players who made bold moves), then that will just be a popularity contest with the ‘Jordan’ of the season winning each week. When that happens, it’s basically going to give the fan favorite’s alliance more power than they already had, and end up turning the game more one-sided than it could potentially be.
Another thing to think of, even if they force the MVP to vote only ‘floaters’, that will end up making their nomination irrelevant as that floater will turn into a pawn. So either the MVP (or most popular player) is doing the opposite of the intended purpose and putting up the strongest players each week, or they’re forced to put up floaters who will become invisible next to the two nominated players.
Yes, I put a lot of thought into it, but I don’t think this MVP thing is going to work out anywhere near the way CBS felt it would have. Hopefully it does, but I just think the MVP twist actually gives floaters more of a chance to coast through the game.
What are your thoughts on the MVP twist this season?