Has 'Big Brother' Season 14 gone from worst to first?

big-brother-14-cast-HOH.jpgA little over two weeks ago, we wrote an op-ed about "Big Brother 14" possibly being the worst season of the show ever. It certainly was rivaling Season 9, which took place in the winter during the writers' strike.

However, in the past week, the show has pretty much redeemed all of the crap we put up with all summer long in one fell swoop, courtesy of Dan Gheesling.

Dan went into 24-hour solitary confinement nominated and probably on his way out the door, since who is going to evict non-threat Danielle over huge threat Dan? But he hatched a plan that still would've been fun to watch had it not worked, but since it did? Amazing.

It doesn't hurt that Frank and Jenn, with no real alliance and not exactly the world's most cutthroat gamers, were ripe for the picking. But that probably went into Dan's thinking when devising this devious scheme.

Not only was it a huge move, but it gave us a day of fireworks on the feeds that this season has been severely lacking. These hamsters are so boring most of the time. They generally get along, they don't put on funny skits or play silly games, they just sit around and stare at each other. So it was nice to see some life in the house.

Furthermore, the best possible thing has happened to continue to make the season interesting. This is about to get into the live feeds talk, so don't keep reading if you don't want to know who the new HOH is.
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The best part about "Big Brother" is watching the power flip-flop back and forth in the house. And Ian was completely devastated by Britney's eviction, But with the aid of a challenge tailor-made for him, he has stormed back to win Head of Household. Which should keep things very interesting in the house.

Now, so far Ian seems to have re-aligned with the Quack Pack, which we think is a mistake on his part. Ian not seeing how much of an evil genius Dan is is really surprising. Furthermore, since Frank can't play in this week's HOH, why not target Dan this week and Frank the next?

Ian has to know that those two are the only ones that stand between him and the money. The three of them have been the biggest gamers -- there's no way Shane, Danielle, Joe or Jenn beat any of them out for the prize. So re-aligning with Dan seems pretty foolish on Ian's part.

Still, the "Big Brother 14" season appears to be moving in the right direction for a dynamite finish. Does that rank it up there as the best season ever? Probably not. A season has to be pretty good wall-to-wall to earn that honor. We'd have to give each season a serious look back to pick the best. But 14 has definitely just stepped up its game considerably. Can't wait to see how it ends.
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