Big Brother Canada is Back and I'm Freaking Out

I’ve been watching Big Brother since I was 8 years old and it’s by far my favourite reality television show. Multiple contestants are put in a house to live together for 3 months. Every week, one person wins a Head of Household competition, which allows them to nominate two houseguests for eviction. There’s also a Power of Veto competition – the winner can choose to change one of the nominations, or keep them the same. This continues until only 2 houseguests remain, and the winner is chosen by a jury of the evicted houseguests.

This year, houseguests are competing for a grand prize of $100,000, a home furnishing makeover from Leon’s worth $25,000, $10,000 worth of groceries from Summer Fresh, and a dream vacation for two anywhere in the world from Contiki Holidays. The runner up also wins $20,000.  

Naturally, I would love to be on Big Brother Canada someday. I spent years and years wishing I was an American citizen so I could audition, but then, thankfully, the Big Brother gods took pity on me and gave us a Canadian version. The 7th season started two weeks ago, and I’m already obsessed. I’ll try not to give away too many spoilers!

This year’s theme is spies, lies, and espionage. The Big Brother house has turned into their headquarters, and every houseguest is an asset.

In week one alone, there have been some great twists. On the first night, one member was chosen to enter the house first and spy on the other guests from a secret room. Within that room was also a hidden Power of Veto (which they haven’t mentioned since, but I’m very excited for when they do). On top of that, there’s another hidden room in the house, which is littered with boxes and files of seemingly meaningless information. All of the players have found this room and studied its contents, but we have yet to see what the point of it is.

As of right now, there are very few alliances. I’m hoping we’ll see more develop within the next few weeks, as having solid relationships with others is what gets you far in this game. Some contestants on previous seasons have made it down to the final five without winning a single competition. Therefore, it’s good to be likeable.

I’m extremely excited to see how this season plays out. I love watching the competitions and the friendships that form within the house. It’s always entertaining to see how people manipulate each other as well. As of right now, I’m rooting for Mark from Edmonton, but we’ll see what happens. 

Big Brother Canada is on Global three times a week: Wednesday at 7pm, Thursdays at 8pm, and Sunday at 8pm. If you don’t watch it this season, make sure you do next year, so you can (hopefully) see me on it!