Caleb Joins “Survivor!”

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Suzanne Coleman, MD

Hi all!  Are you as excited as I am about seeing Caleb Reynolds from “Big Brother” on “Survivor?”  Omg, when I saw him in the season preview my mouth dropped open!  (Not like Olivia’s though, that would be scary.)

If you didn’t see Caleb on “Big Brother” he was the super built guy from the South who speaks in a nice Southern drawl 🙂  He does crazy karate or something like that and jokes around a lot.  He is a loyal player so that will be cool to see if he is true to himself or if he plays the game more strategically this time.

There have been a lot of people talking on facebook about how Caleb was obsessed with some of the women when he was on “Big Brother.”  It started of with Amber, who was beautiful, though a bit on the skinny side I think; she had green eyes and curly hair and was a gentle person.  He fell for her hard and fast and no matter what she did or said, he thought it was mutual.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t and it took him way too long to hear that she was telling him she wasn’t interested in him.

Through watching him with her and later when he talked about other girls it became obvious that his behavior was really obsessive.  There are a lot of people who get obsessed with other people, or ideas, or politics.  But there’s a point where it just isn’t healthy, for them or those around them.  That’s when you need to start thinking about getting help, like going to counseling.

When being obsessed becomes a problem, it’s probably some form of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.  You can see this in people who shoplift as well.  What they have in common is a feeling that they find hard to ignore, for example it might make them feel like they have to do something or be with someone.  It is hard for them to realize it is unhealthy, because they’ve been like this for a long time, and most likely they grew up with someone similar, so they think it’s normal.  These feelings that they can get can move them to act in ways they might not otherwise, like stealing, or harassing someone to relieve the pressure of the feelings they have inside.

There is treatment for this, and if someone chooses to check into getting help, they’ll likely grow a lot if they go to counseling.  It’s a great way to better understand one’s self and how they can be a better and healthier person, and it works.

So people have all been talking about whether or not Caleb has dealt with any of his obsessive issues.  They are wondering if he will start obsessing over anyone on “Survivor” this year.  If he does, how will it impact his game?  Will he put people off?  Will his obsessive loyalty be his end, or his strength?  You never know!  It all depends on him and the people he ends up playing with this season.

I know that I for one will be glued to the screen to find out!  Hope to see you there 🙂  Feel free to comment below.

 

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Saboteur!

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Suzanne Coleman

Some of the houseguests were overheard speculating about whether or not a saboteur was in the house this season, well I think as of this past week’s episodes we know that there is!

I think Audrey is the saboteur; she has done at least two big things which were pretty obviously saboteurish.  Here they are:

1.  She completely made up a story about trying to backdoor Jason and told it to Jace.  The two nominees for eviction were already firmly in place.  There was no logic in her story at all, and she did it to stir up problems.  It made no sense game-play wise either, as they already had their target locked up with the house’s votes!  It was simply thrown out there to stir up the pot.  Later she lies to the whole group (her “alliance”) and says that Jace wanted to backdoor Jason.  She didn’t get much of a reaction though and Jace called her out for lying right there in front of everyone.  Good for him!  At least he did one thing right before his time was done.

2.  At the first eviction, instead of voting for Jace like everyone else did, she voted for Jackie.  She knew they had the votes to get out Jace, or didn’t care who was voted out, so she threw in a vote for Jackie, knowing it would stir up questions of loyalty and bring up more drama in the house.  There isn’t much of a strong reason for a player to do this at this point.  There are so many people in the house, why would you risk being found out just to cause unnecessary trouble?  I think she’s playing this game for the house, and not for herself.

They also introduced her like she was a part of the network and not just a player, she got more airtime and attention than pretty much anyone else it seemed.

We’ll have to wait and see if she’s an official saboteur or just a REALLY bad player lol!  She clearly likes to stir up problems in the house, so maybe she feels protected by the producers to do that.  Pulling people out of their beds in the middle of the night, does not make you many friends, especially when it was completely unnecessary to do so, and a bit nutso.

She also doesn’t seem to have any real relationships or alliances forming with her housemates, though superficially she says she does, behind their backs, she has that knife poised to stab…

What do YOU think?  Am I right?  Comment away players!

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Big Brother, Where’s the Drama!

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Suzanne Coleman

After watching last night’s episode, I was relieved.  Jason isn’t really annoying at all!  Phew~!  I couldn’t watch another season with someone who has to be the absolute center of attention at all times and will do anything to get it.

Last night we saw lots of very cooperative and collaborative behavior between the houseguests.  It was all too, “nice.”  Things are going too smoothly.  Where’s the drama?!  Is this season going to be all about getting along?  Oh no!  Lol!

There were a few cracks that developed though.  The 3-girl power alliance is weakening (not surprising since it started on day ONE!).  Da’Vonne is afraid that Shelli’s relationship with hottie Clay is going to make her more loyal to him than to her.  And she’s probably right!  We all know how that goes…

Head of Household James is proving that his calm demeanor wasn’t just a flash in the pan, it’s for real.  If he can keep on going this way, my money is on him to get to the end.

Beach boy Jace on the other hand, is racking up danger points pretty darn quick!  He is the supposed back-door target of both Jason and James this week.    But, is her really?  When Jason and James went to talk with Steve (the “nerdy” guy with the glasses), Jason couldn’t look him in the eye.  Uh-oh!  Jason if you’re going to play “Big Brother” and win, you’re going to have to be able to deceive people without giving yourself away!  Maybe Steve is the real target after all.  I think Jason could be a good team-mate but I don’t think he’ll be the winner, he can’t pull off lying and deceiving others well enough.

So now we don’t know, will they really back-door Jace?  Or is Steve the real target this week?  Only time will tell, stay tuned to find out!

 

Big Brother is BACK!

"Big Brother," they're always watching you.   Image:  Petr Novák, Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

“Big Brother,” they’re always watching you. Image: Petr Novák, Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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Suzanne Coleman

Anybody want to talk “Big Brother?!”  Are we excited that it’s FINALLY back on!?!  Holy cow!  Finally.  Phew.  I don’t think I could’ve waited any longer.  Really.  With all this rain we’ve been having, I NEEDED my time in the California sunshine!

Let’s chat about the new guests on the show.  So far, I can see I might be a little annoyed by… a few of them.  I’m not a fan of being annoyed…  Did anybody watch it last summer?  If you did, then you know what I mean about ANNOYING players.  😉  But, they certainly will give us a lot to talk about!

Wednesday was the first episode, and it went pretty well.  I love that guy James’ accent, so cool.  He’s pretty relaxing to listen to, which I have a feeling is going to come in pretty handy, pretty soon.

So on the second episode it starts to get a bit crazy.  All of the 16 guests are now stuffed into the house, falling over the edges of the chairs in the living room because there just aren’t enough seats for everyone there!  The camera starts spending a lot of time of this guy Jace.  I don’t know about you, but I think he’s getting annoying already.  Isn’t he the guy that called a woman he didn’t even know “sweetie” or something like that?  Geez dude, you don’t even know her, how patronizing.  And he’s not even in his 70s!  Just don’t pinch her butt or you’re going get punched in the face.

Then there’s that other guy, Jason, wow.  He’s just too much for me.  I guess I don’t find histrionic personalities fun to watch.  Plus, the whole looking-like-Pee-wee-Herman thing is totally off-putting.  If you didn’t already know, Pee-wee was an odd guy who was in the entertainment business quite a while back.  He was caught masturbating in a children’s movie, surrounded by little kids.  Yeah I know, disgusting.

I’m not sure if I like Da’Vonne or not.  After the first episode I really thought she’d be my favorite, but after last night, I’m not so sure that’s going to be the case.  I am looking forward to seeing if the poker dealer and the poker player can feel each other out.  I bet that they do.  When you’re work in the same field as someone there’s an unwritten language between people.  If one recognizes the other… that could be interesting!  It might just blow up somebody’s game.

Vanessa, the poker player, is going to be interesting to watch.  She was right when she said that reading people, holding your own secrets well, and keeping a calm keel throughout the game will be essential to getting far.

I think Shelli is so cute!  And her attraction to the one and only attractive guy they put on the show is obvious, I mean, she was bright red when she was sitting next to him on the couch.  That’d be Clay the mighty fine farmer-man I’m talking about here.  Any girl would probably be like, “Uh huh, you fine man, come over here and talk to me.”  And Kaitlyn from “The Bachelorette” would probably like him…  I mean, because he’s a farmer, and you all know about her famous field-plowing comment…  😀

I think that Becky the outdoorsy girl from Colorado will probably do well.  I think she’ll fly under the radar because she’s quiet and calm (so far!) versus the others who are so loud and attention-seeking.  Those will be the ones who become everyone’s targets, sooner or later.

I’m a little worried about that guy John.  He looks like he’s sick, so hopefully he’s not.

Predictions on who’s going to the end?  Yikes.  That’s a hard one!  I think Shelli could do well.  She’s very together (except for around that Clay!).  Plus, she’s nice AND pretty so people won’t get too annoyed by having her around.  I think James has a good chance, for similar reasons.  He’s very calm, collected, and not a big guy so he’s not likely to be seen as a male threat, though he did win the first competition.  I think John might be smart enough to do it if his energy doesn’t get the worst of him with the other house guests.  Vanessa talks a good game, but I wouldn’t bet on her until I get to know her better.

So there you have it people, our summer has begun!  Let’s get to it and have fun out there.  Let us know YOUR thoughts in the comments by clicking the comment button above.

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