Thought I'd be the one to start the inevitable Big Brother thread. Per request, a link to the cast list: https://www.cbs.com/shows/big_brother/cast/season/24/ The premiere went kind of annoyingly slow cause of the slooooowww way they invited everyone in the house and spent all the time just one by one figuring out what game they'd compete in instead of talking to each other. The Backstage Boss thing seems okay, it's not one of those arbitrarily unfair twists and it forces people to make choices that risk revealing alliances. The only cast member I don't like so far is Taylor. Something about her, she reminds me of the other kids in the pageant in Little Miss Sunshine. She seems like her entire personality revolves around being hot and getting awards for being hot, and she even strains to make human facial expressions. (Obviously they're all hot, but all the other hot people seem to have personalities too.) No ideas yet about who I think is the favorite, cause they just didn't get a chance to talk to each other. I tried watching The Challenge after it. I guess it's a British series or something that's in the US for the first time? I gave it a chance cause it had people from past reality shows I'm happy to see again and it has physical challenges. But it also suffers from slowness, everything but the actual competitions is incredibly boring and doesn't accomplish much. Probably won't watch it but might keep tabs on who's still in and catch the eventual finale.