TV Talk: Who Will Be Final 3 in Big Brother 20 ?

By Olivia Norwood, Edited by Anthony Peyton

In honor of final 3 being solidified after tonight’s live eviction, we’ll be discussing our thoughts on Big Brother 20 nearing the finale night on Wednesday.

Our second TV Talk, was about my own thoughts on the beginning of the season and the show all together as it was my first time watching it. I had listed my top 5 favorite houseguests and as crazy as it is, those people became final 5. Sam, Tyler, JC, Kaycee, and Angela. My thoughts, of course, have changed on certain houseguests but, nonetheless they made it to final 5. So they must have done something right.

As fate would have it, Sam was evicted last night with JC winning his first HOH (Head of Household). This left the Level 6 alliance (Tyler, Kaycee, and Angela) fighting for their chance to stay. JC made his nominations for eviction with Angela and Kaycee on the block. Being the Comp Beast that Kaycee is, she won the Power of Veto to take herself off of the block, putting up Tyler next to Angela. Kaycee joins alumni Janelle, Dani, and Paul in winning the most consecutive vetoes with 5 wins.

Tonight, the budding showmance “Tangela” will be sitting side-by-side on the chopping block. Who will be making their way to the jury house? Will Angela or Tyler face the wrath of “The Hive/FOUTE”? Let’s make a prediction: Kaycee is in a final 2 with Tyler but there is a chance that she could pick Angela to stay because of the irrational fear that she couldn’t win against the Puppetmaster. Either way, the showmance has done nothing to maintain good graces with the jury.

Either way, Kaycee will be the winner of Big Brother 20.

Onto something non-houseguest related. On the Thursday, September 13th live eviction, Julie Chen made the shocking statement of ending the show with “Outside of the Big Brother house, I’m Julie Chen Moonves”. What made this so scandalous was ‘Moonves’ as it is her husband Les’, the former CEO of CBS, last name. This was done intentionally as her husband recently resigned from his position after the reporting of four allegations of sexual harassment. Using her married name was a small, yet impactful defiance against CBS and Chen has already resigned from her spot on ‘The Talk’. Whether or not Chen will continue her career on Big Brother is still unanswered but, she will likely be leaving.

This may be Julie Chen’s last season, but this will not be the last of Big Brother. With the speculation of next season being the second ‘All Stars’ season, I am confident that BBUS will be back next summer for another 90 days of backdoors, betrayals, and blindsides.

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TV Talk: A Tremendous and Hazardous Life in Hollyoaks

By Anthony Peyton, Edited by Olivia Norwood

Welcome to Hollyoaks, where a disaster is waiting around every corner, every single day of the week. That’s right, we are talking about the 2014 Best British Soap Opera winner, Hollyoaks! Given that the majority of our viewership is American, I’m assuming that the bulk of you haven’t heard of this game changing soap.

Hollyoaks is one of few soaps that is actually targeted towards a younger audience, between ages 16 and 35. It sits with Emmerdale, Coronation Street, EastEnders, and Doctors yearly on the panel of nominees at the British Soap Awards.

The show began in 1995 and has always been known for taking incredibly dangerous risks in their storylines. To name just a few topics that Hollyoaks has taken it upon themselves to cover, we have anorexia and bulimia (which have been used for both male and female characters), domestic abuse in a homosexual relationship, teen pregnancy, and deaths of family and friends.

Honestly, that only scratches the surface of what they cover, as they’ve covered hundreds more topics since they began in 1995. Although several of them have created societal controversy, the writers of each storyline carefully make it so each story has an excellent moral at the end, or some way that you at home can work through your issues.

Although the cast began at a very limited 15 members, it has since grown to nearly 60, each character with their own life and own storylines to cover. Not quite 20 members have been on the show for over five years at this point, as many of the originals left in 2008.

Where this would falter some shows, Hollyoaks makes it so you are just as interested in the new characters as you were in the old ones, which is something not many television shows can do anymore.

This doesn’t take away from the Hollyoaks veterans who have been on the show for over five years. In fact, it only gives you reason to love them more. This happens in the case of Tony Hutchinson (played by Nick Pickard), a character who has been on the show since 1995 and viewers have had the honor of watching him turn into the amazing character he is today. We see another character, Ste Hay (played by Kieron Richardson), go from a domestic abuser, to discovering his sexuality, to a domestic abuse victim, to losing his husband, to getting married again.

Hollyoaks gives the wonderful opportunity to watch characters grow into new people, no matter new or old. Every single one provides a different storyline and personality for people at home to connect with in some way or another. It’s a soap opera that lives on and on, as it continually receives support from communities all over the world.