July 13, 2005

It's a Summer of Secrets!

I feel so guilty. Ever since the end of the last Amazing Race (a.k.a. the start of my sabbatical), I have neglected one of my favorite sites, TVgasm.

I don't watch any of the shows they were still covering after that point and, like so many blogs that I haven't been visiting like I used to, I let them fall a bit by the wayside.

But, oh, baby, they're back and better than ever! Yes, Big Brother has begun its sixth incarnation and the 'gasm recaps are hitting their stride. For Big Brother 6, CBS has abandoned any pretense of including "regular" people, like any who are older, or freakish, or who don't look killer in a swimsuit. (Don't believe me? Click on that last link and check out the cast photos at the top. Then wait for just a minute as the main photos rotate through 'til you get to the one with the huge title "How We Love Howie," and I think you'll see what we're dealing with this time around.) This year's theme is "Summer of Secrets" and you can bet they're going to beat that one into the ground. There are secret alliances, secret rooms, secret safes, secret videosscreens and (no doubt) Secret deodorant as a potential sponsor of a secret sweepstakes.

And, as if that weren't enough, there's a new feature on CBS's site for the show. Former houseguests are blogging about their experiences and observations on this season. Not sure how it qualifies as "Revenge of the Houseguests," but it's somewhat interesting.

But honestly, for every bit of eye-rolling goofiness on (or simply about) the show, there's a treasure-trove of gems about each moment in the recaps. Plus, there's always the Chenbot; there's a wonderfully Chenerific montage up right now. Having TVgasm's recaps truly makes watching the show so much more fun. Hope you'll tune in soon and then stop by to see how B-Side will crack you up with the best screen captures and commentary this side of...well...anywhere.