Once again this season the men on CBS’ “Big Brother” are absolutely dominating. Coming into the game they all knew that strength lies in numbers, and this led them to create the first alliance of the season on their second day. It was called the #BombSquad and was created by the first two Head of Households, Caleb Reynolds and Frankie Grande. They eventually brought in the rest of the guys in the house except Donny and Hayden. Alliance member (and already evicted Houseguest Devin Shepherd) brought in the only two girls to the Bomb Squad before it eventually imploded.
However, it’s not the alliances that have people talking this season. It’s abs, bromances and the lovable token gay Frankie Grande. If his last name sounds familiar it’s because we’ve been hearing his little sister, Ariana Grande, singing with Iggy Azalea all summer.
Frankie is by far the most liked character from this season and has a bubbly personality that seems to be masking his strategic game play fairly well. I’m sure his fans are excited that he’s is doing well in the game and that’s garnering him extra attention, but it seems pretty clear that it’s his sexless trysts with fellow Houseguest Zach Rance that has kept fans buzzing online and glued to the Big Brother live online feeds. They even have a couple nickname – Zankie.
Frankie and Zach’s tender moments don’t get much air time on the CBS TV show, however, you see plenty of it on the live feeds. Here are a couple of GIFs to give you a better idea of what we’re talking about:
Zach is straight, however, he claims to have a lot of gay friends and says that he values his relationship with Frankie. It’s refreshing to see a straight guy be so at ease with himself and his gay friend. Major props to Zach and Zankie.
Now, without further ado, let’s talk about the abs. To my knowledge, Cody Calafiore has never told the other Houseguests about his modeling career. But he’s got a lot to brag about. OK… forget talking… these pictures speak for themselves.
Any chance there is a video from this photo shoot? Of course there is:
Not only is Cody just absolutely gorgeous, but he’s also playing a really good game in the Big Brother house. But now lets turn our attention to a set of abs that isn’t playing such a great game – Caleb Reynolds. He’s a sports gear model and an adventure hunting guide:
If the Houseguests stick with their plan to backdoor Amber, Caleb may be safe this week. It’s shocking that he hasn’t figured out that there is an army of votes mounting against him. If he survives this Thursday’s live eviction it seems clear that he will be the target next week. However, there is always the Head of Household and Power of Veto competitions that he can win to stay in the game.
We’ve talked a lot about the guys. So what about the girls? Well… to be honest… yawn. None of the girls are playing a strong game. They’re letting the guys dominate by constantly playing defense. And this isn’t entirely their fault. Despite the fact that the Bomb Squad is the largest Big Brother alliance ever and riddled with problems, it did allow the guys to work together and that many people working together in Big Brother is powerful.
The way it looks right now in the game, the girls stand very little chance of making it to the end. But perhaps Christine, who is one of my favorites, will see it through. We’ll have to keep watching Big Brother to find out. You can watch the show on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday on CBS.
Let’s end this with another gratuitous Zankie GIF:
Photos: CBS, C-IN2