Best Big Brother seasons of the 2010’s: No. 5

Host Julie Chen Moonves on the Live Eviction show #8 on Big Brother. Big Brother airs on Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), Thursdays, featuring the live evictions (9:00-10:00 PM, LIVE ET/Delayed PT) and Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Reserved Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Host Julie Chen Moonves on the Live Eviction show #8 on Big Brother. Big Brother airs on Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), Thursdays, featuring the live evictions (9:00-10:00 PM, LIVE ET/Delayed PT) and Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Reserved Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved /
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With the decade nearly over, we decided to take a look back at every season of Big Brother we had this decade. In our look back, we decided to rank our 5 best seasons of the decade.

With the 2010’s nearly over, we decided to reflect on every season of Big Brother that took place this decade. There have been many seasons over the course of the decade. So, we decided to rank the 5 best seasons. This will include both the Celebrity and Over the Top versions of Big Brother. Number 5 is Big Brother: Over the Top.

No. 5: Big Brother: Over the Top

Big Brother: Over the Top aired almost directly after Big Brother 18 and was a CBS All Access exclusive. It was a shorter season (65 days instead of 99). There were also only 13 houseguests. Among the houseguests was Jason Roy from Big Brother 17, who became the 13th after defeating BB18’s Jozea Flores in a poll.

This season also saw some format changes. America had a lot of power this season. They got an eviction vote, nomination, named the have-nots, and chose the winner. Care packages were also delivered to the houseguest of America’s choosing from weeks 2-8.

Furthermore, instead of a traditional nomination ceremony, there was a safety ceremony where the HOH would be sequestered in the HOH room and the houseguests would be downstairs with their block pass. The ceremony took place over 2 days. The first ceremony would take place on Saturday and the HOH would save a certain number of houseguests. The second ceremony was on Sunday. In Sunday’s ceremony, the HOH would save all but 2 players, who would become the nominees.

Unlike Big Brother 19 where Paul Abrahamian was the one returnee and dominated the house, the newbies this season weren’t stupid. In fact, a lot of them were very good strategic players. You had great players like Alex and Morgan Willett emerge. You also had memorable characters in Scott Dennis and Justin Duncan. There was also a lot of diversity in the cast compared to normal.

Perhaps most importantly, this season saw a good side vs. side battle. It felt like power shifted each week and that is something you need to have a good season. For the most part, people can’t stand watching one sided seasons.

My only real issue is the fact that America got to vote for the winner. I like that America had some powers, but voting for the winner is too much power. I feel like America voting for the winner would often come down to a popularity contest instead of the best player. That is why we need the houseguests to make up the jury instead of America. They typically get it right.

Don’t get me wrong, Morgan was a great underdog winner and I enjoyed watching her game. However, I feel who wins should be in the hands of people who played with the finalists instead of who likes who the best. If America didn’t vote for the winner, Big Brother: Over the Top likely checks in higher than 5th on our list.

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Which season checks in at No. 4? Stay tuned to find out!