Big Brother Season 23 is cruising right along with Xavier Prather's reign as Head of Household, but audiences won't soon forget the chaotic start the game got thanks to Brandon "Frenchie" French. Frenchie's Week 1 HOH is currently being regarded as one of the most chaotic collapses of a player in recent memory, but before fans judge him, perhaps they should hear what he has to say about playing the game versus watching it.
I had a chance to speak to Brandon French the morning following his eviction, and we got on the topic of his super fandom of Big Brother. As someone who frequently spends the season talking about what I would do in the house, I had to ask Frenchie about the difference between watching the game and playing it.
Frenchie knew to "expect the unexpected" as a longtime Big Brother fan, but the problem with that while playing the game is that the unexpected could happen at any moment. That only adds to the paranoia, which was no doubt high following the premiere when the Houseguests were unexpectedly put into teams and given "high risk, high reward" decisions to make.
My question to Brandon French was similar to the same thing I asked the first eviction Travis Long, who said paranoia was high and led him to constant evaluation of literally every interaction in the house. Frenchie confirmed he felt the exact same way when he was in the house, and that was part of why he decided to shake things up in Week 1 the way he did.
Obviously, for all he learned, Frenchie wasn't able to save himself from being evicted, though he tried just about everything he could on his way out of Big Brother to prevent that. In the end, he wasn't able to secure his safety in the Wildcard Competition or the veto, which made it rather easy for the house to unify and remove him and alleviate some of the "chaos." Of course, there's no guarantee his eviction will eliminate the chaos, but we can only wait and see.
Big Brother Season 23 airs on CBS Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET. Stay with CinemaBlend for more of our thoughts on the game, as well as more interviews with those who've been evicted.
Mick likes good television, but also reality television. He grew up on Star Wars, DC, Marvel, and pro wrestling and loves to discuss and dissect most of it. He’s been writing online for over a decade and never dreamed he’d be in the position he is today.
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