Hi, here is my promised review of yesterday’s Launch Night.
We were welcomed by the revived host Aleksandra Bechtel (who did make a very good job all night long) in a renewed studio, held in red and gold. After a VT with the house tour, the housemates were introduced:
Carlos, 45-year-old singer and Harald, 42-year-old invalidity pensioner from Berlin. A gay couple with the two partners being HIV-positive. I would like to point out that the producers did not put the disease in the centre of their entry and was not mentioned during the Launch Night Show. They will live in the Main House.
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First to enter the Secret “Messie-style” House was Cora, a 20-year-old porn actress from Hamburg. She entered and was speechless for around the next 10 minutes or so, sitting on just piece of seat and not moving either.
Next to enter the Main House was Horst, a 41-year-old tattoo artist from Otzberg near Darmstadt. He actually seemed to get along very well but has already left the BB house around 3pm today because he couldn’t handle the serious thoughts which he thought wouldn’t appear. (In my opinion, he couldn’t handle that Carlos and Harald were gay and both HIV-positive.)
Then Pisei, an 18-year-old model and actress from Dresden, entered the Secret House was as stunned as Cora. Both Cora and Pisei didn’t want to make any unnecessary. Pisei seemed uncomfortable all night long.
Daniel was then the 6th housemate to the BB House and the 4th to enter the Main House. He is 19 years old and a casual jobber. His last job was at a bottle store. He didn’t make any real impact so far.
Next to enter the Secret House was Eva, 24 from Bielefeld. She is currently studying social pedagogy. She seemed to have no problems with her new “Messie-like” surroundigs and could be described as “the Girl Next Door”. She became a very early favourite within the BB fanbase for just being normal and not being as puppet-like as her other female housemates.
Next to enter was Pluto. He is 29 years old and lives in the streets of Cologne as a homeless person. His real name is Dirk and he can go very far (in my opinion).
The 4th girl to enter the Secret House was Kristina. She is 23 years old from Troisdorf, but born in Kazakhstan. She is currently searching for a job. She couldn’t impress me so far and seems rather boring.
The 5th female housemate to enter the Secret House is 41-year-old Iris. She is living in Ludwigshafen as a single mother of 3 children and is currently running a bistro in Ludwigshafen. She could become a mother-like figure with all its advantages and disavantages.
Then comes a twist. In my opinion, it was just to secure that it would be looking very obvious.
Micaela, the last girl to enter the house today, was put into the Main House. She is a 26-year-old model from Berlin. Before her entry, material from the casting was shown with her crying because of a sort of life crisis she has at the moment. She will be one of the characters to watch in the next weeks because she has disconnected with her family and close friends.
Last to enter the Secret House then was Uwe, a 22-year-old barkeeper & model from Hamburg. He seems to be a very good bloke and so far my favourite amongst the male housemates.
So these are the twelve housemates.
Some remarks about the Main and the Secret House: Both houses were designed very well. A hen-coop will return for the first time in 8 years. In the garden is also an open-air punishment area marked out by big spiles and designed like a little military camp. In the Secret House there is just a very limited open area, looking very meager with just two benches to sit on. The wall inside are painted in Graffiti style with sayings like “Home Sweet Home” or “Home is where my heart is”. Very ironic. Every room is designed like a big dump.
All in all, it was a very good start for BB10. 1,65 million peopleoverall saw last night’s show which resulted in a market share of 7.2%. In the target group 1,31 million people watched the show making a market share of very good 13%. A good house, a good host, a good bunch of housemates – what more can you ask for a great start of maybe a great series.
See you on Sunday with the highlights from this week’s house action,