Which has left me with a dilemma; if she’s up for eviction this week, do I want to Vote to Save her or not?
The reason I’m unsure – though about 100% sure she will be up – is that although I really cannot stand her, for reasons which I’ll expand upon in a moment, her sh**stirring set off the avalanche of rows, tears and bitching that we saw last night…
And without those kind of dramas, the show ends up being horribly dull.
Remember BB4 when Scottish Cameron Stout won? People were losing the will to live during the last few weeks of that series because we’d voted out all the characters who created the drama.
So, while a big part of me wants to join with other viewers who dislike Lydia, and there seem to be a really lot of us, to get her out, the drama loving part of me is saying, “No, let her stay! Let her manipulate and strategize, and bitch and engineer all that drama…”
Now, granted, said “drama” in last night’s show was mainly alcohol fuelled and totally ludicrous. It began with Sausagegate, which kicked off when Lydia pointed out that Arron had two sausages – but he sneaked one to Chris in the bathroom – while everyone else had only one.
Then later, it all turned around nicely for Lydia when, having heard Shievonne, Ashleigh and Sara bitching in the loo, she summoned Lauren over to have her eavesdrop too…
Now, as we saw last night, Lydia said, “Oh I thought it was me they were talking about!”
But of course, she knew full well it wasn’t, and if she hadn’t made Lauren stand at the door listening, Lauren would have remained oblivious to what was being said behind her back.
However, hear it she did, and promptly stormed into the loo – it’s a big loo – to put her side of the argument across, which is that she didn’t say Deana was “inconsiderate” for having two sausages, she said “people” were inconsiderate having two sausages. Then the tears flowed.
All the while, a gleeful Lydia paced outside the loo, not missing a second of the action while managing to fit in a totally fake apology for having had Lauren listen at the door.
As I mentioned earlier, booze fuelled the majority of the tears last night, and while Lauren may consider herself a tomboy, far from being able to drink like a bloke, or even a ladette, she holds her liquor like a nun on a day trip to Blackpool. That is, badly.
But again, it was ridiculous drama – based on pork products and hear say and the behaviour we might expect of 12 year olds in a playground – but nonetheless, it was drama, and Lydia engineered the whole thing. She did likewise with the #bballiance malarkey, which you can read about here, so to reiterate, this is the dilemma…
Should we Vote to Save tactically to get rid of people who don’t do a whole lot of drama? Or should we simply Vote to Save the housemate we like more than the others who’re up?
But if we do that, we risk losing characters who can make things interesting, even if it is only “interesting” in that we want to slap our TV in the face when that person is on, so much do we dislike them.
As to what I don’t like about Lydia, well, frankly it’d be easier to tell you what I do like, and that’s her hairstyle. That’s it, I don’t like one other thing about the woman.
She has an ego the size of Wembley, she’s under the false impression that she’s super intelligent, she’s backstabbing, bitchy, downright nasty, two faced, and last but of course not least, utterly fake.
The word ‘fake’ does of course get bandied around a lot on BB, but in her case, it’s true. She can be someone’s BFF one minute, then call them every name under the sun to someone else just moments later. For proof of that, we only have to look at how she befriended Victoria then told Caroline that she “can’t stand her.”
Soooooooooo, Throng readers, where do you stand on the Drama over Dislike debate?
Keep in the troublemakers and generally dislikable people to keep the show interesting? Or boot them and end up with only the nicey nicey peeps who are flying under the radar because they don’t do anything?
Let us know your thoughts!