Welcome to the first installment of “Villain of the Week,” where we spotlight a figure in the reality TV world that made a particularly bad impression in the previous seven days. With any luck, we’ll have a bunch to pick from every week.
We’re going to stick with Big Brother contestants for now, because it’s what we’re mostly talking about these days, and it’s not like there’s any shortage of candidates, right? This week, we’re going to salute outgoing houseguest Frank Eudy – not that he was such a bad guy in his final days on the show, but he was one of the primary driving forces in this season’s house, and this will be our one chance to mention him.
Frankly (see what I did there?), he’s the type of player BB could always use more of. He’s obnoxious, but not so much so that you absolutely can’t stand to watch him any more. He played hard, and wasn’t afraid to take some risks despite the almost constant trouble he was in. I’m not one of those people who thinks winning competitions is or should be the be-all and end-all of what makes someone a good player, but one has to respect his ability to get himself out of trouble with his numerous victories.
But bottom line is that cheating in the game – well, we can’t excuse that, especially for someone who quite frankly (I did it again!) had more than his share of unofficial help this summer. Plus, he basically served as Boogie’s muscle while the mayor of Chilltown was still in the game. Being an ally of someone who is repulsive I can understand and even praise on some level, but actually seeming to enjoy his company is a character flaw, no doubt about it. (Don’t get cocky, Dan; I’m sure I’ll get to you soon enough.)
Who would you like to see as next week’s villain? Tell us in the comments.