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ABC's The Glass House -like CBS's Big Brother

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Donbadabon, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    In reading about this show, one thing bothered me in that they are mentioning that the viewers will decide who gets voted off. Didn't they do this the first season of BB (which I didn't watch) and it turned out to be a huge failure? All that was left were the boring houseguests, and by S2 they switched the format to let the houseguests vote each other off.
     
  2. plateau10

    plateau10 New Member

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    After being trained for 12 years to enjoy drama, I'm sure the viewers will vote off the boring contestants this time.
     
  3. tiams

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    The producers know better than to let viewers determine who is eliminated. They will withhold that power for themselves so they can be sure to orchestrate the drama and controversy.

    From ABC's website : "Viewer votes will help determine which contestants are sent home and also which eliminated players will earn the chance to return to “The Glass House” to compete each week."

    In other words, your vote will mean nothing.
     
  4. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    I think generally viewers want to help the good guy and punish the bad guy. So they'd vote out the bully to help the other contestants, but not realize that the bully is the reason the show was so interesting.
     
  5. Fool Me Twice

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  6. Donbadabon

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    It is, am watching it now...


    The person that speaks to the houseguests is a woman, so that is different. lol. She has a 'Val' vibe to her. Anyone remember Val from that MTV show with the pods?

    Right now they are playing a game. Val is asking them questions, and people online are voting also. I can't see the voting part though, it is not showing up for me.

    The questions are like:

    How long should you date before getting married:

    6 months
    1 year
    3 years
    5+ years

    Then, based on the houseguests answers, they go to a certain room and wait for the results. So if you think 6 months you go to the bathroom, 5+ years you go to the kitchen, etc.

    I don't know what the point is, unless for each one they match with the viewers they individually get points.
     
  7. tiams

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    Solitary. I don't remember it being on MTV, I watched it on Fox Reality Channel.
     
  8. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I'm starting to think I'm not going to like this much. I'm not a big fan of shows that constantly beg for votes from the audience, usually sponsored by someone (so it becomes a glorified ad). To me, it's more fun to watch the contestants duke it out without too much outside interference. But I'll give it a shot and see if I'm wrong about it.
     
  9. Donbadabon

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    That is it. You are right, it was Fox Reality, not MTV. I loved that show.

    They've been playing the game for an hour now.

    They are really hamming it up for the camera, lots of posing.
     
  10. Donbadabon

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    A few shots captured from the live feed of the house-guests in the kitchen:

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    That is Assley, I mean Ashley, in the gray. I'm just sayin.
     
  11. bareyb

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    I guess I missed it this week, but I set up an SP for next week. They tried letting America decide who got kicked off on Big Brother the first season and there's a reason they never went back to that format.

    America" voted off the least like-able people first and in the end we were left with a boring love fest. It was the worst season of BB ever. :p
     
  12. Donbadabon

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    It hasn't started yet, first episode is Monday the 18th. Right now they are just allowing access to the live feeds during certain times.

    Here is another shot I grabbed during the live feed today. Looks like the eviction chairs:

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  13. marksman

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    CBS has been trying to get a restraining order against abc for this. Ianal but I don't think their claims of abc stealing the bb secret sauce is going to lead to a restraining order.

    In fact CBS will just draw attention to the show.
     
  14. Fool Me Twice

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    One other difference from Big Brother is that the contestants are only in the house 5 days a week and spend the weekend in a hotel.
     
  15. tiams

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    That sucks! The isolation is part of what makes the houseguests crazy.
     
  16. Donbadabon

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    Please post your source. I don't believe that for a second.
     
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  18. Donbadabon

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    Hmm. It doesn't say where they are staying when they are sequestered.

    I will say the phrase "spending a weekend in a hotel" conjures up a different image in my mind than 'sequestered'. Probably just semantics, but the first makes me think they are away from the game living it up for 2 days before having to go back in.

    I wonder why they have to leave the house while the viewers decide who to vote out? I can't think of a valid reason for them to do this.
     
  19. WhiskeyTango

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    http://www.tvovermind.com/abc/the-glass-house-preview-abc/
     
  20. Donbadabon

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    lol. Well, I can't argue with that. :eek:
     

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