Note: CBS needs to relax, besides you can't copyright players living in a house with cameras recording there every move. And this is nothing like Big Brother anyway.
The Glass House is a fully fan interactive reality show. The fans decide what happens next from what they eat, where they sleep, how the players are doing in the game to which player of two is saved and put back into the house vs. who is evicted for good. The players have a say in this game including which two players are up for limbo (in BB terms, nominated for eviction), but the fans ultimately decide who goes home (namely, who is evicted).
Personally after watching not only a half an hour of live streaming online last week, but watching the series premiere followed by some of the live 4 hours of streaming video from the house, I have mixed feeling for sure.
A few good things, the cast of character are pretty good and seem to be more down to earth. I can't really explain it, they are just more normal. The format seems to interesting. Right now it seems to be about teams in each challenge and the losing team's captain is sent into limbo (nomination) and the players vote on who will join the captain in limbo. Then the fans pick who stays and who goes for good (evicted). There doesn't seem to be a second chance in the game, which isn't a surprise, but not needed either.
However the two biggest disappointments seems to be that fact that it looks like The Glass House is only on television one night a week for one hour. I seriously hope that's not the case. There's so much going on in the house, but there's not many times to see it live.
So that brings me to the other disappointment, yes the live streaming video. Its cool that I don't have to pay for it like the other show, but there's good reason for that. There is no 24/7, 3 month long live streaming video (that means no fish, if you watch Big Brother feeds, you know what I just said) as its only live for 4 hours on Monday night after the show and 1 hour during the day, 3 days a week. Who is home or available at 3PM in the afternoon to watch one hour of live streaming video. Damn, in the words of the players in the house, that's lame.
Let's hope business picks up in The Glass House with another 1 hour show during the week and more live streaming video online. Otherwise the fan interaction is good, but watch select video isn't going to make fans happy. And yes I will be watching CBS's The Big Brother as I always do every year and Survivor for that matter.