The Glass House: None Of This Feels Real Because There Are No Flies
Commentary by RTVC Senior Staff Writer Cindy Rutolo Dietrich
June 26, 2012
His short reign
was totally meaningless.
Let me tell you how I felt trying to watch one of the clips, or one bloody online hour of ABC’s interactive Glass House show: homicidal.
Couldn’t get it on. Couldn’t keep it on. Couldn’t stop it from slipping into Lay’s commercials, or stop the screen from repeatedly freezing.
Watching the online feed, well, it’s frustrating to say the least.
I’m also more convinced than ever, that this show’s nothing like CBS’s show, “Big Brother.”
I knew covering this would be easier; bullshit, but easier.
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One hour a day, three days a week, and for a few hours after the weekly network show, “The Glass House“ goes online.
But it’s always the same thing. The Glass House Production team always has the group waiting. They’re gathered together to answer tweets; give ‘fanswers;’ perform silly feets; or to discuss a topic chosen by viewers.
Nothing is unscripted. Nothing feels real. They may be living in the house, 24/7, but we don’t get to see what’s happening between them.
There’s only one thing I really like about “The Glass House.” Her name starts with an O.
Although, I do like answering some of these interactive questions, I don’t want to do it for hours.
I can see how others would enjoy doing it. Even RTVC’s Big Sister confides to me, that interactive participation, on the first night, made her feel like she was part of the show.
Unlike “Big Brother,” Glass House Players get to see both questions and answers, almost right away.
They don’t have to wait a week to see what they’ll be able to eat. And their choices and chores are more about fun, than survival, deprivation or punishment. No one’s forced to exist on Big Brother ‘Slop.’
But the one thing I like, and I like it quite a lot, is the Glass House host-like-entity known as Oracle. In fact, I might be a little bit in love.
Oracle’s not just a computerized voice relating things by rote. Oracle, is warm. She’s funny. She’s empathetic. She’s real.
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