FIRST TAKE: Glass House Throws People In Glass House, Viewers Control Their Lives
As the next attempt to fuse reality with fake reality, ABC’s “The Glass House” puts a number of unexpecting contestants in a transparent house so that viewers can vote on various aspects of their stay there.
For example, the viewers vote how the contestants will split up into teams (east vs. west), who their roomates are (the oldest and youngest women in one room), what kind of party they will have (pool party), what they’ll eat at the pool party (sushi), what games they’ll play (suck and blow), etc. You get the picture.
There will also be some competitive element to the show so that someone gets eliminated (challenges and such). Someone from the losing team, in addition to its captain, will go into limbo and be voted out by viewers.
The group is an eclectic mix of mainly hot girls, a noticably older lady who yearns to take helm of the mother figure, a Boston scientist who declares she’s not a model, a 48-year-old man and some other boisterous men.
Some guy named Jacob is appointed captain for the west side. His teammates deem him the most physically fit. On the east side, Brooklyn native Jeffrey volunteers to be captain.
For the first challenge, the contestants have to physically turn around big blocks that act as puzzles on the wall that match each contestant’s name with their corresponding “revealing fact.”
What do you think so far? Are you going to give The Glass House a chance?