In what feels eerily similar to our own issues about Big Brother UK, American viewers and bloggers are up in arms about the editing of the Big Brother US shows.
Our editing patterns tend to show certain housemates in a better light than in the live feed. Case in point: Carole. Yesterday, I couldn't stand any more of her moaning about cleaning. This probably won't make it into the live feed, however, so those fortunate enough to have lives and only watch the highlights show will never know.
Our American chums have it even worse.
Jackie Schnoop explains:
"The fight between Dick and Jen the other night actually went down before the Nominations Ceremony, not after it. In previous seasons, I've seen the time span used for clips on the televised show encompass weeks of footage. When they think it fits for editing, they slip it on in there and the audience is no wiser. Oh, but we are wiser when we watch the feeds."
In the UK, Endemol has never gone as far as to change the order of events, but I wouldn't put it past them.
Another, more amusing, similarity in the US house:
As a last note: A commenter in my previous post here wondered why Zach was so disliked by the houseguests. It's because he's sneaky, but not sneaky enough to not get caught. He plays people like a smarmy politician and they see through him.
Sounds familiar, eh folks?
(If you're wondering why The Fonz is so elegantly placed up there, it's because I needed something to represent America. And short of bombs, fat people and rubbish sports, there wasn't much else other than this legend of man. So there we have it. Aaaay.)