The don't normally show Big Brother USA as it clashes with our BB but because of the writers strike they pushed it forwards. I have seen the USA BB once before and found it bizarre, it is much less about human relationships, love interests and shopping lists, and much more about climbing over everyone in the house to WIN! It really is a gameshow.
Their Davina is a freakish woman, little sticks for arms, and a ginomous head. She could be any age from 25 to 50. She is in the show a LOT, unfortunately. The twist this year (there's always a bloody twist isn't there?) is that the people in the house have to couple up and compete in pairs- chosen by BB naturally. The other twist is that there is one couple who are already going out with each other but have to keep it a secret... and they have been paired up with other people. The final twist is one couple are ex boyfriend and girlfriend, hate each other and have been paired together. These twist are actually quite interesting, unlike the absolute crap our producers cobble together (women only, anyone?)
Not too sure what to make of the people yet, there are two gay guys who seem OK. The secret couple seem alright as well although it's all a bit temptation island-ish, they have to sleep in the same bed as another person! I think the guy will get super jealous.
There is also this 'older' woman, who looked damn good for her age but turned out to be a completely shallow, mean-spirited bitch. Upon finding out who she'd been paired up with she banged her head on the wall and said 'I wanted tall dark and handsome'. Well he probably wanted pre-menopausal, but hey ho. I think they may have been evicted by now, because there's another episode I haven't seen yet.
All in all, it's pretty much unrecognisable as 'our' big brother, but there is still a little kernel of Big Brotherness in there, and it has it's own merits. The people seem less human, and thinner, but that's just their culture. I'm sure they're alright really.