An interesting article on Reality Blurred about BBUSA being broken.
The events of Big Brother 22 point toward (another) fundamental problem with Big Brother: the game introduced in season two just isn't working any more.
I do somewhat agree, but don't agree the solution would be reverting to the original format or axing HoH, or a BB2 style overhaul. A revamp like that is one thing after a lukewarm first series but history shows a major revamp of an established, but struggling, franchise, only ends up in the show being axed.
Personally I think a couple of simple changes could be made. Firstly to take out some of the predictability, and some of the control of the HoH, if the Veto is used hand over the decision on the replacement to the viewers. That means the nominees are not set until eviction night, and the HoH and indeed the entire house loses control over the process. It means no housemate is safe, and also brings a new dynamic to the Veto considering the random nature of it.
Another idea would be reducing the number of housemates who can vote each week to say an in-house jury of seven, with voters being determined through a competition. That means a dominating alliance has to win their place on the weekly jury, and although the odds may be in their favours, I think a smaller pool of people voting may lead to more split votes and therefore more votes being flipped. On the flipside though it might make people more cautious as they're more likely to be exposed if they do flip. Having a secret jury voting might solve that, but I think they need something that encourages gameplay within the house rather than just in the diary room.