I want to take a minute away from the constant contestant bashing to discuss the other big fail this year, the theme. This was supposed to be "The Summer of Temptation", but it was more like "The Summer of Lukewarm Offers". I was hoping CBS would have loosened the purse strings just a little bit this season and actually make decent temptations that could have changed the course of the game. Instead we got an instant $25K burst, then pretty much shallow offers since then. We all saw how The Tree of Temptation went. As we've seen, these guests seem to have few motivations, cash & prizes and fame-whoring adventures. I was kind of expecting there to be something new each week offered to the guests to tempt them, things like $5,000 or you get a guest appearance on some CBS show, but you get automatically have-notted or can't compete in POV or next HOH, with increasing values each week with harsher penalties. I mean at this point in the game, they should be offering the first taker $25-50K or a new car (a nice one, not some eco-crapbox) but you are the evictee.
I don't know, maybe I was expecting too much. Something that could have changed the snoozefest this season. CBS makes a butt-load of money on this show and it would be nice if they actually did something big.