I don't mind it so far. I find people who have been on the show for two days making alliances that are supposed to reach into the final two to be completely ridiculous, and things like Rachel's paranoia to be the result of someone who has watched too much Survivor in her lifetime. But the "Executive Produced by the Riddler" type plot twists (anyone else feel like Adam West should have been deciphering those clues?) are at least making it more interesting than your generic Survivor-clone reality show, which is what the last couple of Big Brothers have seemed like. I mean, I admit, I'm curious as to what's in the safes.
I was always under the impression that the reason the British version was so successful was because of all the nudity (and given what I've heard about this season of the show over there, I was right). Obviously they can't do that here (though it is an "incentive" offered by CBS for those willing to pay for the streaming internet version), so what you're left with is Survivor: Some House. I kind of got hooked last year when they'd paired the show off with Amazing Race, which I was watching anyway, but I haven't really had the urge to check out this years.
That said, maybe I'll check it out once or twice to see if anybody interesting is on.
Tonight I wanna ruin my life, I wanna throw it all away, In a spectacular way
Perhaps it's just me, but I thought that this episode (other than Shakira) was strong top to bottom. The beauty and the Beast was great, as was DAVEHEART. Gerard Butler was funny in just about every single thing they asked him to do.