I think part of the reason the show is so weak is b/c the teams are pretty boring, overall. The only teams that have any personality &/or drama were the hillbilly Hanlons, the lying Fogals, & the Southie Boys. The Geniuses have been a little entertaining b/c they do have some conflict amongst themselves, but not as much in-fighting as the Southies (which is what makes me like the Southies). The other teams are too la-la-la, we never have any conflict, blah-blah-blah. Booooring.
Also, ITA that they don't need to show the phone message every damn time. What a supreme waste of time. I also think they should stagger the starting times based on when you arrived. What's the point of coming in first if it's not going to give you a time advantage?