A melodrama about a married man who receives a huge sum of money from a woman to repay the huge debt he owes. Complications arise when the woman demands total submission from him, jeopardizes his relationship with his wife.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Temptation - Big Brother 19 (U.S.) - Netflix
Big Brother 19 is the nineteenth season of the American reality television series Big Brother. It is based upon the Dutch series of the same name. The season premiered on June 28, 2017 on CBS in the United States with a two-hour season premiere and Julie Chen returning as host. The season was titled “Summer of Temptation” with the various contestants able to receive a temptation which gave the taker a surprise reward or game advantage but also unleashed a game change for one or more other players. Viewers at home were able to vote to offer selected chosen players a secret temptation. A weekly opt-in competition, known as the Temptation Challenge, would give the winner immunity from the week's nomination but also put the last-place finisher on the block as a third nominee, able to compete in the weekly Veto Competition and avoid a backdoor nomination. On September 20, 2017, Josh Martinez won the game in a 5–4 vote against returning Big Brother 18 runner-up Paul Abrahamian, earning the latter the distinction of being the first person to lose a Final 2 jury vote twice.
Temptation - Controversies and criticisms - Netflix
Paul Abrahamian received criticism for his controversial mimicking of another HouseGuest. In Week 3, he targeted Dominique Cooper for eviction and decided to apply black facial cosmetics and clothing that resembled the skin of a snake, in regards to a metaphor she had used in an effort to expose his strategy to other HouseGuests. Given that Cooper is African American, Abrahamian's actions were deemed racist when he referred to the cosmetics as “blackface.” Viewers also debated on Abrahamian's alleged bullying tactics in which he encouraged other HouseGuests to antagonize “outcasts” in the House, especially showmance allies Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson. Some notable incidents include Christmas Abbott propagating aspersions on Nickson's military service, and Alex Ow and Raven Walton engaging in verbal arguments with Graf. Likewise, a physical confrontation nearly transpired between Josh Martinez and Mark Jansen (who defended Nickson and got agitated with Martinez's frying-pan shtick) and between Nickson and Abrahamian (who disrespectfully silenced Graf while in the HoH room). Some fans also perceived Megan Lowder's exit on Day 8 as a result of bullying. During a backyard conversation, Lowder believed that she overheard Graf refer to Ow as a panda, which Lowder considered to be racist due to its Asian connotation. However, Graf actually said “Pao Pao,” which alluded to the nickname of Big Brother 16 HouseGuest Paola Shea, of whom Ow reminded Graf due to them both being Asian Americans. After being informed of the comment by Lowder, Ow clarified the issue with Graf but they both later assumed that Lowder had fabricated the comment for game-related purposes, prompting them to confront her. Lowder felt overwhelmed by the confrontation and retreated to the Diary Room where she brought up her history of posttraumatic stress disorder with the show's producers. Concerned of her mental health, Production came to a mutual decision with Lowder that it would be best for her to leave the house and quit the game. Viewers called for Jason Dent's expulsion from the House after he was caught on the live feeds making rape and assault jokes in front of other HouseGuests. In one instance, Dent commented on having sex with Kevin Schlehuber's wife, Deborah, while all their daughters would be tied up and forced to watch the act. In an interview with TMZ, Deborah said that Dent's comments were disturbing and “the worst thing she's ever seen.” On Twitter, Dent's family apologized for the comments but stated that they were taken out of context, which Deborah doubted as she believed her husband would never joke as such about anyone in any situation. Dent also made similar jokes earlier in the competition, such as suggesting to restrain Walton and have male HouseGuests “take turns” on her, and once telling cops about sexually assaulting women at a nursing home. Jason Dent and Cody Nickson sparked backlash after footage of remarks regarded as transphobic was depicted on the live feeds. During a conversation in the hot tub, Graf informed Dent and Nickson about Audrey Middleton of Big Brother 17 as the first transgender contestant in the show's history. Nickson proceeded to mock the gender identity of Middleton, for whom Dent was also confused about the appropriate pronoun. Middleton addressed the controversy through a Twitter post, urging people not to vilify both male HouseGuests but rather, educate them on the value of emotional intelligence. Nickson was also criticized for using the derogatory term “tranny” several times earlier in the game. The extent of Walton's lies in the House became a heavily contested debate among fans throughout the season. She often spoke about suffering from gastroparesis (GP), on which she made several inaccurate or false statements, including its hereditary nature, sterility effect, and terminal prognosis. Even before joining the show, Walton had established a GoFundMe campaign for her treatments, which some skeptical fans considered a scam. Schlehuber also recounted Walton asking viewers for money on camera. Other GP sufferers and organizations like Gastroparesis Patient Association for Cures and Treatment disputed her claims about the severity of her disease, while a plethora of fans condemned them as malingering. However, Walton's mother and her physician took it to social media to combat Walton's critics. Walton also claimed that she and her mother were members of Mensa but their names were disproven to be found in the organization's current directory. Several HouseGuests, especially Graf, attracted controversy for certain inappropriate acts in the House. Footage on the live feeds showed Graf making contact with some HouseGuests in their “private areas” in a joking manner without prior consent. When confronted, Graf dismissed any accusations of such wrongdoing as sexual harassment or invasion of privacy. Ironically, Graf's behavior incited other HouseGuests like Abrahamian, Matthew Clines, Ramses Soto, and Elena Davies to partake in similar playful acts towards HouseGuests of the same and opposite genders. In one episode of the show, Ow shared with Martinez how the rampant “touching” in the House, particularly her experience with Graf, made her uncomfortable because it was reminiscent of her cousin who had been raped and murdered.
Temptation - References - Netflix