Me too was disappointed with this kick off. SS9 one was so great <3. Most of the secrets are ridiculous or too hard to find (even with clues not sure they will find the secrets, except the "we are couple" etc.)
And the contestants, I'm mixed. After the good season 9, I don't know if I can stand the new batch of contestants. I guess I'll just have to watch the videos on the website everyday to like it, as usual.
Though, the contestants have some potential, and I think even if it's very different from SS9, they are close to the contestants from SS8 globally. Maeva as Sara, Pierre or Marvin as Aymeric, Sophia and Julien as Nathalie and Vivian (they're definitely going to occupy most of the highlights shows, until their secret is discovered).
Many people hate this secret, but I kind of like it. Obviously it's too repetitive, but with the alibi, Bastien, who must be in couple with Sophia for fake, it gives more spice to the season. Of course, production hopes to see Sophia and Bastien closer, and it's maybe mean to say but I hope too, because after all, the couples that do secret story know production makes everything to break them up, so they know where they land, and well, could be interesting to see if Sophia falls in the game and develops feelings for Bastien. I like what Julien said in the DR : he doesn't trust Sophia lol.