February 25, 2015 at 5:33 pm #554981
Survivor’s 30th season begins tonight:February 25, 2015 at 10:12 pm #554983
What did everyone think of it?February 26, 2015 at 1:50 am #554984
Solid premiere with lots of drama. I liked the twist in the immunity challenge where you got to choose which puzzle to solve. 50 pieces was not the way to go.
A real bummer that So was voted out first. She was obviously very attractive, did well in the immunity challenge, and could’ve made a fun villain. Too bad she sucked at lying.February 26, 2015 at 5:25 am #554985
So far I can easily classify them into the ones I like (Joe, Jenn, Lindsay, Dan, Nina, Kelly, Carolyn, Vince, and Sierra) and the ones that I dont (Max, Hali, Jaquin Tyler, Mike, Rodney, Shirin). Great epsiode though.February 26, 2015 at 4:42 pm #554986
Joe is totally winning fan favorite, right?February 26, 2015 at 5:48 pm #554987
I did not watch the previous edition of Survivor that was won by Natalie Anderson of New Jersey. (I will make up for it.)
This premiere is one that’s too soon to tell. But, I’m ready to root out those I think may not have it them to go far: White Collar’s Joaquin and other Collar tribes’ ineffective members. (The “ineffective” ones will get revealed.)
I like Joey from No Collar, because of the independence, and laughed at the immediate insecurity of that tribe’s Vince. (His creepy confrontation with Jennifer as if a romance has been established between them and, well, he must ask, Does Jennifer have the hots for Joey?)
It’s early. I need more information to get a read on the majority of those playing. And sometimes the ones who get lots of screen time early in a given Survivor benefit from that because some of them don’t end up getting too far.
I do wonder about the Blue Collar older guys. Their instincts for the game, and whether they’re good, will become more apparent as Survivor rolls along. I wonder about Carolyn, from White Collar, because she is the epitome of the business-like mentality spoken in some stand-up performances by the late comedian George Carlin: They are in the business of fucking over people. They gotta fuck over someone before someone fucks over them. And they gotta fuck over their business rivals because, if they don’t, they’re business rivals will fuck over them. Carolyn’s confessionals, her general perspective, reflects this. It wasn’t just So who she doesn’t trust. But, from that White Collar group, it seems like Tyler may be its smartest member. (We’ll see.)
A first episode isn’t enough for me. I just hope that there isn’t a manipulative narrative as if Survivor has eyes for only one contestant. (That makes a viewer suspicious.)February 27, 2015 at 11:49 am #554988
Joe is totally winning fan favorite, right?
Yes. He’s the new Malcolm.February 27, 2015 at 11:01 pm #554989
I think Joe or Max for Fan Favorite. I love how max at tribal called So and Malcolm bad liers and then just sat back the rest of the time and allow everyone else to fight it out. Carolyn was playing great up untill she let people know about the Idol. No one suspect she had it so there was no need. Tyler is also pretty good. So and Malcom was just bad
For the Blue color it a guy with a Boston t-shirt and a bunch of namless girls in control. Geez where did we see this before. Danny and the Oil Worker is in trouble.
As for the No Color yes Joe seems like a fan favorite and the girl playing off both him and Vince is funny as heel. Well nothing much to say about Will and the other two in the group.February 28, 2015 at 7:44 am #554990
It seems a bit early to tell but yeah Joe seems like the likable fan favorite who gets tragically cut at the very end in 4th place (Keith, Spencer, Malcolm, etc.) As for the winner, I think Mike is a good possibility. Yeah he had the scorpion moment but I think that was meant to be more endearing than stupid.February 28, 2015 at 10:16 am #554991
The sexist confessional guy from Blue Color is freaking awesome. Can’t wait for his downfall)
Great editing – I would have been upset either way – both So and Carolyn made good impressions.March 1, 2015 at 6:51 pm #554992
This definitely looks like it’s going to be a fun edition. Not a lot of people have gotten on my nerves yet, and I find quite a few of them pretty likeable. I would have loved to have So around longer, but the fact that she couldn’t avoid getting voted out this early when there was a much clearer scapegoat shows that she probably wouldn’t have gone far even if not for the terribly-told lie about the supposed neutral box. That was hilarious. Sometimes it does seem like the castaways start overthinking things right away. There really wasn’t argument for keeping Shirin at all.
Yes, Joe absolutely seems like a fan favorite, though he also feels like someone who is so obviously likeable that a coalition of people will be eager to get rid of him early. Vince is a nut, and it’ll be fun watching his whole thing with Jenn go wherever it goes. For the Blue Collars, I find it hard to get a read. They all seem like wild cards. The Boston guy’s strategy of getitng the women all on his side seems like a poor one in the long term, as it seems like recent Survivor history has shown that the guy who allies himself with a group of women usually eventually is ousted, either by them because he seems to be trying to control them or by others because he seems to be running the show. It’s funny and kind of terrible, but a man allied with a group of women is more susceptible to seeming like he’s controlling than anyone else.
I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.March 2, 2015 at 5:39 pm #554993
Here are my thoughts so far, after episode 1:
March 4, 2015 at 6:02 pm #554994
- The players seem to be a lot more likeable, entertaining and savvier than the players from last season.
- Does anybody find it odd that yellow is the team colour for White Collar? Would it really kill the producers to have a team with white buffs? It would have made so much more sense! Not really a big deal, but I just found it strange. 😛
- As for fan favourites, I can see Joe being the next Malcolm/Spencer-like fan favourite, with Max being quite popular as well (along the lines Tony, Russell Hantz, Boston Rob, etc.)
- While Joe’s chances of winning seem stronger than before the premiere aired, I agree that he will be viewed as a threat and will be voted out before the finals.
- Vince’s infatuation with Jenn is too hilarious.
- I am sad nobody chose the 5 piece puzzle. I would have thosen that one! 😛 It would have been nice to see three different puzzles on the go.
- I think it’s funny how, during the preview for this season at the last season’s finale, Probst described the No Collar as likely being covered in tattoos, while two of the most tatted players are on the Blue Collar tribe.
Well that couldn’t have ended better in my opinion. Voting out Jenn made no sense to that team, as Vince was making all the drama. That was probably all editing to make it look like the Vince/Joe drama was mostly one sided, but it made his blind side that much more exciting. He was my least favorite. Now maybe next week Blue Collar will lose and we will actually have 3 fairly evenly matched teams for once!March 5, 2015 at 1:18 am #554995
That was an awesome blindside. Vince reminded me of Garrett from Cagayan and thankfully their egos received the same fate.
Stephen Fishbach @stephenfishbach · 8h 8 hours ago
Vince: “I just need you to acknowledge that you’re wrong, I’m right, I’m the most handsome, and Jenn loves me.”March 5, 2015 at 10:51 am #554996
I’m glad that ended with Vince getting ousted, and I’m glad that so far there isn’t one team that is the clear loser. I could have watched more Vince drama if another tribe had lost, but he was certainly a better out than Jenn or Nina. That confrontation with Joe was wacky, especially when it ended with Vince basically saying that Joe said all the right things but that just made him more suspicious. These players are kind of wild, which I guess I like. The idea of splitting votes seemed like overthinking, so no one really seemed to think Nina had the idol, just that she’d want to find it, and it almost screwed them. But luckily Nina undermined her own alliance by telling Will how concerned Vince was about his health. It’s also funny that Jenn, Joe and Hali didn’t seem to make much effort to seem more inclusive of the other three, and I suppose now they don’t have to.
All the nudity and semi-nudity was funny, too. The thought that Dan deliberately lost his underwear to be funny makes me excited to see what other nutty things this bunch will do. And the conversation where bottomless Shirin is asking Tyler and Joaquin about the dishes she’s washing was one of the most awkward things I’ve seen in a while.