February 16, 2012 at 6:50 am #240003
So, who is up for this season of Survivor? On the bright side, there’s no Redemption Island, and for that reason alone, I think this season will be an improvement. I also like the twist of them all living together- I see potential for lots of drama and lots of secret alliances.
On the down side, I already dislike most of the contestants, especially the men’s tribe. First, we have the “fit” male alliance, barf. Then we have Tarzan and Troyzan– um, seriously?? Then we have the gay guy who I liked for about the first 5 minutes, until he became so annoying by being so needy and expecting everyone to help him. By default, Leif, the little person who actually seems like the only sane one on the tribe, will be my favorite. Then on the women’s side, we have Kourtney, who seemed pretty useless from the start and who I don’t think anyone will miss, and the one who keeps complaining in her confessionals (sorry, I forget her name) is probably going to be trouble. Then there’s the one who didn’t know what “ambience” meant, oy. I kind of like the “country gal” with the chickens, so far, though, and we’ll see about the rest.February 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm #240005
I completely forgot it was even on last night. Used to be a superfan, but now I think it’s about run its course.
It’s ridiculous, however, that “Survivor” is consistently overlooked in the technical categories at the Emmys. Insane. The last few seasons the cinematography, editing, music and the like has been as good as anything on TV.February 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm #240006
I love that the two tribes are living together (horrible title aside). This was a really fun premiere.February 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm #240007
Thank God they are all new people!! So we didn’t see a complete challenge or a complete tribal council, odd. I’m inclined to think the casting director is homosexual, there is a lot to look at this season!February 19, 2012 at 7:41 am #240008
^ I’m also happy about there not being any returning contestants (or their relatives). Even though as I said, many of the contestants seem unlikeable right off the bat, at least they’re NEW people to dislike, lol. About the lack of a complete challenge, there was a Q&A with Probst on Entertainment Weekly the other day, and he was seriously bummed about that, but basically, what could they do? I actually thought that jump looked very dangerous, even before the injury, and even the ones trying to listen to Probst’s instructions to cross their arms on their chests and land on their backs were still being bounced around at odd angles. Hopefully, lesson learned.February 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm #240009
Those women are a trainwreck right now (an enjoyable one). Kat jumping in the ocean – for fun, I guess – was so funny.February 22, 2012 at 11:40 pm #240010
Was surprised by the person voted off. I actually thought she was going to be safe.February 23, 2012 at 4:42 am #240011
^ Nah, I really wasn’t (though I was hoping). This kind of thing usually goes the same way- someone tries to talk sense into the main alliance, and they act like they’re considering it, but in the end, they chicken out and go with their original plan. What hurt Nina the most is that she wasn’t really a very friendly person, and although she had a good point she wasn’t really presenting it in a palatable way. She came across as bitchy and sour, and who wants to keep someone like that around? Besides, she is being perceived as the “walking dead”, and she hasn’t done anything to disprove that she has enough stamina or strength to help them in challenges. Kat is a dumbbell, but at least she is young and fit, and maybe she can do better in a challenge where she doesn’t have to think. (I’m not saying they made the right decision, I’m just saying that I can see their point of view).
As I said above, I’m already tired of Colton. What a self-centered little drama queen! But now that he has the idol, from the previews especially, it looks like we’re going to see another side of him. Suddenly he realizes he is in control, and it goes to his head. I’m sure I’ll dislike him even more, but it does look like it’s going to get interesting.February 23, 2012 at 11:26 pm #240012
I have returned to watching Survivor first time since last spring’s Boston Rob lovefest setup. I bailed because of the continuation on the theme of two so-what former players (Coach, Ozzy) having returned along with that dreadful Redemption Island. So, my attitude is one of relief: same dumbness from select players, sure, but now that it’s a clean slate that should deliver quality entertainment … this Survivor may not be a waste of my time. (I’ll need more than just the two episodes that have aired. But I am thus far encouraged.)February 24, 2012 at 7:05 am #240013
This is simply The Colton Show. He may have applied so many times just to be specifically cast for this season.
Overall, the first two episodes were solid. Hopefully this season is at least better than every season following Heroes vs. Villains.March 1, 2012 at 4:48 am #240014
Yay, the women finally won a challenge. I’m a little embarrassed to be a woman, though- these gals really are freeloading too much on the men. Sure, ask if you can warm up and dry off, but then you should also share your boat without whining about it. Glad Matt is gone, but I still find Colton insufferable. He’s right about not giving handouts to the women, but he’s also a hypocrite because he expected help from them in the early going. I’m still cracking up over him being a gay Republican.March 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm #240015
WHOA. One of the most jaw-dropping tribal councils ever. While it made for interesting television, my early instincts about Colton were obviously right on. What a despicable waste of oxygen he is.
This is why Probst should be respected as a reality show host. He really handled it all very well, considering, and it’s not the first time he’s handled a tough situation. He doesn’t get enough credit.March 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm #240016
Agreed about Probst, he may have just even won another Emmy. I have no idea what to say about that tribal council..March 7, 2012 at 9:17 pm #240017
As villains go Colton actually makes Russell look like a nice guy.