Posts Tagged ‘survivor’

I submitted this somewhere… and now I crave feedback!

January 11th, 2010 Comments off

In my quest to put food on the table, I’m gonna try to get a paying gig, because this internet petition thing isn’t paying too well, nor is the blog with no google ads thing.  So I’m trying out for a reality TV gig.  This is what I posted.

The CBS franchise Survivor, is launching its 20th season with a spanking new concept. Bring back popular Reality TV stars and split them up into teams and let them try to Outwit, Outplay and Outlast each other for a million bucks. Okay, maybe it’s not that new, given Survivor All-stars, and Survivor Fans vs. Favorites and recurring roles for popular players that got burned playing the game the previous season. Aside from all that, this is a BRAND NEW CONCEPT! See they’ve split the teams into two teams, one playing for the side of good (insert dah-dah-daaaw trumpet sound), and the other for the side of evil. (insert maniacal Dr. Evil laugh).

Only how to categorize the players in a game that known best for its backsides and blindside and other dirty play. How can you get 8 heroes? Last night CBS revealed the cast of the much anticipated new season, that promises (again) to be the most exciting season of Survivor. Ever. Period. Exclamation Point.

Heroes: Rupert Boneham, James Clement, Colby Donaldson, Cirie Fields, Amanda Kimmell, Jessica “Sugar” Kiper, Stephenie LaGrossa, James “J.T.” Thomas, Tom Westman, Candice Woodcock

Villians: Tyson Apostol, Randy Bailey, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Danielle DiLorenzo, Russell Hantz, Jerri Manthey, “Boston” Rob Mariano, Parvati Shallow, “Coach” Benjamin Wade, Courtney Yates

While "generally" the categories hold based on perhaps viewer feedback, but this is basically a producer school-yard. How else to explain branding devious Sugar, who was all smiles when not bawling her eyes out, then blindsiding Randy and delighting the fans a Hero. While aggressive Boston Rob a perennial favorite with fans, and a respected player is branded a Villain. Sure Randy is hated almost as much as "Coach" Wade, and Rupert is LOVED by all along with James all of them got blindsided thinking that they were adored by their peers.

In other words, neither the Heroes tag nor the Villains tag is really self-descriptive. How long until the Merge? Will they be Hillians? or Veros?

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We now know why Erik scoops ice cream

May 8th, 2008 2 comments

Because he’s dumb as a rock.

Last guy with four girls, and just destroys them in the immunity challenge, and he lets himself gets talked into giving up the immunity idol.

I haven’t been following Survivor much, but damn… he totally got schooled.

Cirie – Survivor Jedi Master

Finale should be fun, a total cat fight…

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Thursday Night Haikus (a catch up)

October 5th, 2007 2 comments


Jean-Robert and James
Marked for death before merge
Good bye to Leslie

The Office

Infinity! Tech!
Gift baskets not included
Tech drowns Michael’s car


Hearing with her eyes
Test case for new team hopefuls
Cameron knows House

Pushing Daisies

A new bright delight
Though death and dying are rife
Reair tonight, WATCH!

I’m way behind! a busy week.  To many shows! my DVR keep. 

Will try to watch, as time allows.  While through mounds of clothes, I dutifully plow.

Survivor – Mutiny

November 10th, 2006 2 comments

If you haven’t been watching Survivor, you missed probably one of the most serious shake-up of the normal strategy of the show.  If you have been watching Survivor, I think you’d agree that this year has had some of the most interesting twists and turns in many a year.  Spoilers and strategery below the fold. Read more…

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Survivor – Buh Bye Flica

November 4th, 2006 Comments off

We are getting down the the merge, and it appears that people finally got tired of the c’est la vie that was Flica.  She certainly couldn’t be trusted in any alliance.

For the remaining 12, the numbers are interesting.  Four of the original asian tribe (only Cao Boi has left), four of the original white tribe (only Flica gone), three of the original black tribe, and only Ozzie is left from the Hispanic tribe.

So who will make the merge, and start playing for individual immunity?  The big four alliance of Yul, Becky, Sundra and Candice will probably make the merge, the two Aitu outsiders are Jonathan and Ozzie.  I think if Aitu goes to tribal, they’ll probably pick Ozzie to go if they council before the merge.  He is too dominant in the challenges to risk survival part the merge.  If he does make the merge, he’ll have to run the table because he is such a big challenge risk.

On the once powerful Raro, they have shifting alliances, since Pavarti looks out for herself, her vote is for sale.  Adam’s challenge acumen is highly over-rated, and I think he just expects to move on based on his physical talents.  Brad, Jenny, Nate and Rebecca may make a good alliance to challenge the Aitu alliance, but as the last reward challenge showed, Rebecca is extremely lacking in the physical challenges.  Add Pavarti to the group and you have in interesting alliance, should they all make the merge.

Will the tribes end up at even strength come the merge, it will make some interesting game play strategy wise.  This season hs shown that they aren’t afraid to mix up the formula to make the game more spontaneous, I wouldn’t be surprised with an early merge with even strength teams, and another two people must leave at the next tribal council.

Yeah… this is just NaBloPoMo fodder. 🙂

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