It’s no secret that I am a Survivor fanatic. Perhaps this is news to some of you, but for those who have known me a long time, you know how much I love this show. I have seen every single episode of every single season. My friends and I used to do a draft/betting pool. I won the most out of anyone. (Ok, I MAY have read the online message boards in search of spoilers)
With 20 some seasons under my belt, I consider myself and expert, and have decided to share with you my thoughts on Survivor.
First off, because its in the forefront of my mind being that it relates to the current season, do not ever give yourself a nickname. That’s weird. This rule applies outside of Survivor as well. Its one thing if other people give you a nickname, but don’t make one up yourself.
Secondly, as the seasons roll on, I wonder how many contestants have actually watched the show before. I mean, if you have, it would seem pretty obvious that you shouldn’t totally freak out on your team the first couple of days. Or cry. Or throw a challenge before the merge to eliminate someone who annoys you.
I don’t get why people get all mad when someone on their tribe is obviously looking for the hidden immunity idol. I would look for it. The people who are getting upset should be looking for it. I mean, its a very valuable part of the game, so quit bitching and start looking! On a related note, I don’t understand why people are so eager to share the fact that they found the idol. I would keep that secret to myself, and only reveal it when absolutely necessary.
I hate seasons when one team just blows another team out in every single challenge. I think the addition of a puzzle in most challenges now has prevented some of this. Good work producers.
Can we start a movement to bring back the action sequence Jeff Probst performs after the final tribal council vote when he say ‘see you back in the States for the reading of the votes”? He used to hack his way through the jungle, swim out to a boat, board a waiting helicopter, then fly back to America, all while holding the little urn with all the votes in it! I loved that shit! Mark Burnett are you reading this?
Finally, who are these weirdos that are super angry and say terrible things at the final tribal councils? I really hope the producers put them up to it, otherwise they are just totally insane. There’s only one sole Survivor people. If it was you in the finale, that means you would have lied or backstabbed the person you are currently berating for lying or backstabbing. Only one person can win! It’s a GAME! Chill out, you lost. Stop being such sore loser, and admit that the other person beat you.
In terms of the current season, I’m loving Ozzy being back. I had him in my pool on his original season, and we came SO CLOSE to winning. I don’t think Coach can win because he’s all uppity about never lying and crap, but let’s face it, you have to lie at least one time to win Survivor. This is a fact. I do hope he gets all dragon slayer crazy on us before he’s voted out though! Cochrane (requested Jeff call him by a nickname. LAME!) is the worst super fan I have ever seen. He needs to stop talking so much, although I think he’s learning. It’s still too early for me to pick a favorite, but I can tell you Crazy Hantz nephew is NOT it.
Who else out there looooooooooooves Survivor? I’d love to hear what you have to say about this season, past seasons, and the idea of brining back Jeff’s action sequence!