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Survivor Micronesia Musings

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You know, I’ve been expecting all along that Natalie would have some screen time in an episode, considering she’s hung around this long.

I just didn’t quite expect her to be as cocky and arrogant as she came off in tonight’s episode. She literally owned the episode…I think about 75% of those talking heads were hers, and what was with the expanded lead-in to tribal council with her STILL talking?!

She needs to go….with Cirie…..

The thing I don’t understand is why Amanda and James were all mopey, just hoping that Jason did what he ended up doing….If they had spoken with Jason, told him that Natalie was going to stab him in the back, and then talked to Erik, who is on the outs since it was Girls vs. Guys, that would have given them the numbers to flip it right back at Parvati, Natalie and Alexis.

Seriously…That makes sense, doesn’t it?

I thought these players were supposed to be All-Stars….

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April 24, 2008 at 10:26 pm

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Survivor Returning to Africa?!

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I’ve always been a huge fan of Survivor: Africa from way back in the day….It had easily some of the best casting for any season that’s ever been produced, and despite a lot of people complaining it was not the best of seasons, I’ve always thought it shined as one of the best.

With that said, it’s a very exciting development to see that Africa is possibly being considered for the 17th season of Survivor, and also the first season to be shot entirely in HD.

The location is known as Gabon, and is in Western Africa….They had me at Africa….though, I am curious to see if it’s as desolate as Kenya was, or if it might be in a more wooded area.

Either way…I’m there. Bring on this season’s finale so we can see what the logo looks like. If it’s good enough, I might just have to get some new Survivor-themed gear.

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April 22, 2008 at 1:01 am

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More Burnett-inspired news…

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I’m interested in Burnett’s other upcoming projects, On The Lot and Pirate Master (a reality competition with people who want to be pirates….crazy, summer reality fare).

On The Lot will premiere on FOX on Tuesday, May 22nd.  I’m looking forward to this one simply because of the teaming up with Steven Spielberg.  It should be a great look behind the scenes of how movies get made too…..Intriguing.   Here’s the official description to tide you over.

  “From Mark Burnett, Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television, ON THE LOT affords aspiring filmmakers the         opportunity of a lifetime: a $1-million DreamWorks development deal. And, 12,000 people submitted their films for         consideration. ON THE LOT will feature filmmakers who will produce short films in every genre every week and the        viewers will vote on who gets eliminated. ”  (via the official homepage)

And the other, Pirate Master, will premiere on Thursday, May 31st.  It takes over for Survivor in the coveted “Thursday at 7” slot….I’m wondering if this one will sink or swim….but I’m willing to give it a shot.  Hopefully it doesn’t walk the plank too fast….(haha….ok, no more puns).   Here’s a description I found (courtesy Reality Mania).

  “In Pirate Master: The Adventure Begins, 16 ordinary people living aboard a real pirate ship compete in an extraordinary Caribbean adventure in pursuit of hidden treasure – a bounty with a total value of one million dollars. Each week, one competitor is “set adrift” from the pirate ship that they have called home until only three remain in the hunt for the ultimate treasure of all. “

Summer TV may slightly improve over what I previously thought…We’ll see.

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April 18, 2007 at 8:43 am

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Thursday TV Outlook

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Here’s what I’ll be watching tonight.

Survivor: Fiji-“Are We Gonna Live on Exile Island”– I think that about sums it up.  Tonight has the appearance of a merge, judging by all the new colored buffs the survivors are wearing in the promos.  I’m still rooting for Earl and Yau Man….we’ll see how the shakeup, if it happens, affects the two separate tribes.

The Office-“Safety Training”-We’ll find out the true dangers of the workplace in this installment.  I’m sensing some developments that may lead to the final arcs of the season.  I’ll be glad if Jim and Pam say one nice thing to each other tonight.  No more Roy after last week’s firing, so that’s a start.  I have high hopes…and the return of Andy should be interesting.  Seems like he’s be gone forever….and that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Grey’s Anatomy-“Every Moment Counts”-Now that I just remembered that this is a clip show, I may scavenge for another show to take its place for the evening.  Scrubs or 30 Rock perhaps?  I think those show up in that time slot…..

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April 12, 2007 at 11:58 am

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Survivor: Fiji – “An Evil Thought” Recap

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I’m really enjoying this season of Survivor so far, and I think it’s because they managed to get a decent crop of people this time around.

I thought it was an interesting reward challenge tonight, throwing fireballs at those targets.  They’ve definitely used the formula before, but those shots of the layer of cloth catching on fire and burning apart somehow looked cool to me.  I really wonder how long they were out there doing that.

Ravu finally managed to win a challenge, and got to hang out in an arcade.  At first, I remembered arcade is used for other things, besides videogames, so at first I thought it might be one of those rewards where they go to a small town and barter for their reward…but it turned out to be what I thought an arcade is supposed to.

I think the editing, plus a little alcohol from Rocky, clearly emphasized he was going to get the boot.  He was probably drunk, but still….don’t continue to make fun of people after they’ve shown they don’t like it.

Of course, they managed to lose another immunity.  Honestly, I think Lisi should have gotten voted out.  What’s up with her evil laugh…she’s done it twice now….She also had that little outburst about how not being picked for the tribe switch was her ticket home….seriously, I think she’s guaranteed she won’t be around to win the million.  She just needs to stop mentioning it, both in her confessionals and to the tribe, because it makes her look bad.

I think it’s classic that Yau Man hid that fake idol…It will be hilarious if it’s found and played by someone.  Genius…..

I think my pick to win, Earl, is still the frontrunner so far.  He and Yau may even end up in the Final 2…we’ll see how it plays out.

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March 30, 2007 at 9:12 am

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Where’s Survivor headed next? Part II

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Interesting scoop…. Looks like Survivor may take a page out of the book of Survivorman and head to Canada in their next season.

Honestly, I think this would be a good setup. Possibly a colder climate, and if you watch Survivorman, may actually be on-par, if not better than some of the other locations they’ve chosen recently….Those episodes in Canada are actually interesting, and there is a sense of danger out there. Could be exciting, don’t you think?

It’d be interesting to see how the show handled a new continent….North America. I still think that they’d also be considering a South American locale as well.

Either way, I know I’ll be watching.  14 (or however many seasons they’re at now) seasons strong, and I’m not about to quit watching.

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March 28, 2007 at 10:12 pm

Wednesday TV Outlook

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Here’s what’s on tap for tonight:

Friday Night Lights-“Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes”: Since I’m not caught up yet, I’ve read the description.  Coach Taylor considers accepting a position at Texas Methodist, and his daughter expresses how she wants to stay right where they are.  Watch this show already, if you’re not.  I’m still not sure how official it is for Season 2.  Expect an update when available.

Lost- “The Man From Tallahassee”- We’ll finally figure out why Locke was in the wheelchair in this Locke-centric installment.  I’m hoping for some interaction with Jack and seeing why he seemed to be enjoying himself so much while playing football in the Others’ camp.  Should be good….Season 3 is starting to pick up some steam!  Look for a review later.

Survivor: Fiji- Fairly sure we get either a merger or two new teams tonight.  There’s supposedly some twist, but odds are I’ll have figured it out before Probst says what happens.  All I know is Rocky picks Dreamz to be on his team….Who saw that coming?  Hopefully Dreamz takes on the losing qualities of Rocky’s team, and gets eliminated already.

Anything else I should be watching?  Comments?  Leave ’em.

And go watch the Pirates 3 trailer if you haven’t already.

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March 21, 2007 at 10:07 am

Monday TV Preview

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I apologize for the lack of a Sunday Night TV Preview…There was The Amazing Race, which was entertaining, yet disappointing who came in last….Apparently while sitting at those tasks for hours when they are confused, even if the clue tells them that spelling counts, they never think to double check at least once. How did Rob or Amber not check “The Phillipines”….they deserved to be eliminated if they didn’t catch that. Battlestar is still on the Tivo….it wasn’t all that exciting while I was watching, but I was pretty distracted while searching for apartments online…..Anyway, let’s get to it!

24-At least I’m forgetting what’s in the previews, because they always seem to spoil a lot. Last we saw, wasn’t that one Russian guard shot before he could talk to CTU? I think we get a visit to the ex-Mrs. Logan tonight. Other than that, should be an entertaining hour….as always!

Prison Break– On a break…no new episode this week!

The Riches– I saw a preview for this one, and never got a chance to watch the pilot online. Still, I’m intrigued. It’s not like I need another TV show to watch, do I? Sure….there’s always room.

Here’s a description of the pilot, courtesy of Zap2it

This new FX dramedy, created by playwright Dmitry Lipkin, follows the exploits of Wayne (actor/comedian Eddie Izzard) and Dahlia (Minnie Driver, “Will & Grace”) Malloy and their children Cael (Noel Fisher), Dehliah (Shannon Woodward) and Sam (Aidan Mitchell). The Malloys are a family of gypsy travelers, conning unsuspecting “buffers” (their term for ordinary, law-abiding citizens) out of money while driving the country in their beat-up RV. But when their RV runs a car off the road — killing its occupants — Wayne senses a golden opportunity; soon, the Malloys adopt the persona of the deceased couple (attorney Doug Rich and his wife Cherien), move with the kids into a fancy gated community and start a con like none they’ve ever pulled.

That’s it folks…..at least March Madness should fill some of the voids of this current repeat and showless time!  I just realized, no Survivor this week…or next!  What to do?!

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March 12, 2007 at 8:44 am

Survivor Fiji: “Love Many, Trust Few, Do Wrong to No One.” Episode 5

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Interesting episode….a little over-hyped with regards to the Rocky-Dreamz battle….

Started out pretty good….Yau-Man is right, no way he’s going to get idol without a shovel, they wouldn’t make it that easy. I really don’t like these Survivor seasons where 1 team dominates….it makes it so un-interesting in my opinion.

The whole Rocky complaining thing is starting to get interesting, he seems like a really annoying guy though and im surprised he is still around. I guess he’s a “strong guy” on their team, but i don’t think he’s really shown any strength thus far.

Those 2 girls, i still dont know their names, Lisi and something….anyways, they are really rotten human beings…i didnt know what they were talking about with that coffee maker thing….so i’m with Dreamz….i can’t believe i’m saying it but my opinion of Dreamz has now flip flopped a little bit….

As for immunity…same team loses again…ridiculous….end the season now as far as i’m concerned…..Moto SUCKS…..i’ve never liked the teams that dominate…..not even Kucha in season 2….anyways…im still watching this episode on TIVO right now…not sure who gets voted out yet…anyways,

Watch the episode if you’re a die hard fan…bit in my opinion this season is going downhill…FAST


So…after watching the rest of the episode..thinks went up a little bit….won’t miss Rita…she seemed a little “spacy”….as for next weeks episode…looks interesting….nice time to shake things up….i think the producers realize that domination of 1 tribe makes for a dull survivor….anyways, until next week.

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March 9, 2007 at 9:17 am

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Survivor: Fiji – “Love Many. Trust Few. Do Wrong to None”

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Well, my wishes were not fulfilled with this episode.  Is Ravu going to make it as long of a losing streak as Ulong?  Apparently not, because they’re gonna merge next time.  That showdown with Dreamz and Rocky…not as great as I’d hoped…

But it does set up for an interesting turn of events later…..looks like Rocky picks Dreamz when they switch next time.

I found Earl’s helping of Yau-Man a good-faith gesture, but in the end, it doesn’t help him all that much.  I would think Earl would want the idol to himself, because there is no guarantee that Yau will have his back.  Do they even have an alliance?  I don’t know…..Yau just doesn’t seem to have that many allies, that’s all.

Moto showed major signs of fracture in their alliance.  Lisi and Stacy were being pretty mean to Dreamz…I mean come on, at least show the people how to use the coffee machine.  I’ve never seen one like that either…. Probably clever editing, but I doubt Casahndra would drink coffee that full of grinds…. that looked gross.  Initially, I thought they might have had some hot chocolate in there too, but that’s when all the jerkiness started.

And Boo…don’t complain when the others talk trash to your face when you show up to a challenge eating/chewing a mango.  That’s one big fat hypocrite if you ask me.  I just hope he doesn’t win.

You heard it here and now….My pick to win is Earl….He’s setting himself up quite well…..and depending on how it shakes out, he might have a hidden immunity idol to boot.

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March 8, 2007 at 8:07 pm

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