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Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites Winner Declared!

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I know this is about two days too late, but I just wanted to mention that Parvati ended up winning Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites on Sunday.

Honestly, I’m not quite sure how she pulled it off, because during the final tribal council she essentially seemed to be acting nonchalant, like she didn’t care whether she won or not….apparently it worked better than Amanda’s responses.

I didn’t ever notice any acting or extreme lies that she tried to pull in her comments, but after watching her cry when she had to vote either Cirie or Parvati out was pretty ridiculous, as evidenced by her grin and comment the following morning.

“I wouldn’t want to be here with any other person right now.”

Oh, what about Cirie?  That woman you had the so difficult time voting out last night?

That was annoying, but in the end I was rooting for her anyway.  I guess I didn’t realize she was the 2nd place finisher in Survivor: China also….

I’m already looking forward to picking up an HDTV to catch the next installment, Survivor: Gabon.  I still say they should have made the logo a little more colorful, though.

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May 13, 2008 at 10:19 am

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Weekend Musing: Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites Finale

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Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites has been another great season, but going into this finale on Sunday, I’m honestly not that excited to see any of the final 4 survivors win.

Natalie turned into an evil and conniving player during the final four episodes or so, after going the whole season without even speaking to the camera…..

Amanda has turned evil too, after pretending to be nice to Erik when he took her on the reward challenge, then returning to tribal council and basically tearing him apart for the second week in a row….

Cirie has been a mastermind from the beginning, somehow always managing to get her way….I think of the 4, she’s got the best shot at winning…but I won’t exactly jump for joy if it does happen…..
And Parvati, who thinks she apparently knows the game in and out, and was at one point called out for thinking she was in charge when she really wasn’t. And since when was she ever an all-star. I think she got voted out pretty early in her game, and even if she didn’t, she wasn’t playing the game like she is now…which is better, I suppose.

Either way, I think the main thing I’ll enjoy after seeing this Sunday’s finale is the preview for Survivor’s next installment, which, if sources are correct should be Survivor: Gabon. (Basically, Survivor: Africa 2)

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May 10, 2008 at 11:49 am

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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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Survivor goes High-Def

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I’m actually psyched to read this latest news…

I remember reading an article about a month ago wondering why Survivor on CBS hadn’t made the transition to HD.  Low and behold, here we are a month later, and it’s officially announced that the 17th edition of the show will be shot in HD.

Survivor has always been a beautiful show with a lot of stunning locales and awesome beauty shots….I think this might be just the catalyst for a lot of the shows fans to go out and upgrade to HD (if they haven’t already). 

Via The Hollywood Reporter

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April 13, 2008 at 9:42 pm

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Survivor Micronesia Musings

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Just a couple musings from tonight’s episode, because they really stood out to me.

I think it’s becoming more and more clear how much we actually don’t see on a weekly basis during each episode of Survivor.   Here’s a couple things that brought this to my attention tonight:

1) Natalie (I think that’s her name…) has yet to do a confessional to the camera (at least that has aired), yet she’s managed to stick around this long.  How does that happen?  Does anyone else notice she never says anything?!  Either she’s playing really smart and staying under the radar, or apparently the producers feel she has nothing important to say.

2) Apparently Alexis and Ozzy got to know each other a lot better than has ever been shown when they were on Exile Island….She basically took the place of Amanda, and was hanging all over him…..Yet, since they’ve gone to Exile, not once had she ever said anything about Ozzy…they just showed them walking to their boat that ONE time…..Alexis also got a LOT of screen time and spoke much more than she ever has…..

The style of this season is just a little peculiar….not that I’m not enjoying it.

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April 11, 2008 at 12:13 am

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Where’s Survivor Headed Next? (UPDATE)

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I posted a few weeks back that Survivor was considering China as their next location…..

I think this is one of few times where I remember finding out where the next location is before they film it,  but I am glad to hear about the new location.  I think they can do a lot in China, and there’s probably a lot of history that we’ll hear about or see reflected in the show.

I’m thinking the logo for Survivor: China could look pretty cool…I wonder what’s up Mark Burnett’s sleeves for the next go-round….We’ll find out sometime next fall.

Via Coming Soon (who has the story from Variety)

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April 18, 2007 at 8:34 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.

Via TV Squad

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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