I heard some buzz the other day that Survivor is renewed for another 2 seasons. This leads me to believe they will probably make it to 25 seasons. Can you believe it? Nope, neither can I.
Flashback to the first season, I remember getting into the season a little late and forcing certain friends to watch back to back episodes just to get them hooked. Of course this ploy worked, and one became a bigger reality tv junkie than myself (nope, not naming names). It was such a great season, and so memorable.. I remember Rudy (the cranky old bugger), Susan (holier than thou attitude), Richard (the nudist – mastermind), Sean (the doctor who voted alphabetically), Kelly (rafting instructor made it to the finals), Colleen (america’s cutie), I remember them eating the rats. It feels like yesterday. Then I remember waiting until after the super bowl to watch Season 2 and got fully immersed in those characters, then again in Africa. After that, honestly it became a blur. I can name more characters from the first 3 seasons than all the following seasons combined. Crazy, but true, and I watched every season to my husbands dismay.
I remember telling you that I would give you an overview of all the characters – thats not happening – I can’t remember most of them. I’ll give you a little insight on the ones that I do remember – is that ok? For a few of the contestants its their third time back – who would be that crazy? (not me – I couldn’t imagine living without my morning coffee – food would be an after thought)
Today I’m going to reintroduce Stephenie, asides from Ethan Zohn I think she’s my favorite all time player. I remember her first time on the show she was the last member of her tribe standing. She was a physical force to reckon with and didn’t stand a chance on the other tribe. Second time around she was the runner-up, she had to maneuver and lie to get to the end. I would really like to see this girl make it to the end. Asides from game play all I can say is that she has fabulous abs. I would KILL someone to have her physique. I see her team thinking she’s a threat and voting her early.
I really hope this season they can change it up a little and make it unpredictable for all these seasoned players. Sure playing each other, knowing each other’s personalities earlier will make it exciting, but the show itself has become stagnant. If I watch another sweet, coat-tail rider who had no personal game play win another round I WILL turn off the show next season and watch something else. Russel was ROBBED last season, he may have been a jerk but he PLAYED that game like no other. Being judged by a group of sore losers who’ve had their feelings hurt isn’t a testimate to who actually played the best. The motto is ‘outlast, outwit and outplay’ and many of these winners haven’t done anything other claim to have tagged along with a strong, aggressive player who they allowed to do the dirty work for them. BOOO!
Next week we’ll talk about good ‘ole guy Colby – who I met once upon a time and actually had a photo taken with (my sister cropped me out)