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Survivor - 9/18/13 - Season Premiere

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Sep 19, 2013 #1 of 138
    Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Is it too early to say that I'm already hating this season? Waaaaay too gimmicky. Voting off two people immediately without letting them even play the game? Terrible. Ruppert being the big hero, while the other dude didn't do it. Ugggh, I wanted to shoot myself. I hate RI but they had to put it in play immediately? And Rupert's wife at a clear disadvantage having to play with the old timers. I did like the immunity challenge though because it showed the strengths and weaknesses of the tribes. And who's idea was it to have Gervais swimming? IRC on S1 he couldn't swim then.

    I'll stick with it probably, but I'm not too optimistic I'm going to enjoy this too much.
     
  2. Sep 19, 2013 #2 of 138
    Donbadabon

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    I wish they had split the teams with half loved ones, half returning players. This way they could still have your loved ones on the other team but it would be a little more diverse.
    I think it would make it interesting later on, when someone who voted your loved one out is asking to join your alliance.

    Gervase - How stupid was he? Not only was he useless in the challenge, but then was the loudest one in the end gloating about the win. And the end results were predictable after that.

    Ok people, no one bothered to learn how to make fire before coming on the show? This, and learning to swim, seems like the two basics you need to do before coming on.

    Colton. I despise him. There is no way that he has changed. What we saw on his last season is who he really is, and that will come out eventually.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2013 #3 of 138
    Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I did get the feeling that Gervase's niece kind of thinks he's a jerk anyway. He cost her big time. Speaking of jerks, can that football dude be any more of a jerk?
     
  4. Sep 19, 2013 #4 of 138
    loubob57

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    I couldn't believe how the initial votes turned out so lopsided when the people (supposedly) hadn't been able to confer about who to vote for.

    It was fun watching the veterans wander around rudderless in the boat. I wondered if they'd ever make it back to shore. But they pulled a nice comeback in the puzzle phase.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2013 #5 of 138
    Donbadabon

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    bikegeek

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    I hope we don't have to see Colton crying every week.
     
  7. Sep 19, 2013 #7 of 138
    late for dinner

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    I'm sure glad Colton changed his personality in time for this season!
     
  8. Sep 19, 2013 #8 of 138
    Fool Me Twice

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    No.
     
  9. Sep 19, 2013 #9 of 138
    betts4

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    Well, I didn't think it was too bad. Of course, I was at a party until about 11 pm and tried to watch it while falling asleep on the couch. I still don't know what happened in the last half hour.

    The voting off at the beginning has been done before. No biggie there.

    YES, it would have been much much better to have the loved ones and the returning players be mixed up. They could have still not had the pairs together but at least there would be some equality in setting up camp and such. I think we have all complained about this for years when they set it up that way.
     
  10. Sep 19, 2013 #10 of 138
    Bob Coxner

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    Colton's fiancee Caleb actually seemed liked a nice guy. That could be having a moderating influence on Colton, at least when they're together. My gaydar is usually very good but I would have missed on Caleb.

    For me, Kat remains one of the hottest women to ever play the game. I'm happy to see her back.
     
  11. Sep 19, 2013 #11 of 138
    JFriday

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    Do you hate every show you watch? Why not stop watching them?
     
  12. Sep 19, 2013 #12 of 138
    DancnDude

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    I thought it was really entertaining. I'm not a huge fan of Redemption Island, but if they get rid of it at the merge, I'm fine with it. Especially with the option of people switching places.

    Rupert was dumb to switch right from the start though. He doomed both himself and his wife now. If he had stayed, at least his tribe would have accepted him. It seems there's little reason for them to accept Laura now that she's on the other tribe and he's in serious jeopardy.

    I do also like the mixed feelings that everybody is getting when winning immunity with their loved ones being in danger. Cruel that they voted out Gervase's loved one for something she didn't do, but I can't wait to see his reaction next week.
     
  13. Sep 19, 2013 #13 of 138
    InterMurph

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    She didn't have to play with the old-timers. She is at a disadvantage because Rupert put her there.

    Probst tried to explain to Rupert that sacrificing himself comes at a cost to his wife, but he wasn't interested.
     
  14. Sep 19, 2013 #14 of 138
    2004raptor

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    I've never watched survivor with redemption island. Didn't the host mention they would have to compete? When is that? Does the winner go straight to one of the tribes after he/she wins?
     
  15. Sep 19, 2013 #15 of 138
    Steveknj

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    Huh? Not in this case. I'm a Survivor fan, but this season is starting off badly for me.
     
  16. Sep 19, 2013 #16 of 138
    stark

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    Don't worry. He threatened to hit Kat with an oar during the challenge. His personality hasn't changed.
     
  17. Sep 19, 2013 #17 of 138
    loubob57

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    They'll show the RI comp next week. The loser gets eliminated, the winner stays on RI and has to compete again, and again...

    I'm not clear if they will eliminate one or two next week. Will the challenges always have 3 players? We'll see.

    Whoever survives all the RI comps will reunite with the rest of the players later after the merge probably. So Rupert was to win a bunch of comps to be able to get back in the game. A real long-shot.
     
  18. Sep 19, 2013 #18 of 138
    bryhamm

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    No, usually what happens is 3 people would compete. It will be Rupert, Candace and Gervise's neice (forget her name). The winning 2 will remain on RI and the loser is then out of the game completely. This will continue week after week until at some point the winner will actually go back into the game. That's how it has happened before.

    New twist on RI this season:
    The new twist this season on RI is that supposedly loved ones can request to sub in before the competition. Meaning, Gervise could request to sub in to compete instead of his niee. But, that would also then put his niece on the other tribe now.
     
  19. Sep 19, 2013 #19 of 138
    bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

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    That's what they did in the past when there were 3 on RI.
     
  20. Sep 19, 2013 #20 of 138
    2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    Thanks to both of you for the RI explanation.
     

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