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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 #21 of 138
    Martha

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    I liked it! The twist that the tribes will vote off somebody on their tribe just to spite somebody on the other side is huge! It will be interesting to see how this pans out.
     
  2. Sep 19, 2013 #22 of 138
    JFriday

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    As did last season. Here's your first post from last eseason.

     
  3. Sep 19, 2013 #23 of 138
    Steveknj

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    :confused:

    So what? A couple of bad beginning doesn't mean I won't watch. I've watched since the first season. There's been some great season and some bad ones. I'm not sure what your issue is?
     
  4. Sep 19, 2013 #24 of 138
    late for dinner

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    For me the post would have gone into the annoying thread. Every season, pick your reality show, and after the first EP a few post that new season isn't up to par or whatnot.

    What usually happens after a few more show airs that person is all on board and enjoying the show.

    Rinse and repeat.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2013 #25 of 138
    knuckles

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    I can't stand bringing back so many old players. I want to see somebody new, not the same old from previous seasons. Give new players a chance, or have they run out of people that actually apply to be on the show?
     
  6. Sep 19, 2013 #26 of 138
    betts4

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    I was thinking that also. Why so many old players all the time? Get some fresh blood. Get some people that learn how to build a fire and know how to survive and how to play the long game.
     
  7. Sep 19, 2013 #27 of 138
    Steveknj

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    And for every post like that, there's another post where someone really likes it. It's called opinion. These boards would be REALLY boring if everyone just like EVERYTHING.

    It's natural, for any series that has multiple seasons (and in this case 20 some odd seasons) to compare one season to the next. Just as you might compare one baseball player to another, or the cheeseburgers at BK to the new improved cheeseburger at Wendys.
     
  8. Sep 19, 2013 #28 of 138
    Steveknj

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    I always think this, but (I guess) the ratings must be better when they have the older, familiar players come back. The problem is, half the time, I don't even remember some of the players they bring back.
     
  9. Sep 19, 2013 #29 of 138
    late for dinner

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    You missed my point.

    Anyone is entitled to their opinion, my annoyance is that they don't wait until they have a legitimate basis for an informed opinion, like watching more than one episode for example.

    Even worse are the negative opinions that are posted before someone even watches a show :)
     
  10. Sep 19, 2013 #30 of 138
    Amnesia

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    FYP...
     
  11. Sep 19, 2013 #31 of 138
    DancnDude

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    I'm pretty sure ratings went up when they even brought back just a few returning players. It gets people familiar with something right from the start instead of needing to learn everybody.

    And after all the complaints about wanting all new players, CBS did just that for the newest Big Brother and then people complained because nobody was likeable and knew how to play the game.

    At least with experienced players you see a higher-caliber game being played because they've done it once and try to learn from their mistakes.

    I would watch with all newbies or with all returnings or a mix. But I think I like having a few returning players as they seem to up everybody else's game and create a very entertaining season, still with new faces being integrated in.
     
  12. Sep 19, 2013 #32 of 138
    Tracy

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    I was surprised that I didn't recognize several of the returning players. I faithfully watch all the seasons with full attention.

    I was surprised that the returning tribe chose to vote out the doctor lady (one of them I couldn't remember). She looked fit and strong. What could be the possible reasoning there?

    Hate Colton. What a drama queen! I thought for sure his tribe would vote him out immediately just as a matter of principle. So odd.

    I liked Gervaise's niece and was very sad to see her go. He better step up for her at Redemption Island.
     
  13. Sep 19, 2013 #33 of 138
    markz

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    I think I like the twists this year so far.

    The part about winning a comp but then knowing your loved one may go home, is a big. And then finding out they went home because of your celebrating! I wonder when Gervase will find that out?

    And the fact that Gervase did NOTHING to help his tribe at that comp, but was the most vocal about them winning is just plain stupid. He must have been so thrilled that he wasn't getting sent home for his poor performance that he lost it a little. If his tribe had lost, it may have been him going home for dragging them down during the swim.

    Yes, Colton is the same old big bag of ****** (I guess the forum software won't let me talk about Summer's Eve products) we have seen before. You could see it when they were rowing the boat. His loved one seems like a likable guy so far. I don't see what he sees in Colton.

    Boy, Tina's daughter is a looker! I hope she doesn't go home anytime soon.

    When the one veteran player (I forget who) said "I can started a fire. I watched Rob do it", I thought for sure that would turn into a huge fail, but he did it! Kudos to him!

    As a person, Rupert showed a lot of class by trading places with his wife. As a game player, not so much. His wife will be eliminated as soon as they get a chance and he will be stuck fighting against her on RI. Then he will throw the comp to her, and she'll just lose the next time. They will both be home soon! Just my opinion!

    Oh, one more thing. When Rupert made the comment about he and his wife "being blood", that's not true. They are married. They would have to be a father/daughter or something like that to "be blood".
     
  14. Sep 19, 2013 #34 of 138
    betts4

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    This.
     
  15. Sep 19, 2013 #35 of 138
    JFriday

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    I thought it was funny that Brad Culpepper immediately knew he put his foot in his mouth. You can tell he's a fan of the show. He seemed to know a lot about past players as if he'd studied.
     
  16. Sep 19, 2013 #36 of 138
    Steveknj

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    On your first point. Maybe it's more first impression and opinion. It's kind of why I put it like I did. on my OP. I get it's the first episode, but my first impression is that I'm not liking where this is going.

    On your second point, also natural to read a description of something and form an opinion. I do that when I choose what new shows to watch. Nothing wrong with that either.

    You're right, I may end up liking the season. It's happened before. But I can't form an opinion about something I haven't seen yet, could I? I can only say what I think based on this one episode. I've changed my mind. Perfect example of that was 2012 season of Big Brother. I thought the coaching thing would be lame when I first read about it, then when I saw how it worked, I kind of liked it. Then, they brought the coaches into the game, which I didn't think I'd like, but, it turned out great because of Dan. So, I went from hating, to liking, to hating, to liking! But I formed an opinion before the show started and changed it during. I wish our politicians would do that more often!!
     
  17. Sep 19, 2013 #37 of 138
    Steveknj

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    I see your point, and I guess I'm ok with it, to a point. Bring back someone a second time, but when it gets to the 3rd or 4th time, I'm tired of them. For CBS it's less of a risk to bring back returning players, but, if you got a group of newbies that were outstanding (lets say Russell's first season, I don't remember if there were any returnees), then you have a great season. It's up to the producers to find intriguing players.

    And sometimes, it's all in the implementation. I thought this implementation could be fun, after ONE episode, I'm not so sure. We'll see.
     
  18. Sep 19, 2013 #38 of 138
    kettledrum

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    She definitely is one of the ones who is easier on the eyes...her mugshot doesn't do her justice!

    I was surprised at this too. Were all of the votes for Rupert's wife all votes against Rupert? I know that a lot of people on this board don't like him.

    The only one I'm having trouble with is Laura. I don't recognize or remember her at all. :confused:

    Doesn't she have some sort of bad history in her previous seasons? Like she was known for screwing someone over? (or maybe it's the other way around).
     
  19. Sep 19, 2013 #39 of 138
    Steveknj

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    Yeah "blood" is a stretch in most of these cases. But I get the concept!
     
  20. Sep 19, 2013 #40 of 138
    dianebrat

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    I'm really enjoying the fact that a player on one teams actions can affect their loved one, it adds what I hope will be a new dynamic to the game play, and they've needed that for a while.

    On the other hand despite Colton's pleas of being "improved" markz really pegged what I saw, in the boat it was obvious that the old Colton is still there.
     

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