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Survivor Blood vs Water Possible Casting Spoilers

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Azlen, May 13, 2013.

  1. May 14, 2013 #21 of 107

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    If this is in fact as described above, one tribe of returners and one trible of family that could, COULD be interesting. Alliances will be formed and the merged tribe could be fun to see if a family member would blindside another family member.

    As for Colton, yes he may play a different game but he's still a ******.
  2. May 14, 2013 #22 of 107

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    This, this, and this.

    I may just watch this season by reading posts here and not having to actually watch the show.
  3. May 14, 2013 #23 of 107

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    I get that after so many seasons there aren't going to attract new viewers so the stunt casting is designed to hold onto existing viewers. And I'm sure they do their research on it but I just don't like it.
  4. May 14, 2013 #24 of 107

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

    Mar 20, 2002
    Bay Area
    I liked him the first season but my hate grew every season he was on after that.
  5. May 14, 2013 #25 of 107

    Ment Active Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    So who's the BB alumnus thats going to Survivor? I'd love to see Dan on the show..
  6. May 14, 2013 #26 of 107

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

    Feb 7, 2001
    Madison, WI
    Yes, they've proven that ratings went up even if they had only a few returning players. People get more engaged from the first episode if they have a few people they are already invested in getting to know.

    I think we're likely not going to see any more casts of entirely new members. They are trying to find creative ways of bringing back cast members and also integrating new. I think that's probably the best formula anyways. Although it's a real stretch to call most of the returnees on Caramoan "Favorites".
  7. May 14, 2013 #27 of 107

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

    Feb 7, 2001
    Madison, WI
  8. May 14, 2013 #28 of 107

    Roadblock New Member

    Apr 5, 2006
    I don't mind Tina or Gervase, but they don't need to come back. The rest of that selection is just awful, so I really hope it's not true.
  9. May 14, 2013 #29 of 107

    latrobe7 What, me worry?

    May 1, 2005
    I would certainly hope so, but I still would not watch. And I would write CBS, Jeff Probst and anyone else I can think of expressing my displeasure and my refusal to watch. It probably wouldn't make a lick of difference, but I would feel better about it. And if enough people responded in a similar fashion, maybe the producers will stop rewarding bad behavior. The way they're going, I'm sure Shamar will be back as a "favorite" at some point.

    Anyway, hopefully the report is wrong or Colton's name is a decoy.
  10. May 14, 2013 #30 of 107

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    Totally agree. I loved him as the lovable pirate the first season and then it just went downhill quickly. When he stole those shoes, I loved him.
  11. May 14, 2013 #31 of 107

    msdonnelly Member

    Apr 3, 2004
    My wife and I both are getting tired of Survivor bringing back the same people and, in some cases, over and over. We're looking forward to this summer's Big Brother since it's rumored to be all new players!
  12. May 14, 2013 #32 of 107

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Wow, I think Rupert is very entertaining.
  13. May 15, 2013 #33 of 107

    LordKronos Active Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    Only if they also Bring back Johnny Fairplay and his grandmother.
  14. May 15, 2013 #34 of 107

    Ruth Now with toddler

    Jul 31, 2001
    Ugh, Colton. Ick.
  15. May 15, 2013 #35 of 107

    hefe Rebus Philbin

    Dec 5, 2000
    CO via Chi-town
    I don't have any issue with returning players. Nothing guarantees that new players are any better. Every combination of players is a new game with different dynamics. I enjoy seeing how returning players handle the game with some experience on their side, as well as fresh faces. I just enjoy the game, basically.
  16. May 15, 2013 #36 of 107

    LlamaLarry Active Member

    Apr 30, 2003
    I get why they like to bring back known players, in that they are hoping to be working with a person with known/editable entertainment value.

    I also hate it as it takes away some of the "Hey, I should apply to be on Survivor" when you see the same people getting on the show and when the "new" people are either retreads of old players or plain old shill/actors that were recruited. :(

    I would love to be on Survivor, but I guess I need to come up with something kooky about me ("I raise llamas, might be insane and I speak with an unintelligible yet folksy accent") or just embrace that at 42 I would fall into the requisite "Old Guy for TV" slot.

    Come on Probst, all new players and all REAL people please!
  17. May 15, 2013 #37 of 107

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    Ooohhh! Even awesomer!
  18. May 15, 2013 #38 of 107

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    This!!! Do they have such little faith that people won't watch if they have new players that they keep casting the same players over and over again? There's a problem with doing that. You get players who won't play necessarily to win, but to get invited back again. Rupert, for example has lost 3x and yet, here he is again. I liked him the first 2x but enough is enough. I like the premise, but they could just as easily do it with new players.
  19. May 15, 2013 #39 of 107

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I wonder if there were ever REAL people for these types of shows. I always look at the "from" and they are usually from Minnesota or New Jersey or Texas or wherever and they you read their bio and in so many cases it says, now resides in Laguna Beach or Irvine or Woodland Hills or some other place in SoCal. I think the majorityof these players are out of work actors looking for a gig and this is their way of getting facetime.

    As for Colton...him being on has got me considering if I'm going to watch. But I admit, I'm curious to see Gervaise. I liked him the first season. I wonder if Colton is back because they need a gay couple to round out the diversity and he's available. We also know that villains get people to watch. But is he TOO much of a villain to turn people off? I bet not.
  20. May 15, 2013 #40 of 107

    martinp13 YHTBMABIITY

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    I'm sure originally there were real people, for any of these shows. The first time around for a reality show, no one knows what to expect, and in the early days of reality TV, no one even had other shows to learn from. That's what made the original Survivor so interesting: it was all fresh and new and no one was scrambling for alliances on day 1 (except maybe Hatch). The job classification of "professional reality show contestant" didn't exist yet.

    I miss those days, and I'm excited when a new type of competition reality show start up.

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