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Survivor Caramoan : OAD 3-13-2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by BradJW, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Mar 14, 2013 #61 of 121

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    since everything is on camera they can get a good estimate of the volume of food plus i think even the other tribe would have to agree that they deserve a bit more for their 'trouble'

    i only FF thru most of these shows but dang i'm glad i stopped when he stepped out of line.
  2. Mar 14, 2013 #62 of 121

    brianric Active Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    Pennsville, NJ
    Sit him out during the challenge.

    Then he should have been removed from the game and let the challenge go on.
  3. Mar 14, 2013 #63 of 121

    JLucPicard Active Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    West St....
    I was going to stay quiet on this because I don't have anything concrete to site as my basis (and one other point I will get to below), but my understanding is they don't actually film this in the US for reasons of regulations/legallities they would then have to follow or be extremely cautious of or some such thing (possibly making things cost-prohibitive).

    My other point - I know they could probably find other locales besides tropical islands where the climate is more rugged than tropical, but I don't think there are nearly as many options for those types of places that aren't parts of major countries that they would have to deal with.

    I am not well versed in geology or the law, and I'm sure that's very apparent in what I had posted. :)

    Flame away!
  4. Mar 14, 2013 #64 of 121

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    No flame. I know they would never film in the US. Besides the various laws, they'd have to pay higher scale to the workers. I only used that as an example of a "cold weather" place I've been to that I know is plenty warm during the daytime. But there are plenty of places like that throughout the world they could use, I'm sure.
  5. Mar 14, 2013 #65 of 121

    tiams New Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    The producers would not have allowed him to compete. The Favorites should not have forfeited.
  6. Mar 14, 2013 #66 of 121

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

    Feb 25, 2003
    They'd ever want to film someplace cold because people would be too inactive. It's one thing to to dedicate 15 minutes of one episode to people huddling in cold rain like in last night's episode. It's another to be stuck with people feeling that way for the entire run of the season.

    Extreme heat was a problem they ran into with the Africa season. People just wanted to hang out in the shade and not waste an ounce of energy.
  7. Mar 14, 2013 #67 of 121

    Tracy Truly TCF Club

    Mar 12, 2000
    Galena, IL
    I think it would also hard to identify people when they are bundled up in coats. Also, I'm sure some people enjoy seeing the skin of the beautiful people.
  8. Mar 14, 2013 #68 of 121

    stellie93 Active Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    When he went after the food, I was expecting a couple of the guys to wrestle him to the ground. Are they not allowed to do that? They have to stand there and try to "reason with him" while he threatens them? Are there security people hanging around all the time, or just camera men?

    Whoa, not going that far. He's a really good player, but so annoying. I groaned when he found the second idol. :(

    They should have gone ahead and played the challenge, killed the fans again, and then let them off of tribal and send him home. Destroy their spirit before you give them immunity. ;)
  9. Mar 14, 2013 #69 of 121

    hughmcjr New Member

    Nov 27, 2006

    No surprise here or at other forums after watching the show...I am not defending Brandon, but Its all to easy to jump on the "Brandon is a nutjob" bandwagon. What he did is normal behavior in reaction to a given situation. He hit the wall and anyone is capable of doing the same, anyone without exception. Again ANYONE! In fact the rain was getting to everyone. Phil is an ass and no doubt taunted Brandon. At the immunity challenge as the conversation progressed, Philip couldn't hold his tongue and Jeff let him taunt Brandon. You could see Philip having a breakdown and hitting the wall too... Jeff knew exactly what Phil was doing and he allowed it. If anyone started causing trouble it is Philip, the control freak, but the others let him run with it from the beginning in a sense controlling him. Phil is good at challenges...as far as Phil and Brandon going at it...If I were Phil I would be concerned..and he was, as you could see it in his demeanor..."hiding" behind Corinne and how he was talking. And Jeff...he was holding Brandon back..and he would have done what Philip couldn't. I would put Jeff's strength above both Brandon and Philip. Brandon's choice was simply to not react and take action, but he did the former. Crappy episode. And Reynold finding the idol again? Come on now...we have been here before. Again I want to see statistics of someone finding it more than once, like Russel Hantz did.. and then factor in it has happened how many times?...given environment and others looking for it... it has to be highly unlikely.
    And the two women crying...Anger turned inwards...they are depressed and instead of getting angry they cried. It's not easy out there.
  10. Mar 14, 2013 #70 of 121

    MegaHertz67 Registered Smart Ass

    Apr 18, 2005
    I have heard it said in interviews with Jeff that he is one of the producers or executive producers of the show as a partner with Burnett. So, it's my understanding that he has the authority to make a call like that in the heat of the moment.
  11. Mar 14, 2013 #71 of 121

    Azlen Active Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ
    He's basically the showrunner so it's within his power to do almost whatever he wants in that situation.
  12. Mar 15, 2013 #72 of 121

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    isnt that the same reason cruise ships arent registered in the USA? too many rules
  13. Mar 15, 2013 #73 of 121

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    I think Brandon's contempt and anger towards Philip is justified and all the others on his tribe feel exactly the same. The only difference is that he (Brandon) has no self-control.
  14. Mar 15, 2013 #74 of 121

    jradosh Newlywed

    Jul 31, 2001
    All this focus on Brandon... didn't anyone notice (or care about) Brenda's obvious limping around at the reward challenge? Or her poorly disguised knee brace at the aborted reward challenge?


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  15. Mar 15, 2013 #75 of 121

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    Honestly, I did not notice it at all. And God knows I look at Brenda any chance I get. Not her knees, mind you...
  16. Mar 15, 2013 #76 of 121

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    did the reward challenge include a grill top? cause I could swear they were cooking the steaks on one.
  17. Mar 15, 2013 #77 of 121

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    They are too sharp? :)

    I did not notice Brenda limping or the disguised knee brace either until someone else mentioned it the other day earlier in the thread.
  18. Mar 15, 2013 #78 of 121

    jradosh Newlywed

    Jul 31, 2001
    That was me yesterday. :) If you rewatch the reward challenge, it's REALLY obvious something's wrong. Hopefully she (and her sharp knees ;) ) stick around for a while.
  19. Mar 15, 2013 #79 of 121

    goblue97 Welcome Home, Jimmy!

    May 12, 2005
    Did they ever show the tribe drinking the wine? Could any of Brandon's blow-up been caused by a little (or a lot of) vino? I wonder if that was strategically edited out.
  20. Mar 15, 2013 #80 of 121

    dirtypacman Coming and going

    Feb 3, 2004
    That was an interesting episode for sure. I was glad to see Brandon go as he was obviously a complete mental case. I don't give him or the producers any excuses - he has been on the show before and was loopy, he knew what he was coming back to and can't handle the pressure of the game. I don't think I would go as far as saying anybody was in any danger but I think the producers knew they were dangling from a thin string keeping him on the show. I believe the producers knew it was going to play out that way at the challenge and were prepared for it.

    Philip has become one of my favorite players on the favorites this year now. I really really disliked him previously but he has grown on me. His efforts in the challenges have almost single handily kept the favorites on a winning path. Between his efforts and toned down personality this year (editing) he has been entertaining.

    I could barely handle watching Dawn and her facial expressions during the challenge tribal council. This lady is almost on the brink of a break down herself. I actually enjoyed watching her in the past season but this season from the little I have seen with her interactions has gotten underneath my skin.

    Jeff needs to just cut the touchy feely crap.... its not the first time and its becoming tradition to see him get all up on someone when they get it rough in the game. As others have stated I would love to see him replaced and get a fresh face into the game. I like the idea of doing Survivor "Old School" and take all the rules from season 1 and 2 and stick to them.

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