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Old 05-14-2013, 04:00 PM   #31
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Bah Humbug!

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!
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #32
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Wow, I think Rupert is very entertaining.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:00 PM   #33
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Maybe Colton will be on with his housekeeper.
Only if they also Bring back Johnny Fairplay and his grandmother.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:51 PM   #34
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Ugh, Colton. Ick.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:05 AM   #35
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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.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:41 AM   #36
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Why is it so hard for them to find new players?
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I'm definitely losing interested in Survivor's "specialty" casting.
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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!
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!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:47 AM   #37
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Only if they also Bring back Johnny Fairplay and his grandmother.
Ooohhh! Even awesomer!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:56 AM   #38
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Why is it so hard for them to find new players?
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.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:17 AM   #39
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Come on Probst, all new players and all REAL people please!
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.
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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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Old 05-15-2013, 09:42 PM   #41
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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.
This. I don't think I can ever stop watching.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:52 PM   #42
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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.t.
Who else can take off a month plus, from a real job?
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:57 AM   #43
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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.
Maybe they just don't have faith in their casting department.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:47 PM   #44
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If Colton is really on it I may not watch. He's a horrible person.

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I found it difficult to watch One World when Colton was still on the show...
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:53 PM   #45
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I found it difficult to watch One World when Colton was still on the show...
Probst just seems to love the villains and thinks they make for better television. He's right to an extent, but he needs to find the line between love to hate and just hate.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:00 PM   #46
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Maybe we'll get to see if Colton has changed like he said he did. Either way, he makes certainly makes the show interesting.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:47 PM   #47
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Probst just seems to love the villains and thinks they make for better television. He's right to an extent, but he needs to find the line between love to hate and just hate.
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Parvati, Russell, Boston Rob, Coach, Tyson = fun to watch

Colton = not fun
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Parvati, Russell, Boston Rob, Coach, Tyson = fun to watch

Colton = not fun
Agree, but I've had enough of the first batch and never want to see Colton again.

Maybe, if they want to bring back the old timers, they should do it like they did Big Brother last season and bring them back as coaches (but skip where they can get back in the game). I think it could be fun to see BR coach one team and someone like Coach or even Russell coach another. Philip talked a lot about how he was influenced by BR. So why not use that as a premise?
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:20 AM   #49
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I would love to see Boston Rob Vs. Russell as coaches only. That would be very entertaining!
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:52 AM   #50
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Calling Colton a villain is giving villains everywhere a bad name. Colton is just a racist ******bag.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:19 AM   #51
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Cast and loved ones confirmed.

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Old 08-21-2013, 09:22 AM   #52
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Somebody let me know when Colton is voted off so I can start watching.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:33 AM   #53
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I'm SO tired of seeing the same people over and over on these shows. Not just the ones coming back to play again but the ones who have come from other reality shows too. I might have to pass on this season.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:34 AM   #54
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Yeah, I definitely won't watch while he's on the show either; probably won't watch any of this season, because I hate coming into it late.
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I figured Colton was so reviled they'd never invite him back. I thought even Jeff didn't like him.

This might be the first season I will skip. Besides Colton, I REALLY am sick of seeing the same old same old. Rupert again, REALLY?

At least there are no Hantz's which they could have easily brought in here.
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Colton is just a racist ******bag.
Compared to some of the people on BB this season, Colton is almost likable.
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Wow...Hayden from Big Brother!
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:55 AM   #58
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At least there are no Hantz's which they could have easily brought in here.
I think Willy and Brandon have burned the bridge with CBS, which is perfectly fine by me. Must be weird for Russell to be the sane one in the family.
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The only good thing about bringing back Colton would be if he got voted off first.
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Sooooo disappointed with the selection of Colton.

Still will watch but wow. Pathetic that out of all past contestants they reward that little slime with the chance to come back.
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