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Old 05-06-2015, 08:19 PM   #1
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Survivor Season 31 - Casting by Popular Vote (casting spoilers)

There is a teaser for Season 31 of Survivor at the end of tonight's episode. Jeff tells us that next season's cast will be chosen by vote. The candidates are returning players getting a 2nd chance. The URL for voting is:

http://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/second-chance/

The winning cast will be revealed on May 20 at the reunion show.

I'm okay with the concept, not so crazy about the selection. There are 16 men and 16 women. A small few I'd like to see again, another few I don't, and a large middle of people I barely remember. Thankfully, someone has created a Wikipedia page with references to all of their seasons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivor_31

I'm gonna read through that before I vote.

What do all y'all think about this?

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Old 05-06-2015, 08:32 PM   #2
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Meh.

I like it better when everyone is new. This season has been good - all new, no celebrities, no Exile, no Redemption - just Survivor. A bunch of strangers who know nothing about each other going at it.

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Old 05-06-2015, 08:36 PM   #3
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I'm not going to vote because I don't feel like giving CBS my name & email address. I get enough junk mail without adding to it. Besides, I prefer all new people each season.

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Old 05-06-2015, 09:45 PM   #4
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My across the street neighbor asks that you make her teenage son happy by voting for Teresa Cooper. Both the neighbor and Cooper are Delta flight attendants, and the kid is a Survivor nut.

Just asking.

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Old 05-06-2015, 11:01 PM   #5
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I don't understand how current players that are still in the game are included. Why are they telling us that Mike needs a second chance?

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I don't understand how current players that are still in the game are included. Why are they telling us that Mike needs a second chance?
If one of the players left in the game wins, they'll be removed from the choices.

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Old 05-07-2015, 01:16 AM   #7
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I don't like that you have to vote for 10 of 16 possible choices, when I only want to vote for 3-5.

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Old 05-07-2015, 05:03 AM   #8
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If one of the players left in the game wins, they'll be removed from the choices.
I think that Jeff's reasoning for why they included those two current players is bs ("We found a way to add a little twist, a little layer of mystery"), and that neither of them won this season.

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Old 05-07-2015, 05:29 AM   #9
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I think that Jeff's reasoning for why they included those two current players is bs ("We found a way to add a little twist, a little layer of mystery"), and that neither of them won this season.
It could just be Jeff's reasoning after the fact, but I have seen it talked about in depth for the last few weeks on Survivor websites so they certainly were aware. I assume there would've been a plan in place other than spoiling the current season.

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Old 05-07-2015, 07:01 AM   #10
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I only remember a couple of the women, but the men... can we have a whole show with a bunch of men?

Vytas
Spencer
Joe
Culpepper
Fishbach
Mike
Jeremy
Woo
Shane
Varner
Deitz
Troyzan
Andrew

Then we're left with Kass? Kimmie? Wigglesworth (boy she either hasn't aged well or some work didn't turn out too well)? Where are the players in the women's line-up? Abi-Maria? Come on.

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Old 05-07-2015, 07:23 AM   #11
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None of my favorites are here (can't even remember most of the women), so no need to vote.

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Old 05-07-2015, 07:37 AM   #12
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I see enough of Culpepper in his stupid television commercials. Even with TiVo I've seen that same damn ambulance chaser ad too often.

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Old 05-07-2015, 09:54 AM   #13
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:32 AM   #14
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It would've been nice to know ahead of time that their were contestants from this season on there.

I also didn't have 10 people I wanted to vote for - why couldn't it be "up to 10"
For the women, I just chose those that would look best in a bikini.

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Old 05-07-2015, 11:32 AM   #15
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Wigglesworth (boy she either hasn't aged well or some work didn't turn out too well)?
Really? She looks about what I'd expect 22-year-old Kelly to look like at 37.

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Old 05-07-2015, 11:41 AM   #16
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It's amazing how many of them I have no recollection of.

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I would be happy with having a season of all women.

Imagine the drama and, based on the list on the website, there would be a pretty good selection of eye candy.

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Old 05-07-2015, 04:47 PM   #18
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The pickins are pretty slim. It seems like there will be lots of young girls and lots of older guys. That doesn't sound too promising for the girls.....

I wonder if I can vote for the guys and skip the girls. I don't recognize most of them, but I want to vote for Joe and Mike--and Not vote for Shirin and Caroline.

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Old 05-07-2015, 04:49 PM   #19
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It's amazing how many of them I have no recollection of.
Me either. But lots of times I hardly recognize them at the reunion show all fixed up. They should have shown them as they looked in their season. (I don't care enough to take the time to research it.)

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Old 05-08-2015, 08:39 AM   #20
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I don't like that you have to vote for 10 of 16 possible choices, when I only want to vote for 3-5.
Yeah, agreed.


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Really? She looks about what I'd expect 22-year-old Kelly to look like at 37.
I think she looks great now!!!

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Old 05-08-2015, 01:11 PM   #21
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Meh.

I like it better when everyone is new. This season has been good - all new, no celebrities, no Exile, no Redemption - just Survivor. A bunch of strangers who know nothing about each other going at it.
I agree with this. The cast is not great but the fact they know nothing about each other and that it's more classic Survivor has made the season much more fun.

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Old 05-08-2015, 04:25 PM   #23
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I wonder why they're starting with 20. That smells of a day 1 elimination or two. If nothing else, it will probably mean a double-elim episode. I never did like those.

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Old 05-08-2015, 08:02 PM   #24
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I don't like that you have to vote for 10 of 16 possible choices, when I only want to vote for 3-5.
Yes, that's a bit ridiculous.

Do you think they'll really go by the voting?

What if no minorities (for example) got voted in? Would they do that?

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Me either. But lots of times I hardly recognize them at the reunion show all fixed up. They should have shown them as they looked in their season. (I don't care enough to take the time to research it.)
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Meh.

I like it better when everyone is new. This season has been good - all new, no celebrities, no Exile, no Redemption - just Survivor. A bunch of strangers who know nothing about each other going at it.
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Thanks ladies for doing all the typing for me!

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Old 05-08-2015, 10:38 PM   #26
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I wonder why they're starting with 20. That smells of a day 1 elimination or two. If nothing else, it will probably mean a double-elim episode. I never did like those.
In an interview I read a few years ago, Jeff said they have to do this because people started quitting. They needed a buffer. They couldn't just go from 8 to 9 of each sex because that threw off the numbers, so they start out with 10 each.

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Old 05-09-2015, 12:08 AM   #27
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I hope Savage comes back. It was such a shame when he was voted out.

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Old 05-09-2015, 11:56 PM   #28
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Rob Cesternino is doing one-on-one interviews with any of the Second Chance contestants that want to get some airtime on his podcast. He's already posted 5-6 of them and I know he has a bunch more scheduled over the next few days. If you can't remember who some of these players are, check out Rob Has A Podcast and listen to the interviews.

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Old 05-11-2015, 04:26 AM   #29
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Quite a few of the contestants have posted statements or threads over on Reddit about why they want to come back, or who else they want to see come back.

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I also prefer all new, I don't like returning players. And there are none of these that I really want to see again. At least Rupert isn't on the list.

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