Survivor - 5/4/11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by VegasVic, May 4, 2011.

  1. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

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    Maybe I'm not remembering correctly but did they say it was 110 during the challenge? I don't recall that kind of extreme heat being mentioned at all before duringt this season but maybe I just never noticed.
     
  2. IJustLikeTivo

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    I disagree with Jeff. I can't imagine most people NOT making the choice Mike did. It's day 30 or so, seeing a loved one is transient compared to the possible advantages of allowing 6 of the remaining contestants to get something that might make them vote for you. A no brainer for me.
     
  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    I say it every year...time for a cold weather location :)

    Survivor Alaska would be awesome!! (in summer....so we have no frostbite issues!!) It's warm enough in the summer to show skin, and it's cool at night, so perhaps they allow them primitive cabins or something :) It would definitely change the dynamic from the "jungle du jour"
     
  4. dfergie

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    But was he actually in distress & after watching this series I bet his "cult" will have a different feeling about Rob... plus if he was that bad Medical should have came in.
     
  5. dfergie

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    RI keeps them from "tainting" the vote at the Ponderosa and might help have a more honest Jury vote this time...
     
  6. justen_m

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    On another show I watch, Top Chef, one of the judges, Eric Ripert, often does video blogs about each show. However... you can click on the next page and read the entire transcript of the video blog. Which is what I do. I think Jeff could afford to have some intern transcribe them for him.
     
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Disagree. Mike has to know that whoever comes back from RI will immediately be targeting by the remaining players, because that person will likely have a huge jury advantage of former Zaps. If he really thinks that these people are going to give up a chance to win $1 million because he let them spend a couple hours with their family members, he's a complete fool.
     
  8. VegasVic

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    Whoever comes back from RI would have to be skillful at trying to get a couple of players to flip on Rob. But none of the RI players have shown any skill at playing the game at all. The ONLY one who's played the game is Robb. It's been a very odd season in that regard.

    It will be interesting to see when Rob plans to give Grant the boot.
     
  9. bryhamm

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    I say it every year (well, not necessarily here at TCF, but I do say it) ... they need to have 1 big tribe from the start and at each IC teams are randomly put together.

    Will definitely avoid the issues of one "tribe" having the numbers at the merge and running the table.

    Will likely mean lots of suballiances and lots of backstabbing.

    You could even have a captain pick type of thing at the IC which could expose alliances.

    You could have them go to TC right after the IC so there is less/no time to talk about voting, or you could let them go back to camp and watch the scrambling ensue.
     
  10. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Yes, I think he clearly was. Pushing yourself in 110 degree heat after 30 days of little nutrition. I've suffered heat exhaustion in less than that. Also, recall he had a similar incident in the last season where he lost coherence and his eyes were rolling up in his head. In that case, medical was called, and he was able to recover. Maybe they came in this time too, who knows with the editing.

    Some people are more susceptible than others, it's just the way they are. My wife is one of those that can very quickly get knocked out in high heat, on one occasion she required attention from paramedics.

    In any case, there's really no upside to faking something like that. People use someone's fitness as an excuse to vote them out all the time. And with Rob, he's totally up front in his interviews. If there was anything he was pulling there, he'd have gladly shared it with the home viewers and laughed about it.
     
  11. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Interesting that when he was talking about Steve's performance in the "duel," he acknowledged that the players get paid different amounts based on where they finish. This is something we all know, but they never seem to acknowledge it officially, so I was glad to see Jeff say that it was a few thousands dollars difference between getting kicked off now vs. a couple days from now.
     
  12. LordKronos

    LordKronos Well-Known Member

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    In one of Rob's interviews, he was talking about how he needs to win this so he can make a better life for his family. I'm sorry, but he & Amber combined have already won at least $1.2M just from survivor (1st, 2nd, 6th, 10th, and 13th place prizes, plus whatever he gets this season, and then all of the appearance fees for the reunions). Not to mention whatever they made from other TV shows and appearances. They had to have pulled in at least $2M from their Survivor celebrity. It makes me sick hearing people who have made that much money talking about how they need some more money to make a better life.
     
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    [Patrick Ewing]We make a lot of money, but we spend a lot of money, too.[/Patrick Ewing]
     
  14. laria

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    Well, being on tv is pretty much their job now. :) Sure they can go out and get real jobs, but when you take into account taxes, and the fact that this has been over like a decade that they won this money, is it really that much?
     
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Plus, when you make a bunch of money in a hurry like they did, you generally don't put it all in a savings account and live frugally. It's not an excuse, but it's likely a reality that they don't have much of that Survivor and TAR money left.
     
  16. toddvj

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    I think Redemption Island adds a new layer to the game and hope they continue to use it. Nobody knows how to play this extra layer yet, which is great since Richard Hatch figured out the main game after 1 season. Since S1 we have basically watched the same exact game season after season. I think as the game evolves, provided they keep RI, people will begin to think more strategically about how to play Redemption Island.
     
  17. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    It will be interesting to see if they keep using RI and whether there is any strategy to be developed there. I'm not sure how that would work, since the teams this season did exactly what they should do, and immediately voted the returning player back off, since he wasn't part of the alliance they'd built.

    It would have been more interesting if the player returning from RI made it an odd number at the merge. That would have provided for more opportunity for the returning player to be courted by both sides rather than having one side completely dictate whether he stayed or went.
     
  18. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    And whats wrong with that. It's not a charity show where we bestow the most deserving. CBS brought him back for ratings and people vote for him because he is good at it. If you could be in his place making a better life I don't think you would say "Nah let somebody else have the money".

    Plus 1.2 million is not that much when you consider taxes and other expenses. $600K maybe. He probably put a nice down payment on a house and invested some more. They have two kids now - college education $$$.

    I don't think he can retire quite yet.
     
  19. StanSimmons

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    They ought to put a Hidden Immunity Idol into play at Redemption Island.

    THAT would shake things up.
     
  20. SurvivorFan

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    My guess is they will tweak the RI concept over the next couple seasons, much as they did the HII and Exile Island.
     

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