Survivor: Cook Islands 9/14/06 "I can forgive her..."

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  1. Sep 14, 2006 #1 of 146
    Spiff

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    OK, I'm not typing that whole title in. :)

    Survivor's back, and divided along ethnic lines. I still love this show despite the "it's been done before" feeling.

    Any early favorites?
     
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    TomK

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    Great episode! It should be a fun season.
     
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    Anubys

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    very well done ep...the people seem to be really nice and will provide a lot of entertainment...

    she should have broken up the two-girl alliance...if the African Americans go to tribal council again, the two girls will not vote out the last remaining male...that was a bad choice...
     
  4. Sep 14, 2006 #4 of 146
    gossamer88

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    Why, oh why, is a show that screams for hi-def isn't? If they feel that they rather bring SD cameras to an island at least shoot in widescreen (even I shoot in 16:9 with my consumer Canon camcorder). I bet the show would look a 100 times better upconverted from broadcast quality SD cams. And I won't have to stretch the screen, and I hate stretching!! Whew, thanks that felt good. Oh yeah it was a good episode.
     
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    The Flush

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    Probst just can't help interfering in a challenge by reminding a teamm that they forgot to do part of a challenge.
     
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    Clarkey

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    I hope the show gets better as the season progresses -- or is that regresses -- because this year's debut was rather uneventful.
     
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    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    I've only watched the 1st season from start to finish, I have seen all other seasons at least the 1st episode. That said, I think I will keep watching.
     
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    martinp13

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    Dunno if we need to spoilerize this stuff...

    Obviously the white and Hispanic teams weren't going to TC... we barely saw them. :)

    I really thought that the 4 of them (the two pairs) would gang up and take out the floater. That would have been the guys' best strategy.
     
  9. Sep 15, 2006 #9 of 146
    Joeg180

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    Ok if you are going to try out for one of these shows why wouldn't you practice making fire?

    You could tell from the air time who was going to TC!
     
  10. Sep 15, 2006 #10 of 146
    Anubys

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    well, it only took 9 posts before the obligatory comment about the fire! :D

    you can ALWAYS tell who's going to TC...heck, you can pretty much always tell who will get voted out!
     
  11. Sep 15, 2006 #11 of 146
    dtle

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    I think from the time they're told that they're one of the finalists (including being subs) to the going to the island is very short.

    So can we start some un-PC stereotypes and generalizations (for fun, of course)?

    - African-Americans don't like to be told what to do
    - Asian-Americans are good at puzzles
    - Caucasians steal to keep the minorities down
    - I can't think of any for the Latinos
     
  12. Sep 15, 2006 #12 of 146
    AJRitz

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    Nice first episode. I liked the scramble on the boat for supplies. I have to think that the lost chickens will come back to haunt Flika at some point.

    It was interesting to me that, even with the tribes divided by ethnicity, Survivor still comes back to gender politics. I agree with the earlier poster - swing-vote chick completely blew her power position by defaulting to gender politics instead of breaking up the buddies and neutralizing the gender factor.
     
  13. Sep 15, 2006 #13 of 146
    Werd2406

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    Not really because if she wouldve broken up the girls, the two guys would gang up against her and it would be boy vs. girls....now its girls vs. boy/girl (if she decides to go that route) She was pretty much in a so-so decision any way she went.
     
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    cherry ghost

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    Try out? From what I've read, 17 of the 20 were recruited.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    Except that her tribe is now in a very vulnerable position. They're down one person compared to the others, they're the only team without fire, and if any of the challenges are physical, they only have one male. I think she made a very bad choice.

    So does anyone think they'll just merge in the next episode like they did last time when they started with four tribes, or will they stick with the "social experiment" a little longer this time?
     
  16. Sep 15, 2006 #16 of 146
    appleye1

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    Yeah, despite being a bit out of shape, that guy may have had more upper body strength than several of them put together. This is one of those cardinal rules of Survivor: before the merge get rid of the mentally strong, after the merge get rid of the physically strong. After all these seasons why don't any of them get it?
     
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    Jeeters

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    I really liked the Jessica girl - the one that that made the mistake of letting out the chickens. She made me LOL when she yelled, "We're the Whities!! Yay!". Also liked when she was describing the rest of the team... "we have a jock, and a sority-type girl, and a study girl, and me... I'm the Alternative choice".
     
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    The Flush

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    Because they gave fire to everyone within 3 days anyway.
     
  19. Sep 15, 2006 #19 of 146
    Anubys

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    not really to your not really! :p

    if she aligns herself with the boys, it's three against two, then three against 1...I guess the 1 can come back and convince the boys to keep her instead...

    but now that she is aligned with the two girls, who will not vote out each other, the next TC will be a decision for those 2 girls: do we keep the strong man or the weak woman? with this decision, she is next to be voted out...had she voted out one of the two girls, she would have been in a much better position (still vulnerable, but not automatically out)...
     
  20. Sep 15, 2006 #20 of 146
    RoundBoy

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    I love how the voted off black guy (seku ?) threatened the women by saying that if he was gone, you better keep that fire going, because none of you can start it without me ..

    ... yet he never actually got around to building a fire.

    I dub the guy on the asian team "Mr. Miagi" ... because I can say without a doubt I want him to win right now
     

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