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Survivor: "So Smart They're Dumb" S37 E11 OAD 12-05-18

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by brianric, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. DVR_Dave

    DVR_Dave Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    "I'll go tally the votes."
  2. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

    Dec 5, 2000
    CO via Chi-town
    Wanna know what you're playing for?
  3. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    "The tribe has spoken."
  4. jay_man2

    jay_man2 jay_man-also TCF Club

    Sep 14, 2003
    Northern VA
    Ready to get to today's immunity challenge?
  5. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    "Grab your stuff. Head back to camp. Got nothin' for ya."
  6. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    I used to think the emotions were a bit much. But, in 2015 I had a scheduled surgery that had me in the hospital for (only) 4 days. There were huge snowstorms in Boston (I was actually in the hospital during the Pats Superbowl win over the Seahawks--the nurses turned off the game because it kept screwing with my blood pressure :D) so it was very hard for my family to get into the city regularly. Plus I was eating badly (abdomen surgery), sleeping badly and being woken up at all hours (teaching hospital), and my roommates went from fine to terrible (noisy, TV on all the time, etc.) I thought I was handling it fine but when they told me I could go home I was surprisingly emotional when I called my wife to let her know she should come get me. And, that was just 4 days and no one was scheming behind my back (well, maybe that last roommate...)

    So, I think I get it, a bit. I don't think it's fake. Or maybe I'm just a wuss :).

    Still, though, I do fast forward through the loved ones parts. I'm just not that into it.
  7. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

    Dec 5, 2000
    CO via Chi-town
    I always enjoy the biannual judgement of how people are weak because of how they display emotion.
  8. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    Is there any way that we got "Fairplayed" and that isn't Christian's girlfriend? Heck...was that even Mike's boyfriend? Christian's interaction was like it was the first time he had met her.
  9. stile99

    stile99 Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2002
    Christian being socially awkward? You're right, that's so out of character.
  10. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

    Feb 7, 2001
    Madison, WI
    Seemed more to me like she didn't want to be on TV, but she came anyways for him. And Christian knew it so he was trying to make her most comfortable by perhaps trying to not be overly affectionate on air.
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  11. MrCouchPotato

    MrCouchPotato Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    I'm fine with the loved ones visits and can understand the players getting emotional, but this really seemed so dragged out with Jeff having extended social analysis on all of them. Some of them took multiple 30 sec skips to get to the next person.

    It can be interesting to see who the loved one is that comes and the initial reaction, but after that for me it is ZZZZZzzzz.

    Who would forget Rupert's bear hug, leg wrap, sucky face with his wife on his first time around. Any thing they said after that I could not remember.
  12. TriBruin

    TriBruin Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Dec 10, 2003
    Bartlett, IL
    I am very excited to see what the jury is going to do. So far, I don't think we have a bitter jury, everyone has walked out with the attitude, "Well, I got got, great job guys! " But, I am sad to see Gabby go, she was one of my favorites, along with Christian. But, she was starting to realize that she (probably) could not win against Christian. But, I think she made her move a little too early.
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  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I wondered if that was more due to CBS' editing, knowing that this show airs early in the evening and lots of people watch with their families, and maybe they didn't want to highlight affection and kissing between gay partners.

    "Worth playin' for?"

    I was very surprised at Alison's mom. I expected her to be tall and thin like Alison, but instead she was just the opposite. Makes you wonder if Alison was adopted or if her dad is extremely tall.

    The remaining players would be stupid to let Christian get to the end, but based on the editing of the season so far, I will be surprised if he's not in the finals.
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  14. Squeak

    Squeak Well-Known Member

    May 12, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    CBS doesn't edit the show..Castaway Television Productions does.
  15. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

    Oct 31, 2003
    New Yawk
    Her husband was in a war zone for months while she was pregnant and alone several thousand miles away. I think that is far more stressful than any game.

    Just sayin'...
  16. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    OK, but the point still remains. The final edit has to be approved by CBS and they may have a standing instruction not to show stuff like that during the first hour of prime time.
  17. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com TCF Club

    Jan 27, 2005
    Only 26 months total but not actually any while pregnant. But it still sucked. :)

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