Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:59 AM
It also puts to rest the silly notion that after all these years, it's only normal that a show like Survivor has now lost nearly 80% of its original viewership. Put a quality product on our screens and people will watch. Period. Not as much as the first two seasons, perhaps. But more than the 10 millions or so who now watch it. . .
If it's good, there will be more asses in the seats. What's even more impressive is that the French adaptation reaches about one viewer out of seven on Friday nights at 9:00pm, a veritable ratings wasteland in most television markets. That 13% of the population likes the show to such a degree that they are willing to spend their Friday nights watching it (and making the show reach 32% of the market shares for that first episode) demonstrates that there is interest for a show like Survivor. I've been trying to convince people of this for months on the Facebook closed group "Previously on Survivor" but no one agrees. The French TV market is basically the same as in the USA, so there is no reason why Survivor could not reclaim its earstwhile gory. . .
Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:48 PM
His being involved in the casting process can only hurt the Survivor. . .
Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:04 AM
In other news, on the CBS Survivor website they've got a short video around the "7-Up Challenge." They've got the guy who actually supervised (and designed?) the big water slide involved in that "challenge." Apparently they're quite proud of the Giant Slide of Schlock.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:57 PM
Troy will fight tooth and nail, but the rest of the tribe outside of Kim and Chelsea just seem content to do whatever the hell anyone - doesn't matter who -tells them.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:31 PM
The thing that I found the most interesting is that Tarzan is part of the girl alliance. He voted for Jay. This is further evidence to me that he is being dragged along to the end game by the women. Lief, yet again, was outside looking in...
Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:24 AM
I am a guy. I have been rooting for Kim.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:18 AM
I've called Kim as getting a "beneficial" edit as far back as a month ago, and as far back as the first episode mentioned how she was one of the few likable cast members.
She is by far playing the best game. She is stabbing people in the back, breaking alliances, and playing a pretty ruthless game, all while maintaining likability and letting almost no one know she is pulling the strings. The only problem is, no one knows she's pulling the strings, so if she finds herself up there with Sabrina and Chelsea at the end, and they all claim to have been the masterminds, who is to be believed?
However, I can't help but think the guys lost this game more than Kim or any of the women will win it. Though the guys deserve to lose for as stupid as they've played this game.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:02 PM
Chelsea is difficult for me. One the one hand, I see that she is actively playing the game and doing it quite well at moments. But it seems that she is more of a tactical player than a strategic player. She knows that specific tactics are part of the game but she doesn't always employ them at the best time or in the best way. She knows to play both sides, but she is a bit too open about it. I feel like she lets her scheming be too apparent. Kim is much better because she is much more subtle.
Alecia is still horrible, but thankfully she has faded into the background now, she is a complete non-entity. Everyone else isn't worth the little screen time they are given, except for the straight up weirdness of Tarzan.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:25 PM
Even though he may not of saw the signs before the immunity challenge, how in the hell did he not see how the women acted during the challenge. That was a dead give away.
I do think Kim(I think thats her name, I"m horrible with names) is clearly playing the best game so far, but if Troyzan can continue to win immunity he could be a dark horse, but I don't see that happening.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:06 AM
I'm rooting for Kim and Sabrina. I think they are both playing good games. Kim is in the better position and is shown playing a more master-mind role, but Sabrina is just so centered and down to business. I like her more. 'Put on your big girl pants'. Chelsea I wanted to like, but I didn't like her emotional crisis this episode. I also really wanted to like Christina, but we haven't seen enough of her to know if she's likable or not. I'm getting the feeling that she isn't, but I'd like to decide that for myself. Troyzan is growing on me, but man was he duped by the Mike vote. That's just not having your head in the game.
I really thought Jay had more sense than he showed last night, but I was very wrong.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:30 AM
Whichever one was having the introspection in the boat where she struggled with "I don't want to play the game that way", it seemed to me that what she really meant was that the proposed course of action would form jury resentments.
I always find it fascinating when people refuse to acknowledge the pink elephant.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:31 AM
Another smart move by Kim, but I agree with Slurk, she may be getting too cocky, and she shouldn't. She is playing the best game, but that doesn't change the fact that without the guys making completely boneheaded moves (giving up immunity, not being able to stay united against a clearly united women's alliance, and Jay's particular brand of idiocy) she and the women would be on the outs right now. That's could bite her in the ass.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:02 PM
Been checking and asking around. . . But though they do have Survivor with French subtitles, the same cannot be said about Koh-Lanta with English subtitles.
But you'll find links to download the first episode of La Revanche des Héros here. In case you want to have a look. . .
Just watched the second episode which was aired a few hours ago in France and I'm excited! Now, I just need to find it in me to watch the two last Survivor episodes. . .