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Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites II

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by dog eat dog world, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. dog eat dog world

    dog eat dog world New Member

    I'm amazed there hasn't been an active pre-show discussion. I guess that's what happens when you're busy catching up with "The Walking Dead" over a plate of spaghetti.

    I don't see this cast of "Favorites" as so. They were for the most part, odd balls and people I can't recall at all.

    But it starts tonight.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's impressive that some of these network reality shows have been able to hang around as long as they have. Between the Bachelor, Amazing Race, Survivor etc... the networks have to love getting two seasons out of each every year at probably a fraction of the cost of putting on a real show.
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Screw that. Southland is back on tonight.
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I don't know from 'The Bachelor/Bachelorette,' but 'Survivor' has hung on because it's really a prime-time game show, not a reality show. There's a competitive element to it that is interesting. There are strategies and tactics to watch. Even when it's not one of its better seasons, I enjoy watching it.
  5. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Kind of bland opening, but challenges were really good.

    It was cut from two hours to 90 minutes. If that was the best, I can't imagine what was taken out.

    Right now, I'm pulling for the bearded, tatted guy to win.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I liked the opening episode, but I wanted Phillip to go out. I find him annoying.
    And highlights make it look like Brandon's going right back into stupid/crazy mode. That's annoying, too.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Why the hell wasn't Cochran in the discussion to get the boot. He is already annoying the hell out of me. Feel bad for Franchesca. Deserved better.
  8. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Cochran's a disaster in this kind of game. That's why he's a fan.
    I give him credit for what looked like real game performance in the reward and eliminations challenges.

    Editing was much nicer to Francesca this time, and she had a good plan. But Phillip gets carried because he's not a real factor.

    Good choice by Dawn and Cochran, because they're playing the game.

    Bad choice for me as a viewer, because I don't find find Phillip funny. I'd be great with dealing with Phillip in real inert action, but watching him drives me crazy. And not in a good way. He makes me want to stop watching.
  9. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    It's all a work anyway.
  10. blacktitleist

    blacktitleist Member

    I still maintain that one of the future seasons needs to feature players who were all the first to be booted during their seasons.

    That way, everyone's a returning player, but none of the viewers really know much about them.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Phillip is annoying. I could also see him hanging around awhile. He's not a threat. I know the previous season he was on, he hitched his wagon to Boston Rob and Rob brought him to the jury, knowing that nobody would ever vote for him.
  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    It's interesting to see how Philip is trying to adopt Boston Rob's strategy and how utterly inept he is at it. It really gives you perspective on just how great of a player Rob really is.

    Personally, I love The Specialist. He's batshit crazy, but that's what's fun about him.
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