Survivor: Ghost Island

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  1. rjp

    rjp Senior Member Thread Starter

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    ohio
    interesting opening episode. lots of possibilities. 2 gone already, 18 left and a merge next week already.

    they are truly spicing things up a bit.

    and no old people......
     
  2. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    I couldn't watch the Kentucky guy without only seeing the SNL version of Jeff Sessions that Kate McKinnon does. :laugh:

    Otherwise it was a pretty entertaining start to this season.
     
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  3. GlamorProfession

    GlamorProfession Forum Resident

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    Tejas
    some interesting characters. hoping the rivalry between Dominick and Chris continues. that could get very entertaining.
     
  4. thegage

    thegage Forum Currency Nerd

    The main thing I noted was how they seem to have amped up the hotness quotient in choosing contestants for both sexes. Apart from that it always takes me a couple of episodes to get into things.

    John K.
     
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  5. Song4U

    Song4U Forum Resident

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    South Florida
    Great episode and looking forward to this season. I guess this confirms that you can be a jock with ripped abs but scared to go down under water deep to pull the lever. I wished Kentucky guy that gone sooner they might have one.
     
  6. anthontherun

    anthontherun Forum Resident

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    Chicago
    I wish they weren't swapping tribes so early--I know in recent years they like having three tribes but it's kind of lame having the reset button pushed every other episode. Thank God Jacob got out last night or we'd probably be stuck with him the entire season.

    Still not a fan of this Ghost Island concept...they need to trim back on the idols/advantages, not go all in.

    I had to actually pause the show last night to make sense of Dom's "logic"...he finds a real hidden idol. Tells Chris he did not find said idol. Creates a fake idol. Tells Chris, "Actually I did find the idol." Shows him the fake idol and the real note. Chris is suspect.

    Also, the imbalance of featuring men over women was ridiculous. The men had three times as much content as women, and Jacob had as many confessionals on his own as all the women combined.
     
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  7. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    I often/usually end up disagreeing with a lot of your comments in these threads, but you're spot-on with half of this. :)
    Especially the tribe swap already, that's totally uncalled for this early in the game. Maybe if they got to four immunity losses in a row by the same tribe -- then do a swap. This early is just producer meddling in the game because they can, not because it is needed for any kind of fairness balance.
     
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  8. xdawg

    xdawg I heard it on the X

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    I enjoyed last night's double episode. I hadn't read up on what was going on beforehand, but assumed the cast would (at least partially) be made up of the past players that were featured on the opening clip (James, Eric, etc.....). I'm glad they aren't there though. Jacob totally needed to go. He was an over thinker and talker. His BS at the end of the 1st immunity challenge was horrendous.
     
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  9. anthontherun

    anthontherun Forum Resident

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    Chicago
    I think we're good as long as Sandra's not playing on the season. ;)
     
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  10. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    With her mug always staring at me though in your avatar...it's almost as bad as when she is playing. :shh:
     
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  11. Song4U

    Song4U Forum Resident

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    Exactly, every time I see her pic it reminds me how she wanted to kill Bambi and eat it...leaving the mother without it's offspring. It turns my stomach just thinking back on that moment and wish I never watched that episode.
     
  12. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

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    Toronto
    I didn't watch it. I'm off Survivor since Chrissy wuz robbed last season.

    I reserve the right to binge-watch the whole season at a later date however if it's available.
     
  13. Tree of Life

    Tree of Life Forum Resident

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    Captiva Island, FL
    I'm glad the tribe had sense enough to vote Jason off.

    He was making me want to punch my TV in it's mouth.

    The Meaning of "Dom":Someone who thinks they are smarter than they actually are"

    Survivor is like a Whitesnake song: "Here I Go Again", bunch of Idols, advantage's etc..."Your Killing me Small's" with it all

    John54, your right, Chrissy WAS robbed...with another sympathy winner no less.....irk's me to no end.
     
  14. anthontherun

    anthontherun Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago
    Freakin' loved tonight's episode. This is what Survivor should be about. None of this manufactured suspense from idols or advantages but people legitimately using strategy and social politics to outsmart one another. An absolutely ingenious play from James, and good job Libby on defying expectations and being sneaky and ruthless (although I really liked Morgan and was super-excited to root for the hot Catholic girls alliance).

    Much better than last week's two episodes, and a whole universe away from the awful "let's give the game to Ben" finish last season.
     
  15. rjp

    rjp Senior Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    ohio
    i agree great episode last night.

    but i also liked morgan.

    this could be a very good season, we'll see.
     
  16. GLENN

    GLENN Forum Resident

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    Kingsport,TN, USA
    Elsewhere on the internet folks are complaining that the tribe switch was way too early and made for a confusing episode, and I have to agree. It doesn't help that every episode is now edited to lead up to a "#Blindside" moment.
     
  17. GlamorProfession

    GlamorProfession Forum Resident

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    Tejas
    i don't like the early drop-your-buffs. it rewards the tribe that has sucked. not to mention, you don't even get a chance to know everybody yet.
     
  18. xdawg

    xdawg I heard it on the X

    Location:
    Roswell, GA, USA
    Chris getting to go to Ghost Island really shook things up. Now, Angela knows all her old tribe mates were gunning for her. My guess is she and Chris will switch sides.
     
  19. anthontherun

    anthontherun Forum Resident

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    Chicago
    Holy **** that was an amazing episode.
     
  20. GlamorProfession

    GlamorProfession Forum Resident

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    Tejas
    i really don't like people like Bradley who have this condescending i'm better than everybody else attitude but then they try to play it off with that innocent "who me?...". i was hoping they would nail him last night but no. hopefully he gets comeuppance soon.
     
  21. GlamorProfession

    GlamorProfession Forum Resident

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    Tejas
    ho hummer episode
     
  22. Scotian

    Scotian Amnesia Hazed

    Location:
    North of Gilead
    What's the budget for this season's reward challenges? $500? Coffee & pastries? The conversations seem more scripted than normal this season as well. They're more like really bad actors than interesting contestants.
     
  23. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    After getting off to a great start, the past couple weeks have been pretty dull. Glad whatever her name is was the one to go last night. Not many likable people standing out at this point, but I'm quickly adding to the ones I don't like. Everyone else is just "there"...barely, whatever their names are.
     
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  24. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

    Location:
    CA
    Without going into specifics, I skipped last season because I could't listen to anymore social justice preaching from the previous season. They tone down that stuff at all?
     
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  25. GlamorProfession

    GlamorProfession Forum Resident

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    Tejas
    so far not too heavy on that. lots of crying though.
     

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