Does anybody else out there watch Survivor? I haven't always watched it, but I have to admit I find it fascinating from an anthropological view. It's just so interesting to see how people respond to different situations and personalities. Please tell me somebody out there enjoys Survivor and is willing to engage in a discussion about it?
So, in the hopes that someone will read this and respond, did I miss something? I think I missed one or two episodes a ways back - and I have to wonder if Sierra did something evil at that time?
Everybody seems to be totally down on her, and I don't see why. She's not been any more of a liar than any of the rest of them, so I can't rally figure out why so many of them are calling her a liar and treating her like she's Judas.
And she hasn't acted particularly dumb or dumber, really, than anyone else, so what's with all the snotty comments about her being stupid and clueless?
I was THRILLED to see that arrogant, hateful jerk go last week - what was his name - Ty? (I always just think of him as Skinny Guy Who Needs To Be Slapped Upside The Head.) I couldn't believe some of the things he said to the camera and TO people. I couldn't believe he said he'd been cordial to Sierra when he was so rude to her all the time. Just that episode he's told her, "You're not smart enough to think up a plan like that."
Boy, that's cordial, alright.
And what do people think about the way Debbie and Coach behaved last night? I can't believe what self-righteous hyprocrites they are! I feel that I must have missed something because they really seem to HATE Sierra, and here they are lying about the conversation they had about regrouping, etc. I mean, are these guys totally nuts? Don't they realize that ALL of this is going to be viewed by millions of viewers? Or the other survivors later? (This is not the kind of stuff that gets left on the cutting room floor, after all.)
And does anybody else just want to GAG every time Coach opens his mouth? It has been a long time since I've been exposed to someone with such an exalted opinion of himself. And all that tripe about HONOR and how HONORABLE he is and how he's too HONORABLE to lie in the game...!!! Again, is he out of touch with reality and doesn't think that the people he knows back home are going to be watching all of this? (I think he may be a pathological liar, anyway, as I don't quite believe all those near-death tales of his.)
And if he refers to himself as the Dragonslayer one more time... well. I may have to burn him in effigy. Or write a strongly-worded letter to my congressperson requesting some sort of quarentine of those who would slay dragons. (I suspect Coach has no adult friends but hangs out with the kids he coaches and stuffs them full of nonsense. If my son were on the team he coached, I'd be finding a new team PRONTO.)
Ah, the Drama! Ya gotta love it!!!
Many though they may be, Survivor is not one of the shows I have to watch. But I gotta admit, you're making me want to! :)
Posted by: elana k | May 1, 2009 at 06:09 PM
I love survivor, it's a great experiment in human interaction. I totally agree with your insights of the players. Debbie needs a reality check because she thinks way too highly of herself and Coach is a little looney I think. (Okay, a lot looney.)It was so frustrating last night that they voted off Sierra, because she was the only one they could trust and the only one making any sense. Some seasons I have a favorite but this time they are a little too clueless for me.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Posted by: Nancyljk | May 1, 2009 at 07:34 PM
my family and I used to watch it every Thursday, but have been so busy, as well as stuck on American Idol
Posted by: Hannah Nicole F | May 2, 2009 at 03:22 PM
I loved your commentary....and agree with you. Sadly Sierra was targeted b/c she voted with Brendan (the week he was voted out) to vote off Coach. I didn't see this weeks episode, but I read Sierra's voted off. Thanks for the update!
Posted by: Emma O. | May 2, 2009 at 08:55 PM
Hi, Deborah! I haven't watched at all this season. But the seasons where I do watch, I am just fascinated by the human interactions. It never plays out exactly as I would expect! :-)
Posted by: Anne Gaal | May 6, 2009 at 04:47 PM