Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by SensBrawler, Feb 5, 2020.
I still can't believe how much harder these challenges are. Same episode, basically a 6-person last man standing wrestling match just for reward! 6 people just smashing the hell out of each other., some matches lasting 30 minutes.....for just coffee!
I know that in Australian Survivor they are given more food which helps but still the challenges are far more brutal. After the wrestling challenge you could see several of the people who wrestled multiple times with all kinds of burns and scrapes on their skin from rolling around all over the material. Locky's arms in particular were noticeable skinned all over. It does make me think that when it comes to reward challenges they'd be better off in the long run just throwing it sometimes.
Also regarding episode three, I'm thinking that that was in many ways a more impressive performance than what Tony did in his big season 40 episode. It may not prove as critical in terms of impacting the final result but in terms of completing a variety of objectives both strategic and personal David was flawless.
He's as handsome as anyone who has played, very strong, hilarious, understands the game perfectly and smart. Boston Rob/Tony/Fishback/Tyson/Paverti all in 1.
He has a green card since he's a model and lives in NYC, I cannot see ANY reason he would not be on the next possible cast of US Survivor. He's the best player I've seen. He might get voted out next because he is such a huge player, I would think lasting less than 40 days would be much easier than 50, maybe he would have a better chance here.
Since I binged the 4 seasons right before All-Star, this is so great because it's fresh. All these players had so many confessionals in their first seasons, some super entertaining players are not going to be shown much. But so far, the 4 voted out aren't huge personalities, all the physical and social threats are still left. 19 more to vote out, heh.
They took the 7 hour final challenge from the finale the previous year and just threw it in with 11 players left. Brutal
I do like Australia better, but every season has 4-5 episodes where things drag. Some are early, some middle or late. But that is a drawback. You get to know the players much more obviously, and there's nothing they can do about the length of the show. That's on the network, so you can only do so much when you are required to have that many episodes.
I hope we see an Australian Survivor vs U.S survivor. It would most likely have to be on the Australian show but it would be so interesting
Once I finish Australia All-Stars......I tackle South Africa.
Australia All Stars was a top 5 season easily. I have tweeted back and forth with one of the RHAP podcasters about South Africa and she said skip the early ones and start with Season 6. The first few episodes were a little slow, but they are down to 8 now and it's a GREAT group that are left. The challenges aren't as testing as Australia or the US really, but there are LARGE personalities in this one.
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South Africa Philippines was straight
There is currently a lot of discussion of various social media platforms as to whether former survivor, and possible all time challenge beast Joe Anglin has lost his mind, and/or if he has or hadn’t joined a cult. A number of other former survivors are chiming in as well.
I don’t know enough details about the group he’s involved himself with to have an opinion, but if you look at few of his more recent Instagram posts, he’s definitely into some trippy shit right now.
Lost his f***ing mind
After I posted, I looked at some of the Twitter comment threads related to this and he also seems to have angered many people with recent comments relating to white privilege, in which Wardog, Richard Hatch, Wendall and others have called him out for.
So for context apparently he said it while he was quoting a line from Django Unchained, just fwiw
South Africa Island of Secrets was not as good as Philippines. It was totally fascinating to watch though, there was a dynamic amongst a group that is rather unlike any other I had seen.
I will say the production company that does South Africa is the best of the countries. The guy that was the series director of the last 2 seasons was actually a Survivor superfan who tried to get on the first 3 seasons of the show and was rejected. He then got work on a soap opera behind the scenes, (along with the actor who is the host of Survivor SA now) went on to work behind the scenes as on SA Survivor in 2014 as someone who sets up the challenges. The show went off the air, but he and his husband (who he met the year Survivor started and bonded over the show and works in TV) got the rights to the show, started a production company and so you have 2 massive superfans running the show, not TV people, but Survivor people. The actual production and the game setup in SA is better than AU and better than the US.
Just heard a podcast with the host of SA Survivor, it was really informative. He was also a superfan who wanted to be on the show even though he was a professional actor. He was rejected as a competitor, but by the time it came back on air in 2018, he was well-known enough as an actor and host of shows that they asked him to host. So another superfan running the show.
He had some insight that I didn't know about tribals. They apparently have to shoot the snuffing of the torch and walk off the set 2-3 times to get the shots they want. So the poor person who was voted out or blindsided has do that multiple times and THEN come back for still photographs of the flame being snuffed out. He said by the time they are done, the voted out person is really wrung out. So after a few hours of reliving your voting out, the host gives the person some chocolate and gives them a big hug. He said over half the players absolutely lose it then. It's both realizing the game is over AND it's the first genuine hug they've received, because you always question everything in the game. So it's the first real emotion from another person they've had in however many days. He's a great host.
This season was about more than the prize. Remember, all the players got paid for their time there.
There was a lot of personal story going on.
Ben didn’t have a chance of winning. So he wrapped up his Survivor Career in the way he wanted.
Same thing with Sandra. She’s the queen. Got slayed, and the Queen isn’t going to live on extinction.
I ain’t going to say it was scripted, but it was fairly obvious that some of the “main” players and production had ideas of how people would be “written off”.
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