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Old 05-02-19, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Finisher View Post
Yeah, he's a big deal in North Carolina. My sister told me about him in advance. I thought recent seasons were just really bad casting but it's clear they just waste people/do a lousy job giving backstory and making us care.
This season is especially egregious b/c they focused SO much attention on the returning players. Most of the new player time in the first half of the season was solely on how they reacted to the returning players. It seems especially ridiculous now given that none of the returning players are playing any part of this season's end game (EoE pending).
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I love that they made the loved ones participate in the challenge again.
Dalton Ross said he was responsible for that.
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It's pathetic that we didn't learn this stuff about Ron. He's a real life difference-maker and I'm bummed to see him voted out now.
Agreed. Would be so easy for the show to include brief scenes/stills of the contestant's home lives. Hell, even CBS's own Amazing Race squeezes in brief clips of the contestant's lives outside of the show. (Just last episode, for example, there were glimpses of "Team Fun's" pre-AR lives as musicians and singers.) Still have no idea what sport Lauren competed in in college.
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I don't know. I kind of like how the Survivors decide how much of their outside life they wish to share. Maybe Ron wanted to keep his outside life on the DL for whatever reason.
Last season Mike White talked about his Hollywood successes at length, and they showed a clip of him in School of Rock.

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I don't know. I kind of like how the Survivors decide how much of their outside life they wish to share. Maybe Ron wanted to keep his outside life on the DL for whatever reason.
Last season Mike White talked about his Hollywood successes at length, and they showed a clip of him in School of Rock.
While that is certainly true, if that was the case then they could have had Ron talk to us about it. Instead they had Ron talk to us about Joe.
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Honestly, the editing this year has just been weird. They spent 85% of their time on Lesu tribe members to the point where we still don't have a good handle on the Kama members. As I said before there are some REALLY nondescript players left and I feel like I know next to nothing about Julie, Aurora, Gavin or Vic. And I think everyone would agree that whatever their original plan was for Edge of Extinction, it's been a failure in execution. Often it feels like the producers forgot that it was even there.
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Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Honestly, the editing this year has just been weird. They spent 85% of their time on Lesu tribe members to the point where we still don't have a good handle on the Kama members. As I said before there are some REALLY nondescript players left and I feel like I know next to nothing about Julie, Aurora, Gavin or Vic. And I think everyone would agree that whatever their original plan was for Edge of Extinction, it's been a failure in execution. Often it feels like the producers forgot that it was even there.
You are not wrong, I keep thinking that right about now another Edge of Extinction castaway should be allowed to participate in a challenge to get back in the game but nothing...kinda odd. When the Edge folks watch this back in the states many are going to regret passing on that sweet Ponderosa shelter and food. I think Jeff is punking the castaways who do not realize that they could still be jurors if they chose to quit the game instead of going to the Edge of Extinction.
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Well, its' hard to imagine an individual having a better single-episode game than Devins did there. Found an idol, won immunity and bluffed his way to swing the vote in his preferred direction. He is so fun to watch.

Still hate that the Edge folks are going to play into the endgame somehow. Still whatever hate I have for Edge, I do have to admit it gave us Devins 2.0 which has been a really fun ride.
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Yes, very well played bluff.

Though I couldn't help but at how easily he seemed to find another hidden immunity idol. I'm just imagining a camera guy camped by where it was hidden giggling when he spots Devens.

They're going to be having to cover a lot of stuff next week. EoE challenge, 3 immunity challenges, 3 regular tribal councils, and final tribal council (in 2 hours).
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Is anybody going to fix the title?

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Yes, very well played bluff.

Though I couldn't help but at how easily he seemed to find another hidden immunity idol. I'm just imagining a camera guy camped by where it was hidden giggling when he spots Devens.

They're going to be having to cover a lot of stuff next week. EoE challenge, 3 immunity challenges, 3 regular tribal councils, and final tribal council (in 2 hours).
or maybe 2-and-a-half, like last time. They do seem to pack more and more into the finale each season.
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Originally Posted by brainee View Post
Though I couldn't help but at how easily he seemed to find another hidden immunity idol. I'm just imagining a camera guy camped by where it was hidden giggling when he spots Devens.
It's getting ridiculous how the producers help their "favorites" on this show. But let's be honest, Devens is by far the most interesting player still in the game...all the other interesting people are in the jury. If the final three consisted of any of the others (at least the ones still in the game - we don't know who will come back from Edge yet...but they certainly won't have much of an argument for the jury to vote for them), it would be a vote for the least boring person.
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It's getting ridiculous how the producers help their "favorites" on this show. But let's be honest, Devens is by far the most interesting player still in the game...all the other interesting people are in the jury. If the final three consisted of any of the others (at least the ones still in the game - we don't know who will come back from Edge yet...but they certainly won't have much of an argument for the jury to vote for them), it would be a vote for the least boring person.
I'm sure that Probst hopes Joe is the one to come back, since I kind of feel that EOI was designed to help a player like him, -the kind that's destined to always be voted out quickly, -actually have a solid chance to win the game.
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Anyone voted off before Ron has no business winning this season. I wonder if Kelley squealing to everyone at EoE that Lauren has an idol will come into play next week.

Rick "Ben" Devens is an entertaining player, but enough with the idols. At least he has some immunity wins under his belt so finding idols isn't his only game play.
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Someone has rejoined the game.

Thank the Survivor Gods that
Spoiler:
Chris won and not a repeat player.
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Oh boy... this is getting good... 😂

Spoiler:
Survivor: Idolpolooza!


Best line so far...

Spoiler:
... upon finding a fake idol, Lauren says, ďItís like the Survivor Gods said to me, ĎLauren, you were an idiot last night, time to redeem yourself.íĒ
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I didnít see that coming....

Spoiler:
If Chris doesnít sweep the vote... minus Victoriaís vote for Gavin... Iíll be upset. Chris made the move he needed to. Bravo, Chris.

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That was absolute garbage. Complete and utter garbage.
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so bad. Survivor needs to rest a season. What kind of win was that?

Spoiler:
so most/all of the EOE rejects voted for the EOE returnee
great twist there Probst!

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What were the chances that the winner would come from extinction?

The producers must be happy with that winÖ They tried their social experiment, and it worked.

Spoiler:
Just waiting for Jeff to say, ďwho wouldíve voted for Devens?Ē and seeing almost all the hands go up... minus Victoria of course.
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Agree on Rick Devins being a worthy winner...he was barely out of the game. My worry is that one of those two nondescript guys on EoE (I'd have to go to the first page of this thread to get their names) wins the next competition...whenever it is...and makes it to the end and wins. That would make an already mediocre season even worse.
And they did. Go Chris. Survivor nadir!!!!! Even worse than Jud (Fabio) winning.

Survivor has lost complete track of the game of Survivor and Survivor scavenger hunt and hidden advantages has fully taken over.
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Please announce Season 39ís theme is Survivor: Idol-less.





Edit to add: Survivor: Island of the Idols, featuring Boston Rob and Sandra as mentors. As Jeff says, ďa Survivor Boot Camp.Ē

Guess I can skip next season. 😉

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I hope Survivor screws over the players next season by giving the mentors a "chance" to join the game like they did on Big Brother.
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I havenít finished watching but I stopped caring and Iím happy to see others feel mostly the way I do. Iím not even sure again how to evaluate game play because it was just idol after idol after idol. Lauren just left and I couldnít care less who wins.

I think I will always watch survivor but the advantages and idols have really ruined a lot of seasons. Itís so disappointing that I feel the winner of MTVís The Challenge (soap opera) will be more deserving than Survivor and I actually care who wins that final.

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I assume Chris will win in the final 3. Ballsy move for sure to go to fire but he didnít really have a choice and I donít care how well Chris played for a few days when he was outside of the game for most of it. That and the idols just makes this so terrible. No one should have returned that late and there were too many advantages as has been the case a lot.

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