I think that this season of Survivor has been the first season of either Big Brother or Survivor that I’ve actually liked while blogging for at the same time. That may be a slight overstatement, because I did like other seasons of Survivor that have been on the past few seasons, but I’m not sure I actually liked them WHILE they were on – it was more afterwards, I sat back and thought about it – and realized I liked it. This time around, I think I actually like this season. I’m not saying it’s the best season of Survivor I’ve ever watched, but it’s been far and away the best season of the past five, at the very least. Maybe 10. Just in my opinion. Yes, the Boston Rob vs. Russell season was pretty epic, but when you REALLY look at that season, it was actually pretty boring, with Rob just bossing everyone around and CBS all but showing the cards they dealt in guaranteeing Rob the $1 million prize as long as he came back to the show and boosted their ratings, that weren’t in the tank at that point, but aiming that way. He revitalized Survivor and got it back going in the right direction, only to have the producers cast a bunch of idiots the following however many seasons up until this one. And, even this season isn’t being held up by the new cast members, but mostly Phillip, Cochran, and Corinne. And Brandon’s crazy.
Let’s not forget that crazy.
I’m putting it on record right now that if Brandon’s crazy doesn’t win Survivor Player of the Year, I’m going to spend the rest of my life proving this show is rigged.
Anyway, on to the episode, where the Bikal tribe (seriously, just merge at this point, because I can’t keep straight which tribe is Gota and which is Bikal) is congratulation Michael about “making it.” Yeah, great job, Michael, we didn’t vote you out! Congrats on that. Your mother would be so proud about your accomplishment, in which you had absolutely no say in, and just sat there as people voted for someone else. Wow, you really pushed the boundaries with that showcase you just put on, Michael. You should be showered with praise from the cast of fools who just didn’t vote you out.
“I got my gay.”
Again, Michael, you should be so proud. I wonder if he’s at home, watching this season, and Corinne’s “gay” statements and just cringing like he should be.
Speaking of Corinne, am I alone in thinking she became prettier the dirtier and grungier she’s gotten this season? Maybe it’s just because she has a nice body and is walking around in a bra and panties all hour long, but I think I’m going to go ahead and give her the Scott Ottersen Survivor Kiss of Death by calling her pretty and saying I like her a little. Except when they zoom in on her face and all you see is that Koopa mouth of hers. Other than that, I’m ok with myself calling her pretty. Self, you’ve got the green light. Presume in Mission Corinne IS Cute. After 20 days on Survivor. And, only while in a bra and underwear.
For a second, I thought we were going to be given the sad, Dawn-is-crying scene where she tells us she misses her family, isn’t cut out for the game, and wants to go home. But, instead, they throw us for a loop and for once, a person is actually crying because they’re so invested in winning this game that it moves them to tears thinking that they’re going to make the same mistake they made the last time they played. As cute as that scene was, Dawn, I hate to break it to you, but you have NO CHANCE of winning this game. No chance. You’d have to win the rest of the immunity challenges, and somehow become the most vocal person at camp, getting everyone to switch their votes WHILE they’re all voting. And, I mean like when they have the pen in their hand, Dawn needs to be back at the bench like “Go ahead, mother f*cker, vote them out. See what’s waiting back at camp for you.” Yes, straight fear is the only way she’s winning this game. She’s too nice, and sweet, and motherly. Those types never win this game. They simply can’t do enough. And, it’s too late for her to start talking strategy with people who have already laid out HER strategy for her to change anyone’s mind about the fact that she’s a follower, not a leader. Although, followers have won this game before, so what the hecky do I know?