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by Mick Liebner, TVisKing.com
Is it just
me or is this season of Survivor more about
Survival of the Weakest or what? I mean,
it seems every week we see the stronger,
younger and more attractive players being
voted off the island.
easy to say the dudes in the Lopevi tribe
are dummies, but if you really take a minute
to think about it - it is more of a Mark
Burnett Survivor Production team casting
blunder if ya ask me. Read on.
put food on the table, but he threatens
the flabby older guys in the Lopevi
Brady - you simply were too handsome
and strong to stay.
Sorry Mr. Burnett and
the others involved in casting this season's
castaways, but I believe you have dumbed
down the show to the point that it has become
Survival of the weakest. The flabby and older
and less athletic tribe members have no choice
than to eliminate the pretty boys (or pretty
girls in the case of the women's tribe -
last week they voted off sexy young Dolly
the sheep herder).
Now, don't get me wrong...
I didn't say the show sucks or that it is
unpleasant to watch. I am pointing out however
that as far as seasons of Survivor goes,
I predict as the show nears the end of the
season we will be watching the least attractive
tribe members vie for the role of sole Survivor.
The athletic ones will be long gone.
This is because in the
casting process we seem to have been given
an OFF mix of age groups. OLD and YOUNG groups
have taken away from the fun as we no longer
have sub groups. It's black or white this
To make matters worse,
where we all were rooting for someone obnoxious
and lame as Rory to be knocked off, he is
still there because he is in the "old
group". Then take Chris who should have
been axed because he flubbed a challenge...
he was lucky to be in the "old group" and
he himself pushed to vote off "the physically
dominant" boys. Don't try to tell me
Chris may not be sharp as a tack or a pretty
boy but that he is more interesting to watch
- he is not. Ugly doesn't translate into
interesting (nor does pretty - it just makes
it more pleasing to the eyes).
So, if Mr. Burnett hasn't
yet figured this out I would suggest that
in future Survivors consider the following
to insure that this BLACK - WHITE - MEN
vs WOMEN Simplistic Survivor doesn't
drag down an otherwise highly spirited and
It's the many shades of grey that makes
life more challenging and interesting.
If they insist on men
vs. women, then I'd suggest no ugly, chubby
or old people period. Make sure
If you must include OLD or UGLY people keep
it to just 1 or 2 please. Let's be honest
- people enjoy the hot guys and girls in
physically demanding challenges... look at
Fear Factor... The contestants are attractive.
Look at the Apprentice... there
aint no misfits,
good looking healthy
(and yes smart) people that are
pleasant to look at.
If it is so important
to include the chubby, less appealing, non-athletic
types, maybe it is time for a "Special Survivor"
completely seperate. Or maybe call it "Over
the Hill Survivor".
Another option to prevent
the "young" from threatening the "old" would
be to drop the battle of the sexes angle.
versus Women is getting old. It may have
been a novelty
the first time Survivor did this, but now
it is contributing to the BLACK and WHITE
problem. There are more dynamics of interaction
when the men and women are mixed together.
At least we have the chances that "mini alliances" will
occur and that a few good lookers will last
till the end.
Also, from the perspective
of the challenges, I believe that men
vs women DUMB down the challenges... I mean
what happened to challenges that challenged
the body and not JUST the minds... if
they do one more puzzle challenge I will
I say they need
to incorporate challenges that are truly
challenging from a physical perspective.
the challenges that have made Survivor
fun in the past for me. Not watching
them argue over puzzles or brain teasers
like "where did they hide the coconut".
We may as well have them play a game
of chess... If we wanted to watch Rubik
Cube competitions we'd
was a cutie!
we have kept at least 1 pretty
girl on the island???
but Eliza is not attractive
to me (besides - she is the
next to go...)
So, hope ya'll aint
too mad at me for pointing out the weaknesses
of this season (so far - it could still
turn around)... it's just that I am still
weep... Why do the purdy ones gots to
I'd say MERGE sooner
than later to save this game! And please
- give us some exciting challenges! That'll
help weed out the weak!
all, shouldn't the last remaining "sole survivor" be
a true survivor capable of surviving
even the most demanding of circumstances?
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FINAL FOUR update
on "Survival of the Weakest" article
Flash: Season One 5
friggin' DVD's is out!
Shoutbox - Talk about SURVIVOR!
Survivor the Complete First Season 5
Disk DVD was released on
May 11th, 2004!
been searching far and wide to find DVD's
of past seasons and have even contemplated
contacting Mark Burnett to find out why they
haven't been released - and voila - boom
baby - Season
One on DVD!
to that they have only released a season
one highlights DVD, but now we will get to
see the full blown show in it's entirety! 5
friggin' DVD's in total.