I’m a reality tv junkie. There is no question about that. And I’m constantly impressed by some series because they continue to be great — Top Chef is an excellent example.
Tonight I turned on Survivor: Fans Vs. Favourites 2. I’ve been watching Survivor faithfully since its inception (remember Richard Hatch and when Sue called him a snake??). I’ve enjoyed some series more than others but I’ve always been faithful.
But tonight I’m ticked off! Why? It’s the whole “fan vs. favourites” concept because there is a flaw in their title — the returning players can hardly be called fan favourites!!
First off, most of the returning players are from recent Survivor series — 6 of the 10 are from the last 2 series.
And favourites? Well, some of the returning players are entertaining (seeing Phillip in his underwear is always a treat!) and it will be interesting to see if a couple of them don’t make the same mistakes they did the first time they appeared (hopefully Erik won’t give away his idol and get voted out that same night again!).
Other than that, though, the cast is….well….blah!
1 contestant is a woman who was the first person voted off in her series (so how the heck could she realistically have many fans?). Many are players that I barely remember — while they did play in their season and do the odd interesting thing, they are hardly a “favourite”.
So I must admit I’m disappointed and wondering why Survivor is wasting their time.
For the first time since it started, I won’t be watching.
And I’m okay with it — I need to save my precious tv viewing for something that isn’t a sham!