Ah, but I won't say a word about the winner before the jump. I know how dangerous that can be.
But I was right. 'Nuff said.
Although I really love the locale this season, it hasn't been shaping up to be on my top favorite seasons list for the show. I will declare right now, no matter who wins it all, I like it better than Vanuatu.
That isn't saying much, though.
You see, if you go in with a healthy weight like Denise, you remain much more substantial should you make it near the end. If I were ever to go on the show, I think I'd prefer to go in sturdy and use the show as a weight loss program. But to go in skinny is just silly.
As expected, the biblical words of wisdom came from James. But to whom was he referring? A lot must be happening behind the scenes with the quasi-couplings going on. Must we be like the Letterman question?
"Was there any hanky-panky going on?"
So, that would leave us with the real question at hand going into tonight's episode ...
Will the ex-Fei Long members pick off the ex-Zhan Hu members one by one, leaving Frosti for last out of a sense of loyalty? Or, will they turn on their own numbers to eliminated a threat?
It was Yau-Man Chan's original plan during his season gone into motion through sneaky actions and dumb mistakes. And, after watching tonight's show, it couldn't have happened to a more deserving person.
We all saw the promos. Instead of being as smart as she thinks, it turns out that Jaime might be more dumb than anyone ever thought possible. After all, I didn't think she was dumb. Well, not until ...
At least it won't be a reenactment of the Donner Party, I guess. Although that might be better than the seasonal gross foods challenge which took place in tonight's episode.
Not as cruel as Jaime and Peih Gee came across on tonight's episode, mind you. I was obviously joshing while they deliberately laughed as they ruined someone's chances at a million dollars. I know the game can be cut throat, but ... sheesh.
(S15E03) Well, tonight's Survivor China certainly wasn't an exception to the rule. What rule, you might ask? I'm talking about the rule which necessitates either wet or muddy very physical challenges in direct correlation to the amount of clothing available to the female contestants. Throw in a chunky naked guy and call it a show!
Now, I'm just not being fair here. There was more to the show than that. But, for the love of all things good and decent, get Sherea (in particular) some clothes, CBS! Please, I'm begging here. I do not want to see what that woman's panties and bra will look like as time goes on. That's the stuff of nightmares!
This season's Survivor China actually inadvertently put out some of the first spoilers right in their own promotional videos on the official website. Maybe it wasn't so inadvertently, but you don't film in the challenge-making offices with information which can be enlarged and sharpened. Heh. There are websites like Survivor Fever and Survivor Skills who have a track record for accurate spoilers, as well as online wagering websites who have shut down betting due to odd patterns. Read on for severe show spoilers ...
What's happening on other blogs via the interweb:
- Campbell Brown's new CNN show is going to premiere in February, not November.
- Former TV Newser editor Brian Stelter has a new TV blog at the NY Times site, TV Decoder.
- George Clooney had to go to the ER the other day.
- Jaime Weinman has some interesting trivia about Phyllis (and video from the show too).
- Cracked picks the 10 most deranged sidekicks, including Smithers from The Simpsons and Tattoo from Fantasy Island.
- Will Maya Rudolph return to Saturday Night Live when the new season starts next weekend?
- Buddy TV has an interview with Chicken from Survivor: China.
Did you watch Survivor: China last night?
The season premiere of the CBS reality show got a 4.9 rating among adults 18 to 49 (the juicy demographic the networks love). Even though it was the highest rated show last night, it was down 25% from the "Cook Islands" season and down 14% from the "Fiji" season.
Oh, I'm entertained. I definitely see some interesting possibilities coming from the China setting and the castaways themselves. But, after tonight's episode, I have some reservations, too.
I'm the same way with my favorite television shows. Sing along with me ...
Listen ... oo-ah-oo
Do you want to know some spoilers ... oo-ah-oo
Do you promise not to tell ... oo-ah-oo
Closer, let me whisper in your ear ...
Beware -- extreme Survivor China spoilers after the jump!
I realize the main reason that they don't shoot the show in a colder environment is because the castaways would have to be all bundled up and that's apparently bad for television ratings. How shallow have we become?
Jeff answered some questions about the clothing -- or lack thereof -- in the interview and I bring to you those answers ... and my two cents!
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