Re: What Did You Watch? 2010-05-16 (Saturday)
- From: Anim8rFSK <ANIM8Rfsk@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 08:12:17 -0700
In article <Pine.LNX.4.64.1005170947360.5461@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Michael Black <et472@xxxxxx> wrote:
On Mon, 17 May 2010, Ian J. Ball wrote:
Survivor - Really, *really* meh...I dipped into it a bit, including a point where Jeff Probst says
that in talking to fans, he thinks this was about the best season
I missed half of the first season because I was busy that spring, then
watched the rest. I really wasn't sure what we were getting. I watched it
all when it was rerun during The Olympics that fall.
And there was something very appealing about the show. Not because
"reality shows were new", but something about Survivor.
But then, every game after that, they kept ramping it up. In doing so,
they are stuck, since "bigger and better" is what they've concentrated on,
then they have no choice but to continue. Fill it with gimmick players,
don't let a "villain" evolve, play it up, name him a villain, keep
bringing back the same old players (some contestants this time were back
for their third time), treat us like we won't pay attention unless there
is a ton of hype, and they keep changing things.
It's been a long time (well in terms of ten years) since I watched every
episode carefully. It just doesn't draw me, I watch the first episode
each game, maybe watch some more depending on what's on the other channel,
and slowly lose interest. I don't care who won last night, I don't know
most of the contestants, and the reality is that I don't know most of the
contestants beyond the first few Games.
And Jeff's comment made me wonder. Is it still the same people who
continue to watch the show, and they are the ones who think it was the
"best season yet"?
Or, are there many like me who thought it was great in the beginning, and
have lost interest over time? Is it other "fans" who have come along
later who love what they've done to the show?
Because I can't think any Game was better than the first, when we didn't
know the show, the contestants didn't know the show and it was something
different. I most certainly dislike the notion that the show is telling
us what we should like.
Any season where Sandra wins can't be 'best' by any standard of
As Adam West as Bruce Wayne as Batman said in "Smack in the Middle"
the second half of the 1966 BATMAN series pilot when Jill St. John
as Molly as Robin as Molly fell into the Batmobile's atomic pile:
"What a terrible way to go-go"
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