I haven’t watched Survivor since season 8 or 9*… I stopped watching because I got pissed at the increasingly spiteful and mean spirited nature of the players, and it seemed to me like they were going on the show to make a name for themselves so they could be paid for TV and public appearances after they got home.
Heroes versus Villains (Season 20) was absolutely fascinating! I knew some of the players, and I knew it was going to be a backstabbing, bitching, scheming, alliance making-and-breaking kind of game. That put a whole new spin on how I watched the show. Ooh and when Sandra tossed Russell’s hat in the fire on day 39 I thought I was going to die laughing! It was the perfect payback for all Russell’s craftiness!
Boston Rob, Jerri, Tom and Colby were always some of my favourite players, Sandra and Cirie I could never stand, and I like Russell now too- or rather, I like to loathe him. Russell especially proved himself worthy of his villain tribe and connived his way through the game. He was interesting to watch because from the beginning he was convinced he should win BECAUSE he’s a schemer and “plays the game”. But its never the “real” player who gets the money when it comes time for the jury to vote. The person who really plays the game is inevitably the person who has screwed over every member of the jury in some way or another. Having three people in the final vote for who wins the $1M was new to me, I don’t know when it changed from two people to three.
And I was right, Russell, Parvati and Sandra were the final three, and the jury were so pissed at Russell’s antics they gave the money to Sandra!
Who knows… I might actually watch the next series…
*I did watch the SA Survivor were the celebs competed because my friend Sass was competing, but that is the only Survivor SA I’ve ever watched.