Friday, September 25, 2009
Survivor--Ketchup sandwiches and Kool aid
First of all I want to start by saying I was NOT going to watch this season of Survivor. I can't get CBS since the digital transition, I can't watch it in CBS.com and it takes forever to stream it off youtube.com. SO I had given up.
But then I made a slight error in my calculations. I went to the CBS website, JUST to see who was playing. Purely, for interest's sake. I had no intentions of watching it.
Here is what I found after reading about the players:
I liked Ben. He claimed he would play with morals.
Betsy had 21 years of sobriety and four kids. I thought she could make it to the final four.
Brett had a clothing line of environmental shirts and reminded me of Brendan (Bear Naked...and OH MY GOODNESS have you had one of their bars?????) so I liked him. I thought he could make it to the final four.
Dave who graduated from Jeff's Alma Mater, OSU, in opera. I thought he could make it to the final four.
Jaison is at Standford studying law. He played water sports.
Kelly looked like a free spirit...and I always root for those. I thought she could make it to the final four. (So? My final four are more than four.)
Laura claimed to be a Christian and I always support my fellow Christians, unless they are really annoying and rude...who can support that?
Marissa came from a family with EIGHT children. HAD to support her, especially since she went abroad and helped the poor. What a sweet girl!
I liked Mike who was the oldest contest this season and a personal chef. Not sure what struck me.
And lastly, I read about Russell H building his own multi million dollar company, with four children of his own, and I KNEW Russell would win this game.
But I still wasn't going to watch.
Who am I kidding? Once I saw the contestants and decided who I liked I began frantically trying to watch it. To no avail. There is no way to watch it in THIS house.
Let me interject here....every year I call my final four and my winner, and I'm usually right. If you read my synopsises (is that a word???) from last season you knew I was very wrong about Brendan...so sometimes I AM WRONG. But NOT usually.
Finally, we asked the in laws and I streamed it off CBS and watched last nights episode at their house.
So here we go. Some observations from the first episode:
I loved it when they picked teams and Jaison got picked to swim. I knew he was a great swimmer!
I called Russell H as my winner before ever watching the first episode and I can see he will/can get far. He just has to be more careful. The man is devious. WOW! And obviously those four kids of his are from all different moms because who would marry this man? He's crazy. But he does have four kids and that explains that.
WHO was the guy in the blue bikinis, on Foa Foa, during the immunity challenge? I mean, didn't he KNOW he was going on Survivor and would need to strip down to his underwear....didn't he have any presentable underwear?
Bummer about Marissa.
So then last night I made a few more observations:
First of all....IT WAS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS that Russell found the immunity idol. RIDICULOUS. Yes, I called him as the winner, but that doesn't mean I like the man. I cannot believe he found it. RIDICULOUS. See, he really can win this.
I love the format of the season....the way they are doing the challenges and the twists.
I'm not loving Ben so much. What happened to him playing with morals. That went right out the window when he kicked the other guy in the leg. NO HE DIDN'T JUST TRIP him. He KICKED him....HARD.
I didn't have rewind on the TV last night so I wasn't able to experience the full effect of the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was their challenge. I would have loved to re watch the kicks, strangle holds and slaps.
And then...bummer about Mike. Too old. But hey, my blood pressure gets that low. What's the big deal?
Yasmin. Oh Yasmin. I didn't call her. No wonder.
I cracked up when Ben said: "She is ghetto trash....eating ketchup sandwiches and drinking Kool aid."
I mean, you had to laugh right. RIGHT?
What was her problem anyway? IT was a GAME, dude. UH YEA, he's gonna tackle you...that was the point. If you can't take it, go HOME.
And evidently Ben doesn't care who likes him because he was chopping wood while they were all trying to sleep. Now I don't know about you, but I was annoyed just in those few seconds. Can you imagine trying to sleep while he was chopping wood? HOW ANNOYING. Oh my. Thankfully no one was chopping wood in my bedroom last night. Snoring logs, but not chopping. (And that would be me. I know this because I wake myself up.)
I didn't call the doctor, but I'm liking him and he will make it to the final four. (I am allowed to change my mind. It's my computer and my blog.) He's quiet and diplomatic and has won all his teams allegiances.
Bummer about Betsy. I really liked her.
Lastly. Did you see the previews for next week? WHO was wearing leg warmers with his bikini underwear?
And then Russell says: "Whatever I want, happens." Cocky much?
Posted by Michelle at 7:29 AM