If you’ve come here for any length of time, you know that I have an obsession with the reality TV show Survivor.
A few years ago, I would put up a blog post every week giving my thoughts on each episode. Most of you thought that those posts sucked balls, seeing how almost none of you watched it with me.
Never one to not give the people what they DON’T want, I stopped writing about Survivor.
But, I never stopped watching.
This past Sunday ended with what was, without question, the best season of Survivor yet. It was SO damn good, that I have been busting at the seams all season, desperately wanting to discuss it.
After watching the finale this weekend, I … finally…. can’t…… contain…. myself… any… longer……
HOLY SHIT DID THIS SEASON ROCK OR WHAT?????????????????????????????????
I’m not going to go into a recap of the season, since you have either watched it along with me and know it all already, or you didn’t watch it or could care less, but this current season, which pitted 10 past all-star Survivors who played in the past as noble “heroes” and pitted them against 10 past players who played as ruthless “villains” was captivating television.
Also without question, was just how much fun it was to watch Russell (pictured above) outplay, connive, threaten, and backstab his way to his second consecutive final tribal council. He truly is the epitome of someone you just LOVE to hate, and easily the star of this season.
Quite simply, the game of Survivor was just not ready for a player the likes of Russell. The game just can’t handle him. He is a genius strategist, and great fun to watch, but his epic downfall season after season is that he just can’t seem to understand that getting to the end is only HALF of the game. He is so brutal in his dealings with the other players, that it is AMAZING to me how he sits open-mouthed in disbelief each season that he is so hated that NO ONE votes for him to get the title of Sole Survivor. He is a man destined to forever come in second.
I could go on and on about how much fun it was to watch Russell continue to find Idols, or Parvati’s unbelievably ballsy late game move of giving out 2 Immunity idols during 1 tribal council to begin the Heroes' descent, or J.T.’s ridiculously trusting move of handing over an idol to his greatest enemy, but as I said, if you haven’t been watching it all season, it’s all lost on you anyway.
But this season has gotten me all juiced to ONCE AGAIN try out to be on the show.
As some of you might know, I have applied to be on the show 2 different times, and I got kinda far along in the recruitment process one of those times.
This is my time. I can feel it. The third time will be the charm.
Now I just need to come up with an idea I can realistically do for my audition tape.
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