Sunday, February 05, 2006

Calling On Survivor Fans

Did you see the new season premier of Survivor last Thursday night?

It kicked off a bit/lot differently this time around. The 16 participants were divided into 4 groups based on age and gender: Old Men, Old Women, Young Men, and Young Women. Interesting, huh? Wait. It gets better.

The 4 tribes compete in the reward challenge. One member of the losing tribe gets abandoned in a remote Exile Island till the immunity challenge. All alone. The disadvantage for that member is that whatever strategizing or alliance making going on camp, he/she is completely out of it. The advantage is that there's a super immunity idol hidden somewhere on that Exile Island, with hints to its whereabouts given by Jeff Probst. More interesting? It gets even better. The idol is "super" because it can be used at any point up through the final four. Not only that; it can be used even after the votes are read, and the person with the 2nd most votes goes home!

In the 1st episode, poor Misty from the Young Women was left behind. Jeff explained to her what she was up against in that island. In the process, he said "you should think about why fate chose you to be the 1st one left here, and why the idol is already so important. And as for the clue to its whereabouts, I've already given it to ya" !!!@@

He said that and it creeped me out! I kept rewinding it back trying to figure something out. Not a clue yet.

Going along with my Survivor rituals, I already picked my crush for this season. Killer-smile Sally. She's cute, quiet, tall, and did I say killer smile already?

Misty was cool too. She has dark hair and a clear, nice way of talking. Too bad I think she's not going to last very long. She seems very fragile.

I also like Danielle; the fierce, Stephanie-type sporty gal. She might not be the best looking, but I just have this special thing for sporties. She's my ultimate pick!

Okey so I have 3 crushes this time. Kaaifi!

The rest of the cast is interesting too. One of them is a retired NASA astronaut.


Here is the dilemma. When I started watching Survivor (season 2), I had a few friends who were fans as well. We'd enjoy watching it together. Now (season 12) it's lonely. I'm the only one watching it that it gradually became a guilty pleasure. So I'm calling on Survivor fans out there. Anybody?

Call me a reality TV freak. Kaaaaaifi again! I even have a survivor t-shirt :D


Delicately Realistic said...

Im watching 2 survivors now and I'm kind of confused. I don't know which one is which. Before I used to just watch the one on channel one and I wouldnt miss an episode. Now I'm also watching the one on TV land, but ive started missing episodes. I'm lost!

So, Survivor Panama is on what channel exactly? China its old..ahve they been to Panama before :/

Which one was your fav Survivor?
My fav's are: the one where Jenna one and the one with Rupert.

Jandeef said...

The new one is on the main CBS channel. Every thursday at 8.

Yes they've been to Panama before. Only this time is a lot different with the Exile Island element of it.

My favorite season was the 2nd. Survivor: Australia.

Palau and Vanuatu are amongst my favorites too.

MiYaFuSHi said...

*Jumping up and down!!*

ME!! ME!! MEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love it I love it!!

hmmm...Missed the first half of the episode:<

Jandeef said...


9irna 3. Any more fans?

Miyafushi ..

You can download the whole episode for 2 dollars on

رشيد الخطار said...

Defenately the sporty, I have a thing for sporties too..
I used to watch survivor when I was in the States, but didn't put too much effort into it.. ya3ny when it's on and I have nothing I'd watch it..
Good luck.. o enjoy the season.. the only thing i probably miss here is American TV..

EXzombie said...

I am a die hard fan of survivor, I even applyed to the arabic version but, due to lazyness I didn't complete the medical check....!!!

right now am watching survivor all stars, and survivor 11, what I regret is that I missed rupert's survivor due to ramadan and studying in jordan, although I knew who won.....!!!

so who wins the survivor 11 by the way....?!?!

Shurouq said...

Sorry, Jandeef
Count me out

I only watch Al Rai TV

Jandeef said...

Rasheed .. Yea I can't imagine myself not watching Survivor or Conan (or O'Reilly:P) :(

Ashwa it's gonna be available for download.

Exzombie .. All star one is cool. Do you really want me to blow season 11 for you? I was sad it wasn't Stephanie :(

Shurouq .. Zain 3indich Super Veto :P o Raykum Shabab.

O-sansei said...

Me too! I still think Survivor 1 was the best!! "Contendettes" getting hotter though... I miss those 8 PM thursdays!

Pieces of Me said...

No .. i didn't see it .. somehow i can't get to watch it .. i get bored .. i don't know why lol !

illusion said...

I don't get the show, to me its just a bunch of half naked skiny lanky people walking around lol. Give me Desperate House Wives anyday though and I am hooked :)

Alia said...


but I'm watching it on TV LAND, otherwise i'll invite you to come join me & my husband in watching it, it's really fun to watch it with a group of people

& my favorite season (not sure about the number) was the one where Jenna got the soul survivar title .. i adore her

Jandeef said...

O-Sensei .. Unfortunately season One was before my time in the US. But I watched its highlights.

Peices of Me .. So what interests you then? :P

Illusion .. The half naked skinny people is another reason to watch it LOL. Ok, they're not all skinny. Look at Sally :( .. I have yet to get hooked on Desparate Housewives.

Alia .. Jenna was a smart one. I still can't believe she gave up immunity for Heidi!

NYchick said...

new post please

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