I’d like to know what JR is trying pull, since it seems pretty brain-dead at this point: “You’re devious. You’re not a flight attendant.” He’ll be voted out very soon if he pushes this hard this early.
My favorite for now is James the Gravedigger (and his mouse, Mr. Jingles) for embarrassing Parkour Boy at his own game, being a hard worker, and for his gentle giant personality.
OK - raise your hands, how many guys here were in complete fear that the lady wrestler might be voted off, and cheered like crazy when Chicken got the boot? Even my wife said “with boobage like that, Jeff Probst will go in and change the votes to make sure she doesn’t get taken out the first week!”
I understand that they edit hard to give the impresssions desired, but Chicken, right from the beginning, looked like he was setting himself up to get booted. His only chance, amongst all these pretty young things, was to get their acceptance by cheerfully using his supposed outdoors expertise to make them a better hut and thus more comfortable, etc. By standing there and saying “I just don’t care” when they asked his opinion, or “Whatever you decide” when they request his judgement on how to put the hut together or where to build it, he made himself completely disposable.
Jeff, yeah, I was happy too. I wanted to see her compete and see if she’s got anything behind all of that talk and moderately impressive physique. Plus, I can’t complain about breasteses. :P
And yeah, lots of models this year…and lots of people that haven’t watched the show before. Which I kinda like really.
I’m not too sure about the people. Definitely not seeing an Earl yet. He completely made last season for me. Him and Cowboy were a complete joy to watch maneuver through that game. But I LOVE the setting. It’s a beautiful area would almost be worth watching just for that.
Oh, and someone smack that girl that was all, “I didn’t even want meditate and these damn monks made me do it again and again!” And the christian, “I can’t bow here because it’s against my god”, was pretty damn funny.
Next year though, I’d love to have a all star show again.
That team Chicken was on is screwed. Not a competent person in the bunch and they voted off the one guy, as stupid as he was, who might have helped them survive. The other team seems infinitely smarter and more able. I liked Gravedigger as well. The blond model who would not kneel was great. I am sorry but wrestler chicks copious fake boobs did nothing for me. She can leave anytime. My wife kept saying she was a vampire with those idiotic lip piercings.
He could be Mac Guyver and it wouldn’t do them any good if he wouldn’t pass on any of his knowledge. Though I guess if he kept up the habit of telling people when they were doing something wrong, you could get into the routine of playing “getting hotter, getting colder” with him to figure out how to do things.
I didn’t mind her objecting to being part of the ceremony. What I didn’t like was the dishonesty of her statement: “I’m not a religious person, BUT I have a relationship with Jesus Christ and THOU SHALT NOT WORSHIP FALSE IDOLS!” (Or something like that.) It would have been much more pleasant if she’d quietly stepped out, then told Jeff, “I’m a Christian and I didn’t feel comfortable.”
As for this year’s cast, I usually watch two or three episodes before passing judgment. China’s going to have a tough time topping Fiji, though, what with all that Dreamz craziness and Yau-Man’s unlikely heroics.
I don’t think that was dishonesty though, a lot of Christians like to make the distinction that “genuine” Christianity is not a religion but a personal relationship with Jesus. (You know, as opposed to Catholicism)
Yes, he is a big lifetime loser. He is largely known for making the final table at one circuit event for the WSOP - he was very charismatic and intimidating at that table, and definitely came across as an entertaining guy.
Most of the poker community is pretty surprised that (a) he is a fat Richard Hatch, since he just looks big and intimidating in a sports jacket; and (b) how dumb and out of his element he seemed on the show.
Matt, I think you’re confusing the Vietnamese-American hippie from a couple of seasons ago (the one that Yul won), with last year’s Yau-Man, who I was really rooting for. But Earl did a great job of balancing all the crazy elements of his alliance, so I didn’t mind seeing him take the prize.
An observation on JR’s little call-out in the first episode: If the gay flight attendant really is as “devious” as JR says he is, would his first reaction really be, “Please don’t tell the others that I’m devious!”?