There was definitely something out there about Russell Hantz threatening to "get" Phillip!
Perhaps security was a consideration. It would be a lot easier to protect with a fewer number on stage which included Phillip.
I think they were all totally inappropriate except BRob's Rules which was linked through Phillip.Quote:
As mentioned a girl, Rudy, Rich, and Boston Rob DID NOT PLAY and therefore they were not deserving of that time. The time added to each of these comments and discussion could've been used for the players who were eliminated early.
The little girl, the Bold & Beautiful and too much time on Malcolm added up to more time than was given to Cochran, and certainly enough time to include some queries of the pre=jury folks.
The lack of room on stage explanation was just a crock. There was a way they did it at rehearsal ... so it could be done, They also could have ackniwledged that the pre jury folks were in the audience and even had them stand up and take a little bow ... or come up one at a time to answer a short question.
It's hard to believe that the Hantzs have so much power!
So busy this week that I only finally watched the reunion last night. Very happy Cochran won. I thought he deserved it and I like him a lot! Congratulations Cochran!!
He played smart and was managed to stay likable. Not only that but his commentary made the show a lot of fun for us viewers. :biglove
Dawn was never going to win with all her crying and making people miserable at camp, but I don't think that called for the way Brenda and Reynold tried to humiliate her at the jury questioning and how they all tried to humiliate Sheri wasn't classy either. Glad Dawn's doing better and isn't letting herself be too bothered by the public flogging.
I don't like to call sexism on things. I can't help but wonder at the different reactions to Dawn's play and someone like Boston Rob who did the same things but was a man. When you play hard to win as a woman you're often seen as a *itch while a man is not judged for doing the same kinds of things.
All in all good season! Cochran was my favorite from the beginning and he actually won. That doesn't happen often.
I think I must be the only one who wasn't all that bothered by not having the full cast on the stage for the reunion. Frankly, I didn't care about the early boots that much, and aside from all the drama surrounding Brandon, there wasn't much (I thought) that I needed to learn from them or about them. :shrug
They experimented before with the reunion/winner reveal. Jeff used to do the whole James Bond thing with the urn, but they don't do that any more. They have had different hosts before, until Jeff took it on every year. They had the whole "Survivor band" on the side doing the song live. It just wasn't a huge deal to me, as a viewer, I guess. And I have to say I consider it kind of amusing that the pretty-girl early boots felt so slighted about not being on stage. It's not like they had any strategy to speak of, they didn't make any impact on the show except to highlight Reynold and Eddie's sexism, and they weren't very interesting, IMO. They wanted to sit up on stage, fine, but it's not as if we were missing much by them not being there.
I was happy to hear from Cochran, I cringed a bit at Jeff moderating the Brenda/Dawn thing, I shook my head at Rudy (I mean yes, that one I agree was ridiculous), I loved BRob so was happy to see him, and the whole kid/Malcolm thing was kind of stupid but whatever. My girls (aged 12) thought it was funny.
Good grief! I've not watched Survivor for the past four weeks before the finale. Watched the finale (2 days late). Where did my Survivor Love go? :shrug
It was a good enough season, I suppose, but not enough to make me want to tune in every Wednesday night (have it on DVR). I watched the finale without having watched the previous 4 episodes. From someone who's been been watching almost constant since 2000 says something about either (a) the show or (b) about me or (c) both of us :lol
I don't understand why everyone was so mad at Dawn. I've given this a bit of thought (again, I've not watched much of the last part, but still) .... she betrayed people. she voted off people she'd made promises to.
I'm wondering HOW is that different from that others have done in the past? Boston Rob? He was LOVED and voted off people he'd made promises to. What made Dawn's broken promises so much harder to digest than the other preceeding her?
ED.... I'm wondering if it's harder for a woman to be a backstabber and get away with it than for a man. Hmmmmm.
Not every loved Rob Mariano. My word to describe him is "smarmy." This time he showed up to promote a book of some kind, which doesn't interest me at all. Blech!
Thanks for that info, no I hadn't had a chance to read it yet. That would suck. I always thought the show would cover all the costs of transportation and accommodation while there? :shrug. Honestly, why would people even bother going if it would cost them a fortune to do so, and if they were very unlikely to get much air time if they were among the first few voted off? Something seems off there.
About the comparison to BRob vs Dawn. That's a good question. After thinking about it a bit, I see it this way: BRob did in fact lie and stab people in the back. He did so to further his game and he did so without apparent malice or enmity. There was nothing personal in it, as he always insisted, and he seemed to get along with most people while on the island, made it fun for people, etc. Dawn, on the other hand, was just so darned NEEDY all the time. It was always the crying, the paranoia, the hysterics, the OTT reactions to immunity wins, or voting someone off, or losing her retainer. She seemed to take so much from everyone. Everyone said it was really hard to be around her 24/7. Even she admits she was a total pill. So her closest alliance members try to support her, sustain her, reassure her, etc and she turns around and stabs them in the back (except for Cochran).
Of course, I have always liked Rob and have made no apologies for it. :) So this is just my opinion.