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Old 03-13-2011, 04:30 PM   #5576
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Re: Survivor: Nicaragua

Cool, I just finished S1 and am starting on S2 atm. Feel free to chat about anything you see, I really enjoy reading other people's thoughts as I go through the old seasons.

-Season 1 was a lot better than I expected. But still the show was very underdeveloped compared to what it is now.

-lol at Bryant Gumbel hosting the reunion.

I was too young to remember at the time, but was the initial season of Survivor like huge in it's time? I'm just imagining some exec was like, "this Survivor aftershow is going to be a huge for ratings, let's put Gumbel on that sh**."

-lol at Chet, prob going to rewatch that episode again before I start on S2.

Like I said in the other thread, I still think Joel is the dumbest contestant I've seen yet.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:39 PM   #5577
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Re: Survivor: Nicaragua

yeah it was pretty huge at the time. i should double check this before posting, but i believe it won it's time slot handily pretty much every week and i know lots of local news shows referenced survivor parties(similiar to what most local news shows were doing recently during Lost's finale) during the finale which was the second most watched program of the year behind the super bowl.

on that note, how many of us have been watching since the beginning? i did watch s1 as it aired, but i missed a couple seasons that i had to watch later

eta: Bryant Gumbel >>> Rosie as finale host.

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Old 03-13-2011, 04:46 PM   #5578
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How have the ratings trended since the beginning? It's still gotta be doing pretty good to be renewed for S23 and S24, as well as competing with American Idol, right?

Anyone speculate on how many seasons it'll go? 30? 40?

Gotta have enough so I can eventually get on and win
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:49 PM   #5579
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Re: Survivor: Nicaragua

i know i saw season 2 while it aired. maybe the end of season 1. back then people used to talk about the show the next day at class.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:51 PM   #5580
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How have the ratings trended since the beginning? It's still gotta be doing pretty good to be renewed for S23 and S24, as well as competing with American Idol, right?

Anyone speculate on how many seasons it'll go? 30? 40?

Gotta have enough so I can eventually get on and win
i honestly dont see this type of show being ended. maybe changed a lot so its not recognizable. but there will always be a survivor type show on tv. i also wish to get on it one year. never tried to(imagine its way too hard) but i think one day i will just give it a try. id love to win and come on 2p2 and talk about it. itd be sooooo satisfying
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:52 PM   #5581
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I don't think Survivor ever lost it's timeslot when it was on Thursday unless it was up against a major sporting event. Then they made the brilliant move of putting it up against American Idol. I guess this season was the best to try it since Simon left, but still seems unbelievably stupid to me.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:10 PM   #5582
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American Idol is losing it's steam iyam.

Survivor is a genius enough show that I think it'll stick around for a long time, like VM said above. The worst thing I can see coming is Probst leaving :[
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:13 PM   #5583
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Yeah I've seen articles about Colby taking over (hence his hosting Top Shot) when Probst is done. Idk how I feel about it though (Huge Colby fan in game)
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:15 PM   #5584
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Re: Survivor: Nicaragua

How do you suppose the best way to get cast is?

From what I understand, there are a few ways to get on:

- random casting video tapes sent in
- go to casting call as an aspiring model/actor in Cali
- be entertaining enough that they seek you out

It seems like submitting a pretty funny and well-edited video that shows you in an entertaining form has to put you at the top couple of percent of people for that method. I remember watching some user-submitted videos a while ago and most were pieces of ****.

So, submit a good tape and maybe go to a casting call saying you're an actor/model looking for work has to put you ahead of 97% of entrants, right?

Oh well, one can dream
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:17 PM   #5585
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How well does Colby host on Top Shot? I've been meaning to check it out just to see him because I also read about him maybe taking over, but I just figured a show about shooting guns would be far to dull to watch.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:21 PM   #5586
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Just do what bobdawg did:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTZM767sZs0
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:22 PM   #5587
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I only watched the first episode. He seemed a little stiff and short, but I think with time he could be fine. Jeff wasn't great at the start either.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:28 PM   #5588
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How well does Colby host on Top Shot? I've been meaning to check it out just to see him because I also read about him maybe taking over, but I just figured a show about shooting guns would be far to dull to watch.
hes okay and the show is okay. theres nothing he really adds. not much strategy to the game so his hosting work is more of what you see from jeff in immunity challenges. not sure how hed do as a replacement.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:50 PM   #5589
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Wow. This is awesome.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:55 PM   #5590
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After he was on Cesternino's podcast he moved into my top 5 players I hope they bring back.
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:02 PM   #5591
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Wow. This is awesome.
Haha yeah it's amazing. I actually thought about sending in an application rather last minute, then saw this video somewhere and figured I couldn't make anything close to that on short notice and said forget about it lol


He's way underrated as a player too. He really brought the lolz. Here's a link to his entry in the funny 115:

http://funny115.com/v2/100.htm


The King's Ransom out of nowhere always cracks me up
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:22 PM   #5592
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I remember him being a funny guy, but didn't realize just how funny he was until watching that tape and reading that link.

This made me lol like 10 times in a row.

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Old 03-13-2011, 07:18 PM   #5593
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lol that gif is amazing. she is soooooooooooooooooooo determined.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:32 PM   #5594
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i honestly dont see this type of show being ended. maybe changed a lot so its not recognizable. but there will always be a survivor type show on tv. i also wish to get on it one year. never tried to(imagine its way too hard) but i think one day i will just give it a try. id love to win and come on 2p2 and talk about it. itd be sooooo satisfying
That's just blind optimism. If people stop watching, the show will go off the air.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivo...vision_ratings

The ratings have trended downward fairly steadily since the show premiered, but over the past ten years, network programming itself has slowly trended downward also. The ratings and relatively low cost of the show still justify snap-renewal on the part of CBS, but I definitely think it'll be taken off the air eventually.

I thought about this the other day, though... One of the great byproducts of how much money Survivor has made for CBS is that it's a lock to someday be revived after its initial run ends.

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Old 03-13-2011, 08:47 PM   #5595
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That's just blind optimism. If people stop watching, the show will go off the air.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivo...vision_ratings
they may say im a dreamerrrrrrrr
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:18 PM   #5596
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Getting through Amazon. I know Jenna wins, so I was excited to see how she played and can't really understand wtf she's doing here. You get a night stay with someone from the guy tribe and she instantly starts explaining every little detail about her tribe and their alliances? wtf.



edit: loool then it's a tribe switch and Dave snap says Heidi. Good job Jenna.

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Old 03-15-2011, 03:11 AM   #5597
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Unbelievable that people have actually made mistakes and gone on to win the game, isn't it?
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:18 AM   #5598
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Rob C just dominated that season and anybody but him winning would've made a bad winner. Jenna benefited from others self destructing and her not ever being the biggest threat.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:55 AM   #5599
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boc, mistakes happen I know. Its just, isn't that a pretty big one and easy to avoid?
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:43 AM   #5600
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boc, mistakes happen I know. Its just, isn't that a pretty big one and easy to avoid?
It's not a lock to be a mistake. IIRC Jenna and Heidi were at the bottom of the totem pole in their tribe. Maybe she thought a merge was coming up and wanted to warm up to Dave to try to get post-merge numbers.

I'm not at all saying this is what happened, just saying there are other possibilities besides blind error.
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