Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Why I Don't Watch Survivor Anymore

I watched Survivor religiously its first season, with less interest in season 2, and abandoned it midway through season 3. Why? A lot of reasons, but the biggest one can be summed up by comparing the season 1 cast photo with the cast photo for the upcoming season 25.

Season 1:

Meet a bunch of normal looking people. They could be anyone you know, and they're being dropped of on a deserted island to fend for themselves and kick each other off the island. I read about Survivor a couple months before it aired and was fascinated by the idea that they'd have to work together to survive and turn on each other to vote someone off the island.

Season 25:

These are not normal people. These are beautiful people meticulously cast because of their looks and parts they can play. There are even two celebrities: Former Major League Baseball player Jeff Kent, and Blair from "Facts of Life". Why are they on this show, I have no idea. Ken't last contract paid him $21 million for 3 years with the Dodgers. Unless he's terrible with money, he certainly doesn't need the $1 million prize. He used to make that much in about 23 games without having to eat bugs or pretend he liked people.

I cannot identify with these people. I don't really care what happens to them. This is why I don't watch Survivor anymore.

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