Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Another Survivor Post

I know I'm a few days late blogging about the latest Survivor episode, but better later than never. Another predictable episode, and I really feel this season is going the way of the Boston Rob season. Nobody seems to care that Kim has pretty much won, outside of Kat. Yes, I believe I said Kat is the only one who can oust Kim, weird. Shows you what kind of a season we have. Let's review the cast of players we have left in our power rankings, with how I feel their chances at winning are...

1. Kim - Who else would be #1? She's got all the control...so much so that she has had her name thrown about at Tribal the last 2 times and was so utterly confident that she didn't play her immunity idol...wow

2. Sabrina - playing a great game, but if she doesn't take out Kim (which she won't...yet...I hope she does) she is going to have to settle for watching Kim's name come up again and again in the finale

3. Chelsea - Sitting so pretty as Kim's right hand girl, but one thing I've learned watching many seasons of Survivor; the sidekick to the best player doesn't go anywhere...make a move Chelsea...make a move!

4. Kat - Based on the preview for the next episode, she might flip-flop with Alicia, but for now she's still here. I think she might wise up and make a big move, but she'll have to convince Alicia...good luck

5. Alicia - I think she might be a better player than I'm giving her credit for, but I doubt it...she did team up with Colton...huh

6. Christina - Only here because she's the 6th in her alliance...the "doesn't deserve to still be here" tag at the last reward challenge definitely stings

7. Tarzan - How did he not get the "doesn't deserve to still be here" tag? Doesn't matter, he's only there because he's no threat and he'll vote however he's told...an easy swing vote to take out the power 3 if the bottom 3 girls get their act together

Kim needs to make Alicia feel welcome in her small alliance, like taking her to rewards, but not distance herself from Kat and Sabrina who could take her out. If Sabrina gets smart she'll see she's not going to beat Kim in the end and vote her out, utilizing Kat's hurt feelings, Christina's lack of strategy and Tarzan's vote. Someone needs to take out Kim, and if they do and make it to the final 3 they have the million locked up. Not sure who can/will...but that seems to be the only way anyone but Kim doesn't win. I didn't see Kim being *this* good or having such a solid game, but she's reminding me of Parvati in Fans vs. Favorites without the overly-flirtatious personality. Cunning, smart and the best new player we've seen in a while...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Survivor: One World

After a 10 month haitus we're back to blogging about Survivor! First of all, the idea of Men vs. Women wasn't the most original or brilliant idea, but it WAS working. I felt they switched up the tribes at the right time, but merged WAY too fast after that. It didn't really change the game *that* much to be worth doing since they merged the next episode. It seemed they wanted to end the men vs. women aspect but didn't want to merge that early. I dunno...but whatever. I'm only going to spend this blog talking about the two people who have played the game well in this season. Everyone else is a follower, so they don't deserve getting talked about in this blog. Maybe when there's less people to talk about as the season goes along we can discuss some of the lamer people left.

First person is Colton. Now I'm not saying I liked the way he was playing, or think he's an awesome person. I *am* saying he was playing a pretty good game. He was in control of the game. Nobody on his tribe liked him, but they did what he said. They didn't want to blindside him even though they could've easily done it. He got them to go to Tribal when the had IMMUNITY and all of them agreed to do it. Nobody had that kind of blatant control with no repercussions outside of Boston Rob EVER in this game. Now, it's sad for him he had to get his appendix out, but I'm glad I don't have to watch him anymore. I don't wish any sickness or disease on anyone, but I'm glad he's out of the game.

Second person is Kim. I didn't see her as a major threat until the merge. Even then I wanted the threat to be Chelsea because she seemed more like the person who could make it far. Kim has been crazy good since the merge. She kept her close 3 of her, Chelsea and Sabrina, but reeled in enough numbers to get where she wanted to be. She has Kat, Alicia and Christina convinced that it's the 6 girls and then go from there, and she kept Jay and Troyzan long enough to get rid of Mike and Jay, the two single biggest physical threats left of the men. She should win (as of right now), and it will take a miracle to get a man into the final 6, let alone the final 3. Kim is killing it right now, and her confidence in her women alliance to not play her immunity idol showed that.

I love the game of Survivor, and while this season has had it's ups and downs, I will continue watching until they end the series (which I hope is NEVER). I had a few problems with this season, like the one beach for the two tribes and the abrupt change of tribes to a quick merge, but it's been better than the last couple. There are some smart players, and that is always good to see. Now to the power rankings:

1. Kim - duh. Hidden immunity, power alliance she's the head of...nuff said...
2. Sabrina - 2nd smartest in her alliance, but doesn't see that she's 2nd to Kim...yet...
3. Chelsea - Kim won't vote her out, and she's obviously the 3rd in the final 3 that has the power
4. Kat - she's the 4th wheel, but isn't in danger anytime soon
5. Alicia - I wish she was at the bottom, but she's here because she's a woman and not Christina
6. Christina - yet again, only here cuz she's a woman
7. Tarzan - highest male because he's not a physical or strategic threat so he's least likely to get voted off
8. Leif - a definite physical threat, but not too smart and won't work anything to keep himself in the game
9. Troyzan - totally got tricked by the girls to vote Mike off and now is next unless he gets immunity...sad