First, if you don’t want to know who wins “Survivor: Cook Islands,” this isn’t the place for you. There WILL be spoilers. Go watch “Survivor: The Amazon” instead.
Second, speaking of “Survivor: The Amazon,” Mr. Rob Cesternino is very generously offering his “Survivor: The Amazon – Unauthorized DVD Commentary” at an exclusive DISCOUNTED RATE for Summer Book Club members.
Third, our friends at True Dork Times are once again getting in on the fun with stats, awards, and more.
And finally, this whole Book Club thing is kind of a work in progress. If you have ideas on how to improve the proceedings, please let me know.
My Big Question: Parvati Shallow, “Boston” Rob Mariano, Russell Hantz, Richard Hatch, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Ozzy Lusth, Cirie Fields, Tom Westman, Amanda Kimmel, Rob Cesternino, and Ethan Zohn.
That’s the full roster of“Survivor” Hall of Famers. All eleven have appeared on the show more than once.
Whenever the topic of worthy one-timers comes up, Cook Islands champ (spoiler alert!) Yul Kwon is always a popular pick. However, many seem to think his (spoiler alert!) over-powered immunity idol should count against him. With this re-watch, I hope to get to the bottom of that mystery.
And with that, let’s get started…
Quick Fun Fact: In a crowd of a billion people at Comic Con, I was able to pick out Penner’s voice.
There’s a skull in the sun during the “Previously on…” That’s so metal.
“Who Knew a Jew Could Climb a Tree” could be a children’s book.
I’m glad they cut off Candice and Adam’s injury-kissing montage where they did. This is a family book club.
I love the foreshadowing that there’s going to be a final three. However, I don’t love final threes.
As someone who’s done a decent amount of challenges, I have to say that digging is the worst. Exhausting, frustrating…it blows.
What an amazing reward.
I get why some people would think Yul is boring, but he’s such a different character than we’re used to that I can’t help but enjoy him. You could argue that Parvati/Brenda/Andrea are hot, strategic jocks and Brandon/Phillip/Tarzan are the weird s–t stirrers, but who is Yul like? You don’t get awesome moments like him dancing at the feast without building him up as a reserved, cerebral player.
I will never be ok with yellow-shirted Probst.
Adam is so negative during these challenges. I’m surprised he didn’t get more grief for that.
@FiligirlFu says “Looking ahead… does anyone else wonder if Jeff has two “messages in a bottle” – depending on who is winning the challenge, he slips one in his back pocket? It seems these little twists always work out for the direction the game is going.”
Personally, I never buy into producer conspiracy theories. Standards and practices are always on hands to make sure the game is fair. And, if they were fixing things, why have we had so many terrible winners?
For someone who went on to be the first person voted into the “Survivor” Hall of Fame, Parvati has been a ghost so far.
Kudos to Penner for being able to dodge bullets for so long. It reminds me of Philippines where he was in constant danger.
How do you feel about the surprise second boot twist?
Candice and Adam’s show-mance would be an immediate red flag today. When did people start realizing this? Erik and Jamie in China?
Which challenge staple (digging, swimming, eating weird things) would be your Achilles’’ heel?
Which Raro member is in the best position at this point?
Post your answers and questions below, and be sure to swing by True Dork Times for awards, stats, and more…
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