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…
I can’t get over the amount of fish they’re pulling out of the ocean on a daily basis.
Gah…I don’t need Sundra’s graphic play-by-play on Parvati’s mangled finger.
Not to give anything away, but the current “Survivor” medical team is a bunch of champs.
I’m on Adam’s side; talk of losing fingernails or toenails freaks me out.
How awesome would it have been if Adam’s loved one had been his wife or girlfriend? Kiss the Sprint fan vote goodbye.
Colby berating his brother during “Heroes vs Villains” has forever broken this challenge for me.
Hey Jeff, how about not giving away the wring-your-shirt-out strategy? Let people figure it out on their own.
Nowadays it’d be like, “Parvati, you get to chose which Survivor has to punch their loved one in the face.”
Wow, awesome reward. Totally worth almost losing a thumb over.
Ha! Perfect moment with Adam bringing back food after Ozzy and Yul threw out the coconuts.
That challenge was practically designed for Ozzy.
Sundra and Becky are TERRIBLE at playing it cool. They wouldn’t even look at Penner.
Not sure how I feel about the Penner vote. Adam’s a bigger challenge threat. And Penner’s a perfect goat at this point, but the game wasn’t played like that back then. Either order is probably fine.
Should Probst be more careful about revealing strategies during challenges?
Would you have gone for Penner or Adam?
Edit readers: could a case be made for anyone other than Yul winning?
Post your answers and questions below, and be sure to swing by True Dork Times for awards, stats, and more…
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