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.
Fourth, Max Zambrano will be hosting a “Survivor” Summer Book Club Spreecast this Friday at 8:30pm ET.
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 pop a machete between our toes and get started…
So, it did take Hiki four days to get fire. Maybe Sekou was holding them back. (Or the lack of flint.)
Chicken traps! “Survivor” needs more of this…you know…actual surviving. And notice how Ozzy’s method caught one chicken and Yul’s method caught two? Foreshadowing…
Adam wonders why they want an elevated sleeping platform. Has he seen this show?
One of the more frustrating things about modern-day “Survivor” is the way tribe cancers are carried along as goats. If Billy had come along a few years later he would’ve been someone’s Phillip.
As someone who frequently suffers from headaches, is it possible to get the Cao Boi special with the weird indicator mark? My brain can tell me when a headache is gone, I don’t need a wound.
Please, guys? One more racial joke before bed? Pretty please?
I’m not against throwing challenges, but it’d have to be an extreme circumstance and getting rid of someone who’s lazy and annoying isn’t enough. And if you’re the fourth person on the Aitu chopping block, why would you go along with it?
“Survivor” had instant replay before baseball?! So sad…
Finding an idol by deciphering a clue is much more rewarding than watching someone reach into a tree on a whim.
Most impressive moment of the episode? Ozzy climbing a tree while holding a machete with his foot.
This season we’re seeing race vs. race. We’ve had men vs. women, young vs old, favorites vs. people who don’t watch the show very much. Is there a “versus” twist you’d like to see?
City vs. Suburbs vs. Country?
Were the tribes unevenly stacked? Aitu and Puka look awesome, while Hiki barely won a challenge that the other team was throwing.
Where do you stand on throwing challenges?
Post your answers and questions below, and be sure to swing by True Dork Times for awards, stats, and more…