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 swing by the neighbors’ place and get started…
This weird armpit checking ritual does remind me of the one question I’m always asked that I have no answer for; do they do some kind of major waxing before they go out? Anyone care to field this one?
Looks like the great Probst shirt experiment is over.
I hate smack talk during challenges. Serves no strategic purpose.
It’s pretty weird/awesome to see a non-returnee tribe with names like Yul, Ozzy, and Penner.
Smart of Sundra to bail on the expedition. No reason to lump yourself in with the side that is down numbers and annoying people.
It blows my mind that they could be close enough to visit the other tribe. Every location I’ve ever been to has had camps that could only be reached by speedboat or car. That being said, I love that they were able to do it. I always liked the One World concept and Tocantins’ two-people-at-Exile concept. I think it adds an extra dimension to the proceedings when the tribes can intermingle.
Speaking of love; I love when the whole tribe has to get on a teeny tiny platform.
Oh hey, it’s the challenge James broke.
A classless person would make fun of Probst saying “Parvati now on the pole.”
A classless person would also make fun of Jessica and Becky bashing heads after the pole walk.
Whatcha saying there, Stephannie? Never give someone a reason to send you packing.
Brad: “I get along with everyone pretty much evenly.” Zzz…
Hmm…weird vote, did I miss Cristina scrambling to save herself?
Did Nate read too much into Stephannie’s “mashed potatoes and gravy” comment?
Should the tribe camps be close enough for impromptu visits?
Who’s your Player of the Episode? I’m leaning toward Sundra.
Double boot episode coming next week. Are you a fan of this method of whittling the numbers down?
Post your answers and questions below, and be sure to swing by True Dork Times for awards, stats, and more…
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