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 pay the idol spirits a visit and get started…
File this under “Things That Are Easier Said Than Done,” but I’ve got to think that every Tribal Council you survive while you’re on the chopping block is a gift. You’ve got to suck it up back at camp and try to find a way to get back in everyone’s good graces. Being defensive probably isn’t the best tactic.
Tree mail is a desk! That…is…unique…
If “Survivor” casting was looking for someone to put me on a tribe with to drive me nuts, it’d be anyone who talks about idol or island spirits. I’m sure they’re super cool people, but I’d have a tough time living with someone like Cao Boi or Courtney from “Exile Island.”
Nice, simple, brutal challenge. They should do at least one wrestling one a season.
Also, an actual heroic effort from Candice. (But that won’t stop me from doing this…)
So Cao Boi gets credit for creating the split-the-vote strategy? Or does it go to the credit card employee in his dream?
Plan Voodoo?! More voting strategies need code names.
Part shaman, part cheerleader…don’t hear that too often.
That’s got to be bad news for Candice that Adam was speaking well of her at Tribal.
Why would you kidnap Nate? He seems perfectly safe. Was there a reason they thought they could flip him?
OK, I hate double-boot episodes and here’s why…a person who is terrible at challenges can get to the end based on a solid social game. So why shouldn’t the opposite be true? By forcing a tribe to go to Tribal Council without losing a challenge, you rob that player of the chance of running the table.
Which former Survivor would drive you nuts?
Who would you have kidnapped and why?
Knowing what he knows at this point, did Yul make the right choice?
Are these the best fed tribes in the history of the show?
Post your answers and questions below, and be sure to swing by True Dork Times for awards, stats, and more…
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