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It's been a while since I've seen any mention of it, and I thought yesterday's show was worth talking about.

I'll admit that I was VERY happy to see John get the hook; he was just too calm and collected, calling the shots to get the others booted off. I wonder if his cohorts slept a wink that night.

I don't think that immunity challenge with the coconuts was coincidental; I think the producer's wanted to clearly give all the participants a clear look at what was going on. As the girl (I should know her name by now, I know) talking to Paschal related, the 'top dogs' were clearly shown enjoying themselves picking off the others one by one. Especially at the latter rounds, when the top two or three didn't mind getting nearer to elimination; they knew it wasn't anything personal.

Next Wednesday / Thursdays shows should be rather interesting.

My wife asked me why so much personal things were getting in the way of this group. I think with plenty of food and water, the participants aren't stressed with those worries, and can concentrate on the little things that dig under their skin.

Any opinions out there?

-- j.r. guerra in s. tx. (, April 19, 2002


It was one of the best shows I had ever seen in the Survivior series!!! We were all cheering when John was voted off. I think Zoe, General, and Tammy and John were just getting a little too big for their britches!!! At first I thought that challenge was a little mean, but when I saw how it opened the eyes of Paschal and, I think the girl you are talking about is, Alyia (or something like that) I thought it wa a great move. I love that waterfall too!!! This show was very good overall...

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, April 19, 2002.

I think that behind the scenes someone is pulling strings as to who is getting booted and when for the ratings. I doubt that they are allowed to wander very far from camp, so they *must* know what others are saying about them. Sean and Rob should have been voted off ages ago.

I wish it were more a "merit-based" show, I was very sorry the fighter pilot didn't get farther--he seemed the best of the bunch, although I like Paschal (the judge?) too. Very few of these people seem to be nice people, if you know what I mean, so it is hard to cheer for any of them.

And I don't believe all of the religious stuff going on there for a minute, it's a game show, for goodness' sake.

-- GT (, April 19, 2002.

I have only seen Survivors once at my son's house when there for the weekend. I do not normally watch much television, as I really enjoy being outside. Also, my students exhibit so much evidence of thought control by the media that I avoid it.

Survivors was interesting, moderately entertaining, and very very contrived. Not motivated to watch it again.

I dare you to give up TV for a month, then find much that seems important enough to give up YOUR time for.

-- Rose (, April 19, 2002.

Last night's show was great! My DH, my MIL and I were all cheering when John got the boot! So much for Mr. Snotty-pants! I really don't like Sean all that much - he's pretty whiney, and doesn't do his share of the work. But John was a real in-your-face "I'm in charge!" kind of jerk. Glad he's gone. I like Kathy and Paschal. Hope one of them wins.

-- Cheryl in KS (, April 19, 2002.

I have lots of friends who are Survivor addicts, but I have just never been interested enough to follow the whole thing through from start to finish. I have seen a few of the past go-rounds, but haven't seen any of the present group.

Rose, we have been so busy the last couple of months, I haven't seen much of anything except some old movies either in the middle of the day(folding laundry time), or late at night (when Lance was at work and the kids were in bed!). To tell the truth, it's been pretty peaceful around here!

-- Christine in OK (, April 19, 2002.

Our family likes Survivor but we have turned it into family time. We make popcorn watch it and discuss all the different angles. We have had conversations go on for days with my 16 and 20 year olds discussing people and their actions. We also discuss how these people can be manipulated and how we are not seeing everything (due to editing) It is entertainment but I have enjoyed the conversations it has started with the kids. My 20 year old is quite sharp at reading people and is interesting to hear his opinions. Denise

-- Denise K (, April 19, 2002.

We began watching the show after hearing Melissa rave about it...I figured if she liked it, I wanted to know why..LOL..well, now we are hooked on it...Neil makes the popcorn and I pour the sweet tea and settle in....we have alwys disliked John and couldn't believe his overt arrogance..when he cried last night over being voted off, Neil went wild and nearly had to be restrained..haven't heard him hoot and holler so much since the Patriots won the Superbowl..he loved it! We like Kathy, the real estate agent..that girl knows how to get things done..most of those folks seem to be rather cold fish to us..I sure wouldn't want them for neighbors! That one young woman who prays with folks and then votes them off is a trip! We think that Sean will emerge as the surprise leader of the pack next week since the judge and his little girl hanger-on cannot seem to think for themselves..whether or not the show is contrived, it certainly is entertaining......Kathy was the only one who knew that kites need a substantial tail!Oh, and how about those clever ads for Snickers bars????? They made us laugh and laugh!

-- lesley (, April 19, 2002.

I think that watching TV is much like any other form of "entertainment." It can be overdone. A person can spend too much time reading, watching movies, on the internet, or watching television!!! However I doubt that watching one or two programs a week, will detract much from my life. All of my necessary responsibilites are properly fulfilled before I use any form of entertainment...

Personally I like to watch the interaction between people on the show, and I don't mind if some of it is contrived a bit, it is still funny and better than most shows on TV today to me. It is currently the only show I watch on a regualar basis. I do turn on the news for about 15 minutes in the early morning, mostly to catch the weather, and maybe 1-2 afternoons a week I will listen to Oprah while I cook supper, depends on the topic. And that is the extent of my TV viewing currently. My kids don't watch any more than this, as they are generally pretty occupied in the evenings as well...

Sorry to go off topic j.r.!!!!

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, April 19, 2002.

I have survived and not watched the program.

-- Gary in Ohio (, April 19, 2002.

My schedule has been pretty busy on Thursday nights so I've missed several of the episodes for this group. I didn't like John and I was happy to hear that he's gone. I work with a girl named Tammy who also is a Survivor fan so I've been teasing her that she is the Tammy on the show. This morning she came into work and the first thing she said to me is "I'm not that Tammy anymore, she's a cocky b***h!"

Did you hear that the next Survivor is going to be a sort of reunion show, with the winners and villans from all the previous seasons competing together?

-- Sherri C in Central Indiana (, April 19, 2002.

Hello, my name is Rebecca and I'm a Survivor addict.

We were also cheering when John got the boot(almost as much as when Sarah got it). I'm happy to hear that my husband wasn't the only one going crazy when he started to cry!!!!! He called his friends to make sure they recorded it!! I can't wait to see Sean gone also. I must be strange, but I really don't like Cathy. I would rather see her win than any of the others except Paschal and Neehlea. I am really pulling for one of those 2. Cathy is just too loud and pushy for my liking. I am only 27 but very old fashion. I don't care for loud and aggressive women.

Anyway, I so agree with the praying stuff.... I told my husband last night that I didn't like Vee and he asked why. It's hard to put into words but it's like she's "using" her religion. I know that God cares about every detail of our life, but come on.... I think it's awsome that they pray before meals. I am glad to see that there are still people who are unafraid to be tagged as a Christian. As far a Sean praying.......... I won't even say what I really think. I can't judge a person, but the Bible clearly says that you will know them (meaning God's people) by the fruit that they bear. If I don't see Godly behavior, I assume that your not a Christian!

-- Rebecca (, April 19, 2002.

I think it's scary that Sean is a teacher....

-- GT (, April 19, 2002.

We, too, are addicted. My husband mentioned something about Survivor at work, and everyone looked at him like he had lost his mind. "You watch that?" they asked. My husband promptly replied, "I do if I want to see my family between 8 and 9 p.m. Thursday evenings."

We were thrilled to see John get the boot. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. {evil grin}

-- Julie Woessner (, April 19, 2002.

I was so addicted to the first 2 that I couldn't wait until Thurs nights for it to be on. I decided not to watch it this time just because of the "addiction" to it but now I'm sooooo jealous of all of you enjoying it so much. LOL I won't be able to resist the next time!

-- Anna in Iowa (, April 19, 2002.

Yeah, I admit it. I' watching Survivor. It is the best show for people persons who can't get enough people watching. In the "old days" these were the ones sitting in front of the general store watching the people drive into town or walk by. Sean is a very, very angry man. He has bought into the garbage being pushed at black men today. So he blames everyone but himself. I hope when he "sees" himself in this show, he realize he needs counceling. I am hoping Pascal wins. The only one with integrity!

-- Fan (, April 20, 2002.

Wow, I must have missed a good show! I can't believe John got voted off. Isn't he the one that thought he was the boss? I really thought Sean would get it for not helping out. Geez! I'm sorry I missed it! Anyone have the web site for the show? Thanks!

-- cowgirlone in ok (, April 20, 2002.

The show has become so manipulated by the producers that you can be sure whoever it looks like is going be booted isn't. I really like the scenery, though.

-- GT (, April 20, 2002.

I, too, am an addict. So glad John got the boot. Thought it was going to be Sean. I was rooting for Hunter, the pilot, to win when my son and I made our predictions based on the first show, like we usually do. Mom loses again!

Try this address for Survivor:

-- M. Rhodes (, April 20, 2002.

Boy, I may have to remember to turn this one on just to see how bad Sean really is! Hopefully we'll be home from swim lessons by then!

-- Christine in OK (, April 20, 2002.

Thanks for the address M Rhodes! At least I know I'm not alone on Thursday nights. LOL! I love the scenery too, GT. Sure gives me island fever. Maybe if I watch the show in my lawn chair.......

-- cowgirlone in ok (, April 21, 2002.

I had a little down-time last night while waiting for dinner to finish so I watched a few minutes of "Eco-Challenge". Has anyone else seen this show? It's done by the same guy that does Survivor. Therre's something like 50 five-person teams racing across New Zealand. They have to climb mountains, whitewater raft, mountain bike, ride horses, etc while carrying all their supplies. Kind of like a cross between Survivor and the Ironman Triathalon.

There is one woman on Eco-Challenge who I swear must be related to Kathy on Survivor. She keeps whining about how the other team members don't respect her authority, and since she's the team captain she shouldn't have to carry a heavy pack like everyone else, no one can do a job as well as she can, etc.

-- Sherri C in Central Indiana (, April 22, 2002.

I don't have an answer to this but would like to find out when the survivor 4 series will be televised in fall 2002.

-- becky humphries (, September 05, 2002.

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