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#1 of 325 Matt^Brown

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Posted September 16 2009 - 08:52 AM

I don't know if I missed it but I did not see a thread on this show yet. I am surprised since the show starts tomorrow. I am never a fan of the large group and like the classic survivor with 16 contestants and a finale two. I hope this large group does not mean we are back to a finale three.
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#2 of 325 Greg Krewet

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Posted September 16 2009 - 11:25 AM

It seems all of the advertising on CBS is focusing on the "evil" Russell. I have never seen Survivor resort to this tactic in promoting itself. Not that I mind

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Posted September 17 2009 - 01:54 AM

Maybe because they have never promoted an "evil" guy that they thought they would give it a shot.  I like when the show has a wide variety of people.  It's always good to have people to hate on the show (Coach).  This guy probably will be a little over the top, and may not last long.

#4 of 325 Patrick Sun

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Posted September 17 2009 - 02:16 AM

Probst's initial impressions of the contestants:


http://www.cbs.com/e/2aKDItLfh7J1nLqGkYahERM1dcFiuvnY/cbs/1


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#5 of 325 Patrick Sun

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Posted September 17 2009 - 01:11 PM

Can't stand watching a-holes, so I'm not enjoying white Russell and the edit he's getting.



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#6 of 325 AnthonyC

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Posted September 17 2009 - 01:29 PM

I thought the premiere was decent but it was way too much of The Russell Show. People may not remember, since he got so much airtime throughout the season, but even Coach last season only had a small scene in the Tocantins premiere. And even though I think he was aware of the cameras, Coach felt a lot more genuine. Russell's strategy seems to be "I want to dominate the edited show and get a spot on the next All-Stars season."

And it looks like he was successful on both counts, according to spoilers of the S20 cast list.
I'm not crazy about seasons with more than 16 contestants either and I definitely hope we don't have a final three to end this one. There's no easier way to ruin a finale than by pulling that, and frankly there's no easier way to drag down an entire season than by starting with 20 contestants so I'm not feeling Samoa just yet.


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Posted September 17 2009 - 01:48 PM

That sawed-off little hairless troll Russell can't last, he's being far too brazen and open about how big of a prick he's being.

He will be caught eventually if he keeps up the way he is.

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Posted September 17 2009 - 04:16 PM

Does anyone else see Charles Manson in Russell? I do, his eyes suggest a complete socialpath.... he has GOT to be the most devious player to date but his tactics will write his ticket home soon I hope, Marissa stared down the devil and got burned.
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#9 of 325 Mike Frezon

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Posted September 17 2009 - 04:49 PM

I thought the season was off to a smashing start.  I figure Russell will get his come-uppance soon enough.  it seems as if the lady cop is on to him already.  It can't take TOO long before the rest of the group catches on.

I'm surprised they didn't show more of the apparent rift between Marissa and that other guy.  So much to squeeze into a single hour.  They should have two hour season premieres to get to know the players better. 

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#10 of 325 Steve_Tk

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Posted September 18 2009 - 01:40 AM

He is getting so much air time now because he will probably be gone next week.

#11 of 325 Matt^Brown

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Posted September 18 2009 - 02:08 AM



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I thought the season was off to a smashing start.  I figure Russell will get his come-uppance soon enough.  it seems as if the lady cop is on to him already.  It can't take TOO long before the rest of the group catches on.

I'm surprised they didn't show more of the apparent rift between Marissa and that other guy.  So much to squeeze into a single hour.  They should have two hour season premieres to get to know the players better. 
 
I loved the show and was surprised to see a black guy that can swim really good and a first vote that did not involve age. I have watched this show every season and those things normally do not happen.

I think Russel will be voted out in the next couple of weeks and we saw so much of him because his time is limited. I must admit that I thought most of his stunts were funny and I hope he stays at least until the merge.


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#12 of 325 David Deeb

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Posted September 18 2009 - 03:01 AM

I enjoyed the premiere and looking forward to the whole season.   Several interesting characters that will be fun to watch.  

I don't mind 20 contestants, but do agree that a final 2 is more fitting than 3.  It certainly is more "fair" for the 2 that struggle and make it to the end. 

Russell is going to make this season interesting.  I don't see him lasting too long primarily because he's been given so much promotion and so much spotlight already.  

However, I bet whatever it is that is deserving of all this hype hasn't even happened yet, so it will be fun to watch it unfold. 

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Posted September 18 2009 - 03:03 AM

 I thought this was the weirdest season opener to date. I don't know what to think about what might happen.

#14 of 325 Patrick Sun

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Posted September 18 2009 - 07:56 AM

Probst's blog for episode 1:

http://popwatch.ew.c...amoa-episode-1/

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#15 of 325 Mike Frezon

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Posted September 18 2009 - 07:21 PM

I think Shamu might be a more appropriate nickname than Shambo.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/blush.gif

I only thought of that because my wife mistakenly referred to her as Sham-wow during a conversation!  /img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted September 19 2009 - 03:18 AM

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Wayne Brady & Russell


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#17 of 325 Joseph J.D

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Posted September 20 2009 - 02:59 PM

Just finished watching the premiere on tape.  All I've got to say about Russell is that I absolutely hate a-holes like this and everything they stand for....but damn it's entertaining to watch him as he causes chaos in the camp.  I guess even a-holes have a purpose too./img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif

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Posted September 20 2009 - 03:54 PM

I couldn't believe he burned the dude's socks. I know he wants to be a trouble maker, but damn. /img/vbsmilies/htf/eek.gif

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#19 of 325 Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 21 2009 - 11:05 AM

I missed this week's show because I forgot to add it to my
Tivo.  Thank God for being able to watch it on CBS online.

So, here we are.  A new season of SURVIVOR, my third
one since talked into watching it three years ago -- and I
am psyched.  Always been one of my favorite shows
despite my feelings its scripted to a small extent.

I will say the same thing I said at the beginning of Tocantins
in that I'm not yet really diggin' anybody.  It's like starting
a book where you really don't know the characters and like
a book, by the end of the show, you are so vested in the
few people that remain.

As much of an asshole Russell is, I like the fact that 
there is this little evil midget upsetting the game.  I mean,
how boring would the show be without someone like this?
Not the way I would ever play the game, but certainly looking
to see if it works for him.  And you know what?  I hope it
works for a while and then he gets what is coming to him.

I had to laugh about how he was calling the women his
"dumbasses."  It doesn't appear to be too many young,
smart women on the show this time out.  Not sure if any
of them are extreme eye candy either.  Usually there is
really one or two very hot women on the show, but right
now, nobody that I am personally attracted to.  Perhaps
SHANBO?!

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Posted September 21 2009 - 11:16 AM

Ron, just FYI but if your enjoying the show you should consider checking out season one, I just watched it for the very first time this past week and it's actually quite amazing how simple and charming the first one was, and fun.

I felt that I wanted to see this small piece of TV history that I missed out on the first time to see how it all began and it was well worth my time, it didn't even matter that I already knew who won lol.

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