Thursday, April 26, 2007

Showing His True Colours.

Boy, I didn't post a blog for a week and here I am about to blog about Survivor again. Sorry.

Did anyone notice what Mookie said in his little exit interview? "Wish I could be back there, making everyone's life miserable."

Once again, this made me think about how a person's true nature comes out under pressure. One of the things that makes Survivor such an interesting study of human nature. It's one thing to go out fighting in that game. To try to convince others to not vote you out. But knowing they had no chance, that one of them was going to go, it seemed so slimy to me that Alex and Mookie just wanted to cause trouble for people. To what end exactly? Just to be mean?

Although, having said that, it may benefit Alex. If he succeeded in turning anyone against Yao or Earl then his SUPER-Slimy move to vote for Mookie may help him. But going into someone's personal belongings? That was pretty low.

But it could change the game. Should be interesting to see whether or not he can pull 3 people away from that alliance. If he goes for Stacy, Boo and Dreamz, he may just pull it off... But Dreamz and Stacy hate each other and everyone seems to dislike Boo so it seems like a long shot.

I do like how they're making all these reward challenges team challenges and forming the teams randomly. Does add something to the game. Before, the winner would get to take friends along for the reward, but they'd always take people in their alliance so it was pretty predictable.

Right now I'm actually rooting for Earl. He's played smart and he's played with integrity. Letting Yao be the one to dig for that idol when he easily could have gone for it himself says a lot about Earl. Also the fact that he and Yao didn't get into a fight about who was "holding it", unlike how Mookie, Alex and Eguardo acted with their idol...

Enough reality TV rambling...

4 comments:

Mel Francis said...

this has turned out to be a surprisingly fantastic season.

didn't you love how Alex was spouting off about Karma biting people in the ass in one breath, and in the next moment, he's backstabbing his only ally? Awesome, truly awesome. And I really loved how he was talking about rats and snakes and jeff called him out on being exactly that by going through Yao's stuff.

Rats and snakes indeed.

Alex's vote was brilliant...but it shows exactly what his character is made of. I hope the team sees that and deals with him appropriately.

Kathy Holmes said...

I'm really rooting for Yao Man but I also like Earl. It was another great episode last night - so glad to see Mookie and Alex exposed for who they were. Hmmm... no wonder lawyers get the rap they do. :)

Eileen said...

In terms of writing someone once told me that readers are more likely to cheer for characters that have a positive goal versus a negative. Not much is different in real life.

Maia said...

I missed Survivor again last week, so was thrilled to see you post about what happened. I will nail myself to the sofa this Thursday night, to see what goes down.

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