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April 02, 2004

Does CBS even watch Survivor?

In last week's Survivor Notes, I commented that the commercial had said something about "see what the survivors do when they think the cameras aren't watching." Yet there was really nothing in the episode that fit that description.

Just now I was watching a TiVo of something from a few days ago, and the promo for this week's Survivor came on. It said, "A bizarre twist will drive one castaway to do the unbelievable." So what was THAT referring to?

It's long been known that the producers of a show don't create these weekly promos. The network PR folks do. In some cases they have been known to give away important plot points in the commercial. In the case of Survivor, they seem to just simply be making things up.

Posted by jghiii at April 2, 2004 12:33 AM
Posted by: sherman on April 2, 2004 02:13 AM

It's a stretch, but that's what all advertising is -- stretching it. The "do the unbelieveable" could be that Lex arranged to vote out one of their own and protect a rival. Or just the fact that Amber starts living with the other team could be considered "unbelievable". And i'd suggest the amount of sex we saw from Boston Rob and Amber is the "when they don't think the cameras are on" item.

I loved this show. I loved that big tough in charge Boston Rob is totallly smitten and being so stupid for love. You protect her and I'll protect you -- god, wasn't that sweet? But it was too sweet -- he was too lost without her. He's gonna mess up if he isn't careful.

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