Yes, I am one of those dorks who watches Survivor. I don't watch any other reality shows, like The Bachelor/ette, Dancing with the Stars, Big Brother, etc. I do half watch American Idol, but only to see who wins. (Half watching means the TV is on that channel, but I don't stay glued to the TV the whole time like I do with Survivor).
For me, Survivor is a sociological and psychological wonderland. They put X amount of really different people in isolated and harsh conditions and then we, the viewers, get to see how it all works out (or doesn't work out, in some cases).
I find it fascinating when two very opposite personalities form a bond, a real friendship. I also find it fascinating to see who will get on either one person's nerves or everyone's nerves at some point. There is always a definite pecking order.
But, it's anyone's guess who will end up winning.
I know we don't see every minute of what goes on and that the show is edited (and therefore may show certain people in a certain light, flattering or unflattering), but I also know they can't broadcast 24/7, uncut. I wish they did, though! I would never get a bathroom break! :-)
I love watching them eat nasty things. I love it when the big burly guys gag and carry on, while some delicate flower of a girl chomps on a goat's eye without a thought.
I love it when they have the food auctions and people fight over a mystery plate - could be something good, like a cheeseburger. Could be something foul, like a bowl of intestines with flies buzzing all over it. The flies add an extra special touch, I think. I wonder if those are stunt flies or just regular community flies that happen to just be buzzing around at that time?
I love the reunion show, where the players get a chance to crack on one another or clear up some point of contention.
People make fun of those who do watch reality shows, but I say Survivor is the smartest one on the block.
No spoilers here, but I already have my favorite picked out. I usually don't narrow it down until closer to the end, but if the person I want to win, doesn't, then there is something seriously wrong there!
Do you have a shameful reality show confession? Have you ever owned a Hall & Oates record? We don't judge here, so just let it out....
Happy Thursday, hooligans!