Friday, September 30, 2005

Survivor: Guatemala Recap Number One

Wow.  A great start to this season, even with one of the weaker group of personalities in recent history. 

Some quick thoughts:

  • The opening challenge was brutal.  It stands as the most physically demanding opening, but the most entertaining as well.
  • How lucky is Nakum that they have Margaret?
  • Speaking of injuries, is Blake faking it?  If so, from what point did he start faking it?  I can't imagine somebody with a "separated" shoulder being that good at physical competitions.  But if he is faking it, he's doing a good job in being able to vomit whenever he wants.
  • Regardless of whether Blake is faking it or not, he better get "better" quickly.  He's drawing a lot of enemies.
  • What was with the second immunity challenge?  Why was a team able to re-use somebody more than once?  Also, wouldn't you feel if the line has gone slack?  If
  • Nakum made the obvious boot.  What confused me was why Jim voted for Margaret.  Was it really luck of the draw like he claimed?
  • On the other hand, I don't understand Yaxha's decision.  Unlike the bloggers over at CBS, I was also surprised that Yaxha was thinking of getting rid of Stephanie.  She's a threat for individual immunity, granted, but I can't see her being a dominant threat.  Ultimately, she strikes me as somebody who you can bring to be on the jury before cutting her loose.  With that said, I still don't understand how anybody didn't come up with Rafe as a possible target.  The guy couldn't climb up a ladder and you're looking at one of the women as a possible target?  Lydia was trying to catch fish, and Morgan could be useful in a future challenge (whether it be because of her balancing skills - as I believe Amy pointed out - or because of her weight if there is one of those "carry your teammate" challenges).

Week 3 stuff to come sometime over the weekend.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

First Post

Well, everybody has to start somewhere.

A Survivor: Guatemala preview recap should be posted sometime before the second show airs on the East Coast, and I'll try to post what to expect from this blog.

(No guarantees on the latter, because I still have to figure out what I want to include.)


(Edited to change this to be a bit more accurate.)