View Full Version : Survivor: Caramoan

02-13-2013, 12:17 PM

Should be an interesting season since there's a few loose cannon vets back! Can't wait until 8 p.m.!

02-14-2013, 10:46 AM
Thoughts on the first ep and it does contain spoilers.

* I gotta feel for Francesca. Being voted out first two times is very defeating. I really thought Cochran would've went home first because of his feet. Those were Hobbit-esque feet!

* Was really hoping Crazy Philip's little secret agent wouldn't pop out of his red drawers.

* If the fans lost, I would've bet moneyt that Shamar would've gone packing. Yes, he made fire but that wasn't enough to win over folks.

* Little Hantz didn't get much camera time, but that's gonna change next week!

02-21-2013, 03:26 PM
Shamar is one lucky dude. If it weren't for Katie (?) opening her mouth at tribal, he would've been gone, and rightfully so. Like Reynold said, I appreciate Shamar's service to our country, but man laying around the hut for 19 hours? That's just plain lazy in my book!

02-28-2013, 12:10 PM
It's been a long time since there's been a tie at tribal council. I kept waiting for one of the Gota morons to bring up Shamar wanting to quit the game. That would've shifted the voting, or should have.

03-06-2013, 09:21 PM
It took a medical emergency but we're finally rid of Shamar. I don't think he would've survived the vote, though. The tide had turned against him.

Glad to see the remaining Gota tribe members voting smart for once. Laura was a weak link. Keeping the strong guys around was smart.

Next week's preview looks great!

03-14-2013, 09:22 AM
It has to be a genetic thing that makes the Hantz men coo coo for Cocoa Puffs. Brandon's meltdown was monumental, and it makes me wonder with some of the stuff he was saying, why did he even bother to agree to do the show again?

Here's an interesting interview with Probst that discusses what was going on behind the scenes of the meltdown.


03-28-2013, 08:16 AM
Have you noticed Phillip's eyes? Hard to describe but his eyes look more animal than human, especially when he squints.

Poor Matt and Julia. They just have the unfortunate luck of having less numbers on the losing tribe. Personally, I would've kept Matt around for a while longer for strength and manpower. Julia contributed and tried but wasn't much in the strength and manpower departments.

Lord Malakite
03-28-2013, 04:43 PM
Personally, I would've kept Matt around for a while longer for strength and manpower.
Matt actually doesn't live too far from where I am. My mother works with someone who is supposedly of some family relation to him. He also belongs to some sort of gentleman's beard club that tried to recruit my brother, James Boba Fettfield, into their group not too long back. I think another one of the contestants, Reynold, is also from the local area.

03-29-2013, 05:30 PM
That's cool. I have Amazing Race teams from my area, but no Survivors.

04-07-2013, 07:55 AM
I was sort of hoping Corrine would be able to take control, but thought it was great television to see her "get punched in the face". I'm really surprised that Phillip is still around, that he hasn't been turned on. It doesn't seem he treats others that well.

04-14-2013, 07:32 PM
Corrine made the age-old Survivor mistake of working it too hard, IMO. Working too many angles with too many people.

It's interesting that some of the favorites who were high-profiled on their seasons have gotten very little camera time so far. I'm speaking mainly of Eric and Brenda. Brenda used her feminine charms to her advantages during her season and now...hardly anything. Maybe she learned something and wants to fly under the radar.

04-18-2013, 01:22 PM
Bold move on Malcolm and Eddie's part to play both hidden immunity idols at tribal. There's been times in the past were contestants have the idols and don't put them into play for various reasons. It will be interesting to see if they can keep momentum in their favor and get a few more votes on their side.

Phillip was entertaining but his time was numbered. He was too controlling and a little wacko.

As for Dawn's breakdown, two thoughts. I worked with an older gent years ago who had a partial and forgot it one day. He asked me to go to his house and get it. I did. I know it was embarassing for him, and I can only imagine how embarassing it was for Dawn, if anyone else other than Brenda found out. Also, her big mental block was day 28, the day she was voted out. She's crossed that block. She'll probably cry a few more times but at least she can say she's gone more than 28 days.

04-21-2013, 09:07 AM
That was the best Tribal Council ever.

I don't quite understand why some of Phillips alliance had not turned on him sooner. Especially the way he continually said he wasn't the leader but still expected to be followed.

Great show!

05-02-2013, 07:55 AM
I liked Malcolm from last season. This time, he played a different game. More cut-throat. He wanted to win more this time out, than last.

The double-elimination was good. Nothing personal against Reynold, but he was a strong player who'd been on the outs since the beginning. Now Andrea, nice blindside. She was working too many angles. Loved her 'what!?!' at tribal.

05-09-2013, 07:24 AM
I truly felt sorry for Brenda. Here she did this grand gesture of allowing the other contestants to spend time with their families and eat, and then get voted off. She didn't have a hint of a blindside.

On the flip side, Brenda was a threat. She's played a quiet game up until now and she's won individual immunity at least once and could have done it again last night. I don't know if she could've gone all the way and won but Brenda was a true threat.

And it amazes me that you see no one foraging for food like they used to. No one goes out fishing, and there's a boat and fishing gear. Erik's crusade for coconuts was the first real effort in a long time.

05-13-2013, 02:33 PM
WOW, what a season! I'm a Cochran fan, but never thought he'd win at the beginning of the season. Especially when you saw those sun-burnt feet on the first episode!

Face it: Cochran played the ultimate game. He knew the ins and outs and used them to his fullest advantage.

The state of the final game changed with Erik went out on medical. If not for that, Cochran would've been the next to go.
Sherri was the biggest coats-tail player in the history of Survivor. I read an interview where she claims to have called the shots on Gota before the merge but it was never shown. Her big announcement of being a successful businesswoman at the final vote didn't help her case one bit.

Dawn should've fessed up to being more cut-throat and manipulative this time around, but she didn't. But really, at that stage of the game, would it have mattered? Probably not. As for Dawns breakdowns, she was a little over the top with them, yes, but maybe that was her way to release stress and frustration. Since none of us have played the game, how can we say we'd handle the stress of it all? They were amusing at times, and you had to keep tuning in each week to see what was next.

But these people tend to forget that, at some point, you're gonna have to turn on those in your alliance. It's not always unicorns and rainbows, people. Only one person can win. Some of the jury members were bitter.

Depending on when the show was filmed (based on the previous believe that the show wrapped around Christmas), Brenda might have been pregnant while on the island.