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« on: September 22, 2016, 09:43:10 PM »

Sure it's a bit gimmicky of a start, but of all the gimmicks they've used, this one seems to, at least in Ep 1, be panning out the way it's intended.  The generational differences really seem profound, and the Millennials for the most part behave the way I might have imagined.  The Gen-Xers seem a bit more diverse thus far, but kind of hard to tell.  Anyway I found the first ep pretty amusing.  Actually I have a number of millennial co-workers and friends, and we get a long great, but there are times when something comes up and I can just feel the generational gap.  Half of my group had never seen Star Wars, so that's saying a lot. 
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 10:18:41 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on September 22, 2016, 09:43:10 PM

  Half of my group had never seen Star Wars, so that's saying a lot. 
and they still have a job why?
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 12:07:59 AM »

I didn't watch this because I didn't think I could bear to watch an entire season of smug, entitled Millennials. Which you know is exactly the type they'd try to cast.
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 04:43:41 PM »

Good god the tri-force bromance trio is annoying. Do young people really talk like that??
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2016, 08:23:14 PM »

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on September 26, 2016, 04:43:41 PM

Good god the tri-force bromance trio is annoying. Do young people really talk like that??

Dunno, bro.   Tongue Tongue Tongue

Seriously though that just drives me nuts, but that's part of the fun!
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2016, 09:55:21 PM »

Backstab after backstab makes for good entertainment, but last night's seemed a little odd and unnecessary.  Why did the scrawny guy waste his idol on someone who clearly wasn't with him? 

Anyway, loved the reward challenge this week.  That Hulk guy was fantastic lol.
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2016, 04:14:29 AM »

Yeah, his idol play at tribal was a "wtf" moment to me. My guess is they edited out discussion that explains why he did it.
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2016, 06:06:24 PM »

This season has been fantastic.  Last week's 2-hour episode was pretty epic, ending with stones being drawn.  I don't remember the last time that happened and it just seemed insane in this episode.

I can't say there's any one member I really love, but as a whole I like that just about everyone on the show is really playing.  Of course some harder than others but for the most part there are very few complete sheep.  I think they mentioned it on the show as well, it's almost like a cast of veterans.

I seem to recall early on Jeff making a comment about the final (?) having people you wouldn't have expected, so I'm guessing neurotic David and some form of his alliance ends up making it all the way. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2016, 06:39:26 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on November 29, 2016, 06:06:24 PM

This season has been fantastic.  Last week's 2-hour episode was pretty epic, ending with stones being drawn.  I don't remember the last time that happened and it just seemed insane in this episode.

I can't say there's any one member I really love, but as a whole I like that just about everyone on the show is really playing.  Of course some harder than others but for the most part there are very few complete sheep.  I think they mentioned it on the show as well, it's almost like a cast of veterans.

I seem to recall early on Jeff making a comment about the final (?) having people you wouldn't have expected, so I'm guessing neurotic David and some form of his alliance ends up making it all the way. 

At this point it's really hard to say who will be there in the end. I'm rooting for High school kid because he seems to be a real long shot at this point. David just annoys the hell out of me so I don't want it to be him. I doubt it's secretly gay secret cop dude, he has way too many secrets and they will eventually get out ruining any trust people have in him. Ken doll seems to be skating by at this point with no one really noticing how much of a threat he is. Annoying young Millenial dude has pissed too many people off. The neurotic frizzy haired girl also seems to be skating by.
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2016, 10:15:26 PM »

The random rock draw is the single lamest way to get voted out at tribal. I understand why they all chose to do it, since it comes down to pure probability, but damn, playing so hard up to that point only to get knocked out by random draw.

To me, the show finally started to get interesting once the lovey dovey power couple was eliminated and the merge happened. God, those two were SO annoying.

My guess as to who wins is David. He comes off as a neurotic, but when he's not having an emo episode, he is actually thinking things out and playing strategies, although his idol play at tribal was a major tactical error. The nice thing about this season so far is that the competition to the end seems pretty wide open with things changing week to week. I hate those seasons where the endgame is pretty much a foregone conclusion
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2016, 08:14:18 PM »

Damn, last night's tribal council was epic. The person who got voted out got hosed big-time indirectly by Ken the model, who did something so headscratchingly lame it's a wonder he didn't get eliminated himself.
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2016, 12:49:19 AM »

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on December 01, 2016, 08:14:18 PM

Damn, last night's tribal council was epic. The person who got voted out got hosed big-time indirectly by Ken the model, who did something so headscratchingly lame it's a wonder he didn't get eliminated himself.

LOL yeah - but shockingly if you watched the actual final vote, none of the drama mattered.  Will actually stayed with his flip so the outcome would have been the same.  Essentially Adam wasted his hidden immunity idol.  That said, it was a little odd how he decided to play it for Hannah, as you said  it seemed more logical to have gone for Ken for being an idiot.

The interesting thing in the last couple episodes is how Jay suddenly went from hot target to "under the radar."  Sneaky!  He's got the athleticism to win challenges and a couple of free votes on the jury, so why not go for him?

That said, I do think neurotic David can bring a couple of sheep with him and win the whole thing.
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2016, 12:13:07 AM »

Crazy and interesting finale, with a genuinely likable (or at least non-hatable) cast.  I don't remember an episode where they did 3 immunity challenges in a row, but that certainly upped the intensity level.  As for the final tribal, it was interesting to see how the contestants perceived themselves vs. how they were perceived by the jury (and presumably the audience).  Hannah came across as a neurotic flipper, but seemed to think she was orchestrating big moves/blindsides.  The truth was probably somewhere in between; her flipping was her move, so unless you were in her head and listening to all her reasonings, it just came across as a panic flip.  Ken, in spite of his loyalty shtick and getting out of his shell, I think was perceived as a tag along for the most part who wasn't really playing in the same league strategy-wise.  I thought he'd get a little more credit for his immunity wins, but I guess not.  Maybe just too aloof to anyone outside his core people.  The interesting thing is that he lost in a complete sweep, indicating just how out of touch he was.  Given that, he might as well have stayed with his alliance with David and let David sweep; at least he could say he help up the "honorable" title throughout the game.

Within the final six, it basically boiled down to 3 hardcore players and 3 others (Not really goats but also not power players).  It would have been cool to see Jay, Adam and David as the final 3, the voting would have been so much more interesting.  But with semi-goats Ken and Hannah in play, pretty much whoever went with them was likely to win, save maybe Bret.  So that would also have been a much more compelling, though less deserving, final 3. 

Great season overall, hopefully the next one measures up.
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2016, 04:57:31 PM »

It was a great season and the first one in  a long time that I can remember where there really weren't any bad guys in the final 8.

Watching the final tribal I thought Ken had some votes until Adam pulled out the cancer card. Once he did that it was all over.

I'll say this, going into the final 6 I really had no idea who would win, if I had to narrow it down to three I still would have had a hard time.
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