Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Almost time for Survivor: Gabon!
I may be in the minority, but I absolutely love the hit CBS show Survivor. I remember way back in 2000 when I heard about this new show called "Survivor" and they were looking for contestants to be dropped off on a deserted island. I thought to myself, "what is this world coming to, that they would think that this was a good idea for a TV show!" Shows you how much I know about programming a network.
I resisted watching the first season because I thought it would be dumb and who'd want to watch people suffer as they try to survive. About the middle of the first season, I was channel surfing and came across this show with stunning camera work and beautiful scenery. As a videographer, I could appreciate the amount of work that went into that episode...then I realized I was watching "Survivor"! I was hooked!
The drama is not manufactured like on some other "reality" shows and it is always interesting to see how people react when put into a pressure situation with little food and everyone wanting to vote you out.
This season is Survivor: Gabon, which is the 17th edition of Survivor. That, my friends, is a LOT of Survivor! It's stays so popular because no season is exactly the same, the producers always tweak the timing of events keep the survivors on their toes.
Not to mention that this is the first season shot on high definition, so the video should go from awesome to stunning!
I really enjoy listening to the Survivors Fans Podcast. It is a labor of love by two super hardcore survivor fans (who just happen to be married). They breakdown the show every Thursday after the episode airs and then they welcome listeners feedback for a Monday night show. All of the podcasts can be downloaded from their webpage or also on iTunes. Check them out!