DearEvette January 23 Share January 23 3 hours ago, snarts said: Evaporated? Quentin was so wrong the entire game, he provided some inadvertent comic relief. My husband, throughout the entire show, was always so tickled about how wrong Quentin was each time. He cracked on poor Quentin so much! I will give Quentin some credit, he was so convinced Kate was a traitor and he stuck to that conviction more often than not and voted her every chance he could. But, I think Kate's out loud personality overshadows the fact that she was just as wrong as Quentin in her track record, tbh. She was convinced it was Micheal and she let her personal dislike of Rachel convince her Rachel was a traitor. The only vote she got correct was Christian and by then there were so few of them left and she was up against him, that she kinda had no choice. 2 hours ago, Lady Calypso said: The challenges did pretty much nothing overall. They were basically filler since the challenge wins didn't mean anything for most of the game. They earned money, yes, but there was no punishment for a challenge that was lost, especially the team-based ones. Only the three episodes where the armory pass came into play, but even then, it didn't seem to matter much since the same person won the pass. I understand that the non-reality stars, except for Christian, were boring as hell, but then they should have stuck to all reality stars if they couldn't find any engaging players. Yeah, the challenge aspect was the weakest part of the game imo. The only urgency to win the challenges was because without them you couldn't add any money to the pot. Putting people on teams really added nothing because a team loss didn't really do anything to help suss out a traitor. It is not in the traitor's best interest to sabotage a challenge, they are taking money out of their own pocket. It just created resentment and frustration. There was no need because paranoia was already there. It would have been better if, say, the members of the winning team were exempt from being murdered that night or if an opportunity to win a shield was always on the table from the start. Regards the casting, yes, this was also a weakness. I think they lucked out with Cirie and Kate which gave the personality a show liked this needs. And non-reality folks like Andie and even Christian and Quentin. But overall the casting of the non-reality folks was rather bad. For me, I didn't even know any of the reality people at all, except Ryan Lochte (and only because of him being an olympic swimmer and because of a super funny clip of a pair of morning show tv anchors absolutely losing their shit on air about how not bright he comes off) and I had only heard about Cirie through pop culture references. But even without knowing any of the reality people, they had an assurance in front of the camera that spoke of some comfort/familiarity with the rhythms of tv reality competitions that gave them the spark that none of the non-reality folks had and made them easier to take as canon fodder. Even though I enjoyed the heck out of this, this did have the feel of something thrown together really quickly. I had heard that the challenges were exactly the same ones the British one had. So that adds to the 'thrown together' quality. Maybe if they had taken more time and had a longer, more thorough casting process they might have found a more eclectic, charismatic group of non-reality folks. Let;s face it, the reality stars of today started out as 'normals' themselves. So it can be done. 4 Link to comment
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