pagooey July 2, 2015 Share July 2, 2015 Hey, Bear! I'm in! Right now I'm rooting for Eye Hat and Julia Child, and pleasantly surprised by how "interestingly quiet" this show is, as several folks noted upthread. This is what I always wanted "Survivor" and even "Lost" to be: fewer smoke monsters/running an obstacle course in your bikini, more TRYING NOT TO DIE. I mean, I know they can tap out, but. And I too was sourly amused that the first two departees were weepy with relief to get home to their...guns. I'm a Seattle native, and all I could think of when they plopped these guys down on Vancouver Island in the fall was this diorama they used to have at the local history museum: a vignette of the Denny party, landing on Puget Sound. In it, the menfolk are trying to build a cabin, and the wives are sitting on a log crying (historically accurate, I later learned). As a kid, I didn't get it--they were founding Seattle! How exciting! What was there to cry about?? As an adult, imagining them there in November...on the raw, sodden beach...oh my god, I would nut-punch a husband who dragged me to such a godforsaken hellscape. It is beautiful, and I am whatever the polar opposite of a wilderness survivalist is. Mesmerized by their suffering, though--good TV! 9 Link to comment
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