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drich61 558 desperate attention whore postings
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11-26-01, 05:26 PM (EST)
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"episode previews"
DISCLAIMER: I like Brandon, and I understand most of what I post is seen as wishful thinking, and I TOTALLY agree.

With that said, I have a problem with the previews we have been shown for the recap and next real episode. They seem to be promising a Boran defection, probably to the old Samburu GXA. I understand trying to boost ratings, and that people do not like the way things worked out in survivor 1 and 2. So showing that a change might be possible could get you a temporary ratings gain, but it would be very short lived if it turned out to be a lie. Then after having done that to the viewers once, I would guess the series is done. They would be running survivor 4, looking back at the good old days of the survivor 3 ratings. Is MB really going to risk to future of the series, for a slight ratings gain of one week?

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 RE: episode previews PepeLePew13 11-29-01 2
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dabo 26942 desperate attention whore postings
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11-28-01, 02:38 PM (EST)
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1. "RE: episode previews"
LAST EDITED ON 11-28-01 AT 02:47 PM (EST)

Doubtful; there has to be some delivery on promises or a loss of credibility prospectively would come back to haunt MB and CBS. That said, of course, most people understand the suspense part of the "Survivor" equation and are willing to allow for some leeway (remember the croc attack that didn't happen). In the next (game) all new episode we've been led to believe Lex goes on a "witch hunt" -- but to what end? Does he want to decide who will be the first one on the jury and have that vote definitely not coming his way in the final decision? Weird. The possibility of an Old Boran switching over to side with the remnants of Old Samburu begs credulity as well as they would need to bring two over to their side (Kelly and Kim J.). True, they only need one for the voting bloc, but why would Kelly or Kim J. decide to be a fifth wheel with Old Samburu when they are both already that at worst in Old Boran? No, they would need to bring over the pair with the young/old division in Old Samburu creating the prospect for the pair to make the final four, it just wouldn't work otherwise.

"If all machines were to be annihilated at one moment, so that not a knife nor lever nor rag of clothing nor anything whatsoever were left to man but his bare body alone that he was born with, and if all knowledge of mechanical laws were taken from him so that he could make no more machines, and all machine-made food destroyed so that the race of man should be left as it were naked upon a desert island, we should become extinct in six weeks. A few miserable individuals might linger, but even these in a year or two would become worse than monkeys." (Samuel Butler, "Erewhon")

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11-29-01, 07:06 AM (EST)
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2. "RE: episode previews"
>DISCLAIMER: I like Brandon, and I understand most of what I
>post is seen as wishful thinking, and I TOTALLY agree.

What does your liking Brandon have to do with this post?

This topic of will-they or won't-they in regards of a Boran defection has been covered in other threads already, so I won't type out my responses again.

Misdirection happens all the time on TV or in movies. I can't count the number of times I've seen something sexy or a blow-up scene used to advertise a movie but it only gets about 2 seconds in the actual movie out of a total of 2 hours. You might see a trailer with nothing but laughs and one-liners... and that's the entire movie right there with only dull things in between.


>Is MB really going to risk to future of the
>series, for a slight ratings gain of one week?

He does it all the time, tweaking it to fool people week after week. We all were led to believe that a crocodile would eat somebody in S2, but it turned out to be Michael getting BBQ'ed, for example.


"Damn you, Carl, for leaving me here with a bunch of misfits."
Frank Garrison, Nov. 1/01

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11-29-01, 07:36 PM (EST)
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3. "RE: episode previews"
What's with the crocodile? People keep obsessing over this. All he did was show a croc falling off a log and people read into it whatever they would. Ultimately, he promised something devastating, and he did deliver on that promise. The only people who even remember the croc shot at this point are on these boards. I don't think this is a good example of MB whetting his public's appetite and not being able to deliver. He did deliver - Mike's injury was pretty devastating.
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