LAST EDITED ON 07-13-07 AT 03:52 PM (EST)
>"Maybe it's just not knowing
>the game or what will come next?"
I once heard a sport commentator (cricket if I remember) say that if you'd know the rules, you'd be able to appreciate any sport if it's played by the best players. I guess Burnett wasn't watching then! Now, not knowing the rules makes it like that "Friends" episode where Chandler invented a game of cards, "cups" I think he called it, with weird rules made up just so Joey would win. For all we know, there could be a jury awarding the final treasure to one of the Final 2 or 3 Pirates. At least, Survivor started as a simple game. Only later did the twists come in.
We also have the problem of not having "the best players" but some aren't bad. Louie is funny and has a good background for this. Jay's portrayed a lot like Brian H. Christa and Nessa are quite athletic. Laurel, who started as a Courtney clone that wasn't delivering the laughter, is now showing more moxie than the fire dancer ever did. Seeing her laugh at Azmyth and putting him in his place has been moderately amusing. Of the eliminated crew, Cheryl and JD had impressive credentials for the show and Joy was likeable.
We just had too little time for discussion on the boat, it's all about the expeditions and the money. Even the expeditions have come down to a free for all with everyone digging in the same place. The crews shouldn't be able to follow each other but solve the clue before being allowed to go on. Water in the telescope...too bad, you have to fix it and spot the clue before going on.