LAST EDITED ON 05-16-13 AT 08:45 PM (EST)
I don't poke around in Spoilers much, but I gotta say that this is a pretty surprising cast. Like, it's not very "sexy". It's not filled with the usual crowd we would expect.
I'm not criticizing the casting because a lot of the choices are actually pretty interesting. Some of the choices are just surprising.
Tina - I figured the producers were done with her after All Stars. Not necessarily her fault or anything, but I felt like she wasn't a huge "get" anymore after that. I'm pretty stoked to see her return again, though.
Colton - Just because of how negative the reaction was to him. I thought they would bring him back eventually at the time, but at the end of the game, he seemed to be cooling on the idea. Maybe I'm mis-remembering the situation.
Laura - Hantzmania took over Survivor for so long, I'm surprised the producers remembered Galu at all (aside from Shambo). This casting kind of reminds me of picking Corinne for this past season.
Gervase - I heard they tried to get him before, but couldn't for whatever reason. Part of it seemed like, if any of the Season 1 crowd wanted to come back, they probably would have by now.
Rupert - Just 'cuz it would be his 4th time. It's Rupert, though.
Monica - Just one of those random pre-merge boots. The hubby factor obviously plays into this casting, of course.
Aras - When going over the list of most memorable Survivor winners, no one ever brings up Aras.
The others (Tyson, Kat, RC) aren't very surprising, though. It's definitely an interesting mix of past contestants, that's for sure.
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