Survivor: S45 & 46

The two main things I hate about 'new Survivor' is that the time they are out there is dramatically shortened, and that they scrapped the live finale. I have always loved the idea of Jeff carrying this jar of votes for half a year to reveal them on stage, being able to see everyone all done up, and react to not just their time on the show but also the revelations that come with watching the show. I assume it's way cheaper to not do anything live though. Maybe if the winner ever leaks, they'll decide to go back.
 
Easily the best season in this monstrous New Era. Beyond criminal that Mother did not get any votes, of course, but I blame the now thoroughly useless FTC format which completely bars getting into the players' games in any meaningful sense beyond just trading platitudes. The fact that only Carson and Frannie seemed to talk?! (with their audacity to choreograph Carolyn's responses yet still not vote for her? I will continue to advocate for abolishing STEM!)

Yam Yam is a very decent winner, and importantly, one whose win feels satisfying because we saw him actually play the game for a whole season. So much of getting a good season now seems to depend on luck; you need a great cast, sensible editors and advantage tricksies not figuring too much. Until the next time we get as lucky! Hopefully it's before Second Chance 2: The Re-Up on whose projected fan vote leaderboard Carolyn and Shan occupy the top 2 spots respectively!

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I hope this is a wakeup call for Survivor/CBS/Paramount. It doesn't matter about the stupid twists. It's about the characters. It always has been. Easily one of the best seasons, definitely in modern Survivor, because of it.
 
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Thoughts on UK Survivor? I'm hoping it does well but I'm worried about the £100k prize, it needs to be much more to bring out the true brutality and social gaming
 
I thought gameshows in the UK weren't allowed to give prizemoney? I'm not very familiar with the rules at all (I'm American) but isn't that why Drag Race UK has no cash prize?
 
I thought gameshows in the UK weren't allowed to give prizemoney? I'm not very familiar with the rules at all (I'm American) but isn't that why Drag Race UK has no cash prize?
Game shows can give you lots of money and prizes in the UK (ITV have many big money shows), with the exception being anything on the BBC which is publicly funded.

I think any big money on the BBC has to come from the production companies making the show. Other channels get their money from the sponsorships and ad revenue.
 
Game shows can give you lots of money and prizes in the UK (ITV have many big money shows), with the exception being anything on the BBC which is publicly funded.

I think any big money on the BBC has to come from the production companies making the show. Other channels get their money from the sponsorships and ad revenue.
That and also game shows have to adhere to certain rules and regulations; in short, Drag Race is far from an actual game show (with all the production meddling).
 
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I recently watched seasons 44 -> 28 -> 31 and it has way too many seasons to watch it all haha. Do you have any seasons that you recommend?
 
I recently watched seasons 44 -> 28 -> 31 and it has way too many seasons to watch it all haha. Do you have any seasons that you recommend?

I always recommend season 7 as a starting point for new viewers. Season 20 is essential. 37 is one of the best modern seasons.
 
Is it bad that i ijbol'd everytime Brandon thudded to the floor like a sack of spuds? The way he just laid there unresponsive. Mess. Emily is evil incarnate but i did relate to her look of loathing as her tribe mates discussed bro science conspiracy theories. School them, curly demon!

I'm kind of glad that girl quit because she looked like Jamie Lynn Spears. All in all a fun premiere!

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