This season’s Survivor takes place in Guatemala. It was great seeing contestants slog through the jungle and mud in an area I actually spent some time. I do have to admit though that it made all the previous episodes a lot less credible in terms of the harshness of the environment. What I mean is, they must have spent weeks on end finding animals, including crocodiles (that apparently live in every body of water, even puddles), monkeys, tarantulas, etc. With the camera angles and music they make the Guatemalan forest seem to be a terribly dangerous place with “deadly snakes around every corner”. In actuality it is quite a pleasant place to be, and you have to tip-toe around in order to see most animals because they usually run from humans (not to mention full film crews). Nonetheless, this season of Survivor looks to be a good one. Right off the bat they were puking, getting cramps and feeling a great deal of pain in general. I had started to lose my taste for the show over the past few seasons when they would get a gourmet meal after each challenge. Lets get back to what this show is all about: pain and suffering for average people with challenges that skirt the limits of will, all for the love of money.
Continue Reading September 16th, 2005