I don’t know why I feel the need to post this now- maybe it just feels good to argue something knowing you are completely, 100% right once in a while - but Survivor 2, the only season I followed completely, was, Common Knowledge here, completely staged shite. All of the people, almost certainly, were in on it, almost certainly just to cash in on their fake fame later on in interviews and other crap. The makers even admitted to faking ‘CERTAIN SCENES’ later on afterwards; and, as Conan joked, ‘just the scenes where the characters were in Australia.’
Survivor 2 was staged so as to avoid the sucky, dissap. ending of 1, which I think was real. Here are the things that happened in S2 which I think show beyond a doubt that it was staged:
[li]They put the mean (acting) woman there in ep. 1 so she could get kicked off- maybe[/li][li]Oh, and the fake vomiting in the airbag in the airplane at the beginning of ep. 1. Right from the beginning we are being shown a fake production, made to look ‘cool’ and ‘ultra-real’, when really it’s shite. :mad: [/li][li]The fight between the veggie girl and the black girl may have been staged.[/li][li]The episode of ‘never before seen’ shite shows some stuff that was scripted to be really cool, like the nice girl Amber admitting to the camera she’d love to light a fire under everyone, and other surprises. I am so pissed off writing this I can hardly type. I am so angry.:mad:[/li][li]They cut from one scene where the Geri? girl- the mean girl, the one from Surreal Life, I can’t remember names - does something wicked to the Kobe? guy (the Texas guy), and she’s singing the Fiona Apple song ‘I’ve done a bad bad thing… I’ve been a bad bad girl.’ Obviously staged to be oh-so-clever. :mad: [/li][li]The veggie girl, of COURSE, ends up BY CHANCE!!! GETTING the meat brains in the contest where you spin the wheel and have to eat what you get, and she vomits it up. They even shot some extra shots in that scene (good term here ) of the other team making vomit faces straight at the camera. F-ing staged. :mad:[/li][li]They just happen to film a night scene where an important alliance is made. The actors don’t care it’s caught on well-shot film for all to see.[/li][li]The chef guy PROPOSES TO HIS GIRLFRIEND DURING THAT F-ING CHALLENGE. MY GOD IS THERE ANY QUESTION!!![/li][li]Same chef guy is at some point outcooked by Geri girl, b/c he messes up the rice. We’ll see this type of irony again and again.[/li][li]The survivalist guy and when he hunts down the boar and kills it. ENOUGH SAID, THAT SCENE IS F-ING STAGED AND I DARE YOU TO DENY ME. I AM SO ANGRY THIS BELONGS IN THE PIT!!![/li][li]Same guy GETS BURNED IN THE FIRE RIGHT WHEN THE TEAMS ARE EVEN AND THE GAME CAN GO EITHER WAY! ARGHHHHHHHHHH!!! LATER ON, IN INTERVIEWS, HE CLAIMS ‘GOD’ HELPED HIM HEAL SO MUCH B/C HE HAD SO LITTLE SCARING. I WANT BLOOD!!![/li][li]They set up the black guy who flies under the radar in an interesting way. In the one episode, we know they are planning on getting rid of him, and the WHOLE EPISODE IS ABOUT THAT. BUT BY THE END, IN AN AMAZING AND DRAMATIC DISPLAY, HE DEFEATS WHOEVER IN THE BALANCING CHALLENGE AND IS SPARED! SO STAGED! But then, next episode, we think the heat is off him, but he is eliminated. Nice one, writers! Worthy of a movie script![/li][li]Geri messes up during the challenge where she has to yell instructions to her teammates while they are blindfolded, so Kobe throws a bucket of water on her in angry fashion. PERFECT.[/li][li]Geri girl and Kobe end up- OF COURSE- going on the romantic reef helicopter thing together, and it’s shot like some From Here to Eternity romance. God, I hate you CBS for allowing something that should be illegal to exist on your network. You f-ing ratings whores.[/li][li]And of course, the mean Geri girl is eliminated in dramatic fashion, with dialogue and all, just so we will go ‘Hurray! The witch is dead!’ [/li][li]In the last episode, they show a FAKE CLIP OF A HELICOPTER LANDING. They even admitted to feeling embarassed about that afterwards, I think! And they, of course, had laid out the votes in perfect order in the jar. And finally, the Kobe guy hands the money over to the nice woman, putting an end to the game that cancels out the horrible ending of S1.[/li][/ul]
At least season 1 was real- maybe. Reality may not contain vomiting on a plane, a cool pig murder, a dramatic helicopter rescue of a burnt man just when it matters most, a perfect romance that ends in betrayal, shocking revelations from unexpected sources, hilarious come-uppance of a witchy vegetarian, an unexpected marriage proposal in an unlikely place, important alliances caught on film as they happen, a great set-up and then a double twist with a minor character (the black guy), and a perfectly staged ending that makes the good guy win and everyone satisfied, but at least it has some kind of quality to it.
What about seasons 3-9 (or 10?) Have they been nearly as staged as this one was?