A lot of people are disappointed with S:AS. I liked it and can't wait for the finale Sunday. Mark Burnett said if he had a choice he would never do another All Star because the people all know each other. That is disappointing because I am a Rudy mark. I was thinking about the next incarnation of the show. Since it is signed up for a few more seasons, I was thinking of ways they can mix it up a little.
I would like them to do a hybrid of S:AS in a few years, have a tribe of 9 with newbies and the other tribe either be vets or even a tribe full of winners. And with all the money Survivor makes, its time to up the reward. Having a cool 5 million reward won't bankrupt CBS. Then again I can see people getting killed in their sleep for that much. So at least 2 million to entice the winners to come back. It can be called Super Survivor or something.
And of course all challenge shows must have a celebrity edition. I don't mean C-list Surreal Life actors either. I know Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt wouldn't sign up for chump change like that. They could have people on the lines of Paris Hilton (I would pay money to say her tribal council stand off), Redman and/or Method Man, Margret Cho, Johnny Knoxville, celebrities that won't have too many ,movie comments that would inter fer with their 39 days. If it films in the fall you can have a few NBA players. I would love to see a wrestler or two who have nothing to do now (looking at you, Nash). The reward could be 5 million to their favorite charity or they have the option to pocket the money for themselves (heel move).
Whatever they do, it needs to be something different. Survivor is starting to get a tad moldy.
I was thinking a movie star survvior would be soemthng really interesting. I'm sure their must be some credible actors out there (who clearly don' t need the money) would do it for a small price just for the adventure aspect alone. Prehaps. Mr. Burnett do it up.
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1. Have a Survivor that switches up the teams every episode. Basically prevents any sort of an alliance or bond from being formed.
2. Celebrity Survivor, but only if they're incredibly clever with the casting.
3. SeVen's idea of having nine new people vs. nine All-Stars is pretty interesting, and could make for a good rivalry.
Frankly, the fact that Survivor is still a Top Five-rated show through eight versions of it is quite a feat in and of itself. I have no doubt that Mark Burnett has more tricks in store for next year's series.
THE QUEST FOR LORD STANLEY'S CUP
Tied for 9th: St. Louis Blues, New York Islanders, Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Ottawa Senators Tied for 5th:Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche Tied for 3rd: Second: The Champion:
Don't count on another All-Star version of the game. It's been a little too predictable at times. There seems to be more conflict when the players come in fresh instead of knowing one another ahead of time. I am looking forward to tonight's episode and the finale on Sunday.
and this is no vote for Celebrity Survivor - I would have about as much interest in watching that as Grimis would.
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Ok, it's time to vent my spleen yet again. http://fyi.cnn.com/2002/fyi/teachers.ednews/02/07/plagiarism.dispute.ap/index.html Now, I am probably somewhat biased here because I am a sometimes college teacher, but this is absolutely insane.