Friday, October 17, 2008

Here's My Question About People Who Quit On Survivor...

Here's my question about people who quit on Survivor to "go home to their family":

Don't these people know that they don't actually get to leave the game and just get on a plane? Even if you don't make it to the jury, eliminated contesants can't simply return home, as that would easily tip-off the fact that they didn't go far in the game. Instead, the first several weeks worth of eliminated contestants usually go on some sort of trip.

This question is relevant, of course, because GC became just the latest Survivor quitter. I can't imagine how horrible it must be out there, but still -- you must have known what you were getting into. Does anyone really try out for a show like this, and suspend their life for 6 weeks to live in the jungle, without doing a bit of research? And to make it 15 days into the game and then quit is just annoying -- either quit in the first few days, or suck it up and make it until you're voted off.

Truth is -- coming into the game you only have about 15% chance of making it to the Final 3 anyways!

1 comment:

Glenn Ingersoll said...

Every sequence a Survivor contestant (or three or four) tells the camera that they had no idea how hard it was going to be -- even those "Superfans"! Remember them? The Superfans had supposedly watched every episode and dissected them and knew the strategy and ... didn't know they were going to be out of contact with their families and cold and wet and sleep-deprived and starved and cooped up with other grumpy, competitive people not necessarily inclined toward friendliness? Man, that's all been obvious to me! I amuse myself now & then by imagining myself doing a Survivor but, frankly, I don't think it's in the cards.