Shaken Not Stirred

Friday, September 15, 2006

I Can't Pick You For My Team

I didn't watch the controversial "Survivor" show tonight.

I am still wondering how the idea got pass the boardroom. I'm wondering what they are trying to prove, or if there is a virtue that is to be gotten out of creating teams based on race.

What did you guys think of this season's "Survivor" format?


  • I get to be part of the burrito-brigade...

    Sorry i haven't been coming around much, sweetie...

    By Blogger LBseahag, at 1:23 AM  

  • I don't watch telly really... xx

    By Blogger missy, at 1:42 AM  

  • I'm with Missy ... so what IS the big controversy, anyway??

    -- david

    By Blogger David Amulet, at 7:46 AM  

  • I've heard this show is causing a stir in the States, although I know it won't be shown in England.

    We're very careful about NOT showing reality shows that involve pitting race against race.

    By Blogger Ben Heller, at 11:10 AM  

  • I think that the spirit in which they showed it yesterday is okay. It will be a huge ratings boon for them so I see why they are doing it. The show needed some spicing up I guess.


    By Blogger Scott, at 2:08 PM  

  • I haven't seen the programme so can't really comment.

    Hope you have a good day tho..


    By Blogger Gretta James, at 3:55 PM  

  • I'm not sure how I feel about it. I don't know if they're trying to make a "point" or seems like it's just a ratings booster. I quit watching that show back during 'The Outback' season....

    By Blogger the_mrs, at 5:20 PM  

  • Honestly, I don't see the 'controversy'. I only ever wtched season two of Survivor (due to a roommate at the time who was hooked on it), but I have heard the 'news'.

    The teams are based on race. So?

    Last year, I believe, it was a 'boys against girls' scenario. Where was the outcry then?

    I don't believe there's anything malicious behind it, just the studio trying to keep a weak idea afloat by shanking up the format.

    By Blogger blackcrag, at 7:54 PM  

  • I haven't the slightest clue!
    In some ways I'm really glad that me and the real world rarely collide!

    By Blogger Tai, at 1:24 AM  

  • I'm completely opposed to it.

    This so-called "Reality T.V." is a pointless endeavor, unworthy of our time. Not even realistic in the least.

    By Blogger Gyrobo, at 6:48 PM  

  • I didnt watch it either, but it's mildly enraging. If they want ethnic diversity, have it, thats fine. But dont segregate them into distinctive groups. What does that teach anyone?? That we cant live, and work together with other cultures as a team...

    I, as a general rule, like Survivor...but this one, out of principle, I wont watch. I refuse to support anything that makes people aware of their race, and seperates them because of it...

    By Blogger Princess Pessimism, at 1:22 AM  

  • yeah, I pretty much think they're a bunch of idiots too.

    By Blogger Lindsey, at 9:32 AM  

  • Race based teams..? no comment. Not a pleasant idea where being different is not funny any more. But one has not watched the show, and has no background, and so there will be no comment!

    By Blogger How do we know, at 9:22 AM  

  • I think it is interesting. I will be amused at how the teams merge after being split by race.

    By Blogger :P fuzzbox, at 9:39 AM  

  • I havn't watched that show since the second season, it's played out. They are trying anything to create "controversy" I will actually watch Gay vs. Straight survivor or Athiests vs. Bible Beaters survivor but not race survivor.

    By Blogger Big Ben, at 8:03 PM  

  • I don't watch it

    i DO watch the amazing race...

    By Blogger sophie, at 8:37 PM  

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