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This show suffered from four fatal flaws:
1) The list of celebrities. I realize that C-List celebs are perfect for these types of shows, but when they are at the bottom of that list, do they even qualify for 'celebrity' status anymore? I was only able to associate 4 or 5 of them to the event that made them 'famous'. It is a good decision that they had their names on their clothing or I would never of known who was who.
2) Telephone vote-outs. When the contestants are not involved in the process of who leaves, it makes for a very bland show (see Big Brother 1). No scheming, no alliances, nothing. Just a bunch of people sitting around, acting chummy-chummy waiting for the days to pass.
3) Airing in real time. This CAN work when done properly (Big Brother 2), but it takes quite a bit of skill and a lot of time. This show lasted 14 days, hardly enough time to really get to know any of these people or for any storylines to emerge on their own.
4) Celebrities being given practically everything they asked for. They had lip balm, plenty of food, shelter when it rained etc. It seemed to me that these people were living better on the show than in their real lives!
"I'm a Celeb.." was a boring, poorly done survivor-clone and I doubt we will ever see another one.
Come on guys, lets give a hand to the celebrities that appeared on this show. I mean, they did it for charity and no matter how lame it may have seemed, it was for a good cause. The other reality shows are for people who want the $$$. It was unselfish of these celebs to give of their time (publicity aside) for charity. Keep up the good work, and Melissa - stay nice - you are a good girl.
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I am not going to tell everybody how horrible I think this show is, because that is for your own consideration. I just wanna point out to everybody who expects celebrities that there are none in this TV-series. I am a movies/series/TV fan, and I was disappointed by the lack of celebrities in this show. What were they thinking when they came up with the name for this TV-series! I have nothing positive to share about this show because who cares if these people can get out of there anyway? I know I don't!! There are a few participants that might be a known within some "target audience" , but I am surprised that their TV-network accepts this title! And actually I am also surprised that IMDb accepts it.
This is probably one of the worst TV shows of all times. Bring some of
the most annoying "celebrities" in the world together, and let them
camp out. They compete in a Survivor-like show. It is my greatest hopes
that some are still out there waiting to be rescued.
I did watch it when it aired. But I watched it hoping for somebody to die. Sadly it didn't happen. I was willing to give it a 10 if somebody actually did. At least that would be interesting. This is just annoying. There was a second season when they apparently ran out of things to put on the air. It was just as bad if not worst. I don't know why they even tried a second time.
In the sad genre that is "reality" television, this show at least had a
modicum of humanity to it. While several of the celebrities were the
donnas you might expect, others seemed like genuinely good people. The
three finalists, John Melendez, Melissa Rivers, and winner Chris Judd
not only liked by the voting public but also by their castaway peers.
set this show apart was that the program fostered cooperation among the
participants and not guile. The living conditions did appear to be
difficult because of the constant rain. The "Bushtucker" challenges were
somewhat creative and not too far over the top. Further, if a celebrity
a jerk, the viewers could reward those who behaved with class and
get rid of the whiner.
One issue I did have with the program was the depiction of smoking. Apparently to be a celebrity you also have to be a smoker. (Or perhaps the stress of celebrity-hood drives people to smoke?) However, if this was indeed what the celebrities did in their "down" time, I guess it was a part of the verite. One wonders if the tobacco companies had any placement rights. It's just odd to see smoking on US TV anymore.
Nonetheless, it was a harmless, escapist show with a number of charities receiving nice-sized checks in behalf of the celebrities. I would probably watch a second season.
I give props to the "celebrities" who gave their time to do this for a good cause, but next time try to have some actual celebrities out in the jungle and I think you may get more viewers, even Stephen Baldwin or a Pauly Shore would work. Well, Nikki Ziering wasn't that bad.
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