Over the spring of 2000, sixteen average Americans (divided into two tribes which eventually merge into one) were sequestered on the deserted island of Pulau Tiga for 39 days. For their stay, they must learn to live as a tribe, although eventually, it is everyone for themselves. They compete in challenges for "luxuries" (a barbecue, a phone call home, etc.) and immunity. Every three days, the losers of the latter challenges must face tribal council, where they will account for their actions by voting one person off of the island. At the end of day 39, there will be only one survivor left who will leave the island with one million dollars. Based on the Swedish game show, "Operation Robinson."Written by
Mark Burnett wanted the Tribal Council to feel like it was a ritual that had been going on for thousands of years. However, some small features of the Tribal Council ceremony disappeared after the first season. The gong that the Survivors would ring upon entering or exiting the Tribal Council area was canned because it was, in the words of host 'Jeff Probst (I)', "corny." The first Tribal Council set also featured a treasure chest full of fake dollar bills. In one of the early episodes of season 1, the Survivors passed around a conch shell and took turns talking. The person holding the shell would be the one speaking, and when he or she was done, he or she would pass the shell to the next person. Probst disapproved of this method of moderating Tribal Council because he felt that he didn't have anything to do other than sit and listen, and the conch shell was never seen again after this episode. See more »
Frequent continuity errors. It's clear that many scenes were filmed hours or days apart and then edited together with =out consideration for whether or not they visually flowed together. See more »
The finale episode featured the million dollar winner walking through an airport and getting into their brand new car. This scene had to be filmed four different times, each with a member of the final four in order to keep the secret of who really won. See more »
Just when you think it can't possibly get any better....
IT DOES!!!!!! This is awesome, and in my personal opinion I think the people on this version are a lot more likable, except for three (Jerri, Kimmie, and Debb). The new version is filled with likable people, who you really want to get far in this game. Among my favorite survivors are Rodger, Elisabeth, Alicia, and really everybody else. Each episode is filled with adventure, even more than the original. I remember watching the original and towards the beginning I thought it was a bit boring with all those people who I didn't know, but once I watched it, I was hooked. With this one, from the VERY first episode, i was hooked. This is a great television show, and I can't wait to find out what happens next!
17 of 29 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this