Survivor: Cook Islands (now with racial profiling!)

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by Ringo, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Via_Chicago

    Via_Chicago Member

    Apr 1, 2004
    Bay Area, California
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is the plot for a motion picture satire, not a real television program. My God, what's happening to us all?
     
  3. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reminds me of playing segragation ball in High School, black vs white dodge ball.
     
  4. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    What a stunt. Not sure why they felt the need to do this since they've had a black and an hispanic winner before (despite the supposed lack of diversity among applicants). Then again, having segregation imposed, at least for the first few weeks, might more accurately serve as a mirror of society. Guess we'll see.
     
  5. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i'm reserving judgement until I see how they handle it (the producers AND the players). It could be very interesting to see how people cope, etc. Or it could be crass.

    For me, the deciding factor will be when the tribes merge (to two tribes and later to one tribe). Tribal loyalties are always a strong tie that people are pressured into keeping. Turn your back on your tribe and you're in trouble. Will it now have the added dimension of turning on your race? Will it make alliances harder to crack? What if an asian person leaves their group after a merge to allign with the whities?
    it's either gonna be really interesting or a big disaster. Yeah, I'm gonna watch to see which one it ends up as.

    :)
     
  6. SirManchester

    SirManchester Member+

    Apr 14, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I'll tune in.
     
  7. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
    MidAtlantic
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is Tiger Woods one of the contestants?
     
  8. musicl

    musicl New Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    Are hispanics white?
     
  9. bojendyk

    bojendyk New Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    South Loop, Chicago
    I don't like the sound of this at all. :(
     
  10. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    :confused:
     
  11. Claymore

    Claymore Member

    Jul 9, 2000
    Montgomery Vlg, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    hmmm...ratings must be slipping.
     
  12. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
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    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    they are ... the last was the lowest rated one yet ... but it's still high in the top 20 (top 10?). they're low ratings for survivor, but better ratings than most shows. couple that with a relatively low cost compared to other shows .... I just don't see it as a desparate act to save the show.
    I like that they're trying something different ... but this is gonna be tricky to pull off.
     
  13. Gioca

    Gioca Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    Hartford
    Club:
    US Città di Palermo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    CBS should just shut down already.
     
  14. ForeverRed

    ForeverRed Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Hmmmm.....now if they can only move Survivor to national airports around the country.
     
  15. NHRef

    NHRef Member+

    Apr 7, 2004
    Southern NH
    Well the last show started with age/gender groups, old/young men/woman. The Young men were the pathetic ones at first!
     
  16. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
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    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    why? it makes money and people watch.
     
  17. Gioca

    Gioca Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    Hartford
    Club:
    US Città di Palermo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why? It's a waste of a perfectly good frequency. Flawed news, racist survivor, Katie Couric reading the news, nothing else worth watching. That's why. Only idiots watch it.
     
  18. Deuteriumoxide

    May 27, 2003
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]
    That's like, your opinion man.
     
  19. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    ah, I get it. people who watch shows you don't like are idiots. but people who come onto a message board and read a thread about a show they hate are cool? refined? complete a-holes? help me out here.
    it's entertainment.
    change the channel and find a new thread if you're unhappy.
    :)
     
  20. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I'm wondering if the white contestants are neo-Nazi's or members of the KKK.
     
  21. NoodlesMacintosh

    NoodlesMacintosh New Member

    Aug 24, 2004
    Salt Lake City
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Personally I've never been interested in Survivor and I've yet to see a single episode of it. But I'll totally glean random info about it from BS if I'm bored, and part of me really wants this season to turn into a ratings-getter for all the wrong reasons.
     
  22. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :)

    which is cool. and i note that you didn't call those of us who like it idiots. always a nice touch.
     
  23. patrickdavila

    patrickdavila Member

    Jan 13, 1999
    Easton, PA
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hispanics can be of any race. It's one of those vague labels. I have to admit this sounds like race bating. It could be a trainwreck waiting to happen.
     
  24. biggyv

    biggyv Member

    May 18, 2000
    PGH PA
    Exactly.

    Have any of you ever been to a boxing match between a Mexican fighter and a Puerto Rican fighter? The fans don't exactly rally around the "Hispanic" banner. There's a lack of nuance here.
     
  25. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I bump thee because the season starts tonight.


    I'm juiced. Survivor Day always puts a spring in my step, don't you know.
     

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