A new season of Survivor has started. Low and behold, just when we think you can’t get more OOT than Coach from last season, they bring us Russell the Rat. (Not to be confused with Leader Russell on Galu’s tribe). My cynical self always loves to hate on people in these shows, but I was quite taken aback by this guy. It’s not so much his pretending to being a Katrina victim (but let me say, that’s ten times worse than Johnny’s dead grandmother story), but the fact he’s emptying water and burning socks. How does this really benefit him? He says he wants to weed out the weak, which means he wants to lose? The idea of sabotaging your own tribe at the very beginning of the game is either someone who is truly evil or has been told by the producers to stop at nothing to be hated by the audience.
Back to Galu, other than losing their first challenge, things seem to be fine for the most part. The only person who has a real problem is Shambo who contradicts herself by loving Leader Russell when he took charge but then being angry when he agreed to a “5 minute break” and get out into the water. Now, chances are, this break lasted more than five minutes, but I don’t seem the harm in taking one as long as they were able to get back to work and complete everything in a reasonable time. Since the show never went back to them, I guess that’s just what they did.
I see we have another “Rocket Scientist” on this show. Haven’t we had one before? Is that really a job that is so available we are able to fulfill the profession twice before we ever have a garbage collector, receptionist, and web site designer? I admit I’m not 100% sure we haven’t had these other occupations represented on the show but my point is I know there are numerous jobs you would expect to see more often than rocket scientist and now we’ve had two?