It feels much less like a game than Survivor does, it's more like a roleplaying retreat camp. It's amusing to see that everyone is clearly throwing themselves into their characters (some more than others...*cough* Captain Joe Don), and I hope that keeps up rather than devolving into "I'm just here to win, dammit!" Because I found myself glued to the screen throughout. It was at least as interesting as all the non-Jack Sparrow or Will Turner-containing parts of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Okay, fine, I was really especially delighted by the treasure chest being hidden at the bottom of a river by a couple of very realistic-looking, if not actually real, crocodile heads. Seriously, best prop ever. Even better was when they opened it up and several live crabs were skittering around atop the coins.
And I got a good long laugh out of John, whose profession was listed as "scientist/exotic dancer." HAH! Well, that's understandable, they're such closely related fields of expertise...so I'm kind of ticked that he got voted off first, especially since he was instrumental in finding all the treasure in that particular challenge while the rest of them blundered about aimlessly
Definitely is going to be a highlight of my week, though I think I'm going to have to tape and watch after it airs, because after about six previews for Big Brother I start going insane. I hate that show. It has a fantastic premise, except that they only cast idiots so that it doesn't so much resemble a neat sociological experiment as a 24/7 window into a frat house, and who honestly wants to watch that?
And because all my posts must have multiple topics...
1) What is this I'm hearing about a new detective replacing the young woman on Law & Order? She's half the reason I bothered tuning into the show last season, even if I never learned her name. Why is she leaving?
2) My PotC 3 viewdate is fixed on June 11. Far enough away for my brother to be out of school, should he want to come see it with us, for me to
3) Started reading Harry Potter again today. I should probably have held off a couple more weeks, since I race through them and don't like too much time to pass between reading the last one and reading the new one - stuff starts slipping out of memory - but I also don't want to read them twice in as many months. This is one of my semi-OCD habits: HP cannot be read out of order, and one cannot randomly decide to read one book without reading them all. One may flip through a single book in order to read certain passages, but not cover-to-cover. I am considering giving up on this rule, though, since I am thoroughly sick of the first two books, having not only read them but seen the movies multiple times.