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Survivor Season 43

  • 22-09-2022 3:19pm
    Registered Users Posts: 17,895 ✭✭✭✭

    A sad sign of both the fall of Survivor and that nobody even bothered making a thread but ah well, here it is: Survivor 43 started last night, filmed as a shortened 26 day season like the 2 Covid ones which is apparently Jeff Probsts preference, definitely not mine. Keeping the tough conditions/no rations theme which I do like though and also the stupid new gimmicks like the hourglass crap and the last chance roll of the dice stuff have been cut.

    Anybody still watching?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,362 ✭✭✭S.M.B.

    I enjoyed the season premiere. One of the better opening episodes.

    • no mooring
    • only the one tribal so I feel like I've a decent grasp of the entire cast
    • mainly fans as opposed to recruits
    • diverse cast which keeps things interesting

    I'll continue watching until season 50 and I'll reassess then. Wouldn't be surprised if Probst walks away then.

  • Registered Users Posts: 55,473 ✭✭✭✭Mr E

    This season is very good, I'm enjoying it a lot.

    Love Noelle - she's inspirational. Would love to see her go a long way.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,371 ✭✭✭pooch90

    The newer short format is crap! You barely care who they are or who wins. There is no time for alliances to really build before swaps/merge etc. And I'm kinda sick of Probst (ducks for cover)

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,362 ✭✭✭S.M.B.

    I'm enjoying this season, well as much as I probably can after 42 seasons.

  • Registered Users Posts: 55,473 ✭✭✭✭Mr E

    An episode of two halves. The first half was amazing - what a challenge. The second half? Boo.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,362 ✭✭✭S.M.B.

    I thought the entire episode good. The one issue I'm having with recent episodes is that the opening scenes seem to be at odds with the previous episodes edit. Curious to see if the same happens next week.

  • Registered Users Posts: 55,473 ✭✭✭✭Mr E

    Ah no, the whole episode was great. I'm just not happy about who went home. 🙂

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,895 ✭✭✭✭Thargor

    I havent even gotten to Episode 02 yet, cant face it, my lifelong love of Survivor is at an all time low. does this seem like its shaping up to be a decent season?

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,362 ✭✭✭S.M.B.

    I think it's a decent season but it sounds like a decent season wouldn't be enough to capture your attention to the same extent as it did in the past.

    It's not that different to the post covid seasons with the only exception being less production interference with unnecessary twists.

  • Registered Users Posts: 55,473 ✭✭✭✭Mr E

    Yeah, it's a good season this time (and I didn't really enjoy the last 2).

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,362 ✭✭✭S.M.B.

    Outstanding move, fantastic drama, excellent episode and leads to a high calibre final five.

    Now shaping up to be a very interesting finale.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,101 ✭✭✭✭Foxtrol

    Thought that was a good finale and season.

    Really surprised the close to outrage online regarding the winner.

    Gabler's path wasn't too far off the winner of last season who was wildly celebrated - a mess early who played under the radar great for the most part, with a fantastic social game, and then having a great final tribal where they explained their game well.

    Cassidy's shock at the reading of the final vote showed why she didn't win. She didnt have any sense of the jury, nor the game she or Gabler played.

    Jessie obviously would have been the deserved winner but once he was gone to think anyone was out of it was naive.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,362 ✭✭✭S.M.B.

    Yeah, I really enjoyed the finale and the season as a whole. I've no argument with how it all played out and I'm guessing the producers are delighted as it probably resulted in maximum drama.

    Thought the calibre of the cast was pretty decent the whole way through. There wasn't a goat in sight to drag to the end.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,895 ✭✭✭✭Thargor

    Looking forward to seeing this now, had to unsub from the Reddit, can't believe it hasn't been spoilered for me yet.

  • Registered Users Posts: 55,473 ✭✭✭✭Mr E

    Yeah it was a great season overall, best of the last 3 or 4 seasons, easily.

    Loved that thing that happened. Amazing. (No Spoilers) 🙂

    Promo for 44 looks pretty good.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,895 ✭✭✭✭Thargor

    Wow pretty entertaining in the end, only finished it tonight, cant believe that winner tbh.