Anyone know if Wendy's Turrett's will be a problem at night when folks are trying to sleep?
Tics associated with Tourette Syndrome can present issues when trying to fall asleep.. the tics are involuntary and still need to be expressed. She obviously has tics, as shes talked about them, but there is also the issue with sleep walking. I think it will depend mostly on her severity of Tourette's. I know, a family friend has TS, that overall quality of sleep is one of the biggest aspects of TS, but that would mostly be on Wendy and not likely to impact the others much... unless they think shes looking for an idol. But given the area, if she does sleep walk that can't be safe for her! Competing in challenges with the already non-ideal conditions is hard and that on top of poor sleep cannot be good.
I find myself wondering if the regular play is going to be a little cushy in contrast to edge of extinction island where they’re going to have to struggle... but that will make them bond more. I can’t wait to see how they will be re-introduced.
There was no logical reason given for voting against Reem. "You moved my clothes" is a lame excuse to justify voting off the oldest woman first. Reem is correct in stating it's a case of ageism. Throw in sexism, too. The 'but, you are too much of a Mom" excuse would irritate me, too. Because it is an excuse. Reem absolutely pulled her own weight and I hope she is able to return to that tribe -the look of shock on their faces will be worth it. I don't like the 19 year old kid. What a little tattle tale fink he is. At least give it a few days before you go running off to tell people the latest gossip. But, thank goodness they kept the guy who can't swim over Reem, he should be fab in the water challenges. Wentworth needs to go-in fact, all returnees need to go. Why on earth would you keep these people when it's their second and third go arounds? Joe said at the beginning of the show he would tone down the 'Super Joe' behavior and instead, melt into the mix. Because he's learned his lesson from his previous times on the show. Well, that lasted a whole five seconds. I do like the idea of Extinction Island. But, I don't know the specifics, so my thoughts might change. I feel Jeff mislabeled Reems reactions at tribal when he said she was being confrontational. Though I don't believe it was a mistake he used the word. It was intentional. He wanted more tension and more back and forth. Reem was calling out people for their lame excuses for voting her off-and she was right. I really got a bad vibe from Jeff and most of the tribe in the way they viewed and treated Reem. The men whining that she moved their clothes were pathetic-that's your reasoning for voting off Reem? How about you jut say to her "Appreciate what you did Reem, but I prefer to keep my clothes hanging from a shrub." Or, is that just too taxing to say? SMH. Reem was also correct when she said people weren't necessarily forming alliances-they were mostly just making small talk as they went about shared tasks. This episode crystalized what happens every season : The oldest woman usually is voted off first, under the guise of being "bossy" and "weak." That's something that reflects the way society treats women in the real world. I do like Wendy and Reem together. They are the underdogs on that tribe-which is an unfair and incorrect conclusion made by the rest of the tribe.
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Wow, it has been a long time since I have enjoyed a premiere so much. I didn't dislike anyone so far and that is also amazing as there is always someone who everyone seems to really like and I don't. It is so nice to simply sit back and enjoy the show.
I did like how they included someone with a physical issue like Tourette's. Wendy does seem to be a nice person.
I did feel as if there was some ageism on the show as there are 3 people who are 46 and one 44. It amazes how they will always target an "older" female and yet the "older" guys stay. It was amazing how Wendy and Reem where helping the 19 yr old kid who swam badly and got themselves targeted. It doesn't look good that they targeted the older female and the female with a disability. Says much about our culture.
OR, if you have CBS All Access, you can see it there.
That's what I did.. I'm still not certain how extinction works..lol
Imagine a Redemption Island with even less going on - no challenges apart from ones that actually get the winner back in the game. It's a test of will - a barren island with as little substance as humanly possible. There's even fewer amenities than normal Survivor, but the real killer is the boredom. Apart from two opportunities to get back in the game, there's really nothing to do all day, and that can drive you mad really, really quickly. Jeff expects that it'll be very difficult for them not to quit.
holly I was wondering if they'll be in the same spot or not.
The whole new aspect of not competing in challenges and just surviving seems like a copy of ABC's Castaways. I realize that Castaways is a different take on Survivor, but it was compelling to watch for different reasons than Survivor. I think it could be interesting for the same reason, but that's not really what Survivor has been about, without the additional elements of outwit and outplay.
Are the boots all gonna be together on that island or will they be in different parts, alone?
i have been wondering about that.
They'll be together. It'll present the moral dilemma of whether you work together to make island life more pleasant, or try & compel others to quit, and improve your chances of getting back in the game.
If Reem wasn't so defensive, I would have liked her as well. Or rather I did like her until she was targeted and got all defensive and then she annoyed me. I do want to see her come back. Maybe she will reflect on herself during her edge of extinction and come back a more self-actualized or at least less defensive person.