January 7, 2010

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains Cast Announced

1/07/2010 Posted by Mel Got Served , No comments
While the nation sat glued to the their TVs for the People's Choice Awards last night, Survivor showed a clip from the much-anticipated new season, Heroes vs. Villains. It's a third all-star season, following the original Survivor: All-Stars and Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites. Below is a recap of the two tribes (photos from CBS.com). After the cast, read on for my thoughts on the castmembers including who I can't wait to see again and who is joining the ranks of Real World Road Rules Challenge GO AWAY caliber.

Thanks also to my favorite reality site, Reality Blurred, for more details on the cast.

Heroes



Amanda
China, Fans vs. Faves

Candace
Cook Islands

Cirie
Panama, Fans vs. Faves

Colby
Australia, All-Stars

James
China, Fans vs. Faves

JT
Tocatins (Winner)

Rupert
Pearl Islands, All-Stars

Stephenie
Palau, Guatemala

Sugar
Gabon

Tom
Palau (Winner)

Villains



Coach
Tocatins

Courtney
China

Danielle
Panama

Jerri
Australia, All-Stars


Parvati
Cook Islands, Fans vs. Faves (Winner)

Randy
Gabon

Rob
Marquesas, All-Stars

Russell
Samoa

Sandra
Pearl Islands (Winner)


Tyson
Tocatins


My thoughts:
  • Sugar and Tyson are two of my favorites from the past few seasons, so I can't wait for them to play again. Sugar deserved the win but lost because she was hated, sort of like Russell. These 2 could make a powerful alliance.
  • Other players I'm excited to see (for strategic and dramatic purposes): JT, Randy, Coach.
  • 9 of the 20 contestants are playing for a 3rd time. Surely there could have been other castmembers to invite to play again?
  • Talk about a rehash of Fans vs. Favorites. Amanda, James, Cirie, and Parvati again? Too soon.
  • Stephenie, Tom, and Danielle are all unknown to me as those are the seasons I missed in college, so their gameplay will be new and interesting to me. Unless they're annoying.
  • Ugh- Rupert again? Did we bring him back just to give him a 3rd fan favorite/viewer's choice prize?
  • Jerri, GO AWAY. Talk about a person living their life solely based on Survivor. Jerri is the equivalent of any Real World/Road Rule castmember who anticipates the moment Survivor calls for her again. But no wonder: her acting career sucks. I saw Komodo vs. Cobra and it was terrible.
  • My hope for the season: the newbies to All-Stars immediately vote out the 3 times, specificially Amanda and Parvati.
  • Overall, while I'm not completely ecstatic about the cast, I'm alway excited for a new season of Survivor. You never know how the game will play out, good or bad. And hey, at least there's no Johnny Fairplay.

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