Viewers in the US cannot watch shows time shifted like we can in Canada. There is no East or West feed to choose from--only what is available in their time zone. To insure that you don't accidentally find out the results before you watch the show, you must watch Survivor first--and also not look on forums like this after the show has aired. There is nothing silly about what CBS did at all.I normally watch Survivor at 11:00 on the west coast feed because I'm unable to watch the 8:00 east coast feed. But I do watch CSI and Mentalist starting at 9:00 on the east coast feed. Last night, doing this spoiled Survivor for me because several times between 9:00 and 11:00, CBS east showed a preview of the Survivor finale on Sunday in which they revealed the identity of the 5 finalists! Only someone who had just watched the east coast feed of Survivor minutes earlier would have known who was voted out and who the five finalists were. So by revealing their identity immediately after the show ended, CBS east ruined the show for anyone who had PVR'd it for watching later, anyone who was planning on watching the west coast feed later. and for any west coast viewers who might be watching the east coast feed of CSI or Mentalist. Given how many people today use PVRs to customize their viewing schedule or who choose to watch shows from different time zones for the same reason CBS should have had the good sense not to openly disclose the results of the show until after it had been aired in all time zones.
Again, though, "playing the game best" means being aware that the people you vote out have the final say. How you treat them is important. As Jeff keeps repeating week after week, "the power has shifted."Too bad for Russell as he seems to be almost the best player ever...except he's missing the social element...because he is so focused and wound up during the game.
Coach nailed it...had he been a penatent man...he may have swayed some votes...but to get none...and have them reward failure...makes me question the game.
Parvati played another great game...what an absolute doll...
Rupert was a hoot when he blew a gasket on Russell...but he really shouldn't talk...in fact I was surprised he was classified as a hero in the first place.
Along with Russell...I would like to see the rules changed up a bit...with clear direction (like from a Judge in court) that the jury must vote for who they think played the game the best...instead of voting against someone.
Sandra emphasized in the "Early Show" that Russell was still wrong in thinking that "everybody" voted for him for fan fav award. She just enjoyed rubbing it in his face.The best part of last night was how Russell still didn't care and didn't play nice...LOL....and when he said he was the fan favorite and all the contestants were shaking their heads and Sandra said he was delusional and then Jeff read out the winner of the fan favorite award...Priceless!
That's what the guy suggested on the "Early Show", but then what else do you think a redneck like him would say after losing the 1-mil grand prize?I actually think Russell was happier winning the fan fav award by playing the way he did instead of playing a game like Sandra and winning