Sunday, February 13, 2011

Survivor: Redemption Island -- Cast Quick Takes Part 4

The official CBS website for Survivor: Redemption Island is up and running. The show premieres this Wednesday evening, February 16 at 8 PM ET/PT. After a lengthy and really inexcusable delay, I'm here to post about the last group of men castaways.

The much beloved Margo has offered to run the blog pool once again. Remember, there's no wagering, per se. You'll be assigned a castaway to cheer on and bragging rights if that person is the sole survivor. You can sign up for the pool at this link. Margo rocks, doesn't she?

This post covers the final group of men castaways. To check out the others I've "quick-taked," hit the link to the show at the bottom of my post. Let's get on with it ...

Name (Age): Ralph Kiser (44)
Tribe Designation: Zapatera
Current Residence: Lebanon, Va.
Occupation: Farmer

Ralph -- Well, golly-whillikers, I just don't know. He seems to have a pretty high opinion regarding how likable he is. Whether that will translate to being sole survivor is the question. I will say he's probably going to do well at the physical actual surviving in the environs, if not at surviving the mind games.


Name (Age): Steve Wright (51)
Tribe: Zapatera
Current Residence: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Former NFL Player

Steve -- I guess he's not to be mistaken with comedian Steven Wright. Rats. Steven Wright's commentary would be cool on the show! Another NFL dude, eh? In a way, he does remind me a bit of Tom Westman. He could do well and recognizes that the game is highly social, especially in the end.


Rob Mariano (35)
Current Residence:
Pensacola, Fla.
Previous Seasons: "Survivor: Marquesas," "Survivor: All-Stars" and "Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains"

Boston Rob -- What can I say about him? I didn't like him so much on his first season. I thought he became overly-hyped by CBS and had a finger in every reality pie for some time. But then something happened. The dude grew on me. I'd like to see him do well and I'm definitely hoping for some good Rob/Russell clashes. But I do think he'll be seen as a threat and will probably go home without the million once again.


Russell Hantz (38)
Current Residence: Dayton, Texas
Previous Seasons: "Survivor: Samoa" and "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains"

Russell -- I like him and I don't all at the same time. I really believe in his first season, he was absolutely what was needed to bring entertainment into the show. It's magical watching him find hidden idols. Yet the dude, for all he is good at in the show (including challenges), can't play the social game for nuthin'. Now that he's well-known, he's not going to last long as they should be onto his snake oil salesman ways. Hopefully he'll be entertaining while he's there. It's hard to believe he's only three years older than Rob.

Stop back Wednesday evening at 8 PM ET for the blog party! Bring snacks!


joyn said...

I'll be there and be square although I'm not positive as to what that means. LOL!

I also can't believe that Russell is ONLY 3 years older than Rob. Maybe he's fudged on that info too. He is a quite the liar and he def LOOKS older!

I've been going thru reality withdrawal here. So happy to know that Survivor and (soon) TAR are coming back. All I've had lately is the Bachelor and I wasn't a big fan of Brad's the first time around. This is bound to be a good Survivor season. I'd love to see Rob go far and Russell, not so far, but I have to agree that the rest will probably not let either stay long.

Bring on Survivor! I need my fix.

joy n said...

Just watched the clips (thanks, Jackie).

Poor Ralph has a mighty high opinion of himself. Russell will eat him for breakfast.

Steve may do well.

Hoping Rob will do well on Redemption Island so that he stays a long while. And if Russell gets there after him, I hope Rob kicks his sorry butt.

Russell is so full of himself. I've never liked him. Major A-hole.

ML said...

Ditto on Russell and Rob. Can't wait!

I still have had no luck trying to get in on the pool again on your site Margo, but it also appears maybe you just haven't had a chance to update it yet? So if you see this MARGO, I would love to be in both the Survivor and Amazing Race pools! Thanks.

Margo said...

**Pool Peeps as of Feb 14**

Auntie Leigh
Brent McKee
Donna in AL
Donna in FL
Joy N
Karen in CA
Nana in NW
PDX Granny
Terry in PA

They are in alphabetical order so if you do not see your name let me know. I will be picking names after work tomorrow 2/15. Therefore the pool will close at 6pm Jackie time (that is 5 CT, 4 MT,and 3 PT)

Margo said...
This is the link to the pool. Make sure you copy the whole thing (both lines)


Margo said...

oops the link is only one line when it posted.

Margo said...

I went back thru the Survivor posts and found Jeannemarie that want to play. No worries I have addes you to my list.


ML said...

Margo, I love you.

Margo said...

I have added Lars to the pool...anymore swimmers???
Pool is about to close!!

Margo aka the lifeguard

Margo said...


Andrea Boehlke - Auntie Leigh, Suzanne
Ashley Underwood - Sydney, Monty924
David Murphy - Jeannemarie
Francesca Hogi - Petals, ML
Grant Mattos - Gayle, Joy N
Julie Wolfe - Lars, Karen in CA
Krista Klumpp - Jennasmom, Donna in AL
Kristina Kell - Jackie, Merrilee
Matthew Elrod - Zoetawny, MEB
Mike Chisel - Lanell, Chris
Natalie Tenerelli - PDX Granny, Laurie
Phillip Sheppard - Rbennie, Lisanne
Ralph Kiser - Becky, Brent McKee
Rob Mariano - Gaylos, Donna in FL
Russell "The Tool" Hantz - Margo
Sarita White - SueGee
Stephanie Valencia - Nana in NW
Steve Wright - delee, Terry in PA

I hope you all notice that I took the bullet for you all and got Russell in the pool. woohoo..NOT

Margo aka The Lifeguard

ML said...

Did anybody else notice Steve's neck? It looks like the base of a giant redwood tree.

Jennasmom said...

Thanks Margo & Jackie! I'm ready for tomorrow!

joy n said...

Thanks for taking that bullet, Margo. He was the only one I hoped I wouldn't get.