Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Survivor: Redemption Island Season Premiere Blog Party

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It's here! Zoetawny was kind enough to once again make a blog logo for the show, too. She really does rock and I appreciate all of her efforts -- I can't make those animated logos at all. Thank you, Zoetawny!

Margo is running the blog pool and, as I've mentioned in previous posts, set up a separate site for joining in. The participants are assigned castaways randomly by Margo's Mom. While winning basically means bragging rights, we get to cheer on our castaway until they're, well ... cast away. The pool is closed at this time, but if you didn't get in it, just cheer on your favorite and join in on the fun!

Here's the updated list of pool participants and their castaways:

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 Hantz - Margo
Sarita White - SueGee, DKNYNC
Stephanie Valencia - Nana in NW
Steve Wright - delee, Terry in PA

The show will be starting in about ten minutes here on the East Coast. As it airs, I'll update this post with major news while sharing some opinions on what I see both here and in the comments area. Of course, the comments area is where the real party is! Everyone is welcome to join in, the water's fine! Oh. And bring snacks. Snacks are always good!

Survivor fans ready?

Kristina (I believe it's her) found an idol without clues. Watch out, Russell!

Zapatera, Russell's tribe, won the first immunity challenge.

Whoa! Phillip just called out Francesca and Kristina out on their plan to vote out Rob! And, told about the immunity idol ... sheesh, ex-Fed agent. Loose lips sink ships.

Francesca was voted out (to Redemption Island) and Kristina did not use the idol.

151 comments:

monty924 said...

Yay - Survivors Ready?

I have ultimate nachos and a cooler full of beer and Coke! Help yourself, I'm diving into the pool!

Anonymous said...

go Russell ^^

Petals said...

*splash*
Bring on the bad boys! Go Russell!

monty924 said...

That guy is going to clash with Russell, BIG TIME!

Delee said...

Here we GOOOOOooooooooo!

Donna in FL said...

Yeah !!!! Splash
so excited to have Boston Rob in the pool

monty924 said...

Ralph was his name. Looks like fun to me, lol!

joy n said...

FINALLY!!!!

Petals said...

Mike & Matt are cutie-pies. I love rootin for cute boys. (and Russell!)

Petals said...

BFJoe, I am saving the place on my leopard floatie for you, you lurker. *wink*

monty924 said...

Rob's on my girl's tribe... I wanted Russell. :(

Becky said...

Hey, everyone! Love the reception that Russell got.

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks.

Hey Petals! XO

monty924 said...

Russell has some new tatts...

Joe in NY said...

Personally, I'm not sure I'd be any happier to see Rob than Russell. They both have huge egos, both have lied in the game. If anything, Russell was more loyal to his alliance

Petals said...

If it were me, I'd be cozying up to Russell off the bat.

joy n said...

THIS is going to be exciting! I am so jazzed up for this!

ORKMommy said...

Hey all! Are we ready for some Survivor? I'm not in the pool so I'm rooting for Andrea. She's a small time WI girl like me and goes to college about 50 miles from where I live. Go Andrea!!!

Petals said...

Joe! XXX
Our boy looks good, but his team dont like him. :(

Petals said...

Thanks Monty!

joy n said...

But Rob has a sweet smile and is much more likable.

Becky said...

A guy in a suit? WHAT??? Oh, Ralph is my pool pick. He "ain't no pretty boy" -- but, being from the South, I like "good ole boys".

Petals said...

They sure give them alot of supplies. Where did that come from?

Sydney said...

HEY SURVIVORS! Splash!

Monty, haven't we shared a pool pick before?

monty924 said...

OMG - Ewww, is he covered in hair or what?

ORKMommy said...

That hairy guy is gonna get hot with that fur coat on!

Joe in NY said...

Believe it or not, Joy, I find Russell more likeable.

Petals said...

Joyn, Yes, Rob is a sweetie.

monty924 said...

Hey Sydney, yes we have. Can't remember exactly who though.

ORKMommy said...

I'm with you Joe. I'm not a Rob fan at all. At least Russell is honest about being an a$$, Rob tries to be your friend and then stabs you in the back!

Merrilee said...

hey all.

Petals said...

Hey Syd!

Jackie said...

Phillip is already annoying me.

Petals said...

Cant tell if Phillip is cool or a pompous ass.

ORKMommy said...

That guy just wrote his own death certificate. Secret agent man...secret agent man... Come on guys, sing it with me!

Petals said...

Jackie, I am with you: Phillip is already a PITA. @@

Becky said...

I liked the FBI agent -- but not any more. But I like Rob the best!

Delee said...

Russell looks like he is starting out thinner!

Petals said...

Delee, I think so too. He will always be stocky, but he looks rock-solid.

monty924 said...

I already know I'm going to love this TAR season. I loved the cowboys.

Petals said...

Hey Merilee!

joy n said...

In what world is Russell nicer, Joe? LOL.

monty924 said...

Our girl Ashley is a flirt, Syd. Not a bad strategy. Worked for Parviti.

Petals said...

WTH? So many law students, med students. So many WASPS. This is Survivor for yuppies.

monty924 said...

The female Russell, hahaha. I love it!

Petals said...

Come on Russ, find an idol!!

Jackie said...

Whoa! My pool pick just found an idol on her own!

Merrilee said...

Hi Petals

Jackie said...

At least I think that was Kristina ... not good with names yet.

Delee said...

Girl in red...looks like she tried to have tattoo's removed

Delee said...

Christina LOL

joy n said...

I hate when these guys start out in their underwear.

monty924 said...

Phillip for the first one off? Any takers? (:

Petals said...

Is he really wearing jockeys? Really?

ORKMommy said...

Woah, Phillip is really quite an a$$ isn't he!

Merrilee said...

Guys are not smart enough to wear swim trunks UNDER clothes??

Petals said...

Monty, yes. he is sealing his own fate.

joy n said...

Phillip is already stepping hard on toes. Not the way to go in this game.

Petals said...

woohooo!!!

monty924 said...

Rob's great at puzzles though. Now they're back in it!

Merrilee said...

If I remember correctly, Rob is a good puzzle solver

Becky said...

ORKMommy said... That hairy guy is gonna get hot with that fur coat on!

Remember it gets cold after it rains for days.

The Agent Man is a pompous donkey's behind.

How did they divide these teams up? Usually they divide them up a little more even in strength. Rob is a great puzzle worker.

monty924 said...

Not my girl's tribe, but YES!!

Becky said...

Rob did well in cutting the lead.

ORKMommy said...

So, what do you all think? Is Banana Sling Secret Agent Man going to the island first?

joy n said...

Russ may be right about "the weenies".

monty924 said...

Poor Erik, he'll never live that down.

Delee said...

Russell is back: "I know what Rob is thinking, Crap I got stuck with a bunch of wiennies" !!!! HAHA

Sydney said...

Monty, is ours the chick in purple who said she wanted to be Russel's BFF so he would take her to the end?

monty924 said...

ORK, I say Phillip (secret agent man) is G O N E! :)

joy n said...

Has anyone seen my guy Grant yet?

monty924 said...

No Syd, she was just talking there. She's on Rob's tribe,

Merrilee said...

Sorry Orkmommy, big mouth will stay

Petals said...

Russell is right: Rob is stuck with a buncha weenies. MEAN weenies!

monty924 said...

Rob knows what he's talking about. They ought to listen to him.

joy n said...

Rob has Kristina's number already.

She's not too bright showing that idol around so much.

Petals said...

There is NO WAY that CBS will allow Rob to be off this quickly. If he gets voted-off, he will definitely "redeem" himself and return.

Joe in NY said...

won't happen, but it would be hysterical after all the hype if Rob went out first

ORKMommy said...

Wow, someone is really full of himself!

SueGee said...

Arrrghhhh not sure if I want to spoil things tonight before the party... Hope everyone is warm and full of snacks and enjoying Survivor!! Hope to see everyone Sunday night for TAR

Sue on the left coast

monty924 said...

An EGO is a terrible thing, Phillip... your not as smart as you think.

Lars said...

Philip is annoying!

Joe in NY said...

secret agent guy is a moron...

Joe in NY said...

secret agent guy is a moron...

Merrilee said...

ohhhh drama! Someone get the popcorn!

Petals said...

BuBYE Phillip.

Joe in NY said...

Bye bye banana sling...

Joe in NY said...

He just totally saved Rob's ass...

Joe in NY said...

WHY WHY WHY would Philip go out there like that...

Petals said...

Phillip left his psycho meds at home. OMG.What a great tribal counsel.

monty924 said...

Bye-bye Phillip!

Joe in NY said...

this is the best 1st tribal council ever...

Petals said...

Rob is the shizzle. Phillip is a loose cannon. With his BIGMOUTH, how was he ever a secret agent?

Joe in NY said...

of course no one will ever align with Philip after that. His big mouth just slit all 3 of their throats.

ORKMommy said...

Is Francesqua going home? :-)

joy n said...

This is the best 1st show of the season EVER!

monty924 said...

I think Phillip will stay... probably Francessca???

Petals said...

Ork, LOL

Becky said...

WOW! Phillip just royally screwed the girls over..... and I am so glad he did! Good, I didn't like her.

monty924 said...

Yep, Phillip voted Francessca

Petals said...

She was my pool person, so now I am rooting for Russell!

joy n said...

Well, Phillip won't have to stumble over Francesca's name any more.

ORKMommy said...

Poor Francesqua. Sorry, I have dry fingers...I'm being treated for it!

monty924 said...

Agreed! JoyN and Becky with both. And ORK, bwahahaha. Great first tribal... this is going to be so good! :)

Joe in NY said...

I don't know, could be banana hammock vs. Francesqua on Redemption Island next week.

By the way, am I the only one who doesn't need this little Redemption flashbacks?

Petals said...

But didnt Phillip completely prove that he cannot be trusted AT ALL? What threat was Francesca? Unless...Rob had already gotten his harem to agree to knock her out. Yeah, that's it. Rob had already decided to get rid of her, and his harem followed him.

monty924 said...

That's great, Petals! :)

ORKMommy said...

Cage match Redemption Island style! Francesqua vs. Banana Hammock. Someone should call WWE!

Petals said...

Great start. Will be interesting to see the "duel".

joy n said...

Did I miss the votes? Who voted for who?

Jackie said...

The "What If" bits are almost as annoying as Phillip is.

Lars said...

I didn't understand what or why Philip became upset..

Philip former Federal agent???

I know many Agents they're not this paranoid, nor do they reveal to the world what their line of work is or was..

Philip confused me..

Russell is still my favorite!

Becky said...

I will see you guys Sunday. This was the best first Tribal ever.

monty924 said...

Rob had his crew split the votes so it had to be Phillip who flipped and didn't vote the way Fran and Cristina voted. He had to be the 4th for Fran.

joy n said...

I agree about the flashbacks, Joe. The point is moot.

Jackie said...

Joyn - They didn't show the entire voting, just the ones we saw at Tribal.

joy n said...

Boo! I liked seeing who voted for who every week.

monty924 said...

They'll have it up on the Survivor CBS site tomorrow. They always show the tribal voting. Goodnite all! Great show and looking forward to TAR! :)

joy n said...

You're right, Jackie. Loose lips sink ships. Maybe that's why Phillip is an EX-agent. LOL

ORKMommy said...

See everyone next week!

joy n said...

Thanks Monty. I'll check it out tomorrow.

Lars said...

No more, What If's!

joy n said...

Jackie, I went back on your Survivor posts and found Grant. I agree, definite eye candy. But what is with those dreads?

I will probably cheer him on even more after seeing what he looks like again. Hunka Hunka.

Hope he doesn't turn out to be an a**!

Margo said...

Hi everyone sorry I'm late. Best tribal EVER!!

Margo

PDX Granny said...

Finally! It sure takes a long time for this to get to the west coast!! As usual, I'm waiting for it to start here to join the party. I guess I should be saying nighty night to most of you!

PDX Granny said...

What's the one dude doing in a suit? He must figure his tie will come in handy for something. I'm always amazed at what some people pick to wear. It's as if they've never seen the show before! It looks like one gal is in sandels! Sheesh!

Lifeguard Laurie said...

Hey PDX, I'm watching the show here in CA. I am always surprised at what people wear and take with them to the game. One thing for sure, a few folks brought their arrogance ... and why are men wearing their undies? Not attractive.

Way to early to know the names but there are a few who really annoy me. I'm sure I'm not alone with that.

PDX Granny said...

Oh, boy! If Philip doesn't watch it, he's going to "Federal Agent" his way right onto Redemption Island!

Of course, most everyone already knows what's happened, but I don't yet, so you'll just have to put up with my ramblings and observations! LOL

PDX Granny said...

Hey, Lifeguard Laurie! Good to know I'm not alone! : )

Lifeguard Laurie said...

What if Laurie had been on Survivor and been voted off? Would she have gotten back in the game if she went to Redemption Island?

What if .... That whole thing is so silly.

Lifeguard Laurie said...

Nope, you are not alone. Phillip is too big for his britches, isn't he? I'm so tired of arrogant people like that. I'm joining in the singing of "Secret Agent Man...."

PDX Granny said...

Yeah, I watched the first one, but I'm fast forwarding thru them now. I want to see this show, not last seasons.

PDX Granny said...

Oh oh! The gal I like is the one Rob is targeting. I'm not too sure about the gal that found the idol.

PDX Granny said...

Love the @@ rolling already at tribal! LOL

PDX Granny said...

Dang! They didn't show how everyone voted. :(

Anonymous said...

I agree, this was one of the best first shows of any season in a long time for Survivor.

Philip is too full of himself. Geesh, if it weren't so early, I'd say he needed to go now.

They missed a chance to vote Kristina or Philip out. I don't like Philip, but it was hilarious he ratted Kristina out. Wow.

I liked Francesqua. I didn't want her to leave this early. Hope she comes back.

Penny

ML said...

Last in - first out. My pool boy Fabio last time, my pool pick Francesca this time. I had this feeling from the very beginning of the show that Francesca's comments were getting too much airtime. That's usually a sign you're going.

The Redemption flashbacks are beyond annoying. Are they setting these former castaways up to be on an All-star type season?
ML

Margo said...

***POOL UPDATE***

We have our first inhabitant of Redemption Island. Will she get eaten by a Jaguar?? Perhaps we will have to tune in next week to see if she survives.

Andrea Boehlke - Auntie Leigh, Suzanne
Ashley Underwood - Sydney, Monty924
David Murphy - Jeannemarie
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 Hantz - Margo
Sarita White - SueGee, DKNYNC
Stephanie Valencia - Nana in NW
Steve Wright - delee, Terry in PA

Redemption Island
Francesca Hogi - Petals, ML

Lifeguard Laurie said...

This video shows each vote:

http://www.cbs.com/primetime/survivor/video/?pid=5pRRk1sVEzqKWFDFiE24GULkGGsI9jPa&nrd=1

joy n said...

Laurie,thank you so much for posting that link to the votes.

In case anyone else is curious, this is how the vote went:

Rob-Francesca
Grant-Francesca
Phillip-Francesca
Matt-Francesca
Andrea-Kristina
Francesca-Phillip
Kristina-Phillip
Natalie-Kristina
Ashley-Kristina

Funny, the guys all voted out Francesca. Hint of an alliance? Matt mentioned one while voting.

Phillip not only can't say Francesca's name right, he can't spell it either - "Francesqua"

monty924 said...

That vote was hilarious. When they had their pow-wow on the beach, Rob said the guys would vote Francesqua (I love that, so I spelled it that way too, lol) and the girls would vote Kristina. For once, Rob got these dolts to realize he is right, and the plan worked perfectly.

Gonna be a great season! (:

Lifeguard Laurie said...

Off Topic - TAR Pool so far

Brent
Delee
Donna in AL
Donna in FL
Jackie
JennasMom
JoyN
Laurie
Margo
Meb
ML
Monty 924
NWNana
PDX Granny
Ruth
SueGee
Sydney
Terry in PA
ZoeTawny

Please email me at LifeguardLaurie@gmail.com if you want in the pool this year!

Zoetawny said...

Great first episode!

Thank you, Jackie, for continuing to blog our fav show. Margo, thank you for organizing our pool and always including me even though I'm absent most of the time.

WHOOHOO! This is the first time in Survivor history that I've ever had such great eye candy as my pool pick. Matt being a Pre-Med student isn't so bad either...looks and brains. ((((Meb))) I'm willing to share Matt with you...just not at the same time. ;)

Mike's another great looking guy and seems to be keeping a level head. We'll have to see more of his personality.

OK, just so you know I'm not being superficial about the good looking guys, David, the defense attorney just might have some tricks up his sleeve.

I know it was only the first episode but it seems as though Russell hasn't changed his game going after the young impressionable girls. Fortunately, his first pick, Stephanie, watched his season and knew his moves. I enjoyed seeing Russell's reaction and taken off balance a bit by it.

I have to rewatch because I had many distractions going on last night. I'm not sure if Francesca was the best choice of who should have been voted out. Kristina seemed much more of a threat and then there's the former Federal Marshall. Phillip is a piece of work and and I want to slap him every time he opens his mouth.

Rob's keeping rather mellow but I'm not sure how long he can keep that going.

Did you notice when anyone was secretly plotting the film editor panned in on an animal and snake as if they were eaves dropping? If only they could talk.

Oh, and why are the guys wearing their boxer/briefs? Didn't they think to wear shorts under their long pants? Wait, David was wearing a suit wasn't he? Do they get picked up and taken away by surprise? I've always wondered why many of them dress so inappropriately.

I really like the fresh new twist! Anyone who makes it on Redemption Island will certainly come back with a big grudge towards whoever voted him/her out...more drama...just what we love.

Ciao~

Lifeguard Laurie said...

Hey, ZT, good to see you. Love the graphic you made. Hope things are going better for you.

I agree with all that you said, by the way. Especially about the guys wearing their underwear as their outerwear. Not like thing at all!

joy n said...

Monty, I re-watched the show and heard Rob say that about the votes. I miss so much the first time around because I keep coming back to read the blog or comment. Guess the old gray mare ain't what she used to be.

I've read that all the challenges this season will be reward/immunity together so that we can also see the Redemption Island duels. Looking forward to seeing what those will be about.

joy n said...

Hey, Zoetawny! Good to hear from you. I agree, great graphic as always.

Brent McKee said...

Hey guys, check out this perspective on the first three days of "Survivor: Redemption Island" from someone who saw it all go down. Apparently there was a lot of stuff that we didn't see (well duh!).

http://www.tv.com/survivor-heres-what-really-happened-during-that-epic-tribal-council/story/25188.html

Brent McKee said...

joyn: the vote went down almost the way Rob planned it. He got the five younger players together and laid out the plan to split the votes between Kristina and Francesca on "girl/boy" lines - boys vote for Francesca, girls vote for Kristina - expecting Kristina, Philip and Francesca to vote for him. The plan was to flush Kristina's immunity idol and bring it down to a tie breaker between him and Francesca - which he expected to win of course - or between all three of them in which case his group votes for Kristina. As usual impeccable planning by Boston Rob. What he hadn't foreseen was Philip voting for Franquesca.

A clickable version of the link I provided in my last post:
http://www.tv.com/survivor-heres-what-really-happened-during-that-epic-tribal-council/story/25188.html

joy n said...

I'll check it out, Brent. Thank you.

joy n said...

That was an amazing read, Brent. Thanks again, I'll check it out after every show.

Gives me hope that Rob has a very good possibility of making it a long way through this game.

Anonymous said...

just got to watch this weeks show! very good! can't stand the tattoos and underwear though. i liked phillip from the previews and bios. not anymore. like matt and phillip of the men. haven't decided the women yet. don't like david my pool guy. oh well. -jeannemarie