I wonder if those episodes really did have a finale. And that NBC wanted some flexibility to extend the series; so they ended it with a lot of questions still unanswered by not airing the final 2 episodes?
nbc bought 13 episodes from the producers but only aired 11 of them. the show many think was "the finale" was not the finale at all... it was simply the last show nbc aired. this is why the so-called finale was so confusing with many loose ends. evidently nbc did not like the ratings and pulled the last 2 episodes for something else... what a bummer!
Even though I was hesitant to start watching the show, I eventually got to it when all but one episode of the season had already aired. This allowed me to do some skipping throughout the first episodes, but my need to do so faded as episodes progressed and the plot showed hints of originality and potential. The season finale left a lot of questions unanswered, but I hope that they can deliver a (perhaps more polished) second season in the future. They have an independent funding model after all, it really is an interesting project. There are some plot issues I have with the show, but for a large part is a series that I would return to for a second season.
Most TV viewers wouldnt know where to find Siberia on a map. So a real mystery, based on real events of the Evenk ppl is way way over the brain dead viewer public. Yes its scripted, get over it! Whats sad is the avg American thinks the mysteries of Tungska R made up. WRONG! Whats the use? The American public thinks dance moms is fine art. Too bad, Siberia is like casting pearls b4 swine...
I can't believe they had me believing it was a reality show. It is so dumb, the actors do the dumbest things. I can't be I watched it waiting for something to happen. They didn't prepare for winter. the camera men seem to have unlimited power for the cameras. I am really dumb
Siberia is a huge portion of Russia. Siberia is actually larger than the United States. It has all four seasons. Summer is short, winter is long. The weather in southern Siberia is relatively mild. The weather in northern Siberia is brutally cold. Insects in the summer, especially mosquitos, are a major problem. For the purpose of the show, lets suppose the folks were dropped off in central to southern Siberia in the middle of summer.
They don't make a litter to carry Sam in? They don't cover their hands to protect from frostbite?
Well, they are actors, aren't they. And it isn't Siberia or they would be much colder, although I read about
people who were sent to concentration camps in Siberia during WWII and some survived in spring clothes, no socks, light jackets, etc. Still, it seems common sense to try to make fire and find water from the start.
I thought some of the contestants might be actors from the beginning. And that it wasn't really shot in Siberia - because isn't Siberia always cold? It seems to be set in the Poconos, during an Indian summer. But all reality shows are fake, right? I only researched the show after episode 6. I had been watching the shows hoping to guess who the actors were, and who were the contestants, but if the show is TOTALLY fake, that would mean no one will win any money, and there would be no point in watching. But the series got really fake at the end of episode 6, when the camera panned to reveal what one can only presume to be the Tunguska asteroid site - which is in Siberia - with all the trees knocked down in a radial pattern. But that's how it would have looked right after the asteroid hit, not today - AFTER ALL THIS TIME THE AREA WOULD BE REFORESTED! Here's a picture of the way the epicenter looked in 2008 . And there wouldn't have been another asteroid strike - also in Tunguska - since then! So the show is OBVIOUSLY real fake. Unless we're supposed to believe that everyone somehow travelled back in time to 1908.
Another clue that it is fake, from the same episode, the "contestants" spotted a utility tower or antenna in the distance, who one of the actors states "is about 10 miles This is obviously false, since the antenna appears to be about 100-150 feet tall and within the forest that is in the immediate foreground, putting the tower about 1 mile away or less. Antennas or light towers are skinny, and would not be visible at all from 10 miles away, and would certainly not be protruding above trees that are in the foreground. And why is everyone so distraught when a group sets out for the antenna? You'd think they were being sent to Siberia!
Something else that seems fake, from episode 4 I believe, is the leg injury experienced by the one Asian contestant. In episode 6 we see the injury for the first time, cleaned up and which seems realistic enough but it doesn't seem incapacitating. It's like a large mole biopsy yet the woman is confined to a bed, and from which she is sometimes delirious. Even if her lower leg has a fracture, I would expect that she could at least sit out with the others as they pose and eat mushrooms. Which is another fake thing. They seem not to be eating or drinking, instead being preoccupied with old things found in the surrounding woods. The lights in the sky were fake too, an effect for the TV audience only.
But no matter now staged a reality show might be, I wouldn't have expected the camp set up for the camera guys and producers to be destroyed as part of the reality action, this seems to cross a line that is normally firmly maintained, but here the lines between real and unreal are crisscrossed. Everyone who might have been living at this camp, which would include the camera guys, was killed, as indicated by all the blood everywhereyet all the camera guys are still busy filming! Why not just have the camera guys film each other, or the actors film the camera guys. Why not just reverse everything? Are we simply watching an experiment, or are we part of it? At this point, it seems pointless to continue watching. Should there be a point? Maybe that's the point, that there is none.
I keep watching only in hopes it gets better but so far every episode ends with me shaking my head and asking " why am I watching this stupid show". Way too predictable. The locket so far is the only interesting twist. Isn't it really cold in Siberia? Oh, never forget your mascara (in your her pocket I'm guessing) when they say your going to be on a "reality show" and you only have what's on your back. How do they brush all that hair on those girls. Ok random pettiness on my party, but in general, bottom line this show is stupid and no where in the league of LOST.
I always found reality shows quite boring, because nothing exciting ever happens. That's what the producers of the show probably thought, too (the real producers, not those of the fake show), and it turns out that scripted reality shows that wouldn't be possible unscripted are much more fun! And now that the show has taken some possibly supernatural plot twists, I'm hooked. The mystery part of the show is quite exciting, and I hope it doesn't get cancelled! But even I have to admit that one season is probably enough.
This I don't even know what to think anymore. It's a 'fake reality' show where our contestants must survive in Siberia. Some other stuff happens and shit hits the fan. I don't know why, but I love it. I think I might slowly be going insane, but this show is awesome!
This show is probably one of the worst I have ever watched. Not interesting in the slightest. There is more enjoyment watching the timer on my dryer count down 45 minutes. Watch at your own risk (common side effects include boredom)
No its not watched first episode then the 2nd hoping it would get better. it just sucks very stupid!! oh my a dead gutted Siberian tiger in the woods?? yeah right its ridiculous!! I think honey boo boo would be far more realistic if I liked that kind of tv but I don't.. and please supernatural effects!! give me a break you people don't know good programing if it hit you in the flash their will not be another season it just too stupid of a show
I don't know about you guys but I'm really liking the pairings that are starting to sprout up. Johnny is usually a bit of an ass when it comes to cooperation, so it was hilarious to watch him be all vulnerable trying to put some flowers together into a bouquet for Carolina and then her walking in on him. Daniel's crush on Irene is equally enjoyable, because hey - who doesn't like watching the nerdy underdog be brave and heroic and rush off into the woods with a tiger on the loose just to save Irene?
I'm only disappointed Carolina (SPOILER ALERT) set Johnny up, because the two of them would have made an adorable pair. The tears may have been for show with the annoying Natalie hovering over her at every second, but I'm betting the tears weren't all fake. No doubt we'll see her making some attempts at winning him back. I'm just both thrilled and worried that it's entirely uncertain whether he'll take her back. Thrilled, because this show is working if I'm left uncertain about these characters' true intentions. And I am.
-All of the women look radiant, clean and spotless in spite of them all claiming to not have showered in days?
-Niko gets way too much screen time. More Daniel, please!
-Sabina is supposed to be the 'wild card' as she opens up the least, but something tells me that until the audience is won over by her personality, her chances of winning this game are slim to none.
-Esther needs to be the next to die, please. She reminds me of everything I hate about people who go on reality TV shows in the first place.
With all the less-than-mediocre stuff being shown on TV, this is something different for a change - even though the idea is probably not the most inventional.
Whoever has been watching reality shows in the past and is into such concepts like "Blair Witch Project" or "Paranormal Activity" should like this one, as it combines both to an entertaining mix of make-believe and touches of creepiness. Also, they are starting to explore the usual group dynamics thing that is going on in the mostly still fake world of "reality" shows.
Watch it as if you were watching such a regular show, and you shouldn't be disappointed if you let yourself be taken by your hand and lead into the Siberian woods - while tolerating the minor flaws here and there.
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