Survivor

Season 26 Episode 1

She Annoys Me Greatly

24
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 13, 2013 on CBS
8.0
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This season is set in the islands of Caramoan and pits tens "fans" against ten returning "favorites".

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  • The twenty-sixth season begins with a long and boring snoozefest.

    4.0
    I have watched "Survivor" from the very beginning. I have never been more disappointed with a season opener. One big mistake was making the episode ninety minutes in length. That did not help at all. It just made it very dull. Also, it was extremely predictable. When Francesca kept saying over and over again that she was going to play a better game in order to not be voted out first as was the case in her previous appearance, it became 100% obvious that she would make "Survivor" history of the wrong kind. Phillip's ramblings were even more annoying than his first appearance. What's with those stupid nicknames? "Survivor: Caramoan" is off to a terrible start but despite this I am optimistic that the series will right itself as time passes. I hope.moreless
  • Great episode!

    10
    This was a terrific start to Survivor: Caramoan! The Fans vs. Favorites concept was a great one last time, so I hope this one doesn't disappoint! I am so excited to see some of my favourite castaways - like Phillip, Andrea, Corinne and Brenda - back again and playing again! Andrea was the MVP of the episode for me, despite the fact that she nearly got the boot. I think she's a great great player and hope Phillip's alliance will go far!



    On the other hand, I'm not really intereste d in this group of Fans. It is so boring that they have a cliche cool kids clique and the others plotting to overthrow them. Michael and Matt seem to be the swing votes but they don't seem too likeable to me either. I suppose they will probably grow on me in time, but so far I'm lnot liking that tribe too much.



    I think the Favorites will dominate the strength-based challenges, based on what we saw with that first one, and they even dominated the speed/climbing one but couldn't close it out, so I think the Favorites will turn it around.



    Hoping for a great season! Poor Fran...moreless
  • Disappointing ending...

    7.5
    Well the only things that impressed me were

    1)Brandon being incredible in both challenges;

    2)Phillip running a surprising alliance;

    Maybe he will destroy everything in his this, I don't think this episode covered his attempts to create this the contrary, it showed his bad side, how he threatened Erik...

    I was expecting to see Cochran go, on the count on his situation deteriorating fast .
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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Francesca is the third contestant ever to compete a second time despite not making the jury in his/her previous season for reasons other than medevac. Shii Ann Huang and Rob Mariano in All-Stars did it before.

    • Four similarities between this season and the first Fans vs Favorites: (1) a tribe of first-time players competes against a tribe of returning players, (2) all returnees are competing for the second time, (3) out of all the returnees, only one made it to a final in his/her previous season (Amanda in Micronesia, Philip in this season), and (4) one contestant is returning immediately after competing in the previous season (Amanda in Micronesia, Malcolm in this season).

    • With her elimination, Francesca now holds the record for fewest days (9) playing Survivor by a contestant who competed more than once, breaking the previous record set by Russell Swan last season.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Francesca: (after being voted out) I can not believe I got voted out again.

    • Brandon: I'm more intimidated by Andrea than anybody out there.

    • Shamar: I've been on over sixty combat missions in Iraq so as far this game goes, they're lunch meat.

    • Cochran: (on forming an alliance with Dawn) I'm willing to work with her. She's honest to a fault, unless she's reinvented herself over the past year and decided to play a much more cutthroat game. The fact that she's willing to take out Frannie, who she's confessed to really liking and wanting to work with, indicates that this is a new Dawn.

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