Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Survivor Micronesia (Sole Survivor)

Done watching Survivor: Micronesia, the 16th installment of Survivor. This season featured ten new contestants, dubbed as "the super-fans" facing ten of the most popular castaways at the time. It culminated with Parvati Shallow defeating Amanda Kimmel in a 5-3 Jury vote.

1. Parvati Shallow, winner of Survivor: Micronesia.
2. Fans versus Favorites: Ten new contestants (die-hard fans of Survivor) faced ten of the show's most popular contestants.
3. Airai was the tribe of fans.
4. Malakal was comprised of the favorites.
5. Temporary Immunity Idols: At the beginning of the game, the contestants vied for two individual Immunity Idols, one for each tribe. The first person who gets the tribe's idol will be immune at his/her first visit to Tribal Council.
6. Exile Island: Exile Island returns after being absent in China.
7. Another twist, one person from both tribes will be sent to Exile and compete to find one Hidden Immunity Idol.
8. Hidden Immunity Idols: Hidden Immunity Idols return this season.
9. Tribe Switch: Both tribes swapped four members each.
10. Even-numbered Jury: This season marked the first time that a Jury is comprised of even numbers.
11. Final Tribal Council: The standard two-finalist Final Tribal Council returns after three seasons of having a three-finalist finale.
12. This is currently the last season where the first player voted off is male.
13. This is the first and only season to have an even-numbered Jury, with eight.
14. This was the first season to have two contestants be medically evacuated.
15. This was the first season where the Final 4 was comprised of castaways of the same gender.
16. James wins the Sprint $100,000 Favorite Survivor winner.

Survivor 17 will be set in Gabon, West Africa.  And it will be in HD.  It will probably be awesome.