Total Drama Island
Posted Jun 8, 2008 @ 12:24 PM
I've just heard that they are going ahead with making the second season called Total Drama Action. No word yet on whether any of the characters from the first season will be returning although several of the voice actors will be.
Posted Jun 8, 2008 @ 11:03 PM
Too many people to keep track of. At least in this episode.
Edited by ciscokidinsf, Jun 8, 2008 @ 11:09 PM.
Posted Jun 11, 2008 @ 2:13 PM
They certainly did hit just about every Reality Cliche in the book, and a few more to boot. I loved towards the end when we saw the Expelled campers In the Loser's Resort and they 'voted' who to leave next. :)
Posted Jun 15, 2008 @ 2:28 PM
What is disgusting, the 'confessional booth' is the camp's outhouse!! Are they taking a dump while they talk to the cameras?!?
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Posted Jul 2, 2008 @ 6:08 PM
Where are the hot tubs people????
Posted Jul 3, 2008 @ 10:17 PM
Heather, the uber-bitch, is running things pretty damn well in the Screaming Gophers right now, to the point where she openly reads Gwen's diary, exposing her crush on Trent, the guitar player, in front of everyone and STILL survives the vote against Justin, the show's male hottie, whose sexiness apparently knows no gender lines (just ask Owen, the fat guy, who outright admitted he would kiss him). Right now, Heather's alliance with Lindsay, Beth (her prime minions), Izzy (the resident crazy lady) and Owen seems unstoppable, barring a team switch, a merge, or Lindsay finding the ovaries to walk out on Heather for her mega crush, Tyler.
Harold (the show's geek), for the second episode in a row, has been the hero for the Killer Bass team, winning both the Dodgeball mission and the Talent Show. (BTW, the animation for the beatboxing he did cracked me the hell up.) The way things are going for him, he just might have an outside shot at winning this thing.
Posted Jul 4, 2008 @ 11:36 AM
I agreed with getting rid of Justin early. He seemed to be the most passive of all of the characters.
If you have the chance check out the website for the show. You learn a lot more about the character's motivations. I don't think that it's a spoiler BUT Justin Case....
Not every character is on the show to win the contest. Cody is on the show for the opportunity to hang with the cool kids. Duncan thinks it's better than Juvie. Ruthie wants to make friends.
Posted Jul 4, 2008 @ 1:06 PM
For example, Heather's whole thing about her evil younger brother Damien, and the fact that she used to be an Ugly Betty before her giant transformation is just SCREAMING for a special 'family visit' episode where all her mess is exposed. Bonus points if Gwen teams up with Damien in any way.
Posted Jul 5, 2008 @ 2:28 AM
(BTW, the animation for the beatboxing he did cracked me the hell up.)
You may already know this, but Harold's beatbox was likely a tribute to the YouTube video by Lasse Gjertsen, "Hyperactive".
(And if you like that, he also does a bit in the same style with a drumset and a piano, made more interesting by the fact that he can't actually play either of them, titled "Amateur".)
(edited because I can't spell "amateur" correctly at 3:30AM)
Edited by Pseudowolf, Jul 5, 2008 @ 2:32 AM.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 @ 6:34 PM
They've done a beautiful job of embodying the various contestant archetypes, and the "challenges," especially the Awakeathon, are well thought out and frequently hilarious (particularly liked Justin painting his eyelids open). Also, host Chris's pure assy Probstiness is so spot on, I keep expecting him to bust out with a "You wanna know what you're playing for?"
I find myself looking forward to Thursday nights again. I feel silly for asking, but one question as to animated strategy: Why would Heather, who currently has all the power, vote out an innocuous Justin (Owen's man-crush on him notwithstanding) instead of her sworn enemy (and major threat) Gwen, when she had the chance? Well, other than that (pure speculation) they're setting up a big ol' Total Dramatic Heather/Gwen confrontation at around Final 4.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 @ 10:21 PM
Posted Jul 8, 2008 @ 10:16 PM
I feel silly for asking, but one question as to animated strategy: Why would Heather, who currently has all the power, vote out an innocuous Justin (Owen's man-crush on him notwithstanding) instead of her sworn enemy (and major threat) Gwen, when she had the chance?
This might be a bit of a stretch, but I'll try to make this fit.
It all boils down to where Justin stood with alliances. Heather had her alliance with Lindsay and Beth. Gwen and Trent are together, and I'm pretty sure they have Rashawna in, as well. That leaves Owen, Izzy and Justin as wildcard votes.
Now, Justin's hotness could very likely get him alliance members in an instant, especially in the early part of the game. (Really, if he had asked while having his shirt off, Owen would have jumped at the opportunity.) With him not committing to a side, and the potential for all that political power within him, Heather saw how dangerous he could be down the line, much more than Gwen, who Heather knew exactly where the two of them stood in regards to each other, and would probably have a harder time pulling alliance members of her own away from Heather.
(For example, had Gwen been voted out and Justin stayed, Trent and Rashawna could have picked him up. Justin would have gotten Owen on request. Suddenly, it's a 4-4 tie, with Heather's alliance relying on the vote of a VERY unstable Izzy in order to have a chance of surviving. As it stands now, Heather can afford to cut Izzy, and throw her attentions to working HARD on Owen to prevent Gwen from taking him away.)
Add this all in to one simple fact: Justin, Trent and Heather competed in the talent show. Trent's song was a hit, and it would have been too difficult for Heather to get the votes against someone who didn't even compete in the show - it would have been unfair, even for her. So, Heather saw the chance to vote him out while he could be used as a scapegoat, and seized the opportunity.
Long story short: Justin would have been a real (hot) thorn in Heather's side down the line, and needed to go before his hotness could be used against her. When he provided an excuse to do so, flimsy as it was, Heather took it.
...And I just spent WAY too much talking about an animated competitive reality show.
Posted Jul 9, 2008 @ 10:53 AM
One thing, though: El Guapo wrote
Well, other than that (pure speculation) they're setting up a big ol' Total Dramatic Heather/Gwen confrontation at around Final 4.
*grins* It's not quite Final 4. However, the confrontation does happen and it ISN'T for the the faint of heart (or viewing). The Final 3 episode is one of the ALL-TIME classics out there. And does Heather get hers.....OH, does Heather gets her.
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Posted Jul 9, 2008 @ 2:49 PM
I'm waiting for the episode where satie or katie gets eliminated and the other one quits just so they arn't apart.
Also, oddly, for a show whose entire first season has already aired in Canada, none of the normal err...sharing groups have the whole season, just the already aired american episodes.
Posted Jul 9, 2008 @ 7:48 PM
I don't think I need to spoiler the warning not to make assumptions about this show. It has more twists than the so-called "Real" shows.
I waiting impatiently for the sequel.
Posted Jul 11, 2008 @ 12:04 PM
I'm waiting for the episode where satie or katie gets eliminated and the other one quits just so they arn't apart.
You got it. Though Katie does stay. Also, I wasn't paying enough attention, I thought they were twins all this time. And one had gotten all big. I thought that Izzie would be kicked out because of the bear incident. And am I nuts when I think Izzie and Owen could hook up?
Posted Jul 11, 2008 @ 2:26 PM
You got it. Though Katie does stay.
I thought it was Sadie that stayed. Sadie's the big one, right?
Bridget better thank her lucky stars that those two gotten lost, or otherwise it would have been all her for accidently burning down the tent. This, combined with the near-miss at the talent show, makes me think her days are numbered.
And am I nuts when I think Izzie and Owen could hook up?
Frankly, the thought of Owen hooking up with ANYONE makes me shudder.
Posted Jul 11, 2008 @ 4:45 PM
Also, I wasn't paying enough attention, I thought they were twins all this time.
Given that one is Chinese and the other one is black....
What I found to be a pleasant surprise with this show was that the characters were so fleshed-out and come across as being human being rather than just stereotypes. Unlike most of the characters in the "Real" Reality shows.
Posted Jul 11, 2008 @ 6:04 PM
I wonder how they chose which one to get rid of because frankly I thought Katie was the slightly cuter of the two and given her leaner build you think they would have kept her around for the athletic competitions.
ETA: Well you were correct Aunty Mib. I should not make assumptions about what will happen. I would never have seen Katie telling Sadie to stay coming. I was sure if one went the other would.
Edited by lrdmordain, Jul 12, 2008 @ 9:50 AM.
Posted Jul 12, 2008 @ 1:21 PM
Ezekiel- Dont' know much about him other than he was home-schooled on a farm and has some pretty offensive ideas about women.
Eva- wanted to learn how to control her temper. Failed very badly.
Noah- wanted to win to prove his mental superiority. Turned out to be lazy, manipulative and insulting. (Also a bit in denial considering the cuddle/kiss with Cody)
Justin- wanted to raise money for the Unattractive People's Wish Foundation. Didn't do all that much than stand around.
Katie- wanted to spend the summer together with her Best=Friend=for=Life. Had a big arguement and got separated.
Have they stated the motivations for the others yet? Anyone care to hazard a guess?
Posted Jul 14, 2008 @ 1:41 PM
Unfortunately,they went from voting off Owen's coconut to the final two and skipped the episodes where Duncan and Heather were voted off. Grrrrrrrrr! That bugs me. I wish they would show them in order!
Posted Jul 20, 2008 @ 9:59 AM
Courtney, after both helping Duncan get over his fear of Celine Dion cardboard cut outs, and berating the rest of her team over their respective fears, completely chokes when she's faced with her worst fear (green jelly). Even after being offered the deal of triple points for her team, and thereby giving the team the win, she freaks out and opts not to do it, costing her team their FOURTH challenge.
Even with it all, she somehow gets the last marshmallow, and Tyler, with his fear of chickens (seriously!) is voted off.
Posted Jul 20, 2008 @ 3:39 PM
Very, very, very Canadian to consider co-operative skills as being more useful than competitive skills.
Posted Jul 21, 2008 @ 8:19 AM
I love all of the characters. But the dodgeball game confused me. If you hit someone in the face, the person who hit it is out. That's not what happened in their games.
I'm going to start watching now because I like it.
Posted Jul 21, 2008 @ 9:57 AM
Posted Jul 25, 2008 @ 10:09 AM
While making the fire signals, in a desperate attempt to find more wood to burn, Harold ended up throwing his team's oars in the fire, seemingly leaving the Killer Bass with no way to make their way back to camp. But Izzy, who has been telling stories about herself that sound more and more outlandish by the minute, mentions the idea that the team could use someone to push the canoes of the team while they swim. D.J., who confessed to being afraid of water at the beginning of the episode due to a diving incident you have to hear to believe, was the only one strong enough to even attempt this feat, ended up pushing all three canoes and his entire team across the finish line and single-handedly win the challenge for the Killer Bass.
Izzy, whose advice ultimately lost the challenge for the Screaming Gophers, looked to be the clear target at the campfire ceremony. IT was down to Izzy vs. Lindsay for the last marshmallow, when...
(and I swear to God, I am not making the following up at all...)
...a helicopter from the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) showed up, flashed a spotlight on Izzy and was going for her arrest. Izzy confessed that everything she said except for the time she spent training with the RCMP was a lie, and she ran off shrieking into the night, the helicopter in hot pursuit. The expressions on everyone's faces ALONE made the episode.
In side storylines, Cody was the heavy focus of the episode. After ended up making his big move on Gwen (with embarrassing and PAINFUL results), he decided to help hook her up with Trent (mainly because of a bet he had going with Owen that he could get Gwen's bra). He became a hero after saving Trent and Lindsay from some producer-planted quicksand, arranged for Gwen/Trent to share a canoe together, and ended up winning the bet in the process.
Next week: Paintball! At least three guys (Cody, Duncan, Owen) get their balls racked.