Good first episode, in the sense that Coach isn't Coach-y so far. I figure after seeing Special Agent Phillip for four months, he'll probably try to rein in the crazy. Ozzy is still a heartthrob, and the red stain on his camouflage shirt makes him look badass, like he survived a bullet to the heart. Only real asshole exposed so far is Jim The Ganja Man. I know, he doesn't do the product, but after sniping about Semhar, I kinda want him to go next, then for her to thrash his ass out of the game.
Seeing Semhar going on in the dark on Redemption Island (or Redemption General Area) about how so many people lied to her . . . has she seen the show? It's great that we got people who actually seem to be fans, but she might be a case where a few casting people fast-tracked her for her poetry and the rack . . .the rack that was no contained by a sports bra, I might add. In the TV Guide Channel special, didn't Probst peg her as the first to go?
I want to like Cochran, but he needs improvement. People who ask for nicknames (including "Papa Bear" . . . remember "Papa Smurf," who got taken out for medical reasons?) are kinda lame. If John really is a fan, he should know that Probst gives nicknames to those he crushes on . . . like Colby Donaldson, whose likeness adorned a blow-up doll Probst kept for two years.
As for Brandon . . . he doesn't want people to know that he's remotely related to the show's Great Satan (Hitler? Try Napoleon, for the lack of height and the massive nuts), but he's got two tattoos that say "Hantz." Couldn't something be done to temporarily cover it up? Or something like, "See, I'm a fan! Look at this! 'Hantz Sucks A Dick'!" Even if he keeps a shirt on, I think Probst will out him one way or the other. If he doesn't bring it up at Tribal Council, he'll yell for players to rip his shirt in challenges. I do not put anything past the least-deserving four-time Emmy winner currently working today.
I feel we got a good mix, and it doesn't feel like a guarantee that our three-timers are automatic locks to win. Then again, I probably thought that last season, and I forgot that people turn into morons around Rob.
ETA: When the winning tribe chanted their name, did it sound like "OOMPA LOOMPA! OOMPA LOOMPA!" to any of you?
Edited by Lantern7, Sep 15, 2011 @ 12:15 AM.