OK, let's think about this realistically and give bonus points to eye candy, we'll force them in somewhere no matter what (which is how many an All-Star was cast to begin with (Amber, Candice, Danielle, etc.). I'll be ignoring the people who would obviously never come back (Colleen, Greg, etc.)
So let's start with people I would enjoy/not mind seeing again:Philippines
Kat's kind of amusing
Chelsea if we need hotnessSouth Pacific
Rick's Moustache (not the rest of him, just the 'stache)Redemption Island
Maybe Mike, we'll see if he's neededNicaragua
Brenda if we need an emergency jump in hotness
Tracy (stretching things as she was out early)China
And I have a weird fascination with Boo, so let's mention himCook Islands
I like Becky, dammit.
Yul, obviously.Exile Island
Bob Dawg in a severe emergency
Also, screw it, Misty, who I still think is the single hottest woman the show's ever castGuatemala
So want to invite Eliza despite her All-Star appearancePearl Islands
So that's a bunch of names.
Bob Dawg (emergency)
The heroes team with Yul and Malcolm is already pretty athletic, so let's find two relatively unathletic heroes:
Fishbach, Brian; this eliminates Mike from consideration. Also Frosti.
As for the villains
Let's say Chris is a villain, as is Dave Ball. Then we'll add Ian for some athleticism and claim that he totally betrayed Tom so is a villain (the show's justifications are bullshit, so so are mine). Probably want one more athletic dude to be a villain. Sooooo Troy,Gregg or Boo? Let's go Troy, as he fits the theme better.
Now, women (19):
OK, so, we need hot chicks, as this is Survivor. Probably a minimum of four:
Qualifiers: Andrea, Natalie, Brenda, Danni (at least if you don't let her near makeup), Chelsea, Kat; Misty if it was absolutely needed; I don't think it is. I'd even rather see her than Brenda, Kat, or Chelsea, but she was third out...
Natalie stole the win from the show's favorite Russell? Or was allied with Russell? Let's even things out.
Then who else do we want cast:
Michelle (the show owes her)
This is skewing super young, so let's add:
Taj (who I like more than Twila)
Giving us a team of heroes of:
I don't like that, among other things, the heroes are loaded for challenges
. Andrea/Danni/Kim would absolutely dominate. Erinn and Peih-Gee are no slouches, but this is unfair. Let's decide that Kim is a villain arbitrarily. And we'll make Taj a hero in return.
Yul (Cook Islands)
Andrea (Redemption Island)
Kim (One World)
Dave Ball (Samoa)
Troy (One World)
Maybe some issues with pre-existing alliances on the Heroes, but whatever. I think the Heroes are also a little too strong in challenges, with Yul and Malcolm being the two most athletic guys and Andrea and Danni being the most athletic women. I'll deal with that. Also I didn't really go with equal opportunity eye candy so ladies are stuck with Yul and Malcolm, basically. Also Ian if you're into super tall nerds.
Edited by enlightenedbum, Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:11 AM.