Survivor Thoughts, 30 Rock Goes Live Tonight, 90210, - October 14, 2010
Last night's Survivor had a major mixup on the game. I always love when the ones that think they have it all figured out suddenly get that reality check. Marty was riding high with his game play being in that leadership role and then it was all mixed up. The tribes were switched and the younger and older tribes are no more. After a random draw, Brenda and Holly were declared captains and were able to pick from the other tribe on who they wanted. Brenda chose Jane, Marty, and Jill to bring over to La Flor. Anybody else always think Sawyer when they hear the name La Flor? Yes, still having Lost withdrawal. Back to Survivor. Holly chooses Ben, Chase, Alina, and Naonka for Espada. The first challenge between the new tribes was a reward challenge which was won in a close one by Espada. So, what did we learn about the differences in the tribes? The younger crew was absolutely not used to all the rules and routines that the older crew had come up with. The funny thing was that some of the older crew loved learning that the younger crew didn't have set plans on what they did every day. LOL. At Espada's camp, Tyrone started rubbing people wrong when he started setting down the plans of what they did every day and the rules that went along with it. He also clashed with them on decisions including whether to eat the chicken. He didn't want to but was outvoted. When they were eating, the others weren't happy when they saw that he ended up eating the most out of all of them. Naonka had a major breakdown after the weather and conditions got to be too much for her. Espada ends up losing the immunity challenge and it appeared that Naonka would go home. She was ready to go home and seemed to expect it. The tribe had something else in mind and that was blindsiding Tyrone and sending him home instead. So, the tribe took a chance. I never know what to think about sending a stronger competitor home instead of sending one home that is done and just ready to go home. One of those "don't you need to keep the tribe stronger" kind of moments. We'll see how it plays out for Espada though. The medallion is now out of the game which I'm happy about happening. I felt it just made the challenges boring.
Tonight is the live 30 Rock episode. They will be doing two live shows performing for both parts of the country depending on time zones. Tune in tonight at 7:30pm central time on NBC. The episode should increase ratings with people curious to see how it all turns out.
This week's 90210 was a good episode. Just had a nice pacing to it. The pacing of it led me to believe that this plan by Silver to frame the teacher was not going to end well. I just had this feeling of that this is not going to wrap up in a quick after thought in the last few minutes of the show. Silver and crew went too far overboard with the plan and got caught. Dixon avoided a major health scare but messed up his relationship in the process. I have learned one thing about Dixon over this series run. This character always makes bad decisions. He breaks up with Ivy BEFORE he even knows anything. However, I do think it needs to be outlawed that doctors have calls made to you to say "hey, we need you to come in" but not giving any results over the phone. Just leaves you on it to go stir crazy for a night to only be told you're ok. Anyway, I couldn't think of many good decisions that Dixon has made over the three seasons. I liked the stuff with Annie and her mom dealing with the money situation. Good episode overall.