Well, another season has begun and it's time to call the Survivor Fan Tribe to council! Looks like it could be an interesting season. *** Spoliers ahead! Don't read if you haven't watched! I don't know anyones names yet, so I have the Survivor site open too, so I can find the names of them to accompany the descriptions. I like Bob, (the spunky older fellow.) It looks like everyone there loves Bob too. Bob's tribe seems to be a good natured bunch. They get along and work well together. They chose a good strong group. Gillian, (the older woman), was also a good natured gal, but unfortunately didn't have the strength to match her character. And Randy, (head bandage guy) had it out for her from the start. Perky never works well in this game. I am not sure what this group was thinking when they chose team members. Crystal was a wise choice, but for her to pick a fellow Mom... that's not going to help win races. If they are looking for friends, they should join a book club. The idea is to pick STRONG players. Then they voted off Michelle, (bad attitude girl), one of the fastest ones up the hill in the beginning. They should have kept her for a while. I wonder how long Crystal, (the Olympic Gold Medalist), will be able to keep her secret. So far she doesn't stand out as a champion runner. Especially when she needed help climbing the hill. (Yep, blame it on the 10 lb shoes.) But given time, once they have a few speed competitions, it will become obvious that she is a threat, whether they know about her champion status or not. I am enjoying Charlie, (the gay Lawyer), and Marcus, (the cute Doctor)... Charlie's straight-boy crush. In spite of their different persuasions, they seem to be pretty tight buddies already. Poor Charlie, it must be rough, especially when Marcus is prancing around in his tight boxer briefs. Why would these guys show up for Survivor in dress clothes? And the girls in dresses? They must make the contestants think they are going out for a nice dinner - and spring the start of the game on them unexpectedly. If I was trying out for this show, I would always dress in many layers, for every level of the elimination rounds beforehand - just to be prepared. G.C. (the unwillingly appointed leader) - whatever made them choose HIM, the most insecure dude in the bunch? Not to mention how he just sat there and rested during the challenge while everyone was digging. They want THIS guy to lead them? I don't think anyone else wanted to volunteer and risk standing out as the "strong leader" stereotype. So they just coaxed GC into the position. Jeff Probst had a lot to do with pressuring them into it too. I think it was Dan, (another Lawyer), who got sent to Exile Island. I'm not sure if Dan is as smart as he thinks he is. The clue said ACROSS the water, bla bla bla... so he starts looking IN the water. ???!!! It seemed to me that if he would have just walked a bit further, he would have come to the obvious sand pit. Maybe they just made it LOOK close by in the editing. The two teams seem so unmatched. One team is doing well in the competitions and get along great. The other team, not so much. I have a feeling there is going to be a team re-mix on the horizon... just about the time the successful team gets comfortable. Anyone else watching this season?