It’s official. I’m starting a petition to change the name of Australian Survivor. I’m thinking something simple, to the point and blatantly obvious.
Like Scheme Island.
Because it’s getting ridiculous that we are three episodes in and there is LITTLE TO NO actual surviving going down.
Sure, these people are stranded on a tropical island (aka Samoa).
Sure, they’ve had to build their shelter out of sticks and attempt to start a fire with some sort of stone thing (I think it’s called a ‘flint’. I’ve heard the word ‘flint’ repeated over and over so I’m going to assume that’s right).
They’ve battled through wind and rain and some sort of weird high tide that looked more like a camp was set wayyyy too close to the shore than some catastrophic tsunami-type event.
But, it seems the guys and girls on the Aussie reincarnation of the show are spending more time scheming and plotting against each other than actually, you know, attempting to survive in the big scary wilderness.
Also, there are too many physical-based challenges going on. And too many puzzles. We've already had two puzzle challenges and that's far too many for my liking.
Look, I don't mind the whole 'climbing over wooden hills and jumping on a net' thing (because ABS), but the show is lacking the one thing that makes Survivor such compelling viewing: those disgusting food challenges.
This is NOT a food challenge, guys. Post continues after video.
We came close in a recent episode, when one team attempted to catch and cook a sea cucumber. There was some oozing. And gagging. But it was only a tiny glimpse into the greatness that is the 'Survivor Smorgasbord' challenge.