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Thu Sep 22, 2016, 09:58 AM

'Survivor' Season 33 begins - 'Millennials vs. Gen X' *SPOILER*

So apropos!

For the first time ever, the "cast" was evacuated from their unfinished shelters on the first night because a storm was coming!

No word on if they stayed in Jeff Probst's basement for the night!

You 'boomers' know why I'm laughing! I guess we're too old to do anything but watch!

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Reply 'Survivor' Season 33 begins - 'Millennials vs. Gen X' *SPOILER* (Original post)
yallerdawg Sep 2016 OP
eShirl Sep 2016 #1
True Dough Sep 2016 #2
LynneSin Sep 2016 #3
Phentex Sep 2016 #4
BlueSpot Sep 2016 #5

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 10:43 AM

1. Why is that funny?

full disclosure, I'm a boomer/gen x cusp person

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 02:09 PM

2. They're really stretching for ways to make this long-running series novel

Millennials vs. Gen X this season? I gave up on Survivor about 8 years ago. There aren't any new wrinkles that could bring me back... unless they had produced a season before the election and made it Dems vs. Republicans. Team Hillary vs. Team Donald. That would have led to me tuning in.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 02:53 PM

3. I gave up after 8 seasons

The first season was Epic but it went all downhill from there. I still remember that first season when they cook and ate rat. That I would watch again!

Now they make it too easy. I think I watched the first 2 all-stars because some of my favorites were in there. I adore Sandra Diaz-Twine, the only person to win twice! She proved you don't have to be in amazing shape or some young-in to win the game. Just have to say whatever it takes to make sure your name isn't on the ballot. The fact she did it twice was pretty impressive.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 03:41 PM

4. I read they took them to base camp...

where the crew stays. They put all of them in one room with nothing, no food, bedding, etc. and had crew keep an eye on them so they wouldn't talk strategy during that time. Sounds miserable but better than dying outside.

Also, I think they are stretching the Gen X ages. I thought 63/64 was the tail end of the baby boomers.

I think Millennials get a bad rap. It's a different world so naturally they are going to approach it in a different way.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 10:34 PM

5. A couple of thoughts...

Full disclosure: I am a Boomer though close to the end of that generation.

They sure all fell into place and started flinging barbs as soon as Jeff defined the season as a competition between generations. As a Boomer, that example of lockstep conformity was a yuck. Too much social media or something else?

When did Generation X become the generation that was used to hard work? That's not how I remember it. Maybe they just mean relative to millennials. But I have a couple of millennial intern working for me and can't complain about the work ethic I'm getting. So I guess maybe we need to recognize a stereotype for what it is.

I don't have the names down yet - you know, being old and demented . But I want to say something about that guy on the Millennial tribe that started the fire. Instant hero to his tribe with that. Yet he said (I think it was him) he never thought of himself as a millennial and thought he was too old to be with them. If he can keep that lock with his current tribe, he will be able to identify with the folks on the other tribe after the merge. He could be uniquely positioned to win if he can forge solid relationships with both groups. I think I'm going to try and pick him for my Survivor pool.

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