Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm a survivor?

I doubt I've ever followed or finished a whole season of Survivor. Someone once told me that the show is like a micro simulator of the real world. In fact, I think Survivor was the very first reality TV show that took off.

However, isn't Survivor the total opposite of the real world?

20 people get stranded in an island, and the ultimate goal is to outwit, outplay, and outlast everyone else? And then the winner gets $1 million? So the best survivor in the world is the one who's got shit loads of money, stranded on an island with NO friends? The means to survive in our world (money) is totally mismatched with the show's world (not money).

How did we get convinced that it was a feasible idea? For 20 seasons?