Here’s the first preview of the upcoming Survivor: Samoa season:
Although I’m usually excited about any new season of Survivor, this one looks to be special in more ways than one. With promises of the “biggest villian ever”, another lush tropical venue, and the ever-present scheming we’re in for a lot of fun. In fact, according to a relative of mine in the country, one of the reasons for the selection of Samoa for this destination is the proximity to full-on luxury accomodations for Jeff Probst and the crew just a few feet away at Aggie Grey’s Lagoon Beach Resort, at Satuimalufilufi.
Of course, Jeff Probst’s announcement of the new location back in May could have foretold a greater Survivor moment than any we’ve seen before:
“Deep in the exotic waters of the South Pacific, 18 strangers will be abandoned on the rugged islands of Samoa, a tropical paradise straight from Robert Louis Stevenson’s legendary tale, Treasure Island,”
“This majestic land of towering waterfalls, mysterious rainforests, and a fierce warrior culture will be the castaways’ home for 39 days. Forced to work together, they must learn to adapt or they will be voted out.”
Here’s another side story we won’t hear about: The people of Samoa are now facing an edict to drive on the other side of the road, ala Australia and New Zealand:
“Sometime in the early morning hours of Sept. 7, residents of this small Pacific island nation will stop their cars, take a deep breath, and do something most people would think is suicidal: Start driving on the other side of the road.
Samoa is about to become what’s believed to be the first nation since the 1970s to order its drivers to switch from one side of the road to the other. That’s spawned an islandwide case of road rage.”
Perhaps our American castaways are better off secluded from the “fierce warrior culture” for a few months as they are “Forced to work together” and “must learn to adapt”.
I think I’d rather be with the American castaways in this case. Might be a lot safer.