Survivor - Worlds Apart is upon us, which means that we are looking at the most diverse cross section of attorneys, law enforcement officers, and beauty queens/models that California, New York and Florida have to offer.
Twists this season include tribes being divided between "white collar," "blue collar," and "no collar" players. Jeff Probst is also promising another "new advantage in the game," but I guess we won't know that is until the show actually airs.
Perhaps the best news of all was is there's no returning players this season, which must mean that Russell Hantz and the rest of his family are either in jail or still recovering from the start of the NASCAR season.
Actually, I'm pretty relieved that CBS did not cast another member of the Hantz klan (and when I use the term klan, I mean it literally), because we're about one or two more of them away from having enough of those little inbred rednecks to form their own damn tribe called "Oompa Loompa."
Fortunately, we're safe from having to experience that reality show...At least for now.
THE WHITE COLLARS
Carolyn Rivera - A 52-year-old corporate executive from Tampa Bay.
|Carolyn Rivera: There's a certain age where you just need to stop wearing a spray tan.|
Pros: She's in relatively good shape, at least for her age.
Cons: She's old, she's a type-A personality, and she's originally from Queens...She won't last long.
Joaquin Souberbielle - A 27-year-old marketing director from New York.
|Joaquin Souberbielle: There's no sex in the champagne room...Or the tribe's shelter.|
Pros: Joaquin announced in his bio that he's "Taking his talents to Survivor," which obviously worked out well for LeBron James.
Cons: He's a white guy with an Asian tattoo on his side, which is the barbed wire/Native American armband of the new millennium.
Max Dawson - A 37-year-old media consultant from California.
|Max Dawson - The "Ph.D. stands for Douchebag of Philosophy.|
Pros: He once taught a class on Survivor at Northwestern University, so he obviously knows the game.
Cons: He insists on putting the title "Ph.D. after his name, which pretty much tells you all you need to know about him.
Shirin Oskooi - A 31-year-old Yahoo! executive from San Francisco
|Shirin Oskooi: This is what happens when society enacts "anti-bullying" laws.|
Pros: Her claim to fame is helping make the Yahoo! Calendar the No. 1 online calendar.
Cons: This is Survivor, not a make believe world like it is working at Yahoo! or Google.
So Kim - A 31-year-old retail buyer from Long Beach, CA.
|So Kim recently divorced her husband and went on Survivor.|
Pros: So just got divorced last year, so she's clearly has something to prove to her ex by going on the show.
Cons: So is the most likely candidate to screw up her game by hooking up on the show.
Tyler Fredrickson - A 33-year-old ex-talent agent assistant from Los Angeles.
|Tyler Fredrickson: Everyone knows that Bill Parcells just loved kickers!|
Pros: Tyler once kicked the game winning field goal for Cal against then No. 3 USC on national TV.
Cons: He's tried out seven different professional football teams, but never made it in the NFL.
THE BLUE COLLARS
Dan Foley - A 47-year-old postal worker from Maine.
|Dan "Danimal" Foley: If you wear jean shorts, I get the feeling that you might be a little bit overwhelmed by this whole "Survivor" thing.|
Pros: He claims to be good with people because he's a landlord.
Cons: Almost everyone hates their landlord.
Kelly Remington - A 44-year-old state trooper from New York.
Mike Holloway - A 38-year old oil-driller from Texas.