If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/12/20

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

It’s been 20 years (the show premiered in May 2000) and 40 seasons of Survivor. That seems crazy, doesn’t it? What’s even crazier is that tonight, 20 of the previous winners are back to compete for not $1 but $2 million! If you’ve been around since the beginning, you’re going to recognize many of the names, but if you’re like me and haven’t watched in a big handful of seasons, you won’t recognize some of them too.

First, here’s a list of the competing players:

Adam Klein (28), Winner of “Millennials vs. Gen-X” (2016); Amber Mariano (40), Winner of “All-Stars” (2004); Ben Driebergen (36), Winner of “Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers” (2017); Danni Boatwright (43), Winner of “Guatemala” (2005); Denise Stapley (48), Winner of “Philippines” (2012); Ethan Zohn (45), Winner of “Africa” (2001); Jeremy Collins (41), Winner of “Second Chance” (2015); Kim Spradlin-Wolfe (36), Winner of “One World” (2012); Michele Fitzgerald (29), Winner of “Kaôh Rōng” (2016); Natalie Anderson (33), Winner of “San Juan del Sur” (2014); Nick Wilson (28), Winner of “David vs. Goliath” (2018); Parvati Shallow (36), Winner of “Fans vs. Favorites” (2008); Rob Mariano (43), Winner of “Redemption Island” (2011); Sandra Diaz-Twine (44), Winner of “Pearl Islands” (2003) & “Heroes vs. Villains” (2010); Sarah Lacina (34), Winner of “Game Changers” (2017); Sophie Georgina Clarke (29), Winner of “South Pacific” (2011); Anthony “Tony” Vlachos (45), Winner of “Cagayan” (2014); Tyson Apostol (39), Winner of “Blood vs. Water” (2013); Wendell Holland (35), Winner of “Ghost Island” (2018); & Yul Kwon (44), Winner of “Cook Islands” (2006).

If you read that list closely, yes, you’ll have noticed both Boston Rob AND his wife Amber are playing. I’m super excited about that. I love them both. But my pick has to be Ethan Zohn, who I remember watching and rooting for during the Africa season. He is a soccer guy, and my brother and sister both grew up playing soccer, so I was drawn to him from the beginning, and he was just a nice guy. Since his season, he survived cancer, so he’s feeling super lucky and happy to be back. I wasn’t thrilled about Parvati, although I read an interview where she talked about how much she’s changed since her season, and I was pretty happy about that until I saw another clip of her and it sounded like same old, same old. Another one I’m super not happy about being back is Sandra, who has already won twice. It isn’t that I care that she’s won twice, but it’s how she won. I know, I know… My like of Boston Rob to the contrary, I like to root for the players who play fairly, do well on the challenges, and don’t backstab their way through the game. And yes, I’m well aware that’s part of how the game is played! LOL But it doesn’t have to be. *shrug* Regardless, it should be a lot of fun being back with some of our favorite previous winners and seeing how they handle the new twists and turns that have cropped up since their original time on the show.

On tonight’s 2-hour episode, “Greatest of the Greats,” former champions battle it out in a classic Survivor challenge to ring in their first immunity win, while also navigating an all-new twist involving fire tokens.

Don’t miss seeing how this hopefully epic season begins tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Chicago Med, The Goldbergs, Schooled, America’s Top Dog, Chicago Fire, Guy’s Grocery Games, Modern Family, Lego Masters, Single Parents, 68 Whiskey, Chicago PD, Criminal Minds, & Stumptown.

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