So hey, bumping this back up because I *finally* got round to finishing Australia and now have watched Africa, too. Australia - Knowing that Amber gets brought back is bizarre, because why the hell would you bring her back for anything based off this performance. Anyway, I probably wanted Elisabeth to win. I also LITERALLY JUST NOW discovered she's Elisabeth Hasselbeck and now I feel kind of dirty for wanting that. Jerri is great as the villain and I probably would have had her going much further, but she kind of screwed herself over ultimately. Everything I've seen too suggests Tina is amazing as a character and deserved winner, but...eh? She's good and certainly plays her strategy pretty well, but I don't really see what makes her better than Hatch, for example. She's very bland apart from the fact she plays the strategy well too. I suppose it helps she's against Colby, whose personality is "dislikes Jerri" and "jock"? But, yeah. Africa - Okay, so two things:
1. Lex is awesome
2. WHY THE HELL DID KIM TAKE ETHAN TO THE FINAL TWO!?
I mean, how stupid do you have to be? If Kim took Lex to the jury, then guaranteed she'd have had Kelly, Kim and Teresa's vote. Then it would have just been Frank and I get the feeling he'd have leaned more towards Kim than he would have Lex. Anyway, Ethan's just Colby but less good at challenges and more bland (I mean, he literally rides in to victory on Lex and Tom's back, pretty much). This is easily my favourite season of the 3, though. Pre-merge is great, with Clarence's cherries, crazy Linda, Silas' downfall in the swap episode, Lindsay failing to make it past merge thanks to the "L" sign, Brandon being an absolute dick and also getting his comeuppance, Lex's meltdown over the "other" vote for him (also, I love T-Bird)...just great. Really, really enjoyable and probably more so because I honestly wasn't 100% sure who was going to win.
So, yeah. On to Marquesas. I hear that there's a guy from Boston in it. Sure he'll never come up again.
(Also, yeah, people need to talk to me about Australia / Africa plz).