Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
Previously! On Survivor!
Yes, our content distraction this evening is (in part) the stalwart mainstay of broadcast television, CBS’s Survivor. This is season 40 of the show (since it airs twice a year, more or less).
It has a lot of that comfortable-old-shoe component, with a host and format largely familiar, if aged by the 20 years of airings. It’s also a weekly show that is taped on a far-off island significantly before air dates. In this case, we’re watching TV recorded in June of last year.
So it goes without saying, it’s a story with a lot of people in very close circumstances on a far-off island in a time before pandemic.
Yeah, kinda nice to divert. Kinda nice to pretend for 45 minutes or so that’s the reality in the world.
But we know better.