Funny thing is, I had actually stopped watching it for a while – up until about halfway through, I had chalked this season up as one of the worst seasons of the show. But somehow things kicked into gear and now you’ve got to consider this, in fact, one of the best.
Congratulations go to Kansas City’s own Earl, of course, who won the million, but everyone and their dog knows that Yau-Man by all accounts was the better player and should have won. And what can I say about Dreamz – within one episode he goes from a mildly annoying wild card to one of the most hated “Survivor” contestants ever. And this is a show that has spawned both Richard Hatch and Boston Rob onto the pop-culture landscape.
Please spare me the twaddle about Dreamz knowing exactly what he was doing from day one; Dreamz couldn’t tell you what he had for breakfast that morning without lying about it. I will admit that the man in all probability thought he was telling the truth in his own mind, but unlike Dreamz, we have things like short-term memory and TiVo to prove to us that he just says whatever comes out of his mouth without thinking about it. Dreamz will probably charm some third-string cable network to give him his own show by this time next season. Good luck to him, I guess.