Thank you Forest Gump for giving us one of everyone's favourite lines in cinematic history - because "life" has many connotations (like sports is life to athletes, reality TV is life to me) you can swap out life for so many words or phrases. Let's play with that and say "Reality TV is like a box of chocolate. You never know what you're gonna get." Tonight CBS opens up a Pot Of Gold for the world to share, and I'm calling the creamy caramels!
The previews for Survivor: Philippines have focused 100% on the three returning castaways: Michael Skupin (Australian Outback), Jonathan Penner (Cook Islands and Micronesia), and Russell Swan (Samoa). They're back because they never got to finish due to injuries, and it's time for some of their own redemption. Returning castaways are becoming the new coconut chocolates - good in concept but leave them too long in the box and people are trying to get a bite of one so they can spit it out. I love returnees as much as any Survivor fan, but with rumours that season 26 is another fans versus favourites I want to see some new characters emerge.
Big Brother 14 ends tonight and it's down to Dan, Danielle and Ian. Fans are speculating over who will get the win. Jokersupdates.com posts its survey of who will win the game, how the jury will vote, and who we want to see get the grand (and America's Choice) prize. I am hoping beyond hope that Ian, my juicy white chocolate treat, gets the $500Gs with Dan coming second - any three I am happy to see win, but Ian has been my treat of the season! Dan is the cherry chocolate that, along with coconut, has gotten bitter the longer it sits in the box.
Who knows? Like a box of Pot of Gold chocolates, we may be surprised by an all caramel premiere or finale. But there is always a few nuts along the way, because what is reality TV if not surprisingly delicious.