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Australian Survivor -- U.S. fans?

Are you a US Survivor fan but not feeling season 41? Some of us have found Australian Survivor on Paramount + and want a place to discuss. I feel bad that our chat about Australian Survivor took over the Survivor 41 thread a bit so decided to start this thread.

Even though the seasons aired in 2019, 2020, and earlier this year I've remained spoiler free, and am glad because I have been enjoying not knowing what's going to happen.

So for the time being let's keep it to general discussion about the series and players. And once a bunch of us have caught up, then we can open up the discussion more.

And of course, don't forget dreamy host Jonathan LaPaglia.

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by Anonymousreply 61December 3, 2021 11:04 PM

are they cute and nekkid?

by Anonymousreply 1November 4, 2021 11:53 PM

Lots of hot guys and unblurred butts.

by Anonymousreply 2November 4, 2021 11:54 PM

I’m still on the first season (well the first available on Paramount) and it’s so good, but shit, there’s a lot of contestants. Did US Survivor used to have 24 contestants per season?

ET is a hot daddy, and Shaun is just an absolute god. Mullet coal miner Johnno has a nice thick natural body.

I’m enjoying this a lot.

by Anonymousreply 3November 5, 2021 1:38 AM

ohhh, good. i'll have to check it out

dl can certainly be good for viewing suggestions.

by Anonymousreply 4November 5, 2021 1:41 AM

Beautiful, beautiful, Shaun Hampson.

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by Anonymousreply 5November 5, 2021 1:54 AM

Yeah all the men on Champions vs Contenders are attractive.

I like Harry too. He has that smile. 😈

by Anonymousreply 6November 5, 2021 1:59 AM

We're almost finished with Season 4 (with Shaun) and are enjoying it immensely. Pretty much the same set-up as the U.S. version, but much better done. Hot and more interesting contestants, better challenges, better cinematography, the whole shebang.

We've also noticed that the Aussies are generally much nicer and supportive of one another than the Americans...which I suppose comes as no surprise.

by Anonymousreply 7November 5, 2021 2:28 AM

Thanks OP, glad we can discuss this rather than the terrible current US season. I finished season 4 of Aussie a couple of days ago, actually teared up during the last few episodes, it was so good. Shaun is an absolute god, Jesus that man is beautiful. David is stunning too, even the second tier guys are hot. Started season 5, and there’s more near naked wrestling with more hot guys, it’s just as good as season 4.

by Anonymousreply 8November 5, 2021 5:12 AM

I watched Champions v Contenders 2 and All-Stars - both were great.

Started Brains vs. Brawn and there is one player who is just so frustrating. No spoilers - but still makes for good TV!

by Anonymousreply 9November 6, 2021 1:08 PM

Watched champions vs contenders, now finishing all stars.

Loving it so much.

David is so hot.

by Anonymousreply 10November 6, 2021 2:16 PM

I’m a little over half way through Champions vs. Contenders, and there is a contestant who I hate probably more than any other contestant ever. But that’s fun! I can’t remember the last time I even cared enough to hate anyone on US Survivor.

by Anonymousreply 11November 7, 2021 2:49 PM

Who R11?

Loving this franchise so much. Have one more season after all stars.

by Anonymousreply 12November 7, 2021 10:10 PM

Yeah, I am curious who R11 is referring to.

by Anonymousreply 13November 7, 2021 10:33 PM

David the “supermodel”

by Anonymousreply 14November 8, 2021 1:31 AM

I felt the same way on champions vs contenders about David but then he’s on the following season - all stars - and I love him. He really changed up his game and comes off much better.

by Anonymousreply 15November 8, 2021 2:14 AM

I really enjoy Australian Survivor but the dramatic music throughout is a bit distracting. Or is it just me? It just NEVER lets up. Also, they are significantly longer episodes than the American version, which I'm not sure is good or bad. Some of the tribal council scenes seem to go on for too long (challenges too). Those are just a few of my observations, but it really is a lot of fun to watch.

by Anonymousreply 16November 8, 2021 2:59 PM

I’ve gotten so used to the length r16 that now I find the American version so short. Agreed it’s much longer

by Anonymousreply 17November 8, 2021 3:06 PM

I'm not R11, but my vote for most-hated would have been vile Andy, who thought he was the mastermind of the game...

by Anonymousreply 18November 8, 2021 8:24 PM

Oh god yeah I hated Andy.

by Anonymousreply 19November 8, 2021 8:25 PM

Andy was so sweaty and desperate…and super creepy.

by Anonymousreply 20November 9, 2021 2:06 AM

While the episodes are longer - it does seem, at least for Champs v. Contenders that most of the challenges are a little more thought out and more involved than the US version. Also, exciting too - I thought the reward where they had to go head to head to see who could swim against the current in a rushing river the longest was a great challenge. Simple, but really exciting and not something you’d never see on the US version.

by Anonymousreply 21November 9, 2021 9:33 AM

I finally finished Champions vs. Contenders tonight! While it wasn’t the outcome I originally wanted, it was still satisfying. I know it’s from 2019, but I don’t want to spoil anything in case there might be some other converts here who might watch. I do wish I’d been able to watch it back then, because it has way more to discuss than current US Survivor.

Stupid Paramount + should reconsider the “upcoming episode” stills they use. I was spoiled with a few outcomes just from the episode preview images. Grrr.

All in all, just a fun and watchable experience. I especially loved Ross, Shaun, Johnno and Janine.

by Anonymousreply 22November 10, 2021 2:42 AM

Yeah I agree it definitely wasn’t the outcome I was expecting. but I was ultimately satisfied with the winner.

I’m also kind of obsessed with the idea of a Mexican Parma now and wants to try and make it.

by Anonymousreply 23November 10, 2021 3:46 AM

Watching the All Stars season now…not grabbed yet, but at least Locky, Zach, and Lee are hot.

by Anonymousreply 24November 11, 2021 6:32 AM

[quote] Watching the All Stars season now…not grabbed yet, but at least Locky, Zach, and Lee are hot.

I'm watching it now too. Lee is the definition of Hot Daddy. Although Lochy is hot, to me he's the poor man's Shaun Hamspon.

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by Anonymousreply 25November 11, 2021 1:38 PM

Shaun was the hottest

All stars took me longer to get into but I ended up liking it a lot.

Watching the outback one now and having trouble connecting.

by Anonymousreply 26November 11, 2021 2:18 PM

I almost felt guilty watching because of the lack of diversity. Aside from a couple indigenous/aboriginal contestants, there were maybe 3-4 people of color in the three seasons currently available on Paramount+. That would never float in the U.S.

by Anonymousreply 27November 11, 2021 2:25 PM

All-Stars too, a little for me to get into as well. I think because I only knew the Champs v. Contenders contestants. There wasn’t a lot of exposition at the beginning because they were already known to the Australian audience. Once I figured out who was who and some of the relationships, I was into it.

And I felt the finale was satisfying, despite the rando Australian Bachelor host.

About four episodes into Brains vs. Brawn. It was tough trying to keep everyone straight at first But I am enjoying, well except for George.

by Anonymousreply 28November 11, 2021 6:31 PM

Me too r28 I think we are on the same viewing schedule

by Anonymousreply 29November 11, 2021 6:47 PM

R27, so what about diversity? US Survivor is doing the ultra-diversity bit right now, and it is arguably the worst season ever. So the POC have all bunched up with their own little pod, as usual, and have helped make the whole series as boring and predictable as fuck. I'm glad the Aussies aren't all caught up in that shit.

by Anonymousreply 30November 11, 2021 7:44 PM

What r30 said. Exactly.

by Anonymousreply 31November 11, 2021 7:57 PM

David is not good looking enough to be a supermodel

by Anonymousreply 32November 11, 2021 8:24 PM

Well the camera certainly loves him. Shaun was more my type, but I’m not kicking David out of bed.

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by Anonymousreply 33November 11, 2021 10:21 PM

I don’t know anything about him, but Zach from All-Stars is so hot to me. I like tall, beefyish guys with boyish faces and dark eyes.

by Anonymousreply 34November 11, 2021 10:23 PM

Have you gotten to the part yet when Zach talked about his bird refuge? That made me love him even more.

by Anonymousreply 35November 11, 2021 10:25 PM

Not yet r35, but..hubba hubba.

by Anonymousreply 36November 11, 2021 10:40 PM

Ok, I’m starting to really enjoy this All Stars season.

My brain keeps wanting to ask “Why is Jamie Dornan on this show?” when I see Lockey.

How did that tubby fug AK get cast TWICE? He is super creepy.

by Anonymousreply 37November 13, 2021 3:43 AM

Of the women - I liked Shonee on all stars too. And Moana.

Lockie and David are hot as fuck. Was surprised Nick had a wife and kid - I assumed he was gay.

Tarzan grossed me out.

by Anonymousreply 38November 13, 2021 4:07 AM

I thought Nick was gay too! The wife and kid threw me.

Really like Shonee as well. And glad they brought Harry and David back for All-Stars.

by Anonymousreply 39November 13, 2021 10:15 AM

I was the one who posted earlier about hating David. Y’all were right. He’s more likable this season.

The DL Mole Troll would be triggered by that raisin Shonee has stuck on her.

by Anonymousreply 40November 13, 2021 12:49 PM

I’m on to season 6 (brains v brawn), still miles better than the US version. Many hot guys in particular Emmett with the tight bike shorts, what a gorgeous body that boy has. Simon in his speedo is a welcome sight as well. Have really enjoyed my foray into Survivor Australia, don’t know what I’ll do when I finish this most recent season.

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by Anonymousreply 41November 21, 2021 6:00 AM

We've really enjoyed it too. We just finished Season 4. We could not figure out why so many people seemed to dislike Daisy. She was one of our favorites.

by Anonymousreply 42November 21, 2021 5:23 PM

R41, I’ve now finished all the seasons available on Paramount. I didn’t like the last season as much, mainly because of creepy George. Emmett does indeed have a spectacular body. Good on him sporting those yellow biker shorts with his somewhat small package. I’m not a size queen so didn’t make him any less hot. Simon in his speedo is sexy…but no specimen is as impressive as “the horse” Shawn Hampson.

by Anonymousreply 43November 21, 2021 5:33 PM

I’m on episode 6 of brains vs brawn and George is intolerable.

by Anonymousreply 44November 23, 2021 10:52 PM

Agree R44 George is terrible, and I’ll always hate him for trying to vote every hot guy out. Once I’m done with this season I may have to rewatch season 4, just for Shaun and David alone.

by Anonymousreply 45November 25, 2021 5:04 AM

Finally finished season 4 (right choice but unfortunate like US version, attractive alpha male types get voted out b4 goats). Are available seasons 5 or 6 worth binging?

by Anonymousreply 46November 28, 2021 1:13 PM

R46 Season 5 is really good too, lots of gorgeous guys. Season 6 has a lot of eye candy too, but the above mentioned George is really intolerable, but it’s good to have a villain sometimes. Definitely try season 5, you won’t regret it, sometimes it seems like soft core gay porn.

by Anonymousreply 47November 29, 2021 12:13 AM

There’s a good reason Emmett from season 6 is so attractive, he was a Wilhelmina model. I knew there was something about him.

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by Anonymousreply 48November 29, 2021 1:02 AM

Thanks for recco r47. Cumulative eye candy on S5 > S4 (even w/Shaun), and would the US version show a male contestant clearly adjusting his VPL on TV?

by Anonymousreply 49November 29, 2021 4:54 PM

We are currently on Season 5 and are both enchanted by Shonnie. What a doll, and hilarious as well.

by Anonymousreply 50November 30, 2021 7:23 PM

I just finished season 4 and am obsessed with Shaun Hampson. It's not just his handsome face, endearing smile, impressive athleticism, and rocking body; it's his quiet confidence, which is sexy as hell!

by Anonymousreply 51December 1, 2021 10:30 PM

I agree, r51. On the seasons I watched there were other hot guys, but Shaun is just BEYOND. He is just the complete package.

by Anonymousreply 52December 2, 2021 2:46 AM

Agree on Shawn Hampson.

by Anonymousreply 53December 2, 2021 6:34 PM

I'm finishing Brains v. Brawn (weakest season by far) and agree - Shaun is beyond. BEAUTIFUL man.

by Anonymousreply 54December 2, 2021 6:38 PM

Survivor New Zealand Season 2 and Survivor South Africa season 8 are coming to Paramount + on December 15

by Anonymousreply 55December 2, 2021 9:07 PM

Oh thank god R55. I need a new fix.

by Anonymousreply 56December 2, 2021 9:29 PM

Great news r55!

by Anonymousreply 57December 3, 2021 12:37 AM

It is hilarious to me that there were women called “Flick” on back to back seasons of this. Is that a common nickname in Australia?

by Anonymousreply 58December 3, 2021 12:39 AM

Simon is HOT

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by Anonymousreply 59December 3, 2021 12:40 AM

Enjoying All-Stars more than prior season, now if I can only be sent to Exile Island w/ Zach & hot daddy Lee for a triple decker reward

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by Anonymousreply 60December 3, 2021 5:49 PM

We're in the middle of All Stars and frankly sick of David and his antics. They might as well called it "The David Season".

by Anonymousreply 61December 3, 2021 11:04 PM
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