Well, my new favorite Survivor
, Melinda, got the boot last week. Again, I must say--rats!
TV Guide On-Line has a Q&A with Melinda that you can read here
, if you're interested.
One thing I would find fascinating about a reality TV show is how they edit down three days of footage into one hour of television. I'd love to watch an episode of a show with someone who was on it and find out the scoop behind the scenes of what also happened that we never saw. I mean, sure there are going to be some times that are not compelling viewing such as watching them collect firewood or sleeping, but I do wonder what kind of liberties are taken with the footage in order to create a storyline for an episode.
And if you're interested, Melinda has her very own web site
. (And she's also got a blog
about her experiences.) I found it last week and all I can say is--honey, call me. That web site needs some help! (I just don't care for the swirling photos flash animation).
posted by Michael Hickerson at 2/16/2006 09:20:00 AM