A segment from the reality show "Survival" of Network 13, in which the contestant Gal Rubin talks about the exit process in her question (Network 13)
This time Guy Shikar was eliminated, even with the advantage he got from Magal Robin (the X-ray, as she calls herself) apparently because he said the right thing on the carpet, which is: "Wow, full skinny", which is a boomer compliment, but one that always works .
There's a lot going on in the season, but even so it's one of the most boring ever.
In fact, there are happenings - betrayals, lies, fights, alliances that are forged and broken.
Aviran found the immunity statuette and didn't tell anyone about it, Natasha said she converted to Islam, and Maya has a cute, blond Jorah bit.
On the other hand, the events don't really move anyone, neither on the island nor among the viewers, and regardless of who is eliminated, it doesn't really move anyone.
In this season I feel as if I am watching a season of tasks, in which the emotional dimension does not really exist.
It seems to have all the right data - everyone looks very good and above, two thirds of the cast are young up to the age of 30, and the adults of the season are also light, and speak the language, not too boomers, and with a reasonable dose of desire to be considered young combined with the required parental attitude.
In my opinion, the problem is that to produce interesting content, you need interesting people.
Interesting people are complex people, those who have been through a few things, and not those who hatched the second time from the egg emoji, and all they know is to recite all versions of the World PC Convention in three languages - English, Hebrew and the hashtag.
Guy Shikar (photo: screenshot, network 13)
It's not that they aren't smart.
They are simply very young, and what can they have to say?
What will they do, replace social agendas that they are not really convinced of?
What can happen here on an emotional level with people whose specialty is living in front of the camera, and who are in complete control of how they move, sound and look in every waking moment?
These 20-somethings are the most calculated and underrated generation that has ever existed - they have so many codes and restrictions on speech, conduct and beliefs, which go well with the hysterical affection for groups, and so little love for the authentic individual.
They are not really connected to themselves, and therefore not developed enough to become interesting people.
At least not yet.
There are developed people at this age, but they are usually people who have gone through things alone, come out the other side with a tooth and an eye (yes, I'm with you, that's how this phrase is used) but are at peace with the result, and they are relatively rare.
Development at a young age is a direct result of breakdowns, repairs, falls and rises - a "correct" and comfortable life produces good soldiers, but lacks flight and lacks vision.
Even the people among them who went through worse things than a socially difficult year in high school, have not yet completed the processing and have not developed into complexity.
With mature people like Guy Shikar and Alit Mosioff, the chance of finding complexity was greater, but here other things are missing, and although both are cute in their own way - their level of intelligence is similar to that of the young people in the tribe.
Actually the only one this season that I trust in understanding situations and reading rooms (tents, what ever) is Casey.
She is the only one there who is smart enough to always find the right dose so as not to threaten too much, and who has enough determination and the ability to see the game really as it is without falling into all the clichés and identity crises every time someone needs to be tricked or when you are being tricked.
Unlike Sahar, for example, who thought he was going on a military operation but his whole worldview collapsed when he realized he had been put to sleep, she is the only one who does not look for excuses for her actions and does not kneel under the burden of guilt. You cannot play this game when you are consumed by guilt, because guilt Makes you an easy victim of emotional manipulations, magnetizes claims to you, and pushes you into corners where you have to defend your values, and win the competition of the most honest person in the game, instead of a game - where honesty is a stumbling block, and pangs of conscience are a limitation.
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Survival (photo: screenshot, network 13)
I've noticed that all the guilt eaters in the game are the ones who repeat the "my values" speech and the "it's just a game" speech the most.
How many more times will we have to hear the phrase "I play the game as I am, honestly, with values" for all its derivatives?
And the disclaimer of those people after they participate in some move: "You have to remember that it's just a game."
Whoever says this a lot is probably trying to convince himself that what he is revealing about himself is not the truth.
The developed person should know that this is not "just a game" even if you met specifically to play a game.
These are still people who behave the way they do, and the truth comes out of them, no matter if they were kicked out by surviving or fired from their job - sorry, they have lost followers.
In survival, people are exposed for who they are, for better or for worse - and there is no such thing as "in real life I am a reliable person, ask everyone".
It's just that in real life you manage to hide your moves better, that's all.
This is the truth, and you have to accept it first, and only then make moves, knowing that this is a game that brings out completely real things, and judging by the constant storms in the seasonal WhatsApp group, they are not only real, they are also quite painful.
Shikar's ouster won't change the vibe of the season much, even though he shouldn't have been ousted now - after all, he's on good terms with Casey who runs things, a friend of Guy's, and generally okay with everyone.
Except for Maya, who turns out to have had an ongoing beef with Shikar about her "short fuse", there was no reason to oust him - it was a circumstantial ouster that had more to do with the fact that Sahar won the personal immunity task, and Guy Rosen already had a chain because he switched tribes - and therefore This time they actually decided who would be kicked out.
I have no doubt that if the decision was in Casey's hands, Alicia would have gone home this time, no matter how much Lie tried to protect her.
What's ironic is that Shikar is the one who fiercely defended Alit always, and yet she doesn't seem to care that he was kicked out, and we haven't seen her try to fight for him.
At the tribal council she looked at him with her one expression - something between a disgusted smile and the smell of carrion, and recited the immortal words "nothing to do, dis is the game".
But it didn't happen,