Why Survivor is Still Popular

Ok, maybe I am not such a loser for liking Survivor so much.

Being stranded on an island… has, … fallen aside as the game play between the 16 or 18 contestants has become the focus.

That is not television for morons. While there is plenty of hot flesh to ogle and two adrenaline-spiking challenges to watch each week, the interaction between the contestants as they vie for $1 million offers the ultimate play-at-home experience. “The Amazing Race” takes us on a fantastic, educational, exceptionally well-produced roller coaster ride, but we’re mostly just along for the ride. And “The Apprentice” leaves the decision-making up to an often irrational megalomaniac.

I could never get into the Amazing Race or the Apprentice.