I’m incredibly excited about something I never really thought I would be excited about.
I watch quite a few shows–or parts of shows–that involve live studio audiences. The various late-night talk shows, the season finales of competitions like Top Chef and American Ninja Warrior, some sitcoms, the Super Bowl, etc.
Only a handful of times have I been watching one of those shows and though, “I wish I were there.” I think this stems from my desire to watch things from the comfort of my home, at my own pace, with a fully edited experience and without crowds. I like it that way.
But then a friend revealed that his brother helps to execute the season finale of Survivor.
I love Survivor. It’s 37th season just began, and I’m just as enamored by it–if not even more so–as I was in 1999 for the first season.
At the end of each season, there is a 3-hour episode that about 400 people get to experience live with the host and the contestants. The first 2 hours are mostly filmed footage from the contestants’ last few days on the island. After that, it transitions into a reunion show where the winner is revealed and Jeff Probst talks to the contestants about their experience.
It’s peak entertainment for a Survivor fan like me. And this season, I WILL BE AT THE FINALE.
That’s right. My friend was able to get me 2 tickets to the finale (I’m going with an old high school friend, another huge Survivor fan). I’ll be traveling to Los Angeles in mid-December.
If you haven’t watched Survivor, maybe now is the time to give it a try. Maybe you’ll even catch a glimpse of me on camera at the finale!
Is there any TV show or season finale that you’d like to watch live?