Sunday, February 11, 2001
Reality Check Recap
Here's a brief synopsis of who and what developed or didn't on recent prime-time reality programsfeaturing Tristate residents. Last week's offerings: The Mole (8 p.m. Tuesday, Channel 9), Temptation Island (9 p.m. Wednesday, Channel 19) and Survivor (8 p.m. Thursday, Channel 12).
Mole: Second again to CBS' JAG.
Temptation: Dropped from third to a distant fourth behind The West Wing, Drew Carey and CBS' Jewel movie.
Survivor: The 28 rating and 40 percent audience share here was bigger than last week, which was No. 1 in nation.
Mole: Down to five players (including the Mole) with ouster of Jennifer the California jock.
Temptation: Only three single women, the guys' dream dates, remain. Women pick final dates on next show.
Survivor: Three down, 12 to go, after Maralyn Mad Dog Hershey, 52, a retired police officer, was voted out.
Mole: Kate Pahls of Columbia Township volunteers for the Stupid Team and gets a day of pampering in a luxury hotel; reunited with her son, Andy, 25.
Temptation: Evan, 28, the actor-model from Cincinnati, goes on his first date in the sixth episode.
Survivor: The Kucha tribe wins immunity, despite Rodger Bingham of Crittenden, Ky., falling down twice during competition.
Mole: At the end of the show ABC acknowledges that due to technical difficulties, extra time was added to the three-routes test. So they cheated?
Temptation: Valerie has a rotten time with Evan: It got to the point where I just didn't want to be here anymore. I didn't want to fake it.
Survivor: Tina Wesson votes Maralyn out of the tribe minutes after Maralyn says Tina is her best friend.
Mole: Do the Mole contestants realize that host Anderson Cooper is Gloria Vanderbilt's son?
Temptation: If Andy and Kaya had the hots for Megan, why didn't either pick her for the final dream date?
Survivor: Who came up with the nickname Kentucky Joe for Rodger Bingham?
Mole: I don't know if she's the Mole. But she could pull it off. Andy Pahls, a 1994 Cincinnati Country Day graduate, about his mother.
Temptation: Your life is the show right now. A producer to Billy, after the producer refused to turn off cameras when Billy requested privacy.
Survivor: Some people in the tribe feel we'll be stronger without "Kentucky Joe.' Jeff Varner, former North Carolina cheerleader, about Rodger Bingham.
Best news for us
Mole: Finally learned more about players' loved ones.
Temptation: Pre-empted on Valentine's Day by 1999 Barbra Streisandconcert.
Survivor: Kucha won immunity, sparing Rodger Bingham for at least a week.
Mole: Why do they call Jim a helicopter pilot instead of an attorney? Why don't they call Kate a pilot or former contractor?
Temptation: How far will it drop (from No. 12) in weekly Nielsens after being hammered by new West Wing and Drew Carey episodes?
Survivor: If Michael Skupin is so obsessed about killing a wild pig, why haven't we seen many on the show?
Mole: After volunteering for the Stupid Team, getting a massage and spoiling Jennifer's reunion with her girlfriend, we're more convinced than ever that Kate is the Mole.
Temptation: Evan will not be selected as a dream date and will be sent home.
Survivor: Bartender Jerri Manthey, the aspiring actress in the blue bikini, will get lots of TV jobs after Survivor.
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