By Margaret Hicks in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 17, 2007 4:10PM
Chicagoist knows good reality TV when we see it, and this past "Survivor" was the best season since Boston Rob and Ambah fell in love and won the All-Stars (they’ll be back for another go in the Amazing Race All-Stars in March). We do think Ozzy should have won the million, even if he did look a lot like Joey Lawrence on the reunion show.
But we’ve never been personally invested in any one player from the start (except maybe Rupert, because he was awesome), although this season is different, because we have an actual Chicago native competing.
Let us introduce you to Mookie Lee. He currently lives in Chicago, grew up in Northbrook, and went to the University of Illinois at Urbana. We read on this site that he studied finance and science, is an avid Chicago Bears fan, and likes Maxim Magazine. (Maxim? Really, Mookie?) He’ll be up against another racially diverse cast that will be divided into two teams; winning teams get to live in the lavish camp, and loser teams live with the bugs in basic camp.
We’ll hold off on our judgments of two hidden Exile Island Immunity Idols, and hope against hope that they won’t do a “Final Three” again; it broke the tension and wasted time.
The new season airs February 8; we will have won the Super Bowl by then — just imagine, fellow Chicagoans, a Super Bowl and a Survivor in the same year? It could happen — if we believe, it could happen.