August 18, 2012 | James M. | Comments (4)
What would you bring to the arena?
One of my favourite television shows when I was a teen was Survivor, a program which revolutionized reality television and began the trend of giving average joes staring roles in prime time television. After over 20 seasons now, I'm a tiny bit embarassed to admit that I still tune in every week to see the drama unfold when ordinary people are thrust into a situation where they must harness their available resources to survive, while using their minds to propel them to the top of a game designed to have a sole victor.
To keep it intriguing, the show has re-invented itself over the years with both minor and radical alterations. In the very beginning contestants were permitted to bring one luxury item from home. Items were selected for a variety of reasons including personal comfort, sentimentality and of course, survival.