For the first time in as long as I can remember, I’m watching this season of Survivor alone. Let me correct myself, I’m at least watching the first episode of alone, but I have no plans set to watch the series with a friend this time. I’m not entirely sure why, but I opted to take a break from my usual Survivor viewing buddy. The stress of October and all my issues I don’t share with her, and she shares hers with me. So I needed a break. however now I’m regretting it because Survivor is the kind of show you really enjoy watching with a friend or lover.
For me it kind of feels like my sporting event. Teams with players personalities we can discuss and Mock and laugh at and get truly excited when they do something awesome. I have memories of survivors past where people made fake immunity idols are did amazing Tribal Council arguments. I truly get excited, and for me getting excited alone is half the enjoyment of doing it with a smiling face next to me.
So I was watching it, and then I got high, and then I don’t enjoy it as much. I’m at 30 minutes in and I’m struggling to enjoy it but as usual get sad that I’m not sharing the experience.