Wednesday on Utah TV: You can root for BYU prof on "Survivor" and root against some of her teammates
The thing about a good reality/competition show is that viewers have a rooting interest. We love some contestants and root for them; we hate other contestants and root against them.
And that's the explanation for the "Fans vs. Favorites" subtitle in Survivor: Caramoan
(7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). A bunch of those favorites are people we've rooted against in seasons past.
Some of the "Favorites" are nice folks - like Utahn Dawn Meehan, the BYU English professor from South Jordan who was the 11th person voted out in "Survivor: South Pacific" in 2011. She's definitely somebody you can get behind.
That's certainly not true of all the other members of her tribe. She's teamed up with some real winners. And by winners, I mean losers, including:
-Brandon Hantz, the bratty nephew of "Survivor" super villain Russell Hantz who seemed somewhat unbalanced in his previous stint.
-John Cochran, the back-stabbing nerd.
-Phillip Sheppard, whose psycho behavior was part of his game - or maybe just part of his personality.
The 10 returning players are in one tribe; 10 longtime fans of the show are in the other.
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