Picks and Pans Review: Survivor: Fiji

updated 02/26/2007 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/26/2007 AT 01:00 AM EST

CBS (Thursdays, 8 p.m. ET)


Fiji kicked off with a fun gimmick with lots of potential: One team, after winning the first challenge, has been given supplies to set up a deluxe camp. They have lumber, pipes, a toilet with a seat. All that's lacking to make this a Survivor Four Seasons is Jeff Probst behind a concierge's desk. Of the initial 19 players—a 20th skedaddled before shooting began because of anxiety problems—Sylvia Kwan is my kind of castaway: Sylvia took charge of getting the camp going, and she was resolutely chipper even when Probst exiled her to an island where the only welcome was from snakes.

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