I've been debating whether or not to write this. I sort of don't want to be the Lefty complainer that says, "Why is a TV show about Americans surviving in Nicaragua dope when no one films the 4 million Nicaraguans who worry about surviving...every day?"
But I'm going to anyway.
My Nicaraguan friends and family are glad that Survivor did a series in Nicaragua. After all, it did bring visibility and some tourism dollars to a country that needs both. It's the second poorest country in the hemisphere, next to Haiti. (Gulp.)
But surviving on this show is interesting because it's optional. And hardship is durable because it's temporary. If the West wants a real reality show, they should do a documentary on everyday Nicaraguan life.