Survivor race war update: A white person finally goes home

Seven weeks after Survivor Cook Islands began, one of the tribes finally voted out a white person. The contestants eliminated up to this point were all of color, but that streak was broken with the eighth person to be voted off the island, Jessica (aka Flica).

At Tribal Council, Jeff Probst did his best to pretend that the tribes had not decimated nearly one whole ethnicity’s representatives (Aitu, the Latinos, who only have one player left), and instead suggested that they were now one big, happy melting pot. “Look at this group tonight: at least one member from all four of the original ethnic groups,” he said. “And yet, I don’t have any sense that plays any part in this tribe.”

What he should have said was, “Why have you assclowns not yet voted out a white person, especially the white guy who’s been on CSI and is a crazy-ass threat to all of the rest of you?”

Anyway, here’s how we stand after week seven, ranking the tribes by the number of people voted off by original tribe membership:

  • Aitu (Latino): 4
  • Hiki (black): 2
  • Puka (Asian): 1
  • Raro (white): 1

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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