Watch Kat post-Survivor vote: “I was losing my mind”

Kat was devastated after being voted off of Survivor One World based on her facial expression and sobbing as she walked away from Tribal Council, but that’s nothing compared to her trip to Ponderosa, as documented on CBS’ web series.

During the parts when she stops crying long enough to be understandable, Kat alternates between bewilderment (“Why me? What did I do?”) and building herself back up (“That’s going down in history!”). There’s also the revelation that Troy hid things before being voted off: He asks Kat, “Did you guys find the flint?” and she replies, “You hid everything!”

Most interesting to me was the conversation during the ride to Ponderosa that Kat had with Dr. Liza, the show’s long-time psychologist, who meets with everyone immediately after they’re voted out, and is available to them later. She asks what’s probably a reasonable question but that’s phrased in a way that it could very well impact the game, by way of Kat’s vote: “Who do you feel the most let down by?”

Her answer is Kim, and it’s hard not to see that having an effect on the way she ultimately votes, should Kim survive until the final three. And of course, Kat immediately meets and talks to the others voted out of the tribe at Ponderosa, and the dirty little secret of Survivor is that they talk about the game and strategize about their work as jurors, even though they’re not supposed to.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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