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Recaps and analysis of reality TV show episodes, including nearly every episode of CBS' Survivor.

Survivor Borneo recaps, reviews, and episode analysis

This collection of my Survivor Borneo recaps explores the strategy, challenges, and events of CBS’s Survivor season one, which introduced us to Richard Hatch, Sue Hawk, Rudy Boesch, Kelly Wiglesworth, Gervase Peterson, Colleen Haskell, and the other players in a game that changed television forever.

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Survivor: The Australian Outback recaps, reviews, and episode analysis

This collection of my Survivor: The Australian Outback recaps explores the strategy, challenges, and events of CBS’s Survivor season two, which introduced us to Tina Wesson, Colby Donaldson, Jerri Manthey, Elisabeth Filarski, Amber Brkich, Mike Skupin, Rodger Bingham, Alicia Calaway, Kimmi Kappenberg, and other members of the Ogakor and Kucha tribes.

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Survivor: The Australian Outback ends with a most-deserving winner, and a lot of filler

The finale of Survivor: The Australian Outback starts with Tina, Colby, and Keith competing in one final challenge, and doing a lot of reflecting, which precedes a lot of other padding. Still, it’s a great conclusion to a strong second season of Survivor.

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Survivor’s first auction, and Jeff Probst’s first shaming on Survivor: The Australian Outback

After Survivor’s first-ever auction, which made me miss the Survivor auction even more, Jeff Probst showed up to camp to trade shelter for food on Survivor: The Australian Outback’s 11th episode, “Let’s Make a Deal.”

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