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Why Survivor Worlds Apart is so flat despite the drama

“It’s just not fun. People suck.” That’s Survivor Worlds Apart cast member Jenn in the preview for next week’s episode, which suggested she might want to exit the game. Last week she was at the cause of a true blindside, playing an idol and disrupting the majority alliance’s plan. This week she was on the losing …

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It’s deja bro as Survivors repeat the same mistakes

In many ways, episode three of Survivor Worlds Apart, “Crazy is as Crazy Does,” was a repeat of episode two: one combined reward immunity challenge that arrived after about a half-hour of atrocious social game. What season of Survivor did casting make this group watch? Because holy shit. The major difference was that the vote wasn’t that much of a surprise, nor …

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Survivor Worlds Apart recap: socially challenged

For an episode that had a lot of interpersonal conflict, a surprising blindside, and Jeff Probst yelling so loud he almost lost his voice (almost!), Survivor Worlds Apart was oddly sedate. That’s not criticism, just comment. It was quieter somehow, building story by focusing on characters instead of ramming story. There was no reward challenge. Instead, Survivor started with 23 …

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The mixed emotions of Celebrity Apprentice’s return

At the start of Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump interrupted his droning on to ask if there were questions, and Gilbert Gottfried asked why they were standing outside in the freezing cold. Such a terrific moment, and one that Donald Trump stomped on by suggesting the cold meant global warming doesn’t exist, because Donald Trump doesn’t understand the …

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