“Are you worried that maybe something isn’t going to go the way it usually goes?” Jeff Probst asked the newly merged cast, and I leapt up from my couch and screamed, Yes! Yes I am so worried the back half of the game is going to be like more of spinning the same ball in a… continue reading
“This is why you play Survivor,” Joe said as he found his second idol. But a more apt title for the episode, and for the season, was what Ali said as she was voted out by her tribe: “You’re kidding me.” Because as the season approaches its merge, it delivered a frustrating episode that had… continue reading
On Survivor 35’s fifth episode, Ben, a Marine, discussed his PTSD and life after service. And then the episode moved on to other, less-consequential things.
A recap of Survivor Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers episode 4, “I don’t like having snakes around,” on which an advantage became a punishment.
I don’t know what to do with Survivor when it’s boring. It’s the show that’s kept my attention for 17 years, which is a remarkable achievement, considering my short attention span and high expectations—which are even higher for a show that has demonstrated its ability to be exceptional. I like character development. I don’t want the… continue reading
A recap of Survivor Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers episode two, “I’m a Wild Banshee,” which was full of the familiar, from Patrick’s crazy to Joe’s crazy.
All about Survivor contestants’ clothes and the rules for them: Who buys and pays for the clothes, why Survivors don’t wear swimsuits the whole season, and other details.
A recap of episode one of Survivor Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, “I’m Not Crazy, I’m Confident,” an apt title.
Fiji and its Mamanuca Islands will probably be the permanent location for Survivor.
Survivor season 35 will see the return of the reviled super idol, as well as regular immunity idols, plus a major change to the final four.
The total Survivor audience for seasons 33 and 34 included 3.41 million people who did not watch on Wednesdays, when new episodes premiered. Instead, they watched sometime within the next month or so. That’s 28.9 percent of its total audience: almost one-third of Survivor viewers don’t watch live. And there are similar numbers for other CBS reality… continue reading
There will not be a vote at the final four stage of Survivor Heroes vs Hustlers vs Heroes. It will be replaced by a new way of finding a final three.
An analysis of players in recent seasons of Survivor and The Amazing Race reveals who’s most likely to win the CBS competitions.
Inside Survivor revealed the names of 19 Survivor Ghost Island cast members, and the Survivor season 36 cast is atypically young.
The Survivor 36 theme and/or name is Survivor Ghost Island, according to the web site Inside Survivor. Why it is called that is still a mystery.