Four reality TV recommendations from the past week, including Survivor: Winners at War’s Ponderosa videos, plus a special episode of Hollywood Game Night and last week’s Celebrity Drag Race.
Survivor Winners at War
Survivor: Winners at War’s emotional and dramatic finale ended with a deserving winner (and final three), and closed a chapter in the show’s early history.
Survivor: Winners at War’s penultimate episode was pretty padded, despite having two Tribal Councils, an Edge challenge, and several extended recaps and previews.
Faced with challenges, one group of Survivor winners gave up, and the other pushed through. It was a disappointing turn of events.
A roller coaster of Tony took us on a wild ride, and made it easy to forget one of the worst ideas to make its way into Survivor.
Survivor spent half of its episode on a super-sized loved ones visit, leaving a lot of game play—and advantage playing—for the very end of the episode.
CBS has finally announced a premiere date for a season of The Amazing Race filmed in 2018, and also announced a date for Survivor: Winners at War’s finale, which will be very different this year.
There was high comedy at Tribal Council, and a lot of chaos. Plus: an actual reward challenge! With fortune cookies!
Survivor has told Survivor: Winners at War contestants to not talk about anything that isn’t shown on screen. What are they trying to protect or hide?
As far as Survivor merge episodes go, Survivor: Winners at War’s merge was relatively uneventful, even with a challenge bringing back a player from the Edge.
Even Jeff Probst is defending Sandra, saying, “I don’t think it changes her legacy in any way. Sandra is a legend.”
Survivor: Winners at War had its final pre-merge episode, with one more person sent to the Edge of Extinction—where the newest resident, Sandra, did something no one else has done.
“Somebody’s going to get backstabbed and screwed over,” Nick said early on in Survivor: Winners at War’s sixth episode, and twice, his words turned out to be an understatement.
Two tribes became three as Survivor Winners at War’s players realigned and reconnected—in one case, with past romantic partners.
For once, Survivor: Winners at War justified the amount of time it spent on the Edge of Extinction. Meanwhile, a tribe actually voted out a major threat!