A New York Times TV critic’s observations about Survivor, Zeke, and Jeff Varner; a tweet about a post I wrote in 2002; and more.
Survivor Game Changers
Survivor Game Changers reached the merge and gave us two back-to-back one-hour episodes, and it took two hours for the individual game to really begin.
More information about Jeff Varner’s outing of Zeke Smith from Varner’s exit interviews and other sources. Plus: some of your responses to my analysis.
Zeke Smith writes about being outed on Survivor; Jennifer Finney Boylan on trans identity; and Jeff Probst on what he was thinking during Tribal Council.
Survivor Game Changers episode seven ended with Jeff Varner outing Zeke Smith at Tribal Council in an attempt to save himself in the game.
The super-long scene with Debbie and Cochran on the Exile boat took up an entire segment of Survivor Game Changers. This edited version is so much better.
Remember the baby goat and its mother on Survivor Game Changers? The ones Sandra wanted to eat but they let go? The Nuku tribe ate both of them, baby first.
A recap and analysis of “Vote Early, Vote Often,” the fifth episode of Survivor Game Changers, on which Sandra tried to turn the tribe against Tai.
A recap and analysis of Survivor Game Changers episode four, “Dirty Deed,” during which Sandra plotted against J.T. and Debbie railed against the world.
CBS today announced the renewal of 18 shows: nine dramas, six sitcoms, two newsmagazines, and one reality series: Survivor.
What happened during Tribal Council during Survivor Game Changers’ “The Tables Have Turned” episode? Whatever it was, it was the result of Probst’s twists.
The tribe swap gods gave us Caleb and Tai again, and then they took Caleb away—on day nine, no less, the same day he exited the game last time, as he reminded us several times. Tribe swaps have often delivered drama on Survivor, but honestly, this one didn’t, and as a result, it really annoyed me. An… continue reading
What the first seven minutes of Survivor Game Changers lacked in drama, the next 113 made up for over and over again. The show exploded out of the gate—starting immediately after that preview cut off, when the tribes started gathering supplies, and Ozzy flew off the boat to go for a floating toolkit and Tai fell overboard with a huge chicken crate coming crashing down on top of him as he hit the water.
And that was before the real game play began.
The premiere of Survivor Game Changers is Survivor’s 500th episode. A reflection on its awesomeness, and on how Jeff Probst has changed the game.
CBS released the first seven minutes of Survivor Game Changers. Is it worth your time? Only if you’d like cast intros and a lecture from Jeff Probst.