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Survivor South Pacific

Jesus/Coach sends a member of his flock to Ozzy’s Pleasure Dome

Divine intervention and/or incredible self-delusion and/or good strategy sent Brandon Hantz to Redemption Island on Survivor South Pacific, as Ben “Coach” Wade turned on his ally after Brandon shockingly gave up immunity during Tribal Council. That sends us into Sunday’s finale with Brandon facing off against Ozzy Lusth during the final Redemption Island duel, and …

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Jeff Probst marries Russell, Lisa Ann

Survivor host Jeff Probst has gotten married to someone named Russell, but it is not, thankfully, Russell Hantz, even though Probst’s love for the man is never-ending. The marriage was actually between Probst and Lisa Ann Russell, an actor who was previously married to Mark-Paul Gosselaar. They were married Tuesday, People reports, calling it “an …

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Survivor’s alliance sticks with loyalty, integrity, and a crazy person they can easily beat

Survivor South Pacific took another step toward its apparently inevitable conclusion tonight, detouring so several contestants could make an ad for Sprint with their family members before Edna’s inevitable elimination. Not even the previews could convince us that the dominant alliance would keep a smart person over a crazy person. First, Cochran took his final …

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Survivor surprisingly loses its greatest source of entertainment

Last week’s episode of Survivor South Pacific was the recap episode, and despite its unintentional sexuality, it was the usual boring slog through familiar footage. Sadly, that’s what most of tonight’s episode felt like–at least until the quasi-explosive Tribal Council with a quasi-surprising conclusion. We lost John “please call me Cochran” Cochran to Redemption Island, …

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Mark Burnett appears to disagree with Jeff Probst about what makes good TV

Survivor executive producer Mark Burnett appears to disagree with Survivor executive producer and host Jeff Probst about what makes good TV. Compare what Mark Burnett told Entertainment Weekly about his new religious mission reality show to what Probst said in an interview about Survivor’s villains: Jeff Probst: “Villains are who you want to watch on …

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Survivor recaps the season, gets dirty with Coach and Cochran

Wednesday’s episode of Survivor South Pacific was the traditional Thanksgiving week clip show. When Jeff Probst abandons the interactive living room, you know you’re in for a scintillating 42 minutes and 45 seconds of content the editors didn’t include in the previous episodes. Although Jeff promised “19 new scenes from one of the most memorable …

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