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December 19, 2010 by  
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Going in to tonight’s season finale of SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA there is one player and only one player I care to see win. Who that player came as much of a shock to me as it might you. After 39-something days on the island, I am hoping that Fabio walks away with the million dollar prize […]

SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA Recap – “Stuck in the Middle”

“Expect the unexpected”. It might be the mantra for BIG BROTHER, but it usually hold true for most competition reality shows.  Knowing the heavy hand editing plays in creating suspense in this genre, I never expected that the person targeted in the first scene of tonight’s episode would actually end up going home. But it […]

SURVIVOR: Nicaragua – ‘Pulling the Trigger’

I know we’ve got a long way to go before the $1 million winner is revealed, but SURVIVOR really needs to pick up the pace. This is the second week in a row that I found myself bored out of my skull. Tell me if you’ve heard this one before… Jimmy T. is complaining that […]

Who Won SURVIVOR: Heroes vs. Villains?

This being only my third season of SURVIVOR, I know I can’t speak with any true authority as to how this season compares with seasons of the past, but as a fan of TV, I will say that SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS was one hell of a fantastic season of reality TV. I was completely […]


I can’t find the right words to describe what went down in last night’s SURVIVOR Tribal Council.  The only thing in my head is the sound a cartoon character makes when they’ve been double crossed and left confused. Given what happened, I think that’s a good reaction as any. The Heroes and the Villains tribes […]


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SURVIVOR: It’s Time To Switch Teams, James

Am I the only one that thought last night’s SURVIVOR was kind of a snoozefest? Does Boston Rob need to pass out every week in order to make the show exciting? Since I only have time for a quick write-up, I guess I’m glad that not too much happened. Let’s start with the biggest villain […]

SURVIVOR: Is a Villain the Only Hero?

Uh oh. I think I have a problem.  I’m really loving SURVIVOR. This doesn’t bode well for (a) the sleep I need on Thursday nights (b) my poor, already overworked DVRs. But it can’t be helped…I’m hooked. As I’ve said before, this is only the third season of SURVIVOR I’ve ever watched.  I, along with […]

SURVIVOR Gabon Season Finale: The Big Winner & Lessons to Learn

December 15, 2008 by  
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This season of Survivor produced a satisfying finale, with 57 year old physics teacher Bob Crowley taking the million dollar first prize back to Portland, Maine. While the events leading to Bob’s victory were full of the predictable twists and turns that have accompanied this reality juggernaut for 17 seasons, I want to dig into […]

Survivor Gabon: “The Good Things in Life Aren’t Easy”

December 6, 2008 by  
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After a Thanksgiving highlight show gave Survivor fans a recap of the season’s eliminated contestants, the Gabon crew returned to their manipulative ways this week. With just seven contenders left in the Nobag camp, the dramatic tension was more palpable than ever. Corinne delivered the first hard punch before three minutes had elapsed in the […]

Survivor Recap: “The Brains Behind Everything”

November 14, 2008 by  
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This week’s episode cut the list of castaways down to eight potential millionaires. After a slow start with a bloated cast of eighteen contenders, the past two weeks have focused the show into a competitive sprint for the finish line. In order to keep up with the faster pace, it is time for some fast […]

Survivor Gabon “It All Depends on the Pin-Up Girl”

November 2, 2008 by  
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The Ace Has Been Played As a child of the 80’s, I clearly recall spending endless hours and quarters at the local video arcade. Classic consoles like Dig Dug, Ms. Pac Man, and Super Off Road consumed both the majority of my free time and a ridiculous chunk of my mother’s pocket change. Though I […]

SURVIVOR: “He’s a Snake, But He’s My Snake”

October 25, 2008 by  
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Survivor Gabon is on Life Support. It is time for Mark Burnett to take a cue from GMMR and shake things up once in a while. In the case of Survivor, I believe that the need to overhaul the show’s format is essential in recruiting an audience for future seasons. Unlike standard game shows such […]

SURVIVOR: The Camp is Cursed

October 17, 2008 by  
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At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this season of Survivor is beginning to sound like a broken record. After a timely redrafting of tribes provided fresh tension last week, viewers were led back to the path of predictability. Ironically, this unscripted reality show has begun to suffer from the repetition common in […]

SURVIVOR Recap: It Was Like Christmas Morning

October 10, 2008 by  
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We start with the obvious Survivor-related news of the week: Last Saturday’s shocking loss by Mixed Martial Arts star Kimbo Slice. With 8,000 hometown fans cheering him on, the YouTube sensation was knocked out in 14 seconds by a guy with pink hair who pours smoothies to pay the rent. Just 24 hours after Slice’s […]