What makes the ongoing debate surrounding Survivor's Hidden Immunity Idols once more interesting and timely is that a new idol strategy altogether has emerged. In this post-modern era of Survivor, castaways are boycotting the idols completely.
Colton Cumbie doesn’t deserve the honor of a Buffington Post analysis. We’ll save that for the people who compete. People like Brad Culpepper.
Here’s what’s great about the Loved Ones twist—for the first time in 27 seasons of Survivor, there’s a real incentive not to Pagong. There’s a valid strategic argument for working with the other tribe after the merge, because each of these players has real and deep vested interests in relationships on both sides.
Finale Week is upon us, Loyal Blog Readers! We’ve weathered the Caramoan storms of Hurricane Brandon and Tropical Storm Phillip. Our Survivor winner is emerging from its cocoon of mystery. In just 48 hours, someone will be getting that million dollar check. The future is bright, Loyal Blog Readers. The Survivor machine just keeps humming away.
– It’s Double Elimination Week, Loyal Blog Readers. These episodes usually err on the dull side, and are among my least favorite of any season. But tonight’s wasn’t too bad! Two stellar Immunity Challenges,...
Even though it has often seemed that alliances might be fluid, and that a shake-up might be impending, the end result at Tribal Council has consistently been the same.
Partially Corinne simply outplayed herself, but I think it is also true that she was the victim of conspiring events. Chaotic elements swept through this newborn Enil Edam tribe. Sometimes the world just isn’t on your side.
The reboot button has been pushed on Survivor: Caramoan. With new tribes come new alliances and new strategic possibilities. The old game is gone. Fans Vs. Favorites is no more. Right?
Wow, Loyal Blog Readers. What can I even say about what we all just witnessed? A Survivor meltdown of truly epic proportions has just unfolded in front of ten million people, and now we’re left...
Is the Hidden Immunity Idol a good idea, or not? And, more importantly, does it work in the game as it was intended?
Well, Loyal Blog Readers, we’ve made it through another action-packed episode of Survivor: Caramoan. Brandon freaked out! (For thirty seconds.) Dawn cried! (Alone in the jungle in the middle of the night where no one...
In her short time in the big leagues, Francesca Hogi was able to set several Survivor records sure to last far longer than she could. The first player in history to be invited back after a first boot performance. The first player to repeat said first boot performance. The first player to promise to swallow a rock. It’s not a million dollars, Francesca, but you can take those records and your Sacko trophy back home to show your grandkids. This game just isn’t for you.