March 30, 2014 - The days fly by on our TV screens each week, but they’re long and slow for the players. It’s easy to lose concentration and get overly high or low about a certain outcome. Promising minds can jettison their games by getting too confident and forgetting about the moves to come. RHAP contributor Dan Heaton calls this the “Early Victory Lap”.
March 23, 2014 - There’s a frequent discussion when Survivor reaches its finale about which players made “big moves”. This question is used to dismiss players that stayed in the background and avoided the target. While it’s usually necessary to take a few chances to win the game, the timing of those choices is critical.
Throughout Survivor’s 28 seasons, players have been voted out for a wide variety of reasons. They screwed up a challenge, made life miserable at camp, or fell on the wrong side of the numbers. Sometimes their personalities just don’t click with the rest of the tribe. During the early stages, it takes very little to […]
It’s impossible to overstate the importance of the Brains tribe’s come-from-behind survival this week. Another loss would have sent them spiraling downward and greatly diminished their chances to stay alive in the game. In the Philippines, Malcom and Denise from Matsing were absorbed into the remaining tribes after four defeats, so another last-place finish would […]
Making predictions with a brand-new cast on Survivor is so difficult, and this week’s astounding premiere just reinforces that fact. After the disappointing One World, I didn’t expect to see an entirely new group of players competing again for the million dollar prize. Those frustrations make this cast even more refreshing. They may have […]