Sarah Freeman talks about how Survivor: Worlds Apart opens with a lot of game and a lot of fans.
The portrayal of women has always been a hot topic in Survivor. Sarah Freeman uses season 29 to illustrate how gender bias affects the game and show.
Nov 11, 2014 - Sarah Freeman checks in with her take on what San Juan Del Sur's cast are doing and how this season shapes up against the original Blood vs. Water.
May 27, 2014 - Cagayan closes in its own inimitable style, and RHAP contributor Sarah Freeman looks at how the final four put their own personal stamp on the game.
May 20, 2014 - While the remaining players talk themselves into corners, RHAP contributor Sarah Freeman analyzes the Final Four and breaks down Cagayan's endgame.
May 13, 2014 - It's official: Everybody hates each other, and the special idol has lived up to our expectations. RHAP contributor Sarah Freeman explains.
May 6, 2014 - As Tony's paranoia takes over the game on Survivor Cagayan, the other players have to decide how best to use or combat it. RHAP contributor Sarah Freeman explains.
April 29, 2014 - Well, I suppose it was coming. Sooner or later, I was bound to be underwhelmed by an episode, after the bar was set so high. Last week, I was convinced that all the pieces on the game board had been thrown into the air and we were going to see a complete overhaul. This week... they more or less fell right back into place. Time to figuratively crumple last week's blog into a ball and toss it out of the window.
April 22, 2014 - As others have observed, Tony's flip was reminiscent of Kass' flip at the merge. Both of them seemed to abandon a strong position in one alliance for a weak position in another. (If we assume a new alliance of LJ-voters, then it's the pairing of Tony and Woo versus the trio of Tasha, Spencer and Jeremiah.) In both cases, post-boot interviews proved that their target was planning to betray them early. And in both cases, they were probably more excited about making a move than about their desired result.
April 15, 2014 - After the chaos last week, it was something of a relief to have a... quieter week of Survivor, where we had time to see how the merged tribe has shaken out before another upheaval happens—and one surely will. There are plenty of strong and/or aggressive players left in the game, and all we lost this episode was a background character.
I think it's safe to say that nobody predicted what was going to go down last episode. The player with the most options narrowed them down to her own torch being snuffed, and the case for the Intentional Matsing, the one unbreakable trio in the game... broke in an unfathomable vote.
April 1, 2014 - Episodes where players quit are always going to be unsatisfying, and this one didn't really do much more than set the stage for the merge. Thankfully, the merge itself is an enticing prospect, and knowing that the remaining eleven players likely make up our jury has certainly whetted my appetite for what happens next.
March 25, 2014 - It's often said that Survivor is a numbers game, but it's also a game of who you can trust. Sometimes you have to balance the one against the other.
Notice for readers who avoid the previews: In this week’s blog, I will be referencing the information from the end of episode preview. I will not be discussing the further details revealed in the promos that have aired subsequently. (I haven’t seen these myself, though I’ve heard a few things.) One of the best decisions […]
After the craziness of the premiere, it’s something of a relief to see that we are going to get something approximating an ordinary season of Survivor with more than one tribe going to Tribal Council, alliances as well as backstabbings, and players actually trying to survive the elements instead of destroying the food supply. Instead, […]