2017 is the 5th anniversary of RHAP blogs. Here's the story of how the blogs were hosted by the podcast phenomenon, and what the platform meant to 14 fans.
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.
With the premiere of Blood vs. Water a week away, the stalwart league of RHAP Survivor bloggers has reassembled: we have our returning line-up of Glenn Holford, Josh Wigler, Michel Trudeau, and Sarah Freeman, and we even have a crossover from the Big Brother stable in Scott Gallagher—but we decided to draw the line at inviting loved ones to blog.
There are enough new twists in Survivor: Blood Vs. Water to blindside M. Night Shyamalan. From the return of Redemption Island (albeit with some game-altering new rules) to the season's primary directive of pitting veteran players against their family members, the new season of Survivor is almost unrecognizable to longtime fans of the show — for better and for worse, according to RHAP's Survivor blogger bullpen.
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, followed by yet more idol hijinks and some meaty strategy talk. Brenda’s knee has healed. Cochran’s mighty torso has been […]
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 to try to pick through the rubble and come to some kind of meaningful conclusion. How are we supposed to […]
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 could see or hear her.) Brenda gave a confessional! Ahhhhh, just kidding, I was just seeing if you were paying […]
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.
The moment that CBS released the Survivor: Caramoan cast list, the RHAP Survivor blogger team invaded Rob C.’s apartment and refused to leave until we had discussed the Fans, the Favorites, and all of the open questions we had about the 26th season of Survivor. What follows is a transcript of what our five bloggers […]