Despite the episode's predictable outcome, are Stealth R Us about to become the underdogs of the game?
Survivor Caramoan should be the story of Cochran becoming Sole Survivor...
Will the merge turn this season around, or is it too far off the rails to recover?
Julia seems destined to spend her game in the shadows, so let's shed some light on her while we still can. The tribal swap means shaken up dynamics and, as is tradition, some undeserving victims.
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?
This week’s Individual Games takes a step outside its usual parameters to offer some alternative views of Brandon’s meltdown: the sane ones. It’s also time to catch up on two weeks’ worth of shifting dynamics, ahead of the oncoming tribal swap. There have been a lot of complaints about the way things went down on […]
– Blogger Andy Baker sets aside the sermonizing and gets back to the game.
There’s little more I can add to the Brandon Hantz conversation that hasn’t already been said better elsewhere. We all saw what happened. With respect to “Little Hantz,” it’s clear that he never should have been cast on Survivor Caramoan: Fans vs. Favorites — from the fact that few would call him a “favorite” even […]
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 […]
– In the latest Baker’s Dozen, Andy Baker analyzes the choices the castaways are making. Like many of you, I play a number of different roles in my life: I’m a writer, an English teacher, a husband and father… and a squash coach. (If you’re not familiar with squash, it’s a cousin of racquetball.) […]
Corinne's not the only dominatrix this season as women are leading the plotting over and under the radar on both tribes. This week also saw a successful tie-breaker but what was the vital flaw in its execution, and where does an anticipated tribal swap leave everybody's game?
It's like the headline reads, but with a bleeped-out expletive and italics for emphasis: there are too many f***ing people on Survivor Caramoan. Join me below in The Wiggle Room and we'll discuss further. --- "WAIT, WHO IS JULIA?"
We need to talk about the people we weren’t talking about, the castaways who weren’t getting confessionals, the players who are out there for just as many hours as the rest of ‘em, only they’re not getting camera time. In Book VII of The Republic, ancient Greek philosopher Plato imagines a conversation between his brother Glaucon and his teacher Socrates which outlines an analogy for human existence: Most of us are chained in a cave while shadows – cast by objects moving in front of the fire of “truth” – move on the blank wall in front of us. We can’t directly witness reality; all we can see are the flickering images of truth distorted by the process of projection. Only a philosopher, freed from her shackles, is able to perceive truth by looking right into the heart of the fire.
This week we see that the social game on both tribes has not so much cracks but gaping fissures. What's wrong with Bikal besides Brandon, who's playing the best game on Gota, and when did we start failing the Bechdel Test? The lesson we should be taking away from this week's episode of Survivor is that the social game is harder than you think it is.
In his recap, Jeff told us the Favorites wanted to show the Fans who was boss. While the favorites felt right at home… <Phillip: “This is going to be a good game.”> …the fans struggled to adapt. They had no fire, couldn’t co-exist and alliances began to pull them apart. <After Reynold enumerated the members […]