Survivor DS

I’m not going to insult your intelligence by actually reviewing this game. It’s not horrible, but not’s not good, either. Or fun. Or even playable, really; there’s a weird, fatal freezing bug that seems to hit at random points with no recourse but to start over from Day 1. Aside from the game-killing but, Survivor […]

Survivor: Redemption Island (episode eight)

Ladies and gentlemen, we are merged. Now the game starts for real. And you know? For a minute there I thought Matt was really going to start playing it. Andrea’s reaction when he uttered the phrase “blindside Rob” was absolutely unforgettable. You could tell she had never considered voting out Rob for even the […]

Survivor: Redemption Island (episode seven)

This episode opened with Zapatera still, still! not learning their lessons. Immediately after tribal council, Steve conducts a nighttime confessional in which he talks about how badly he wants Dave to set aside his ego and pride, and be a team player. Of course, he does nothing about his own ego and pride.

The […]

Survivor: Redemption Island (episode six)

First off, I should apologize. I usually take notes during the episode so I remember what to cover in these write-ups. I didn’t do that this time, but the episode on the whole wasn’t super-exciting so maybe it won’t matter very much.

I suppose I should also apologize for being two weeks behind. My […]

Survivor: Redemption Island (episode five)

I didn’t notice this until it was pointed out to me, but they’ve started adding a question mark to the end of Phillip’s occupation. Now he’s a “Former Federal Agent?”. If that’s not a stark indication of how much of a character this guy is, I don’t know what to tell you.

The actual […]

Survivor: Redemption Island (week four)

Can I just say this on the subject of “honor” and “integrity”? If you really possess either of those things as a hard-line quality, and you truthfully live your entire life with those tenets at its very core… why would you play on a skeevy gameshow like Survivor? Everybody lies in this game. Everybody. […]

Survivor: Redemption Island (week three)

So the Ometepe alliance is Rob/Natalie/Ashley/Grant, with Phillip being strung along as a fifth? That’s a pretty convenient set-up, I guess. If they’re smart, they’ll figure out a way to cut Rob loose before the merge.

First thing to happen was the Redemption Island duel. Two members from each tribe (Andrea and Ashley from […]

Survivor: Redemption Island (week two)

The episode opens with Francesca rooting through her supplies on Redemption Island. She talks big about how she’s glad she’s all alone instead of back with her tribe, and how she’s going to use the time to relax, blah blah blah… but she’s not fooling anyone. Nobody wants to go to Redemption Island, ever, […]

Survivor: Redemption Island (week one)

Hot damn! Survivor’s back — and it doesn’t look to suck this time!

I’ve come to discover that I am not a fan of the show Survivor. I’ve learned this because it seems like my favorite seasons are always the ones with the best players, and the first season I couldn’t finish watching was the […]

Survivor: Redemption Island — The Twists

The next season of Survivor is apparently titled “Redemption Island”, and it comes at you with all the dick-punching fury of not one, but two insane game twists.

When I first learned what these twists are, I did in fact feel as though my dick had been punched. But then I’m like, “Dude, you watch […]