Survivor: Redemption Island (week twelve)

When Steve walked into the Redemption Island camp, his excuse for why he got voted off was “I just didn’t want to go back there tonight.” You know, because it was totally up to him.

Now that Zapatera is totally gone, Ometepe is going to have to start eating itself. It doesn’t seem like […]

Survivor: Redemption Island (week eleven)

Matt is done. He is utterly spent. He hates this stupid island, and this stupid game, and these stupid people, and stupid Jeff Probst, and he just wants to go home. Except he keeps winning challenges, because God’s plan something something. I think we’re beyond the question of what God’s plan is for Matt […]

Survivor: Redemption Island (week ten)

Maybe it’s just the lighting, but Matt is starting to look a little bit like Jesus out there.

Ahem. Let’s talk rice.

Oh my god, games of Suvivor have been won and lost on cups full of rice. At one point in the game, Ometepe and Zapatera had about the same amount of rice. […]

Survivor: Redemption Island (week nine)

Hell no, I haven’t given up on Redemption Island! This season has been great so far! I knew I’d want to go back and finish it up later, and so here we are. I went back and read through my write-ups to this point, and was delighted to find I still had […]

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 […]