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What is a Good Cop/Bad Cop? Analysis on different Archetypes.

2020.05.16 18:16 Mullato616 What is a Good Cop/Bad Cop? Analysis on different Archetypes.

What is the Good Cop?
What is the Bad cop?

Archetypes.

I will give 2 examples of some archetypes in Survivor and then try to explain what I mean by The Bad Cop and the Good Cop.
Many survivors fill various roles in the show. Yes these are actual people, and all people aren't as one dimensional as the edit may decieve us to think. However, if we are a fan of the show. We must view these people as characters of the show and analyze the role in which the edit portrays. Some people might be different than the character they are interpreted as. However, I feel as if the show more or less highlights the key factors these people used to play the game. So, yes all the players are not only like survivor shows. However, survivor does show us what the editors believe is the best representation of these people to show us on our TV. This results in them creating a character out of what these people give to the camera and the way they play the game.
This can be a positive character or a negative character. It all depends on what role the show needs the character to fill in order for the overall story of the game to form a narrative. This character's role also depends on the traits, qualities, backgrounds, race, gender, etc of the person that is casted.
So no, they aren't going to cast Cochran or Fischback as the typical jock. They will fill a more nerd-type category. However i do think they could also be cast as a super-villian archetype. That's where it gets muddy. Certain characters can have traits of other characters, but not all.

Examples?

The Cool Guy
I believe the Cool guy archetype to be true for Wendell. So we will use him as the example. The cool guy goes through things such as. Being too Cocky, always having something funny to say, butting heads with other archetypes, free-spirited. Good at challenges, will actively have advantages, and somewhat in the upper tier of the social hierarchy. I believe in the strategy aspect is where they seem to struggle the most. But not by much. This character needs a really loyal ally to have his back when he goes off on these tangents of just explaining and showing why they are so "cool." If that makes sense lol. They want everyone to know how cool they are. They are also subject to always being witty. This character will want the last laugh.
Wendell as the cool guy goes through things such as relationship problems (Michele), bro-ing out with other players (with Jeremy/Nick), and just coasting along because of his free spirited personality. I mean Wendell is so cool even Jeff Probst isn't safe lol. This character can be a winner archetype which is why we seen Wendell on Winners At War. However, we didn't have anyone willing to bat for Wendell like we did with Dom. Jeremy and Nick couldn't contain the "cool sauce" dripping from Wendell. Which is why he coasted through the premerge, per usual. But met his fate at the merge. Where being the cockiest player that's always wanting the spotlight can be in really big danger. Typical merge boot.
Wendell, Chris Noble, Tyson, Ozzy, And alot of others I could make arguements for. Alot of these aren't purely "cool guys" but as I want to explain, alot of archeypes can bleed together to form complex characters. But alot of them have 1 core archetype with thier personal traits sprinkled on-top. I could say that Jeremy is similar to this archetype. But not solely, if that makes sense.
The Super-Villian
This character is almost a mad-genious in thier methods of getting to the end. They only have one goal and that is to win and prove they outsmarted each of the people they voted out. This character goes through things such as Having a negative image from the jury, forming bitter juries, actively hunting advantages, being too strategic, social game can suffer, decent in challenges, willing to cut anyone, tunnel visioned on being the best, etc. These characters will get into arguments in camp and tribal, call people out, not scared of how the jury will react, etc.
Can this archetype win? Often-times these players will personally target other players and dictate thier strategies around the game as if it was a chess game. And forget about the personal relationships. They have and will lose to juries that felt burned by this player.
However, it can win. You can disagree with me here if you want. We almost seen that in EoE when Rick Devens comes back from the edge and goes loco on the game. He is essentially public enemy number 1 with alot of power from advantages. He is seen playing jokes on players, like making fake idols and then laughing hysterically when they find them. Basically he is a villian because his whole game revolved around tricks and schemes to get through each vote. However, in this case the jury was on the super villain's side because he was avenging the players voted out. They were rooting for him because he was doing what they needed to happen to make themselves feel better about being voted out by these same people.
I would even argue that the Edge returnee is naturally a villian. Because of the circumstances revolving them coming back into the game, advantage-handed, and set loose to wreak as much havoc as possible. And shake the end-game up. Yes this includes Natalie and Chris because don't lie. Both of these players brought heavy controversy with the things they did in both of the EoE returnees games they played. And that's what a super villian does. They will bring controversy
I believe Russel Hantz dominates this archetype. Others we could use are Boston Rob, Domenick, Rick Devens, Coach, Gerv, Chris U., Natalie A., Chrissy, Sugar, and many more.

Now here is where we get tricky.

The Bad Cop
I believe Tony is the only character that can pull this off. As it is his occupation infused with another archetype. I think Tony is a Super Villian, infused with his cop mentality. A super villian is not afraid to piss people off because that's what they do. However cops are supposed to be the law, they arent supposed to act like a criminal. So Tony the Bad Cop, plays the game the way the Super Villian does, in the sneakiest way possible. People like him because he knows the way he plays will be looked down upon, so he becomes this undercover mob boss behind your back. Meanwhile to your face he is the loyal cop that is there to help you.
Tony is a special player for this reason. That's why his first win is so widely respected, and why he also now has a second win to his name. Playing one of the best games in the shows history, against all-winners.
The Bad Cop will become your ally, give you thier word, lie to you, blindside you, etc. They will give you thier word by day, and stab you in the back the same night. These characters are Tony, Sarah.
The Good Cop
The Good Cop is basically the partner to The Bad Cop. We are introduced to this in WAW. Where Sarah partners with Bad Cop Tony.
The Good Cop has not existed without The Bad Cop. However The Bad Cop can exist without The Good Cop.
We have seen Sarah on S34 straight out say that she has to switch her game up. She plays S34 as The Bad Cop, and like Tony, it wins the game. She gains your trust, lies, backstabs people, etc. Just as Tony does in Cagyan. This is as Sarah says playing as a criminal. However this is not true because Sarah is a cop only playing as a criminal. Which in-turn makes her first and foremost a bad cop.
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2020.05.12 20:53 kennetharthurFG Why I don't think Tony Vlachos can get any votes at Tribal Council and Sarah or Michele are primed to win

This is long. So long that I went OVER the 40,000 character limit. Maybe the first person in Survivor history! If you're crazy enough to read that, I posted the rest in substack.
tl;dr horrible social game
When I finished watching the penultimate episode of Survivor: Winners at War (the not so subtle episode title being “The Penultimate Step of War”), I like many other people watched in amazement as Tony Vlachos seemingly took several more steps towards a relatively easy victory against a field of previous champions. He had won three straight immunity challenges at one point. He had found a hidden immunity idol that he hasn’t had to use yet because he has received zero votes this season. He literally doubled down on spy locations by building both a spy bunker and a spy nest, and then the spy nest actually gave him good intel when he overheard Denise’s plot to oust him.
But then I looked outside and remembered I can’t go out there and re-watched the entire season over the weekend. Then it hit me: that’s right, I’m dumb. And my calculations of how Tony has managed to make it this far without receiving any votes were, much like Sandra, off the island. Not to rag on “the Queen” too hard, but the way that she got that moniker could be more fitting to the season 40 winner than the crown itself.
I too can double down and I also happened to finish re-watching Survivor: Heroes vs Villains last week. (Oh you think that’s bad? This is the second time I’ve watch HvV this year. I was binge-watching 20-year-old TV shows before quarantine even started.) I was, slightly less pathetically, watching it with two friends over FaceTime and they had never seen it before. I’ve been taking them through several of my favorites seasons during this time, with my “Survivor Phase One” plan culminating in HvV because it’s the closest thing we have to an event like Winners at War.
It is also, I think, the greatest cast and greatest tribe the show has ever seen. That being the Villains, who fairly well dominated the Heroes throughout and ended up as the final four. Among the Villains tribe were four players who have won Survivor and in Winners at War, including Sandra, the game’s only two-time winner. “Queen.”
Except literally until it dawned on everybody at the final tribal that Sandra had actually built a case to win by reminding the jury that she had tried over and over again to warn them about the rival sitting next to her, Sandra was that season’s joke. The broadcast barely ever brings up her previous win on Pearl Islands, not until it is briefly mentioned to Russell Hantz in the finale as a reason she won’t get votes and that she doesn’t care, “I’ll take the $100,000,” and she’s played as a “goat” being led to the finals as someone who couldn’t get a single vote.
“But I don’t know about that.”
Despite being in the conversation as the worst challenge performer in Survivor history, a title she’s proud of, and rightfully so as the challenges do not matter too much when it comes to voting. As shown in her tribal council against Russell and Parvati Shallow, another previous winner.
In winning a final challenge in a matter of a second or two over Parvati and Jerri Manthey (and not Sandra), Russell secured his second individual immunity. He had found a hidden immunity idol. He had a Hero send him a hidden immunity idol. Parvati had won three individual immunity necklaces. She found a hidden immunity idol. And Russell gave her a hidden immunity idol too. Sandra had none of that.
And why would she need it? She wasn’t the goat. Russell was the goat. Sandra was the false goat. And she was squeaky clean. You don’t need the jewelry to win Survivor, you need the votes.
As much as I love Russell Hantz for being one of the most entertaining players in Survivor history, one of the most dedicated and loving fans of the game, and a real marvel in understanding how to manipulate a group of people, he never stood a chance at winning any of his three seasons. Because while Russell can manipulate people, he can’t do anything to win them back when the game goes to the jury. The people he manipulated. That’s another thing that’s so fascinating about Survivor, is that you’re always facing a group of people at the end who believe they should be sitting where you’re sitting and you damn well better explain how that happened in a way that makes me want to give you the million dollars that should be my million dollars.
Survivor is not always about being the person people want to vote for, it is often about not being the person that people will never vote for. And people will never vote for Russell Hantz.
I believe people will vote for Tony Vlachos and we saw it happen once before. I just don’t believe that any of these people will vote for him.
In re-watching the season, I took down notes on the five players remaining in the game and tried to keep a tally on the moves they had pulled both good and bad:
Tony Vlachos
Sarah Lacina
Michele Fitzgerald
Ben Driebergen
Denise Stapley
I also took notes about what people would say about these people, how the jury responded to them, and generally interesting or notable things that happened this season. As you know, Survivor is a gameshow that runs day and night for the castaways and we only get 45 minutes of that per week usually, so I’m only going off of what was shown in the edits. Oftentimes, votes will be notably influenced by relationships and moments that we never saw.
But as I tracked their moves episode by episode, a ranking became pretty clear by midseason, around episode seven.
Tony and Sarah had the most moves out of those five people, and while Tony was getting a ton of airtime with CBS, Sarah was doing a lot more positive things which I’ll go over in a moment. I didn’t really agree at the time that there was a close third place to those two. Denise had made the biggest headline move of the season at that point when she had used Sandra’s hidden immunity idol against her to vote out the “Queen,” but at the time I wondered if that was even smart.
Tony was right there and Sandra was telling her that he was a big threat who had to go, and then Denise took out a player who would have sat out every challenge for the rest of the season if she could have over a player who I thought was dominating the game at that point of my re-watch. It was the best opportunity in the entire game to get rid of Tony and Denise took out a player who would quit immediately after. Not only that, she wasted her own hidden immunity idol on Jeremy Collins, who had cast a vote against her that night.
In retrospect, maybe Denise could see what I think I see now: that Tony was not really a threat at all. Perhaps Tony too is a goat disguised as a lion.
My feelings on Michele at that point were that she hadn’t been shown doing much of anything other than talking about Wendell Holland; CBS really failed the bechdel test on that one for awhile. And Ben was portrayed as the goat in goat’s clothing. Even if Ben were to respond to this, I’m not sure what he’d argue was a moment where he “looked good” in the game in at least the first half of the season.
My ranking around episode seven or eight had to be:
Sarah
Tony
Denise
Michele
Ben
But even then I knew that Tony’s big heroics weren’t even close to coming yet. He had been shown up to that point as being the funny guy, the wacky guy, the erratic guy, the paranoid guy, and with Sarah and Ben only, the loyal guy, but it was in these home stretch episodes where he’s blown away Survivor fans like myself who hope to see “greatness” every season, just like an NBA or NFL fan would. Not MLB though. They’re looking for stuff right down the middle.
Except that before I even got to the home stretch I was quickly beginning to realize that Tony had alienated many jury members. During the season that he won, Brains vs Brawn vs Beauty, Tony’s chaos at tribal was part of his charm. He’d appear to be in trouble but then he’d talk about a “bag of tricks” and other things that he could do and sure enough he did find idols and make cool moves and then he somehow managed to convince Woo Hwang to take him to the final over Kass McQuillen and he’s the winner. Woo’s decision was dubbed one of the worst in Survivor history because of the obviousness of not taking Tony to the finals.
If not for that, maybe nine Survivors out of 10 end up taking Kass, and 90% of the time, Tony isn’t a sole survivor. I now believe this season will be the one where people are begging to take Tony to the finals much like Sandra and Parvati were happy to sit at the end with Russell.
However in this season, Tony’s chaos at tribal has been shown on TV as being annoying to both the jury and the future jury aka the people he’s voting out. The night that he targeted and successfully sent Kim Spradlin to the Edge of Extinction, he first had to create a huge spectacle that caused confusion and slowed down the conversation without doing anything positive for the game. This was actually the second time during the season that chaos at tribal was started by Tony whispering to Jeremy and drawing attention to himself and his paranoia.
The entire time, Sarah was doing damage control. Kim went to Sarah: “What’s Tony doing?” At that point it really hit me like it didn’t hit my dumb brain the first time I watched it: Kim would never vote for Tony to win $2 million over Sarah. Never. In fact, she wouldn’t vote for him over Denise either. Or Michele. And maybe not Ben. Not from what I had surmised from the season.
And then I realized that would be true for a lot of people.
Jeremy will never vote for Tony. Another player blindsided by Tony after he had earned trust with Jeremy (“extremely believable” was how Jeremy felt about him just before Tony voted him out) and he’s going to vote for Michele if he gets the chance to. If he can’t vote for Michele, he’ll vote for Sarah. Or probably Denise, who used that idol on him.
If Natalie Anderson doesn’t come back from the edge, then she’s going to be a vote and she hasn’t seen a lick of the game except for at tribal council. She only knows that and what she’s heard. And Natalie is so close to Jeremy, that’s why she was the first voted out. If Jeremy isn’t voting for Tony, neither is Natalie.
Slowly the votes topple one by one.
Nick Wilson isn’t going to vote for Tony. Sophie Clarke isn’t going to vote for Tony. Adam Klein isn’t going to vote for Tony. Wendell Holland isn’t going to vote for Tony. Parvati Shallow isn’t going to vote for Tony.
Not if he’s up against Sarah or Michele, in my opinion, and potentially not if he’s up against Denise. If any of those three are in the finals with him, then I am not sure he can get enough votes to win. I am not sure he can get votes at all. Because not only that, I think most players who would return from the edge can beat him. Remember, Tony doesn’t know most of these people. He played with Sarah twice before and he can’t put her on the jury and expect to get her vote, she already said that. If he backstabs her, he’s even more hopeless. He was out of his second season, Game Changers, almost immediately. So nobody from that season really knows him either.
The only reason Sarah is protecting Tony is because she knows she can beat him. And she maybe can’t beat Michele. Tony and Sarah have made these moves together and Tony can’t betray her, so he has to go up against her. Meaning he has to go up against someone who will probably beat him in a landslide once you realize that Sarah has also made a ton of really nice moves, more successful moves, and has won the social game that Tony has failed at to a disastrous level.
These are how I rank the final “six” players in Survivor, based on how likely it is that I think they will win. This is not necessarily my ranking of how they played the game, but the beauty of Survivor and the fans is that we tend to create a mysterious and illogical space between those two concepts.
Sarah
Sarah gets the advantage over Michele because she has done the best job of positioning herself for the final three. While her alliance with Tony and Ben is described as “rock solid” by Sarah, Michele has no such luck. She doesn’t know who is coming back from the edge and if they’ll want to work with her. It doesn’t mean that won’t happen, it just means that I can only go off of the most recent episode.
Let’s say that Natalie returns from the edge. Is that someone who will want to work with Michele and Denise and vice versa? I think the answer is obviously “yes” but only out of total necessity; Michele can’t beat Natalie either. Or at least, she has to fear that the person who spent 30+ days on the edge with most of the jury will end up with some votes.
I think Sarah has played the strongest game up to this point. Getting the opportunity to buy the “steal a vote” advantage for a token wasn’t up to her (so I don’t give credit to a lot of the people who got those scrolls from the edge) but it included a challenge of her having to sneak it and snatch it from inside a torch at the enemy’s camp. What an insane challenge that nobody else had to go through! Hey, find some consistency with these tokens next season, we need at least one good economy left!
On top of that, Sarah actually used her advantage successfully and most idols and advantages this year have been for naught. They were wasted. Sarah’s wasn’t. At the first tribe swap, Sarah and Sophie seemed out-numbered, but she flipped Ben immediately and then at tribal, does a complete sell job on Boston Rob to make him feel super comfortable in case he has an idol. He didn’t, but Sarah and Sophie were claiming themselves as helpless victims and if she had actually felt that way, she would have wasted her steal a vote.
Instead, it helped get Tyson Apostol out for the second time.
She created the Cops R Us alliance with Tony (or, re-created) in the beginning of the season, saw him as a wonderful shield to absorb all the negative feedback of their moves, and then legitimately escapes blame for the times he went rogue and voted behind her back. Like with Sophie. Who will obviously vote for Sarah over Tony, her secret alliance that shockingly was kept secret at all in spite of the fact that this is their third time playing together.
Cops R Us was all behind the scenes — it had to be in order for it to work, but also because it helped Sarah separates herself from the villain of the season in Tony and “perception is reality” — it’s the statement that Michele tells Sarah late in the season to try and get her to flip on Tony. “They see him as the one pulling the strings.”
“Tony is a boss,” says Boston Rob at the tribal council where Tony stops Jeff Probst so that he can quietly ask Jeremy who he voted for (a tribal first, I think), then loudly asks Sarah if she wants his hidden immunity idol, to which she politely declines. I’m not sure if it was a compliment.
Sarah hears this from Michele: “perception is reality” that Tony is the one pulling the strings. She feigns worry. Or maybe she doesn’t, but I assume she does. This is the plan. “Yes, Tony is the one pulling the strings. You want me to get rid of him for that? Nobody likes the strings. They want impeachment.”
But Tony wasn’t the only person who she was shown having a strong connection with.
We see early in the season that Tyson and Sarah love to laugh together. It’s an odd scene to place in an episode when you’ve got 45 minutes per week or so, but it endears me more to Sarah. In fact, I’ve found myself liking her more and more as the season went on, and that she may be in my top-five all-time. And it occurs to me why: She’s likable! And CBS is making an effort to show you that she’s likable. Including late in the year when she’s hosting a fashion show and tells the people at home, “Tony sucks at the social game.” Sarah was also criticized by some people for giving a reward to Nick on his birthday, but it never circled back to her and put a target on her back and spoke again to her playing a social game.
As reward challenges are phased out of the broadcast, this one stays in.
Of course Sarah has to eventually turn on Tyson, Nick, Kim, and others, just like Tony does, but he gets the blood on his hands. She also manipulates Ben as she needs to, including getting him to believe that blindsiding Nick is his idea, even when he desperately has wanted to get out Jeremy for several votes and failed.
It’s not a clue, it’s right in our faces: People don’t want to give Tony Vlachos $2 million unless they absolutely have to. And yet he’s definitely going to try and help Sarah get to the final because he knows that he can’t cut her now. If Tony backstabs Sarah, he’s just giving $2 million to Michele or the Edge.
Sarah’s two alliance members also both possess hidden immunity idols, making it difficult to see how the other three can beat them at the next vote without getting very lucky, unless Ben realizes he can’t beat Sarah or Tony and flips to two other people he can’t beat. Sarah is strong with Tony and Ben because they are the two people left in the game who could get zero votes.
I see Sarah having the clearest path to the final, the easiest win if her alliance is the final three, and an edit that has all the elements necessary to sell her as the true champion of Winners at War.
Advantages Left: 3 Fire Tokens
Michele
Everybody who wins their season of Survivor deserves to have won that season of Survivor and that is the beauty of the game. The only way to determine who did the best is “Who won?” That’s it. Nobody’s gonna talk about how you really crushed it at finishing fourth. It’s the same speech that Boston Rob gives Michele early in the season as he’s trying to get hoop on stick in tree, his favorite game as a kid outside Fenway just hopin’ to get a glance of Ted Williams, I imagine.
That being said, it doesn’t mean we can’t assign quality of win to players each season and I can’t say that Michele’s current season has shown much championship quality other than the cut of her talking about how she’s proving herself this season after being considered a “lucky” champion of a different Brains vs Brawn vs Beauty.
I didn’t quite understand how she was using her fire tokens; like buying a 50/50 coin but then so flippantly giving it to Jeremy, even though she was voting against him. Then she would voluntarily sit out challenges, play terribly in other challenges, and stepped off for shared peanut butter to gift an immunity necklace to Denise at a critical point in the game. Like, “THIS IS YOUR ONLY TIME PLAYING THIS SEASON, KEEP THOSE FOR YOURSELF.” There’s some mentality that you have to be ruthless to win. To gain respect. But Michele has gained respect through her generosity and taking on a caregiver role with her alliance members and tribe mates and she probably has the most friends on the jury right now.
While the most recent episode showed Michele winning the immunity necklace right when she needed it most — a similar story to her BvBvB win — her strongest moves have been much more subtle. I don’t think that anyone the jury cares if Michele wins a single immunity, but she may need to win at least one more to get in front of the jury at all because she’s the number one threat and she is the second-to-last person Cops R Us wants to see sitting with them in the final three.
Michele seems to have used her relationships to position herself to get votes against any of these three players who have made big moves. These people who have stabbed the jury in the back. Or in the case of Ben, just been a huge asshole to people like Adam and Jeremy along the way and you can’t get a single vote.
She’s the anti-Ben.
Michele says that this season has been a “struggle” to get people on board for a single vote and that will be played up at final tribal if she makes it. “I kept trying to pull moves but I couldn’t get anyone to listen to me.” It would be the exact same argument as Sandra at HvV. She saw Ben playing both sides but couldn’t get him out. She wants to take out Tony in episode 12 but can’t.
Tony is her Russell Hantz.
Russell took Sandra because he thought she was such an easy win because he only thinks about the game as being some impressive display of wartime strategy. “Aren’t you amazed at how I’ve manipulated all of you into being stupid enough to give me a million dollars?” No, they aren’t amazed. They’re pissed. They just want the money for themselves but if they can’t have it, neither can you.
She could be Tony’s Sandra, if he doesn’t know it.
“She’s bad at most challenges”
“Her 50/50 coin didn’t matter”
“She didn’t find any hidden immunity idols”
The jury doesn’t care about any of this. Tony played the game the hardest, but playing hard doesn’t win Survivor. Getting votes at the end does.
Jeremy would vote Michele, and Natalie would most likely follow him.
Nick and Wendell would most likely vote Michele. If Denise is in the jury, her too. Parvati would vote Michele. That’s six votes without much of a thought and six votes could be enough to win if the remaining 10 votes are split.
We saw Boston Rob and Michele talk about the validity of winning and Boston Rob assured her she rightfully won her season. What does he care of Tony and Ben? Ben flipped on him and voted him out. Sarah voted him out. Many of these people have simply been sitting on the edge and watching the jury and it would not be hard to see Boston Rob and his wife Boston Amber (she took his first name) taking that information and jointly voting for Hoboken Michele.
Other than certain players who could return from the edge, Michele probably has the most jury power right now. But because she’s not in as good of a position to make the final three as Sarah, I can’t see her as being quite as likely to win. But Michele was seen as a favorite going into the season and her edit has been a mix of good and bad that would keep her off the radar and also allow for a “champions” edit at the start of the reunion show.
There’s no question to me that Sarah and Michele have the most obvious b-roll shots and comments about their game for a “champions” edit. This is a really close 1-2 for me, but Michele has a more difficult path to the final three.
Advantages Left: 3 Fire Tokens
Edge Edgerton
I won’t spend too much time on this because we simply don’t know who will come back from the edge. Here are my power rankings for who comes back from the edge as of right now:
Tyson
Natalie
Ethan (shocker, I know)
Wendell
Boston Rob
Parvati
Tyson has an advantage in the challenge to get back in, he won the first challenge to get back in because he’s a challenge beast, and he has a hidden immunity idol gifted to him by Natalie. I also think Tyson’s gotten an edit that would imply that something special in his season is going to happen.
Natalie has THREE advantages in the final challenges, though we don’t know what those advantages are. I find the flaw in this season’s edge and fire tokens to be that Natalie had the most advantage on the edge because she was there the longest. Which means that she was out of the main game the longest. But she’s rewarded for that? I don’t agree with that concept of gamesmanship but so be it. She’s a freak athlete and she has three advantages, an idol, and was loading up on peanut butter. Natalie could get back into the game.
Finally, Ethan is one of the people in this who won’t have an advantage. He’s also been on the edge since the fourth vote, so he must be tired and weaker by now. But Ethan’s gotten a ton of airtime this season. He is the most likable person on the show maybe and that could be the only reason why he’s shown a lot, but he’s not just here to smile and crush adversity. Ethan can play too, and if he gets back into the game … sorry, I’m already crying.
Wendell has an advantage and something about his edit in the last episode told me, “It could be him.” Boston Rob has an advantage, an idol, and is THE challenge beast, but what we saw this season was not the same Boston Rob. Parvati’s also gotten a lot of time on TV and she’s won a ton of friends in the jury while playing from the edge. If the challenge has to do with concentration and endurance, that’s where Parv really shines.
Any of these players may come close to sweeping at final tribal, which is why the final five might actually have to band together one more time to get them out. If that person is Tyson, Natalie, or Boston Rob, we know that’s not going to happen at the next tribal because of the immunity idol, and that’s where the game could get extremely interesting.
Denise
I really don’t see much in Denise’s game this season, but that’s not the way that Sarah sees it. In one of the last episodes, she really fears that Denise will win the game if she makes the final three. That she hasn’t pissed off a single person on the jury, people like her, and she “took out the Queen.” When Denise boasted at the merge of her move to take Sandra’s idol and then vote her out with it, we saw people like Wendell make it clear that he didn’t want to see her on the island for a second more.
Which tells you that if Wendell is sitting on the jury and Denise is sitting at tribal council, he might vote for her to win. And a lot of others may agree with Wendell.
If Tony backstabs Sarah and brings Ben and Denise, we could see Denise win this game with 12 or 13 votes. At least. She doesn’t have a long resume and she doesn’t need a long resume. Though Denise is clear during the season that she’s “here to play the game like everyone else,” she also notes that her strategy is to look weak. “I need you more than you need me,” she explains in a confessional.
But she’s got a pitch to the jury that is not quite that weak.
Denise won two immunity necklaces (albeit both in gender-split competitions and with two females stepping down for peanut butter at the last one). She found one idol, then bought an idol from Sandra to get her out of the game. She could claim now that she didn’t get Tony out at the time — or at any time — because she too recognized that he couldn’t get any votes. She gave Jeremy her idol because she wanted respect for playing the game hard in between the moments where she’d pull her “humble” game and do the “anybody but me” Sandra routine.
Jeremy: “Denise is playing better than you think.”
Wendell: “That’s what I’m saying.”
She would build relationships but then be totally open to betraying them if she had to. She was into blindsiding Jeremy. She was fine with voting out Adam, her day one ride or die. But she was so meek, so humble, so small, and so quiet, that the target was never on her. Tony and Jeremy are constantly focused on “meat shields” because they see themselves as the biggest threats, guys who need to keep each other around, but what they overlook is the fact that Tony and Jeremy are simply “meat shields” to the perceived weaker players. Like Denise.
Denise has slid under the radar because of both the Cops R Us side and the Michele-Jeremy-Nick side. If you want to say she’s “riding coattails,” she’s fine with that. Anything that gets her to the end. Her best play right now would be to convince Tony that he can’t beat Sarah — which is true — and to instead let her beat him. I mean, he’s going to believe that Sarah has more moves and maybe that Denise only has two or three jury votes, but I don’t know about that.
Michele and Sarah simply have better arguments and better paths to the finals. Denise has a few moments that could be built up as a really sneaky assassin victory for Winners at War, but not nearly as many as those other two. I don’t know that she can beat three of the six remaining players — which is precisely why she’s fourth for me.
Advantages Left: None
Tony
In between all the moves that make for great Survivor television, Tony Vlachos was efficiently dismantling any hopes he had for winning Winners at War. That’s the only way I see it now and I think there’s only two people who Tony could potentially beat at this point: Ben and a really weak player from the edge, like maybe Adam. (I actually love Adam as a player, but he can’t win this season.)
Even in that scenario, I wonder if Sarah would successfully destroy Tony’s game with whatever amount of time she has to talk to the jury when he betrays her. “Let’s give it to that cutie Adam, remember how cute it was when he tried to play Jeff Probst as an idol?”
But against almost any player in the final three, I don’t see how Tony can be a more favorable option to give $2 million to than of them because he’s the last person many of these jury members may want to win. It’s not as simple as thinking that the jury will respect that Tony backstabbed, lied, and flipped his way to the final three however he could. That’s what Russell believed would happen and he got zero votes.
Final tribal at HvV was a moment to sound off on all three players, including Sandra but especially Russell. What will they have to say to Tony?
During this season, many people did have positive things to say about Tony. Yul says at one tribal that he thought Tony would be an “asshole” but that he’s actually great. Later in the season with her neck on the block, Kim says that she loves Tony, but he’s got to be the one to go. We never saw a truly jovial side to Russell and we do see that in Tony. He’s always been a fun guy to have around. The type of guy who’d catch a shark for you. The type of guy who’d climb a 30-foot ladder made out of popsicle sticks for you. The type of guy who, if he’s truly loyal to you, will jump on a grenade for you.
But the problem is that he was only truly loyal to Ben and Sarah and he has been fake loyal to many others. That duplicitous nature is what got Russell zero votes and could land Tony in a similar position.
He wants Jeremy around as a meat shield, and vice versa, but as soon as Jeremy wants to target Sarah or Sophie, Tony tries to organize a blindside against him. When Jeremy gets voted out down the line, thinking Tony had his back because he was “extremely believable,” he tells Tony “bad move, dude” for flipping on him. Sounds like now he’ll never get Jeremy’s vote. Or Natalie’s for that matter.
At one point he sees his only path as playing both sides, so he makes Jeremy-Michele-Nick-Kim believe that he’s with them and he even appears to be momentarily. They blindside Sophie, which causes Sarah to call her partner “Grimey.” Ben also loses trust in Tony after that, attempting to hide the fact that he found a hidden immunity idol from Tony but without being covert enough. He used four people to betray his alliance but now three of those people are gone and Kim never truly believed Tony. She’s never going to vote for Tony if she’s got Sarah, Michele, Denise, or an edge player as options. We can also safely assume that Sophie isn’t champing at the bit to make Tony a champ.
We even see that on the edge when Parvati and Natalie find the extortion advantage, they have an opportunity to try and ruin anyone’s game out there. In one scenario, the player is out of fire tokens and in debt and in the other, they’re not playing in the immunity challenge or getting a vote at tribal. The person who receives this note from the edge could be completely screwed and they know it.
The person they chose to use the extortion on was … Tony.
As he reads the note, Tony believes that someone is willing him an advantage in the game. That’s how unaware he is that he’s the villain. If Natalie and Parv are willing to extort Tony for six coins, are they also willing to vote for him to win $2 million? Exactly how many friends does Tony have on the edge?
During the first tribal of the penultimate episode, the discussion from Jeff centers around how people will view brutal blindsides this season. Everyone feels comfortable that they’re safe during this one, which obviously means that someone is very wrong. Nick says, “We’re not chess pieces.” People don’t want to be treated like objects this time around, they want to be treated like people. The same people they were when Survivor brought out the loved ones for every single person, whether they were on the edge or in the game, and this season above all others has been stressing family.
Not just the families that these people have often discussed on the show — kids left behind by the Bostons, Tyson, Sarah, Parvati, Jeremy, and probably more than that — but also the Survivor family. Jeff is so excited to bring back 20 winners in the premiere that he has maybe the only cringy moment in 20 years when he does some pirate accent during the toast. Then the whole edge bombards Jeff at the end of tribal after they had received loved ones visits that day. They love him and they love this game and they want to crown a winner who is not the black sheep of that family.
I believe they love Tony too, but there may not be a single person on the jury who has really played with him prior to this and he has been the black sheep of this season. He would not be the person that I think they’d crown as the winner of WoW unless he situates himself perfectly at final tribal. Because he can’t really backstab Sarah to get in that position anyway, I see few scenarios where Tony can actually win.
Cops R Us is actually “Good Cop/Bad Cop” and are people going to vote for the person who is punching them in the face or the person who is getting them a Diet Coke? Sarah is dragging Tony and Ben’s bloodied bodies into the final circle not out of loyalty, but because it’s her best shot to win. People want to vote for the person who has made Winners at War an enjoyable experience for them. In the case of the viewers, that’s Tony. In the cases of the people on the island, it’s not the person who turns a simple vote into stressful chaos.
Advantages Left: 1 Immunity Idol, 3 Fire Tokens
Ben
Can you have played the worst game of the season if you make final tribal? By definition I think that’s what a goat really is. The only valid reason I can see to why Ben is still around at all is that he seems to be the furthest thing from a “big threat” that he constantly seems to claim that he is.
But again, in the game of Survivor, not being perceived as a threat can be the same thing as being a threat. Unfortunately for Ben, he could also be the most hated player left in the game, even more so than Tony, who is at least being cutthroat in the spirit of winning the game. Ben seems to have simply succumb to the harshness of the environment and the more annoyed he gets with living in these conditions, the more annoying he becomes to his tribemates.
It’s not as though Ben has done nothing. Side-by-side with Michele and Denise, Ben’s paper resume could be as good or better. He positioned himself under Tony, Jeremy, and Tyson at the merge and targeted floaters. He aligned himself with Sarah at the first tribe swap — but I honestly think that’s also one of his flubs.
Instead of using Boston Rob for one vote to get out Sophie or Sarah — more legitimate threats during this season probably — he worked with Sophie and Sarah to get out Boston Rob. Then he could have used the remaining player to get rid of Boston Rob at the next tribal. Of course, Ben didn’t know that Sarah had a steal a vote that would have saved her and sent home Boston Rob, but I still think it’s what he should have done.
Instead, he teamed up with Sarah, Sophie, and Adam against Boston Rob, then spent the next nine days or so being a complete asshole to Adam. At least from what we saw on camera. He aligned with Adam out of necessity, but he burned him as a potential jury vote for no clear reason. He later did the same thing with Jeremy, who brings with him Natalie’s vote also. When Ben attempts to blindside Jeremy, who was warned by Tony and saves himself, he stares down Ben. He’s not going to get Jeremy’s vote.
What exactly is the “strategy” there?
Ben does find an idol, but he was not in control of his situation awareness enough to see the idol and hide it from Tony. To leave it be and know where it is and grab it when Tony’s not looking. But he doesn’t do that and so he has to fake celebrate with Tony instead — and the damage is already done. He’s got an idol and he’s lost trust with Tony. He didn’t trust Tony at that point, but that doesn’t mean he should have sacrificed the trust that Tony desperately needed from Ben after blindsiding Sophie.
When Nick and Kim see their chance to blindside Tony, they go to Ben. He could have taken that information and kept it without pissing off anybody, but he goes and tells Tony. Nick and Kim are foiled. They too, will never vote for Ben.
When Boston Rob wants information out of Ben early in the season, it’s easy. When Sarah wants to plant the idea in his head that he’s the one making the Nick blindside decision, it’s easy. Does Boston Rob (and Amber Rob) want to make the winner of Winners at War the player who he could so easily have mind control over?
I doubt that.
Ben also tries to get Jeremy to get Michele to give him the 50/50 token again just to be sure that she doesn’t have any advantages. Jeremy, the guy who he’s giving the cold shoulder to and losing all trust with. Jeremy, the close friend of Michele. “At first I liked Ben, and now everything he does annoys me” Jeremy. This pisses off Michele. She too won’t vote for Ben.
Throughout the season, Ben talks about how this season he wants to find “good people” who he can trust and he seems willing to keep everyone else outside of that circle. But by the end, Ben’s only friends seem to be the two people who he would be sitting at the end with, and even those two probably wouldn’t vote for Ben. That’s why Ben’s here. Because he can’t get any votes.
Tony can’t get any votes either. But Ben less so can’t get any votes. I could see Tony beating Ben and Adam. I couldn’t seen Ben beating any two players who could be sitting at this final tribal. He has few friends, few moves, and his only real play is that he intentionally isolated and annoyed so that he could position himself in the final three against Cops R Us. “The true villains of WoW who backstabbed you all. Split the votes with them 5-5, give me the other 6.”
I don’t see any scenario though that gives him six.
Advantages Left: 1 Immunity Idol, 0 Fire Tokens
Outlast
20 years ago, Jeff Probst and 16 castaways started this amazing game for the first time. By the end, the “villain” had won: Richard Hatch defeated Kelly Wigglesworth by a 4-3 vote. Except that while Richard was naked and cutthroat about the game and the people in it, he essentially became a Survivor legend — the first winner and in some ways the architect of alliances — not because of what he had done. But because of what his opponent had done.
Hatch was not a challenge beast. Kelly was. Actually, when the game was on the line, Richard Hatch crumbled. He couldn’t win immunity to get from 4 to 3, and then at 3, he was the first to quit. He saw no reason for him to continue, he believed that both players would take him to the end. He was right.
Wigglesworth won the last five immunity challenges — dominating her way into the final two against all odds — but the jury wasn’t there to read resumes. They were there to get revenge. And while it is true that the vote was also decided by one player making his choice at random, the moment that everyone remembers about Survivor: Borneo was Sue Hawk telling Kelly that she could suck her dick.
Okay, she didn’t say “suck my dick” but that would have been pretty funny. What she said instead was also funny and much more specific, which was that she wouldn’t give her water to save her life. Suck. My.
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2020.02.14 18:48 MarkMcGonagle Season 40 Premiere In-depth Edgic Analysis

I don’t expect anyone to read all of this because I really went overboard, but maybe you'll want to check out what I thought of certain people's premiere. (I’m not sure if my confessional count is correct, I was trying to count while taking edgic notes.)
UTR:
Danni UTRP2 (2 confessionals): Ah Danni, the OG UTR Queen is back at it. Danni’s opening confessional didn’t tell us much – simply that the style of play has changed drastically since Guatemala and that she was nervous about it. We didn’t get any explanation of how she intended to play this new style, other than pointing out that she thought Rob should go because there wouldn’t be many opportunities to take him out. This name-drop of a target obviously didn’t come to fruition because of Ben rating her out, so for me, this wasn’t really a strategic confessional that could warrant MOR or CP, but more something that was included to build on Rob’s story of being a threat.
I gave Danni P-tone because of Rob saying how much he respected and trusted her for telling him the truth. Danni’s only other confessional was a throwaway comment about paranoia during the scramble, and for that reason she never rose above a UTR rating for me. This introduction, coupled with the fact that Danni was the only member of her tribe not to speak at tribal council, doesn’t give me high hopes for her winning this season. (Unless she’s hiding her strategy from production again!)
Michelle UTR2 (1 confessional): Poor Michelle, this really wasn’t a good premiere for her. Other than a short soundbite in the opening montage, we didn’t really hear from Michelle at all until after her tribe had gone to tribal council. Even then, her one confessional was just saying how bad tribal went because she was left out of the vote. She did mention having something to prove because of the doubt surrounding her win, but then Ben took the reins of narrating how the new-schoolers could turn the tide, so I didn’t find the comment from Michelle particularly complex. Unlike Danni, Michelle at least got to speak at tribal, but again it wasn’t the greatest look – she said she was usually calm, but her head was spinning. I’ve seen some suggest that Michelle was protected by the edit as she voted with Natalie and Jeremy, and that might be the case, but I find it hard to believe. If Michelle was our winner and had to be protected this episode, I still think she would have had a confessional when the tribe hit the beach, and that that comment at tribal about spinning would probably have been left out. I also think she would have had more of a “this is what I have to do now” type confessional – similar to Ben’s – after being blindsided, to give her any winner legitimacy.
Another thing to note from Michelle – which might turn out not to be important at all but that seemed pointed to me – was the focus on her facial expressions/reactions when Jeff was explaining fire tokens and the Edge of Extinction. Michelle didn’t look happy at all and the camera made a point of zooming in on her during this segment – could it be possible Michelle’s downfall in the game will be the result of fire tokens or the Edge? Or maybe the editors were just poking fun at the fact that Michelle’s win didn’t rely on advantages, so of course she wouldn’t want more of them introduced.
Sarah UTR2 (1 Confessional): There really isn’t much to say about Sarah other than I’m pretty sure she isn’t winning with this opening. She got a soundbite in the montage and her only confessional in the episode was reminding us that she’s the most recent female winner and that the other nine women on the cast were all intimidating. She did mention the season being “nasty” and I’m just praying that’s an allusion to her having a full-blown villain edit later – what we deserved from her in Game Changers. Sarah also had no tribal council content, so I’m really not high on her chances of winning.
MOR:
Adam MORM4 (3 Confessionals): I’m inclined to think this wasn’t a great premiere for Adam. His first two confessionals were just throwaway narration – one about there not being any easy targets, and the second about not sleeping over fear of the Edge. Neither of these explained how he intended to play the game or mentioned anything about his strategy or personal life.
Then we had the whole “lost with Denise” debacle. Firstly, I’m really surprised at Adam of all people for making this mistake – surely his superfan status takes a hit after making this “rookie mistake” as Jeremy put it. Even though the target was eventually shifted from Adam and Denise, I still think the focus on this situation was detrimental to his chances of going far and/or winning. Unlike others who found themselves on the bottom throughout the episode – Tyson and Kim, for example – who noticed they were in trouble and attempted to do something about it, Adam had to be told he was in trouble by Ben. Granted, he got some P-tone from Ben for being a savvy gameplayer to counterbalance his negativity – thus my ranking as M-toned – but Adam didn’t have the social chops to pick up on his predicament himself.
His third confessional – explaining his position – also came across as indignant at him being targeted over Natalie and Jeremy, rather than being focused on how he would shift the target – hence his lack of a CP rating. Though we did see Adam scrambling, and the person he wanted out get sent to the Edge, I don’t believe the edit was telling us this was down to his gameplay alone. Parvati and Rob were presented as playing well, while the new-schoolers mostly came across as blundering and foolish – Adam’s saviour seemed more a result of Ben’s gameplay, blunders on the part of Jeremy and Natalie, and Rob and Parvati’s ultimate control. Overall, this wasn’t a death-null episode for Adam, but we just didn’t see the game from his perspective as much as I think we would have from the season’s eventual winner if they were targeted this early on and managed to scramble out of being the first boot.
Denise MORM2 (1 Confessional): Like her alliance-mate Adam, this wasn’t the best opening for Denise. Her one confessional in the episode reminded us of the Matsing curse, the fact that she’d survived every tribal on her season, and of her alliance to Malcolm. Though not overtly complex, I thought this content, coupled with her alliance building scene with Adam, was enough to push Denise out of UTR and into MOR. Denise got N-tone from her tribe singling her and Adam out for sneaking off, but I considered her tribal council answer – where she owned up to the mistake – to be redeeming enough to give her M-tone overall. There’s not much more to say about Denise – she’s definitely one of the winners with a smaller personality, so I figure if she had won the season, we would notice her getting a lot of unnecessary content, but that just didn’t happen here. We didn’t get to hear anything about her strategy or scrambling on the bottom. All we really know about Denise’s game this time out is that she’s partnered with Adam – and since I don’t rate his chances highly, I also doubt Denise is winning.
Ethan MORP4 (3 Confessionals): Ethan was probably the hardest character for me to place this episode. After my first watch I would have for sure pegged him as CP but having gone through all his content again I’d say he’s more likely MOR (or even OTTP, though I don’t think he was that overtly positive). Ethan got good personal content this episode – he talked about his struggle with cancer and life after remission in confessional, and said it was a dream come true to get to play Survivor again, accompanied with teary eyes and swelling hero music. He also told us he was excited to see how he would play in this new era of the game and that others “better watch out”. All of this could be winner-esque content, but it actually reminded me a lot more of the journey/fan-favourite edit – particularly Elaine’s from last season. Elaine was also surrounded with positivity and hearkened on about being a threat to make big moves that no one might expect. Based on this first episode, I’d say Ethan has a really good shot at going far and possibly pulling off a couple brilliant moves. However, I also think it’s likely he’ll fall short of final tribal in a similar fashion to Elaine due to his sheer likeability, somewhere in the 8-6 place range. As we never heard from Ethan about specific tribe dynamics or his position in the game, I couldn’t justify rating him as complex.
Jeremy MOR3 (2 Confessionals): I’m not sure what to think of Jeremy’s edit. I feel like we barely saw anything from him this episode – maybe that’s a good thing for his chances considering he was blindsided. Jeremy’s first confessional was him calling out Denise and Adam for their blunder, thus setting up the storyline of that pairing vs Jeremy and Natalie. From here until the end of tribal, Jeremy wasn’t shown to be playing particularly well from what little we did see of him. When others told him and Natalie to vote Adam, he seemed uncertain, as if he would rather it be Denise but just didn’t want to say so – this indecisiveness/unwillingness to be malleable might just have been the tipping point in the tribe’s reasoning for taking out Natalie.
Jeremy also got a lot of tribal council content, which probably wouldn’t be indicative of a winner being protected from a blindside – think Tommy in Jason’s blindside last season. His confessional after Natalie’s vote off about wanting to “get them” for her and being “the richest on this island”, might be setting up a reverse SJDS revenge-arc, where Jeremy takes out those responsible for Natalie’s demise. However, I just don’t see his content in the earlier part of the episode being the foundation of a winner’s edit – though he might take out a couple big dogs in Natalie’s name before getting snuffed himself.
Kim MORN2 (1 or 2? Confessionals): Yikes. This episode was awful all round for my gal Kim. Firstly, she was completely invisible until like the 95-minute mark, which alone is a death-sentence for her shot at winning, in my opinion. When she finally did come into the fray – it was to tell us that she got bad vibes and that she’d realised she was on the bottom. We never got her explaining her position until the writing was on the wall for her trio. Then we had that awful montage of her futile attempts at scrambling – Queen Sandra even laughed in her face and later Kim fell to her knees to grovel and beg for her life. Right before tribal, Kim tells us there isn’t anything she can do to change the situation she’s found herself in – giving us full scope of her absolute lack of agency. I don’t think the season’s winner would ever be shown to be so defeated. I’m hoping for her sake that Kim can pull it together and get an actual footing in the game (literally, please stand up outta the sand Kim) but yeah, if this episode’s edit is telling us anything, it’s “KIM IS NOT WINNING”.
Nick MOR2 (1 Confessional): Nick’s an odd one for me. He mostly wasn’t present for the episode, but his one confessional was really good and almost winner-esque. In it, Nick talked about how fire tokens would be a huge part of the game and that the eventual winner would be someone that uses the currency correctly. This felt almost prophetic, and could just apply to the winner in general, however, he continued by explaining how his chances of winning were greatly raised by the prospect of the tokens, as he was a newer winner and had played with a variety of twists and advantages. It would have been easy for the editors to leave the latter half of this quote out if it wasn’t relevant. Not only is mentioning winning always good but mentioning how you’re going to win is even better, and Nick did both here. He also referenced the prize money at tribal council, which again is usually beneficial for someone’s winner chances.
It’s not all good news for Nick though. Besides his one confessional, he had severely low visibility throughout the rest of the episode. His only other content was him being name-dropped multiple times as part of the in-between alliance of himself, Wendell, Sophie and Yul, and as the target for the Poker Alliance because he was “sneaky”. This lack of visibility for someone who’s proven he can be a massive character probably isn’t great for Nick’s winner chances – if this was DvG, he would have already coined a cringey name for his alliance and would likely have been shown as the driving force in its creation, rather than Yul and Sophie. That said, I can see a world where the winner of this season remains a background character for some time as the bigger personalities and threats are chopped off, so I’m not completely counting Nick out yet and I definitely think his fire token prophecy is important and something worth remembering.
Wendell MOR2 (1 Confessional): Like his new school counterpart Nick, Wendell also lacked visibility this episode. Though he did get a question from Probst during the marooning and some tribal council content about players’ past connections, he only had one confessional for the rest of the episode, though maybe it was a better one than I had originally pegged. Wendell says he’s “known as the builder” – which I guess is light personal content – but that he wants to play the game differently this time by focusing on “building relationships” and that he wants to “chill” and get a read on the other players. This is all good as it tells us how Wendell intends to play, but then that’s kind of just it? We don’t hear from him again until his comment at tribal, other than the fact that he’s aligned with the middle-grounders, but like with Nick, this alliance-forming is told from Sophie and Yul’s perspective. Perhaps a tribe-swap comes sooner rather than later, and the Sophie/Yul pairing remains intact while Wendell and Nick are scattered. Whatever the case, Wendell’s by no means out of contention for me, but I’m also not super high on his chances after this episode.
CP:
Ben CPM5 (4 Confessionals): Ben had a mixed bag of an episode, but one thing’s for sure – he’s an important presence on the season, whether it be for the short term or right into the endgame (I’m leaning towards the latter). Ben had lots of content in the premiere, though the majority of his first two confessionals centered around his competitors and being starstruck by the legends, particularly Rob. The whole scene where Rob essentially scares Ben into giving up his information really wasn’t a good look for the ex-Marine, but at least he admitted it was his mistake.
Ben’s episode picked up when he didn’t like the sound of Adam being the target, deciding instead to “go with his gut” and align with Adam, viewing him as an asset for Ben’s game moving forward. This showed good game awareness and that Ben was willing to make moves to benefit him and him alone. He continued in this vein after tribal when he and Michelle discussed their situation and Ben had that great confessional about the new-schoolers having to take back the reigns of control, or else they’d be a bunch of goats. I found it particularly poignant that this conversation centered around Ben and Michelle – two of the most controversial winners in recent history – here attempting to “ungoat” and prove themselves as deserving of their spot. I could definitely see this scene – and Ben’s established connections in the edit to Rob, Adam, Jeremy and Michelle – leading to a new-school uprising spearheaded by Ben and costing Rob his life in the game. Whether Ben’s the winner or not, I expect him to go far, make several decent moves along the way, and have a fairly glowing edit.
Parvati CPP5 (4 Confessionals): With the three mega-legends on the cast – Parvati, Rob and Sandra – I’m expecting them to have complex, fleshed-out edits for the entirety of their time in the game, so it’s no surprise that they were all at the forefront of the episode. Of the three though, Parvati I think has the subtle legs to her edit that point to her lasting the longest (but probably not winning, as I logically can’t see any of the three making it to FTC). In her opening confessional, Parvati explains how happy she is to have the chance to unleash her “diabolical self” again. She then describes herself as a “phoenix rising from the ashes” who’ll burn the other players’ houses down. This comment was interesting to me. Are the ashes in question her HvV loss to Sandra? Or could this be foreshadowing of Parvati getting blindsided in the future (possibly losing Rob to the new-schoolers?) and rising from the ashes of that blunder to make some serious moves before her own demise? Maybe I’m reading too deeply into it.
I gave Parvati P-tone for her personal content about being the flirt in her previous seasons but now being a Mom and wife. She teared up talking about her baby and said she was definitely going to use the Mom card to her advantage, as the music swelled. She then had the other positive for her edit – her alliance-forming scene with Rob. She referenced their chequered past but explained that she can trust Rob because of their similar threat level. We were always aware of Parvati’s perspective.
Parvati’s final confessional was equal parts good and bad. She got to explain both plans that were taking place, presenting herself and Rob as the swing votes and saying they’ve positioned themselves well despite being the two biggest threats – all good. However, she also seemed confused by their safety, which didn’t seem bad at first – they were safe, that was supported by the edit – but then she had her comment at tribal council about everyone having a revolver behind their back and that a lot of people felt safe but shouldn’t. I couldn’t help but link that back to her previous statement, despite it apparently being aimed at Natalie and Jeremy. I’m worried this foreshadows Parvati and Rob getting blindsided soon by the new-schoolers for getting too complacent. Hopefully if that happens, Parvati survives long enough to burn some houses!
Rob CPM5 (4 Confessionals): Of the three mega-legends, I think Rob’s time in the game is most at risk of being cut short. Almost all of his content revolved around him being the biggest threat on the island. In his opening confessional he says he has a huge target on his back and that losing the first immunity put him at a disadvantage off the bat. Yes, he managed to quickly turn things around and position himself as the tribe’s kingpin – intimidating information out of Ben, forming the old-school foursome alliance and the tight pair with Parvati – but I think his “showing the new kids the ropes” might be a shorter-lived run than he hopes, based solely on Ben and Jeremy’s building edits. Of the four people within his old school alliance – Rob, Danni, Ethan and Parvati – Rob seems the most likely to be targeted if the new-schoolers rise up, especially with his edit revolving around him being a huge threat. Rob’s one saving grace is his feud with Sandra – that storyline alone might be enough to guarantee them both making a swap and duking it out, or it could just mean that story will conclude on the Edge. As for his tone, Rob got negativity from Sandra for his betrayal, but positivity from Ben and Parvati when they discussed his capabilities and trustworthiness as a player – thus the mixed tone.
Sandra CP5 (4 Confessionals): The Queen do be staying Queen. I’m not sure if Sandra has longevity or if she’s just really good TV. Certainly, she seems to have a couple good storylines already set up, though I’m worried they’re short-term or things that might be resolved on the Edge. The first of these narratives was of course her feud with Rob and Amber – she said she felt betrayed and that though it was rare for her to act emotionally, she wanted Amber gone as recompense for Rob’s disloyalty. Low and behold, Amber is the first boot from her tribe – the Queen still has it. So, it’s good for Sandra that she’s the first to call the boot – she’s shown to be right and also gets some credit for the move. What’s also good for her is her second storyline – the amending of her relationships and subsequent alliance-building with Tony and Sarah, where we flashback to Game Changers. What worries me for Sandra though, is despite the scene of her and Tony making up, I feel like there wasn’t much content of that trio alone discussing the vote – the entire thing was always positioned as being decided by those in the middle. Regardless of where Sandra ends up this season – either as the target for the middle-grounders, or fighting Rob and Parvati during a swap, she’s already proven she’s here to play and I can’t wait to see what “truths, lies and rumours” she spreads next.
Sophie CP3 (2 Confessionals): Here’s someone I absolutely didn’t expect to be complex in the premiere – which is why I’m so high on Sophie’s chances of winning this season. Though she wasn’t the most visible character, Sophie didn’t need to be this episode – big characters will always get quantity of content, but significant ones (winners) will always get quality, and that’s exactly what we saw from Sophie. Off the bat, Sophie was the one to succinctly describe her tribe’s dynamics, with the “cool kids” alliance of Kim, Tyson and Amber on one side, the “gritty folks” – Sandra, Tony and Sarah – on the other, and herself, Yul, Nick and Wendell in the middle. She then had an excellent duo-alliance forming scene with Yul (probably the most complex premiere alliance besides Parvati and Rob, but we expect those two to be complex) where I think Sophie comes out on top of the pairing edgically. Though Yul is more visible in the episode and shown to be playing extremely well, Sophie points out that having him be her number one ally is the perfect meat shield, or “nerd shield” as she puts it. This tells us exacting how Sophie intends to play the game: by allowing Yul to be the driving, visible force in their pair, so that he will land himself in the line of fire before she does – allowing her to slip by after any carnage that might ensue. That’s exactly what we saw happening this episode.
If all of this wasn’t good enough, Sophie follows it by saying she’s less interested in who to work with, but who she specifically wants to get out. Though we didn’t actually get to hear Sophie’s thoughts on which person should go at this tribal, it’s clear that she’s in the group calling the shots and that if Yul is at the centre of choosing who goes home, Sophie must be right there behind him, whispering a name in his ear. Sophie’s second confessional and first tribal question were narrational, but that alone tells me she’s significant – in South Pacific she was given the bare minimum of content, but here she’s getting some in place of bigger personalities. She also notes that she’s “excited about the money” at tribal – again a subtle sign of a possible winner.
Sophie barely had any screen time or complexity in South Pacific – a season she won – has a lower-key personality than most of this cast, and probably isn’t that memorable to casual fans, so the fact that she opened Winners at War with this showing means she’s going to be important this season – maybe even its winner. But even if she’s not winning, I see Sophie as a lock for the endgame with this premiere.
Tony CP4 (3 Confessionals): Tony had a strong premiere, though there might be a couple warning signs in his edit that I could see pointing to his ultimate loss. The llama-whisperer had the first confessional of the season, where he talked about his big reputation and explained that this was essentially the Superbowl of Survivor, twenty years in the making. This was likely all just hype, but it worries me for Tony’s winner chances that he was the first to speak. I’m not sure on the stats or correlation between first confessional and winners, but I’d say giving the winner the first chance to speak is a little too obvious for the modern editors. Looking back at IoI, Karishma had the first confessional of the season and this further worries me for Tony’s chances – Karishma was one of the biggest characters last season and had a complex journey edit. I can already see hints in Tony’s edit that might point to him playing a similar role as the Kockroach Queen.
Tony’s first confessional after hitting the beach was great. He told us how he was itching to go idol hunting but that he’d learned from his mistakes in Game Changers and that he didn’t want to put a target on his back so early, but rather wanted to make people comfortable enough that he could easily strike. This almost reminded me of Jeremy in Cambodia – Tony had learned from past mistakes and would play the game accordingly. It also gave us an idea of his basic strategy and told us he’s a self-aware player.
Then Tony’s edit took what I consider to be a negative turn for his winner chances. Firstly, the Poker Alliance threw Tony’s name out as a possible target – his apparent strategy of laying low and keeping the target off his back obviously wasn’t working. Then when Sandra told Tony about his being targeted, he acts almost impulsively reactionary in saying that Tyson had to go now because he’d thrown out Tony’s name. This hurt Tony’s winner chances for three reasons – it seemed to be in contradiction to his laying low strategy, it showed Sandra’s sway over Tony’s emotions, since her telling him he was a target was all part of her spreading “truths, lies and rumours”, and finally, Tyson wasn’t the person who got voted out. Not only was Tony shown to be wrong about who should go, he was also shown to not get his way. If Tony was the winner, I doubt him targeting Tyson would have been included in the edit. For that reason, I’d say Tony is more likely to be a complex character that lasts a decent amount of time, his story centring around fighting his instincts to play erratically, but ultimately falling victim to his inescapable threat level.
Tyson CPP3 (2 Confessionals): Damn this was a stellar episode for Tyson. We’re immediately reminded of his quick wit and humour in the opening as the women fall into the water and he asks if they’ve “hit the sea yet”. I thought at this point we were gonna get an OTT Tyson who spends the season making fun of people and acting as the comedy relief. Then we got his actual content, and boy was I wrong.
Firstly, we see him bonding with Amber and Sarah over their kids – a theme that seems very prominent thus far in the season, considering a lot of these players are parents. In confessional he told us that Survivor was “his profession” and that because of the show he gets to be a stay at home Dad and spend every day with his daughters. While tearing up, Tyson got positive music and said he was grateful for all that Survivor had done for him. Then we cut to him starting the fire and someone (either Sandra or Sarah, I can’t remember) is subtitled congratulating him and saying something like “And I thought you were just here for good looks and to make jokes”. It’s evident from the confessional he just had that Tyson takes the game much more seriously than being out there just to make jokes. This scene of him building fire was also accompanied by hero music, and so I think it’s obvious that he was P-toned for this segment alone.
Then we get an insight into Tyson’s gameplay. If Tyson is this season’s winner it would have been impossible to hide the fact that he was targeted along with Kim and Amber this episode, but I think what we were shown is exactly how a winner would have been presented in Tyson’s situation. First off, we never heard Tyson’s alliance of three described by him – this wasn’t presented as a blunder he was actively making, but rather that his group was initially targeted by Sandra because of Rob’s betrayal and connection to Amber. Essentially, we weren’t shown him building an alliance that negatively affected him, but rather that he was unfortunately associated with one. Once Tyson found out about the target on him, he had a brilliant confessional about switching his strategy from “trying to dictate the game” to “pure survival”. He also mentioned that he “felt bad for Kim and Amber”, which showed he is emotionally invested in other players, but that this emotion wouldn’t get in the way of his game because he was “willing to forfeit this battle to win the war”. That was the most winner-esque quote of the premiere! He mentioned winning, he showed he was adaptable, and he tied himself to the season’s theme of war. After what should have been a bumpy episode for Tyson, I have him as my top winner contender and would not be surprised at all if he takes the $2 million home – this is his profession after all.
Yul CP4 (3 Confessionals) This was a good episode for Yul, but perhaps not as great as Tyson’s or Sophie’s. Yul got an opening question from Probst where he says he feels like a “dinosaur” and that he’ll have to change his game to play in this new era, which was all good – he showed self-awareness and an understanding of modern survivor. Then we’re properly re-introduced to Yul when they hit the beach – he mentions how long it’s been since he played his “rationale game” on Cook Islands, that playing new Survivor was “overwhelming”, and that he was worried he would “struggle because of disconnection” to the other players. This had me a little worried too, but then he immediately dispelled my fears by aligning with Sophie, creating the middle-grounders alliance, and narrating the connection of the Poker Alliance to throw a target away from himself.
All of this was presented as good gameplay, but what worried me for Yul is Sophie’s comment about him being her “nerd shield”. Yul never gave a perspective on why he was aligning with Nick, Wendell and Sophie other than them being disconnected like him. We never learned how these people were each specifically beneficial to his game, other than being “soldiers” to recruit into his army, whereas we know Sophie has a reason to keep Yul close, and it’s not a positive one for Yul’s chances. His mention of soldiers and armies was good however, as it tied him to the theme of war, and he did mention that his alliance was one that others might not expect, but that “will control the game”. I actually believe Yul is right here – these four middle-grounders seem to be all significant and could easily influence the course of the season – however, given that he’s the most prominent player of the four and Sophie’s “nerd shield”, I could see a scenario where this group runs a lot of the game but Yul gets targeted and cut by their opposition at some point, only for one of the other three to inherit his story – most likely Sophie. In other words, if I was to guess, I’d say Yul is likely our distraction winner edit this season.
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Amber MORM4 (3 Confessionals): Amber’s someone who began the episode on a good trajectory – she got an opening confessional telling us how Survivor had changed her life and that she wants to win a second time and beat her husband, and she got a marooning question from Probst. The mention of winning a second time I thought was significant, and I at least assumed her comment about beating Rob would ensure her outlasting him in the game, but alas I was wrong (unless Amber is an Edge returnee, which I find hard to believe considering how physically stacked this cast is).
Amber’s second confessional about people seeming to be comfortable and thinking she should hunt for an idol seemed really good for her – it paralleled Parvati’s comments about not getting complacent and showed she was being active in playing the game. She then had great personal content (from which she received P-tone) where she cried and said it was difficult to root against her husband in the challenge. But then Amber’s content started to take a turn – she said the “game never stops” and that she had to “take advantage of her time”, which kind of spelled doom for me. We also had Sandra targeting her specifically, for Rob’s betrayal, while her third confessional was her noting that she felt “lost” and needed to dive in. By the time we were heading into tribal council, it was clear that the game now moved at a pace that Amber couldn’t keep up with, which was cemented by Tony and Sandra telling Amber she had to play faster and harder to stay in while at tribal. These comments lumped enough negativity onto Amber for me to push her into M-toned for the episode.
I’m not sure where Amber goes from here. Like I said, I don’t see her as an Edge returner, but I do think it’s possible she helps Rob in some way from the Edge and that maybe their relationship becomes one of the main stories on Extinction when he eventually gets taken out.
Natalie MOR3 (4? Confessionals): This was not the showing I was expecting from Natalie, but maybe there are glimmers of hope in her edit that support a return from the Edge? Firstly, I have Natalie’s visibility so low because despite her scenes on the Edge, she really wasn’t a presence until after being voted out. Her introductory confessional reminded us of her tight relationship with Jeremy and how she played the game for him after he was voted out in SJDS. As I’ve mentioned with Jeremy, I think it’s likely we could see a reverse revenge arc for the pairing this season, so the SJDS reminder might be significant in foreshadowing that. She then says that her and Jeremy are “as close to blood” without being family as possible, but notes that Denise and Adam should be targeted. And that’s all we hear from Natalie until she gets voted out. We see her a couple times with Jeremy during the scramble trying to push for one of Adam or Denise to go, but seemingly never happy when people say they’ll vote Adam. Her and Jeremy don’t appear to be scrambling to save themselves – it looks as if they have no idea that they’re in trouble. Parvati mentioned that the vote was for “Denise or Adam, pick one!”, so I think Jeremy and Natalie’s indecisiveness was here included as part of the reason why Natalie was voted out, the other obviously being her bond with Jeremy.
It makes sense to give Natalie such low visibility in the first half of the episode, considering she was the first on the Edge, had to explain the fire token aspect of Extinction, and had an idol find while there – all of that had to be included in the edit. However, there were subtle things here that might be important. Natalie says she’s “not sad, just mad” at being the first voted off, perhaps hearkening back to the anger that fuelled her stellar gameplay on her original season. Will Natalie’s anger fuel a return from the Edge? She certainly mentioned getting “back in the game” several times throughout her segments at Extinction, which might be something to watch, or could just be included because she’s the Mayor of the Edge and has to drive home the possibility it holds for players.
During her idol hunt, Natalie mentions she isn’t good at riddles, has always relied on her physical strength, and wants to put her mental fortitude to the test. All of this could just be about surviving on the Edge for the duration of the season, or could foreshadow a return if the challenge is a combination of physical and mental components – maybe an endurance challenge? What’s interesting about Natalie’s Edge content is that she gets a flashback while searching for the idol. Now, because over half the cast got flashbacks this episode, it’s hard to say if they’re all that important, but I think it’s significant Natalie had one included here when she was already sucking up airtime – the flashback wasn’t necessary for her idol find, but might be for her story/the season as a whole. Another thing to note was the swelling hero music Natalie received when she found the idol and her comment about “already affecting the game” and that things she does on the Edge can “change the course of the game”. Maybe this was just included because Sandra will use the idol to her benefit and change the game with it, or maybe Natalie will just become really good at working from the Edge to influence the goings on of the game. But I could also see this content leading to a return for her, especially if she uses her influence to gather tokens and win an advantage in the return challenge.
Top Contenders:
Tyson
Sophie
Yul
Tony
Nick
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2019.11.24 20:28 domsmrc Survivor S32 Extras

Here you find all Extras/Insiders videos for this season. In this post you will find more seasons soon. Enjoy :)

S32 Pre-show

Meet the Cast interviews: Elizabeth, Jennifer, Joe, Julia, Kyle, Michelle, Neal, Nick, Peter, Scot, Tai, Alicia, Anna, Aubrey, Caleb, Cydney, Darnell, Debbie
Castaway on Castaway
Jeff Probst Assessment
Meet the Castaways
Commercials/Previews: medavac, Alecia, Neal, Kyle, Caleb, Liz, Alecia, Caleb, promo, Challenge Preview, Preview 1, Preview 2

S32E01
Getting To Know Interviews: Scot, Tai, Alecia, Anna, Aubry, Caleb, Cydney, Darnell, Debbie, Elizabeth, Jason, Jennifer, Joseph, Julia, Michele, Neil, Nick, Peter
I Messed Up
Secret Scene
The Day After
EW Deleted Scene

S32E02
Pre-Episode: Preview, Challenge Preview
Interviews: My Shoulders Are Fried, Surviving Is Difficult, The Underestimated Tribe, We Were Pretty Confident, We're In Some Big Trouble, Work Smarter, Not Harder, A Bonding Moment, A Little Bit Of Friction, A Super Confident Woman, Be Not Afraid, Enjoying The Ride, Go With My Gut, I Can't Wait, I'm Keeping My Mouth Shut, I'm Very Resourceful, It Took Us Four Days, It Was Freaking Epic, It's Grating On Me, I've Prepared for This, Keep Each Other Warm, More Prepared Than Most
Secret Scene
The Day After
EW Deleted Scene

S32E03
Pre-Episode: Preview, Challenge Preview
Interviews: We Trust Each Other, We're Pretty Gross, Fun to Watch, I Am The Oldest Person, I Can't Wait Until it's My Time, I Feel Pretty Safe, I Got The Idol, I'd Rather Stay At Camp, I'm Having So Much Fun, I'm Loving It, I'm Not That Upset, It Felt Amazing, My Daughter's Teddy Bear, She's My One, Someone's Going To Be Shocked, The Best Dad In The World, The Right Thing To Do, This Is a Tough Game, We Just Killed It
Secret Scene
Final Words
EW Deleted Scene

S32E04
Pre-Episode: Preview, Challenge Preview, Sneak Peek
Interviews: She Wasn't Alright, She's A Competitor, She's a Tough Cookie, The Dumbest Thing, The Right Thing To Do, A Force To Be Reckoned With, A Scary Moment, Digging The Pit Of Hell, He's A Special One, I Have Respect For Him, I Just Had Enough, I Really Appreciate Him, It Happened Out Of Nowhere, It Felt Like A Loss, It's Almost Soul Breaking, It's Been Incredibly Difficult, Litter Box From Hell
Secret Scene
The Day After
EW Deleted Scene

S32E05
Pre-Episode: Preview, Challenge Preview
Interviews: A Good Challenge, Brawn beach is Pathetic, Exactly What We Wanted, First Impressions, Hard To Get Rid Of People, I Just Lost The Numbers, I Really Struck Gold, I Think She'll Be Fine, I'm in the Best Spot, My Game Plan, Nobody Expected It, Not Going Our Way, Slippery Little Suckers, Smarter Than He Looks, Sucks For Us, The Challenge Sucked, This Game is Amazing, We Should Keep Winning, We're in the Better Group, Your Best Poker Face,
The Day After
Secret Scene
EW Deleted Scene

S32E06
Pre-Episode: Preview, Challenge Preview, Sneak Peek
Interviews: I'm Okay, It Was Heartbreaking, It Wasn't Meant To Be, It's a Hard Decision, Michele Blew Up, Pressure's On, Start From Scratch, Survivor is Not The ER, Time to Think, We're Starving, What an Idiotic Idea, A Long Term Investment, Epic Showdown, Glamorous Camping, Hats Off To Him, I Own Up To My Mistakes, I'm Glad It Was Her, I'm Not Truly Myself
Secret Scene
The Day After
EW Deleted Scene

S32E07
Pre-Episode: Preview, Challenge Preview
Interviews: Wave Goodbye To Chan Loh, We All Earned It, A Huge Change For Me, A Rude Awakening, Big Boy Time, Competitive Eating, Cover All Your Bases, I Took It Down, I Want To Do Him Proud, I Was Upset, I'll Take it, It Makes Him a Big Threat, It Was Great To See Him, It's Like We're in The Playoffs, My Dream As A Kid, My Own Personal Legacy, My Two Top Threats, This is Unreal, This is What I Came For
Secret Scene
The Day After
Ponderosa
EW Deleted Scene

S32E08
Pre-Episode: Preview, Challenge Preview
Interviews: A Chance To Get To Know People, An Absolute Disaster, An Emotional Story, Aubry Was Upset, Happy As Can Be, Holding On For Dear Life, I Don't Feel Bad, I Earned That, I Just Couldn't Hold On, I Know I'm a Target, I Was Surprised, It Was Awesome, Over The Half Mark, That Was Good Stuff, The Idol is My Backup, The Writing Was on the Wall, We Blow Them Out, Weak & Arrogant, Zero Chance of Winning
Secret Scene
The Day After
Ponderosa
EW Deleted Scene

S32E09
Pre-Episode: Preview, Challenge Preview
Interviews: Stand On My Own Two Feet, They Didn't Think, We Don't Need Y'all, Another Lesson Learned, Didn't Pan Out That Way, Exactly How We Had Hoped, Feel Like Home, Greatest Things in the World, Guess Who's Going To win, He Did It On Purpose, Chaos is on The Way Out, I Had To Redeem Myself, I Was Really Shocked, I'm Loyal To a Fault, It's Going To Backfire, Makes You Human Again, My Game Now, Payback Time
Secret Scene
The Day After
Ponderosa
EW Deleted Scene

S32E10
Pre-Episode: Preview, Challenge Preview
Interviews: Not A Safe Route, We Made The Point, Authentic Human Beings, Better Than I Dreamed, Good vs Evil, I Got Cocky, I Have More Will Power, I Just Wanted To Try, I Made a Mistake, I Need Him, I Want Her To Know That, I Was Hoping, I Was in Heaven, I'm Growing So Much, I'm The Odd Ball, My Family is My Rock, My Safe Bet, No Question in My Mind
Secret Scene
The Day After
Ponderosa

S32E11
Pre-Episode: Preview
Interviews: The Coolest 24 Hours, A Dream Come True, A Huge Win For Me, A Lot Of Perks, Gave Me Time To Think, Goal Number Four, I Didn't Feel Like a Loser, I Love Being Happy, I Need My Chicken, I'm Going to Keep Fighting, I'm Out Of Gas, I'm Scared Tonight, It Definitely Sucks, It Was Frustrating, Kicking and Screaming, Mend Fences, Once in a Lifetime, Rewards Are Dangerous
Secret Scene
The Day After
Show 'N' Tell Scot
Ponderosa

S32E12
Pre-Episode: Preview
Interviews: I Can't Wait To Tell Her, I'm Eating Tonight, It Brought Us Closer, It Was Fun, It Was Just Too Much, It's a Wonderful Experience, Mark Needs Protein Too, Now I'm The Bride, One To One, That Boy Can Talk, That Was Pretty Fair, The Best Reward, Why Should I Help, You Have To Play Harder, A Cool Experience, Alone With My Thoughts, Bring Some Awareness, Hopefully That Works
Secret Scene
The Day After
Ponderosa

S32E13
Pre-Episode: Preview, Challenge Preview
Interviews: I Wondered If I Could Do It, I'd Be Devastated, It's So Close, Joe Is My Gold Friend, Joe Is So Generous, Just What I Needed, My Substitute Grandfather, Slow Is Good, The Ultimate Reward, Want To Thank Jeff, We Had Fun, A Cool Chicken, A Happy Moment, A Lot Of Avenues, An Emotional Roller Coaster, Cydney's A Big Threat, Honorable Joe, I Strategize Everything
Secret Scene
The Day After
Survivor Superlatives
Ponderosa

S32E14 - Finale
Pre-Episode: Preview, Challenge Preview
Interviews: Hard To Say Goodbye, I'm Going To Bring Mark, I'm Not A Puzzle Person, My Time To Win, One Third Of The Way, Over The Moon, True Loyal Partner, We Have A Big Voice
The Jury Speaks Interviews: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Secret Scene
The Day After
The Day After Getting Sequestered
Ponderosa
Red Carpet Interviews: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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2019.11.15 11:31 domsmrc Survivor S31 Extras

Here you find all Extras/Insiders videos from this season. Here you will soon find more seasons.

S31 Pre-show
CBS Meet the Cast: Kelly Wigglesworth, Kimmi, Monica, Peih-Gee, Shirin, Spencer, Stephen, Tasha, Terry, Vytas, Woo, Abi-Maria, Andrew, Ciera, Jeff, Jeremy, Joe, Keith, Kelley Wenthworth
EW Meet the Cast: Monica, Peih-Gee, Shirin, Spencer, Stephen, Tasha, Terry, Vytas, Woo, Abi, Andrew, Ciera, Jeff Varner, Joe, Kass, Keith, Kelley Wentworth, Kelly Wiglesworth, Kimmi
Strategy Talk: Jeremy, Abi-Maria, Andrew, Ciera, Jeff, Joe, Kass, Keith, Kelley, Kelly, Kimmi, Monica, Peih-Gee, Shirin, Spemcer, Stephen, Tasha, Terry, Vytas, Woo
EW: Opening, Players surprised they got voted in, Players surprised who did not make the cut, Players on the most shameless thing they did, Players reveal who they want out of the game, Who wouldn't come back, Jeff Probst Who he was surprised made it, Jeff Probst Who was snubbed from SC, Jeff Probst Players with no shot to win, Who can't win, Challenge advantages, Immunity Idols, Location, Hiding Immunity idol at a Survivor challenge, Jeff Probst on another twist, Jeff Probst warns of the rainy season
Jeff Probst's Cast Assessment
Meet The Castaways
ET: Jeff Probst on Contestants who didn't make, Meet Bayon tribe, Meet Ta Keo tribe

S31E01
Pre-Episode: Commercial Kelley, Challenge Preview, Commercial Abi, Varner, Commercial Joe, Tasha, Commercial Kass, Keith, Commercial Kelley, Jeremy, Joe
Extras
Interviews Geeting to Know: Tasha, Terry, Vytas, Woo, Abi-Maria, Andrew, Ciera, Jeff, Jeremy, Joe, Kass, Keith, Kelley, Kelly, Kimmi, Monica, Peih-Gee, Shirin, Spencer, Stephen
Secret Scene
The Day After

S31E02
Pre-Episode: Promo
Extras
Interviews: I'm Changing My Game, I'm in A Decent Spot, I'm Sick Of It, I'm Telling No One, It's Infuriating, My Main Concern, Old Abi vs New Abi, One of the Greatest Tribes, Shangri La is Amazing, She's My Competition, We Made Out Like Bandits, What A Pain, You Just Got to Let Go, You Make It Work, He's Good People, I Dig That Stuff, I Figured It Would be Harder, I Was Completely Shocked, I Was Super Nervous, I'd Rather Vote Out Shirin
Secret Scene
The Day After

S31E03
Pre-Episode: Promo
Extras:
Interviews: People Are Talking To Me, Saved From Sure Death, We Got Our First Win, We Have A Super Hero, We Lost Half Our Tribe, An Experimental Process, Angkor is Hell, Hard Having To Start, Heat Fried His Brain, I Got It, I Played Nice, I Was Stunned, It was Just Mind Blowing, Jeff Drops a Bomb, Luck of the Draw, Milk It For As Long As I Can, Not Getting Comfortable, One Day At A Time
Secret Scene
The Day After

S31E04
Pre-Episode: Promo
Extras:
Interviews: Proud Of My Performance, The Hardest Challenge, The Most Difficult Challenge, They're Just As Capable, We Need To Win, Beauty of Survivor, Buried By Puzzle Pieces, Didn't Want To Give Up On Them, Every Second Something New, Good For My Game, I Always Want To Be First, I Am Good At Puzzles, I Was So Proud, It's Terrifying, Jeremy is The Alpha Male, My Big Voice Came in Handy, One Of My Favorite Moments, It Was Stressful, I Have No Gripes
Secret Scene
The Day After

S31E05
Extras:
Interviews: A Complete Turnaround, Don't Know If I've Felt Like That Before, I Especially Blew It, I Love Life, I Want to Stay Focused, I'm Good With Balls, It Killed Me Not To Do It, It Wasn't This Good, It's So Much Better This Time, It's Working Out, My Second Time is Way Better, Nothing Can Stop Us Now, Only People To Not Win Reward, Take One For The Team, That Touched Me, Tons of Goodies, We Made the Right Decision, You Have To Read and Run, You Want the Competition Down, You Win Some, You Lose Some
Secret Scene
The Day After

S31E06
Extras:
Interviews: It's Like it's Day One Again, One Of the Best Meals, Tarantulas Brains, The Most Iconic Challenge, The Worst Athtlete, 1000000$ Can Buy A Lot of Chicken, A Second Chance, Everything I Do is For Him, I Need Numbers, I Psyched Myself Out, I Wanted To Do a Back Flip, I Am Not Going To Be That Person, I Am Ready To Play Now, It Felt Amazing, It Ripped Out my Heart, It's a Scary Feeling, It's Constantly Changing
The Day After
Family Update

S31E07
Pre-Episode: Promo, Challenge Preview
Extras:
Interviews: I Love Poetry, I Think it Starts Now, I'm Working It, I'm Host At This Feast, Last Girl Standing, Making the Merge is Iconic, More Than Anything, My Big Question, Shooting For 10 Wins in a Row, The Game Has Not Stopped, The Merge is Big For Me, A Few More Checkboxes, A Milestone For Me is To Win, A Milestone Moment, A Pleasant Reunion, A Sense of Relief, A Walking Ball of Tension, All Eyes Out, Battle Of The Big Threats
Secret Scene
The Day After
Ponderosa

S31E08
Pre-Episode: Challenge Preview
Extras:
Interviews: The Safest Move, We're Both Self Interested, Working to My Advantage, 15 Years Later, A Constant Battle, A Danger and An Opportunity, A Great Alliance, A Life or Death Thing, A Race to the Finish, A Very Easy Vote, All Eggs in One Basket, Having a Lot Of Fun, I Couldn't Pull It Off, I Am a Biker Chick, I Am a Little Bit Happy, It's Like a Juggling Act, One Of The Best Days, Pretty Good Little Gig
Secret Scene
The Day After
Ponderosa

S31E09
Pre-Episode: Challenge Preview
Extras:
Interviews: Not An Amateur Season, They Underestimate Me, We Creamed Them, You Got To Save Yourself, 3 For 3, A Refueling Point, Another Kink In This Game, Best Worst Feeling, Can't Let The Weather Stop You, I Almost Had It, I Can Make It Through This, I Really Wanted To Win, I Thought About Jumping, I Was Shocked, I'm A Better Spencer, It Makes Me Sick, It Was a Bad Showing, It Was a Blow Out
Secret Scene
The Day After
Behind The Scenes Challenge
Ponderosa

S31E10/11
Pre-Episode: Challenge Preview,Preview
Extras:
Interviews: Spencer Winning IS Great, Tasha 2.0, The Best Experience, The Coolest Experience, Things Have Turned Around, This Is Great, What I Think About, A Feisty Brazilian, A Huge Advantage, A Priceless Gift, A Strong Possibility, A Super Shelter, An Awesome Challenge, Any Challenge Is Strategic, Comforts Of Home, Dream Come True, Homeless Chic, I Beat Joe, I Didn't Do So Great, I Got Played, I Had To Win This, I Hate The Rain, I Was A Little Nervous, I Was So Close, I Won The Lottery, I'm Here For A Reason, It Opened Up Everyone's Game, It Resonates With Me, It Was A No-Brainer, It's Never Ending, I've Got No Regrets, I've Got To Stay Confident, Last Night Was Horrible, Lost A Partner In Crime, No Question For Me, Reward Challenge Was Brutal
Secret Scene 1
Secret Scene 2
The Day After 1
The Day After 2
Behind The Scenes Challenge 1
Behind The Scenes Challenge 2
Ponderosa 1
Ponderosa 2

S31E12
Pre-Episode: Preview
Extras:
Interviews: Million Dollar Experience, My Hats Off To Them, Pivotal Moment, The Best Gift, The Ultimate Prize, Wentworth's Dad, A Mix of Emotions, An Hour Longer Than Me, Dose Of Confidence, Everything That I Had Hoped, I Can't Thank Her Enough, I Couldn't Ask For a Better Father, I Didn't Envy Wentworth, I Was Torn, It Felt Miserable, It Was Good to See Her, Joe's Dad, Keith's Wife, Kimmi's Dad
Secret Scene
The Day After
Behind the Scenes Challenge
Ponderosa

S31E13
Pre-Episode: Preview
Extras:
Interviews: I Wasn't Envious, I'm Running on Empty, It Would be Sweet Justice, It's Just Dangerous, Keith is a Credible Threat, My Body Gave Out, Pretty Good Deal, Time to Reflect, Unlike Anything I've Ever Seen Before, You Got to Trust Someone, You Never Know, A Force to Be Reckoned With, Adventure Of a Lifetime, He's Such a Nerd, I Didn't Have Enough Rope, I May Have To Break Her Heart, I Memorized That Puzzle, I Think I Got It Right
Secret Scene
The Day After
Behind the Scenes Challenge
Ponderosa

S31E14 (Finale)
Pre-Episode: Preview
Extras:
The Jury Speaks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Interviews: Awesome Tribal, Immunity Challenge Was Brutal, It's a Beautiful Thing
Secret Scene
The Day After 1
The Day After 2
The Day After 3
Ponderosa 1
Ponderosa 2
Ponderosa 3
Second Chance Cast Gives Thanks
Red Carpet Interviews: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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2019.07.31 00:09 BanjoTheBear Should You Watch It? Summer 2019 Edition

Spring 2019 Edition’s Thread
(Edit: My podcast/reading of the thread has ended; be sure to listen to next season's thread! :3)

Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo.

Banjo’s Perspective

Must Watch It
Part of becoming an adult means learning about the biological driving force of all life on Earth. An act steeped in procreation and pleasure, some call it “Netflix and chill”, and others call it “bumping uglies.” Colloquial or no, it’s an almost inescapable entity, be it in the media people consume or the very thoughts they think.
But Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo. is so much more than just a showcase of “es-ee-ecks”. Rather, it strikes at the human condition, using this inevitability as a lens to create a relatable story on the concept of maturity. The five female characters approach the topic in their own ways: philosophically, reprehensibly, emotionally. Deft writing keeps the plot and the dialogue engaging, and the smart comedic moments not only vibe with the awkward discussions themselves but also provide truly hilarious scenes amidst its more grounded portrayal.
Simultaneously, the visuals champion a soft style with nice designs, strong direction, and notable details. A set of great voice-acting performances likewise give the cast a ton of personality. And a literary motif ensures that their various “novellas” remain consistent in their poetic nature.
They have a long journey yet to tread, but o these maidens in their savage season have demonstrated a top-tier project already.

Another Perspective, courtesy of Noah_Fechs:

Consider It
“What is it: ‘Further than the Universe + Domekano + Asobi-Asobase’, by the award winning director of "Maquia"
What's Bad: obscure references result in VERY narrow target audience. In Japan, I bet only people in their 40’s remember the "Nestlé Milo" catch-phrase or “The Blu-Hearts”? There are distracting clichés seen several times in Anime. The writing isn't strong enough where the improbable nature of these clichés makes an otherwise very good show, average.
What's Good: The main characters are so innocent and pure; expressive faces and dialog are simple, often very funny and absolutely wonderful to watch. The Japanese dialogue is never “crude” - characters achieve self-realization in elegant ways not often seen in TV Anime. Lastly, I like when real locations are easily identified - Niina is clearly crossing the Tama-River over the Maruko Bridge.
Assorted Musings: I felt the translator took a bit too many creative liberties. I certainly understand this is often needed, but they need to pay better attention not to unnecessarily changes the overall tone of the writing. In my high-school, Literature Club very rarely sat around and read out loud OTHER people's work. Used underwear should be thoroughly washed before re-using.”

Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou

Banjo’s Perspective

Drop It
After a conspicuous event and a gruesome aftermath, Hajime of Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou finds himself lost and alone and dying. But, as luck would have it, he finds the will to survive, vowing to decimate anyone or anything which may stand in his path.
Ironically, that statement seems to include the show as well.
An extremely rough first episode, one of the worst in recent memory, sets the bar low from the get-go, and it has yet to vault over it much in the follow-through. From the OP to the ED and everywhere in-between, the art is plagued by reused segments, below-average CG elements, and drab settings. The emphasis on the action lacks punch, too, if only because the gunplay comes off as largely uninteresting. Not to mention that the world-building has not fully taken shape, and the characters are overly simplistic, leading to a downgrade on a general narrative level.
To be fair, the premise of the story has bits and pieces that work, but the overall execution shown thus far has been sour at best. And so it ends up far less than commonplace.

Another Perspective, courtesy of dadnaya:

Consider It
“If you were to call Arifureta a ‘Generic Isekais with OP MC’, you wouldn't be exactly wrong. But you wouldn't be exactly right either.
Arifureta shows its biggest strength right off the bat, the fearless MC, who is already different from the generic Isekai Harem MC. He does not flinch when he sees a naked woman, and does not hesitate when he needs to shoot.
The series starts with a very random first episode, which dumps on you random information in random order, but I believe that as the series goes on, you will understand more and more through flashbacks. That is at least how we got a bit more information about the world and the story in general in the next two episodes.
Unfortunately, the anime suffers from ‘Bad CGI’, and the art in general isn't too interesting, but I found at least the OP to be good (and OST is debatable).
But if there's one thing I did personally like, is the MC's approach to his journey- by using his old world's rules: Guns. (As seen in the key visual). I think using weapons that are out of the Isekai world are definitely interesting, and I believe it'll just be better as we go on.
Therefore, if you're an Isekai fan, you should definitely check this one out, but if you're not really a fan, then... you might want to skip.”

Cop Craft

Banjo’s Perspective

Watch It
Reality and fantasy collide in Cop Craft, an anime starring Kei the undercover man and Tirana the foreign battle knight, the unlikely duo now working together to fight against the tyranny spawned by the intermingling of their respective worlds in buddy-cop fashion.
The anime started off quite well. It characterized Kei as a fellow whose gentle side lurks just beneath his coarse attitude and Tirana as a naïve yet fierce lady ready to fight for justice. Their sparring behaviors continue to lend to a contrasting, fun rapport, and their individual struggles align with a symbiotic relationship that the two will no doubt cultivate. Plus, the artistry, what with its cool character designs and intriguing cinematography, lifted it up further, and the plot was ready to bring its premise forward.
Unfortunately, recent developments have really dropped the fairy, raising an ominous red flag of concern. The character writing fell flat. The artistry has succumbed to still frames, poor animation, and odd cuts. The plot rushed along without a care.
Optimism dictates that this flag is merely a fluke, but it was so jarring that it cannot be ignored outright. For now, though, one can only hope that it crafts a worthwhile story from now on.

Another Perspective, courtesy of aniMayor:

Drop It
“While this series presents itself as an imaginative otaku-ization of the classic buddy cop duo, it lacks a greater understanding of the needs and appeal of that very subgenre. Our protagonist duo lack personal friction, character motivations are revealed through clunky exposition and flashback, and rather than a genuine criminal case for the audience to uncover alongside the protagonists the series gives away its mysteries via antagonist monologues. Add to this an overall lacklustre visual presentation – especially in its slideshow-esque action scenes - and this series is already a recipe for an underwhelming and ultimately forgettable experience. ~~”

Dr. Stone

Banjo’s Perspective

Consider It
In Dr. Stone, with very little warning, civilization undergoes mass extinction. Or rather mass petrification, for humanity has not so much died off as they have frozen in concrete “coffins” tailored to their bodies. As luck would have it, Senku the brains and Taiju the brawn escape their marble prisons, beginning their uphill journey from the origins of ancestral technology on what is essentially the planet reborn.
Such a stellar premise evokes an immediate sense of wonder. Same goes for the background artistry which boasts an immense scale and atmosphere with its sprawling jungles and mountainous regions. There’s enough allure to get the stone rolling.
Yet it gathers unwanted moss anyway everywhere else. Senku and Taiju are lame protagonists, the former too cocky and the latter too loud. The supporting cast, while currently minimal in number, bode similar illnesses. Collectively, they paint a grim outlook for any future additions.
Moreover, despite those impressive backgrounds, the character designs tend to have a mediocre look about them across most of the scenes. And several of the narrative decisions, be they with the plot or the themes at hand, have flown wildly around, flying in the face of the awesome premise.
Its importance and focus on science as a logical means to an end should be supported indefinitely, but otherwise, it needs a doctor to prescribe some medicine to cure its ailments as soon as possible.

Another Perspective, courtesy of SmurfRockRune:

Must Watch It
“Dr. Stone is the second of this year’s unusual Shounen Jump titles. Instead of being a show that relies on action and power levels, it keeps things pretty grounded by relying on science and intellect over brawn.
The premise is a unique one. Some unknown force in the present day suddenly turns the world’s population to stone and our two main characters awaken almost 4000 years later and decide to try to unpetrify the rest of the world and bring humanity back to what it once was.
I think this series is definitely a must watch this season as it has things to fit a large group of people. If you like smart MCs, antagonists who aren’t really evil but just view the world differently, a fresh take on the battle shounen formula, or science, this is a show you should be trying.”

Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?

Banjo’s Perspective

Consider It
Counting calories and sticking to an exercise regimen has almost never been easier for fans of the medium thanks to Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?.
To get at its ideas, the content centers on Hibiki, a young woman on a quest to shave off some excess pounds. Along the way, she meets colorful individuals whose bizarre interests push forward lots of educational material, a few lighthearted jokes, some nice animation chops, and, of course, toned muscles every which way.
And that’s about it. The anime sticks rigidly to its roots, foregoing any major plot events or character writing. And that’s also very much okay. It advocates for a healthy lifestyle through the smart, effective choices of a balanced diet and the workouts necessary for physical fitness, so it certainly brings about benefit for practically anybody following along.
So, if one needs the last spark to get them lifting those dumbbells (heavy or no), then he or she need not look any farther.

Another Perspective, courtesy of nflstreet:

Watch It
“Going into Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?, my expectations for it were low. I didn’t think it was possible for a full-length anime about exercising to be interesting, but I was proven wrong in the first three episodes.
The anime follows Hibiki, a high school girl that decides to start going to the gym after she discovers that she is overweight from eating too much. While going to check a recently built gym out, she runs into Akemi, her school’s student council president. Although they have severely different motives for joining the gym (Hibiki just wants to lose weight, while Akemi is a ‘health nut’ that has a muscle fetish), they still end up becoming workout partners.
Dumbbell is a comedy that has moderate ecchi and is very light on drama. It dives deep into the various intricacies of exercising; showing different lifts, dieting tips, and types of stretches among other things. Although what it shows can be slightly inaccurate at times (the explanation of ‘Golden Time’ for example), Dumbell is generally on the mark and makes a boring and intimidating subject like exercising palatable for an audience that stereotypically lives a sedentary lifestyle. Give it a shot.”

Enen no Shouboutai

Banjo’s Perspective

Watch It
Pyrokinetic users. Strange occurrences of self-immolation. A religion of ash. These fiery facets become regular in Enenen no Shouboutai as everyday people fear a possible unknown fate and as (literal) firefighters like Shinra quell the poor victims’ souls with each unfortunate incident.
So far, the story has embraced this intriguing setup, relying on its interactions not only to deliver insight into their world but also to showcase a diverse grouping of abilities among the cast to up its action segments. Speaking of, each character offers a different purpose within the team as they work together and approach the task at hand. From the proud captain to the rival knight to the supportive nun, they’re a stalwart formation for sure.
It also gets points for parts of its artistic direction. The quick cuts and transitions, while mildly jarring at times, afford a stronger grasp on shot composition for a sharper visual flair. Plus, the concepts of light and shadow play an inherent, integral role to the ensuing flame motif, so it takes on heightened importance in the presentation, be it a blood-red sky or the very gear they wear.
A newcomer does have questionable relevance, and its thematic presence hasn’t been too special. Meaning, not everything is in good standing. But the bits of comedy, the nice relationships, and the stirrings of plot make this fire a force to be reckoned with.

Another Perspective, courtesy of EpicTroll27:

Drop It
“Fire Force is definitely the most well-made show of the season. Featuring animation from several veteran animators such as Hiroyuki Ookaji (Monogatari Series), Kazuhiro Miwa (Eureka Seven, Granblue Fantasy) and Riki Maatsura (ThunderCats), to say that Fire Force's production is stacked would be an understatement.
Unfortunately, Fire Force suffers from poor character writing. During the show's slower moments, its characters aren't the least bit compelling. Shinra's ideals of wanting to be a hero, saving people and investigating his past are familiar beats that multiple shounen protagonists have danced to, arguably in a lot more engaging manner as well. The weak supporting characters within the show are also a definite minus for the kind of group dynamic Fire Force is going for.
It's worth mentioning that Tamaki is an extra awful character within the cast. One of her 'abilities' is that she repeatedly gets into situations where she 'distracts' anyone in the vicinity by stripping or finding herself in suggestive camera angles to titillate other characters within the show as well as the audience. Fire Force's decision to reduce Tamaki's character into walking fanservice is certainly going to be a major turnoff in future episodes.
Overall, Fire Force boasts animation quality that works in its favour but its weak narrative and heavy usage of shounen tropes and fanservice is a definite turnoff. Unless you're interested in the talent behind the show and the animation quality on display, I suggest not picking up Fire Force.”

Given

Banjo’s Perspective

Consider It
Given stars Ritsuka, a young man who has known music and the guitar for most of his life. But, upon encountering Mafuyu, an awkward guy with a guitar of his own, Ritsuka finds himself wanting to support this seemingly distraught dude. In so doing, they both learn from and about each other, and so their newfound relationship begins.
From the outside, this story comes off as pretty unassuming, and this description remains mostly the case with each episode. It uses a band as a foundation to connect the main protagonists, all the while exploring themes on inspirations, murky feelings, and the reactions which stem from these halves.
But the anime has a tough road ahead. The dramatic moments have to date failed to retain emotional weight. Ritsuka is largely uninteresting as a character; Mafuyu is far too passive to take seriously. And it’s unclear if their relationship will actually turn into a romantic bond or if it will only be teased at without a satisfying finish.
The drummer and the bassist are at least solid as supporting cast members, and the production values pass the mark. Altogether, it remains to be seen what this project will give.

Another Perspective, courtesy of TheYummyBagel:

Watch It
“Given has been my first foray into anime about beautiful boys doing beautiful things, and I have enjoyed it quite a bit. Given is a music anime that follows guitar player Ritsuka Uenoyama and his relationship with Mafuyu Sato, a quiet boy who has a difficult time expressing himself.
The show moves at a slow and relaxing pace, letting you get to know the characters. The dialogue is fun, and I laughed out loud at a few jokes. The characters all have distinct personalities that play off each other nicely, and combined with the clever dialogue and strong comedic timing, watching the show is a fun and enjoyable experience. I appreciate that the other members of the band are college students, it helps give variety and distinguish the cast.
The art is nothing special, but it does it’s job and is appealing to the eyes. Animation and backgrounds are both standard, but the character designs are all good and do a great job at telling you what their respective personalities are like.
Given has shown it is proficient at emotional moments, if you can deal with standard anime yelling and drama. The show looks as if it is planning on covering themes dealing with communicating and expressing oneself through music, and has planted the seeds for darker plotlines in the future.”

Granbelm

Banjo’s Perspective

Consider It
Magical girls sometimes require more than just frilly clothes and motivations of saving the world to drive them. Instead, their personal aspirations take importance, and they require a massive, doll-like mech to get the job done.
Granbelm goes with that “alternate reality”, focusing on Kohinata, Ernesta, and several other hopeful inheritors of a once-in-a-lifetime chance at controlling an ultimate power. So far, the anime has shown some promise in its darker atmosphere and that blending of genres. Most notably, the otherworldly layer added to the robots’ sound-effects imposes an alien, commanding presence as they attack and defend with intensity and precision.
Sadly, the core elements have otherwise been rather plain. The characters, like the arrogant brat and the mysterious co-lead, lack appeal insofar as they stick to usual patterns. The setting similarly leans on the common school and suburban areas, contrasting the harsh backdrop of the other dimension but losing again to mediocrity. And the plot hasn’t had much of a pull yet as it attempts to establish the characters without much fanfare.
Being an original means the future of the show is unknown to everybody, so these setbacks may flip in its favor in the upcoming outcomes. It must therefore fight to be grand until further notice.

Another Perspective, courtesy of alwayslonesome:

Must Watch It
“Granbelm’s highly original premise of a mahou-shoujo, mecha-based battle royale is certainly an eclectic mix of genres, but its star-studded staff roster clearly has a very specific, very ambitious story they want to tell. From the designs alone, it is obvious the staff have a very clear vision, such that none of the assorted setting and narrative elements feels at all out of place.
Ootsuka Shinichirou’s (of Re:Zero fame) character designs are particularly standout, with the fairly large cast all boasting very attractive and distinctive appearances that pull double-duty in both their schoolgirl and mahou-shoujo outfits. The mecha, while somewhat unconventional in appearance, are supported by plenty of visually impressive, entirely hand-drawn action spectacle, alongside some truly fantastic foley work – battles lack the characteristic mechanical percussion of typical mecha fights, but instead resound with haunting, ethereal sound effects that viscerally emphasize the otherworldly nature of Granbelm’s setting.
Very little of the characters and narrative have been revealed, but what’s present is every bit as impressive. The main duo both have some compelling characterization and establish a charming rapport, and even would-be antagonists are surprisingly nuanced and sympathetic. Despite all its mecha and mahou-shoujo ornamentation, Granbelm ultimately seems to be, at its core, an extremely character-driven show. I do hope you’ll join me in watching this very intimate, very personal story of heedlessly ambitious girls who strive to attain unimaginably grand power capable of shaking the very foundations of their world.”

Kanata no Astra

Banjo’s Perspective

Drop It
A school-sanctioned field trip of sorts goes awry in Kanata no Astra when Aries and her fellow crew members find themselves adrift in space with no prospects, no options, and no hope. To which these final sentiments can be applied to the show as well.
Above anything else, the inexcusable inconsistency in its tone ruins many of its scenes. They whiplash the audience, forming super-serious, death-around-the-corner happenings before shifting immediately into another one-liner or silly reaction or humorous gag. Such a tonal mess destroys the tension it tries to build.
Ignoring the off-putting tone still leaves the nearby inadequacies. The comedy and the drama on their own fail to strike at anything entertaining or meaningful. The lame characters – be they for their grating quirks or their general lack of impact – certainly hurt its possibilities as well. And the weird developments to how plot points play out call into question its writing capabilities.
The black-bar framing of the visuals instills a cinematic presentation to the events, but this detail alone cannot stop this floating debris from getting lost in space.

Another Perspective, courtesy of MapoTofuMan:

Must Watch It
“Several decades from now, humanity has grown accustomed to space travel - enough to send a group of students on a camping trip to a far-away planet.
Unfortunately, as the show's English name implies, such a camping trip still carries with it a bit more danger than your average laid-back camp - and sure enough, due to a mysterious phenomenon, our characters find themselves transported to a place further than the universe before they know it.
To me, the strongest aspects of Astra are the quirky cast and the overarching mystery plot. Some episodes focus heavily on character development while also advancing the story, and while we still don't know much about most of the cast, what they've already had since the episode 1 is great chemistry. They bounce off each other very well, creating some genuinely hilarious moments - I would gladly watch a SoL show with these characters.
As for the mystery aspect, it's difficult to elaborate without spoilers - but it does a great job at keeping me on the edge of my seat, and I'm predicting that we're going to see some major plot twists along the way.
Overall, Astra currently does a very good job at balancing comedic and serious moments, and is showing heavy signs of leaning towards the latter in the future. I'm expecting a wild ride, and I definitely recommend anyone interested to join it.”

Machikado Mazoku

Banjo’s Perspective

Watch It
Upon waking from a strange dream, Yuuko discovers she has been selected in her ancestral line to remove the curse placed upon her family by the opposite clan. Now a demon, she goes with the flow, vowing to defeat a magical girl and priming Machikado Mazoku with ease.
Thus, Yuuko sets off on her adventure of comedic proportions. Visual gags. Meta jokes. Fourth-wall breaks. Timed reactions. Fun callbacks. The comedy toolbox at its disposal has a wide array of options, allowing the events to go where they wish without missing a laugh. Best of all, the inversion of the magical-girl idea, where Yuuko is the “anti-hero” and Momo is the normalized “adversary”, not only boosts its comedic opportunities but also creates another great aspect to admire.
Truth be told, the artistry doesn’t exactly aim to impress, but the playful sound-effects and the wonderful voice acting in general demonstrate attention paid to the audio to offset these woes. Plus, the constant hilarity, cuteness, and optimism already capture the notion that this demon girl next door has a win to her name.

Another Perspective, courtesy of Kaseruu:

Watch It
“Machikado Mazoku is a light-hearted Slice of Life Comedy about a high school student, who finds herself with devil-like features one morning, fighting an unfair fight against an insanely strong magical high school girl. She really tries her best to restore her Clan she just found out about, even going as far as being taught how to fight by the girl she has to defeat.
Being based on a 4-Koma, we find ourself in multiple comedic situations per episode. Mostly focused on the somewhat determined but lazy and clumsy heroin Yuuko Yoshida, the comedy in this show is very reliant on her cute and adorable character interacting with her friend Anri Sada and her magical girl rival Momo Chiyoda. If you just want to enjoy a cute girl being adorable, this show might just be for you!
However, the comedy is nothing exceptional being only about average and the pacing manages to be its saving grace but also its worst enemy. While most scenes have a nice fast pace enhancing the humour for me, some moments seem to drag on forever making the experience worse overall.
Overall it is a nice show if you are looking for something cute and relaxing to watch this season, but I would not call it anywhere near the best of its kind.”

Sounan Desu ka?

Banjo’s Perspective

Drop It
Jeff Probst and Immunity Idols have no home on the island featured in Sounan Desu ka?. Rather, the “contestants” are in a full-fledged survival situation, and they’ll need to rely on the local flora and fauna as well as each other to battle the odds.
Those words seem like quite the predicament. Maybe it is. But the story is much less serious than one may be led to believe. While they are technically in a life-or-death dilemma, the show plays up their extreme strategies of survival with a comedic angle. Sourcing water, eating bugs. Their choices and manner of dealing with them bring laughs, teaching the audience in turn with its semi-educational viewpoint.
But the laughing and the learning aren’t much of a pull; the anime simply isn’t engaging in its content. Indeed, Homare, one of the four ladies trapped on the island, figuratively carries the entire project, her deadpan, as-if-everything-is-natural attitude juxtaposing with the crybaby jock, the normal bookworm, and the rich princess. The art and the animation have an average feel to it, too, and unwanted repetition may already be settling in.
With a shorter runtime per episode, it isn’t too much of an investment. Nevertheless, the “tribe” has spoken, and it has been kicked off the island.

Another Perspective, courtesy of drum8501:

Watch It
“Sounan desu ka is the less serious and more realistic survival comedy show to air this season. The show is a light hearted seinen gag comedy about four girls who get stranded on an island after their plane crashes in the ocean and must survive until their help arrives to take them home.
I'll admit after watching the first episode I was a little bit surprised. I went into this expecting just an ecchi survival gag comedy, which I did end up getting. However, the show has ended up being more true to life and sort educational than I was expecting giving the show some extra appeal kind of like the dumbell show also airing this season.
I also can't go without giving a shout out to Bear Grylls as a cute high school girl Homare. She is literally a survival expert that shocks the girls and does everything that you would need to do to survive very naturally. She is always surprising them and the reactions that come out of it are priceless.
Overall the show is fun and is only 10 minutes per episode. With the length being that short and the show not being on Friday (there are too many on Friday seriously) I'd would definitely give the show a watch.”

Tejina-senpai

Banjo’s Perspective

Consider It
The other prominent shorter anime this season, Tejina-senpai stars the titular female magician herself and her unamused, unnamed lackey Assistant-kun. She performs the magic, he acts as her audience, and together their hijinks cause a slew of unfortunate circumstances (most often at the expense of Tejina-senpai).
Each episode is structured as a bunch of two- or three-minute asides focused on a new magical routine. Trapping herself in a box in one instance and using a pigeon in her top hat the next are the norm. Granted, Tejina-senpai cannot do any of her tricks very well at all, but that’s where her mishaps induce the comedy and the ecchi as the crux of its entertainment.
Moreover, its other parts are doing just fine. Assistant-kun is a nice straight man throughout each segment, the swiftness with which it jumps to new segments packs in as much of the funnies as it can, and both the designs and the visual humor work in its favor. There is the possibility of romance, but it would be a miracle if it manages to go anywhere anytime soon.
Altogether, the anime doesn’t have the most depth, and it’s not going to be up for any awards, but it has enough magic words to reach marginal success.

Another Perspective, courtesy of wowitsmade:

Watch It
“Funny magic club does funny things.
The show stars Senpai (a magician in her own eyes) and Assistant, who seemingly catches a glimpse of her magic. Imagine that! A new member means more fun and an actual audience to watch her magic - that is until she discovers that she suffers stage fright.
Tejina Senpai becomes a show about a Senpai with stage fright and her ridiculous attempts to make her magic work while using everything from swords to pigeons and awkward situations. Let's not forget about Assistant: he’s quite aware of the situations Senpai puts him in, but is still a good sport about everything and puts up with everything she does.
All in all, Tejina Senpai is a pretty good comedy with some ecchi on the side. Ecchi you say? Yes, but it’s not over the top: it only happens in parts where Senpai’s magic utterly fails and serves as slapstick. It’s a good thing this show is short too - it has just the right amount of comedy without going too far as to make it repetitive and unfunny. If you like your comedies with some ecchi on the side, you’ll probably enjoy Tejina Senpai.”

Tsuujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Ni-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki Desu ka?

Banjo’s Perspective

Consider It
“Mother knows best,” and, in Tsuujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Ni-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki Desu ka? (or colloquially localized as Okaasan Online), this platitude gets put to the test. Masato earns a stay inside a new video-game world, his mom Mamako tags along, and the two embark on a journey only a parent and her child could realize.
Surprising or no, this off-kilter story houses many positives. Its bizarre twist on the isekai formula imparts a notable sense of uniqueness. The exploration of familial bonds anchors the plot to sturdy themes. And the comedic interactions hit their mark. As for the characters, Mamako is darn attractive, Masato is an able protagonist, and each of the major supporting cast members are swell inclusions.
The biggest negative, then, stems from its ecchi angle. To clarify, a lewd Mamako is not an issue whatsoever (and perhaps even welcomed). No, the problem arrives when accidental events push Masato into the picture simultaneously. Not that either party wants or views these weird moments favorably, but the sequences aren’t the most subtle in their implications, and they devalue those earlier, all-important themes.
A barely passable artistic direction and the looming threat of not evolving its eccentric premise stand as other troubles to worry about. However, the positives are as formidable as a two-hit multitarget attack, empowering its current chances.

Another Perspective, courtesy of landragoran:

Drop It
“This show starts with a relatively interesting premise - a full-dive video game designed to help repair the relationship between a mother and her child. Then, it very quickly devolves into incestuous ecchi jokes and questionable morals. So far, all the problems between the MC and his mother have been implied to be the MC's fault, when a significant portion of them are actually due to his mom's seeming unwillingness to understand what an appropriate mother-son relationship looks like (hint: it doesn't involve grabbing your son's head and shoving it into your naked breasts - at least not after he's been weaned).
Beyond the incest gags, the show seems to imply that any breakdown in the parent-child relationship is the fault of the child. The show so far has never criticised the moms' behavior, choosing to instead guilt trip the children about not loving their moms enough. This is an amazingly toxic message.
Maybe this show will pivot and the various moms will realize the problems in their behavior and attempt to correct them, but I'm not very hopeful. It's shown no signs of doing so yet.”

Vinland Saga

Banjo’s Perspective

Watch It
In the frigid north, Vikings, pirates, and other feuding denizens wage war. Thorfinn, his father Thors, and the rest of their recluse village have managed to stay away from such dealings. That is, until a familiar face rows on in, and the Vinland Saga starts.
With presumably many episodes in store, the story has opted to moderate its pace and foremost lay the initial foundation. For instance, stout characterization of its main actors has earned a lot of attention. Thorfinn pines to go beyond the snow and the ocean he has known for his entire childhood. Thors, the has-been warrior, now a thoughtful soul, wishes to mend pots rather than crack skulls. The viciousness of leaders alludes to future quarrels with perceived antagonists.
Admittedly, it’s not the most ambitious tale imaginable, for its storytelling elements can be interpreted or guessed at easily enough when compared to similar stories. But predictability matters not to execution, and this project proves as much with its mature style, its smaller plot details, and its thematic look into war and kinship and doing what’s right versus what’s wanted.
No matter the case, the narrative has the makings of an epic, a saga worth chronicling.

Another Perspective, courtesy of kbubblez19:

Consider It
“I was originally going to say Must Watch It, but it is such a niche subject that not everyone would find the pacing and the storytelling of Vinland Saga to be enjoyable.
The script does a great job developing the everyday lives of the main characters and the people they interact with. The characters are given distinct and realistic personalities noticeable in western culture. It crucially highlights the importance of legends, while setting up for the main character, Thorfinn’s ultimate quest.
Maybe it is because it is loosely based off true Viking history that the story is very predictable. While foreshadowing is well done, it makes the following confrontations for Thorfinn and his father too obvious.
Vinland Saga is beautifully animated with a color palette designed to match the settings and the aspirations of Thorfinn. The animation style stands out as something different due to the Celtic influences.
What truly makes Vinland Saga stand out in comparison to other anime this season is the cultural and historical representation that is shown in the anime. From the names to the religious routines, Vinland Saga really encompasses viking culture that has yet to be seen in the medium of animation.”
Banjo's Top Three Picks:
1 Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo.
2 Vinland Saga
3 Machikado Mazoku
Volunteer Consensus:
(General estimation based off every potential volunteer and their feelings across all anime)
Tier 1 (Mostly “Must Watch It” Range):
N/A
Tier 2 (Mostly “Watch It” Range):
Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo.
Enen no Shouboutai
Machikado Mazoku
Cop Craft
Kanata no Astra
Dr. Stone
Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?
Vinland Saga
Given
Tier 3 (Mostly “Consider It” Range):
Granbelm
Sounan Desu ka?
Tejina-senpai
Tsuujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Ni-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki Desu ka?
Tier 4 (Mostly “Drop It” Range):
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
Thank you so much for reading!
Also, give the volunteers a round of applause for their efforts!!
I hope that the community continues to enjoy this Summer 2019 anime season to its fullest!!! :3
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2017.06.15 03:31 theg61337 Survivor Seasons Survivor - Final Tribal Council

LINK TO FINAL VOTING: https://goo.gl/forms/AMn6Lk60W7FVedPB3
This is it! After 32 days of eliminating all of your Survivor Seasons, we are down to the Final 3! Tonight, you will finally vote for a WINNER!
Results from the last vote: With 297 (52.1%) of the vote, Survivor: Philippines lost more than $300,000 was eliminated. Seasons closest to elimination were: Survivor: Cook Islands (47.9%)
Let's meet the finalists!
SEASON 11: Survivor: Guatemala
ADVOCATIONS FOR GUATEMALA:
  • Guatemala is considered by many to be the forgotten season, and it should win because it has played to its strengths in the game by replicating its very reputation: being forgotten. Guatemala has been playing an amazing UTR game and while Cook Islands or Phillippines is remembered with great esteem, think of them as Stephenies evil twin and Guatemala as the stealth bomber Danni Boatwright who comes out with an underdog win with no blood on its hands. This under the radar win is exactly the win reddit loves, so dont go BIG MOVEZ at FTC because then you are only encouraging BIG MOVEZ
  • From surrounding itself with meat shields, to never being in danger of being eliminated, Guatemala has controlled this game. Guatemala was able to control every vote; getting rid of any potential threats while being placed in the middle of the "middle seasons" alliance, meaning they wouldn't be targeted. Why should we reward Gabon for its erratic gameplay and Philippines for playing from the bottom, when we can reward the season with the best strategy. Even then, Guatemala itself is a really great season that is deserving of a win.
  • Despite its reputation as the "forgotten season", Guatemala shines with a collection of memorable characters (Judd, Brian, Jamie, Amy) and classic quotes from the series (AYY DEE DEE, definitely, by far, on the ground, I'm not Gary Hogeboom). Much like its winner, Danni, Guatemala flies under the radar, waiting for dedicated fans to unearth it and discover it's underrated greatness. It may not be the flashiest season, but it's certainly a memorable one 🇬🇹🇬🇹🇬🇹
  • Guatemala had the best characters and likeable people out and Danni win was great it just proved that you don't have to be a leader or mastermind to win and that anyone can win and who can forget Judd , Jaime and Bobby Jon fight and rafes downfall as well as Stepheine the hero from Palau nice to see her dethroned from sweet and innocent to a self entitled bitch I just think it's a great season
  • Guatemala - So many forgotten treasures in the cast and no returnees from that season besides Steph. Guatemala needs to win something!
  • Guatemala used an unique cast and location to provide one of the best seasons ever. It has an amazing boot order, even editing and a satisfying winner. If you don't vote for Guatemala, I hope you get bit by a freaking crocodile. Scumbags.
  • People say that the clusterfuck ending would be Gabon or even Cook Islands winning, but that's just not true. Clusterfuck seasons almost always win with the invisible person coming out of nowhere and stealing this shit, and there's only one season left that truly fits that description... IT'S GUATEMALA!!!! Guatemala is the clusterfuck out of nowhere unpredictable winner that this ranking deserves.
  • Guatemala has played the ultimate UTR game. We played a very Sandra-esque game. As long as it wasn't us, we were happy to eliminate anyone. Guatemala, while UTR, was very well rounded. We had solid strategy, solid characters, a unique location but not too flashy, Solid twists and a great underdog story, and solid competitions. Guatemala excites because it isn't too heavy handed in any particular area.
  • Guatemala is the forgotten season of survivor but now is its chance to stand proud in the spotlight. Unlike the goat Cook Islands, who never had a shot at winning, and the divisive Gabon, which was targeted sometimes but never really a big threat, Guatemala is a widely liked season that came close to elimination several times, but managed to avoid elimination by throwing other targets under the bus. It is the ultimate underdog, and had the voting actually gone on until there was only one season left, I have no doubt that Gabon would've gone third (too much opposition already), CI second (no one wants that to win), and Guatemala would have been the sole survivor. So let's all put our votes towards making this resilient season the champion.
  • (assuming Philippines gets voted out) Cook Islands is obviously undeserving and Gabon is good but not the type of season that needs to win. Guatemala was under the radar the whole time as "the forgotten season" that is acually really good. Don't you guys think it's a little unfair that Guatemala has had no returnees (Steph does not count) and it almost never gets discussed while it is one of the best character based seasons ever. This is the perfect opportunity for us to finally acknowledge Guatemala as a good season by making it the winner in a game like this over all other seasons. So Guatemala, you've got my vote, I hope you get enough to win.
  • Guatemala is a really overlooked season, with only stephanie returning when she was already a returnee, guatemala had to make moves to get bigger threats out without those connection, so lets reward it!
  • Guatemala should win because it herald in hidden immunity idols and produced one of the most underrated winners in survivor history. It also has its fair share of characters in Gary, Judd, Stephenie, Lydia, Margaret, etc. Guatemala has been the dark horse throughout this competition from the start, so it'd only be fair for the horse to have a happy ending.
  • Guatemala has played a dominant game which consistently avoiding the vote. And Jeff Probst hates this player, more than any other in the competition, yet here they are at the final 3 regardless. Let Guatemala win to stick it to Probst!
  • Guatamala is a country in central america. You know who wasnt from central America? {A historic German leader}. Think about it.
  • If you don't vote for Guatemala you're all scumbags, man...
  • Guatemala deserves to actually win something for the first time like ever. First of all, we Guatemala supporters have actually orchestrated some of the major moves in this game. If you look at the season itself, there are many excellent characters that should have been invited back. Amy, Brian, Judd, Lydia, Gary, Rafe, Jamie, and Danni all could have been invited back as they were all unique characters that deserve to be remembered. Guatemala pioneered some unique challenges that blended well with the culture that is easily one of the most interesting used in a season. It allowed for an excellent backdrop of the Mayan temples, and an interesting inland setting. Players such as Rafe, Steph, and Judd played a very worthy, cutthroat game before it was cool on Survivor. Rafe and Cirie from the next season, Panama, were precursors to Survivor's modern strategic age, and played an integral part in making Survivor what it is today. How can you not reward that with a win?
SEASON 13: Survivor: Cook Islands
ADVOCATIONS FOR COOK ISLANDS
  • Cook Islands holds early (and some only) versions of the greatest players to ever be on survivor. Arguably the greatest strategist in the history of the game, Yul, made his mark on the Survivor world in this season. Not Gabon, not Guatemala, not Philippines, COOK. ISLANDS. Another huge aspect of the game is challenges. And of course, the most notable challenge beast in the history of the game was ALSO born in this season. Ozzy, mothafuckin Lusth. A legacy that would span four (and maybe even more) seasons was created back in 2006 in the GREATEST season of all time. Survivor: Cook Islands. And if we're talking returning players, how could we not mention Candice and Penner? And ESPECIALLY, Parvati! One of THE greatest players of all time! And guess where all 3 of them came from. You guessed it, Cook Islands. And how could we forget the non-returning players? Absolute LEGENDS like Billy Garcia, Cao Boi and Nate "Chop 'em up like poop" Gonzalez. All in all, Cook Islands was an incredible strategically and physically played game, which blazed the trail for future seasons.
  • Cook Islands deserves to win this. It is the only season to have 4 players return to play for at least a third time. It has arguably the best physical player ever in Ozzy. It has arguably the best strategic game played by Yul. It has arguably the best social player ever in Parvati. It has arguably one of the best personalities ever in Penner. It has arguably the best storyline ever in the Aitu 4. Cao Boi Bui invented the vote split during the season. Candace and her interactions with Billy Garcia and Adam Gentry would eventually form a very interesting romantic arc throughout her seasons, with John Cody ending this arc in Blood vs Water. The season started the final three, which is used in almost every season nowadays, without a final three the winners of subsequent seasons would have been far worse. Sundra and Becky Lee, despite being terrible with fire, are two very underrated players of this season who could have had an actual shot if this was a final 2, with the unprecedented challenge dominance of Ozzy and unprecedented use of an idol for Power by Yul. Throughout this process Cook Islands has been constantly targted, particulary for costing survivor sponsors and the bottle twist. However it has definitely shown the marks of a survivor with its run to the end.
  • Cook islands has made it here despite being generally being regarded as a huge piece of shit. We should all hold Cook Islands in high regard for being the first truly modern survivor. It had 20 people, a Tyler Perry idol, exile island, mutiny, the first final three, and race wars to top it all off. It truly introduces the viewer to a now familiar survivor reality: No matter how much and how bad survivor production fucks us over, survivor casting and editing can bail us out. So what if strategy was lacking and boring
  • Cook Islands beacuse despite the controversy it has the most diverse cast. Because its the prequel for many Survivor legends/returnees - Parvati, Ozzy, Candace, and Penner. Had the wonderful Yul Kwon win the game with 3 great finalists of Yul/Ozzy/Becky. And last but not least, because of the one and only CAO BOI BUI/PLAN VOODOO.
  • I will always stand up for Cook Islands. That season came in under such scrutiny because of the whole Survivor: Race Wars thing. It actually resulted in so many memorable characters (many of whom have returned to great success). On a (Parvati) shallow note, Brad, Yul, JP and Nate were hot as hell, and Ozzy and Penner had their moments. Lots of sexy ladies too. And Sundra was in Sex and the City! Whatever, man, I still use Cao Boi's headache pinchy thing and it works. And who cares about twosts, Survuvor has too many every season anyway. Aitu 4 life!
  • Cook Islands is going to have a baby! And it's mom has cancer! And it forever changed and evolved how the game is played!
  • Cook Islands has the best version of Penner and Ozzy. And Candice wasn't completely horrible there. Plus someone probably has the uncensored footage of the hot tub scene. I promise we'll find it if Cook Islands wins
  • Cook Islands has the best storyline and gameplay of any of the three seasons up here. One major problem Cook Osland detractors cite is the boring cast, and I disagree. While some cast members are low on personality, Cook Islands make sure up for it by having some of the most iconic players ever. Parvati, while not as good on Cook Islands, still shows her strategy and social game in Cook Islands, and her first appearance lays the groundwork for one of the greatest players of all time. Penner shows his greatness as a character throughout Cook Islands. His role as a narrator and pseudo-villain adds greatly to the season. Ozzy, love him or hate him, is a legend of the game. His arguably greatest showing is in Cook Islands, winning five individual immunities as well as leading Post-Munity Aitu to the merge untouched. Yul is one of the most analytical and strategic players to ever play. He used his God Idol to his own benefit in an extremely smart and interesting way, adding entertainment to what could have been a very bad twist. Cao Boi is one of the greatest pre-merge boots in terms of entertainment value. His friction with his fellow Puka Pukas, his headache cure, finding the other tribe's camp, and Plan Voodoo are all memorable moments and all happen in only one half of the season. Now for the storyline. Cook Islands, from the mutiny until the end, has one of the most coherent and satisfying storylines ever seen on the show. Underdogs are always fun to root for, and seeing the Aotu Four become the final four is immensely satisfying as a viewer. Cook Islands is also the ultimate example of the motto Outwit, Outplay, Outlast. Yul outwitted by being strategic and using his idol to gain power and cause Penner to flip. Ozzy outplayed by being a challenge beast individually and for his tribe. Aitu outlasted by surviving a major numbers disadvantage. Cook Islands, ultimately, is the quintessential survivor season. As a game and social experiment, this season shows what survivor is about. The racial divisions, while controversial, are a great way to show how people from different walks of life can come together, which is ultimately what survivor is about. Survivor Cook Islands has great strategy, great characters, a great story, and is the ultimate emailed of what Survivor is meant to be, which is why it deserves to win this game.
  • If Cook Islands makes it, then you have to be impressed that even though it's always been so close to being eliminated, it has never been taken out. Call Cook Islands a goat or what have you, you all have been trying to get them out and have never succeeded.
  • Cook Islands deserves to win this. It is the only season to have 4 players return to play for at least a third time. It has arguably the best physical player ever in Ozzy. It has arguably the best strategic game played by Yul. It has arguably the best social player ever in Parvati. It has arguably one of the best personalities ever in Penner. It has arguably the best storyline ever in the Aitu 4. Cao Boi Bui invented the vote split during the season. Candace and her interactions with Billy Garcia and Adam Gentry would eventually form a very interesting romantic arc throughout her seasons, with John Cody ending this arc in Blood vs Water. The season started the final three, which is used in almost every season nowadays, without a final three the winners of subsequent seasons would have been far worse. Sundra and Becky Lee, despite being terrible with fire, are two very underrated players of this season who could have had an actual shot if this was a final 2, with the unprecedented challenge dominance of Ozzy and unprecedented use of an idol for Power by Yul. Throughout this process Cook Islands has been constantly targted, particulary for costing survivor sponsors and the bottle twist. However it has definitely shown the marks of a survivor with its run to the end.
  • Cook Islands should win. When the final votes were cast, there was one contestant, while not the winner, that would leave an impression on fans for years. That contestant was Becky Lee. She was an equal partner with a strong winner and never quit when her back was against the wall. She handled being the first finalist to not receive a vote with class and poise. She has been active in helping others after being on the show and would be an intriguing return contestant. Becky Lee. The reason Cook Islands should win.
SEASON 17: Survivor: Gabon
ADVOCATIONS FOR GABON
  • GABON should win because it's one of the most unique narratives in the Survivor pantheon. Gabon should win because it is a season where Sugar and Susie decided the direction of the game while the people you would expect to succeed could only stand by and watch. Gabon should win because it is full of unique characters that could only ever happen in Gabon. Gabon should win because you can't outwit Crystal Cox, baby. Gabon should win because it might stop Sugar from crying about her dead father. Gabon should win because it gave us Randy and for a brief moment in time, he was the king. Gabon should win because Ace's accent is ridiculous. Gabon should win because it was thinking about voting for you.
  • {GABON} What a wonderful clusterfuck of a season. Imagine a season where no one knows Survivor strategy 101 or the "rules" of Survivor...That's Gabon in a nutshell. If you're looking for a season full of big moves and compelling storylines, you're watching the wrong season. But if you want a season full of wacky characters, memorable moments, and comically bad gameplay, then watch Gabon. Seriously, Gabon is like watching a trainwreck in slow motion. Going into the merge, Bob was probably in the bottom half of the remaining players in terms of likelihood to win. But Gabon isn't like other seasons. Gabon is unique. Modern Survivor is full of gamebots, superfans, and bullshit twists. Classic Survivor features tight alliances and strong alliance leaders. But Gabon is a season full of oddballs who self-destruct in the most hilarious ways. Any other season winning would be an injustice to this contest.
  • When this game started, over a month ago, I thought it wasn't going to be very exciting. Redemption Island first, then South Pacific, then eventually a Pearl Islands or HvV win. But then something happened...PI was taken out abruptly and we realized this was something else entirely. Philippines may have been the loudest, but it was Gabon pulling the strings the whole time. We infiltrated the alliance which u/JeffKentDaddyHOF2019 created to stay alive as long as possible. We stuck with Philippines nearly the entire way, for no other reason than to hide ourselves. The final ten boots have largely been our doing. It was us that suggested a Gabon/Philippines/Guatemala Final 3. It was us that pushed for a Palau boot, then Panama, then Cook Islands. You'll notice that in the F5 vote, JeffKent tried to pull a fast one by advocating for Guat elimination but by this time we had too much power. Philippines was a front, it was a meat shield, created for no other purpose than to shield us when we got to the end. It was us who created this Final 3. It was us who orchestrated the last few boots. It was all us. This game has been one of the most chaotic subreddit games I've ever seen, and therefore, we owe it not only to ourselves but the game itself to crown Gabon the winner. In such a complicated and WTF game, it is only logical that the winning season match the overall tone. -PopsicleIncorporated
  • Gabon deserves to win simply by virtue of being the best in a final three of Gabon, Cook Islands, and Guatemala. Cook Islands had the incredibly controversial race division, and while it DID introduce us to players like Parvati and Ozzy, they were eithet unbearably arrogant or were invisible compared to their other outings. Guatemala is the "forgotten" season. It is forgotten for a reason. While it had okay strategy and okay dynamics, they are just OKAY. There's nothing REALLY memorable about this season. There are no returnees, there is no mind blowing strategy, and there are no really memorable characters (Except for queen Morgan McDevitt <3). Gabon, on the other hand is amazing. It's has two returnees for a reason, and is called the comedy of Survivor for a reason. Gabon is unique in that all the players who should have gone far went home early and vice verse. It has so many comedic moments, good character arcs, and rootable characters. If anything IS wrong with it, it's the winner, who's SEVERLY underrated regarding his social and strategic gameplay. He made a fake idol and after going on a huge immunity streak up until the final four, someone decided to stick with him. Overall, out of these three, Gabon deserves to win.
  • Gabon is the epitome of a clusterfuck. It represents nearly everything Survivor isn't. That's why it should win. I've got nothing else for ya.
  • Assuming it's Philippines that goes home, [GABON] is the biggest player here. We went hard and fast into the woodwork of the game and avoiding the onslaught of really good and bad seasons. Gabon is so polarizing, it could have been targeted any time. However, our crew navigated their way into the finals even with a massive target and constant pleas to vote us out. Guatemala got carried here. Cook Islands lost the show sponsors. Gabon gave us one of the best voting confessionals of all time and GabonGang overcame a huge late game target to get here.
  • {GABON} Made itself as little of a threat as possible. One could argue it didn't actually do much, but there's only so much you can do. If you don't want any top contenders to win, vote Gabon. Also sometimes you need to let those weird kids in your life.
  • Gabon should win because if it doesn't, Randy will break your arms and Corinne will break your legs. Bob will break your spirits and Gillian will crush your hopes and dreams. Ace and Susie will point and laugh, and Crystal and Paloma will throw pebbles at you. All this can be avoided, however, by voting for Gabon to win!
  • Gabon played this game better than anyone. Before it even started there were threads popping up proclaiming love for Gabon. The resurfacing of love for this niche season has carried it far. Choose Gabon because it's as much as a clusterfuck as this game was. Choose Gabon because who would ever expect Gabon to win anything. Choose Gabon because every other season has made this game hell from day one. To the other finalists: Forgetchu, go home, good-bye.
  • Gabon is the winner because Gabon has a) Randy b) Corrine c) some other people I forgot their names d) Corrine's jury speech e) that weird Olympic athlete person f) Susie Smith 1 vote away from winning g) fake idol for all of you #BIGMOVEZ people h) G-sizzle i) Elephant dung j) Matty smiling at Marcus' boot [ k) speaking of Marcus, Marcus' penis]
  • Gabon deserves to win simply by virtue of being the best in a final three of Gabon, Cook Islands, and Guatemala. Cook Islands had the incredibly controversial race division, and while it DID introduce us to players like Parvati and Ozzy, they were eithet unbearably arrogant or were invisible compared to their other outings. Guatemala is the "forgotten" season. It is forgotten for a reason. While it had okay strategy and okay dynamics, they are just OKAY. There's nothing REALLY memorable about this season. There are no returnees, there is no mind blowing strategy, and there are no really memorable characters (Except for queen Morgan McDevitt <3). Gabon, on the other hand is amazing. It's has two returnees for a reason, and is called the comedy of Survivor for a reason. Gabon is unique in that all the players who should have gone far went home early and vice verse. It has so many comedic moments, good character arcs, and rootable characters. If anything IS wrong with it, it's the winner, who's SEVERLY underrated regarding his social and strategic gameplay. He made a fake idol and after going on a huge immunity streak up until the final four, someone decided to stick with him. Overall, out of these three, Gabon deserves to win.
  • GABON should win because it's one of the most unique narratives in the Survivor pantheon. Gabon should win because it is a season where Sugar and Susie decided the direction of the game while the people you would expect to succeed could only stand by and watch. Gabon should win because it is full of unique characters that could only ever happen in Gabon. Gabon should win because you can't outwit Crystal Cox, baby. Gabon should win because it might stop Sugar from crying about her dead father. Gabon should win because it gave us Randy and for a brief moment in time, he was the king. Gabon should win because Ace's accent is ridiculous. Gabon should win because it was thinking about voting for you.
This is it! Flairs up, caps lock on, it's time to defend your season!
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2017.02.12 06:10 Badurp New Survivor Season Idea Survivor: Castaway Couples

Survivor has hosted many castaways that eventually partnered up to become iconic duos. In this season they bring back survivor couples like J.T. and Fishbach in a blood vs water styled season. The cast would include iconic duos such as:
  1. J.T. and Fishbach
  2. Jason and Scot
  3. David and Ken
  4. Cochran and Dawn
  5. Jeremy and Fishbach
  6. Tai and Marc the Chicken
  7. Boston Rob and Amber Jeff Probst
  8. Billy Garica and Candice
  9. The Wahl and Milk
  10. Hayden and a female contestant that made the merge
What do you guys think of the idea?
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2017.02.03 16:10 sanatomy Endgame - #13

13. Natalie Anderson (Winner, SJDS)
repo_sado
If you look at the SJDS endgame as beginning with the elimination of Alec Christy, everyone in the endgame had spent considerable time in game with their pregame partner. Except Natalie. Natalie who had lived her life in a pair. Natalie who was cast in a pair, both on Amazing Race and here in San Juan del Sur. Natalie who watches her twinnie get voted out first. Natalie is left on her own for seemingly the first time in her life. She strives on, navigates through the remaining pairs and comes out on top. Her story arc can appear to be focused too heavily on game moves but I see it as someone who has never been alone, never been without a trusted partner, finding her way on her own and becoming stronger for it. Phenomenal story.
jlim201
Really good character. I didn't love the Twinnies on Amazing Race, but really did like Natalie on SJDS, on her revenge storyline.
jacare37
I wouldn’t have her anywhere near my own personal endgame obviously but there’s a reason she made it this high without controversy. She manages to blend old-school appeal with her doing it for Nadiya and revenge story for Jeremy with new-school appeal with her #blindsides and #bigmoves. And a very distinct and enjoyable personality to boot. Even the biggest SJDS haters on the planet can’t say anything bad about her.
funsized725
I was very shocked by one half of SJDS' Twinnie sandwich, not so much the other. She was able to retain her AR obnoxious spunk, while revealing to the audience a very subtle and sneaky side no one knew. Respect.
ramskick
She may be a little bit outclassed in this endgame, but Natalie is still an excellent character that brings some much-needed personality to the Big Moves movement. She’s stylish as fuck and brings a lot of entertainment to SJDS’s thoroughly thrilling post-merge/endgame.
oddfictionrambles
I don't care what anybody else thinks: Natalie Anderson is probably my favourite person to ever play Survivor. This woman is a badass motherfucker, excuse my French. I'm not big into swearing, but considering that every third word that Nat Anderson spoke was bleeped out, dropping the f-bomb felt appropriate. Watching Nat barrel through SJDS like a battle tank was a dream come true. Although Parvati and Kim Spradlin both brought the Femme Fatale to life through their portrayals of the Black Widow and the Dominator, Nat combined the best parts of those two women to become the Avenger. And we all watched in awe.
Firstly, Nat as a character is exceptional. This woman took names, swore like a salty sailor, kicked butt in challenges, and drenched herself in blood. She didn't tolerate bullshit, and her entire Survivor journey comprised of her swearing revenge for Nadiya and Jeremy... before she carefully and meticulously enacted the said revenge on all of her unsuspecting victims. Although Nat was quiet in the premiere and was only given screentime when she and Nadiya were together on Day 0, Nat quickly emerged as a legitimate presence in the second episode, when she wept over Nadiya's axing and swore revenge for Nadiya.
This last point is crucial, because the primary story of SJDS is driven by Jaclyn's terrorism and Nat's simmering lust for revenge. She quickly adopts Jeremy as her surrogate Twinnie, and Natalie manages to puppeteer Hunahpu to such a point that although Jeremy is the central ringleader, Natalie has the free rein to jab lazy, sleepy tribemates with palm fronds (lol, Drew Christy) and then unleash fresh hell onto Coyopa, which she hates with a burning passion. The fact that "WHY DON'T YOU SAY RACIST AND HOMOPHOBIC THINGS LIKE IN YOUR PAST?!" is a winner's quote included in the actual winner's package astonishes me, because Nat is such a sprawling ball of delicious complexity and contradictions.
Of course, Coyopa bizarrely listens to Nat's smackdown of Rocker because Nat had the entirety of Hunahpu vocally supporting her. Even more bizarrely, Nat was... never targeted despite her status as an aggressive, strategic, and outspoken leader of Hunahpu. Credit to Natalie's social game, because she worked like a horse around camp and set up Designated Twinnie Jeremy as her meat-shield. The deft way that she casually lied to Missy during the Drew Christy boot that Drew was overtly targeting Missy was suave. The boggling fact that she was the only woman included in the guys' discussions about "swooping off the girls" attests to her likeability. The shocking manner by which Nat and her coven of women managed to coerce Jeremy and then swooped Drew into the neverland? She's... good at this game.
Even better, Natalie differs from a Kim Spradlin, a Denise Stapley, a JT Thomas, or even a Tom Westman by shimmering with her irrepressible personality. Unlike the other strategy kingpins who tried to be quiet people, Nat Anderson opted for a less trodden path and remained vocal. During her strategy sessions with her allies, Nat would usually compliment her allies on something ("Baylor, your hair looks great today"//"Jon, I totally love talking about wine") before going on blast about Nat's intentions for the upcoming vote ("Drew, TODAY"). Although Nat was likeable and suave, she has that Sandra-esque quality and couldn't hide her outspoken personality, which makes it even more astounding that she was such a good actress around Jonclyn and Missy. I'm all for the softer Denises and Kims, but Nat's baffling mix of bluntness and sneakiness is only equalled by Sandra.
The only time that Nat was held out of the loop, much like Sandra during PI, was when her Surrogate Twinnie was blindsided. The Jeremy blindside ignites Nat's fiery passion for revenge, however, and to Nat's credit, she somehow hides her revenge and decides against flipping against Jon. "Revenge is best served cold" was a great quote, and watching Nat's anger grow and grow was great television. Instead of lashing out, Natalie reeled in Baylor and turned her against Missy and Jon, as though Nat were the badass cousin sneaking the underage Baylor beers at Missy's porch. Bossing Baylor around, she found the idol, and she then stomped up to a clueless Keith and recruited him wearing an evil smirk that could match Erinn Lobdell's.
The parallels and the revenge quest were just... amazing.
Yes, Nat Anderson had a CPP4 stretch at the end, but even that isn't a bad thing for Nat. Although a game-centric edit like that could backfire, Natalie's personality is so forceful that she not only shines through that edit but also utilises it to further deliver great television. Nat Anderson is too... Nat be a gamebot. From calling her idol the REPLACEMENT TWINNIE to stomping up to Keith and announcing that "I'M GONNA KEEP YOU IN THIS GAME >:D", Natalie injected personality into every single strategy-centric move that she did. The scene where she programs a doddering Keith what to say at Tribal much better than Reed? How about the ruthless fact that Nat Anderson commands Jon to play his idol and then spends the entirety of the next episode swearing vengeance on Jonclyn? Not to mention, a healthy third of her words were censored.
Natalie accidentally spits on herself, calls people 'FOOOLS', and is forceful/likeable enough to order a slice of pizza, a beer, two wings, a bowl of salad, and one cookie from Jeff Probst as if he were a waiter. Further reinforcing that she is far from a gamebot, Nat Anderson volunteers to share a reward with her mortal nemeses Jonclyn in order to gain their trust. There, she spends a hellish night in bed with them, listening to Jon rambling about wine and singing Disney carols. Ordinarily, a goofy man like Jon Misch would inspire laughs, but Nat's palpable irritation during confessional creates a fantastic juxtaposition which is just lulzy. She is NOT happy. That whole scene in the bed is gold, because Nat twitches at certain points and then later whispers to Baylor that she "literally slept with the enemy."
The fact that this woman flips back and forth between alliances without ever being targeted, idols Baylor out with the idol that Baylor helped find, corrals a loose alliance of women who hate each other (Kelley/Missy/Julie, then later Missy/BayloJaclyn), and somehow masterminds an all-woman F3 in the season with the most skewed gender ratio is something short of extraordinary. Her touching relationship with Nadiya & later Jeremy and wanting to achieve JUSTICE for Nadiya & Jeremy was great television. I didn't expect to find such a shining gem to the Pantheons of Greats this late in the Survivor canon, but hey, the show finally casts people from South-East Asia, and Natalie Anderson exceeds expectations.
To quote Josh Wigler, Natalie Anderson and her dynamic gameplay is just... hot.
Here are some fun facts, which should illustrate why Natalie deserves to be in the Top 10 of any winner list:
  • Responsible for 3 out of 3 successful idol plays on SJDS (which is approximately 25% of successful idol plays in survivor history)
  • Never needed to play an Idol on herself
  • Never received a vote against her, not even when Jeremy had immunity and she was the obvious next-in-line after Jeremy
  • Voted "accidentally" for Alec and deflects blame by pretending to cry
  • Masterminded a rare 2-2-2 vote-split to flush out an idol
  • Volunteered for Exile with Baylor to not only spare an ally from quitting in the rain (Julie) but also to solidify a potential ally (Baylor)
  • Only voted for men until no more men were available (F5)
  • Won 2 Individual Challenges
  • Employed a Meat-Shield Strategy which later inspired Jeremy's Cambodia game
  • Would have played a Perfect Game (gotten all the votes at the FTC) in a non-BvW format and if Reed didn't have an axe to grind with Missy
  • Meta Reason: 1st CBS Crossover person to win a show on a crossover despite being portrayed as a reviled helldemon on TAR, basically having the Jerri Manthey Redemption Arc condensed into two years
  • Corralled an all-girl alliance on a gender-imbalanced season; only the 3rd winner to successfully take women to the end (Parvati Shallow, Kim Spradlin)
  • Shut down Probst's BIG MOVEZ narrative at the reunion by telling Probst "naw, I was just mad" when Probst asks whether Natalie was being strategic in calling out Rocker
  • 1st Asian woman to win Survivor, 2nd Asian (after Yul) to win Survivor, and 3rd Woman-of-Colour to win Survivor
  • Unites both the "SJW Feminazis of Sucks" and the "Sexist Misogynists of Reddit"
If Nadiya Anderson was Elia Martell in her early fall, then Natalie Anderson is Oberyn Martell from Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire. I told repo_sado this story many moons ago, but part of the reason why I appreciate the Twinnie Bookends is because, through pure serendipity and dumb luck with an assistance from Jaclyn Schultz who is my #5 Survivor of all time and yes, I get that I shouldn't like my Sophies and Jaclyns more than my Richards and Twilas but I'm human and genuinely have Christa Hastie above Randy, so y'all shouldn't be surprised by the unorthodoxy of my opinions, SJDS got a complete story. During the premerge, SJDS seemed dire, with a bunch of lacklustre men led by a rather boring gamebot marching to the end by knocking out all the interesting women. Think MvsGX but far worse. Nadiya's early boot signifies this slaughter of interesting characters and specifically interesting women in the premerge.
Then... revenge festered like a wound. Like Oberyn, Natalie had to watch her beloved sister get slaughtered. In Episode 2 alone, Natalie the tough girl wept tears of anger and grief, showing emotion which she did not wish to display to her tribemates. "I didn't want to seem weak," muttered Natalie in Missy's arms. "I didn't want to cry." This girl had spent every single hour of her twenty-plus years with her sister, however, and now, Natalie was all alone. Twice, Natalie cried on SJDS: once in Episode 2 and again on Exile, when she poignantly makes the fire and weeps that this stretch was the longest that she had gone without Nadiya.
Other castaways had quit for less, as seen by Julie McGee. Instead of breaking down, Natalie waits for the right moment. And slowly, she exacts her revenge. She calls out Rocker, igniting the Rocker Boot. She wheedles next to Baylor and Jaclyn about the "boys' bad behaviour", even though Nat herself privately agreed that Baylor and Jaclyn were being lazy, igniting the Josh Boot. When Jeremy gets blindsided, Natalie adds even more names to her Arya-esque Kill List. And each time that she attends Tribal, Natalie takes her time to sink the knife slower and deeper. Jon Misch is her name to kill, not Reed's. The Mountain that Rides cannot be slain but a non-Martell. No, Natalie must be Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken. Hence, she waited and ensured that Natalie, and only Natalie, could have the satisfaction of every single kill from the F9 onwards. Like Oberyn, Natalie smiled, charmed her opponents, and even befriended members of that Lannister-esque Coyopa cabal to recruit numbers, presiding as a judge as she needed to be. And then... she struck, one at a time.
Through pure luck, SJDS had a complete story: Natalie Anderson took the potential trainwreck of the premerge and gave it meaning by tying it directly into her actions in the postmerge. She, and Nadiya's early boot, gave the season much needed symmetry.
Barring Dale, every person who wrote down Nadiya's name, Natalie snuffed out in some way. Josh, Alec, Rocker, Wes, and Baylor. Every person who wrote down Jeremy's name, Natalie snuffed out or betrayed in a large way. Jon, Jaclyn, Keith, Reed, and Missy. And like Oberyn, Natalie ensured that she had the blood-embracing joy of claiming the kill.
[Her voting confessional for Jon] "This is payback for Jeremy. Hope you like it."
People like Natalie for the same reasons why they like Oberyn: a likeable, roguish badass whose main motivation is vengeance started by the loss of a beloved sister. Other revenge stories in Survivor have had some flaws. Although I love Sandra, I couldn't quite get behind her in the same way that I got behind Natalie... because Sandra kept Russell the Dragon and never voted him out. Although I like Chris, I couldn't quite get behind him either in the same way... because Chris's motivations never resonated in the same emotional ways that Natalie's love for her twin sister did. Natalie Anderson took the revenge stories of Sandra and Chris, and then perfected them. She had the deep, emotional bonds and the deep satisfaction of collecting all the names on her hit-list. After all:
Because if Nadiya is out first, Natalie will be damned if Natalie isn't the last person remaining. After all, valar morghulis: all Coyopa men must die. And Nadiya will be damned if Natalie doesn't go far in this Rankdown.
Natalie Anderson is and always will be my number one favourite person. She is the trifecta blend of strategy, emotion, and story, and honestly, I look forward to the day that casuals pass her Parvati's crown as being the "all-round queen" (whatever that means) because as much as I love Parvati and have her in my Top 10, Natalie Anderson is objectively a far better player and character than Parvati is. Sunspear is unbent, and through Natalie, we got a complete story in SJDS which united the otherwise disparate premerge and postmerge. Maybe in future rankdowns, once those future rankers are able to divorce Natalie's high placement from the "OFR Effect" on SR3, would appreciate Natalie's VORP and merits enough to grant her endgame again.
Because really, Nat Anderson is... a badass. Imagine SJDS with Fan-Fave Sierra Dawn Thomas instead of Nat, and you get my point about VORP and the strength of Natalie as a strategist and a story-driving character. Other than Jaclyn Schultz, nobody other than Nat Anderson is the antithesis of the Ashby Line: the foul-mouthed Sri Lankan added to every single scene, whether she was sleeping in bed with her Jonclyn enemies or whether she was smirking next to Keith Nale, and she helped make other characters such as Baylor Wilson and Missy Payne... better. Baylor became a better character because Nat sparked her "rebellion against Mother Dearest" story. Keith became a better character because Nat saved him through the F6/F7 and thereby allowed us to see the Full Nale -- without Natalie, Keith would've never made it to the Spa Visit and may have been more forgettable. Jon Misch became a better character because Nat somehow made "drinking wine for sick dad" seem like a villainous trait and produced one of the more WTF one-sided rivalries in Survivor history.
Nat had Sandra's revenge story. Nat had Kim's admirable gameplay. Nat had Colby's ability to make other people around her better characters. Nat had Parvati's charm. Nat had Tony's dynamic, WTF moments such as her whole response at the F9 Immunity Challenge ("Jeff, I'd like some hot wings too").
Sure, Nat wasn't necessarily better than Kim, or Colby or Parvati or Tony. Some of you may even prefer Sandra's story. However, Natalie amalgamated and combined all of those traits as a brilliant all-rounder. She is a fantastic mix of all of those things, which explains why she is one of the least objectionable Survivor characters/players ever: I have very rarely seen Twitter, Tumblr, FB, Reddit, Sucks, and 4chan all agree on something, and yet they all seem in generally like Natalie. Sure, she may not be everybody's No 1, but by God, even "legends" like Sandra get hate on FB and "casual legends" like Spencer get hate on Sucks, and "Sucks Faves" like Jaclyn aren't beloved on Reddit. Natalie, though? Nobody seems to hate her. And that's because Natalie is a great all-rounder who combines many wonderful traits from many other legends.
Call her a "Jack of All Trades, Master of None"... but Natalie's ability to strike so many different chords and so many different roles justifies to me why people such as myself and wilseamon think Natalie should be in Endgame Contention for SR4, SR5, or whatever. Like Oberyn, Natalie is one of my favourite characters in any franchise, and I'm honestly surprised that somebody whom I loathed on TAR turned out to be a pleasant surprise on what should have been trainwreck season (seriously, 10 men vs 8 women + Exile + BvW should've been a recipe for disaster).
Predicted Placement: 11th Prediction Average: 10.233 Average Ranking: 10.667
repo_sado: 10 jlim201: 12 oddfictionrambles: 1 jacare37: 14 funsized725: 13 ramskick: 14
Rankdown I: N/A Rankdown II: 39
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2016.12.30 03:53 thekyledavid Alternative Reality Cambodia: Contestants are voted off in the order of their popularity poll results

Episode 1: Two main factions form at the Ta Keo tribe. The first faction is the "Old-School" faction of Wiglesworth, Terry, Vytas, and Woo. The second factions is the "New-School" faction of Abi, Spencer, Wentworth, and Shirin. Peih-Gee and Varner have been receiving pleas from both sides to join their faction. After Ta Keo loses the first challenge, Vytas tries to kill the awkward mood by taking off all of his clothes and making jokes about his "Hidden Immunity Idol". However, a paranoid Varner mistakes this as a confession to having the idol, and he convinces Peih-Gee to side with the New-Schoolers, voting off Vytas in a 6-4 vote.
Episode 2: After being caught looking for the idol while spreading rumors that Jeremy was looking for the idol, Fishbach is left without anyone wanting to work with him. However, Fishbach's efforts were not in vain, as he manages to find the idol at the next challenge. However, the rush of finding the idol manages to distract Fishbach, causing him to flounder at the puzzle and cost Bayon the win. At the tribal council, Fishbach plays the idol on himself, negating 9 votes. The last vote is read, and it is a vote for Tasha, who Fishbach got rid of in an attempt to pick off one of the bigger strategic threats and to make an ally in Kass. Tasha leaves by a 1-0 vote.
Tribe Expansion
New Bayon: Fishbach, Jeremy, Kimmi, Monica, Spencer, Wiglesworth
New Ta Keo: Joe, Keith, Ciera, Kass, Terry, Wentworth
Angkor: Savage, Abi, Peih-Gee, Shirin, Varner, Woo
Episode 3: After the new Bayon tribe loses their first immunity challenge, the 4 original members of Bayon plan to split the vote between Spencer and Wiglesworth in case one of them found the Ta Keo idol. However, knowing that he was on the bottom of the Bayon tribe, Fishbach tells Spencer and Wiglesworth about the plan, and they decide to blindside Monica in a 3-2-1 vote.
Episode 4: After Angkor loses the immunity challenge, the New Schooler alliance of Varner, Abi, Peih-Gee, and Shirin were prepared to vote off either Savage or Woo. But after Savage convinced Varner that being in an alliance of all women was a risky move, as he could very well be on the bottom, Varner convinced his partner in crime Peih-Gee to team up with the outsiders and blindside Shirin by a 4-2 vote.
Episode 5: After Bayon lost the immunity challenge, Fishbach, Spencer, and Wiglesworth planned on voting off Kimmi, as she was a bigger challenge liability than Jeremy. However, Wiglesworth realized that 3 women have left in a row, and feared that the men could dominate the post-merge game. Wiglesworth decided to go to Jeremy and Kimmi to convince them to blindside Spencer. However, after Spencer realized that Spencer mixed up his bag with Tony's bag back in Cagayan, he found the schematics for a Spy Shack, and decided to give it a shot. When he was hiding, he saw Kimmi and Jeremy talking about Wiglesworth's proposal to them, and decided that Wiglesworth needed to go. After Spencer told Fishbach about what he overheard, Fishbach told Wiglesworth and Kimmi that Jeremy found an idol. When Kimmi went to Jeremy and told him that Fishbach was spreading rumors, Jeremy came to the false conclusion that Fishbach had an idol, as he spread rumors last time he found an idol, and the duo decided to shift their votes to Wiglesworth, worrying that Fishbach would play the idol on either himself or Spencer. Among mass confusion, the group managed to ultimately vote off Wiglesworth in a 4-1 vote, leaving all 5 members of the Bayon tribe confused as to what just happened.
Episode 6 Part 1: After arriving at what they believed to be a reward challenge, Probst informed the castaways that one of them would be immediatly leaving, gave each of the contestants a board, and told each of them to choose someone from their tribe who they would be okay with parting with. The Bayon tribe tied between Fishbach and Kimmi, the Ta Keo tribe chose Terry, and the Agkor tribe chose Savage. As a surprise twist, the first 5 contestants eliminated from the game were brought in, and told to vote off either Fishbach, Kimmi, Terry, or Savage. After some deliberation, the eliminated contestants decided to vote off Savage, because they thought it would be funny if Savage lost the game twice because of people who he already voted off. Long story short, Savage didn't laugh. After Savage's departure, it was announced that the remaining 14 contestants would be drawing for new tribes.
New Bayon: Fishbach, Jeremy, Joe, Keith, Kimmi, Varner, Wentworth
New Ta Keo: Ciera, Kass, Spencer, Terry, Woo, Abi, Peih-Gee
Episode 6 Part 2: After Ta Keo lost the immunity challenge, two alliances form. The first one is the trio of Ciera, Kass, and Abi, the second one is the duo of Spencer and Peih-Gee. Terry and Woo find themselves as the swing votes, and have to chose to vote w. However, when Woo picks up the scent of Tony eminating from Spencer due to Spencer wearing Tony's bag, Woo fears that following Spencer will cost him the game, and votes with the girls to get rid of Peih-Gee by a 4-3 vote.
Merge
Episode 7: Two main alliances form. The first alliance was founded by the trio of Kass, Ciera, and Abi, who brought in former allies Kimmi and Jeremy. The second alliance was founded by Spencer and Fishbach, who brought in former allies Terry, Varner, and Wentworth. Due to the lack of tribals they attended, Joe and Keith found themselves as the swing votes. But after Kimmi freed the chickens that were given to them for the feast, Joe and Keith decided to side with Spencer and Fishbach's alliance, voting off Kimmi in a 7-6 vote.
Episode 8: Seeing an opportunity to take control of the game, Joe convinces Keith that they can make it to the end together if they flip flop between Kass's alliance and Fishbach's alliance, picking off the biggest threats as they go. Keith agrees to the plan, and the duo teams up with Kass's alliance to blindside Spencer by a 7-5 vote.
Episode 9: At the immunity challenge, Probst offers the castaways a chance at an advantage in the game if they are willing to give up their shot at immunity. With the alliances in a dead heat, and with Joe on a power-trip, everyone jumps off of their pedestal except for Keith, who wasn't really sure what was going on, and wins immunity because of it. Joe wins the advantage, and plans to flip back to Fishbach's alliance to vote off Jeremy. However, at the tribal council, when Joe tries to cover up his flip-flop strategy after being asked a question about loyalty by Probst, Keith sees this as Joe forgetting the plan, remarking "Stick to the plan". After this comment by Keith, the rest of the cast puts 2 and 2 together, realizing that Joe and Keith have been playing both sides. The 2 sides put their differences aside and decide to vote off Joe, as Keith has immunity. Joe plays his advantage to vote twice, but it is not enough, with Joe leaving on a 9-3 vote.
Episode 10: At the immunity challenge, the castaways are given the option to sit out of the challenge in exchange for a new shelter. As nobody wants to be seen as selfish, every single person sits out except for Keith, who wins immunity automatically. Not knowing what to do, Keith goes to Kass and tells her that the pattern that he and Joe were using dictates that he votes with her alliance, so Kass tells him to vote off Fishbach. However, knowing how Fishbach managed to already find one idol, Kass's alliance decides to go on an idol hunt to ensure that he doesn't get it again. When Woo is looking through the jungle, he stumbles across Tony's bag of tricks that Spencer left at camp. Woo decides to rummage through the bag to see if there is an idol in it, knowing how good Tony was at finding idols. However in the bag, there is only 1 thing. The vote that Woo cast for Kass at the Final 3 last season. Woo decides to take the ballot with him, thinking it must have some significance. At tribal council, the castaways cast their votes. However due to a mix-up on Woo's part, he accidently fills out a ballot with Fishbach's name, puts the Kass ballot into the urn, and puts the Fishbach ballot back into his pocket. The votes are read, and there is a tie. 5 for Kass, 5 for Fishbach. On the re-vote, Woo does vote for Fishbach, as was planned, but Jeremy switches his vote to Kass to avoid a tie. The re-vote is revealed, and there is still a tie. 4 for Kass, 4 for Fishbach. Not being able to come to a consensus, the group goes to rocks. Woo draws the black rock and leaves the game.
Episode 11: At the reward challenge, Jeremy finds a clue to the hidden immunity idol, which he is able to find when he returns to camp. At the immunity challenge, which required the castaways to solve a puzzle using only their feet, Kass wins because of her secret past as a former foot fetishist model. Due to Kass winning immunity, Fishbach's alliance targets Abi and Kass's alliance targets Fishbach. Still not knowing what to do, Keith casts his vote for Abi, sticking with the pattern of alternating his alliance. Because of this, Abi is voted out in a 5-4 vote.
Episode 12: At the immunity challenge, Probst announces that 1 man and 1 women will leave with immunity. Ultimately, Kass and Jeremy win the challenge. Fishbach's alliance realizes that since out of the 3 people in Kass's alliance, they have to vote for Ciera because she is the only one without immunity. However, realizing that fact, Jeremy plays his hidden immunity idol on Ciera, negating the 4 votes that she received, and sending home Terry in a 4-0 vote.
Episode 13: After Jeremy wins immunity, Kass's alliance realizes that Keith is voting with Fishbach's alliance this week, which means that they will have the majority. As a last ditch effort to take control of the game, Ciera goes to Varner and tries to convince him to vote for Fishbach, because he needs to make big moves to win the game. Varner didn't take kindly to this, because he wanted to be the only one in the game to talk about making big moves. Varner convinced his alliance to switch the vote to Ciera, and as Keith was voting with Fishbach's alliance this week, Ciera left the game 4-3.
Episode 14 Part 1: After Wentworth won immunity, Fishbach, Varner, and Wentworth decided to vote for Kass, and Kass, Jeremy, and Keith decided to vote for Fishbach. Realizing that the vote would be tied with only 3 people drawing for rocks, Jeremy decided that it wasn't worth the risk to go to rocks since Keith would just flip back to Fishbach's alliance the next tribal anyways. Out of self-preservation, Jeremy voted for Kass, sending her home in a 4-2 vote.
Episode 14 Part 2: Realizing that Varner and Fishbach have been running the game, Wentworth makes a deal with Jeremy to vote one of them off, as either one of them would win a jury vote. After Keith won immunity, Wentworth and Jeremy told him that they wanted him to vote off Fishbach. Being confused about what his strategy dictated him to do, Keith told Fishbach and Varner about his dilemna, mentioning that Wentworth wanted them out. After finding that out, they tell Keith to vote for Wentworth. At tribal council, Fishbach, Jeremy, Varner, and Wentworth cast their votes, leaving Keith to go last. Not knowing what to do, Keith picked up the urn, ran to the tribal council area, and threw it at Probst in a panic, knocking him out cold. As the medics came out to try to wake him up, they said to him "Jeff! Jeff! Jeff!", at which point Probst woke up and said in a dazed voice "Varner, that's 3 votes, that's enough, I'll need you to bring me your torch". Varner was "voted out" by a vote of 3-?
Episode 14 Part 3: Fishbach floundered rimshot. 3-1 vote.
Final Tribal Council: Jeremy, Keith, and Wentworth come to the tribal council area, anxious to face the jury. However, Probst reveals that in his disoriented state, he accidently sent the jury home early. So, the winner of the season would be decided the only way that he could think of. By a tuk-tuk race.
Keith wins Survivor: Cambodia
Voting Charts
If you guys liked it, let me know what season I should re-write next.
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2016.10.04 19:20 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: survivor top posts from 2012-03-07 to 2016-10-03 17:42 PDT

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    10. Kass on Joe and the challenge (131 points, 30 comments)
  5. 2027 points, 8 submissions: NoFrellingWay
    1. HD remaster of the most famous Survivor reaction GIF (379 points, 34 comments)
    2. [Spoiler] The best thing about next season... (295 points, 83 comments)
    3. Lil' Hantz (277 points, 30 comments)
    4. Love at first sight (273 points, 37 comments)
    5. The pen is mightier than ______ (270 points, 48 comments)
    6. Six years later, the CGI in Samoa still looks amazing. (233 points, 58 comments)
    7. Peih-Gee and Rob imitate Probst (from last night's tribal) (151 points, 23 comments)
    8. Andrew Savage apparently has money to spend (149 points, 79 comments)
  6. 1948 points, 12 submissions: vacalicious
    1. That moment of trickery (226 points, 36 comments)
    2. Stephen Fishbach AMA (215 points, 632 comments)
    3. Kass makes some compelling arguments. (193 points, 78 comments)
    4. Penner AMA (188 points, 321 comments)
    5. Parvati Shallow AMA (161 points, 253 comments)
    6. Lex AMA (149 points, 231 comments)
    7. Mike Holloway AMA (148 points, 294 comments)
    8. CBS’ New President of Entertainment reaffirmed his love of Survivor (140 points, 24 comments)
    9. Penner AMA scheduled for Thursday, May 28, at 7 p.m. EDT (137 points, 41 comments)
    10. Everyone's favorite to-to driver (spoilers) (133 points, 45 comments)
  7. 1830 points, 10 submissions: Shuberto
    1. Joe Del Campo messaged me to apologize for misspelling my name 2 months ago... (263 points, 54 comments)
    2. Survivor 'movie poster' fan art by Edgar Torres Jr. (217 points, 77 comments)
    3. @stephenfishbach on Instagram: “Partners.” (204 points, 68 comments)
    4. Monica on twitter right now (Episode 12 Spoilers) (190 points, 78 comments)
    5. What the Survivors are Saying on Social Media - Episode 9 (185 points, 82 comments)
    6. My biggest concern for S32 (176 points, 41 comments)
    7. "You must unlearn what you have learned..." (158 points, 21 comments)
    8. Timeless & thought-provoking Rupert tweet (154 points, 26 comments)
    9. Anybody else sick of all the product placement this season? (148 points, 56 comments)
    10. Terry's son gets his heart transplant today! (135 points, 9 comments)
  8. 1727 points, 9 submissions: RobertBruschia
    1. Rare New Pokemon Card (433 points, 50 comments)
    2. Major Missed Opportunity in the Episode (274 points, 32 comments)
    3. Draw me like one of your Cambodian girls (160 points, 10 comments)
    4. Kylo Jason (156 points, 18 comments)
    5. Graphic I made in honor of some of Survivor's smallest tribes (153 points, 58 comments)
    6. Twins (151 points, 13 comments)
    7. Key to Winning (143 points, 69 comments)
    8. Happy Birthday Woo! (131 points, 50 comments)
    9. Funny Image from the latest Ponderosa (no spoilers) (126 points, 14 comments)
  9. 1653 points, 5 submissions: RyanJWeiss
    1. A new picture from last night's brutal immunity challenge has surfaced (593 points, 56 comments)
    2. The crew of Survivor has officially announced the theme of Survivor 33: (561 points, 51 comments)
    3. This brought me so much joy (205 points, 34 comments)
    4. The struggles of lending a Survivor season to a friend... (152 points, 20 comments)
    5. This random Survivor interaction made me lol (142 points, 45 comments)
  10. 1608 points, 10 submissions: TheAfricAsian
    1. All the loved ones - "Good job baby!" "Keep going!" "Take your time!" Except Abi's mom who was like... (214 points, 14 comments)
    2. THIS is the one and only 2 time winner of survivor and I couldn't be happier (214 points, 49 comments)
    3. Pretty much what /survivor will look like all off-season (192 points, 23 comments)
    4. Kass vs Parvati still at it on Twitter. "You have no integrity and are an embarrassment to journalism." (164 points, 246 comments)
    5. This is amazing (credits: Eri Caleb posted on PoS) (152 points, 8 comments)
    6. Bless this person for bringing sense to the survivor facebook page. (147 points, 45 comments)
    7. Joe Del Campo thought he was texting but was actually tweeting. He is my new favourite (137 points, 45 comments)
    8. Clearly "Super Fan" is a loose statement (134 points, 65 comments)
    9. Monica buff bikini run (128 points, 97 comments)
    10. Jeff on not speaking to ____ at the reunion (126 points, 60 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. jenncantdance (12897 points, 403 comments)
  2. vacalicious (10745 points, 456 comments)
  3. spencerbledsoe (9476 points, 219 comments)
  4. DabuSurvivor (8662 points, 726 comments)
  5. soundinsight (7872 points, 167 comments)
  6. ChaosKass (7855 points, 176 comments)
  7. fymaxwell (7278 points, 238 comments)
  8. stephenfishbach (6980 points, 267 comments)
  9. lazyfoot10 (5395 points, 160 comments)
  10. Shuberto (5136 points, 365 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. I just noticed... Thanks mods! by Stag29 (1192 points, 40 comments)
  2. Scot tweeted this the other day by freeebbo (798 points, 36 comments)
  3. Savage entering tribal council by deleted (766 points, 66 comments)
  4. An open letter to survivor from Kass by ChaosKass (746 points, 264 comments)
  5. Easily the funniest moment of the season by kongqueror (745 points, 41 comments)
  6. survivor, I'd sincerely appreciate your votes to play Survivor again. by spencerbledsoe (693 points, 273 comments)
  7. Only one word to describe that vote. NSFW by brazeltable (674 points, 106 comments)
  8. Ran into this dude today! He said I was the first person to recognize him from the show :) by bjrum (670 points, 72 comments)
  9. Here's my defense for Dan and how he deserves to win by Agent-000 (663 points, 239 comments)
  10. More Likely to Be on Mars than in Cambodia by Fatty_McDanger (653 points, 22 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 1183 points: jenncantdance's comment in pubes?
  2. 550 points: Gnoozhe's comment in Survivor: Worlds Apart Episode 14 Eastern Time Discussion - 'It's a Fickle, Fickle Game'
  3. 488 points: That_One_Cool_Guy's comment in Survivor: Worlds Apart Episode 10 Eastern Time Discussion - 'Bring the Popcorn'
  4. 448 points: vacalicious's comment in Survivor: Cambodia Episode 1 Eastern Time Discussion - 'Second Chance'
  5. 436 points: AardvarkianStan's comment in If Jeff was the voice on your GPS, what would some of the directions sound like?
  6. 422 points: Apprentice4's comment in Survivor: Worlds Apart Episode 14 Eastern Time Discussion - 'It's a Fickle, Fickle Game'
  7. 411 points: spencerbledsoe's comment in Kass AMA
  8. 398 points: soundinsight's comment in Tequila here, and I've had been drinking some tyler. AMA!!!
  9. 396 points: fwest27's comment in Why Darnell got voted out first
  10. 392 points: teaaddict1's comment in Survivor: Worlds Apart Episode 14 Eastern Time Discussion - 'It's a Fickle, Fickle Game'
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2016.08.05 18:13 masbond84 Memorable Moments - Survivor: Marquesas

Every day, I will post 5 of the memorable moments of each season in chronological order.
Once we get all the 32 seasons represented, then we will do matchups to find out what is the most memorable moment in 32 seasons of Survivor.
This is also a chance for us to revisit these moments and discuss other moments that I didn't list too that you think might be memorable. The winner will represent the season when the matchups poll start.
Survivor: Borneo, the most memorable moment is Sue Hawk's jury speech with 78.2%.
Survivor: Australian Outback, the most memorable moment is Michael Skupin falling in fire with 78.8%.
Survivor: Africa, the most memorable moment is "the first ever tribal switch" with 60.9%.
Now, moving on to Survivor: Marquesas,
1) Fafaru Challenge
The older seasons of Survivor tends to feature food-eating competitions. In this season, the castaways were tasked in eating fafaru, We get the famous shot of Boston Rob spitting out and unable to swallow the fafaru. Gross food challenge is definitely not his strong point.
2) Kathy peeing on John's hand
John Caroll happened to be stung by a sea urchin and knew he needed someone to pee on his hand. Paschal stepped up but couldn't do it so then we had Kathy taking over and making sure she peed on him.
3) John gets voted out
In the same episode we had the infamous coconut challenge which revealed a pecking order to Neleh and Paschal. Already being alerted about this before by Kathy, we saw the both of them decided to take matters into their hands and joined with the outsiders, Sean and Vecepia, to oust the leader of the other alliance. John, who was confident he could take the game, became blindsided and got voted out.
4) Sean and Paschal wins reward
Just like the season before, we had an unusual pairing winning a reward challenge. We had the white judge and the black guy partnering and actually winning it. The joy they had from winning and rolling on the sand was fun to watch. Sean's experience on horseback riding plus the fun they had on the reward makes it a memorable experience for the viewers.
5) The purple rock tie-breaker
The final four had reached a stalemate. Vecepia won immunity and Neleh and Kathy received 2 votes each. After not being able to decide on a majority, the votes became deadlocked and Jeff Probst explain about the drawing of rocks. Paschal became the unfortunate victim and got voted out, even without receiving any votes at the Tribal Council.
Head here to vote!
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Feel free to discuss!
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2016.08.04 18:26 masbond84 Memorable Moments - Survivor: Africa

Every day, I will post 5 of the memorable moments of each season in chronological order.
Once we get all the 32 seasons represented, then we will do matchups to find out what is the most memorable moment in 32 seasons of Survivor.
This is also a chance for us to revisit these moments and discuss other moments that I didn't list too that you think might be memorable. The winner will represent the season when the matchups poll start.
Survivor: Borneo, the most memorable moment is Sue Hawk's jury speech with 77.8%. Survivor: Australian Outback, the most memorable moment is Michael Skupin falling in fire with 78.1%.
Now moving on to Survivor: Africa
1) Carl voted out after tie-breaker
The Samburu tribe had won the first 2 immunity challenges, but not all was well with them. The tribe had split along age lines and heading into their first Tribal Council, it seemed that we are bound to be tied. And that's what happens. And we get our first tie-breaker challenge which is a quiz between Carl and Lindsey. Viewers were hoping that the older members will have the numbers but alas, Lindsey wins the tiebreaker and thus giving the younger members the number.
2) First ever Tribal Switch
The castaways and the viewers had watched the first 2 seasons and know how it would go. First 18 days as tribes with 6 immunity challenges before they merged and went on to do invidual immunity. Or so we all thought. Treemail asked each tribe to pick 3 members to go on a quest, which leads them to Jeff Probst. The castaways and the audience gets shocked by the first ever Survivor twist and tribal shakeup. It made the players realise they could not rest on their laurels and they have to adapt to new changes.
3) Silas voted out
I was thinking whether it should be lumped together with the switch but this moment might not have happened even if the switch happened so I decided to split them up. The tribes have always tried to win their challenges as they want to get numbers heading to the merge. But with this twist, Ethan realised that they need to protect their original alliance and in the first every challenge-throwing, we see Silas scrambling to win immunity while his tribemembers were trying their best not to win it. Silas, who was at the top a few days ago, got kicked off the perch and was voted out. Frank and Teresa has no allegiance to him after how they were treated and it was a reminder to everyone that anything can happen and you shouldn't be resting easy in the game.
4) Lex going on a witch-hunt
The merged tribe had just voted Clarence at Tribal Council. Lex, though, was furious when he found his name being read twice. He then proceeded to go on a witch hunt to find out who was the other person to do that before finally settling on Kelly. Teresa, the real culprit, decided to keep quiet and not be a target. It's not the only time Lex would find his gut feeling is wrong.
5) Frank and Brandon winning reward
Frank and Brandon had not gotten along since the early days of the game. Brandon hated Frank so much that he decided not to vote with Frank the earlier Tribal Council. For the reward challenge though, they ended up being partners for a reward. This leads to the amusing scene of Brandon ordering Frank during the challenge in order to win and the castaways. Brandon got a date with Frank by winning the challenge. Unfortunately, he was voted out at the Tribal Council after that.
Head here to vote!
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Feel free to discuss!
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2016.02.12 14:53 Linkinito French here! Never watched US Survivor, but tonight our 19th season will begin, and I wanted to present it to you: Koh-Lanta!

Hi everyone on /survivor!
I'm Bruno, 25 years old, and I'm from France. Unfortunately, I couldn't say that I'm a Survivor fan, because I haven't seen a single episode from all the seasons that have been aired in the US. However, I am a huge fan from our local version of Survivor, which is called Koh-Lanta. And it will start its 19th season tonight on french television, on TF1.
As Reddit in France isn't really popular, there's no subreddit to talk about our own Survivor, so that brings me here. So I wanted to present you our version of the game, its history, our special rules, our fun facts.
So first of all: why is it called Koh-Lanta? And not Survivor or Expedition Robinson?
Well, the origin of the name comes from the very first season, which was called "Les Aventuriers de Koh-Lanta" (Adventurers of Koh-Lanta). The shooting was done on the Koh Lanta island in Thailand, and it means, in Thai, "the island of a million eyes". It was particularly fitting to the subject of the game, as there's literally millions of eyes watching the program every time it airs. Also, in France, we really like coherence between seasons of the same program, so it kept its name even though the following seasons weren't filmed in Thailand.
When did it begin? What's the history of the program on french TV?
The very first season aired in the summer of 2001, on the first french television channel called TF1. Unlike the other seasons, it aired in an access prime time slot during week-ends, as TF1 considered it was too risky to put it in a prime time slot (our prime time start at 9 PM).
To put it into perspective, in 2001, it was the very beginning of real TV in France, even though many game shows are popular in the country. Koh-Lanta had some criticism, being compared to junk TV, as a french version of Big Brother aired on another TV channel just before Koh-Lanta started. This french Big Brother, called "Loft Story", had a lot of criticism regarding voyeurism, but in the same time smashed rating records for the channel. Therefore, it was a risk for TF1 to air their Survivor version.
However, they had very good ratings with nearly 40% share every time it aired. 4.4 million viewers in average followed the adventures of the castaways, prompting TF1 to order another season, and this time it would air in prime time. And each year since 2002, Koh-Lanta takes 13 to 14 fridays in the schedule. The popularity of the program kept climbing, and reached a peak in season 7, averaging over 8 million viewers and 40% viewer share in prime time. There has been a decline in viewers since, but the show is still strong, averaging nearly 6 million viewers and strong shares overall and on key targets. It is a clear flagship for TF1.
In 2009, when the ratings were at top level, TF1 and the producers decided to bring the All-Stars concept in France, launching the first All-Star season called "Le Retour des Héros" (Return of the Heroes). There has been 3 other All-Star seasons since.
(To put it into perspective, France has 65 million inhabitants and roughly 20 to 25 million people watch TV every Friday evening).
Season history
Classic seasons
If you click on the edition, you'll have the intro presenting all the contestants. Passing the mouse over "Winner" will give you the first name of the winner of the season.
All-Star seasons
Okay, so that's great, but what is Koh-Lanta in itself?
First, our opening. This one is from the previous season and the theme always stayed the same with a very few variations.
Second, let me introduce you our host, Denis Brogniart. He's basically our Jeff Probst and he definitely makes the flavor of our version. He also does all the narration. His two catchphrases:
So, Koh-Lanta is very close to Survivor in many ways and has some twists and special rules in some seasons. Let me list every main rule and feature.
That's pretty much the summary of what makes a Koh-Lanta season but they try to make new stuff and rules each year to reinvent the concept. However, they don't plan to start with 3 or 4 tribes, or to do it in a cold climate (as our host said it would be too complicated). He did an "AMA" on social media yesterday and we had some interesting answers.
What are the best contestants ever in Koh-Lanta?
Well in 18 seasons, there has been a lot of contestants who quickly proved themselves as great adventurers. However, if some of them became the Sole Survivor, some of them never were even though they were clearly the best. Also, I have to note that in France, we never mention the last name of the contestants, they are always called and mentioned by their first name.
Spoilers below - but they're needed to explain why they are memorable.
You said something about the 2013 season. What happened?
Well, the 2013 season, which was ironically the 13th one with new contestants, was going to be filmed in Cambodia. And it became ill-fated when a contestant died after the very first challenge on the first day of filming. His name was Gérald, and he was only 25 years old. He dropped on the ground during the challenge, he was sent to a hospital as quickly as possible, but he ultimately died from a cardiac arrest. It was later explained that it was caused from a heart malformation that has never been detected. Therefore, the season was cancelled, and the 19 remaining contestants were sent home. Even though they were promised to be selected again for another season, the producers decided to not bring them back. It's kind of a pity because these guys could have realized their dream of doing Koh-Lanta, and they now can't have the chance at all to do it because of something they're not responsible for.
So I really hope you've liked this post, discovered our long-lasting "French Survivor", and if you have any questions, feel free to ask! :) I'll do a post in this thread with all the answers of Denis Brogniart on his AMA (regarding Koh-Lanta) on social networks.
EDIT: So the first episode has aired a few hours ago. You can watch it here on MYTF1. You'll need a VPN if you're outside France or Belgium. Be warned: there's NO subtitles of any sort, neither in french nor english. You're alone with your french skills. As I said, it's a 2-hour long episode (it's usually longer than other episodes as it introduces everyone).
EDIT 2: So the ratings have been released and the season premiere have been watched by 6.24 million people (27% share), an increase compared to the previous season! Many people have asked where they could find old seasons of Koh-Lanta. I have good news, they are fairly easy to retrieve with Google, except for Nicoya which has been missing for years. But as nobody thought some people outside french-speaking countries would watch them, there are no subtitles of any sort that can be found - and subtitling everything would be a titaneous work. I would do it - but it would take a significant part of my free time and subtitling one season would take me a month - just imagine all the seasons.
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2016.02.12 14:23 Linkinito Test

Hi everyone on /survivor!
I'm Bruno, 25 years old, and I'm from France. Unfortunately, I couldn't say that I'm a Survivor fan, because I haven't seen a single episode from all the seasons that have been aired in the US. However, I am a huge fan from our local version of Survivor, which is called Koh-Lanta. And it will start its 19th season tomorrow on french television, on TF1.
As Reddit in France isn't really popular, there's no subreddit to talk about our own Survivor, so that brings me here. So I wanted to present you our version of the game, its history, our special rules, our fun facts.
So first of all: why is it called Koh-Lanta? And not Survivor or Expedition Robinson?
Well, the origin of the name comes from the very first season, which was called "Les Aventuriers de Koh-Lanta" (Adventurers of Koh-Lanta). The shooting was done on the Koh Lanta island in Thailand, and it means, in Thai, "the island of a million eyes". It was particularly fitting to the subject of the game, as there's literally millions of eyes watching the program every time it airs. Also, in France, we really like coherence between seasons of the same program, so it kept its name even though the following seasons weren't filmed in Thailand.
When did it begin? What's the history of the program on french TV?
The very first season aired in the summer of 2001, on the first french television channel called TF1. Unlike the other seasons, it aired in an access prime time slot during week-ends, as TF1 considered it was too risky to put it in a prime time slot (our prime time start at 9 PM).
To put it into perspective, in 2001, it was the very beginning of real TV in France, even though many game shows are popular in the country. Koh-Lanta had some criticism, being compared to junk TV, as a french version of Big Brother aired on another TV channel just before Koh-Lanta started. This french Big Brother, called "Loft Story", had a lot of criticism regarding voyeurism, but in the same time smashed rating records for the channel. Therefore, it was a risk for TF1 to air their Survivor version.
However, they had very good ratings with nearly 40% share every time it aired. 4.4 million viewers in average followed the adventures of the castaways, prompting TF1 to order another season, and this time it would air in prime time. And each year since 2002, Koh-Lanta takes 13 to 14 fridays in the schedule. The popularity of the program kept climbing, and reached a peak in season 7, averaging over 8 million viewers and 40% viewer share in prime time. There has been a decline in viewers since, but the show is still strong, averaging nearly 6 million viewers and strong shares overall and on key targets. It is a clear flagship for TF1.
In 2009, when the ratings were at top level, TF1 and the producers decided to bring the All-Stars concept in France, launching the first All-Star season called "Le Retour des Héros" (Return of the Heroes). There has been 3 other All-Star seasons since.
(To put it into perspective, France has 65 million inhabitants and roughly 20 to 25 million people watch TV every Friday evening).
Season history
Classic seasons
If you click on the edition, you'll have the intro presenting all the contestants.
All-Star seasons
Okay, so that's great, but what is Koh-Lanta in itself?
First, our opening. This one is from the previous season and the theme always stayed the same with a very few variations.
Second, let me introduce you our host, Denis Brogniart. He's basically our Jeff Probst and he definitely makes the flavor of our version. He also does all the narration. His two catchphrases:
So, Koh-Lanta is very close to Survivor in many ways and has some twists and special rules in some seasons. Let me list every main rule and feature.
That's pretty much the summary of what makes a Koh-Lanta season but they try to make new stuff and rules each year to reinvent the concept. However, they don't plan to start with 3 or 4 tribes, or to do it in a cold climate (as our host said it would be too complicated). He did an "AMA" on social media yesterday and we had some interesting answers.
What are the best contestants ever in Koh-Lanta?
Well in 18 seasons, there has been a lot of contestants who quickly proved themselves as great adventurers. However, if some of them became the Sole Survivor, some of them never were even though they were clearly the best. Also, I have to note that in France, we never mention the last name of the contestants, they are always called and mentioned by their first name.
You said something about the 2013 season. What happened?
Well, the 2013 season, which was ironically the 13th one with new contestants, was going to be filmed in Cambodia. And it became ill-fated when a contestant died after the very first challenge on the first day of filming. His name was Gérald, and he was only 25 years old. He dropped on the ground during the challenge, he was sent to a hospital as quickly as possible, but he ultimately died from a cardiac arrest. It was later explained that it was caused from a heart malformation that has never been detected. Therefore, the season was cancelled, and the 19 remaining contestants were sent home. Even though they were promised to be selected again for another season, the producers decided to not bring them back. It's kind of a pity because these guys could have realized their dream of doing Koh-Lanta, and they now can't have the chance at all to do it because of something they're not responsible for.
So I really hope you've liked this post, discovered our long-lasting "French Survivor", and if you have any questions, feel free to ask! :) I'll do a post in this thread with all the answers of Denis Brogniart on his AMA (regarding Koh-Lanta) on social networks.
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2016.01.14 02:36 supaspike /r/survivor Winner Rankings: #24 & #23

#24: Aras Baskauskas – Panama

Summary: Aras emerged as a leader of some sorts of the dysfunctional Casaya alliance, where they entered the merge in the majority and picked off most of the opposing tribe. Even though Aras was an immense physical threat, and a decent social player, he was never targeted while Terry was winning every immunity. He went through the entire game winning just one immunity, but at Final 3 he defeated Terry in the most important challenge of them all: He convinced Danielle to take him to final tribal where he defeated her 5-2.
Some interesting stats:
Voter comments:

#23: John Cochran – Caramoan

  • Average score: 3.30
  • Standard deviation: 2.41
  • Strong positive correlation with: Rob, Tyson, Mike
  • Strong negative correlation with: Danni, Tina, Vecepia, Sandra (PI)
  • Voting distribution
Summary: Cochran started the game in a snug alliance, which he was able to ride safely into the merge. Once there, he was not targeted once, despite being friends with seemingly everyone in the post-merge. Instead, he stuck with his partner Dawn for the entire game, allowing her to take the heat for betraying their friends while he won three immunities and eventually the final vote. He defeated Dawn and Sherri 8-0-0, completing one of only three perfect games in the show’s history.
Some interesting stats:
  • Cochran had more voters put him on the (relative) extreme ends of their rankings than others in this area, with a 90th percentile of 6.67 and a 10th percentile of 0.33. This means that over 10% of voters put him in the top third of their rankings, and over 10% had him in their bottom two.
  • 6.3% of voters put Cochran as the worst winner, which is the fifth-highest percentage.
  • Cochran polled significantly better among older voters, and voters who started watching Survivor in its middle era (Seasons 9-18).
  • Cochran’s positive correlation with Boston Rob is the strongest correlation out of any pair of winners.
Voter comments:
  • John: People tend to give him a hard time for the composition of his favorites tribe, which was undoubtedly ideal for him. Hiding behind Dawn was a serious part of his end-game and final tribal defense. That being said, it is REALLY hard to find fault in a clean sheet unanimous vote. My compromise was having him at 11: just missing the top ten, but still in the league of the better players."
  • Rob and Cochran played well and would be ranked higher if they weren't basically handed a win.
  • Cochran gets a lot of flack here for having an easy path to the win (and because people don't like him), but I still think he should be top 10. He really didn't make any mistakes, he's had one of only three perfect games, and he shutout an extremely nice mother of six in a jury vote.
  • Cochran: I hate ranking him high but using Dawn to make connections for him and do his dirty work was obviously a very effective strategy. He loses points for me for having lots of pre-established connections on his tribe.
  • Cochran's win is severely underrated due to the fact that people don't like him. A perfect game in a half returnee season is an amazing feat
  • Cochran - I don't think Caramoan was rigged for him to win, but I will admit he had a pretty easy path to the finals. Still, a perfect game is nothing to scoff at
  • I hate Cochran. So pa could have been a top 5 season but he killed it single handedly.
Rank Winner Season Score St. Dev. Link to Thread
23 John Cochran Caramoan 3.30 2.41 Cochran and Aras
24 Aras Baskauskas Panama 3.26 1.59
25 Mike Holloway Worlds Apart 2.81 2.18 Mike and Vecepia
26 Vecepia Towery Marquesas 2.57 2.02
27 Jenna Morasca Amazon 2.33 1.92 Jenna
28 Natalie White Samoa 2.32 1.93 Natalie and Fabio
29 Jud "Fabio" Birza Nicaragua 2.29 2.04
30 Amber Bkrich All-Stars 1.76 1.77 Amber and Bob
31 Bob Crowley Gabon 1.04 1.63
All voting stats
Album of all voting distributions
If you disagree how the sub voted, please offer constructive debate points and don't simply criticize other people for having opinions.
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2015.08.27 01:35 BBbroist Survivor: Second Chance Prop Bet Game. Win a Buff!

I posted this about a month ago but here it is again if you didn't see it.
My podcast partner and I did a bootlist game last year in which people submitted a boot order. We got 94 entires and gave out three buffs.
Because of the potential for boots being spoiled, this season we are doing a prop bet game instead.
The Rules:
-You have 40 points to wager on the 20 bets
-You must wager at least 1 point on every bet
-You may wager up to 3 points on any single bet
-You must use each of the 20 castaways once
-If bet is correct, you get the number of points you wagered on the bet
-A buff will be given away to the people with the highest point totals by the end of the season
-A buff will be added to the prize pool for every 50 people that enter
-You must be a subscriber to our youtube channel for your entry to count
-Comment your entry on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea6VyueXs2c (we spend a little over an hour coming up with the 20 bets if you want to listen).
The Bets:
_________will be the winner.
_________will garner a #blindside after being voted out.
_________will successfully play an idol.
_________will receive ten or more votes (including votes negated by idols, not including winner votes).
_________will be a member of the jury.
_________will win an individual immunity challenge.
_________will get the most confessionals in the premiere.
_________will mention the name “Boston Rob” or “Russell” (not rustle as in feathers).
_________will mention the name “Sandra” or “Parvati.”
_________will be blindfolded at some point during a challenge.
_________will receive five or less votes (including votes negated by idols, not including winner votes).
_________will give a reward to another castaway (not including getting something for the entire tribe).
_________will give Jeff Probst a hug (not including live reading of votes or reunion show).
_________will catch a bag of buffs.
_________will step down or not participant in immunity challenge for food.
_________will have an episode with 10 or more confessionals.
_________will find a hidden immunity idol.
_________will be quoted in new hashtag (#chaoskass doesn't count because it's not new).
_________will cry while still in the game (final words don't count).
_________will have an episode title come from his or her quote.
SAMPLE ENTRY:
Vytas 2
Ciera 2
Pehi Gee 1
Keith 2
Jeff 3
Kimmi 1
Kelly Wigglesworth 2
Shirin 1
Kelley Wentworth 3
Monica 2
Kass 3
Abi-Maria 1
Savage 3
Terry 2
Woo 1
Spencer 3
Joe 2
Jeremy 2
Tasha 1
Stephen 3
Ask if you have any questions. Please don't spoil anything on here or YouTube if you know spoilers. Thanks.
You have up until the Wednesday before the premiere to enter. If we feel that heavy spoilers are coming out then we might make it two weeks before the premiere but for now one week seems to be good.
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2015.07.27 22:28 BBbroist Survivor: Second Chance Prop Bet Game. Win a buff.

My podcast partner and I did a bootlist game last year in which people submitted a boot order. We got 94 entires and gave out three buffs.
Because of the potential for boots being spoiled, this season we are doing a prop bet game instead.
The Rules:
-You have 40 points to wager on the 20 bets
-You must wager at least 1 point on every bet
-You may wager up to 3 points on any single bet
-You must use each of the 20 castaways once
-If bet is correct, you get the number of points you wagered on the bet
-A buff will be given away to the people with the highest point totals by the end of the season
-A buff will be added to the prize pool for every 50 people that enter
-You must be a subscriber to our youtube channel for your entry to count
-Comment your entry on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea6VyueXs2c (we spend a little over an hour coming up with the 20 bets if you want to listen).
The Bets:
  1. _________will be the winner.
  2. _________will garner a #blindside after being voted out.
  3. _________will successfully play an idol.
  4. _________will receive ten or more votes (including votes negated by idols, not including winner votes).
  5. _________will be a member of the jury.
  6. _________will win an individual immunity challenge.
  7. _________will get the most confessionals in the premiere.
  8. _________will mention the name “Boston Rob” or “Russell” (not rustle as in feathers).
  9. _________will mention the name “Sandra” or “Parvati.”
  10. _________will be blindfolded at some point during a challenge.
  11. _________will receive five or less votes (including votes negated by idols, not including winner votes).
  12. _________will give a reward to another castaway (not including getting something for the entire tribe).
  13. _________will give Jeff Probst a hug (not including live reading of votes or reunion show).
  14. _________will catch a bag of buffs.
  15. _________will step down or not participant in immunity challenge for food.
  16. _________will have an episode with 10 or more confessionals.
  17. _________will find a hidden immunity idol.
  18. _________will be quoted in new hashtag (#chaoskass doesn't count because it's not new).
  19. _________will cry while still in the game (final words don't count).
  20. _________will have an episode title come from his or her quote.
SAMPLE ENTRY:
  1. Vytas 2
  2. Ciera 2
  3. Pehi Gee 1
  4. Keith 2
  5. Jeff 3
  6. Kimmi 1
  7. Kelly Wigglesworth 2
  8. Shirin 1
  9. Kelley Wentworth 3
  10. Monica 2
  11. Kass 3
  12. Abi-Maria 1
  13. Savage 3
  14. Terry 2
  15. Woo 1
  16. Spencer 3
  17. Joe 2
  18. Jeremy 2
  19. Tasha 1
  20. Stephen 3
Ask if you have any questions. Please don't spoil anything on here or YouTube if you know spoilers. Thanks.
EDIT: You have up until the Wednesday before the premiere to enter. If we feel that heavy spoilers are coming out then we might make it two weeks before the premiere but for now one week seems to be good.
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2015.03.12 23:29 justrmor Sarah absolutely made the right choice.

It's a game. And now she has guaranteed that one of the three remaining teams will be week.
I'm actually really impressed by her. I've always kind of liked her, but this season she has played a solid social and physical game. Making nice with her partner when he acted like a jerk and competing like hell in the competitions.
Someone tell Jeff Probst to put her on Survivor. I think she'd be great.
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2014.03.22 07:11 tabledresser [Table] Games: We're Team Liquid's Ken and KDJ, and we've been playing Super Smash Bros Melee competitively for the better half of a decade. Ask us anything!

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Recently watched the Smash Bros documentary when I previously knew nothing about the scene and I was wondering, what's Isaiah (Isai?) been up to? Does he keep in touch with anyone from the good old days? Isai recently did an AMA on reddit. he is a huge smash 64 player and i think he is currently attending college. he streams during the week.
I spoke to Isai a while back when I was planning on stopping by Tokyo a few years back. He gave me contact info of smashers in the Tokyo area, and he was overall really helpful. Isai is a great guy!
I know this is not exactly game related, but Ken do you wanna play Survivor again and has CBS ever contacted you about possibly going back on? I've been contacted again, I can't say when but of course! i've always been a survivor fan and I still am!
Ken iirc, in the documentary it said that you were still in high school when you were traveling and doing smash tournaments. How much did smash interfere with your academics? We're there any repercussions for traveling so much as a student? Also other than yourselves, who do you think is the favorite to win Evo or MLG? Let's say at one point I went down a whole letter grade and barely passed a class to be able to win a couple of tournaments. I was a little young at the time and I didn't know how to manage my time wisely. As long as you can balance your life, games and academics it should be okay. The favorites to win MLG/EVO are probably Mango Drpeepee Armada Leffen Hbox or M2king.
What sort of reputation did you bear in school? Were there people skeptical of your skills? How well did you prove them wrong? No one really knew i was a professional gamer in school. pretty much just an artist haha.
What do you think will happen to Melee once Smash 4 comes out? What if Smash 4 comes to be a good game, but people are left in Melee due to nostalgia. Nintendo shows support for Melee, however do you think that will change with Smash 4? I think if Smash 4 is an approved game by the community and it is worthy of competitive play then yes I'm sure people will move over. However there will still be people playing melee no matter what. Hopefully Nintendo will give us more support.
I'm sure Nintendo will do a launch tournament with Smash 4 that they did with Brawl when it first came out. I'm really glad that they approved Melee at Evo. I doubt they will make an anti-tournament attitude towards Smash 4, but as for supporting it, we'll just have to see about that.
Do you think the cost of switching to smash 4 will have a large impact on the number of people who switch over? Yeah it always does.
What is your favorite gamecube controller color? I like using the emerald color or the indigo blue with clear backs.
I first started practicing with the black controller, but my L-button completely stopped working after a while. I switched to a silver controller and I really like how the controller feels, so it's currently my favorite. I have a few white controllers for backup and they are decent in my book.
Where do you get clear backs? The store?
Marth color tierlist? 1 Red Marth 2 Green Marth 3 Black Marth 4 Blue Marth 5 White Marth.
Red Marth
Black Marth.
Blue Marth.
Green Marth.
Do you hate white marth because of husband? No...
Your list is literally mine in reverse. Ken, I love you, but your taste in color is doodoo. Sorry... I'm an artist and tbh im not that great a painter >_<
Do you still keep in touch with anyone from Survivor? Yeah of course, maybe around 9 people from my season and a couple from others.
KDJ, have you made a new hitlist? No it's just a rumor.
Ken, I heard you were bring Isai out of melee retirement for doubles at Evo/MLG, can you confirm? The list is back.
Which smasher are you really looking forward to playing at MLG? Liquid KDJ I still have a bone to pick with him since the last MLG hahaha.
Armada is the one I'm looking forward to playing the most. Hearing him getting out of retirement was great news. Hope to get a lot of sets against him.
How do you unlock Sonic in SSBM? April fools joke... you cant!!
Hey KDJ, how are you gonna give people paper cuts now that you are a liquid? Lol m2k is a beast in marth dittos and i hate marth dittos but no i would never ask him to do that.
Ken, if you beat M2K in marth dittos, will you ask him to change his name to mew2scrub, or at least mew2prince? The community is doing what they've always been doing, surviving! the smash documentary was a huge part of returning players and legends. It just opened apart of us that we all once had.
Alright, in all seriousness, 2014 is only 3 months in and we have unexpected comebacks from you two, possibly h2yl; darkrain is coming to evo, armada has recently come out of retirement, and it seems like melee is growing exponentially. much of this is undoubtedly due to the support we have been getting from sponsors like liquid, mlg, evo, etc. what do you think the community should be doing to continue this type of growth that is bringing legends like yourselves out of the shadows? thanks! Well I would... hmm... darn.
Do you ever talk with Isai? If so have you tried to make him comeback to the scene? Not really, Isai and I havent spoken for 6 years. Isai has once told me he didn't like melee and I don't want to make him do something he doesn't want to do. if he chooses to return then he'll make that decision.
Ken - Do you feel like Marth is the Protoss of Melee? I have heard this thrown around before and want the expert opinion. Hey Padre. Protoss might be the closest thing to Marth since zealots have psyblades and marth has a sword. Not 100% sure about game play but maybe it is since you just D up hard with protoss then get a deathball army. guess that is kind of the same thing as Marth haha.
KDJ - What are your honest expectations for this summer of smash? (placings at EVO, MLG, etc). Do you feel pressure to beat all the talented, yet lesser-known names? I don't think too much about exact placements. I am very excited to be able to attend a ton of major tournaments consecutively this year. I haven't been able to attend many majors in the past, so this will be an incredible time for me to practice.
Do you guys plan on practicing together often now that you're on a team? any plans on streaming the practice games? i'm sure everyone would love that. Funny that you asked that KDJ was just in CA and he didn't tell me!! I would have loved to practice with him and get some insight. maybe we can stream some online play sometime.
When we both go to the same tournaments, we will both be practicing a lot together. Unfortunately, we live on opposite ends of the country, so the only real way to practice is via Dolphin Netplay.
Will we see some dankey kang at anaheim? As much as I would love to use Dankey Kang... probably not T_T.
Liquid Ken do you play DOTA 2 or LoL and if so, which heroes/champions do you like to play? Yes I play Dota2 and i've downloaded LOL but havent played it yet. I am usually a support player since no one wants to play support. I use crystal maiden, alchemist, ogre . my best heros are Death prophet Natures prophet and omniknight.
Similar line of questioning: I heard you made GM in SC2 at one point. True? And if so, what race? Yes I was gm more than once. I played protoss.
Hey guys! Who's your favorite player and who do you think is the best in melee? And KDJ, how much money do you think you spent on money matches when you were starting out? Hey Keekay, Isai hands down the best Melee/ Smash player of all time, the guy was a genius.
I did a bunch of $5 money matches when I first started out. For players closer to my skill level I also did $1 and $2 MM's, unless something is on the line, then $20. The first few lists of MM's I made I came out negative, but as time progressed, I slowly made my way to the positives. It was an exciting feeling.
I would say Isai was my favorite player to watch back in the day.
For Ken - how many times did u defeat shofu in pokemon? 0! shofu too good man... i did beat him at project M though.
:P juanito!
Ken and KDJ, have either of you considered going to a canadian tournament in the future? I'd like to meet you guys in person (and potentially money match you), but I live in Southern Ontario, Canada. I'd love to come to Canada. I will try my best to attend my first Canada National!
Also, what are your opnions on Project M and it's development? Is there anything you would like to see added? Changed? I love Canadians but never been to Canada! maybe some day!
Can we get some details of who may be on that list? Many on the MIOM Top 100 list is there, both that are ranked higher and lower than me. But the biggest targets are the ones that placed top 16 at Evo/Apex.
What characters are you two really gonna be focusing on? Since Ken is most likely Marth will you practice any secondaries? I will probably will only main Marth if i get a secondary it will probably be a pocket fox.
Fox, Sheik, and Marth are characters I will be focusing on evenly. However, I may consider picking up a fourth character, but we'll have to see what it'll be.
The violin cover you did for the Team Liquid announcement. Is it going on youtube? 'Cause it was great. There are some logistics that is currently preventing me from posting it to my youtube account. But once things goes through, you can see it on my music channel: www.youtube.com/kdjmusic111.
Honest thoughts on melee Roy. Could he ever move up the tier list? Melee Roy is kind of a hard thing to say because Marth is so much better. Im sure Roy can move up the Tier list it just takes a lot of hard work and someone able to do it. People just prefer Marth over Roy.
Obligatory question for KDJ: how did you go juggling between classes, ORCHESTRA, and smash? EDIT spelling. A lot of my down time was taken away, which was okay since I was really bored most of the time before smash was introduced to my life. Although it can be quite difficult to multi-task a lot of things, I feel that it adds a lot of diversity which is quite fun in the chaos of it all.
Do you ever get bored of playing Marth? Also, what are your thoughts on Project M? Yeah of course, when I play too much Marth i usually play other characters. I love projectM, if you watch my stream you should be able to see me play it a lot.
Ken: How does it feel to be a king coming back into a scene that exploded as far as skill level goes after you left? How do you think the meta has changed, for the better or for the worse? And what are your plans for taking on the big 5, after being relatively inactive for quite a while? And also, since you effectively wrote the book for the Marth meta, do you think there are more advancements to be made with Marth, or did you discover most of it? Actually I always started on top so it's a change of pace for since I have to climb my way up the ladder now. The games gotten better as far as the average player goes. The Marth meta game hasnt changed too much however there's always things that could be learned.
KDJ: I know you mostly from the documentary, as I'm a new addition to our little community, but as far as I know you switched mains to Marth. With players like M2K saying it's nigh impossible to go all Marth, what are you going to do? Especially dealing with such a Fox/Falco/Shiek heavy meta? Amsa is an amazing yoshi player. Fumi was also amazing, but ive seen most of the stuff he's done before with yoshi when i meant FUmi so it isnt really anything new for me.
Both: What are your thoughts on aMSa as a player? Do you think he's a one-trick pony, or do you think that he could actually bring Yoshi's meta to the next level? I never truly switched to Marth fully, since I play Fox and Sheik. I play them all evenly now. There will be days I may prefer one character over the other though.
To the meat of it: what was the experience like doing the Smash Brothers documentary? What are your favorite stories of the Smash scene that didn't make it onto the documentary? I really, really love that documentary -- which is pretty funny since I'm not originally from that scene. I'm one of those old hardliner FGC guys, but my appreciation for Smash went absolutely through the roof between last year's donation drive for EVO and that documentary diving into the community as deeply as it did. Specifically for Ken: do you think the fire will ever ignite back in Isai for Melee, or do you think that has run its course entirely? Doing the smash documentary was a lot of fun, it reminded me of getting interviewed for things like Survivor. There were a lot of stories that were told that didn't make it, like when I first entered smashboards. Isai is hard to read, I'm not sure about isai. he just loves smash 64 too much. If you asked me I don't think he'll be coming back.
What advice would you give to someone looking to get into Smash? I would say Smash is an easy game to learn being that the concept is just knocking the other player off of the stage... but it's a hard game to master since there is so many ways of doing that and techniques used.
Also, here's a link to part 1 of the documentary for those interested. If you really want to be truly into it, just like sc2 watch vods and practice a ton! and more importantly have fun!!
of all, congratulations on the Team Liquid acquisition; LiquidKen is much cooler than SephirothKen haha. Haha I've always gotten a ton of crap for sephirothken but liquidken does have a pretty nice ring to it.
is it your goal to be MLG Champion again this year? Of course it's my goal to become MLG champion again! that would be awesomeassness dude!
Question for both, as you've been out of the scene for a while. Do you think you can get the practice in to compete with the current top 5 (and a half, maybe leffen)? Interested in "calling your shots", so to speak, and promising top 8 in MLG or EVO? Can't say, but I'm hoping i can make plenty of upsets.
Favorite practice partnefavorite match up? Favorite practice partner either Isai or lil fumi. favorite match up? probably against captain falcon since Marth vs falcon is so much hype!!
Favorite person to practice a lot against back in the day was KrazyJones. He was a really smart player. Wished he played more but he has a family to tend to now so it's understandable.
Matchup wise is Sheik vs. Fox. Even with the new tech Fox has I still think it's a fun matchup.
Question for Ken. I found out about the scene only recently (maybe November?) through the smash documentary, and have started practicing Marth, as he was always my favorite character. In the past few months, I have watched more videos than I'd like to admit of the top marths, taken all kinds of notes, even watched your Marth tutorial in the twitch archives (incredibly helpful, btw). What I wanted to ask is, what advice would you give to an aspiring marth main and, to that end, what is the best mindset to have as a newbie to the competition? Every advice I can give you is in that tutorial! as far as mindset, if you're new just try to have fun and learn. If you keep at it you will become good one of these days!!
Why is mango so good? Is there a technique there? Is m2k a robot? Who are your honest top 7 melee players? Is Isai the best 64 player? One thing SSB is so good at is variety while maintaining balance. Do you think any characters are op, even slightly? Do you guys play project M? I love watching both of you play it's unreal, answer any you feel like. Edit Will chillin ever beat mango?? Mango has been playing since he was 14 and he had amazing talent. m2k uhhh i guess he's a robot there's a ranking on MIOM for top 7 isai best smash player ever yes, Fox OP! yes I stream project M from time to time thanks for the questions dude!
For Lkdj and LKen are ya going to be active on swf boards like Marth discussion or shiek/Fox? Thanks for coming back btw. Smashboards has gotten so weird over the past years. I'm used to the old smashboards I don't even know what's going on now a days with smashboards I cant seem to find a thing. maybe im just a little too old school -_-
Smashboards have changed quite a bit, but I will be checking out the boards when I have time!
How do you guys find self-motivation? How do you keep pushing through? YO coastward!! It's hard to find self-motivation, I've pretty much lost all of it once i retired from smash, however coming back and having a ton of supporting fans and a team makes me motivated. Without this I probably wouldn't have been able to motivate myself again.
Two things. One, it was about having a rival. Someone out there to truly challenge you, and someone that you are aiming to beat. Two, to improve my own skills and to be able to witness the growth of a skill I am practicing to improve upon. Seeing yourself getting better at a skill is truly motivating.
Are we gonna see Marth only from Ken, or what are other things that you have in store? Yeah lets see more Marth from Ken!! maybe a Dankey Kang? you know the blue monkey that collects rings.
Where do you see Melee in a year or two? Do you think other teams like EG will start picking up players as well? Hold up let me use my powers to see into the future... from what I'm seeing is... some more teams signing other players O_O.
Where would you rank yourselves at the moment, and where do you feel you're capable of being ranked after some practice? According to MIOM im ranked 100. Probably could move up a couple of ranks hopefully in the single digits. it'll take time to climb the ladder and lots of tournament results.
I'm a huge fan xD, are you only going to compete in Melee or will we be seeing some PM? P.S when are you going to make that DI video tutorial that you promised me. Haha hey chancey!! yeah I'll be playing some PM too! That DI video should be coming soon! sometime lol.
Do you just main Marth in PM or are there other characters? For whatever reason, I haven't seen you stream PM yet ;~; I stream PM a lot actually. I play Marth Roy Falcon Toonlink.
1) Have there been noticeable effects from your appearances on Smash Bros.? Have you felt "more famous"? 2) Ken what is one thing that even a die hard Survivor fan wouldn't know about the experience of actually playing? 3) Is the lack of wavedashing (say in SSB4) an automatic "no" for elite players, or is it just viewed as another tool in the arsenal? 2) the game is 100% different than watching and playing. watching never really prepares you for what they can throw at you in survivor.
How well do you guys think you'll do at MLG Anaheim and Evo? I've been doing better and better at tournaments and i feel that ive been getting better. I just hope to pull some insane upsets :)
If Smash 4 has a sizable competitive scene, will either of you try your hand at becoming professionals in that game as well? Hey KV016! yeah if smash 4 is fun I'll most likely try to pick it up! hope to see you at future tournaments!
Seeing you guys get sponsored has motivated me to play Melee seriously again as to not miss out the second golden era of Smash. Wish the best of luck to the both of you. See you at future SSS's Ken! I will be competitive with Smash 4 Day One. Really curious how the metagame will shape up, looking forward to some of the more interesting playstyles like Rosalina and her puppet style.
What do you think about Project M? Did you ever consider playing it competitively? I love project M and I've been playing a lot. and yes hopefully be joining Pm tournaments soon!
I was truly sold on the game when Mewtwo (with gold armor) was announced. His float mechanic is one of the most unique features I've ever seen in Smash and I feel that it truly adds more depth to the character. I have the most fun playing Mewtwo in Project M.
I plan on entering more tournaments for Project M. Looking forward to attending more PM nationals!
Are there other esports you two follow? I also follow Dota2 esports.
Who is your favorite Dota2 team / player(s)? Also do you plan on attending the international 4? I met Liquid Nazgul there last year, no one recognized him. I really really want to go to TI 4. I heard it was a lot of hype last year. I only saw it live on stream. yeah I saw Nazgul at blizzcon one time but didnt really say anything haha.
Ken and KDJ, how did you two learn the matchups? Just playing a lot a lot a lot a lot GOOMBOWSER! i mean A LOT.
Through a lot of tournament experience, it really helped me play against a diverse set of characters/playstyles. I feel that it's the best way to learn.
Will you guys be playing doubles as a team? That would be so awesome. Yeah Teamliquidkenkdj let's go!
You know it.
Ohai. What's something that can affect your performance while playing that non-competitive players may not know about? What's something you tell yourself while practicing to better improve your play? Everyone can affect your performance. Sleep, food, location,mentality, people/crowd, how you're playing that day. It just depends on the day. when im playing I just try to think about my fans and the people who support me now a days to improve my play.
Ken: Why the red marth? TBTAPION: Red Marth is the marth that has slain a bazillion men on the battlefield and is stained with blood!
Ken, I really like your fair dash pivot grab technique that you seem to pull it off perfectly every match, what's the best way to practice it? Ohhh that's what Isai used to call "THE KEN" people still dont know about that shhh!!
Hey guys, glad you could do this. We've really be looking forward to this AMA. Hey Xavier, uhhh the game as pretty much been the same for me, I still have that weird 2007 style. I feel like people have a hard time adapting to me as i have a hard time adapting to them. I just need to attend more tournaments and play more melee!!
Question: Have either of you had any specific changes to the metagame that were hard to get used to when getting back into playing shape? People are making a lot less mistakes than they did in the past. It's really interesting to see players improve upon their tech skill and be able to perform better. The tech skill ceiling has been raised and it took me a while to get back to playing that type of tech skill from retirement.
Hi, my niece (18) and her brothers (7/10) want to learn playing Melee competitively. Is there any way to teach the children to play competitively (besides playing with them)? How can I explain them the techniques properly and easily? (btw, KDJ is his favourite player, so could you please give a quick shoutout to him?) My niece is maining Luigi, and she is trying to get better, but she's struggling to improve. I told her to change her main temporarily to a higher tier character than luigi to learn the basics first (because I read, that you can use more of your potential, the better the character is) and after learning advanced techniques, she should switch back to luigi. Is this a good idea or should she stick with Luigi? And do you have any special tips for beginners in general (especially for children)? How do I, as a advanced player, improve myself by playing lonely? Because I'm not really able/allowed to go to every Smashfest in my area. So, how can I (Falco) extend and improve my skill; what methods are there? Hey guys! The good thing about starting a skill at a young age is being able to learn at a very fast pace. For low tiers, it can add some perspective to the game if you play other characters, but watching some good videos of Luigi is a great start. They can watch and get a rough idea of how to get started with Luigi competitively. For you, I also suggest watching videos and learning from them. Back when I first started to play, DC++ was the only way to retrieve videos. Even though you aren't allowed to go to smashfests, try to see if you can make it to tournaments. Those are crucial for improvement.
When are you going back on survivor :)? I dunno :o you tell me... Jeff probst
Doesnt it bother you that, melee doesnt get updated, balanced and has no online play? And do you think that is still room for alot of growth because of that and because of how hard it is to even get all stuff required to play that game? Also KDJ can you upload that violin cover from the glitch mob song from the team liquid announcement video:D? Melee obviously isnt like sc however since it has none of that it makes people travel to other peoples houses to play which makes it such a tight community. There is always room to improve in anything, until you can play perfectly but humans are perfect... unless you're a robot and still robots malfunction too lol.
What I truly enjoyed about Melee was the fact that it didn't have any online play. To play against people, you had to meet up with them in person. It was a very social environment to be able to meet up at someone's house/venue and play Melee for hours on end. I was fortunate enough to have a lot of great players near my area for me to meet and play against.
KDJ- Why didn't you go on my stream at GO that one time when we had the uconn crew battle ;_; Real question, out of the top NE players, being you, zoso, swift, darc, thorn, and people like ycz6 and MDZ who do you have the most trouble with? Also who do you think (other than yourself) has the best shot at having the next big breakout performance from NE? Hey skatertrainer, I just need to attend more tournaments and learn the new styles. Ive never been in NE but if there is a huge tournament i might go :P.
See you at NSA next week! I hope to get some friendlies in, you were my FAVORITE player growing up and while I was calm at GO, it was really surreal meeting you even if it was a short chat. I was the stream guy from Uconn with the puffy hair, scubasteve. Zoso requested not to play on the stream setup so we played on a side TV instead for winners/grand finals.
Would you rather have a fist-fight with Scar or Hotbid? Whaaat? both would destroy me, im not a fighter im a lover.
Hey Ken and KDJ. In lots of pro gaming scenes it's common to regard players in their mid to late twenties as dinosaurs and at retirement age. Do you agree in general? Because I think it's strange that in traditional sports your mid twenties are your prime years, even in baseball where reflexes and hand-eye coordination are crucial. Do you feel your reflexes diminishing as you get a bit older, or do lots of players just get burnt out in their mid/late twenties? I kind of believe that. I'm probably one of the oldest smash players out there, I think my reaction time has gotten a little worst and also i don't have as much energy as before. But as long as you have enough heart then you can overcome those obstacles I remember seeing a Brood Wars documentary mentioning the science behind that theory. While I do agree it has its merits, with enough practice you can overcome the age obstacle. The biggest reason I feel age can have a toll on skill is not biology, but responsibilities.
KDJ, how do you feel about the recent growth of the scene in Boston/New England? Do you see us getting as strong as other strong scenes, like California? I'm really proud of the scene's growth over the past year. When I started to learn how to play Melee, I could only dream of there being two weekly tournaments pulling in 50+ players.
Wind. I'm really glad the Melee Games was created. This is a great chance for colleges around the region to create a community and to support each other at tournaments. Our numbers in the NE scene is growing rapidly, so I'm looking forward to what the future has in store!
Ken - a few questions about your time on survivor. Did you meet up with that Michelle girl after it was over ? In general, do you stay hang out with people you met on survivor ? What was your mindset when you got voted out ? Were you expecting to go all the way ? Did you feel your position crumble while the host was asking you uncomfortable questions that revealed your grand plan ? How salty were you from losing ? Were you guys allowed stuff off camera, such as hygiene ? Like, did you get to brush your teeth at any point during those 30 days ? KDJ - How much money did you lose in money matches on your rise covered in the documentary ? Yeah Michelle and I are friends. she's a DJ. I have a lot of friends from surivvor. No survivor is 100% real you don't get anything out there. who wouldn't be salty after coming really close, it's 1,000,000$ u know how many 0's that is!?
Please Luigi? Someone has to dethrone Jermaine... I'm sure you wouldn't want another Luigi in the Gameroom =P.
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2013.12.06 07:29 bgbeastmode What is the worst thing survivor could ever do to the show (be as unrealistic as you want)

Survivor Winners vs Losers Winners:jeff probst, malcolm, russel, coach, rupert, boston rob, brandon, ambah, colton, and ozzy. Losers: Julia, Franchesca, mellissa mcnulty,chet, naonka, dawn, shamar, ben browning and yasmin. Everone starts with one idol plus there are 20 more hidden in russels underwear. Redemption island is back, and if you lose in that redemption island dual you move to redemption redemption islan where after you win a certain ammount of challenges you move back to first RI, If you lose tere you move to outcasts. Blood vs water is revealed, it brings 20 loved wons in and evan russels brother willie from bb who comes in with more idols. First impressions is back and laura b ruperts loved one is voted out but rupert sacrifices himself Mellissa mcnulty quits after her loved one is voted out and colton has an emotional breakdown and quits, after losing first immunity challenge francesca is voted out and sent to redemption island the game goes on and losers lose every challenge they merge at 18 with all the winners+loved ones except rupert and colton chet somehow manages to come back from ri1 and shamar from ri2 and from outcasts, chets partner richard hatch (this marriage/partnership was an areanged one by probsts. 22 are left and from now on there will only be 1 ri. Chet and Rich join up with the four hantzes to form an alliance. The first merge immunity challenge is called "is your last name hantz" after the challenge brandon russel willie and shawn hantz all won immunity. Ozzys loved one billy garcia was voted out and right before being voted out willie headbutted him. Right before his torch was snuffed billy proposes to candice who isnt evan in the game and also he hasnt evan seen her since the cook islands reunion. After that tribal jeff quits so he doesnt miss his botox apointment. shamar gets sand in his eye and is evacuated ambah has a son midseason so she is evacuated, and during her sons birth coach gives a speach about honer and integrity for no apparent reason. On ri billy quits to pursue candice. Redemption island is no more. Boston rob is slated to go next tc however laura b does the honorable thing and tell rob so she is voted out. ambers sister and robs brother fall in love and quit in order to be on the amazing race. At the auction russel wins 100 more idols next tribal russel gets mad at rich and chet for communicating strategy with eachother without him so russel figures a way to vote em both out. Russel and co pulls off amazing moves at every tribal and the four hantzes make f4 the new twist is that jurry votes between 4 people after a tence ftc the votes are revealed and it is a unanimous vote. The winner of winners vs losers is, Sandra diaz-twine!!! At the reunion russel offers sandra that hell sacrifice his children if she gives him the win. At the reunion The game isnt evan talked about we see rudy chatting with rich for a while, a lecture from a guy who vagueley looks like malcolm, phillip sheppered presents The br rules 2.0, a guy who met russel a few years back speaks and thats the entire reunion, he reveals the them for next season and it is 20 hantz family members
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2013.11.02 06:21 PopeNimrod I wrote a lengthy reaction to Linda Holmes's "The Tribe Has Broken: How Sexism is Killing Survivor" (OC)

Hi,
I had some major disagreements with the blog piece ("The Tribe Has Broken: How Sexism Is Silently Killing 'Survivor'" by Linda Holmes). I realize this is very long and few will read it, but I felt that some serious charges were leveled in the post that warranted in-depth questioning. I don't expect everyone to agree with me, but I do think people should remember the adage "innocent until proven guilty" and I ask that people think about the level of evidence they require to believe an accusation while reading.
The main point of the article took place just after the redemption island duel between Candice, John, and Brad. When John wins a clue to hidden immunity idols, Candice says "let's give it to Monica," and John does. Jeff asks John if Candice always tells him what to do. Then Brad tells Monica to throw her clue in the fire, and Candice says that Monica is "doing what she's told." Holmes suggests that Probst is a sexist for questioning a man listening to his wife while not questioning a woman listening to her husband.
To me, this short, edited encounter seems like flimsy evidence to believe that Probst hates women. Instead, I believe it is more likely that Probst's own views on gender more or less echo those present in the rest of mainstream American society. While this may not be a high standard to measure up to, it seems wrong and ineffective to me to so broadly condemn someone simply because they do not have advanced views on a topic.
Obviously the level of evidence needed to accept a position is different on a blog than in a courtroom, but I'm disappointed in how flimsy evidence was presented here in order to suggest that someone hates an entire group of people. It seems to me that if someone wishes to level a serious charge at another person, they should have serious evidence. A number of conclusions can be drawn from Jeff's behavior in the encounter described above that seem less complicated and more likely than those drawn in Holmes's blog post.
First of all, the show is edited together, making it possible that Probst did make the same comment. We already have a clip of Candice saying it, which would make a clip of Probst saying it redundant. Given the choice between the personal drama between two contestants and a probing question by the host, editors would obviously choose the clip featuring player-vs-player drama. It's also possible that Probst decided that, given the different historical backgrounds of both genders, a joke about a man forcing his wife to do what she's told could be both off-color and potentially humiliating for Monica. When Candice said that Monica was "doing what she's told," it wasn't meant in the ribbing, jokey way that Jeff's joke was. It was meant as one woman trying to shame another by suggesting that her husband is domineering. In fact, Holmes goes on in the article to confirm that she does have trouble with Brad's behavior toward his wife and other women. If Monica is a victim of Brad's sexist behavior, is that really something that she should be shamed for, and should Candice really be cheered for doing so?
On the whole, it seems that Holmes does believe women should be shamed for acting out the gender roles they have been taught, making a comment in another article that suggests that Parvati's looks and personality make her less of a human being than someone who has rejected outdated gender roles. In the same paragraph, Sandra is described as "marvelously crafty, earthy." Parvati has been widely cited by future players as having an influence on playing a strategy- heavy game, but, because her personality sometimes reflects the gender role society often seems to force on women, Holmes snarkily degrades her as "shallow" (like her name, get it?).
Holmes and others find the initial joke about a woman telling her husband what to do offensive because the joke suggests that it is inherently funny for a woman to be in charge in a relationship. I can sympathize with this. I can't help cringing every time I hear someone say that a women "wears the pants" in a relationship. However, I know a lot of people of both genders (family members, frends of family, and co-workers) who would and do make typical jokes like this, and my reaction is typically to try and tell them in a friendly way that I disagree with the premise. "That joke is really outdated and corny. I don't like that it makes it sound like women shouldn't be equal partners in making decisions" will go much farther toward making someone think about something they never have before than announcing to the world that they are a bigot.
And, yes, I know we don't all have immediate access to Jeff Probst in order to explain things like this, but deliberately painting him as a bigoted villain seems both unfair and counterproductive. If these same views are present in much if not most of our popular culture and are held by many people of both genders, shouldn't the discussion be about improving the views of society as a whole rather than blaming specific famous people? People are both a product of sexism and a cause, and reducing complicated matters to simple terms is often more dangerous than helpful.
I also believe that the nature of the joke made changes depending on the situation, who is telling the joke, and who is on the receiving end. As someone who has made the mistake of occasionally watching Jeff Probst's afternoon talk show, I have seen numerous segments in which he discusses his "men are from Mars, women are from Venus" type of gender philosophy. His jokes and comments about gender always reflect the opposite attitude of the one presupposed above. In other words, I believe what Probst was actually joking about was not that "it's funny that this loser lets his wife makes decisions" but rather "it's funny how as men we are stereotypically expected to be in charge of things, but because we are modern guys instead of old fashioned brutes, things are not that way." Unless his views on gender have radically changed since his show was cancelled, this is the viewpoint on the matter which he was constantly giving voice to on his terrible talk show.
Perhaps most of all I take issue with the manner in which the blog's evidence is presented to the reader. A quote is summarized inaccurately, with both words and structure changed enough to warp meaning dramatically. The author claims that Probst has said that "women are just not as interesting as men," linking to a quote which reads "There just aren’t as many colorful women characters in Survivor history, and we’ve used up the ones we can. For whatever reason we’re loaded with interesting guys." Probst directly implies in his quote that, while he believes this distinct group of people has had more interesting men than women, he specifically does not think this is true of all groups - yet Holmes twists the quote to say the opposite. The meaning goes from "It's odd that these women have been less interesting" to "all women are less interesting."
This dishonest quote is used as the primary piece of evidence to back up the claim that "Far more men than women have been treated as 'leaders,' and host Jeff Probst has never been even one-tenth as interested in women contestants as he is in the men." But who exactly is choosing who will be treated as a leader? If the author believes that tribes have been specifically selecting women as leaders and Probst has been refusing to acknowledge them, some examples of this need to be given. As is, it seems to simply be lumping in the fact that there have been less female leaders on the show than men with attacks against Probst in order to suggest that he is responsible. The same is true of the allegation that Probst is not interested in women contestants. It's a broad claim presented with no evidence except the dishonest quote.
Charged language is deliberately used. Probst doesn't say his quotes to women, he sneers them. In fiction, replacing "said" with "sneered" is just poor style, but in nonfiction, it's straight out dishonesty. If you can't present your evidence in an unbiased way, perhaps you should rethink your argument. The author also describes the attitude of the show as "bro-worshiping" and "wife- fearing." When men make alliances on the show, they are "bros," typical unthinking meatheads who only use women as objects. They don't need to say this view. They look like they would say it, so they have said it with their looks. Women make the same type of alliances and no derisive term toward them is thrown around as commonly as the "bro" comments.
A number of other smaller items are thrown in as evidence of the show's sexism, but all seem to fall flat under analysis. Probst described the dynamic of one tribe as "strong vs weak," when the author believes the situation was so clearly about men vs women, that Probst cannot even tell the difference between the concepts of being a woman and being weak. Notably, members of the tribe have categorized the dynamic in both ways. In the synopsis for a later episode, Probst reversed course and categorizes the same tribe and alliance grouping as "men vs women." An upvoted comment on reddit by user "vacalicious" (25 upvotes, 4 downvotes) chastized Probst for this, suggesting that the dynamic was obviously about "strong vs weak" and has nothing to do with genders. The top reply to this (24 upvotes, 7 downvotes) by user "peacecake" agreed, suggesting that "Jeff is obsessed with gender." Holmes and the reddit users saw the situation in opposite ways, and both decided that anyone who disagreed with them was being sexist. No matter which way Probst had described it, his summaries tend to be short enough that you can pin any interpretation on them.
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