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Episode 9: Cut Throat 11/9

This week’s episode of Survivor was way over-hyped in promos, but that’s not to say it wasn’t great.  I appreciated the fast-forward, since both eliminations were fairly obvious, and it saved us from an extra episode’s worth of Jim whining (more on that later).

Ozzy Voted Out

Ozzy’s banishment to Redemption Island was the best case scenario for everyone, I think. Upolu (and Cochran) eliminated a huge challenge threat.  All the remaining Savaii members dodged a bullet.  Ozzy, at least for now, can play the game without his self-righteousness and utter lack of social skills getting in the way.  We, the viewers, are being given a break from his his delusional spewing.  It’s a win-win-win-win.

This probably goes without saying, but Ozzy is far too confident about his chances on Redemption Island.  The duels are not run-of-the-mill Survivor obstacle courses.  They typically require some degree of mental ability, which Ozzy clearly lacks.  And now that they’ve merged, he’ll be up against much more worthy opponents.

What Happened to Jim?

I was really starting to like Jim up until he called Cochran a coward two weeks ago.  And no, that’s not just because I’m a Cochran fantard (which I am).  Up until the merge, Jim made it abundantly clear that he was willing to slit any throats necessary to advance himself in the game.  And yet, when someone (Cochran) did it to him, Jim’s all of a sudden on a soapbox made of integrity and righteousness?  Please.  He’s my least favorite type of Survivor player–the one who can dish it out but can’t take it.

He really screwed up with his “rousing speech” strategy, too.  When has that EVER worked?  I get that he was backed into a corner and pretty much had no other options, but the fact that he had even slight confidence in that plan is totally baffling.

Other Stuff

  • Upolu is still solid at this point, but you can see the cracks starting to form.  They’re an alliance of 5 type-A people (and Rick), so I wouldn’t be surprised at all if some splinter groups form within the next couple of weeks.
  • I’m curious how the 3 people on RI thing will play out, because I do recall Jeff Probst saying in an interview (or on twitter, I forget) that there would only be two-person duels this season.
  • Cochran should stop wearing Coach’s blazer.  He looks like a toddler in it.
  • Actually, Coach should stop wearing Coach’s blazer too. He looks like a douche in it.
  • The budding bromance between Cochran and Brandon is absolutely bizarre.  I don’t think it’ll last.

Taste the Victory 10/12

Survivor: South Pacific delivered yet again last night.  They’re showing significantly less Redemption Island footage this season, allowing for more time to develop the plot in the “real” game.  Whether this was an intentional format change or simply a coincidence, I don’t know.  But I like it.

Redemption Island

The episode started out with Stacey and Christine griping on RI.  Stacey is a bitter bitch, but she makes me laugh.  She said her tribe was “going to hell with gasoline drawers on,” for chrissake.  Where does she come up with this stuff?  Once she got into her whole “Benjamin” speech at the duel, though, it became apparent that she’s legitimately off her rocker and should probably be medicated.  Her one-liners will be missed.

Coach “Don’t Call Me Benjamin” Wade

Coach seems to have erased a lot of his progress this week.  For the past few episodes he’s been coming across as a lot more mature, sane, and likable than past seasons.  But last night, Coach was back to doing Coach things (calling himself “Dragon” after finding the idol, for example).  It’s only a matter of time before the stories about pygmy cannibals start up again.  Sigh.

Middle-Aged Ozzy

Over on Savaii, Ozzy continues to prove that he’s learned nothing from his past failures in this game.  He’s still the same old judgmental, narcissistic guy he always was, only now he’s older and less in-shape.  He really thought he was running the game up until Elyse was blindsided, and I was happy to see him knocked down a few pegs. I can’t wait to see how that whole storyline unfolds next week, and I’m sure he’ll be needing his hidden immunity idol soon enough.

Whose Meat Weighs the Most?

The immunity challenge made the middle schooler in me giggle.  It was one “That’s what she said” after another.  Who doesn’t love a good inadvertent penis joke (or twenty)?  Both teams fought hard to fit the most meat in their mouths (teehee), but ultimately, Upolu’s meat was more massive (haha) and they won immunity.  They also won reward, which consisted of spices, veggies, and all 22 pounds of regurgitated meat from the challenge.  Yum.

Coch-Train Survives Again

While I would have loved to see Ozzy go last night, Savaii needs to keep their tribe strong until the merge, so Elyse was the next best thing.  I think they made a wise decision.  I do, however, think that Keith & Whitney were dumb to vote for Dawn.  I know they were trying to avoid ruffling any feathers, but being non-committal like that often has the opposite effect. They’ve made it clear that they’re not really loyal to either side, and wild cards can be perceived as very threatening in this game.

I’ll be interested to see who wins the duel next week.  I’m also very excited to see how Ozzy handles the realization that he’s not running the game anymore.  I can’t wait for next week’s episode!

POV Competition and Ceremony! 8/5 (live feed spoilers)

This post contains spoilers from the live feeds.  If you want to wait until Wednesday’s episode to find out who won veto and how it was used, read no further.  Otherwise, it’s all after the jump!

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Pandora’s Box Strikes Again! 8/2 (live feed spoilers)

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HOH Results! 8/1 (live feed spoilers)

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Rupert running for office?!

According to yahoo.com, Rupert Boneham (of Survivor: Pearl Islands, All-Stars, and Heroes vs. Villains) is considering running for governor in his home state of Indiana.  Specifically, he’s considering jockeying for the Libertarian nomination. He believes that he, more than the other candidates, understands the issues facing everyday Indianans.

In case you forget who he is (but really, how could you?), Rupert won fans’ hearts in Pearl Islands with his bushy beard, tye-dye shirts, lack of shame with regard to wearing a floral-print skirt (to prevent chafing), enthusiastic shouting, and general teddy bear-like demeanor.  He won a million bucks from America as the fan favorite in All-Stars, and he used the money to establish Rupert’s Kids, a non-profit organization to help troubled teens get their lives back on track.

Rupert seems like a really awesome guy, and he’s one of the most popular Survivors of all time, but let’s get real–he doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell to become governor.  Running as a Libertarian + looking like Hagrid from the Harry Potter movies + no real qualifications = no frickin’ way.

I love you, Rupert, but don’t hold your breath.

 

Survivor: South Pacific Cast Breakdown!

The cast of Survivor: South Pacific has been released on CBS.com, and it looks like a pretty diverse and interesting group of people!  We already know that Coach and Ozzy will be returning, and I’ve made my feelings on each of them pretty well known, so I want to take a look at everyone else.  Just like this season of Big Brother, we’ve got a pretty wide range in ages.  It seems like CBS is stepping away from the usual group of 20somethings with just a couple older folks thrown in.  The two tribes are called Upolu and Savaii.  This year is going to be another cast of 18, so let’s take a look at the 16 newbies!  I’m just giving you the highlights of each person’s bio, so if you want to read their full bios, check out CBS.com!

There’s a LOT to cover, so let’s dive right in!

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