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  Lita Brillman

We’re getting right down to the wire, folks. The time of the season that I start looking toward what kind of sparkling wine to buy for the finale to either pop in celebration in the event of a Davie, Angelina, or Alison win, drown my sorrows with in case of a Nick or Mike victory, […]

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Despite this episode happening on the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, this was an extremely Christian week, as our favorite robot-shirted storyteller slipped by another tribal council. Happy for him as I am, this week we are in mourning. Gabby Pascuzzi was a fantastic character, a cut-throat player, and a complex woman who advocated for ending […]

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The gender balance is even! The immunity field is wide open! People are correcting Probst on his word choice! This season continues to be iconic! Historically, double episodes are put together because at least one of them is underwhelming on their own. Since both eliminees were not people that had any major shot at winning, […]

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Perhaps it’s due to the recent holiday that I am thinking about gratitude, and what we as viewers are thankful for when it comes to tribal councils. Sometimes we find gratification in blindsides, in a potential winner being taken out when we least expect it. We often find excitement in big jury threats being expertly […]

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Welcome back to the David vs. Goliath train, which continues at full-speed ahead, despite my reservations every single week that something is inevitably going to derail it, probably in the form of a crazy twist. What I loved so much about this tribal council was that even though, yes, it was determined by twists in […]

Well, it was fun while it lasted. I can’t say that I had a lot of faith that Natalie would survive until the merge, but I held out hope, because if she did I don’t see how anyone would want to get rid of her, since she would be wearing a giant sign that says […]

Another season of modern Survivor, another absolutely terrible move…

Welcome to the latest season of Survivor: An Amazing Cast vs. An Incredibly Forced Theme and Terrible Production Choices!…

Welcome to the sweet release that is the final resting place of Survivor: Ghost Island…

To paraphrase a group of exasperated nuns I once heard: How do you solve a problem like Dom and Wendell? On the one hand, one of the two of them is obviously going to win, anyone who goes up against either one of them is doomed to second or third place, and this was probably […]

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This week on Survivor: Disappointment Island, we get a cruel teaser of what could be if Laurel and Donathan weren’t such party poopers and made a move with the Naviti women against the immovable object that is the Domenick and Wendell duo. Of course, a women + Donathan alliance to shake up the game and […]

Well Survivor fans, there is truly nothing like a twist that is both bad in premise and luck forces it to work out in the most boring possible way. Editing did its best to make this unprecedented half-tribe-double-tribal twist engaging, and I do admit even with the somewhat inevitable results, the build-up to the main […]

Sometimes post-merge flips on the majority alliance can be exciting. Sometimes they can feel like a slow march toward death. As soon as Desiree shares her story of the time in her life she was homeless, sparked by a bizarre confession of a starvation-induced dream Domenick had in which he and Laurel ate egg sandwiches […]

I know I’ve been a little low on the editing of these last couple episodes, but I can’t downplay that it’s a sad day when amidst all the scrambling, all of the competing plans and alliances and advantages, it’s so painfully obvious who is going hope throughout the duration of the episode. The show can […]

It is not my favorite experience when I watch friends and peers…

I regret to inform you that advantagegeddon 2.0 is impending, and it’s spelling doom for all those who were not handed an advantage on Ghost Island or willing to toss out their social game in favor of idol hunting. Three advantages were found in this episode, as well as a lot of footage from iconic […]

Welcome back to Survivor: Ghost Island, minus the Ghost Island this week. The Angkor Memorial Swap Into Three Tribes twist is here and it’s time to shake things up, by which I mean keep things exactly the same by maintaining a 3-2 Naviti majority on all three tribes. Exciting! It is truly telling that in […]

It’s been a minute since we had a good old fashioned Pagong-ing, but I must say I’m not hating the classic demolition of a minority alliance in this situation. For one thing, we know it’s going to come to an end soon. The swap to put Old Malolo on the bottom only happened two weeks […]

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I’m going to start this recap by talking about someone who may not have been the focus of this episode, but about whom I’ve been thinking a lot. Here is what I will say to the credit of Angela Perkins: I would not want to cross her in any sort of physical challenge or in […]

Welcome back to Survivor: Hot People Island! This episode was filled with continued encouraging signs…

  Lita Brillman

Welcome back to another thrilling season of Survivor. Season 36! Or, as I’m calling it, Survivor: This Can’t Possibly Be Worse than Last Season, Right? With that in mind, I thought this premiere was very exciting. Editing set us up well to be happy with the person going home at each tribal (given the options) […]

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Welcome back to the final recap of Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers! It seems like only yesterday I was sitting down to pen my first recap of this season, feeling slightly let down by a lukewarm premiere but bubbling with hope and anticipation about the possibilities of such a fun and diverse cast, all […]

Oh, Survivor. Like a carnival game at an immunity challenge, you are a fickle thing to count on. After last week’s big-time, all-time episode, you have returned to your old ways. Advantages, the very thing that ruined Game Changers, rear their ugly head again to eliminate all drama from the season. The greatest joy that […]

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Welcome back to what is finally, finally an absolutely phenomenal episode of Survivor: Heroes vs Hustlers vs Hoo Boy, we have a lot to unpack here so let’s jump right into it. Returning from Joe’s blindside, Chrissy confronts Ben about his two-timing ways. Throughout this episode, Chrissy and Ben are both going to demonstrate some […]

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A double episode means a super-sized recap so let’s skip the intros and get to celebrating because this season just got good! Returning to camp after Cole’s exit, Joe is annoyed at Mike for misplaying the idol, and the two healers remain on the bottom. Mike claims that he wanted Cole to go home so […]