Lita Brillman

Welcome back to Survivor 35 and Happy Thanksgiving! Personally, this episode left me stuffed with questions and a little unsatisfied, but overall was a pretty tasty meal, despite losing my favorite dish, a hot slice of Cole. Okay that’s enough with the half-baked (ha!) food metaphors. Into the episode we go. Mike starts off the […]

  Lita Brillman

Welcome back to another frustrating episode of Survivor: HHH, which I believe stands for “Holy Heck, How Did the Editors Think This Episode was Well Put-Together? But more on that at the vote-out. For now, we start with Lauren finding the hidden-in-the-nails “advantage” that was hinted at last week, which turns out to be not […]

  Lita Brillman

Come on in guys, because we are merged! After the loss of Ali last week, Chrissy and Cole set up their groups in confessional for the impending merge. Chrissy has Ryan and JP tight with her, and those three can join back up with Ben and the other heroes to form a hustler/hero coalition against […]

  Lita Brillman

Welcome back to Survivor, where this week we had the first true audience #blindside of the season. I’m not one to read too far into the edit to predict who’s going home, but the combination of JP’s almost incredible lack of personality, boasting about his challenge prowess, and less-than-impressed confessionals from his fellow tribemates convinced […]

Welcome back to a week of over-caffeinated players and sub-optimal strategy! Let’s sand-slither through it all. One thing I’m loving about this season is the effort on behalf of production to correct some of the problems that some believe have bogged down some past seasons. One of these issues, from my perspective, is the historic […]

  Lita Brillman

Welcome back! It took us four whole episodes but we’ve finally gotten to a twist that makes the bitter old lady in me come out and wave my cane at the producers for shooting their own show in the foot with their new-fangled advantages that frankly need to get off my lawn. But more on […]

  Lita Brillman

Welcome back to Bachelor in Paradise – I mean, Survivor season 35! Hormones and virgins and just a little bit of strategy abound as we cap off the final week before the Healers, Hustlers, and Heroes are shuffled together in next week’s tribe swap. We start on the Hustlers beach, where Ryan and Patrick are […]

Well, Survivor, I’m disappointed but I can’t say I’m surprised. But before we get into this week’s elimination, let’s recap all the goings-on with our heroes, healers, and hustlers. The Heroes Tribe returns from their unanimous tribal council with fractured alliances and an excited Chrissy. She has endless (well, four) alliance possibilities and an expired […]

  Lita Brillman

CLICK HERE to read all of Lita’s recaps.  Welcome all to a brand new season of Survivor, where this year’s theme is as forced as Ryan’s witty self-deprecation! I am your humble recapper for season 35: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, and I will be taking you through all of the twists, fights, and vomiting […]

“In the game of Survivor, you’ve gotta switch hats a lot. You gotta wear a white hat part of the time and sometimes you gotta put on the black hat. …

CLICK HERE to read our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2016. There are a lot of things we love about Friday Night Lights/Hart of Dixie/Scorpion star Scott Porter. Among those things is the fact that he’s an unabashed Survivor superfan who tweets about the show constantly, flew out to Fiji to preview the new […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we dive into last night’s episode, let us take a moment to remember the Beast Mode Cowboy that was. I’ve always thought Caleb was great TV and predicted after episode one that Survivor was likely more his game than Big Brother. Sure enough, he was killing it. He was never going to be an […]

  Kelly Bedard

The new season of Survivor is here and, coming off of Second Chance, expectations are fairly low. But the first episode revealed a killer new cast who just might be able to turn this thing around, despite looming med-evacs and weird time traveling (this season was filmed before Second Chance so it will likely feel […]

  Kelly Bedard

Minute for minute, was that the best episode of Survivor ever? In the last 5 years? At the very least, it was the best since Cagayan. At some point in this episode, every single one of my favourite players (except Jeremy, I guess) was either in serious danger or playing a major role in putting […]

  Kelly Bedard

We’re in the exact opposite position from last year at this time. Poised, again, at the precipice of a new season of Survivor and facing the final days of Big Brother, we’re this time saying goodbye to a season we far-from-loved (in contrast to BB16, which topped our all-time season rankings) and looking forward to […]

  Tim Collins

Survivor is making a bold move by bringing back 20 returning players for their next installment. This time around, each castaway has only played the game once and was not a winner. Even more impressively, they are letting us decide the line-up! I’ve been voting every day, but have to admit that my votes have […]

  Tim Collins

Before Worlds Apart premiered, Jeff Probst was confident that fans would love this season after a somewhat dull cast of San Juan del Sur (minus the very deserving winner at the end). I’ve got to say, I didn’t believe him for a good portion of this season. Just like last fall, this season saw all […]

  Kelly Bedard

This was a great year of TV. It was a massively terrible year for network TV with few new hits and tons of stupid cancellations (6 shows on this list have already been cancelled or are in their final season) but it was still a great year of TV because, while the executives were making […]

  Tim Collins

Going into this Wednesday’s finale of Survivor, there’s really only one outcome I want and that’s a win for Natalie. It’s been a rocky season with the only really “players” voted out immediately following the merge. Early on, Josh was the clear favorite to win and the only person who could seemingly stop him was […]

  Tim Collins

There are so many things in life to be thankful for last week as I celebrated Thanksgiving. I have a great job, awesome friends, a nice apartment, and the list goes on. Aside from all that and most importantly, CBS finally delivered a quality week of reality television for two shows that have had lackluster […]

  Tim Collins

This season Survivor is starting to lose my interest a bit. I mentioned weeks ago that it seemed like the casting was just way off, and unfortunately it continues to disappoint with the exception of two people: Josh and Jeremy (also Natalie, who I still love for her personality alone). The big news from this […]

  Tim Collins

Every year, Survivor is one of those shows that starts off slow but after a few weeks it draws you in more and more. I’ve already expressed how boring it can be to have one tribe win week after week, because the winning tribe receives so little air time (for the most part). That finally […]

  Tim Collins

Last week, I made the comparison of John Rocker and his girlfriend Julie to Monica and Brad Culpepper, and this week John made that comparison look really smart. Thanks John. Wednesday night’s episode of Survivor once again started with Baylor being a bit angry about the votes. She was under the impression that Val was […]

  Tim Collins

Big Brother really spoiled us when it comes to stellar casting. They managed to pick a group of entertaining houseguests and a large handful of them were great strategic players. Because of this, I spent a good amount of time during the Survivor San Juan del Sur premiere identifying all the incredibly stupid strategic moves […]

  Kelly Bedard

“Cochran’ll do better next time”. That’s what I said in my wrap up of the fall 2011 season of Survivor: South Pacific. I also said the following: “A lot’s been said about John Cochran over the course of this season and a lot of it’s been pretty unfair. There are those who were disappointed that […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My TV Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. This is Jeff Probst’s 5th nomination for Best Reality Host in the My TV Awards. He’s already won it twice (2010 and ’11), not to mention the 4 Emmys he’s wracked up in the 5 years his […]