SURVIVOR: WC vs BC vs NC Finale Recap – 5/20

I’m pissed. Not pissed drunk. Just pissed pissed. And if you don’t follow me on Twitter, you may not be aware that tonight was supposed to be one of the best nights in my life. In. My. Life. Yes, getting married, witnessing my son’s birth, meeting my favorite author, and touching my first boob (thanks, Deji!) all rank higher than today, but tonight was up there. Like, top 10 up there…

And then today happened. Forgive me for going on a bit of rant here, since I know you’re not here for that, but I’ll try to liven it up with some relatable comments and scattered d**k and boob jokes…

Let me set the scene for you. As all of us know, tonight is the final episode of season 30, immediately followed by the Reunion show, which leads us to the big reveal of the 20 players voted on to Season 31. It’s arguably one of the biggest nights EVER in Survivor history, considering how much attention S30 has received and how monumental S31 is … Continue reading

May 21st, 2015 | 14 Comments | Posted in Survivor 30 - WC vs BC vs NC

SURVIVOR: WC vs BC vs NC – 5/13/15

The penultimate recap of Season 30 is here, and with it comes the longest column in my 4 short seasons of blogging for Reality Steve. Tonight’s will not only recap last night’s episode, I’ve also promised to give you my choices for the Second Chance season (with a side order of snark!) and most importantly, we have the massive Coach interview that I’ve been promising for weeks that starts on page 5. And this isn’t simply an email exchange with a few short answers. This was a lengthy phone interview in which he provides the following: the amazing story of his 6,000 mile kayaking adventure, his uncensored insight “behind the Survivor curtain,” his impartial take on the Second Chance contenders, as well as his thoughts on “the greatest cast ever.” I asked him questions on a variety of topics, and some of his answers may surprise you. Please check it out after tonight’s recap in its entirety, which is substantial…

I’m going to get started by discussing the Season 31 cast, which seems to be … Continue reading

May 14th, 2015 | 12 Comments | Posted in Survivor 30 - WC vs BC vs NC

SURVIVOR: WC vs BC vs NC – 5/6/15

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in…”

The fact I have to start tonight’s column with a quote like that is a bit troubling. Here’s why. After writing last week’s column, I was feeling a little conflicted about the direction of my columns lately. You’re all aware of the things that warranted my tone – POS, Dan’s stupidity, Mike’s voice – but it was more than just those things. Something else has been getting under my skin lately, and I think I finally figured it out.

Honestly, it’s been building for a few seasons now, I think it started in Brainiacs vs. Biceps vs. Boob Jobs when EVERY EPISODE seemed to present another frustrating turn of events (sound familiar, S30 viewers?), all of it culminating in the most ridiculous “Who to take to Final Tribal?” decision ever made on the show.

And then it continued the following season with Blood vs. Water 2 where the “players” seemed to employ a “backwards” strategy on how to play the game…

“Here, have … Continue reading

May 7th, 2015 | 12 Comments | Posted in Survivor 30 - WC vs BC vs NC