“Drop your buffs” is the theme of the week, since we all know it’s coming tonight. Those 3 words can either be the best or worst things a player wants to hear, depending on their standing in the game. If you’re in a strong alliance in good standing (Jeremy, Jon, Wes, Alec, Josh) it’s the worst; but if you’re on your last leg (Dale, Julie, Jaclyn, Keith, Natalie) it’s exactly what you want to hear to provide a new footing in the game.

I don’t want to compare the tribe swap to other reality show twists, because I don’t like to compare Survivor to anything, but my feeling on the tribe swap is it’s the most unfair thing that Survivor does. You take players who are cruising along, having built up solid alliances in the first 10 days of the game, and you throw them this curve ball that only John Rocker could appreciate (see what I did, there?).

I can only wonder how many players’ games were totally ruined by it. My memory … Continue reading

October 23rd, 2014 | 2 Comments | Posted in Survivor 29 - Blood vs Water 2


What a crazy week it’s been, huh? Ebola is taking over the nation, people are actually talking about Major League Soccer, NPH is hosting the Oscars, and the Royals are in the World Series?! WTF? But none of that matters right now because there’s only one thing on our minds; and that is Survivor. Let’s get right to it…

As the tribes continue to eliminate the dross, I think we all need to start thinking about who has the best chances of making the merge and going deep in the game. Of course, the game is always turned on its head when the tribe swap occurs (remember how that screwed Sarah last season?) and do you recall how the tribal switch spelled doom for both Kat and Vytas on Blood vs. Water 1, so you know things will get a bit more interesting in the coming weeks.

Yet, that’s all just a precursor to the merge, which is when the show really takes off. And assuming that’ll happen with about 10 players left, that means … Continue reading

October 16th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Survivor 29 - Blood vs Water 2


Cue up Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock” and let’s get this show on the road! With an episode entitled “Actions vs. Accusations,” you know there’s going to be a lot of Rocker in this one. Even the promos told us that. In everything I saw this week, Rocker’s past is the hot topic (or is being exposed to those who don’t know him) and it looks like everyone’s trying to get him to scramble. Little do they know our boy John is holding a hidden immunity idol, so I wouldn’t think he’s going home this week, right?

Recalling my pre-season projections, I didn’t think he had a snowball’s chance in hell – or should I say, a Rocker’s chance in Harlem – to win this game, or even make the merge for that matter, but at least we’ll get some drama this season. Looking up and down the cast, I’m not seeing where else it may come from. So you begin to wonder if the show is lobbying to keep certain players around as a … Continue reading

October 9th, 2014 | 2 Comments | Posted in Survivor 29 - Blood vs Water 2