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“I Hope Everybody Can Forgive and Forget” – An Interview with Survivor: China’s Denise, by David Bloomberg: David had a prepared set of questions for Denise that changed drastically after her comments on the reunion show and the resulting furor. So when he was able to talk to Denise, he had plenty to ask. What did she have to say? Why did she tell the story the way she did? What does she have to say about everything that’s gone on? And yes, David talks to her about the game as well. Read all about it, right here.
Survivor: China – Finale and Reunion: A Gold Medal Performance, by Ken Kellam III: The Summer Olympics may be a year away from taking place in China, but already we’ve seen a performance that might well be worth its weight in gold. Join Ken as he offers his final thoughts on the season that was, and of course, sprinkles in a few questions.
Survivor: China – Denise Finally Answers the $50,000 Question, by David Bloomberg: You probably already know about the Denise scandal. But one aspect that Denise had not addressed – indeed, she avoided it on The Early Show – was whether she was going to accept Mark Burnett’s $50,000. We finally have an answer, so read on!
Survivor: China – Denise Faces Lying Accusations on ‘The Early Show’, by David Bloomberg: On Sunday night, Denise told a sob story to the whole country about how she had been mistreated by her employer when she returned from China. By Monday, the school district rebutted her claims. On Tuesday, Denise appeared along with the superintendent to discuss the story. What did Denise admit to? What did she avoid? Read on to find out!
An “Insider” Look at Survivor: China, Episode 13 – “The Only Reason I Won’t Win Is If People Judge Solely on Emotions”, by Teeuwynn Woodruff: In this final Insider of the season, Teeuwynn looks at Denise’s ouster, the final three, and the more. What does Amanda say when she commits a colossal error and votes out Denise? And who does Todd call “one of the greatest competitors in this game so far”? The answer may shock – or appall – you.
Survivor: China – Was Denise’s Sad Story a Flat-Out Lie?, by David Bloomberg: On the Survivor reunion Sunday night, Denise told a sad story about how she came back and was demoted from lunch lady to night janitor at her school because she was too well-known. But the school district quickly replied to this claim with a press release saying the story is completely untrue. How do they describe the situation? What is the evidence? And what does fellow contestant Courtney have to add to the discussion?
“It Would Have Been Disastrous If I Won” – An Interview with Survivor: China’s Runner-Up, Courtney, by David Bloomberg: Most people who get second place on Survivor wish they could have done something different in order to have gotten first instead. But not Courtney! She is happy to have gotten second and knew she couldn’t – and shouldn’t – win. As you would expect, Courtney had a lot to say and she didn’t hold back in this interview.
Survivor: China – Why Todd Won, by David Bloomberg: Todd played a strategic game from start to finish. But was his planning the only thing that led him to a million dollars, or was there more to it? Why did Todd win?
Survivor: China, Episode 13: As I See It –“All I Have?”, by Eileen Witker: To say that Eileen is unimpressed with Denise’s statements on the Survivor: China finale would be putting it mildly. Read on to see what she has to say about Denise’s claims that Survivor was all she had, as well as her thoughts on the performances of Todd, Amanda, and Courtney in front of the jury.
“I Was Physically and Mentally and Emotionally Exhausted” – An Interview with Survivor: China’s Amanda, by David Bloomberg: The big question everybody wants answered from Amanda is why she didn’t vote out Todd when she had the chance. Well, that or why her butt was blurred out so much. Either way, she answers both questions right here, along with many others, including what happened to her in those final days.
“I’m Really Really Really Surprised These People Kept Me Around” – An Interview with Survivor: China’s Winner, Todd, by David Bloomberg: Todd came into Survivor: China as a huge fan with a plan. He worked that plan and managed to make it all the way to the million dollars! What were the details of that plan? How did he manage to stick around? Was anybody else being strategic out there? Todd discusses all this and more right here in this interview with RealityNewsOnline!
Survivor: China – Why Amanda Lost, by David Bloomberg: Amanda rolled through most of the game with a pretty good plan and what seemed to be a decent chance at the end. But then it all fell apart. What happened? How did she manage to win the last two immunity challenges but squander the power? Why did Amanda lose?
Survivor: China's Monday Morning Quarterback – The Death of Art, by Sun Tzu, as channeled through AJ Mass: For one final time, AJ channels the great philosopher Sun Tzu. You would think Sun Tzu would be happy at the outcome, given that he has been predicting Todd as the winner. So why did the finale sadden the ancient one?
Surviving the Early Show: Todd and Courtney Interviews, by David Bloomberg: Unlike past seasons of Survivor, the China contestants have not been appearing on The Early Show all season long. But after the finale, the first and second place winners were rushed from L.A. to NYC. Was it worth the trip? Since there is only one interview, does the Early Show host do a better job than they usually do? Read on to find out!
Survivor: China – Why Courtney Lost, by David Bloomberg: Just as David was convinced Denise would lose, he also felt the same way about Courtney. What did she do that made it so obvious she could not win? How did her play during the finale then contribute to this? Why did Courtney lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, the Finale: Land of Delusion, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! If you’re interested in examples of delusional thinking, the Survivor: China finale was the episode for you. If you’re interested in whose tongue seems to be made of lead, this was the episode for you. If you’re interested in how to throw away a million bucks… you get the picture. But if you’re keen on good strategic play in Survivor…
Survivor: China – Why Denise Lost, by David Bloomberg: David was so convinced that Denise would lose, that he wrote up most of this column before the finale even aired. Why was he so certain? Could she have done anything to turn the game around for herself at this point? Why did Denise lose?
Surviving the China Reunion: I Love It When A Plan Comes Together, by David Bloomberg: The show has ended, so now it’s time for the live reunion. The winner explains how all the elements of a predetermined plan came together. One player talks about how she lost her job – but gets a nice surprise. We also find out who is dating, who is sorry about what they said, who would have won if just one decision had gone differently, and more!
Surviving China, the Finale: Four Finalists, Three Tribal Councils, Two Hours, One Survivor, by David Bloomberg: This is it – the Survivor: China finale. Four will become three. Then three will become one winner. Will it be Denise, trying to get the sympathy vote? Courtney, riding coattails? Amanda singing her own praises? Or Todd the backstabber? Read on for all the details!
Survivor: China, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Episodes 11 & 12 – Simpletons, by Wesley Rice: As we approach the finale, Wes takes a look back at the previous two episodes. Did he find any good in the way endgame strategy is working out? And of all Courtney’s behaviors, what stood out as particularly ugly?
An “Insider” Look at Survivor: China Episode 12 – “I Put My Whole Self Into This, Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul”, by Teeuwynn Woodruff: Peih-Gee fought hard, but the final member of the Zhan Hu tribe was dealt a fatal blow when she lost the immunity challenge and couldn’t convince enough of the remaining Fei Long to vote for Todd. What does Peih-Gee have to say about her struggles? And who does Courtney call “heinous bitches?” Look inside to see!
Survivor: China – Advice for the Final Four, by Jeffrey Clinard: This is it! It’s time for Jeffrey to dole out his last crumbs of advice to the final four Survivors. Will they eat them up or let them – and the game – slip through their fingers?
Surviving the Jury on Survivor, by Betsy Wasser: The final three players on Survivor: China will soon face their most important challenge. That is, they will have to convince the members of the jury to award them a million dollars. What can a smart player do to increase their odds? Read on for an analysis of the behavior of Survivor jurors.
Survivor: China, Ranking the Survivors – The Top 4, by Asher Streets: It’s been a while since an alliance has held so tightly throughout a season, and the final rankings reflect a hierarchy that’s been apparent for many weeks now. How does Asher feel the final four have positioned themselves after all the Zhan Hu have now fallen? Will Amanda be left out as she was in the reward?
“I Really Look Like a Crazy Bitch on Television” – An Interview with Survivor: China’s Peih-Gee, by David Bloomberg: Peih-Gee said in her final Tribal Council that she was a positive person. What does she have to say about what she meant compared to how she looked on TV? Also, what would she have done differently? Would she have still taken Denise on the temple reward knowing that Denise would leave her behind twice? And what does Peih-Gee have to say that might not bode well for one contestant if they make it to the final two? Peih-Gee tells us all this and more, right here!
Survivor: China's Friday Morning Quarterback – The Doomed Spy, by Sun Tzu, as channeled through AJ Mass: Were Denise and Amanda right to eliminate Peih-Gee, the lone remaining outsider? Sun Tzu has much to say about this. One thing they must remember is that in the end, only one can take the path to victory among all the enemies.
Surviving the Ultimate Chinese Torture Test, by Ken Kellam III: The game is finally down to the final four. Who will end up with the million and who is more like sitting duck soup? Join Ken as he offers his predictions for the finale, takes a look back at the last episode, and as usual, asks an assortment of questions.
Survivor: China – Why Peih-Gee Lost, by David Bloomberg: Peih-Gee claimed to be a positive person, but her final five cohorts probably felt differently about that. Was this the reason for her being voted off? Or was it simply because she was the last remaining Zhan Hu and sending her packing was the easiest thing to do? Or maybe it’s neither of these. Why did Peih-Gee lose?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 12: Please End This Season, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! The better players have lost control of the game and the inexpert are deciding it for them. Who is in prime position to win yet without winning the final immunity challenge won’t? Whose mistaken beliefs created this situation?
Survivor: China, Episode 12 As I See It – Survivor Paranoia, by David Bloomberg: Courtney was right – “Survivor paranoia” has set in, and everyone should be worried. With so few Survivors left, there’s no telling who will bow out of which alliance and who will be cast aside. Amanda did some casting aside of her own, but did she make the right decision?
Surviving China, Episode 12: The Last of the Zhan Hu, by David Bloomberg: Peih-Gee is the last of the Zhan Hu. The odds are against her, facing off against four from Fei Long. But she has two possible means of continuing: win immunity or find a crack in the alliance. Can she do either?
Survivor: China - Who Will Go in Episode 12?, by Kari Kennedy: Although it may seem easy to see the final pecking order, new clues hint that alliances are splitting and Amanda may be on a warpath to take out Todd. Will she be able to make the leap or will he persevere and go to the final three?
Survivor: China – Why Erik Lost, by David Bloomberg: Erik appeared doomed weeks ago, but hung around for a while. What could he have done – if anything – to stay in the game even longer? Why was it imperative that the others get rid of him now? Why did Erik lose?
Survivor: China – Advice for the Remaining Five, by Jeffrey Clinard: It’s coming down to the end, and the last five Survivors should be focusing on only one thing - winning the game. Who is threatening to win the game? Who needs to shake it up? And what tactics should everybody be employing at this late stage? Jeffrey has the answers.
Survivor: China, Episode 11 As I See It – Sour Grapes, Anyone?, by Eileen Witker: Family reunions are supposed to be happy times, but the reunions on Survivor mostly just sparked feelings of hostility and bitterness. Eileen tackles what’s bothering her about the worst offender, Peih-Gee, and admits that there’s one thing she does like about her.
Survivor: China – Relatively Interesting, by Ken Kellam III: Ken returns after a one-week absence to give his thoughts on those left, those ousted, and of course, the “relative” aspect of the game. And what does he think of how Denise is playing the game?
An “Insider” Look at Survivor: China, Episode 11 – “Maybe I Was Too Much of a Nice Guy”, by Teeuwynn Woodruff: This week, the former Fei Long knocked off another Zhan Hu. Only one more left to go! What does Erik have to say about his ouster? What do the loved ones have to say about their Survivors? And who gets called a “stubborn ass” by their loved one? Look inside to see!
Survivor: China's Monday Morning Quarterback – Where There Is Smoke, by Sun Tzu, as channeled through AJ Mass: In Survivor, fire is life. But fire also burns. Should Denise have stopped, dropped, and rolled, agreeing to fan the flames of mutiny further? Or was she right in calling in the hook and ladder? Sun Tzu conveys his wisdom on the subject here.
“I Am Proud of all the Decisions I Made” – An Interview with Survivor: China’s Erik, by David Bloomberg: While we didn’t see a lot of strategizing from Erik on the show, he explains how he played the game to RealityNewsOnline. What was his original plan? How did it change? Did he really believe jumping ship was the best thing for Denise or was he playing her? Erik answers these questions and more, right here!
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 11: Zeroes and Heroes, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Would Denise rather have fourth place in the hand than third place in the bush? Or was she aiming higher? Or does she even know what she’s doing? And if she doesn’t, how can the others know what to do? That’s life on Survivor: China where the smarter players have to figure out how to win as the weaker content themselves with lower finishes.
Surviving China, Episode 11: The Return of Jonny Fairplay?, by David Bloomberg: We’re down to the final six, but somebody has to go home. Will the Fei Long alliance stay strong this time and get rid of Peih-Gee or Erik? Or will a story brought up by one person bring back memories of Jonny Fairplay and threaten his position in the group?
Survivor: China, Ranking the Survivors – The Top 6, by Asher Streets: It’s truly every player for him- or herself now. Previous allegiances are history, but not everyone is aware of that. Why has Peih-Gee’s stock risen so dramatically?
Survivor: China, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Episodes 9 & 10 – Nooooooooooo!, by Wesley Rice: Every Survivor episode has a mix of moments to keep us interested. Wes breaks down the good, the bad, and the ugly moments of the past two episodes. What was so bad that it caused Wes to cry out like Darth Vader?
Hall of Shame Moment: Survivor’s James Ignores Immunity, by David Bloomberg: James was in the best position anybody could ever hope for on Survivor. He was guaranteed to make it through two Tribal Councils and had a good shot of going all the way to the win. But instead of making use of his immunity idols, James trusted that his cohorts would simply let him waltz away with a million dollars.
Survivor: China – Why James Lost, by David Bloomberg: The answer to the question of why James lost seems simple: He failed to use one of his two immunity idols. But the issues surrounding why he acted that way is part of the answer to our question. What caused his failure to use the idols? What did he do right? Where did he go oh-so-wrong? Why did James lose?
Survivor: China - Who Will Go in Episode 11?, by Kari Kennedy: The end of the game is quickly approaching for the castaways, but who has their head in the game and who is scrambling? And will Denise truly be the swing vote this week? This article contains no spoilers.
Survivor: China, Episode 10 MVPs – I’m Gonna Say It Like a Man and Make You Understand, by Betsy Wasser: James got voted out with two immunity idols burning a hole in his pocket. Obviously, he’s not going to win this week’s Most Valuable Player award. But one player performed so well that she has Betsy singing. Read on to see who it is.
Survivor: China, Episode 10 As I See It – Who Knew?, by Eileen Witker: Surprises abounded this week, as we learned more about Denise and found out that Erik has a hidden talent - throwing stars. What else did Eileen learn from the remaining Survivors?
Survivor: China – Advice For The Remaining 6, by Brian Towers: The endgame is in sight, with only two more episodes before the big finale. Can those currently in control stay the course, or is a revolution in the works? Anything’s possible (except for Courtney getting Jean-Robert’s vote), and Brian Towers is here with advice for the remaining Survivors.
An “Insider” Look at Survivor: China, Episode 10 – “You Can Never Take a Day Off in This Game”, by Teeuwynn Woodruff: James held not one, but two immunity idols. And he was still holding them as he left the game. What does James have to say about his game play? Was he prepared for the hardships of the game? And is James mad at himself or his former Fei Long compatriots for his sudden ouster? Look inside to see!
Survivor: China's Monday Morning Quarterback – The Coyness of a Maiden, by Sun Tzu, as channeled through AJ Mass: What does our great military philosopher think of James’ fall this week? Is he impressed by Todd’s play? And who does he feel is best poised to win the game? Look inside to see!
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 10: It's Not About the Apple..., by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! It’s not the apple that got bitten in Survivor: China, but instead something on James. Professor Sadow outlines what James should have done, and how a few different moves could have won him the game. Plus, what can Amanda do to ensure her place as front-runner?
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 10: It's Not About the Apple..., by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! It’s not the apple that got bitten in Survivor: China, but instead something on James. Professor Sadow outlines what James should have done, and how a few different moves could have won him the game. Plus, what can Amanda do to ensure her place as front-runner?
Surviving China, Episode 10: Boot to the Head!, by David Bloomberg: It’s finally time to find out what Jeff Probst’s post-Tribal Council surprise is. Another vote? A challenge? A strip tease? And after all that, what’s next? Why does Denise look so happy? Why is everybody kung fu fighting? And who gets the game equivalent of a metal bar broken across their forehead?
Survivor: China – Who Will Go in Episode 10?, by Kari Kennedy: Erik and Peih-Gee are on an uphill battle in their last fight to remain in the game. James is a huge physical threat. Who is the real puppetmaster in this game this season?
Survivor: China – Why Frosti Lost, by David Bloomberg: Frosti knew he wasn’t in a great position, but he didn’t think it was that bad. Heck, he was even the Survivor boyfriend of one member of the ruling alliance. But none of that helped him as he was sent packing. What went wrong? Why did Frosti lose?
Survivor: China – Advice for the Remaining Seven, by Jeffrey Clinard: Seven Survivors remain, but are any of them in secure positions? Are secure alliances the best way to win the game, or is it sometimes a false sense of security that leads to losing the game slowly? On what basis should the remaining players examine their position in the game, and what moves should they be making to actually win the game? Jeffrey has the answers.
Survivor: China, Ranking the Survivors – The Top 7, by Asher Streets: The more things change, the more things stay the same. Todmanda appears undefeatable. Nobody else is doing anything to shake up the rankings, so until somebody makes some waves, they’ll likely stay the same. Why does everyone deserve the position they’ve settled into?
Surviving China, Recap Episode: Thanksgiving Leftovers, by David Bloomberg: Everybody loves Thanksgiving leftovers, right? There’s all that turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, biscuits, stuffing, and more! But those are not the kind of leftovers we’re talking about here. On Thanksgiving night, CBS gave us a review of the Survivor season to date. With over a dozen new scenes, do we learn anything new? Read on to find out!
Survivor: China – Two Weeks Worth of Questions, by Ken Kellam III: Between the last real episode and Thursday’s recap, the cast has left us with plenty of questions to go around. Join Ken as he tries to sort it all out
An “Insider” Look at Survivor: China Episode 9 – “They Will Never Trust You 100 Percent”, by Teeuwynn Woodruff: It was a cold day in China for Frosti when he found out that his supposed allies from the Fei Long tribe ousted him instead of Erik. What did the youngest Survivor ever have to say about his own fire being snuffed? How does James feel about his fellow tribemates? And what does Courtney have to say about voting out her snuggle bunny?
Survivor: China, Episode 9 As I See It – Calling Miss Manners!, by Eileen Witker: All that eating on Survivor this week got Eileen hungry for more than just turkey this week. What does Eileen think of Courtney’s play now that her nemesis, Jean-Robert, is out of the game? And did Frosti and Courtney’s flirtation go down as well as mashed potatoes with her? Read on to learn Eileen’s take on the latest Survivor doings.
Survivor: China's Monday Morning Quarterback – Courting Defeat, by Sun-Tzu, as channeled through AJ Mass: In this week’s installment, we learn of the six calamities that may fall upon those who play this game. AJ once again channels Sun-Tzu as he leads us through the strategic quagmire that many of the Survivors find themselves in. What words of wisdom does he have this week for Todd?
“It’s a Game and People Are Playing to Win” – An Interview with Survivor: China’s Frosti, by David Bloomberg: Frosti came into the game with a decided advantage in certain types of challenges – but it seems he rarely got to use those skills. What does he have to say about that? What about his relationship with Courtney, who ended up voting him off? And what does he think about the way Todd sometimes just switches targets in almost mid-thought? Frosti answers all these questions and more, right here!
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 9: Stupid, Stupid People, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! There don’t seem to be very many smart people left in the game, and yet somehow they’re still outsmarting each other. James especially has yet to learn that his two hidden immunity idols can do more good outside his bag than in it. So why haven’t Todd and Amanda figured out how to use James’ lack of strategic thinking to their advantage?
Surviving China, Episode 9: “My Little Munchkin”, by David Bloomberg: Love is in the air on Survivor. Well, flirting, anyway. For that matter, nastiness is in the air too. And what else? It seems like the smell of… cheeseburgers is in the air. How odd. What is going on here? Read on to find out!
Survivor: China, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and the Hilarious, Episodes 6-8 – Sweet Justice, by Wesley Rice: In Wesley’s view, things are going pretty well on Survivor. Does that mean he found more Good moments on the show than Bad or Ugly? And where does Hilarious fit in?
Survivor: China – Why Jean-Robert Lost, by David Bloomberg: Jean-Robert may be a bad boy of poker, but that persona didn’t go over quite as well on Survivor. What did he do wrong? Did he do anything right? Were his allies right to get rid of him now? Why did Jean-Robert lose?
Survivor: China – Who Will Go in Episode 9?, by Kari Kennedy: Denise was left out of the reward challenge and her alliance's plan to vote out Jean-Robert. James dodged a bullet that some strategists think should've been shot. Frosti and Courtney are coming together as a dyad. How will each of these Survivor contestants react to their positions in the tribe this week?
Survivor: China, Ranking the Survivors – The Top 8, by Asher Streets: After much consideration of last week’s events, and for the first time all season, Asher’s rankings of the remaining Survivors are unchanged. Yes, Jean-Robert is gone, but why does everyone still deserve to keep their place in the standings? Read on to find out the reasons.
Survivor: China – Advice for the Remaining Eight, by Jeffrey Clinard: The poker player is gone, leaving eight tribemates to vie for the title of Sole Survivor. What can the seldom-seen Erik do to keep himself in the game? Who should James try to ally with? And which former Zhan Hu member should Todd try to woo?
Survivor: China, Episode 8 As I See It – Reality Check, by Eileen Witker: Several players got a reality check in this week’s Survivor. Denise discovered that she is an outsider. And you’d think that being voted out might change Jean-Robert’s opinion of his gameplay, but maybe not. Read on to see what Eileen thinks of this most recent turn of events.
An “Insider” Look at Survivor: China Episode 8 -- “I Really Loved the Way I Played This Game.”, by Teeuwynn Woodruff: This week the self-proclaimed “bad boy” of Survivor: China was sent packing by his teammates. What does Jean-Robert have to say about his demise in the game? What does Courtney have to say about Peih-Gee? And what do Jean-Robert's fellow Fei Long tribemates have to say about voting him out before the rest of the Zhan Hu?
Survivor: China's Monday Morning Quarterback – Variation in Tactics, by Sun Tzu, as channeled through AJ Mass: Without two separate teams, every person is their own general now. In order to win the war and become the last player standing, these generals must avoid five dangerous faults that could cause their downfall. The Monday Morning Quarterback once again channels Sun Tzu to tell us of these faults and who among the remaining Survivors has the most of them.
Survivor: China – Delusions, Grandeur and Otherwise, by Ken Kellam III: Which of the Survivors is apparently trying to fool not only the audience, but apparently himself as well? And how good a job did he do? Join Ken as he explores these and other issues.
“I’m Always Playing for First Place” – An Interview with Survivor: China’s Jean-Robert, by David Bloomberg: Last week, it appeared on TV that Jaime thought she had a real immunity idol, but she told RealityNewsOnline she didn’t really believe that. This week, it appeared Jean-Robert thought he had a real immunity idol (or three). What does he have to say about that? Why did he make his move now? What big mistake does he think the others made? How does Survivor compare to poker? And who does he think has the best shot of winning it all? Jean-Robert discusses all this and more, right here!
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 8: Blockheads, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! It seems that one of the few strategically astute players in the game - Todd - is doing everything he can to obviously alienate his supposed teammates. However, it also seems that the other players, like James and Frosti, are too dense to figure it out. Can Amanda rise above her partner's strategic idiocy? Professor Sadow has all the details, inside!
Surviving China, Episode 8: “The Worst Move in ‘Survivor’ History”?, by David Bloomberg: Plots are flying so fast that it seems even Todd, who is in the thick of it all, doesn’t know which way he’s going! Who could be going home? Peih-Gee? Erik? Frosti? James? Jean-Robert? Denise? Or even Todd himself? And does somebody make the worst move in Survivor history?
Survivor: China – Why Jaime Lost, by David Bloomberg: Jaime looked quite the fool on TV when it appeared she believed in the power of the non-idol. Did she really believe that, though? And was it the reason she was voted out? How does being “too nice,” as she said in her final words, come into play? Why did Jaime lose?
Survivor: China – Who Will Go in Episode 8?, by Kari Kennedy: Now that the merge has affected the Survivors, will the final few of Zhan-Hu get Pagonged? Or will a master plan to evict the strongest castaway in China come to fruition?
Survivor: China, Ranking the Survivors – The Top 9, by Asher Streets: Amanda is playing to win. Asher’s ready to hand her the million dollars right now. Can anyone dethrone her? Does anyone realize that she’s on her way to a clear victory?
Survivor: China – Advice for The Remaining 9, by Brian Towers: The merge has come to pass and the expected Pagonging of the outnumbered Zhan Hu tribe members has begun. The road ahead is not completely smooth, but the Fei Long brain trust of Todd and Amanda seem to have things under control. What should the remaining players do to stay alive in this new phase of the game? Brian Towers is here with advice for all nine surviving Survivors.
Survivor: China - Who Let the Brains Out?, by Ken Kellam III: It appears that several of the Survivors got the idea that when the tribes merged, they had to leave behind their brains behind. Join along as Ken looks at who should be subjected to Chinese water torture for sloppy game play.
An “Insider” Look at Survivor: China Episode 7 - “It Was Worth a Shot”, by Teeuwynn Woodruff: Jaime was Fei Long’s first target. They successfully ousted her after her “hidden immunity idol” was a bust. What does Jaime think of her play? What does Jean-Robert think of the merge? And does Tribal Council reveal any cracks in the Fei Long alliance?
Survivor: China's Monday Morning Quarterback – Maneuvering, by Sun Tzu, as channeled through AJ Mass: With the merging of the two tribes, the art of war has become more challenging. Now there are two armies living side by side, with each trying to lure members of the other. What does Sun Tzu – as channeled through our Monday Morning Quarterback – have to say about treading on this dangerous ground?
Survivor: China, Episode 7 As I See It – Comic Relief, by Eileen Witker: Jamie porovided some much-needed comic relief for Eileen with her imaginary idol antics. No matter if Jamie knew it was real or not - it was still high-level entertainment. Who else is being entertained - and entertaining? Jojn Eileen to find out!
“I Knew It Was Fake” – An Interview with Survivor: China’s Jaime, by David Bloomberg: On the show, Jaime was made to look rather foolish to believe in the existence of a third immunity idol. Is that really the way it went down or is there a lot more to the story? On a similar note, what about her laughter after throwing the previous immunity challenge? Did the editors have a field day with Jaime? What else did we miss? Read on to find out what she has to say!
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 7: False Idols, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Jamie's hidden immunity idol turned out to be fool's gold, but even without the idol, Professor Sadow thinks that Jamie could have turned the game around with some unlikely help. And what about Todd? What fatal mistake is he making that will cause him to not duplicate the winning ways of his strategic idol Brian Heidik? Are two idols enough to give James the win? All this and more awaits inside!
Surviving China, Episode 7: Dumb and Dumber, by David Bloomberg: The official title of the seventh episode is, “I’m not as dumb as I look.” But the real question is: Is the person who says this dumber than they look? Indeed, there seems to be an epidemic of dumb (an “epidumbic”?) going on!
Survivor: China – Why Sherea Lost, by David Bloomberg: Sherea was the second victim of the tribal switch, but she had more time to try to work something out than Aaron did. So why wasn’t she able to pull off an upset? And if it had to be a former Zhan Hu member going, why her and not Frosti? Why did Sherea lose?
Survivor: China, Episode 6 MVPs - The Best Laid Plans…, by Betsy Wasser: Several Survivor players had plans that they really thought were going to work out for them. But fate had a different idea. Whose plans were good enough to make them the MVPs?
Survivor: China, Ranking the Survivors – The Top 10, by Asher Streets: A merge is looming, and the criteria for voting will now change. Key members of opposing tribes and challenge threats are now the biggest targets, clearly dividing the remaining contestants into three categories: safe, unsafe, and Jean-Robert
Survivor: China, Episode 6 As I See It – Tea Time and Nasty Food, by Eileen Witker: It was an eventful week on Survivor: China. Eileen is here with her thoughts on the Survivors, the challenges, and who is really playing the game.
Survivor: China – Advice for the Remaining 10, by Brian Towers: The game has reached the point where the merge is about to happen. What should the remaining players do to stay alive in the face of the upcoming mayhem? Brian Towers has advice for all ten.
Survivor: China: Could This Be Scripted Any Better?, by Ken Kellam III: While it may be tempting to say the latest episode was turned on its ear when Fei Long lost the challenge, the truth is, the twists started way before that. Join Ken as he tries to untangle the strange path of an episode that had more twists and turns than a soap opera.
An “Insider” Look at Survivor: China Episode 6 – “I Didn't Want My Kids to See Me Weak”, by Teeuwynn Woodruff: This week Zhan Hu made an abrupt strategic change after a worrying lack of communication at the reward challenge from their prior tribemates. Does Sherea realize her quietude in the challenge led to her ouster? Why is Peih-Gee so thrilled to get tree mail this week? And who does Sherea call “disgusting?”
Survivor: China's Monday Morning Quarterback – Weak Points and Strong, by Sun Tzu, as channeled through AJ Mass: Todd may think he’s controlling the game, but he has some weak points that have become exposed. Will he pay for sharing his secrets? The Monday morning quarterback once again channels Sun Tzu to impart his wisdom.
“I Didn’t Want Them to Catch Me Talking to Her” – An Interview with Survivor: China’s Sherea, by David Bloomberg: Sherea was the second victim of the two-person swap twist from last episode. How did she feel about that twist? Why didn’t she acknowledge Peih-Gee? Why did she lash out at Jean-Robert? And what did she mean by some of her statements in her final words? Sherea tells us all this and more, right here!
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 6: The Worst-Kept Secret, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! If Survivor viewers wanted a clinic on how not to put a plan into action, they received satiation with the antics of Todd and his emerging alliance during this episode. Was there any strategic thought going on? Join Professor Sadow for the answers, inside!
Surviving China, Episode 6: Isn’t It Ironic?, by David Bloomberg: It’s like rain on your wedding day. It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid. It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take. Who would’ve thought? It figures. Well, maybe it doesn’t figure. How does irony turn the game upside down? Who is saved by it? Who suffers?
Survivor: China – Why Aaron Lost, by David Bloomberg: It would be all too easy to say that Aaron lost because of the twist. But it would be foolish to not recognize how important that twist was in Aaron’s removal from the game. So where does it fall in the hierarchy? Were there other things Aaron could have done? Why did Aaron lose?
Survivor: China – Who Will Go in Episode 6?, by Kari Kennedy: As alliance pairs start to emerge in the game, how will each manage to keep their torches lit? Will James snap and refuse to help around camp? Will Todd finally find the Hidden Immunity Idol?
Survivor: China, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Episodes 3-5 – Triple Play, by Wesley Rice: It’s time for a triple dose of the good, the bad, and the ugly on Survivor: China. Who is recognized in each category? And how does James end up in all three? Read on to find out!
Survivor: China, Episode 5 MVPs – Shaken and Stirred, by Betsy Wasser: The two tribes have been experienced a shake-up, and that has stirred some of the players into action. Will throwing a challenge get Jaime or Peih-Gee an MVP award? And how do things look on the other tribe? Read on.
Survivor: China, Ranking the Survivors – The Top 11, by Asher Streets: Jaime and Peih-Gee made a bold move in throwing the challenge. Even though it was the right thing to do, how does affect their overall ranking? Even though Aaron was trounced, does Zhan Hu stand a chance against Todmanda?
Survivor: China – Advice for the Remaining 11, by Jeffrey Clinard: The game changed when four players had to switch to different sides. What should the remaining players do to stay alive in the face of this shuffle? Jeffrey Clinard has advice for all 11.
Survivor: China, Episode 5, As I See It – Bare Bones, by Eileen Witker: Who does Eileen think is a “what you see is what you get guy”? Who does she think is a smart weasel? Why does she want Courtney to leave? And what is Eileen most grateful for this week?
An “Insider” Look at Survivor: China, Episode 5 – “I Was a Victim of the Game”, by Teeuwynn Woodruff: This week the producers shook up the tribes, allowing both Zhan Hu and Fei Long to pluck the strongest members of the opposing tribe up to do with what they would. Zhan Hu took advantage of the opportunity, stealing Aaron and James away and throwing the challenge to get rid of the first of the big boys. What did Aaron have to say about his sudden ouster? What does Frosti (right) think of his new position? And who does James say sucks?
Survivor: China's Monday Morning Quarterback – Energy, by Sun Tzu, as channeled through AJ Mass: The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing up their numbers. It seems the powers that be understood this and wanted to test the mettle of our warriors. Sides were switched and the armies divided. Who would recognize this as an opportunity? Who would simply ignore the warning signs?
Survivor: China – Who’s Playing the Fool?, by Ken Kellam III: Foolish behavior on Survivor is nothing new, dating all the way back to B.B.’s bossiness in the first two episodes of the show’s inaugural season. But while foolishness has continued to manifest itself in every season since, what gives it a different look this time? Join Ken as he explores these and other issues.
“Swapping Two People Was Not Fair Whatsoever” – An Interview with Survivor: China’s Aaron , by David Bloomberg: Everything was going Aaron’s way on Survivor… until a twist hit. He went from tribe leader to the first in line for the chopping block, from a camp with good shelter and food and water to little of anything. How did he feel about the twist? What would he have done at the merge if the ladies of Zhan Hu hadn’t thrown the challenge? And did he and James know the challenge had been thrown? Read on for all this and more!
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 5: You Win Some, You Lose Some , by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Professor Sadow has never been afraid to support the throwing of a challenge as a shrewd strategic move. Join him as he explains why Zhan Hu made the right decision, who could benefit most, and what group needs to do some quick thinking in order to avoid a Pagonging!
Surviving China, Episode 5: Throwing It All Away , by David Bloomberg: Genesis has a song, “Throwing It All Away,” with lyrics that include: “We cannot live together, we cannot live apart.” How does this play into the fifth episode? More importantly, does the line, “I don’t wanna go,” also come into play? And how about, “Someday you’ll be sorry”? Who is “throwing it all away”?
Survivor: China – Who Will Go in Episode 5? , by Kari Kennedy: A double kidnapping will take center stage as the Survivor producers find a new twist to mix up the tribal alliances. Who will be kidnapped and how will that affect the dynamics and strategy for the next tribal council? This article contains no spoilers.
Survivor: China – Why Dave Lost, by David Bloomberg: Dave understood that hard work on Survivor was generally a good thing. But was that where his understanding of the game ended? He already told RealityNewsOnline that he thought he was flexible and tried to get along – does David buy it? Why did Dave lose?
Survivor: China – Advice for the Remaining 12, by Jeffrey Clinard: Fei Long has been doing pretty well as a tribe, winning a lot of challenges, including the most recent reward and immunity challenges. But sooner or later they’re going to have to head back to Tribal Council, and the Survivors are going to have to decide who to cut loose. Between the two obvious choices, Courtney and Jean-Robert, who does Jeffrey think should be voted out next?
An “Insider” Look at Survivor: China, Episode 4 – “I Tried To Make it Really Nice for the Tribe”, by Teeuwynn Woodruff: This past week, Dave’s attitude finally outweighed his usefulness at Zhan Hu. What does Dave have to say about that after a day to think about it? Is Courtney a lot better with the meteor hammers in practice than she was in the challenge? And what does James really want his tribe to do?
Survivor: China, Ranking the Survivors – The Top 12, by Asher Streets: Cupid has struck in China! Love is brewing on both tribes, and this most certainly doesn’t include the horn-dog ramblings of James and Jean-Robert. How does the formation of two sets of power couples influence the rankings?
Survivor: China, Episode 4 As I See It – What Now?, by Eileen Witker: Zhan Hu has said goodbye to Dictator Dave, so what will happen now? Will Peih-Gee step in as the leader, or will they all just waste away to Courtney-like proportions? Jean-Robert’s knowledge of Chinese gave him some value to his tribe, but what now? Will it help him stick around? And we finally learn that Denise can speak. What will she say next?
Survivor: China's Monday Morning Quarterback – Tactical Dispositions, by Sun Tzu, as channeled through AJ Mass: In a war, generals may take the offensive or defensive path. But it may be possible to be too offensive, as Sun Tzu tells us. Did the results of the most recent episode surprise the philosopher? And who is creating a path that may take him to the end?
Survivor: China – Ding Dong, The Tyrant’s Gone, But the Ding-Dongs Remain, by Ken Kellam III: Dave’s ouster may have Zhan Hu singing, “Ding dong, the witch is dead,” but several moves in the last episode probably left viewers thinking, “What a ding-dong!” – and they weren’t all made by Dave. Join Ken as he hurls a few meteor hammers at the deserving parties.
“What I Contributed … No One Else Could Do” – An Interview with Survivor: China’s Dave, by David Bloomberg: Dave was certainly a lightning rod at his camp, but did we see everything or did the editing make him out to be something he wasn’t? Dave tells us what he thinks here, as well as explaining his strategy, why he took on the leadership role, and what the heck he was doing naked in a challenge last week!
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 4: Standing Firm, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Some viewers are happy that we won't have Dave to kick around anymore, but Professor Sadow definitely thinks it was a poor strategic move. Who should have gone instead? And who is moving into a very good strategic position over on Zhan Hu? Find out inside!
Surviving China, Episode 4: Frustration!, by David Bloomberg: After nine days in China, people on both tribes are beginning to get frustrated with each other. Fei Long has Jean-Robert and Courtney. Zhan Hu has Dave and Sherea. Will one of these four be targeted or will another rise to take on the target?
Survivor: China – Who Will Go in Episode 4?, by Kari Kennedy: Last week we were shown the story of David and Goliath as Courtney and James became focal points and their stories fleshed out. Will Dave keep his flesh covered this week? How will Jaime react to Leslie’s ousting? And who will likely leave?
Survivor: China – Why Leslie Lost, by David Bloomberg: Leslie has been a fan of Survivor for years, and applied many times to be on the show. But then, once she finally made it, she only lasted three episodes. Did she do what she needed to do? Had she learned the necessary lessons from past seasons? Why did Leslie lose?
Survivor: China – Advice for the Remaining 13, by Jeffrey Clinard: This season of Survivor has mainly reverted to form, with the big exception of the kidnapping twist. Did Jaime make a good move in choosing Leslie to be abducted? And how should Todd use the twist to his advantage?
Survivor: China, Episode 3 – Shanghai Surprises, by Ken Kellam III: Only three weeks into the season, the show has produced more than its share of surprises, and, and not the kind the producers throw in midway through the game. Join Ken as he attempts to sort it all out.
Survivor: China’s Monday Morning Quarterback – Attack by Stratagem, by Sun Tzu, as channeled through AJ Mass: Sun Tzu knows that it is possible to vanquish one’s enemy without fighting. The philosopher argues that this is exactly what Todd did this week when he chose to vote out Leslie. Read on to learn more about this attack by stratagem.
Survivor: China, Ranking the Survivors – The Top 13, by Asher Streets: In a contest to inspire the greatest amount of collective tribal ire, it’s hard to say whether Dave or Jean-Robert is winning. What is clear is that neither of them has improved their standing this week. How does the first immunity loss impact the rankings? And who is that woman with the mullet that keeps appearing once every show?
Survivor: China, Episode 3 As I See It - Prima Donna, by Eileen Witker: A “prima donna,” according to the dictionary, is “a temperamental person; a person who takes adulation and privileged treatment as a right and reacts with petulance to criticism or inconvenience.” Now, normally, Eileen would apply this word to one or two of the women in the tribes of Survivor. Not this time. Another word that comes to mind, having watched three episodes already is “ignorant.” Learn more inside!
An “Insider” Look at Survivor: China Episode 3 - “It Brings Out the Icky in All of Us”, by Teeuwynn Woodruff: This week the beleaguered Zhan Hu finally tasted victory – twice! Look inside to see what they had to say about this win, what Leslie has to say about her loss, and the pressing strategic reason Courtney went against her tribe to cast her vote for Jean-Robert!
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 3: Stiff Competition, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! Sometimes the best players can get into the worst game positions, like Todd. What mistake did he make that led to his current poor standing? Also, is Dave standing firm with his tribe? Professor Sadow breaks it down, inside!
Surviving China, Episode 3 – Ancient Chinese Secret, by Betsy Wasser: It may not be ancient, but one kidnapped castaway reveals some Chinese secrets about their tribe. Is it a smart move, or will they come to regret it?
Survivor: China - Who Will Go in Episode 3?, by Kari Kennedy: Once again, the pixel editors for Survivor worked overtime last week. Who will be permanently rubbed off our screens this week? Will Jean-Robert and Aaron continue their battles until one is gone? Will Leslie need to find the hidden immunity idol in order to stay in her tribe? This article contains no spoilers.
Survivor: China, Episode 1 and 2 MVPs – Not As Smart As You Think, by Betsy Wasser: Several players think they’re playing a good game, but RNO writer Betsy is not so impressed. Who isn’t as smart as they think they are? And who is actually proving to be the Most Valuable Player?
An “Insider” Look at Survivor: China Episode 2 -- “It's All Part of the Plan.”, by Teeuwynn Woodruff: Ashley's ouster this week was no surprise given her apparent willingness to deviate from tribal will and her illness which both revealed themselves in last week's episode. Unfortunately, we don't get to hear Ashley's words this week. But we do get to see what her tribemates said when they voted her out. We also get to hear what Jean-Robert thinks about his place in the tribe. And just how much does that man like to talk while hanging out in the lake anyway?
Survivor: China – Why Ashley Lost, by David Bloomberg: What was saw from Ashley on TV only told part of the story. Unfortunately, when it came to being voted out, it was a big part. More unfortunately, an even bigger part of the reason she was voted out didn’t make it! So let’s take a look and see why Ashley lost.
Survivor: China, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Episode 2 – What a Maroon, by Wesley Rice: In the second episode of this season, there were definitely some good things that happened. But will the bad and the ugly outweigh them? Which area did Leslie fall into? Look at the title of this article and the picture, right, for a hint. But even that doesn’t tell the full story. Read on!
Survivor: China - Advice for the Remaining 14, by Jeffrey Clinard: Leslie had the unexpected benefit of a clue to the hidden immunity idol. Was Jamie smart to give her that help? And did Leslie use this information well? Jeffrey shares his thoughts on these subjects, and gives advice to all 14 players on how to stay in the game.
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 2: Saving Grace, by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! In the battle of Dave vs. Ashley, Dave had an important saving grace. Which other players have a variety of other saving graces that have already begun to help them in the game?
Survivor: China, Ranking the Survivors – The Top 14, by Asher Streets: Different people use different strategies on Survivor. Apparently, shooting himself in the foot is Dave’s newest strategy. Like Ashley, Asher won’t beat around the proverbial bush. Dave is ranked last. How do the emerging alliances and immunity idol clue impact the rest of the rankings?
Survivor: China's Monday Morning Quarterback – Waging War, by Sun Tzu, as channeled through AJ Mass: Sun Tzu has once again taken control of the Monday Morning Quarterback’s typing fingers to pass along his thoughts about what was seen on Thursday’s Survivor. Who has followed his teachings well? Who hasn’t? Was it wise for Leslie to share information about the hidden immunity idol?
Survivor: China – Who Needs to Be Recalled?, by Ken Kellam III: If current cast were talking action figure toys made in China (instead of surviving in China), which would be recalled by the manufacturer? Indeed, is Jean-Robert an action figure or an inaction figure? Join Ken as he looks for answers to these and other questions.
“They Were Scared Sheep Out There” – An Interview with Survivor: China’s Ashley, by David Bloomberg: On TV, we saw Ashley say she’d wait until Tribal Council to try to get Dave out. Did she do more than that, though? What did Ashley say previously that came back to bite her? How did her wrestling skills help out on Survivor? Read on to find out answers to all these questions and much more!
Surviving China, Episode 2: Don’t Step in the Leadership , by David Bloomberg: Last week, Zhan Hu suffered because of a lack of leadership. Could they suffer more this week from too much leadership? What new twist is revealed after the reward challenge? And who gets voted out this week?
Survivor: China – Why Chicken Lost, by David Bloomberg: Chicken being the first person voted off of Survivor: China wasn’t really much of a surprise – especially after we saw just a little of how he behaved. But what in particular caused his tribe to turn against him? Was it as obvious as it seemed? Why did Chicken lose?
Survivor: China - Who Will Go in Episode 2?, by Kari Kennedy: Now that the first tribe member of this season has been sent to Chicken Run… er… um Loser’s Lodge, who will be next? Will Zhan Hu get their act together and wrestle the immunity idol from their foes, or will James from Fei Long have to start digging a grave to bury the first ousting from their own tribe? This article contains no spoilers.
Survivor: China, Ranking the Survivors – The Top 15, by Asher Streets: Just as in the picture to the right, Todd is playing the game in the shadows. These two start the season off with top honors, but in Survivor things can change quickly. How do the rest of the Survivors rate for their early gameplay? Asher’s here with the rankings.
Survivor: China, Episode 1 As I See It - Who’s Who?, by Eileen Witker: The latest crop of Survivors left some definite impressions on Eileen. Who does she think was just being himself? Who needs a reminder of what show she signed up for? And which Survivor made her think of death row? Find the answers to these questions, and more, right here!
Survivor: China, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Episode 1 – “I Bury People”, by Wesley Rice: Wesley adopts a column from The Amazing Race to capture the good, the bad, and the ugly we saw on the most recent episode of Survivor: China. Which category does James fall into? Read on to find out.
Survivor: China – Advice for the Remaining 15, by Jeffrey Clinard: It seems that a lot of the new season’s Survivors can use some of Jeffrey’s advice. Which players are already showing signs of strategy? Which will need a lot of help to get through the game? And what can Leslie do to try to fit in with her tribemates?
Survivor: China, Episode 1 Missing Intelligence Award – Like, Oh My, Like, God, Like, Wow, by Heathyr Fords Field: Like, Courtney was really, like, annoying in the first episode of Survivor. But was it bad enough for Heathyr to give her the Missing Intelligence Award? Or were there others who gave her a run for her money?
Survivor Live: The Show That Didn’t Survive, by Brian Towers: CBS’s Survivor website is a little lighter this season. The much admired Survivor Live interview show is no more. What the heck happened? Read on to find out how one disappointed writer feels.
An “Insider” Look at Survivor: China, Episode 1 – “There’s No One More Proud”, by Teeuwynn Woodruff: Survivor: China has begun! And poor Chicken was slaughtered by the foxes of Zhan Hu before we really got a chance to know him. Too bad. He seemed like quite the character. We all saw Chicken’s hysterically funny outburst upon learning he was the first out at Tribal Council, but what did he have to say afterwards? And what does Dave think of his new tribe? How about Courtney? Does she have some kind words to say about her tribemates? Yeah, right.
Survivor: China's Monday Morning Quarterback – Laying Plans, by Sun Tzu, as channeled through AJ Mass : The two tribes on Survivor: China were given copies of The Art of War by Sun Tzu. But do they understand its meaning? After all, even Paris Hilton can read a book. To help us evaluate that, Sun Tzu himself is here, being channeled by writer AJ Mass, the Monday Morning Quarterback.
Survivor: China – First Worst Impressions, by Ken Kellam III: It’s ironic that the latest edition of Survivor takes place in a land rich with several thousand years of history, tradition, and culture. That’s because several players have seemingly set the game back a few centuries. Join along as Ken tells us who he thinks has not gotten off to the greatest start, and why. He may even ask a few questions along the way.
“I’d Already Won Everything I Wanted to Win” – An Interview with Survivor: China’s Chicken, by David Bloomberg: Chicken may be the happiest player ever to only make it to the first vote. Why? You’ll have to read on to find out. Plus, why did he go from making suggestions to not even answering questions? What strategy did he try? Chicken talks about all of this and much, much more!
Strategic Overview of Survivor, Episode 1: Those Who Don't Know History... , by Jeffrey D. Sadow: SOS! With a new season of Survivor naturally brings a new season of strategic discussion from our own Professor Sadow! This week, Professor Sadow looks at Chicken's mistakes and how they can affect the rest of the tribe, and who is in the best and worst positions. All this and a history lesson is all a click away!
Surviving China, Episode 1: Fighting Tiger, Flying Dragon, by David Bloomberg: Survivor begins in China, and personalities are already starting to emerge. Is Chicken a chicken? Is Frosti too frosty? Should Peih-Gee be rated R? Who makes good first impressions? Who definitely does not? And, of course, who ends up as the first person sent packing from the fifteenth season of Survivor?
What China Survivors Should Have Learned, by David Bloomberg: Over the course of the past 14 seasons of Survivor, it should be obvious that contestants need to learn certain rules to play by. Sure, sometimes the rules are broken and a person still succeeds, but more often they work more or less perfectly, as they did for the likes of Brian, Chris, and Yul. Building on all 14 series to date, here is a newly updated look at what the China Survivors should have learned if they have been paying attention.
RNO Roundtable: ‘Survivor: China’ Predictions, by RealityNewsOnline Staff: It’s time for a new edition of Survivor, which means it’s also time for the RealityNewsOnline staff to take their shot at predicting who will do well and who won’t. Two seasons ago, 80% picked Yul to win. Last season 0% picked Earl. With eight writers making predictions this time, will somebody get it right?
Survivor: China – Who Will Go in Episode 1?, by Kari Kennedy: Survivor is back and this time the theme is war! Will this season come down to a war of the minds, a war of the wills, or a war of strength and agility? We’ll analyze the castaways each week to determine who might be going home. This article contains no spoilers.
Survivor: China – the TV Guide Channel Preview, by David Bloomberg: A new season of Survivor begins this Thursday! The TV Guide Channel has its usual preview, and RealityNewsOnline has its usual recap of the preview. Meet the new contestants and hear what Jeff Probst has to say about them. Also, catch up with recent winners to see what they’re up to.
‘Survivor: China’ Contestants Announced, by David Bloomberg: Survivor: China is only a month away – and now CBS has announced the 16 contestants who will be playing. The group ranges from a professional wrestler to a Christian radio host, with a guy named “Chicken” in between. Plus, what new twists will this season bring? Read on to find out!