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'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' - 'Going Down in Flames' Recap

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Apr 23rd 2010 11:55AM
(S20E10) This season of 'Survivor' isn't going quite how I expected. Of course, that could be a good thing. Although I'm basically a force for good (yes, really), on my reality shows I have to admire evil strategies and schemes when they're executed well. In my own reality, I don't care for mean people. But when you consider the types of folks going on competition reality shows, the nice people can get downright boring to watch. The schemers other than Evil Russell are just getting started. Hang on, folks. We may be in for a wild ride!

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'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' - 'Expectations'

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Apr 8th 2010 11:32PM
Russell and Sandra on 'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains'
(S20E08) This season should have been a slam-dunk for some of the more savvy castaways on 'Survivor.' Instead, we're seeing convoluted alliances and bad decisions. Some folks only thinking about their own end game without realizing they actually have to remain standing into the merge. First it was the heroes tribe in a losing streak, then a few challenges back, it all flipped and the villains did the very same thing, voting out Boston Rob and Tyson.

Why? Because they're getting rid of the strong players when they should be thinking about keeping their original tribes strong at this point. Will they continue the pattern until skeletal Courtney remains the sole 'Survivor'? Oh my. That would be such a waste of a season.

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'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' - 'I'm Not a Good Villain'

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Apr 2nd 2010 12:23AM
Will Colby Donaldson survive this season's 'Survivor'?
(S20E07) Colby Donaldson survived last week's tribal council on 'Survivor' only because James hurt his knee beyond hope for healing within the game's timeframe. Surrounded by those who want him out due to his lackadaisical efforts in challenges this season and being on the minor alliance, it's time for Colby to get playing the game. Heck, it's time for the entire heroes tribe to start playing.

JT isn't Mr. "I Broke My Tooth, Yet Kept Fighting" this season. Rupert has some sort of enhanced caveman rush into things, but has a broken toe and isn't really athletic. No one seems to be good with puzzles. What is going on here? The villains have been trouncing them at every turn. It's not just Colby who needs to step his game up. But he's the one on the hot seat due to the alliances. Can he do it?

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'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' - 'Banana Etiquette'

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Mar 25th 2010 12:42AM
Villains Parvati and Courtney looking a bit worn down
(S20E06) I always hear the folks who don't watch 'Survivor' going on about how the castaways have it easy as far as real survival skills. Sure, being able to physically survive the elements and challenges is part of the show. But my own interest has always been more in the strategic angle. From the start with Richard Hatch, it's been shown time and time again that people manipulation skills can rule the game. Tonight was pure joy for me. It put me in my Happy Place. Why? Read on.

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Review: Survivor Samoa - The Game Ain't Over (season finale)

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Dec 21st 2009 2:02AM
The final five go for the million on Survivor
(S19E14) I suppose it's only fitting and par for Sunday evening programming that the big three-hour Survivor season finale and live reunion show was delayed by football here in the NYC viewing area. No, I won't dwell on it. But, really. CBS, can't you get this scheduling thing down?

What I should dwell on are these skinny legs in the image above. It's a wonder the three guys were able to walk out of there at all. Tonight we went down from five to four to three and then onto the sole survivor in the live voting reveal. Am I pleased about it all? Read on.

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'Survivor: Samoa' Winner Revealed

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 20th 2009 10:12PM
Natalie WhiteWho won 'Survivor: Samoa'? Find out!

After 39 days in which the winner of 'Survivor: Samoa' manipulated, controlled and dominated virtually every aspect of the game, especially when his team had their backs against the wall, it was his strongest ally who earned the votes necessary to secure the title of the nineteenth sole survivor and the $1,000,000 prize that goes along with it.

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Survivor: I Trust You But I Trust Me More (season finale)

by Jackie Schnoop, posted May 18th 2009 12:16AM
JT and Taj talk on Survivor Tocantins

(S18E14) Well, tonight was it for Survivor Tocantins. It's hard to believe that the 18th season of the show is a wrap. Why, wasn't it just a few years ago that Richard Hatch was the evil fat naked gay guy and all the talk around the watercooler? We've progressed a lot during those nine years. This season we stepped up the game to include a naked skinny Mormon crude dude and a delusional coach. So, how did things go down tonight? Read on.

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Survivor China: A Slippery Little Sucker (season finale)

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Dec 17th 2007 12:31AM
Courtney from Survivor China(S15E13) Well, this is it. Who's going to win it all on Survivor China -- the schemer, the lunch lady, the beauty queen, or the waitress long shot? Now, if I were a wagering woman, I could have won some money on this one. As with the first season with Richard Hatch, I picked the winner from the first episode. So, I'm two for fifteen. I guess I should ask Jean-Robert how those odds do in the real world, eh?

Ah, but I won't say a word about the winner before the jump. I know how dangerous that can be.

But I was right. 'Nuff said.

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Survivor China: Hello, I'm Still a Person!

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Dec 14th 2007 2:02AM
Amanda and Peih-Gee from Survivor China(S15E12) We're getting down to the wire for the Survivor China season. Tonight's show determined the final four and the big finale and reunion shows are on this Sunday night starting at 8 PM ET/PT.

Although I really love the locale this season, it hasn't been shaping up to be on my top favorite seasons list for the show. I will declare right now, no matter who wins it all, I like it better than Vanuatu.

That isn't saying much, though.

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