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It’s Official: ‘Survivor: Winners at War’ Is My Favorite Season of ‘Survivor’

This season of Survivor already was easily in my top 5 favorite seasons of all time with something exciting and unexpected transpiring weekly but this week, this week’s episode The Full Circle officially confirmed the fact that this is my favorite season of all time.

Every season the several remaining Survivor players get a chance to see their loved ones but usually only one loved one is permitted to arrive on the island. Survivor: Winners at War did something historic by letting the players and even the players voted out on Edge of Extinction see their families; I’m talking children and all. Oh man, the tears were pouring and I did everything I could to keep it together. Until the end when something else historic happened; the jury swarming Jeff Probst with gratitude. It really got me choked up. Continue reading It’s Official: ‘Survivor: Winners at War’ Is My Favorite Season of ‘Survivor’

‘Survivor: Winners At War’ Strikes Back with an Immunity Idol Knockout

Survivor: Winners at War has continued to impress me, delivering riveting episode after riveting episode as these players find new ways to make each week more and more interesting. This latest episode, War Is Not Pretty, has definitely been the best episode so far.

There was an awesome reward in Chinese takeout, Sarah gave up her reward to Nick because it was his birthday but the kind gesture only made these veterans skeptical, Michelle gave up her four Fire Tokens to gain a powerful advantage in the game in the form of a 50/50 Immunity Idol which will probably come into play sometime later in the game, paranoia at camp after the Immunity challenge was high, leading to a hilarious scramble from all eleven remaining players left in the game, oh wait, that’s not all. Continue reading ‘Survivor: Winners At War’ Strikes Back with an Immunity Idol Knockout

A Big Twist Delivers an Exciting Fifth Episode for ‘Survivor: Winners at War’

Survivor: Winners at War has been a really fun season so far with some of the best gameplay in the first six tribal councils. In the last three weeks, we’ve seen the “Old-Schoolers” (I’m dubbing the returning players from Seasons 1-20 as the Old-Schoolers) get a wakeup call in this new-school way of playing the game. First, it was Ethan Zohn blindsided by his “New-School” tribemates, then Tyson Apostol who, led by Sandra, was ousted by an incredible blindside he, of course, didn’t see coming, and then Rob Mariano who was FINALLY voted off when his fellow tribemates were able to see through his renown bamboozling.

Rob would find himself on the hot seat due to a huge twist that put a monkey-wrench in the relationships created so far. The two tribes of fifteen combined were split into three tribes of five people, showcasing a whole lot of switcheroos. One such pairing that was honestly cringe-worthy to watch was Michelle and Wendell’s pairing, considering that the two recently dated and broke up under bad circumstances but were forced to be together on an island.

The tension was legitimate and even I was uncomfortable. This should be a very interesting storyline moving further and I wonder if Michelle will get the last laugh as she sends Wendell packing. We’ll see. Continue reading A Big Twist Delivers an Exciting Fifth Episode for ‘Survivor: Winners at War’

‘Survivor: Winners at War’ Is Everything I Could’ve Wanted…and More

Survivor; it’s my favorite show on television. Twice a year we are afforded two seasons of this fascinating reality show that sometimes manage to impress and sometimes become SUPER BORING! The 40th Season (yeah, it’s been on that long) began this past Wednesday and it was the most excited I’ve been about a Survivor season premiere in a long while…in fact, maybe ever.

I watched my favorite season, Season 20: Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, on-demand and so the suspense paired with having to wait for a new episode every week was non-existent. This time, I am not afforded with such a luxury and that is a BUMMER.

Let me tell you, I loved this premiere. It was so much fun from beginning to end. Seeing so many winners return for an epic season that’ll provide the biggest reality television prize of all time ($2 million) is not only mind-blowing but so riveting at the same time. Continue reading ‘Survivor: Winners at War’ Is Everything I Could’ve Wanted…and More

Woah, Woah, Woah: My Thoughts on the Latest Episode of ‘Survivor: Island of the Idols’

Karishma was finally voted off the tribe in the last episode after several long weeks, leaving the tribemates of Lumuwaku with a very easy decision for their next tribal council; either get out Elaine, Janet, or Dean. Of course, things don’t go as smoothly as the players always plan and it wasn’t long before the drama in the episode began to turn up a notch.

I’ve been saying it for weeks now. Dean is the one to watch. Ever since he was targeted after his fellow tribemates voted his island girlfriend off of the island after realizing her and she were quickly becoming a power couple he practically turned into a chameleon, blending into his surroundings and letting the various players pull him along for every vote. The players began to see him as a harmless goat but I knew otherwise.

Dean is dangerous and could potentially win the game. This was confirmed when he was chosen to go the Island of the Idols where he was given a game of chance to get him further in the game. He won the game of chance and received an Idol Nullifier, a twist that could very well send Janet packing considering that she has an Immunity Idol.

And it seems like his fellow tribemate, Tommy, might be finally realizing how scary Dean actually is. But what happens as Tommy prepares to gear up for an epic blindside that would result in Dan’s being voted off of the island? Dean wins the Immunity Challenge, securing him a spot for the top seven.

Suddenly, Dean doesn’t seem so harmless anymore, does he?

There was a bit of drama as the suspense on whether Noura would end up going home hung in the air but Elaine would ultimately get voted out after belting out a heartfelt speech about how Survivor has helped her.

And then, just when the episode seemed to be extending to a two-hour affair, Jeff Probst walked up to the tribe and announced that Dan had been evicted from the show. The joy I felt was substantial. I mean, I literally jumped in the air and pumped my fist with happiness.

And yes, I know that Dan should’ve been ejected off of the show weeks ago when Kelly presented her accusations against him for unwanted touching but I’m just relieved that he has no chance of affecting the jury or potentially sitting there at the final tribal council.

This season has had a lot of firsts, some bad, some good, but one thing’s for certain, this season will be one to remember for a while.

Next week is the season finale and honestly, I have no idea who is going to win. As of right now, I’m cheering for either Lauren, Janet, or Dean to win but we’ll see what happens. It should be a thrilling conclusion to an epic season.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.

This Week’s Episode of ‘Survivor’ Makes Things Interesting

This season of Survivor has been one of the best seasons in quite a while, delivering shocking twists and historic moments left and right. And even when it seems that the action has died down a bit each weekly episode continues to develop the season in unexpected ways.

This week’s episode was fun for one very plain reason: Lauren Ashley Beck.

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My family and I have been saying it all season, Lauren is one of the most dangerous players in the game. Her intuitiveness has gotten her far and that incredible attention to detail rewarded her on this episode.

After going to the infamous Island of the Idols she was given the chance to win an Immunity Idol…if she guessed who was going to win the next Immunity Challenge. With two players she could bet on to win the Immunity Challenge and a tantalizing reward of pancakes, bacon, and mimosas she was able to easily determine who would win the challenge, thus gaining an idol for herself. Continue reading This Week’s Episode of ‘Survivor’ Makes Things Interesting