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Outwit, outplay, outside-the-limits-of-words-I’m-able-to-pronounce [Survivor]

Posted in North Americana, recaps, Survivor on February 15, 2009 by jetsamjr

TocantinsSo I’m watching Survivor: Tocantins, which has gotten off to a good start except for the part where I have no idea how to pronounce “Tocantins”. Which makes me feel stupid, because if Jeff Probst knows how, I should know how, dammit. To-can-tins? To-chan-tins? To-can-chins? It sounds like a species of Pokemon.

PS, so far I kind of love Sandy (who at 53 is the “older woman”; cue diatribe about how society doesn’t value women once they reach a certain age), even though she is clearly a bit stupid and crazy.


I bet there will be a soccer challenge [Survivor]

Posted in North Americana, spoilerama, Survivor on December 13, 2008 by jetsamjr

Jeff Probst has apparently confirmed that the next season of Survivor (the 18th) will be set in Brazil, the second time the series has dropped into the South American country – the sixth cycle, Survivor: Amazon, was set there in 2003.

(I agree with the TV Squad writer who wants to see Survivor set in a cold country… but only because, as an entertainment writer, I’m a total whore for bad puns, and there would be ample opportunities to make all kinds of “ice to see you”-type gags.)

This episode deserves an Emmy [Survivor – Nothing Tastes Better Than Five Hundred Dollars]

Posted in North Americana, recaps, Survivor on November 23, 2008 by jetsamjr


OMJ (the “J” is for “Jeff Probst”): I never thought Survivor would top the tribal council where Probst contemptuously threw the fake immunity idol into the fire. But I was wrong. This week’s tribal council was a billion times better than that. Continue reading

The boneheads’ victory [Survivor – The Brains Behind Everything]

Posted in North Americana, Survivor on November 16, 2008 by jetsamjr


Man, this season of Survivor is starting to suck. (Except for Corinne and Matty’s varying reactions to Marcus’s elimination. They were hilarious.) Continue reading

Smash Bros prepares you for all life’s troubles [Survivor]

Posted in North Americana, spoilerama, Survivor on August 28, 2008 by jetsamjr

CBS has announced the identities of the 18 castaways who’ll compete in the next season of Survivor, and one of them is the 22-year-old world Smash Bros Melee champion. That’s simultaneously awesome and lame.

Meanwhile, Probst reckons that this season’s bunch is maybe “the dumbest team” yet. Sounds promising!

Emmy, schmemmy [Survivor]

Posted in news, North Americana, Survivor on June 11, 2008 by jetsamjr

The latest season of Survivor is gathering Emmy buzz

… which makes me even more annoyed that I didn’t watch it. (I bet when I make the effort to tune in to the next season, it’ll be crap.)


Survivor goes back to Africa [Survivor]

Posted in news, North Americana, Survivor on May 13, 2008 by jetsamjr

Boy, am I ever peeved that the first ever season of Survivor I miss (well, I never saw Survivor: Thailand because it didn’t air in Australia, but I suffered through our abysmal local version to make up for it) turns out to be the best season ever.

Changes are afoot for season 17: for one, the show is heading to Gabon, which Jeff Probst reckons is “probably the most remote place we have ever gone” (it’s in Africa, for the record); for another, the show will be shot in HD for the first time. “People with bug bites are gonna look worse, people that don’t have great bodies are gonna look worse, and people who are really attractive are probably gonna look… worse,” says Probst. On the bright side, the scenery will look really awesome. Oh… goody.