So… it’s been a while. Haven’t written anything about Survivor since the final week of season 3. However, I’ve missed writing about Survivor (and just in general) greatly, and with this season hopefully picking up big time now that they have merged, I thought it’s a good time to jump right back in. So here are my power rankings for the 11 remaining All Stars left in the game, after last nights merge episode. By the way, did you know it was All Stars? I feel they haven’t mentioned that. But it is in fact, All Stars.
These power rankings are determined with who I believe is in the best spot heading into the next episode. Also, let’s take a moment of silence after losing Flick, Phoebe and Nick all in the last few episode… bad few days for season 1 fans.
How is it already last week of this season? After a crazy couple of weeks, where I’ve constantly predicted the wrong people are going home, we are now down to our final 4, and what an interesting final 4 it has turned out to be. 3 Champions, 1 final Contender, each playing very different games, but all worthy of sitting at that Final Tribal Council. This time last year, I feel that Jericho was so far ahead, that is wasn’t much of a surprise when he won. This year, I truly couldn’t tell you who is going to walk away as the Sole Survivor.
With that in mind, the power rankings are getting a bit of an upgrade this week. Instead of just having me, babble on about each of the remaining contestants, I’ve brought in a friend to have some friendly competition. I, Brendon, the super fan, who has watched every episode of this season (and every episode of every other Australian and US season), will put his predicting skills to the test against Tayla, who has only seen one full episode of Survivor – the most recent episode of this season. Does having a full season of context help in predicting a winner? Or is one episode simply enough? Lets find out. (If Tayla manages to do better than me, we can just put it down to beginners’ luck…)
After missing last week (I was still mourning Benji being voted out of the game… gone too soon), I am back to give my thoughts on the final 6 of this season of Australian Survivor, after another enjoyable week. I’ll admit, this is by far the most difficult time I’ve had ranking everybody. No one in my opinion had a particularly outstanding week, and while there seems to be a clear majority, I really have no idea how this game is going to end… which is great for the season, not so great for me. That said, this game is shaping up to have a really intriguing end, so let’s see who I believe are in the box seat, and those who need to find a way to shake up this game, or risk being the next voted out.
The merge was exactly what this season needed. After what I thought wasn’t the most exciting pre-merge, many have really begun to step up their game, and as a result, it has led to two great episodes this week. With only 9 people left in the game, and even with a Champion alliance led by Mat still very much in control, who knows how this season will play out from here. That said, lets see who, at this point, is the one to beat, and who is only just hanging on.
Last week, I had Robbie dead last on the rankings, which proved to be correct (win for me!), but also had Sam in 4th spot, and mentioned how he would be the least likely of the trio of Mat, Steve and Sam to go… which was clearly incorrect. Let’s hope I do a little better this week.
I’ve been very up and down on this season, and it’s the reason why I’ve haven’t covered any element of this season so far. After last season, which was continuously entertaining, I feel there really hasn’t been a great number of standout episodes. On the flip side though, there’s not been a moment where I’ve been ready to give up on the season. The cast, as a whole, has been fun to watch, if not just a little frustrating. However, hopefully, now that we’ve hit the merge, we will really begin to see the remain 11 up their games in a fight to win the half a million dollars, and after seeing the previous episode, I’ve got the sense that the gameplay will really begin to pick up. Continue reading
Original Airdate – October 20, 2005
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Welcome to the newest instalment into my series of ‘Random Reality Recaps’. With the use of a random number generator, I will begin to rewatch past episodes of the show ‘Survivor’. These recaps, I hope to place a focus on each of the individuals left in the game during the episode, and highlight what they achieved and got up to throughout the 40 minutes. Of course, at times, there will be some who just don’t show up at all.
For this first post, the episode randomly chosen is the 6th episode of the 11th Season, ‘Big Ball, Big Mouth, Big Trouble‘. Originally airing in 2005, It’s actually been quite some time since I have gone back and rewatched Survivor Guatemala. It’s one of those seasons I have a lot of appreciation for. I absolutely adore the setting, amongst the Mayan ruins, and for the most part, the cast is very enjoyable. So, with that in mind, let’s begin the recap.
After 26 episodes, Australian Survivor season 2 has officially revealed it’s winner, and with that, one of the most enjoyable seasons I’ve watched in quite a while has unfortunately come to an end. A big congratulation to not only Jericho, for being named the Sole Survivor, but to everyone else involved in creating a really fun season.
Now that this season has ended, it’s time to reflect. I’ll go over the final 3, the first boot, and everyone else in between (forgive me if my memory doesn’t serve me well on some of the earlier boots).
I’ve been very high on this season. Having learnt from last year, this current season has been able to deliver some fantastic episodes, and present us with some really amazing characters. With that said, we are now down to our final 4, so, in light of the fact that we only have 2 episodes remaining, I figured it was a good time to see who really is in the box seat heading into these final 2 episodes.
Original Airdate: May 8th, 2008
Today I’ve decided to go back in the archives, and watch an episode of ‘Survivor’ from the past. Problem was, I really had no idea which episode to pick. Thankfully, the lovely people of Reddit came to my aid, when I posted this:
Can I just say how absolutely stellar the last 3 episodes of Australian Survivor have been? We’ve gone from having 12 players, 2 immunity idols and a super idol, to just 9 players and a single immunity idol. Some great moments and some really solid gameplay has caused the last few episodes, especially the latest, to be some of the best episodes of Survivor I’ve seen in a long time.
So, as you can probably tell, I’ve loved this season so far, and after not writing anything about it since episode 1, I figured it was a good time to come back and give you my thoughts on the 9 remaining contestants, and what I believe their chances of winning this Survivor season are.