May 182014
Who is going to win Survivor Cagayan?

  Yep, got busy again, and I couldn’t post my analysis of Episode 12 in a timely fashion. Had it been any other episode, I guess I’d have to simply skip it, but as the finale is coming our way and that it’s my last chance for unfounded predictions before the end of the season, I couldn’t pass the opportunity. Instead of analyzing the remaining contestants’ behavior during the previous episode (I’ll do that too), I’ll try to analyze their chances to win it all. So, let’s try to find out who is going to win Survivor Cagayan? Sollarion         – Kass McQuillen: Well, it’s pretty simple. As Spencer predicted Continue reading »

May 082014
Cagayan - Episode 11: "Havoc to Wreak"

  Oh man, this season is killing me. Another episode filled with a few nonsensical moves, however, another episode that was pretty awesome to watch. One note about the reward challenge: I really like those rewards. More often than not, Survivor takes place in poor areas, and CBS makes millions from shooting there. It’s only fair that they try to help at least a little (according to Probst, they always do it a lot, even when it doesn’t turn into a reward challenge). Also, it can have a major impact on some contestants (Ethan Zohn anyone?) which is always a good thing. On the other hand, could Spencer and Kass Continue reading »

May 012014
Cagayan - Episode 10: "Chaos is my Friend"

  Is this becoming the Spencer and Tony show or what? Don’t get me wrong, this is not a criticism, those two are golden. They are exactly what you want a Survivor contestant to be: a big character as well as a serious player, one who’s not there just to be on TV, one who’s not waiting for things to happen, but one who wants to win and will take the game into his own hands at every opportunity in order to get there. That doesn’t mean that they’re the best players ever, nor even that they’re amazing players. Sure, Spencer has a great strategic mind, but his social game Continue reading »

Apr 242014
Cagayan - Episode 9: "Sitting in my Spy Shack"

  Another solid episode, with one major annoying thing: the “super idol” (aka Tyler Perry Idol for some reason). It’s way too powerful, it was too powerful back in the days of Panama and the Cook Islands, it’s still too powerful. Even more so, I’m tempted to say as back in the days, people weren’t too sure how to deal with idols. This season has been awesome so far, and I’m afraid that the introduction of this idol will make the next episodes not as enjoyable. We’ll see. Sollarion       – Jefra Bland: Oh, Jefra. I knew you weren’t an interesting person (or at least, you’re not an interesting Continue reading »

Apr 172014
Cagayan - Episode 8: "Bag of Tricks"

    Ok, I don’t have much time for this week’s analysis (sorry I can’t do a better job this season, let’s hope future ones go better), so let’s get it started: Sollarion     – Jefra Bland: OK, now that’s a fact, she is this season’s invisible and mute person. That, or she really has nothing interesting to say. I’m still surprised that at season 28, you still have some people who “play” not like season one, but season two or three, that is, find an alliance and then just sit it out until voted out basically. Oh well. – Jeremiah Wood: Still not much about him. He’s not that different Continue reading »

Apr 102014
Cagayan - Episode 7: "Mad Treasure Hunt"

  Another week with not so stellar moves, however, another episode that was utterly enjoyable (despite being spoiled briefly before seeing it). What’s up with this season? Usually bad moves are met with lots of criticism and scorn from me, but this season, not only they don’t make the season bad, but I’m almost under the impression that they are the ones that make the season good… Odd… Concerning being spoiled: with the time difference and all that, I rarely get to see Survivor as it airs on TV (it happens once in a while though), but on Thursday night for me (which is Thursday morning in the US). So Continue reading »

Apr 032014
Cagayan Episode 6: "Head of the Snake"

  And I’m finally back after a hiatus of two episodes. That was too long, wasn’t it? Sorry about that, two weeks ago, I was just too busy, last week, I was traveling to Kyoto for a few days (I could see the episode, just not blog). Time to get back on track. And what an episode to do it, right? It’s actually something that fascinates me this season. It’s full of big moves, but I’d say that most of them are pretty bad moves actually. Yet, they keep on making this season very entertaining, fascinating and even good. This tribal council kinda was the epitome of that. How many Continue reading »

Mar 142014
Cagayan - Episode 3: "Our Time to Shine"

  Is that just me or would “dumb and dumber” have been a better title for this episode? And I’m not only talking about the Beauties tribe here. Let’s see into more detail.   Aparri (Brawns) – Cliff Robinson: He doesn’t know it yet, but he got really lucky. Lucky that the Brains tribe was so hopeless and lucky that the immunity challenge involved shooting baskets. I really like him more and more, but now that even his number one friend is ok with voting him out, I don’t think he can go very far. However, the team reshuffling of next week could save him. Now can he make the Continue reading »

Mar 072014
Cagayan - Episode 2: "Cops R Us"

  OK, I don’t have much to say about the episode in general, except for the typhoon part: wow… and I assume it won’t be the last, if I remember correctly several typhoons went over the area during the filming period – which made me realize that Cagayan is the closest I’ve lived from a Survivor location before – unless it’s Guatemala as I lived in Florida a the time? So let’s get into details and players right away.   Aparri (Brawns) – Cliff Robinson: Not much about Cliff this week. That’s the problem when a tribe is dominant in challenges early on, we barely see some of its members. Continue reading »

Feb 282014
Cagayan - Episode 1: "Hot girl with a grudge"

  And here we go for a brand new season of Survivor. First a disclaimer: while I’m sure I’ll watch this season religiously as every season, I’m pretty busy these days, and I’m not exactly sure if I’ll be able to blog weekly about the show, or at least if I’m going to be able to do it in a timely manner (it’s already Friday early afternoon here and I’m just starting to type this and it won’t be published until Friday night). However, if you like me so much that you really want to hear about me rambling on about Survivor, you can follow me on Twitter, Google+ and Continue reading »