Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Survivor 25: The Penner Punch -- Episode 6 Recap/Analysis



Another week, another blindside, another blog post recycling that parallelism. This week we took the bait once more as Penner appeared to be on his way out of the game, only for Katie to get the now painfully obvious boot.

How did the editors trick us yet again? (We're morons).  Did Jeff Kent and company make the right decision in keeping Penner around? (Maybe).  And was Carter's slip-up really a display of tactical brilliance? (...no).

Plus, what insights can be gleaned now that conclusive research has been done regarding social media hashtags?  What do we make of having three idols in play simultaneously?  And what might we expect to see go down if the tribes get shuffled or merged next week?  Find out when you stream this week's podcast below, find the direct link HERE, or find us on iTunes HERE.




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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Survivor 25: Don't Fight Like a Bitch -- Episode 5 Recap/Analysis



Another week, another blindside, and we're back yet again to discuss Survivor: Philippines in all its swaptastic glory.

After his less-than-stellar performance this season, what do we make of Russell Swan's melancholy post-game interviews?  What can we expect life to be like for Malcolm and Denise now that they're split apart, and how long might they actually stay split?

Plus, what's the latest addition to Artis's highlight reel?  Why won't anyone be friends with RC?  And with Colin's expert pre-season winner pick now out of the mix, which five remaining castaways make up our list of potential victors?  Find out when you stream this week's episode below, find the direct link HERE, or find it on iTunes HERE.




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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Big Brother: Winner/Gameplay Analysis ft. Kos part 2



A month after the dramatic conclusion to Big Brother 14, the fan community has had time to process the aftermath of Ian's win. How does his performance stack up against the game's all-time greats', including those from his own season? Which players deserve more attention, and who have received more than they ever earned? And, in the light of Dan's creative destruction of BB14, does he definitively wrest the title of #1 from Will?

We sat down to answer these questions and ended up talking for around four-and-a-half hours, so for ease of listening we've split this podcast into two parts. In the first part, available here, we go through the winners chronologically from Lisa to Ian, breaking down their individual games and trying to gain a good perspective for comparison. In the second part - which you can listen to below, download here, or find or iTunes here - we talk about some of the more interesting players who failed to close before delving into the Dan vs. Will debate.



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Big Brother: Winner/Gameplay Analysis ft. Kos



A month after the dramatic conclusion to Big Brother 14, the fan community has had time to process the aftermath of Ian's win. How does his performance stack up against the game's all-time greats', including those from his own season? Which players deserve more attention, and who have received more than they ever earned? And, in the light of Dan's creative destruction of BB14, does he definitively wrest the title of #1 from Will?

We sat down to answer these questions and ended up talking for around four-and-a-half hours, so for ease of listening we've split this podcast into two parts. In the first part - available on the player below, for download here, and on iTunes here - we go through the winners chronologically from Lisa to Ian, breaking down their individual games and trying to gain a good perspective for comparison. In the second part, to be covered in a separate blog post, we talk about some of the more interesting players who failed to close before delving into the Dan vs. Will debate.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Survivor 25: Aaaaand It's Gone -- Episode 4 Recap/Analysis



Shockingly, Russell Swan's well-crafted plan to mount the biggest comeback in Survivor history came up just short after Matsing stunned the world by losing their fourth straight immunity challenge. If results are any indication, Swan's triumphant shot at redemption wasn't fully meant to be as Lord Probst and his snuffer came calling Wednesday night.

So what happened?  Where do Malcolm and Denise go from here, and might losing Swan actually have been a good thing for the suddenly buffoonless buffoon tribe?  Did Penner gain significant ground this week, or was Jeff Kent's handshake a few fingers short again?  Is Pete the next great mastermind or the next hilarious flop?  And what's the scoop on Skupin?

Find out when you stream this week's podcast below, find the direct link HERE, or find us on iTunes HERE.




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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Survivor 25: Miss Teen Bootah -- Episode 3 Recap/Analysis



In what's been an extremely strong season so far, Survivor: Philippines appears to be going full steam ahead, but before tonight's festivities we're back to break down episode three.

How will everything with the hidden immunity idol shake out at Tandang?  What, if anything, is happening at Kalabaw?  With the emergence of Malcolm and Denise as ours (and apparently the rest of the world's) sweethearts, where might they stack up compared to some of our other favorite historical Survivor pairs?

How might things play out going forward?  And did Matsing make the right move in booting Angie?  We debate one of the most controversial decisions in recent pre-merge memory in this week's episode, which can be streamed below, found via direct link HERE, or found on iTunes HERE.




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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Survivor 25: Week 2 Recap/Analysis ft. Jeff Pitman



Divine intervention delivered us another good episode this week, expelling Roxy from our screens. Does anyone care? Can Matsing recover or are Malcolm and Denise, two of the more savvy and interesting players this season, doomed to watching from the sidelines? Will Tandang's dominance continue, and who's in trouble if it doesn't? And is God still the only one who knows what's going on at Kalabaw? We break down these questions with truedorktimes.com founder Jeff Pitman, who also gives us a history of the spoiler community and his role in it along with some early thoughts on the S26 cast (NOTE: as always, the podcast is spoiler-free, but if you don't want to be exposed to any information about the identity of the cast members then tune out around the 73:00 mark). You can listen using the player below, via the direct link HERE or on iTunes HERE.

Image via Jeff's site, truedorktimes.com



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