When it came to the Fans tribe on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites, there was one castaway in particular who I had very high hopes for. Michael Snow, who was just booted from the game, proved he was a strategic thinker who was willing to make any changes necessary to keep himself alive in the game. A combination of unlucky factors heavily played into his eventual Enil Edam demise in which he became the first member of the jury. In a conference call with reporters, Michael talked about the moment he was voted out, expressed his feelings about being labeled by Corinne as “The Gay” and weighed in on the strategy he was hoping would push him deep into the game.
The first half of Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites has been lackluster at best. We all know it. From the exhausting, excessive airtime given to Shamar and Brandon’s crazy, negative attitudes, this season was definitely gasping for air. Thankfully, last week’s merge episode was just the prelude to the excellent hour of television tonight’s drama delivered. Wow. This was an absolutely superb episode from the Immunity challenge to the strategy to the editing. Stellar stuff. This is what makes Survivor the stand-out show that has pushed it on for more than two dozen seasons!
The old feud between Phillip and Corinne reared its head on last week’s episode of Survivor Caramoan, Malcolm tried to finesse a new alliance among the alpha males, and Julia ‘Vanilla’ Landauer’s torch was snuffed out. Twelve are left. What will happen when the tribes merge, and will someone get blindsided?
If you didn’t get enough of safari fun last week, you’re in luck – The Amazing Race continues in Botswana tonight! Max and Katie managed to escape being axed, thanks to a non-elimination leg of the race, but will they be as lucky this time?
Julia Landauer may go down in Survivor history as one of the most invisible castaways ever. Her time on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites was barely featured before the newly formed Bikal tribe booted her out of the game. In an exit interview with reporters, Julia dished her thoughts on being labeled as vanilla, talked about her disappointment with the tribal swap and revealed what her plan would have been had she actually made it to the merge.
If you thought Phillip Sheppard was finished feuding with his tribemates after Brandon Hantz had his epic meltdown on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites, think again. The budding battle between the self-proclaimed special agent and Corinne Kaplan reached a whole new level. After Matt was booted from the newly formed Bikal tribe, Corinne was hoping to protect Michael — whom she loves to refer to as “the gay” — and was considering booting off somebody from her own alliance to keep him around. But Phillip wasn’t too thrilled that Corinne continued forming a closer bond with Michael, which is why he wanted to vote her out as soon as possible. As Phillip continued bragging about his personal strength and abilities, Corinne found herself increasingly frustrated, even calling him a “tubby lunchbox” at one point. Were they able to see beyond their differences and hold their four-way alliance strong?
Last week, The Amazing Race angered a number of veterans and their loved ones with an episode set in Hanoi. CBS has since apologized for any offense it may have caused — but was that apology good enough to appease those who found the Vietnam episode problematic?
I don’t know how I’ll be able to continue watching this season of The Amazing Race, what with my favorite team (Dave and Connor) having voluntarily taken themselves out of the running. But the good news is, there’s plenty of juicy drama to keep the show exciting! Tonight, the two main alliances continue to bicker their way through
After the tribal swap put Matt Bischoff with the weaker newly formed Bikal group, the Cincinnati native realized his time was limited. In a rather disappointing elimination, Matt (and his rockin’ beard) were booted from Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites as the solid Favorites foursome held strong and sent him packing. In an exit interview with reporters, Matt revealed that he was blindsided by the vote and also discussed why he believed his strategy was strong. Plus, Matt explains the fun way in which he’s been watching the show at one of his favorite bars with fans each week. Jump in and read on!
The fallout from Brandon Hantz’s historic meltdown poured into the start of this week’s episode of Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites. When Bikal was back at camp, Corinne compared Brandon to Mel Gibson and “any other crazy person.” Cochran was pleased, too. “It’s comforting to know that Brandon was able to successfully fly out of the cuckoo’s nest, and now we’re just left with Phillip.” Speaking of the self-proclaimed “Specialist,” Phillip turned the moment into motivation as he high-fived his entire tribe while telling them they have way more strength than the Fans now that Brandon’s disharmony is gone. But just because Brandon was outta there didn’t mean the tension left with him because Phillip was on a new mission to oust Corinne. He called it “Operation Thunderdome.”