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How old is too old to win Survivor? - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: HvHvH pre-season analysis

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, pre-season analysis

How old is too old to win Survivor?

By Jeff Pitman | Published: August 16, 2017

Jeff Pitman looks at the relative paucity of older contestants in Seasons 35 & 36, and asks whether, historically, there is an age beyond which contestants have little chance of winning. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes.


The Golden Ticket - Ben Martell's SurvivorNZ: Nicaragua recaps

SurvivorNZ: Nicaragua, Episodes 17-18 recap

Quick hits

By Ben Martell | Published: July 3, 2017

In the brief break between the week 9 episodes and the final two airings, Ben re-examines Avi's Survivor integrity, Barb's continuing mystery, the twist at the end of Episode 18, and explores some final three jury scenarios.


The Golden Ticket - Ben Martell's SurvivorNZ: Nicaragua recaps

Survivor NZ: Nicaragua, Episodes 13-16 recap

The integrity edition

By Ben Martell | Published: June 30, 2017

With just one week of shows left, Ben explores the role 'Survivor integrity' plays in Survivor NZ contestants' games, whether its possible to win with such, and who that winner might be. Also loincloths.


What is the moral of our story? - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Survivor: Game Changers, Episode 14 recap

What is the moral of our story?

By Dan Otsuki | Published: June 5, 2017

Dan looks back at the narrative arcs of the Game Changers final six, evaluates Sarah's winning game and the new jury format, suggests some idol improvements, and looks ahead to next season.


Breaking Brad - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Game Changers finale recap

Survivor: Game Changers finale recap

Breaking Brad

By Jeff Pitman | Published: May 30, 2017

In his final look back at the season Jeff questions the uneven narrative of the season, praises Sarah's win, laments Cirie's ridiculous expulsion, evaluates the new jury format, and offers suggestions for future improvement.


Jury jeopardy S34

Survivor: Game Changers, Season finale preview

Jury jeopardy S34

By Ben Martell, Dan Otsuki, Pat Ferrucci, and Jeff Pitman | Published: May 23, 2017

The True Dork Times writers (Ben, Dan, Pat, Jeff) combine their prognosticatory powers to predict the outcome of the Game Changers jury vote. And beat RHAP, Inside Survivor, and Reality Blurred, of course.


Where do we stand? (A look at the Final 6) - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Survivor: Game Changers, Episode 13 recap

Where do we stand? (A look at the Final 6)

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: May 22, 2017

Pat dispenses with the theory, looks back at this week's two boots, then takes a final look ahead, ranking the remaining six Game Changers by order of likelihood to win.


The Golden Ticket - Ben Martell's Survivor: Game Changers recaps

Survivor: Game Changers, Episode 13 recap

Three stories broken

By Ben Martell | Published: May 19, 2017

Heading into the finale, Ben reflects on the two bootees, evaluates Cirie's attempted move (and the heavy hand of the rules), and revisits the three key stories, at least two of which now seem broken.


You can steal a vote, but not an advantage - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Survivor: Game Changers, Episode 13 recap

You can steal a vote, but not an advantage

By Dan Otsuki | Published: May 18, 2017

Dan reviews the games of the two departed, tries to divine the impact of the chaotic second Tribal, then examines the expected fates of Tai's idols and the remaining six contestants.


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