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The Golden Ticket - Ben Martell's Survivor: HHH recaps

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 3 analysis

Good moves, variable timing

By Ben Martell | Published: October 18, 2017

Ben examines how timing affects the success of Survivor moves, with some good (Ali), and some bad (Cole), and some more good (the upcoming swap) on display in Episode 3 of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.


Three is the tragic number - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: HHH Episode 3 recap

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 3 analysis

Three is the tragic number

By Jeff Pitman | Published: October 16, 2017

In an attempt to diagnose the season's underwhelming start, Jeff zeroes in on three problems endemic to the three-tribe format, and offers tweaks to fix them. Also a defense of Patrick, a preview of the swap, and a fashionable vidcap gallery.


His name was Patrick. Now it's Matthew - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 3 analysis

His name was Patrick. Now it's Matthew

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: October 14, 2017

Pat refutes Malcolm Gladwell's outlier hypothesis, instead arguing that Robert Merton's theory of cumulative advantage applies better to Survivor, as seen in Patrick's exit from Episode 3 of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.


Stupidity as a plot device - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers Episode 3 analysis

Stupidity as a plot device

By Dan Otsuki | Published: October 13, 2017

With horror shows on his Friday-the-13th mind, Dan praises the show's focus on ill-advised, bumbling gameplay, plus the surprisingly good showings of two previously overlooked contestants.


The Golden Ticket - Ben Martell's Survivor: HHH recaps

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 2 analysis

Have we found the final two?

By Ben Martell | Published: October 10, 2017

Ben takes a quick look at the departed Simone's game, ponders the significance of the Ben-Chrissy pairing, examines Joe's gameplay, and praises Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers' apparent return to editing form.


Signs point to the big three (or four) - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: HHH Ep.2 analysis

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 2 analysis

Signs point to the big three (or four)

By Jeff Pitman | Published: October 9, 2017

After just two episodes, Jeff takes a mostly over-extrapolated look at the contenders for winning Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers. Plus a vidcap gallery also about the number two.


You're a hustler. A hustler. - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, Episode 2 analysis

You're a hustler. A hustler. You are. Yes you.

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: October 6, 2017

Pat looks at identity priming theory, and how this affects Survivor players' early tribal boot decisions, as seen in Episode 2 of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.


Foolish innocence - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers Episode 2 analysis

Foolish innocence

By Dan Otsuki | Published: October 6, 2017

Dan looks at the importance to the narrative of people playing the roles of literary fools (of various types) in the second episode of Survivor: Heroes v Healers v Hustlers.


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