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What to make of Adam's ribbing? - Jeff Pitman's Survivor NZ: Thailand Episode 13 analysis

What to make of Adam's ribbing?

Survivor NZ: Thailand Episode 13 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: July 21, 2018

As Survivor NZ's colorful villain heads to the jury, Jeff questions whether (in 2018) reality TV still needs to be going overboard with in-confessional trash-talking. Or if at least some editing restraint might be welcome.


Rise of the Kiwi Cirie? - Jeff Pitman's Survivor NZ: Thailand Episode 12 analysis

Rise of the Kiwi Cirie?

Survivor NZ: Thailand Episode 12 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: July 12, 2018

A deep dive into the shocking, game-changing blindside in Episode 12 of Survivor NZ: Thailand. Comparing Lisa's move to Cirie's in Panama, Dave's decision to Blood vs. Water, and Matt's performance to those in the elite player ranks.


Fit to be tied - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 14 analysis

Fit to be tied

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 14 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: May 29, 2018

Jeff takes a final look at Ghost Island's thrilling final vote, the winner, the runner up's missed fire-making decision, and gives a final verdict on the Ghost Island format.


There's only one winner - Kaiser Island

There's only one winner

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 14 analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: May 26, 2018

Ryan looks back at the highlights of Ghost Island's finale and season, from the challenges to the champion(s) to the curses. He also crowns several winners of various prizes, even though the show (quite dramatically) had just one.


Let the curses stay unreversed - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Let the curses stay unreversed

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 14 analysis

By Dan Otsuki | Published: May 25, 2018

Dan praises the nail-biter Survivor: Ghost Island jury vote and the final three, while taking to task lingering problems with the Final 4 firemaking, the Ghost Island format, and next season's theme.


Unsolicited advice - The Baker's Dozen

Unsolicited advice

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 13 analysis

By Andy Baker | Published: May 22, 2018

With the finale of Survivor: Ghost Island rapidly approaching, Andy offers free advice to the six remaining players, the host, the titular island, and to casting. And closes with a final prediction.


Jury Jeopardy - S36: The TDT writers' Survivor: Ghost Island pre-Episode 14 jury projections

Jury Jeopardy - S36

Survivor: Ghost Island Pre-Episode 14 analysis

By Andy Baker, Ben Martell, Dan Otsuki, Pat Ferrucci, Ryan, Kaiser, and Jeff Pitman | Published: May 21, 2018

The True Dork Times writers assemble once more to project the jury votes, while doing battle with scribes from other Survivor sites: InsideSurvivor, A Tribe of One, Purple Rock Podcast, and the RHAP bloggers. Who can boast the most votes noted for Ghost Island?


The case for no tribes (or one tribe) - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 13 analysis

The case for no tribes (or one tribe)

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 13 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: May 19, 2018

With a season built on smoke and mirrors slowly revealing its hype to be little more than a mirage, Jeff has: some complaints about Ghost Island and the post-merge narrative, a mini vidcap gallery, and... a proposed twist that could actually shake up the game.


Going kamikaze - Kaiser Island

Going kamikaze

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 13 analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: May 17, 2018

Ryan revisits all the big moves of Episode 13, and somehow still has time to mourn Kellyn, have visitations from Ghost Angela, pirate Sebastian, and crazy Donathan, while still spending half the episode with the obvious winner.


Who still has a chance to win? | Well, in theory...

Who still has a chance to win?

Survivor: Ghost Island, Episode 13 analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: May 17, 2018

With just the finale remaining, Pat asks how Ghost Island ranks as a Survivor season, and who among the remaining players is most likely to win.


Perception is reality TV - The Baker's Dozen

Perception is reality TV

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 12 analysis

By Andy Baker | Published: May 14, 2018

Andy reflects on how the remaining Ghost Island players see themselves and their position in the game, and how the potential jurors see them. Who comes off the best?


The expected utility of not moving | Well, in theory...

The expected utility of not moving

Survivor: Ghost Island, Episode 12 analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: May 13, 2018

Pat looks to Expected Utility theory to try to decipher Laurel's big decision in Episode 12 of Ghost Island - a decision that came out, once again, to result in not making a move.


If it ain't broke... - It's Kind of a Funny Story

If it ain't broke...

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 12 analysis

By Dan Otsuki | Published: May 13, 2018

In perhaps his final Ghost Island column, Dan laments Chelsea's near-invisible exit and the sluggish post-merge gameplay, and makes a modest proposal to avert Pagongings by... well, read and find out.


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