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March, 2019

Well, in theory... - Edge of Extinction
Episode 3: It's time to stack some thoughts together

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: March 11, 2019

Pat takes a look at the concept of stacking — a form of stereotyping, especially in sports — as it applies to Survivor. Specifically, in the Manu tribe's unsupported assumptions in selecting some of its 'weaker' players.


Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Edge of Extinction recaps
Episode 3: You forgot it in people

By Jeff Pitman | Published: March 10, 2019

Through the first three episodes, character development, something Survivor did so well during David vs. Goliath, appears to be teetering on the Edge of Extinction. How has the show's ability to present three-dimensional (or even one-dimensional) characters vanished so rapidly?


Kaiser Island - Edge of Extinction
Episode 3: She's lost her rocker

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: March 8, 2019

If you were hoping Ryan wouldn't be able to get through his Episode 3 recap of Edge of Extinction without addressing the giant chicken in the room, you're in cluck. (Not sorry. Totally Wentworth it.)


Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Edge of Extinction recaps
Episode 2: There's no winning in mixed seasons

By Jeff Pitman | Published: March 3, 2019

It's a bleak week in Pitman recap-land, as Jeff points out the competitive balance flaw hanging over the season, a potentially hazardous twist, and a potentially unfair editing choice. At least nobody has died yet?


The Golden Ticket - Edge of Extinction
Episode 2: Cliffhanger edition

By Ben Martell | Published: March 2, 2019

Ben Martell asks if Edge of Extinction's Episode 2 cliffhanger was really a cliffhanger, if the women-and-idols narrative is perhaps a multi-season storytelling arc, and if the Wardog is actually playing the Warthog... and more.


Kaiser Island - Edge of Extinction
Episode 2: I would vote me out

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: March 1, 2019

Revisit the revelry (also the recriminations?) of Episode 2 with Ryan, who loved Reem on Redemption, er, Extinction, and mostly tolerated the rest of the episode's idol talk and returnee-hating.


 

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