The Baker's Dozen

Ep.14: Entertaining mediocrity

Episode 14: Entertaining mediocrity

Published: December 17, 2016


Andy Baker questions whether Survivor's Trust Cluster era isn't simply another name for taking out the outstanding players before they have the chance to stand out, and offers his final words on Millennials vs. Gen X.

Pre-Ep.14: Jury jeopardy

Pre-Episode 14: Jury jeopardy

Published: December 12, 2016


Jeff Pitman, Andy Baker, and Pat Ferrucci join the Survivor Blogoverse prediction game, facing off against their compatriots at Inside Survivor, Reality Blurred, and the RHAP blogs in trying to forecast the jury votes of Millennials vs. Gen X.

Ep.13: Perception distortion

Episode 13: Perception distortion

Published: December 11, 2016


Andy Baker takes a look at how the players look... to themselves, to the other remaining players, and to the jury, as a way of assessing their chances of winning Millennials vs. Gen X.

Ep.12: The prettiest piles of dirt

Episode 12: The prettiest piles of dirt

Published: December 3, 2016


Andy Baker returns to assess three weeks of progress toward the endgame of Millennials vs. Gen X, and how they've affected the flawed but beautiful games of the prospective winners.

Ep.8: Hot takes

Episode 8: Hot takes

Published: November 10, 2016


Andy Baker makes a quick pass through the events, twists, alliances, winners, and losers of the merge in Episode 8 of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.

Ep.7: Baker's dozen

Episode 7: Baker's dozen

Published: November 6, 2016


As the merge approaches, Andy Baker reassesses and ranks the chances of winning for the 13 players left after Episode 7 of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.

Ep.6: The small stuff

Episode 6: The small stuff

Published: October 30, 2016


Andy Baker turns his attention to the tiny inclusions, omissions, and juxtapositions that served to further the storytelling in Episode 6 of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.

Ep.5: What production wants, production gets

Episode 5: What production wants, production gets

Published: October 23, 2016


Andy Baker explores the degree to which casting decisions and who goes where in a swap can influence the game's outcome. Usually in the way production prefers.

Ep.4: Changing gears

Episode 4: Changing gears

Published: October 15, 2016


Andy Baker feels newly liberated, pondering idols, bad newbie strategy, more idols, and more bad newbie strategy. And praise for Jeff Probst!

Ep.3: Babel fish

Episode 3: Babel fish

Published: October 9, 2016


Andy Baker, being a Gen Xer, already has fishing gear, and catches a babel fish to translate Survivor from 'confessional' to 'casual' in one easy step. Or 13 of them, at least.

Ep.2: Courting controversy

Episode 2: Courting controversy

Published: October 1, 2016


Andy Baker pulls on his tinfoil buff a few weeks earlier than usual to argue that events in Episode 2 weren't entirely organic, particularly the convenient Tribal seating setting up a blindside, and a serendipitous idol find.

Ep.1: The end is the beginning is the end

Episode 1: The end is the beginning is the end

Published: September 24, 2016


Andy Baker zooms in on the Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X premiere-opening sequence, and argues that it serves as a cheat sheet to the major players of the endgame. Like them or not.

This boot order is crazy! (You won't believe #5)

Pre-season: This boot order is crazy! (You won't believe #5!)

Published: September 19, 2016


Andy Baker counts down the likely finishes of the Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X cast, from #20 (the first boot) to #1 (the winner). And really, you won't believe #5. Probably.

Andy Baker

Andy Baker is a long-time, but definitely not long-winded, Survivor blogger.


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