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How 'too soon' is now? - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: David vs. Goliath analysis

How 'too soon' is now?

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 12 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: December 10, 2018

Jeff looks at how, idols and immunities aside, a constantly shifting jury size and final vote schedule makes discerning the correct time to make a move nearly impossible, even for the most game-aware players. Plus the role of idol plays in jury votes, and strategy vs. emotion.


I'm excited, and I'm nervous, and I'm sad - Kaiser Island

I'm excited, and I'm nervous, and I'm sad

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 12 analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: December 7, 2018

Ryan ponders the relative merits of going Big (Move) AND going home, crapshoot (lack of) movement to win reward, not moving at all to win immunity, and hiding your movements so as not to become a target, as seen in Episode 12 of David vs. Goliath.


Gabby attempts to restore her image - Well, in theory...

Gabby attempts to restore her image

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 12 analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: December 6, 2018

Pat finds similarities between Gabby's big (attempted) move and the concept of image restoration theory, and finds it applies generally to the recent emphasis on making Big Moves, not just in Survivor: David vs. Goliath.


Christian, martyr?

Christian, martyr?

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episodes 10-11 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: December 3, 2018

Survivor's two-hour double episode didn't really have a unifying theme, apart from a whole lot of focus on Christian. Which is fine, we'll run with that: Is Christian winning this season, or will he be the tragic hero who falls just short?


Drunk with power - Kaiser Island

Drunk with power

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episodes 10-11 analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: December 1, 2018

Ryan looks back on two hours of David vs. Goliath that delivered in so many ways: yoga, tips, dunks, drunks, Godfathers, drunk Godfathers, eggs, and dings. Or possibly bings, depending on your perceptions.


It's all about the trust - Well, in theory...

It's all about the trust

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episodes 10-11 analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: December 1, 2018

Pat looks at the academic concept of interpersonal trust, and how it applies in Survivor, particularly as both a currency and a weapon, as seen in Episodes 10 and 11 of Survivor: David vs. Goliath.


Victory or null - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: David vs. Goliath analysis

Victory or null

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 9 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: November 26, 2018

The perfectly executed play of an idol nullifier was a fun twist, making the Davids underdogs no more in Episode 9 of Survivor: David vs. Goliath. But what cost will attempts at recapturing that magic in future seasons extract from the franchise?


Do you like surprises? - Kaiser Island

Do you like surprises?

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 9 analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: November 25, 2018

Ryan recounts his shock and awe at the advantage avalanche the Davids pulled off in blindsiding Dan, but also his love of burger atmosphere and perchance, a hint of a new honorary Wanner?


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