By Dan Otsuki | Published: March 30, 2017
Or more accurately, a wretch, three queens, and a king, as Dan looks at thrones and groans from Episode 5 of Game Changers, "Dirty Deed." Plus idols galore, and a look ahead at the swap.
By Pat Ferrucci | Published: March 28, 2017
Pat applies the theory of disruptive innovation to the Tribal Council twist (and gift idol) in Episode 4 ('The Tables Have Turned') of Survivor: Game Changers, and wonders what industry will be toppled, besides Malcolm's.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: March 26, 2017
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. But it didn't need to be. Jeff Pitman's lengthy dissection of all that's wrong with the two tribes, one vote twist.
By Ben Martell | Published: March 25, 2017
Ben takes a deep dive into the intents, events, and discontents of the chaotic combined Mana-Nuku Tribal Council in Episode 4, "The Tables Have Turned," of Survivor: Game Changers.
By Dan Otsuki | Published: March 24, 2017
Dan examines the conflict between prior game reputation and twists that require snap decisions, as in the Malcolm-booting Tribal Council in this week's episode of Game Changers. Then he takes a look at rising and falling players.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: March 19, 2017
Jeff takes a look at the Goat Rehabilitation Program evident in Episode 3 of Game Changers, including actual goats, and also some older male returning Survivor players.
By Ben Martell | Published: March 18, 2017
Ben examines the changed games evident in mellow Troyzan, social Brad, and various people searching for goats, as seen in Episode 3 of Survivor: Game Changers.
By Pat Ferrucci | Published: March 17, 2017
Pat looks in depth at organization theory, and how social norms affect Survivor performance after a tribe swap, as in Episode 3 ("Survivor Jackpot") of Survivor: Game Changers.
By Dan Otsuki | Published: March 17, 2017
Dan explores how some of the old players are finding new life... changing their games, even... in the "Survivor Jackpot" episode of Survivor: Game Changers.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: March 14, 2017
Jeff looks at the two booted players from the premiere double episode of Survivor: Game Changers, and asks to what extent returning players can counteract their made-for-TV reputations.
By Dan Otsuki | Published: March 13, 2017
Dan delves into the first chapter of the contestants' character archetypes, and how they've changed, or not, from their previous form in the premiere of Survivor: Game Changers.
By Ben Martell | Published: March 11, 2017
Ben sorts through the changes in the contestants' games (and lack thereof) in the two-hour premiere of Survivor: Game Changers. Plus a brief re-evaluation of everyone's current game position.
By Pat Ferrucci | Published: March 10, 2017
Pat looks again at priming theory, and how the host's repetition of the theme is designed to inspire and drive the gameplay on Survivor, this time with Game Changers.
By Pat Ferrucci | Published: March 2, 2017
Pat tries (again) to pick a winner, after sorting the Game Changers contestants into groups of people whose winning chances are: Likely, Possible, Unlikely, and Impossible.