By Jeff Pitman | Published: December 26, 2017
Jeff looks back on the competing gameplay styles in the Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers final Tribal Council showdown, the poorly handled twist that led to it, and the historic idol and immunity totals the season produced.
By Dan Otsuki | Published: December 21, 2017
In his final Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers column, Dan assesses the outcome of the season, determines the archetypes of the final five contestants, and has some hot takes on the winner and runner-up, that F4 twist, and the next season, Ghost Island.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: December 19, 2017
Jeff explores the potential Final Tribal Council arguments each of the five remaining players could put forth, with past precedents of winning games, as we enter the season finale of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.
By Ben Martell, Dan Otsuki, Pat Ferrucci, and Jeff Pitman | Published: December 18, 2017
The True Dork Times writers combine their predictive powers to forecast the voting preferences of the Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers jurors, with an eye to predicting the winner. And, of course, beating Inside Survivor, A Tribe of One, Purple Rock Podcast, and the RHAP bloggers at the same game.
By Pat Ferrucci | Published: December 15, 2017
With just five players remaining, Pat evaluates how close they may come to the million-dollar prize, as we count down to the season finale of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.
By Dan Otsuki | Published: December 14, 2017
Dan takes a parting look at Ashley's archetype and lots (lots!) of idols, then sorts the mere contenders from the potential champions heading into the season finale of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.
By Ben Martell | Published: December 12, 2017
Ben shares some parting thoughts on Lauren and on that marble challenge, then explores whether having a suboptimal social game in fact provides the best path to winning. Along with some final predictions for Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: December 11, 2017
Jeff contrasts the competing interests of predictable, rational strategic play and surprising, watchable television moments. Followed by an in-depth examination of Lauren's and Ben's idols and vote-changing idol plays throughout Survivor history.
By Dan Otsuki | Published: December 8, 2017
Dan contrasts the balanced play of Lauren with Ben's chaotic turn, and with Mike's nothing-to-lose approach, as they collided in Episode 12 of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers. Also some thoughts on the loved ones visit and what it tells us about where the season might end up.
By Pat Ferrucci | Published: December 8, 2017
Pat describes self-justification theory, specifically external self-justification, evident in Survivor players who excuse their own behavior while criticizing the same actions by others. He then looks ahead and hopes to avoid similar behavior from jurors.
By Ben Martell | Published: December 5, 2017
Ben identifies Devon's and Ben's literary antecedents, dissects the double-episode's various strategic moves, evaluates the new power three, then power-ranks the remaining seven contents in Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.
By Dan Otsuki | Published: December 5, 2017
Dan argues that the story shows the rise of Devon and Ashley may be a red herring, why Lauren reminds him of Natalie White, and where the season may be heading after Episodes 10-11 of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: December 5, 2017
With just three episodes of Heroes v Healers v Hustlers left and a number of plausible winner candidates, Jeff re-evaluates each remaining contender's chances of winning the game, based on their current résumés.
By Pat Ferrucci | Published: December 4, 2017
Pat uses narrative transportation theory to explain Chrissy and Ryan's mistaken comfort in the alliance of seven, leading to its epic blindside and Lauren's new alliance's game-changing power shift in Episodes 10-11 of Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.