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Rallying back from the brink - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Edge of Extinction analysis

Rallying back from the brink

Survivor: Edge of Extinction Episodes 5-6 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: March 25, 2019

Edge of Extinction's double-episode worked, despite back-to-back underdog blindsides, because it focused on its characters. Jeff revisits that, previews the return challenge and post-merge, and dives into a whole lotta Joe (with context).


Everything's a gamble - Kaiser Island

Everything's a gamble

Survivor: Edge of Extinction Episodes 5-6 recap/analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: March 23, 2019

As the pre-merge fast-forwards through its final two hours, Ryan pauses to mourn Aubry's blindside, appreciate the Extinction chaos, remark on Lesu's losing and Joe's winning ways, and take a worried peek ahead at the big Extinction reveal and return.


The problem of the perpetual premiere - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Edge of Extinction Ep.4 analysis

The problem of the perpetual premiere

Survivor: Edge of Extinction Episode 4 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: March 19, 2019

Time management appears to be the biggest flaw in Edge of Extinction, and Jeff looks at how the problem may be just one of numbers: too many people. Still. Numbers are also a problem with expansion swaps to three tribes, but there it's too few people per tribe.


Wardog in trouble - The Golden Ticket

Wardog in trouble

Survivor: Edge of Extinction Episode 4 analysis

By Ben Martell | Published: March 18, 2019

Ben argues against the perception that Edge of Extinction is failing, highlighting four key points in which he feels the season is a success. Among them: It will be new and interesting to see how Wardog's strategic machinations will fare following the looming return from Extinction.


I hope this season becomes extinct, soon - Well, in theory...

I hope this season becomes extinct, soon

Survivor: Edge of Extinction Episode 4 analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: March 18, 2019

Pat hits pause on the theory this week, to present a new, emerging hypothesis: Is Edge of Extinction the worst Survivor season?


A Survivor spring break - Kaiser Island

A Survivor spring break

Survivor: Edge of Extinction Episode 4 recap/analysis

By Dan Otsuki | Published: March 16, 2019

Dan Otsuki takes a literal spring break from law school to describe how this season is like a Survivor spring break: lots of beaches, filled with lots of people you don't know, and so on.


The Cleveland Browns of tribes - Kaiser Island

The Cleveland Browns of tribes

Survivor: Edge of Extinction Episode 4 recap/analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: March 15, 2019

Everything is different and yet pretty much the same, as Ryan surveys the aftermath of the tribe swap: Some madness, some sadness, and some acceptance that maybe The Wardog is running this asylum, after all.


It's time to stack some thoughts together - Well, in theory...

It's time to stack some thoughts together

Survivor: Edge of Extinction Episode 3 analysis

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.


You forgot it in people - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Edge of Extinction analysis

You forgot it in people

Survivor: Edge of Extinction Episode 3 analysis

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?


She's lost her rocker - Kaiser Island

She's lost her rocker

Survivor: Edge of Extinction Episode 3 analysis

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.)


Cliffhanger edition - The Golden Ticket

Cliffhanger edition

Survivor: Edge of Extinction Episode 2 analysis

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.


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