Kaiser Island - Ryan Kaiser's Island of the Idols recaps
Kaiser Island - Island of the Idols
Survivor: Island of the Idols analysis

A couple steps too far

Episode 3: A couple steps too far

Published: October 11, 2019


Cracks, cuts and covert operations were abundant in the Lairo tribe this week, and Ryan is here to praise some, bury others, and curiously cheer still others? In-dean.

Parvati 2.0

Episode 2: Parvati 2.0

Published: October 4, 2019


Ryan revisits another episode of Island of the Idols where the women did everything: start fires, find idols, win idols, yell at their tribes, fall off ladders, arrange coups, and of course, get voted out. And always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom.

What is this place?

Episode 1: What is this place?

Published: September 27, 2019


Come, stare in slack-jawed wonder as Ryan Kaiser replays for you the events of the season premiere of Island of the Idols. Events you have seen before, but will still amaze you in their level of Janet stanning and Idol (mostly Sandra) worship.

Giant heads: The TDT Island of the Idols contestant draft

Pre-season: Giant heads - The TDT Island of the Idols contestant draft

Published: September 23, 2019


The True Dork Times writers (Ben Martell, Dan Otsuki, Pat Ferrucci, Ryan Kaiser, and Jeff Pitman) congregate and try to pick the winner of Survivor: Island of the Idols based on almost zero evidence. But that's no reason to avoid making what are probably ludicrously inaccurate hot takes.

IotI cast assessment

Pre-season: Island of the Idols cast assessment

Published: September 16, 2019


With barely a week and a half left until the premiere, Ryan is eager to get rolling with Island of the Idols, and, armed mostly with their CBS bios, has put together a brisk run-down of which new castaways among the cast may soon have their own giant wooden head statues.


Ryan KaiserRyan Kaiser has been a lifelong fan of Survivor since the show first aired during his days in elementary school, and he plans to one day put his money where his mouth is by competing in the greatest game on Earth.  Until that day comes, however, he'll stick to running his mouth here and on Twitter: @Ryan__Kaiser

Other Kaiser Island editions:

Survivor: Island of the Idols | Survivor: Edge of Extinction | Survivor: David vs. Goliath | Survivor: Ghost Island | Survivor: MvGX, Game Changers, HvHvH (at Survivor Talk w/ D&D)


See also: The full True Dork Times index of past seasons.