Mike Bloom's SurvivorAU 5: All-Stars recaps
SurvivorAU: All-Stars recap and analysis

Stop trying to make Exile happen

Episodes 7-9: Stop trying to make Exile happen

Published: February 21, 2020


Mike votes himself out of Week Three of SurvivorAU: All-Stars, but don't worry! It was only a trip to Exile. Now a swap and... whoops, now he's voted out again... but wait, he made fire and he's back in! Whew! All these twists upon twists are really opening a Pandora's Box of convoluted game logic. With too few narrators.


Where have all the puzzles gone?

Episodes 4-6: Where have all the puzzles gone?

Published: February 14, 2020


In his revisiting the three episodes of week 2 of Australian Survivor: All-Stars, Mike tackles the big stories: the prevalence of strength-based challenges and its effects on tribal numbers decisions, the fall of Zen Hen, the big double-boot twist that ended the week, and, oh yeah, Vakama was occasionally shown, too.


Chimps, cookies, and conspiracies

Episodes 1-3: Chimps, cookies, and conspiracies

Published: February 7, 2020


Mike revisits the first three episodes of SurvivorAU: All-Stars, from the magnificent spectacle of premiere week's third Tribal Council to the more mundane winner disposals preceding it, to the glorious return and intermingling of multiple fan favorites. Grab a cookie and let's dig in.


Australian Survivor 101

Pre-season: Australian Survivor 101

Published: January 19, 2020


Mike welcomes you to the Bloomerang, with a complete introduction to all things Australian Survivor. All the backstories, backstabbings, and awkward, smiling politely, back-of-the-truck rides you will need to prepare you for the upcoming SurvivorAU: All-Stars.


Mike Bloom's recapsMike Bloom is a television writer, podcaster, and Survivor obsessive. His work around the show can be read at Parade, where he provides exit press and other exclusive nuggets. He can be heard talking way too much about domestic and international Survivor weekly on Rob Has a Podcast, as well as the long-running Survivor Historians podcast. Mike also covers other island-based shenanigans with his LOST rewatch podcast “Down the Hatch” on Post Show Recaps. He feels BrantSteeles are a good way to keep the blood pumping. Banter with him on twitter: @AMikeBloomType