2014/06/06 · 3:25 pm
First, an apology: I was derelict in my responsibilities during this last season of Survivor, posting only a single recap in spite of yet another strong entry into the series. I can offer neither excuses nor reparations, just the promise that I will try not to be so negligent again. Trust me, I missed the recaps more than you, so it’s something I really hope to get back to. I can’t promise that this won’t happen again. But I promise I’ll try.
Now that my mea culpa is out-of-the-way, let us go ahead and – despite the season ending weeks ago – discuss the Survivor: Cagayan finale, as I finally got to the last few episodes this week and it’s still fresh in my mind. Cagayan continued what has been a string terrific, engaging, surprising Survivor seasons, a red-hot streak that has been the show’s renaissance, proving the series to be just as entertaining and relevant in its 28th season as it was in its first. And this season featured, if not one of its best players, one of its boldest, not-cop cop Tony, the Sole Survivor and winner of the million. To use a phrase that I really don’t care for, Tony played balls-out from day one, making alliances, immediately breaking them, swearing on his dead father’s grave like it had the weight of a Facebook RVSP, digging up Immunity Idols, lying about Immunity Idols, creating paranoia, letting his own paranoia persuade him to blindside players in his alliance, building #SpyShacks, and totally vexing his fellow Survivors and, often, himself in the process. It wasn’t the cleanest Survivor game ever, quite the opposite, but it was effective. Tony played big, was never out of the spotlight, but always managed to hang onto control of the game, partly because of his “bag of tricks,” but partly because no one else wanted to sport his bullseye. But being so omnipresent, so visible, often seemed to take Tony out of the discussion for elimination. Like the purloined letter, he was hidden in plain sight, deftly (sometimes) keeping his alliance committed and loyal and keeping himself safe. In the end, especially in a final two against Woo(!), Tony deserved to win the million. However, while Tony did the most to earn the victory, I was surprised at the lack of respect for Kass’s game, who likewise played a bold, unpredictable, cutthroat and successful (but just not successful enough) game.
Read on: Goats and Llamas
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Tagged as #ChaosKass, Always Be Chaos Kass, Cagayan, Crow T Robot, Damon Wayans, Dermot Mulroney, Doogie Howser, Dylan McDermott, Game of Thrones, Goat, Herb & Jamaal, In Living Color, Jefra Bland, Jeremiah Wood, Kass, Keno, Koala, Mariah Carey, Men on Film, Morgan McLeod, MST3K, Punky Brewster, Robb Stark, Sarah, Survivor, TMNT: Secret of the Ooze, Tony, Trish, Varys, White Walker, Woo
2011/02/23 · 12:13 pm
This is it, folks. We estimated it would take us about two days to get to this point. Instead it’s taken 3 weeks. But, nevertheless, we’ve arrived. And the end. Well, the beginning of the end.
6:14pm, Season 5, Disc 1, Episode 1: ” The Fight”
00:10: Well, right out of the gate we have to compliment the DVD menus for this season. MUCH improved.
01:49: My school never had the “pool on the roof” gag. I kind of regret that. Feel like I didn’t have a proper high school experience.
02:32: Fun Fact: Elizabeth Berkley turned 44 during this season.
Read on: More fun facts, THE FIGHT, a big season from Big Pete, the curious case of Tori Scott, drinking, gambling, kissing, Punky Brewster, time travel and graduation day! And MORE!
Filed under Buffy & Hildegarde, Count Bleh, Crucial Taunt, Fashion Show at Lunch, LOST, Mars Investigations, Masochism, Rip-off, Saved by the Bell, Saved by the Bell Project, Yasmine Bleeth
Tagged as Academic Bowl, Angelina Jolie, Aunt Viv, Benny Hill, Big Pete, Black Swan, Bosom Buddies, Brad Pitt, Bridgette Wilson, California Dreams, Cavariccis, Classic Concentration, College Years, Dana Carvey, Dennis Haskins, Derek Morris, Designing Women, Doogie Howser, DUI, EGOT, Elizabeth Berkley, Eyes Wide Shut, Five Aces, Fresh Prince, Friends Forever, Gary Beach, Gem Diamond, Good Day LA, Graduation, Groucho Marx, Jackson Pollack, Jennifer Aniston, jheri curl, Joanna, John Locke, John Sanderford, Karate Kid III, Kevin Costner, Kids in the Hall, Leanna Creel, LOST, Louise, Major Dad, Mario Lopez, Mark Sanchez, Master off Disguise, Max Nerdstrom, MC Hammer, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Ms. Frizzle, Muffin Sangria, MVEMJSUNP, Nerdstrom, Oprah's Legends Ball, Ox, Paula Abdul, Pearl Harbor, Princeton, Punky Brewster, Saved by the Bell, Saved by the Bell Project, Screech's Spaghetti Sauce, Season 5, SNL, Snow White, soap on a rope, Soleil Moon Frye, Swan Pond, Teen Line, The Max, The New Class, Tom Cruise, Tony Danza, Top Gun, Tori Scott, Vanilla Ice, Veronica Mars, Wear thick socks Gordon, Who's Harry Crumb?, Will Smith, Yale, Your kids are going to love it, Zack Attack