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Ever since Rob and Amber in Survivor All-Stars (22 seasons ago!), pairs have been notoriously feared. Season after season, numerous pairs were broken up if two people even acted like they liked each other. Soon the pair strategy became far too dangerous and the game turned into a safety by numbers dynamic.
Eventually the pairs strategy evolved. Thanks to the likes of JT and Stephen from Tocanthins, it is proven that the pair strategy can work if the pair is extremely unlikely and if they keep it on the downlow. Think Denise and Malcolm, or Tony and Trish. Sure both pairs started on the same tribes but the two people are so different that nobody assumed they worked together.
So far this season we have seen a reemergence of the fear of pairs. Some pairs that seemed destined to work well together like Max and Shirin, and Rodney and Joaquin, were quickly dissolved before they got a fair shot. Some obvious pairs still exist in the game, namely Jenn and Hali, and Dan and Mike. The show is telling us these pairs are not welcome on the island. Somewhere hidden in the social dynamics there is an unlikely pair that could run this game. Could it be Mike and Kelly? Or maybe Tyler and Carolyn? Hell, anyone and Will? Keep an eye out for this and take a jump with me and I promise I won’t bore you about my bromance with Jesse.
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Look I am what you casuals would call a Survivor Superfan. I love this game, I obsess over it and my wonderful wife gets to listen to me talk about it constantly. Much like Max it is an unhealthy obsession. Going into this season I was stoked to see fellow superfans on the show. I was positive we were going to witness the best strategic season of all time. Well after five episodes I have come to a few realizations about the show.
- It is hard as all hell
- The social aspect trumps every other aspect
- I could never play the game
Being the gamebot fan that I am all three of these realizations were very difficult for me to take in. I always fantasized of dominating this game if I were every lucky enough to be cast. I thought I understand the dynamics and nuances. After watching so many superfans fail this season I realized how mistaken I was.
You can prepare, study, or even teach the game of Survivor before playing Survivor. It might come in handy at some point in the game. But only if your tribemates can stand to be in your presence. My advice to aspiring superfans, learn compassion, become self-aware and figure out how to get along with people. The strategy and physical opportunities will come. But the true core of this game and life in general is how well you get along with other people.
Take a jump and I promise I will hold myself to a higher standard than a female Survivor blogger:
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This episode proved how tough Survivor really is. Going into the season we knew the tribes were filled with superfans. People like Dan, Nina, and Shirin were supposed to be savvy game players. And yet somehow they are the three that are getting on people’s nerves. Dan is blabbing his mouth, Nina is crying and Shirin is, well I think Shirin is being awesome but her tribe doesn’t think so.
So really the lesson is you can prepare for Survivor all you want but once the starvation and isolation kicks in, everything flies out the window. Click below and I promise it will be nearly as entertaining as monkey sex from start to finish.
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This season is shaping up to be very entertaining. So far the tribes have played to their collar cliches. White Collar are strategic, Blue Collar are good at challenges and No Collar are social. And this week we learned that despite their differences in careers there is one thing that every Collar is good at, getting naked. Click below and I guarantee you I won’t get naked.
Here at Pegboards it is our goal to entertain you with reviews, rankings and opinions about all of the newest and hippest TV shows out there. On top of that we are also covering the reality show juggernaut Survivor. Yes Survivor is still on and yes I have been a fan since day one and yes I am currently wearing my Survivor One World Manono buff. Don’t judge, it was a gift.
So hello to all my white collar, blue collar, no collar, and shock collar readers out in the internet world. Here I will be writing about Survivor Worlds Apart. It won’t be a moment-by-moment review. Instead I will be taking some of my favorite all time Survivor quotes and using them as categories to discuss the latest episode.
Take a jump to the rest of the article and I promise you I will make you some sandwiches from the ocean.