Thursday, February 19 2009
In the first episode of Survivor: Tocantins, we learned that temperatures in the Brazilian Highlands are often in excess of 120 degrees.
Thursday, September 27 2007
After 15 installments, the vaguely tropical, vaguely woodsy locations into which our survivors are tossed have begun to blur together.
Thursday, September 21 2006
"I saw the chicken," said Jonathan. "I grabbed the chicken because the chicken was free."
Thursday, September 22 2005
Survivor remains an addictive, morbidly entertaining affair.
Tuesday, March 2 2004
Survivor dramatizes one of capitalism's core tenets: cooperation is a provisional strategy in the game of 'every man for himself.'
Monday, September 30 2002
Ever helpful, Jeff Probst reminded everyone that, on Survivor, assumptions are always wrong.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Survivor's tone is very difficult to locate, and while this elusiveness may be more than the producers intend, it's just as possible to surmise that they know what they're doing and that teasing the audience with its own naivete is their way of undermining the medium even as they exploit it so well.