Another Winner Crowned – Survivor – TV Show Review

Last night we were given the 29th winner for the show Survivor. Yes, the show has been on for 29 seasons and it’s still going strong with the 30th beginning February 25th. I have watched this show from season 1, first episode and I have loved it ever since. It’s a family tradition.

So last night it was the final 5. Keith, Jacklyn, Missy, Baylor and Natalie. Jon was voted off the previous week after a blindside pulled by Natalie. And she kept making them. Natalie knew that she needed to break up another of the paired teams. After all they are dangerous this far in the game. And after Jon, she needed to keep making moves. She may have done some following around but when it came time to play, she made the moves. Her first of course was “accidentally” voting Alec instead of Keith.

Her chance this time came because Keith won the immunity necklace for the final four. She decided that while she was loyal to Missy and Baylor, she need to break them up in order to have a better chance of winning. This is of course because she couldn’t vote off Keith. So she made sure to go to Jacklyn and to set the right things in motion. Natalie of course had the last hidden immunity idol and was going to play at it the final four. Instead of following what Baylor suggested, Natalie decided to play it for Jacklyn. So in return, Baylor went off to the jury.

All of this seemed pretty clear that the last immunity challenge was going to decide it all. And while the challenge is always a tough one, endurance and a puzzle, it is the one you really truly want to win. And it was a repeat challenge (because I’ve come to the conclusion that is all they can do now). And while Keith and Natalie had quite a lead, Jacklyn was able to come back from behind and win, through her exhaustion.

And now Jacklyn has the power to whom she sits next too for the final three. Naturally this is quite a choice and in the end she decides to keep Natalie and Missy, sending Keith to the jury. And then we are open for the final council, where the jury gets to poke some knives at the final three and get some questions answered.

It became clear who was going to win just based off of what was being said. But we’ll let each one talk and get the answers they need. At this point if it was going to be Keith who won, I wanted it to be Natalie, she played the game. And while Jacklyn did make a case, and Missy was basically torn to shreds (wicked Step-Mother hey Reed?). Natalie however was able to take claim to the moves she made and how she was able to do it. Not only that, there were 6 guys and one girl on the jury. We also know that Baylor was going to vote for her Mom because they have the oddest relationship between Mother and Daughter that I have ever seen.

So we jump to present live day, at the CBS headquarters in LA and we get to see Jeff read the votes. I just want to point out that this finale show was the best one I’ve seen in a while. I loved the Jeff interviews and all of the fun he had during the commercial breaks. Anyway, the votes are read and Natalie wins. Jacklyn was given a few votes and one for Missy (from Baylor). And then we go to the reunion shows. What became clear was that Reed and Missy were still not on good terms (who’s really surprised on that). And we also got to see how relationships changed between castaways after the show aired. That being said I give it a 9 out of 10 stars. I deduct a star because the reunion show was kinda boring.

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A plan that actually happened – Survivor – TV Show Review

Alright I’m going to be very honest here, Survivor has been known for having these great plans presented but nothing actually follows through. I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve heard these plans presented but people play it safe instead of making the move. Yes this game does involve backstabbing and yes it will sting. However this is what this game is built on, getting to the end. And yes you’re going to burn some bridges but there is a way to go about it correctly and to how not to do it too.

Last night we got to see a plan follow through. Natalie had been a loyal friend to Jon through most of the game but she did have another plan. Since Jon had a hand in voting our her sister, she wanted to get a little revenge. And Jon being a nice guy fool (because lets face it he has been) didn’t think anyone would flip on him. And the plan was going to be done last week but since Jon was immunity, it had to be delayed. That being said I started to have my doubts about Natalie going through it, but she did. She even came up with a clever way to cover her tracks with Alec going home instead of Keith. And now Natalie is trying to make some moves to get to the final 3, even though the tears.

And Jon had no idea this was going to go down. He was cocky and sure that this alliance wouldn’t flip on him. But when the tied votes came up for Keith, Jon and Jacklyn. He knew what was going to happen. After all they had planned to fix it if Jon did end up playing his hidden idol. Jon took the blindside well and it was an epic blindside I have to say. But it’s clear that Jacklyn is pissed at what happened (can you blame her?). And I noticed that Jon didn’t take any of things which I hope means that Jacklyn now has the hidden idol.

Oh next week is the season finale and we get to see who wins. I’m hoping that if Keith makes it to the final 3 he’ll be the winner. I think he deserves it the most. I mean he’s played awesome at challenges and he’s great at camp. He may not have had any great alliances but he helped make moves too. Also, I mean he’s quite a gentleman. He helped Missy around camp, challenges and tribal with her ankle being hurt. He’s my pick to win but with Survivor, anything can happen.

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Catch a Review on Thursday

Hey guys! I just wanted to throw this out there that I am currently out of data for my internet at home. Yes I live in the middle of no where and I have to pay for Verizon wifi. This of course comes with a data limit. I am pretty sure that I have actually gone over the limit this month.

Hello finals.

That being said I am unable to actually post a review for Supernatural until Thursday. I may get a chance on Wednesday but it’s finals week. Otherwise known as crunch time and I have a crap done of work to get done and I need to get that done before I actually think of a review.

I hate being late on the Supernatural one. I am going to be buzzing about it until I can sit in front of a computer and actually write a review. So I will have to be a good college student and bust out as much as I can to get through all of my assignments and hopefully I can get this up sooner than I think. If not, expect it around mid-afternoon.

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So much to do!

Homework. Homework. This is literally all I can see for the future right now. Lets not even mention that I’m working and attempting to do about ten other different things. All I have to do is finish this research paper and my work load will be easier. Right now I’m attempting to get rid of the easier items first. I’m half-way through my written assignment for my online class. I completed the research portion for my group work (at least what I’m going to do for the rough draft portion). I have to complete several more journals for my Science class, along with another case study paper. Then I also have this stupid research paper and presentation which is due this coming Tuesday.

I’m feeling the pressure of the finals coming up at me. I don’t even want to talk about my database assignment that I haven’t even begun to start with. I also have two other assignments for that class that are also due Tuesday. I’m sinking….

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Why can’t we keep it a secret? – Survivor Blood vs. Water – TV Show Review

Alright I know that I’ve touched on this before but now I’m really starting to get upset by this. Why can’t anyone on this show keep a secret immunity idol a secret? Like shut up people! No one needs to know you have idol unless you’re a pair (family or relationship). Those should be the only people you tell.

However I really want to stress that you shouldn’t say anything to begin with. It’s called a secret idol for a reason people! They’re meant to help you, not be used against you. Once someone finds out, they want to blindside you or flush the idol out. This is why you keep it quiet!

This is my biggest pet peeve with the show. I know that people want to prove they’re trustworthy and things but really it always works against you. You shouldn’t need to share that you have an idol to prove yourself to your alliance. If that’s the case you really need to rethink the one you’ve got!

Please for the love of God, keep the secret immunity idol a secret!

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A boring Mid-Season Finale – The Walking Dead – TV Show Review

I realize I’m a couple of days late. I meant to get this posted yesterday but the day got away from me. I also went through most of the day without a phone because my old one was turned off and my new one was in limbo waiting for activation to finished. Yes it was a bit tough on my end and it’s even harder when you’re used to talking someone all the time and can’t unless it’s over Facebook (which required wifi, I have but limited usage). Anyway, lets get this posted (going to be short).

“Shut up.” – Rick

So we begin the finale right where we left off, sort of. We saw Sasha get her face/head smashed against the glass of the building by one of the hospital cops (names are hard to keep track of). He gets away and of course Rick chances him. Not only chances but hits him with the car and the guy now has a broken back. Rick kills him and they make a deal with the other two cops they are holding that they will say the walkers got him when they go to make the trade for Beth and Carol.

All of this seems easy enough right? Well back at the church, we saw the dear Father escape the church through the floor. He does kill the walker who attacks him in the woods but he ends up at the school where we saw Bob lose his leg and all of that “Tainted Meat” fun. Clearly the Father is upset at what he saws but more importantly the walkers have begun to break down the doors and glass of the building. And break through they do. The Father who’s been limping since his first walker attack somehow manages to out run the walkers and make it back to the church. He’s screaming (drawing more attention) and eventually Carl and Michone let him back in. They had no idea he was gone in the first place. But now the door and the walkers are there and they need to get. They escape through the floor, the same way the Father did the first time. Quickly they are able to lock the walkers back inside but who knows how long it’ll hold.

And now they’re left with a decision to stay near or to find a new place to hide. After all they’ve made it clear in the show that the walkers will eventually break through that door. Just when you think they’ll fight the walkers, return our warriors who were heading to DC. Yes they arrive with the firetruck and basically spill everything that happened since they left. Which in turn is shocking but honestly the look on Michone’s face tells me she already expect to hear that Eugene was full of crap. More importantly Michone tells Maggie that Beth is alive and where the others have gone. They agree to go help Rick and the others.

“He was my mentor. My friend. I missed him, that’s the part of the story they leave out.” – Dawn

Back to Atlanta we see Beth sitting with Carol (who is still apparently in a coma). Dawn and Beth have become as close as well as two people can get when one is being held hostage. Dawn does end up killing one of her own to protect what Beth did in there (cue a fall down the elevator shaft). All of this is happening while Rick and the gang are trying to plan a way in. Needless to say we’ve made quite a dent in the episode already. Rick and the others scope out a place to have a meeting. The other cops show and Rick presents them with their offer. It’s returned of course to Dawn and all of it seems to be getting ready to go.

So finally (last ten minutes of the show) we have the exchange of prisoners take place. Yes somehow Rick and the others have been able to get inside of the hospital and they do this in a hallway (classy). This is done one person at a time. Carol first and then Beth. However Dawn isn’t going to just let them go, she wants Noah back, it’s only fair. Rick and the others protest immediately that it wasn’t part of the deal. Noah says he’ll go, knowing that Dawn will open fire if he doesn’t. Beth however isn’t going to let it happen or go. She confronts Dawn and in that moment is shot in the head (this is a OMG moment). And just as quickly Dawn is shot dead too. And things suddenly go quiet and there’s a pause between people.

“You weren’t protecting me, you were protecting yourself.” – Beth

Rick and the other cops there say it’s done and time it move on. Rick offers to the others in the hospital the ability to go with them but the only person who does go is Noah. Heading out of the hospital, Glenn, Maggie and the others arrived and are heading in to help if needed. But they come to late and when Maggie sees Daryl carrying Beth, she breaks down (this what I expect). And all of it ends that way, with the gang walking away from the prison and onto their next adventure.

But not quite ending because we need a Morgan tease too! Yes we see that he is still kind of following the trail of Rick and the gang (but clearly some time has passed, I say about 6 months at the most). He ends up at the school and follows the marks on the tree to the church. Inside he lays out a couple of items and then notices the map on the group. This is the map at Abraham left/gave Rick to follow when they decided to come to DC. Morgan is surprised to see Rick’s name. And that’s where the episode ends.

Alright first things first, Beth being the one to die, not that surprising. I thought for sure though they would do Carol just to cause a big stir in not only the group but for us fans. But Beth was the chosen one. Now as I stated earlier the OMG moment with Beth dying wasn’t that she died but that it was just an abrupt thing to happen. And her whole speech to Dawn was just weird. This episode wasn’t pieced together well. Also we just jumped into the confrontation rather than have it happen in stages. One minute the gang is in another building, after the commercial we’re inside of the hospital. Lets me honest here too, did we really need to have it all go down in the last ten minutes? That was a quite a stupid build up for something that only took about 5 minutes to complete. It’s getting kind of lame and honestly it was a disappointing mid-season finale. I can’t even begin to tell you that people were less than happy to see it. And lets not forget the spoilers posted on the Facebook page before the finale actually aired (way to go AMC).

I give this episode 6 out of 10 stars. It’s gets 5 for being one of my favorite shows and another for killing off someone I thought was an annoying character.

I’ll see all you Walking Dead fans in February when we pick up with the gang!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I know I’m a day late but since I really haven’t stopped moving since work yesterday, I didn’t have a chance to get online. Plus I’m one of those insane people who goes out Black Friday shopping. Although at this point I feel like we should call it Black Thursday since everything starts then rather than on Friday now.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

And now I’m off to go walk my dogs in this freezing cold weather we have.

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