Welcome to my article covering my thoughts on the latest episode of Survivor 41! After a mixed reception in Episode 3 due to the heavy emphasis on advantages, this episode’s edit felt more balanced and character-driven. So let’s jump in! (All photos courtesy of CBS)

Throwing the Towel, Headed to…


The veteran alliance’s goal this season was to keep a rookie-rookie team in existence as an easy vote to send into elimination. Thanks to Priscilla’s bold move by stealing Josh from Ashley, that is no longer possible. With all of the vets now vulnerable and the truce null and void…


The stage was set with episode 1, so now we continue to get the ball rolling as these players continue to play the game and we see some rise and others fall.

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In the first installment of this series that combines my love for travel and geography, I wrote about a few of the attractions Italy has to offer. This time we head roughly 2,500 miles to the Northwest to Iceland, per the votes I received from the last blog.

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After watching the first four episodes of The Challenge: All Stars on Paramount Plus, the 22 contestants who started this season have been reduced to 18. This feels like the perfect time to assess where these players stand for a couple of reasons. There have been two male and two…


For longtime followers of my Medium account, you may remember the last time I wrote a Survivor article. Survivor: Winners at War, the show’s 40th season, seems like ages ago due to this pandemic. This very pandemic produced the first break in the two season per calendar year trend that…


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