TV Club: Survivor: Game Changers finally calms down with a tame double episode

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • Survivor rightly immediately focuses on Zeke’s reaction to being outed as transgender in last week’s episode, and it’s nice to get an unfiltered confessional from him on how he feels about the situation. Granted, it’s a very short segment, but it is predominantly Zeke focused in a way that last week’s Tribal definitely was not, and that’s a good thing.
  • Forcing two people to volunteer to sit out the merge feast feels really, really cruel. The “twists” this season are far meaner than actually interesting and worthwhile.
  • Post-merge game talk immediately …

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