TV Club: Survivor: “Keep It Real”

It’s not usually a good thing to end an episode of Survivor wondering what the hell just happened, but that’s exactly what my reaction was as soon as the votes were read. How did anything during that episode support the ending? Why did the episode focus on so many random things—notably Rodney’s continued discontent that the whole game isn’t bending to his will—when that had literally nothing to do with the actual episode narrative at hand? What is going on?

The buzz around this season before it aired was that it was a great cast and a great season as a whole, but as the season unfolds I am finding this harder and harder to believe. Most of this is due to the fact that the cast—while they seemed like a great mix at first—is becoming increasingly more unpleasant to watch. The …

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