TV Club: Survivor: “Livin’ On The Edge”

One of Survivor‘s greatest enemies is inevitability. An inevitable vote can be editing poison, especially as the show has become more and more dependent over the years on building to a shocking outcome at Tribal Council (whether or not that is a consistently successful editing tactic is a topic for another day). Somehow, some way, this intermittently unpleasant, uneven season of Survivor might just have beaten all of the odds and produced one of the only completely entertaining episodes with an inevitable vote in recent series memory. This crazy game!

From the beginning of the episode, it was pretty clear that Joe was likely going to go home. He’s way too big a threat in the game—likeable, smart, and great at challenges—and exactly the kind of person everyone else wants to get out (and, to Joe’s discredit, he was never quite enough of a strategic …

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