TV Club: Survivor: “Survivor Russian Roulette”

At this point it’s hard to even know what to say about this season of Survivor, other than it continues to be deeply, deeply unsatisfying to watch. Any hope that last week’s awfulness would be left in the past was dashed almost immediately upon Dan’s arrival onscreen, and the general unpleasantness lasted pretty much throughout the entire hour. The only thing that could really save this mess at this point is the rise of smart, fun, strategic gameplay from someone—anyone—but the more the game progresses, the less and less likely this scenario seems to be. This is a long, slow march toward something, but what that something will ultimately turn out to be is still unclear.

What is clear is that the non-shocking result of this episode’s vote is perhaps the perfect analogy for this season: a generally unpleasant situation that seems like it …

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