The Amazing Race 28 Episode 10

Posted by Shane on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 12:59 pm

As the only team to have a female do the first very physical road block, Zach & Rachel were eliminated in The Amazing Race 28 Episode 9.

Teams depart in the order in which they arrived.

First: Tyler & Korey - 7:45AM
Second: Burnie & Ashley - 7:52AM
Third: Sheri & Cole - 7:53AM
Fourth: Dana & Matt - 7:54AM
Fifth: Brodie & Kurt - 7:58AM

Teams must now head to Nusa Lembongan, still in Indonesia. All teams, including the team that was eliminated, finished within 15 minutes of each other.

The detour is a choice between harvest or haul. In harvest, teams must harvest seaweed. In haul, teams must deliver 50 coconuts and 4 chickens.

Haul: Tyler & Korey, Burnie & Ashley, Sheri & Cole, Brodie & Kurt, Dana & Matt

Every team chooses the same detour. This would seem to favor the stronger males. But then there’s Dana, the only person who can only carry a single chicken because she needs to save the rest of her energy to yell at her partner. After doing her share of about 15% of the work, she’s still exhausted.

Tyler & Korey are the first to arrive at the U-turn board, and they U-turn Brodie & Kurt, who they see as the biggest threat, though Brodie must now do all the road blocks and has proven to not be very good at them. Korey isn’t sure they made a smart move because everybody did the same task, and they can just turn around and U-turn the team behind them. Burnie & Ashley have a better plan. They U-Turn Tyler & Korey, wasting the U-turn so that Brodie & Kurt can’t use it on anybody.

The road block requires teams to jump four stories off a cliff.

Road block (in order of arrival): Tyler, Ashley, Cole, Matt, Brodie

A rather simple task that won’t last long enough for anyone who just had to do two detours to catch up.

The Bajra Sandhi monument is the pit stop for this leg of the race.

First: Tyler & Korey (win an Alaskan cruise)
Second: Burnie & Ashley
Third: Dana & Matt
Fourth: Sheri & Cole
Eliminated: Brodie & Kurt

After the other teams colluded to get rid of them, Brodie & Kurt have been eliminated.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another recap of The Amazing Race 28 Episode 11, which airs Friday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Survivor: Kaoh Rong Episode 11

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 11:43 pm

Scot and Jason thought they were in control of the game, but that all changed in Survivor: Kaoh Rong Episode 10 when Tai refused to play along with their super idol plan and ejected Scot and Jason’s idol from the game.

Michele and Julia were out of the loop and realize that puts them on the bottom with Jason.

Tai feels bad for what he did, but he realizes it’s a game in which he now has all the advantages.

For the reward challenge, they will retrieve rings from an obstacle course and then toss them. Reward is a helicopter ride to a picnic. They are tethered together in pairs: Joe and Tai, Julia and Aubry, and Michele and Cydney. By random draw, Jason will not participate. They are pretty close as they get to the ring toss. Joe and Cydney are the only ones having any success. After scoring for a third time, Cydney wins reward for herself and Michele. They choose Aubry to go with them, giving the reason that she hasn’t eaten.

While eating, Aubry and Cydney agree that they still trust Michele. Cydney would rather keep her around a lot more than Tai, who they can’t beat. This is Tai’s problem. None of his alliances actually want to keep him for very long. He’s a challenge threat, a social threat, and has both a hidden immunity idol and an extra vote.

Meanwhile, back at camp, Jason and Julia are plotting to get rid of Tai. They tell cydney when she gets back. As soon as he’s gone, they’re eating Mark the chicken.

For the immunity challenge, they will race out to a platform in the water to memorize symbols and corresponding numbers, which they will use to solve a puzzle on the beach. It doesn’t seem likely that they would do it on the first try, but Julia and Michele both do that and open their boxes with letters to unscramble. It’s even more unexpected that the Beauty tribe members are winning while the Brains fall apart around them. Joe decides to just quit, but by this point it doesn’t matter anyway. Michele wins immunity.

Jason’s the easy vote, but Julia wouldn’t be such a bad choice either after coming so close at the challenge. Michele was fine with the Jason vote, but she doesn’t want to get rid of Julia.

Before the votes are read, Tai asks Aubry if he should play his idol. She thinks he’s fine.


With 4 votes, Julia has been voted off the island. Always being with both sides but not really has finally caught up to her.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Kaoh Rong Episode 12, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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The Amazing Race 28 Episode 9

Posted by Shane on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11:59 pm

Sheri & Cole continued to limp along in The Amazing Race 28 Episode 8 but were saved by non-elimination.

Teams depart in the order in which they arrived.

First: Brodie & Kurt - 12:28AM
Second: Burnie & Ashley - 12:30AM
Third: Tyler & Korey - 1:18AM
Fourth: Zach & Rachel - 1:31AM
Fifth: Dana & Matt - 1:48AM
Sixth: Sheri & Cole - 4:11AM

Brodie & Kurt may not be that far ahead of some of the teams, but it’s clear based on how far ahead they are of the trailing teams, notably Sheri & Cole, that they wasted their express pass. It’s not even like they gave it a lot of consideration or effort and thought they were in danger either. They were in first place and had plenty of time to make a decision.

Teams must now fly 4600 miles to Bali, Indonesia. All teams are on the same flight.

Upon arrival, teams pick times for departure the next morning.

6:15AM - Brodie & Kurt, Sheri & Cole
6:30AM - Burnie & Ashley, Tyler & Korey
6:45AM - Zach & Rachel, Dana & Matt

The first task is to deliver offerings to temples, including the large snakes that are put around their necks.

The road block requires teams to collect sea water and produce salt.

Prior to that, Sheri & Cole must prepare and sell 10 breakfasts and eat one themselves for their speed bump.

Road block (in order of arrival): Kurt, Tyler, Burnie, Rachel, Cole, Matt

Brodie doesn’t seem to want to do any road blocks, which may become a problem now that Kurt is up to his sixth since it puts the team in a position where they have no choice but to have Brodie do them. With Brodie having done only three, one of which he quit without really trying, their ability to win this race may come down to poor planning.

This task is just a lot of physical labor, specifically the carrying of buckets of water from the sea. This seems to be bad news for the one female who chose to do this task (and apparently does not have sunscreen with her), but for all the focus over this, she does not seem to fall too far behind.

The next road block requires teams to build and fly a giant kite. Whoever did not perform the first one must do this.

Road block (in order of arrival): Ashley, Korey, Brodie, Sheri, Dana, Zach

The pit stop for this leg of the race is Phinisi, a traditional Indonesian sail boat.

First: Tyler & Korey (win $5,000 each)
Second: Burnie & Ashley
Third: Sheri & Cole
Fourth: Dana & Matt
Fifth: Brodie & Kurt
Eliminated: Zach & Rachel

In a footrace (on boats), Brodie & Kurt narrowly survive their stupid decision to use the express pass last week, but in the end, Zach & Rachel have been eliminated because of a bad road block choice.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another recap of The Amazing Race 28 Episode 10, which airs Friday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Survivor: Kaoh Rong Episode 10

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 11:47 pm

People finally got tired of Debbie’s mouth, leading to her demise in Survivor: Kaoh Rong Episode 9 at the hands of her alliance.

Jason believes it was their brilliant “strategy” of being asshats that kept them safe.

Tai returns his second idol to its original owner.

Scot then calls Cydney a bunch of names and pretends to be mature, which Aubry does not believe is possible.

The reward challenge requires them to place one foot on a balancing beam and a pot on the other end. They can choose food, letters from home, or an advantage. There will potentially be three winners, one for each prize. Tai, Cydney, and Aubry choose advantage. Scot, Jason, and Michele choose food. Julia and Joe choose letters.

Joe drops quickly, and Julia wins letters without much effort. Scot drops, followed by Jason. Michele wins food. Cydney drops. It’s been less than 10 minutes, but the challenge is almost over. Aubry drops. Tai wins advantage.

Tai’s advantage is an extra vote. At least that’s less lame than the stupid super idol that he also has access to. This gives him a heck of a lot of power, a lot more useful than a letter or a burger.

Julia wants to flush the idols and vote for Tai. Aubry warns him. She thinks this will get him closer to her, but he’s got his own alliance to go tell about this discussion. The flaw in his interpretation is that she’s a free agent who wants to join all three of them. Scot’s response: let’s get rid of Aubry. Well, that was unexpected. Tai is surprised as well and doesn’t feel like he really has any say in this alliance.

For the immunity challenge, they will stretch their arms out and use their finger tips to hold discs attached to pots at their sides. Joe’s first out again. After 25 minutes, Scot drops, and Julia follows. Tai falls next. Then Michele. After 45 minutes, Cydney is out. Another half an hour passes. Aubry finally drops. Jason wins immunity.

What Aubry is showing unexpectedly is that she’s quite competent at these endurance challenges, one more reason to get rid of her.

Regardless of what Julia is saying, the other girls want to get rid of Scot. Julia keeps thinking she’s in the middle, but it always seems that just means that nobody is listening to her.

Tai doesn’t really trust his alliance, who tell Julia they need to get rid of him eventually, but he’s not sure he wants to turn on them either.


With 4 votes, Scot has been voted off the island. Tai shakes his head no. Here I was irritated that they took all the game out of the game by making the idol something that could be used after the votes are read, and Tai brings strategy where it seemed there wasn’t any, making the whole thing backfire by refusing to share. The side effect of a Scot elimination is that Tai just flushed the second idol, which Jason gave to Scot before Tribal because he had individual immunity.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Kaoh Rong Episode 11, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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The Amazing Race 28 Episode 8

Posted by Shane on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 11:38 pm

It looked like they might be saved by other teams making really bad decisions, but in the end of The Amazing Race 28 Episode 7, Scott & Blair found themselves eliminated in a footrace after a simple mistake of grabbing the wrong bag due to lack of communication.

Teams depart in the order in which they arrived.

First: Zach & Rachel - 10:39PM
Second: Burnie & Ashley - 10:42PM
Third: Brodie & Kurt - 10:45PM
Fourth: Dana & Matt - 10:52PM
Fifth: Sheri & Cole - 11:21PM
Sixth: Tyler & Korey - 1:17AM

Teams must now fly to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. All teams are on the same flight.

The detour is a choice between races or oasis. In races, teams must ride bicycles and race against camels. In oasis, teams must lead camels across the desert.

Races: Tyler & Korey, Brodie & Kurt, Sheri & Cole
Oasis: Dana & Matt, Burnie & Ashley (switched from races), Zach & Rachel (switched from races)

Working against animals seems logically the better choice than working with them, but camels are faster than they look, though failure will allow teams to get a head start the next time that just about guarantees them a win. Burnie & Ashley only try once before she falls apart, and Rachel didn’t even want to try this anyway.

The road block requires teams to swim with the sharks at Aquaventure.

Road block (in order of arrival): Brodie, Burnie, Matt, Korey, Zach, Cole

The initial part of the road block is simple enough but scary, but then they have to get puzzle pieces in a bottle to fall into the corresponding grooves. Rather than making much effort and despite being in first place with nobody else in sight, Brodie & Kurt decide to use the express pass. Everybody else struggles but gets it eventually. Dana comments that she felt like she might start to melt down because she is that kind of person. You don’t say.

Before proceeding, teams will need to go down Poseidon’s Revenge, a water slide that is twice as long as the Leap of Faith, which Mika refused to do in season 15 and was eliminated as a result.

The pit stop for this leg of the race is Old Souq Station. Having made it through the road block without her meltdown, now’s the time for more of Dana, calling a very calm Matt names and yelling at him for no reason. She threatens to quit the race if he’s going to act like this (like a punching bag?). Well, that would really be too much to ask. After much whining and unnecessary drama, she gets back in the car.

First: Brodie & Kurt (win a trip to Helsinki, Finland)
Second: Burnie & Ashley
Third: Tyler & Korey
Fourth: Zach & Rachel
Fifth: Dana & Matt
Non-eliminated: Sheri & Cole

Already in dead last, Sheri & Cole then get lost, leading to a predictable result, despite the editing suggesting that Dana is at her breaking point (again). They survived the to be continued leg in last, and now Sheri & Cole have been saved by non-elimination.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another recap of The Amazing Race 28 Episode 9, which airs Friday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Survivor: Kaoh Rong Episode 9

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:06 pm

Irritated that they were being accused of forming an alliance, the women proceeded to do just that in Survivor: Kaoh Rong Episode 8 and joined together to eliminate Nick.

Scot has a plan to get even. Take away tools. His goal is to make people miserable. Jason is fully onboard with this. How unexpected to see the big bullies acting like big bullies. It’s not as if they can rely on their minds to come up with a way back into the game. Tai at least is above this.

The women figure out how to open a coconut without any tools. This makes Scot angry because it took them 20 minutes to outsmart him. So he dumps water on the fire, which they then rebuild.

For the reward challenge, they will work together to separate themselves from being tied together, then toss some bags to knock over targets. Reward is Chinese food. Joe volunteers to sit out. Tai, Jason, and Scot form their own team, and Julia offers to join them. As the odd man out, Joe votes for the girls to win, so he will either join them if they win or get nothing, a personal decision but perhaps not a smart one. The women fall behind on the rope task, and they never catch up.

Julia’s choice at the challenge is not lost on anyone. She may not have necessarily flipped, but she’s weighing her options. Seeing this, the other girls have a new target in mind.

Not to be outdone, that night Tai puts out the fire, too. He doesn’t get any blame for it, though. The women just assume it was Scot. After that, Debbie flat out refuses to vote for Julia and wants Scot gone instead.

The immunity challenge requires them to stack blocks like dominoes, spacing them just right so they can hit a gong on the other side. As most people fall apart around her, Michele is going slow and steady, but her stack stops a couple shy of the target. Then Debbie unsuccessfully tries. So does Jason. Debbie again. On her first attempt, Julia wins immunity.

That pretty much forces their hands. Like it or not, they can’t get rid of Julia now.

Debbie proposes a split vote. Aubry is afraid because she is saying this plan in front of Julia, which if she flips would cause whoever the others want to go home. Of course, Julia reveals this plan to the other side.

Because Debbie keeps talking without apparently thinking, Cydney and Aubry discuss getting rid of her instead. Joe refuses. Ironically, what they were so upset about is that Debbie was telling Julia her plan. So they tell her theirs. I do not understand how you arrive at this conclusion. Either you trust Julia to know information, or you don’t.

At Tribal Council, Scot reveals that Tai has an idol, and then Jason reveals his. Once again, this is all news to Julia, who thinks she is playing both sides, though neither side actually wants her for anything more than a temporary vote.

Following the vote, Jason hands his idol to Tai.


With 4 votes, Debbie has been voted off the island. I’m not sure whether that whole idol song and dance helped decide anything or not.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Kaoh Rong Episode 10, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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The Amazing Race 28 Episode 7

Posted by Shane on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 11:54 pm

Since it was a to be continued leg, aside from perhaps Brodie & Kurt winning the express pass, nothing of much consequence happened in The Amazing Race 28 Episode 6.

All teams must take the midnight train to Tbilisi, Georgia.

The detour is a choice between clean and string. In clean, teams must clean a giant clay wine pot. In string, teams must make churchkhela candy.

String: Brodie & Kurt, Zach & Rachel, Burnie & Ashley, Scott & Blair
Clean: Sheri & Cole, Tyler & Korey (switched from string), Dana & Matt (switched from string to clean to string to clean)

There are only four candy stations, which is a problem for all the trailing teams who wanted to do string. Dana & Matt give up their spot because they don’t want to wait around, which convinces Scott & Blair to stick around and basically guarantee themselves last place, or so it seems.

Until Dana & Matt drive and drive and eventually give up and tell their cab driver to take them back to where they started. Then Tyler & Korey quit the task after two teams have finished and go to the other one. Meeting them on the way there and hearing how hard it is, Dana & Matt switch again, at this point still not having attempted to do any task. Despite all this, Scott & Blair still somehow arrive last at the next task.

The road block requires teams to learn ballet at the national theater, which seems easy for the lead teams, but the trailing teams just fall further behind.

Road block (in order of arrival): Zach, Ashley, Kurt, Sheri, Dana, Korey, Scott

Then one last bit of drama when Blair takes her bag and her father’s bag without telling him, leading to him grabbing Tyler’s bag before realizing it and having to run back to a frantic but now also finished with the road block Tyler & Korey. They’re so close now that it’s going to come down to a footrace or cab ride.

The pit stop for this leg of the race is the Bridge of Peace.

First: Zach & Rachel (win a trip to Turks and Caicos)
Second: Burnie & Ashley
Third: Brodie & Kurt
Fourth: Dana & Matt
Fifth: Sheri & Cole
Sixth: Tyler & Korey
Eliminated: Scott & Blair

Tyler & Korey nearly threw the leg away, but somehow Scott & Blair managed to mess up more and have been eliminated.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another recap of The Amazing Race 28 Episode 8, which airs Friday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Survivor: Kaoh Rong Episode 8

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 10:57 pm

A seemingly harmless cut on his leg spelled the end of Neal’s time on the island in Survivor: Kaoh Rong Episode 7, as medical pulled him from the game.

For the challenge, they will use poles to transport one person across to the other side. Reward is ice cream. Julia chooses Nick, Debbie, Scot, and Tai. Aubry chooses Cydney, Michele, Joe, and Jason. Julia and Aubry are the ones walking across the poles. Julia goes slow and steady as Aubry keeps falling in the water. Michele takes over for Aubry and has no more success, and Cydney faces the same fate. Julia makes it across without falling, and her team joins her on the platform. Aubry blames her team and by extension herself for picking them, but her contribution didn’t exactly help.

Scot and Jason are worried about an all girl alliance, so they want to make sure one of the women goes next. When the others return, Nick approaches Julia to confirm, which Cydney sees and gets suspicious. She goes up to Jason, who plays dumb, not exactly a stretch, but Cydney isn’t buying it.

For the immunity challenge, they will balance on a perch while holding a handle above their heads. After 5 minutes, Jeff has a temptation, the only one he will be offering. Julia can’t even wait for him to get back with the food. Jason, Scot, Joe, and Michele take the food. Tai says he doesn’t want any of the Brains to win. Then Debbie steps down, and Aubry follows. As soon as he sees the Brains are done, Nick gives up as well. Tai has been struggling almost since the beginning, but he has refused to give up. After 40 minutes, Cydney, who seemed solid throughout, finally steps down. Tai wins immunity.

The plan is to split the votes between Debbie and Aubry with Debbie as the target. Nick tells Aubry the plan and suggests she vote for Debbie while also acknowledging he’s being arrogant.

Cydney, who denied the existence of a female alliance, has a different plan. She wants to form a female alliance and get rid of Nick. Of course Debbie and Aubry support this idea, but the question is which way Julia and Michele will go.

Tai reveals at Tribal Council that there is potentially a super idol in the game. This is all news to Julia, which begs the question why she’s so out of the loop in this large alliance of seven.


With 5 votes, Nick has been voted off the island. His arrogance got the best of him. The seemingly random Jason vote came from Tai, and that was not something anyone had discussed, though there are those who would certainly like to see Jason go away.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Survivor: Kaoh Rong Episode 9, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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