Eighteen seasons in, Survivor is still one of the top reality shows on television.  That may sound a little patronizing, but consider this: people do get tired of shows sometimes, and eighteen seasons can prove to be too much.  But, as this show has proven, you can’t really muck with people trying to outplay each other—both to survive the wilderness they’ve been placed in, and to win the million-dollar prize.  And with that tenacity, we at BuddyTV continue to cover everything that happens on the reality show, now that it’s set its sights on the Tocantins region in Brazil.  Here, then, is your one-stop shop for everything on the show—the exclusive interviews, episode live thoughts, predictions and op-eds, all linked from here to make things easier for you.  It may be a wilderness out there, but this shouldn’t be one of them.

Exclusive Interviews
Exclusive Interview: ‘Survivor: Tocantics’ Castaway Sandy Burgin
Exclusive Interview: ‘Survivor: Tocantins’ Castoff Jerry Sims
Exclusive Interview: Carolina Eastwood, “Survivor: Tocantins” Contestant

Live Thoughts/Recaps
Survivor: Tocantins – Episode 5, “You’re Going To Want That Tooth” Recap
NEW! ‘Survivor: Tocantins’: Episode 4, “The Strongest Man Alive” Recap
‘Survivor: Tocantins’: Episode 3, “Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This” Recap
Survivor: Tocantins – Episode 2, “The Poison Apple Needs To Go” Recap
Survivor: Tocantins – Season Premiere, Live Thoughts

NEW! ‘Survivor: Tocantins’ Aftergasm: That Coach We All Hated

NEW! Survivor: Tocantins – Timbira Final 6 Power Rankings
NEW! Survivor: Tocantins – Jalapao Final 6 Power Rankings
Survivor: Tocantins – Jalapao Power Rankings, Week 3
Survivor: Tocantins – Timbira Power Rankings, Week 3
The ‘Survivor’ And ‘Amazing Race’ Guide to Dealing with the Economy
Survivor: Tocantins – Completely Arbitrary Pre-Season Predictions, 8-1
Survivor: Tocantins – Completely Arbitrary Pre-Season Predictions, 16-9

The Survivor: Tocantins Contestants

Eliminated Castaways

Carolina Eastwood (Jalapao)
The 26-year-old was born in Panama, but spent most of her life in the United States, and currently works as a bartender.

Exclusive Interview
Candace Smith (Timbira)
The 31-year-old former beauty queen has since worked as a model, actress and lawyer.
Jerry Sims (Timbira)
The 49-year-old is part of the Army National Guard, and just came from leading his regiment in Afghanistan.

Exclusive Interview Sandy Burgin (Jalapao)
The 53-year-old is working as a bus driver for three decades now, and unwinds by crocheting or listening to rock and roll.

Exclusive Interview
Spencer Duhm (Jalapao)
The 19-year-old is the youngest Survivor contestant ever, and currently studies at the University of Florida.

Still Standing

Benjamin Wade (Timbira)
The 37-year-old works as a soccer coach and orchestra conductor, and once broke a world kayaking record.
Brendan Synnott (Jalapao)
The 30-year-old once made headlines after he sold his natural food company to Kellogg’s for a hundred million dollars.
Debra Beebee (Timbira)
The 46-year-old is a renowned school principal in Alabama, and manages to juggle responsibilities at home and at school.
Erinn Lobdell (Timbira)
The 26-year-old works as a hairstylist and make-up artist, and spends her free time training for marathons.
James Thomas Jr. (Jalapao)
The 24-year-old is in charge of his very own cattle farm, and is proud of being the first college graduate in his family.
Joe Dowdle (Jalapao)
The 26-year-old worked for a Texas-based service organization during his college years, and is now a real estate agent.
Sierra Reed (Timbira)
The 23-year-old is a model and fashion student, but once struck out on her own in Taiwan.
Stephen Fishbach (Jalapao)
The 29-year-old Yale graduate works as a marketing director for an online firm, but is very much a goofball.
Sydney Wheeler (Jalapao)
The 24-year-old works as a model, and aspires to become an interior designer.
Taj Johnson-George (Jalapao)
The 37-year-old was once a member of Grammy-winning group SWV, and is the wife of NFL player Eddie George.
Tyson Apostol (Timbira)
The 29-year-old currently maintains a bike shop, but once was a professional cycler and Mormon missionary.

-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of CBS)

Henrik Batallones

Staff Writer, BuddyTV