Purple Rock Watch-Along: Heroes vs Villains Viewing Plan

We’re starting our Heroes vs Villains watch-along next, and here’s how it will go down:


Emma and I will be doing weekly video podcasts on Heroes vs Villains starting July 6th. The podcasts will broadcast live on our Google Hangout and YouTube page at 8:30 pm PST Wednesday nights, posting on our site as video and audio podcasts the following morning. Since the goal of these shows is to make it easier on us than regular shows, these will not be edited (barring major technical issues), so I’ll apologize ahead of time for the reduced audio quality.

Here’s the order we will discuss them:

  • July 6 – Episodes 1-3
  • July 13 – Episodes 4-5
  • July 20 – Episodes 6-7
  • July 27 – Episodes 8-10
  • August 3 – Episodes 11-13
  • August 10 – Finale, Reunion, full season recap

Note: this will be a re-watch for both of us. We realize some people might be watching for the first time, and might even be largely unspoiled. While it will be impossible for us to act like we don’t know what’s coming, we will try to focus on the episodes as they happen. However, each episode we will focus on two future-looking things: things that show why the winner of the season won and things that show why the finalists of the season lost. We will leave these discussions to the end of the episode so new viewers can easily skip them.

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Co-host of the Purple Rock Survivor Podcast and the Canadian of the group, Andy has been watching Survivor continuously since the very beginning and likes to treat that as some kind of virtue to lord over others.

Favourite seasons: Heroes vs Villains, Cook Islands, Palau, The Amazon, Cagayan
Favourite players: Boston Rob, Kim Spradlin, Tony Vlachos, Cirie Fields, Yul Kwon, Rob Cesternino
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  • Black Dynamite

    Isn’t the finale episode 14?

    • andythesaint

      Typo. Should’ve said 11-13.

  • Violina23

    Looking forward to it! I don’t tend to do a lot of re-watching, so re-watching a GOOD season will be a treat.

  • Come On In Here

    Spoiler: This season is good.

    • Well now you’ve ruined it and I’m not going to watch.

  • DrVanNostrand

    Now that soccer is slowing down and you’re watching a non-Gabon season, I’m very excited about this re-watch.

  • vaderdawsn

    I am looking forward to this. Hopefully, I won’t binge ahead.

  • So flipping excited!

  • corndogshuffle

    Doing simultaneous rewatches of both HvV and Borneo. Looking forward to PRP’s Heroes vs. Villains coverage!

    • I am doing my first watch of it right now. The first episode is perfection.

      • Come On In Here

        The Sugar double (quadruple?) bird flip is one of the greatest survivor moments ever.

  • Saturday Night Palsy

    Just one question: Is there any way that you guys would be able to show a whittled down version of just Coach and Tyson clips for each episode?

    A friend of mine is a huge fan…