#HellsKitchen Rankings: Chefs eliminated right before black jackets.


Hell’s Kitchen is one of my favorite shows to watch. I’m more loyal to this show than I am to Survivor and Big Brother; which some people will respond “wtf how”?

Well; idk. I just really love Hell’s Kitchen. I don’t remember any of their 17 seasons being absolutely abysmal. Big Brother and Survivor could never.

Every season, the best 5 or 6 chefs get “Black Jackets”; which is basically the next step up from being in teams of Red vs Blue. Black Jackets is where individuals shine and play for themselves and not the teams. It’s also a mark of a fantastic chef.

There are 17 chefs; one from each season, who just barely missed the Black Jacket phase, by getting eliminated immediately before they were handed out. In this post, I am going to rank each chef that barely missed out on the Black Jacket club. I will not be ranking Jennifer from All-Stars, as she technically received a black jacket in Season 9.

BEFORE complaining my ass off about these contestants, I would just like to state that I understand that these chefs are under an enormous amount of pressure during their time in Hell’s Kitchen, enough to cause any given person to crumble and make stupid mistakes; but i’m just calling it as I see it.

#16: Andrew (Season 1)- 6th Place, Out Episode 6


Hell’s Kitchen Season 1 featured a bunch of people who didn’t know what the heck they were doing, Michael, and Ralph. People don’t really know that the first few seasons of Hell’s Kitchen had a very inexperienced cast compared to the chefs featured in Season 5-onward. The main thing I remember about Andrew from Season 1 is that he had managed to survive the chopping block twice, and that he had a very big mouth. He was pretty disrespectful to chef Ramsay, and seemed to have his head up his ass at all times. I don’t remember any point where he “stood out” as a competitor or really showed any talent, which is unusual considering the people who will be on this list are pretty good chefs. Put him on a recent season and he’s one of the first to go. No question.


#15: Maribel (Season 2)- 6th Place, Out Episode 6


Season 2 was still very much like Season 1… except a lot more sexism and terrible personalities. Maribel did not have a terrible personality… or well… any personality. I don’t remember a thing from her. All I remember is that she had a hair in her food and claimed it wasn’t hers. She’s not memorable like Andrew from Season 1 is, so idk. This seems like a good spot for her.


#14: Gabriel (Season 12)- 7th Place, Out Episode 16


Ohhhh man… Gabriel sucked. He realllllllllly sucked. I have no idea how he managed to make it all the way to Top 7 out of 20 people. There was not a single service in which he didn’t screw up. He was put up for elimination numerous times, one point selling one of his competitors out by lying about his team nominating him (which I get it, it’s a competition, but it was a bitch move. I don’t care.)
If Gabriel sucks so bad, then why is he not #16? Well… the challenges. Gabriel did decently in challenges. That’s it. He was like the punching bag of Ramsay the entire season (And so was Scott, who did end up ultimately winning, but you don’t see me complaining about that.), and was… honestly pretty annoying. Seems like a nice guy, but no matter what the situation, he always managed to mess SOMETHING up. BONUS: he can’t count, either.


#13: Carol (Season 5)- 7th Place, Out Episode 9


From this point forward, none of the chefs featured are “bad chefs”, and that includes Carol… but i’m not saying she’s good, either. Carol started off the competition alright-ish, she was kind of average. She messed up on Appetizers a couple of times and bitched about Lacey 99% of the time she was on screen (Which I don’t blame her). Once Lacey was switched the the Blue team, that 99% of screen time bitching about Lacey turned into 100% of screen time bitching about Andrea! Every time Carol made a mistake; it was Andrea’s fault. Overcooked scallops? Andrea. Messed up potatoes? Andrea. Elimination? Andrea… oh wait no, that was Carol. P.S.: who serves bleu cheese to a 12-year-old?


#12: Sabrina (Season 6)- 7th Place, Out Episode 10


There were two specific points in Sabrina’s Hell’s Kitchen career where she stood out as a good chef. First off was one of the first dinner services where she was named Best of the Worst by Chef Ramsay, and then the other was during the Low-Calorie challenge where she stood out as the leading force behind the victorious Red Team… other than that, she really wasn’t too good. She seemed to serve raw chicken a lot… as a matter of fact, the majority of her dinner services were pretty atrocious. She just had that one where she was good, and I think it was because she was on the dessert station… you know, the station where you don’t have to cook much.


#11: Zach (Season 11)- 6th Place, Out Episode 16


Zach is a pretty talented chef, and he showed that in Hell’s Kitchen. He had a good palette, he was creative… but then the bad things. He was not a team player, he lied all of the time, wasn’t above sabotaging his own teammates to get ahead, and was also completely delusional and annoying. Him making it to Final 6 felt like a slap in the face to a couple of the competitors that were eliminated before him (Such as Anthony, Michael, Nedra). He’s one of the big reasons why I feel Season 11 is the worst Season of Hell’s Kitchen. Some people are just too annoying to bear, and he’s absolutely number 1 on that list. If it wasn’t for his personality, he would probably be higher.

Anthony was robbed.


#10: Alison (Season 14)- 7th Place, Out Episode 12


Initially, I was surprised I put Alison this low… but after thinking about it; it’s very justifiable. Name one thing that Alison did that made her stand out as a contender. I’ll wait…

Ok, i’m done waiting. This is what Alison was about. She seemed like a strong chef, and seemed to hold herself together pretty well, but on paper, it doesn’t really show. I don’t remember her doing remarkably well in any of the challenges, I don’t remember her carrying her team to victory in any dinner service, and yeah. That’s it. The thing with Alison is that she’s a “6” or “7” out of 10 in every quality that is looked for in a great chef. Like an all-B student. Chef Ramsay hit the nail on the head during her performance evaluation when he said “You need to stop accepting 2nd or 3td best”, because that is what she felt like during her entire time in Hell’s Kitchen.


#9: Elizabeth (Season 9)- 6th Place, Out Episode 12


Elizabeth is one of my favorite characters in all of Hell’s Kitchen history. First off, she had a purple edit (which is a reference to Survivor: Nicaragua)- this means that she was barely ever seen… like ever. She seriously did not appear until around Episode 11…with one exception.
There was a point a bit earlier in the season where she was in a position where she had to give information to her team about what a planning committee wanted at their High School Reunion, and she failed miserably; causing the Blue team to clean sweep the Red team in the challenge (Which has only happened maybe once or twice in the ENTIRE history of Hell’s Kitchen). The thing that made this so hilarious is… well, just how Elizabeth is. Carrie (a member of her team) described Elizabeth perfectly; she’s a space cadet. She is the epitome of how someone would be like if their blood was a mixture of xanax and marijuana. She kind of stayed this way until she started screwing up a lot in service in Episodes 11 and 12, which then lead to her boot. Elizabeth is ranked this high because during those first 10 episodes, she wasn’t mentioned like at all, and in the show of Hell’s Kitchen, where Ramsay screams at people for their mistakes, that’s a good thing… right? She also had a couple of good challenge performances as well. I think she’s a solid chef, but she’s just not… there at times.


#8: Sterling (Season 13)- 7th Place, Out Episode 12


I’m surprised Sterling is this high; but here he is! Sterling was a very colorful character on Season 13 of Hell’s Kitchen. You know the entire season that there is no chance in hell (pun intended) that Gordon Ramsay would ever hire him to be the executive chef of any of his restaurants. Sterling wasn’t exactly “professional”… but you can’t deny talent. He showed some leadership skills on the line, a lot of passion for cooking, and was pretty creative too. You can call Sterling stunt casting, but this man has some serious talent. It’s just a few bad services and his general unprofessionalism that kept him from getting a black jacket, and it’s understandable.


#7: Brad (Season 3)- 6th Place, Out Episode 7


One thing I really liked about Brad is that he was a very big team player. He always seemed genuine with keeping his team strong and seemed like… with lack there of a better word; a “soldier”. Brad’s downfall was that he thought too much of himself. After a pretty bad service on Brad’s end, Chef Ramsay decided to give the Red and Blue team a chance to make their own menu; and Brad COMPLETELY hijacked the menu for the Blue team; leaving Rock and Josh (his teammates) completely out of the fold. Brad then rightfully took the fall when the Blue team lost the service, because Brad just wanted Chef Ramsay to see his creativity SO BAD and how impressive he was!… There weren’t many challenges that involved creativity that Brad was very successful in, so basically he just had his head up his ass. Why is Brad this high you say then? I think if he toned it down a bit, he would’ve went much further, possibly to Final 3.


#6: Dannie (Season 15)- 6th Place, Out Episode 13


Dannie was really strong at the start of the season. She kind of had the Alison syndrome of “2nd or 3rd best” but not to the same extent (hence why she’s ranked this high). She had several strong challenge and dinner service performances, but also had some bad ones. One thing that was annoying about Dannie was her ego. She had this holier-than-thou complex in which she didn’t feel that she was ever doing anything wrong, which ultimately bit her in the ass at her elimination when it was the reason why it came across that she had very little passion. Dannie is the first person on this list who I was pretty surprised at not getting a black jacket a the time of airing.


#5: Brian (Season 10)- 7th Place, Out Episode 15


Brian, like Dannie and Alison, had the “2nd or 3rd best” syndrome. He didn’t do MUCH to stand out as a competitor, but there are some points. He bounced back in a big way after a terrible 4th dinner service, and put up quite a few respectable dishes in challenges. He also got 3 out of 4 in the blind taste test, which is extremely impressive (this however was overshadowed by Justin’s 4 for 4, which is incredible). Brian is also ranked this high because he’s probably one of my favorite contestants ever on the show. He was very funny in confessionals, and not completely unhinged like the majority of the Season 10 cast. I personally feel he was robbed of a black jacket (Robyn got it instead), but it wasn’t a GIGANTIC robbery like say Anthony from Season 11. Ultimately I can say he’s a really good chef, who just had too many messy dinner services.


#4: Louross (Season 4)- 7th Place, Out Episode 9


Louross was a small guy with a lot of energy and spunk; and it was very endearing. Not only that, but he had a good amount of creativity, was fun in confessionals, and has the honor of being the only chef in Hell’s Kitchen history to be called a Toilet Brush. You can tell Louross was a front-runner because several of his competitors claimed that they thought “he would be there at the end” after his elimination. And lets be honest; there is no way in hell that Matt should’ve gotten a black jacket over Louross. Matt’s dinner service was SO MUCH WORSE than Louross’ but we’ll get to that in a different post. I think Louross had a lot of potential, but with the big(ger) personalities on his team, such as Bobby and especially freakin’ JEN, he kind of fell into a bullied state, and lost his confidence, leading to his elimination.


#3: Nilka (Season 7)- 7th Place, Out Episode 10


QUEEN Nilka was an inexperienced chef who was very much not afraid to get deep into the kitchen and bust ass. She was a strong competitor the entire season, (or at least on the Red Team, which had a lot of terrible cooks lol), and is also a queen of slamming “wet floor” signs on the ground when frustrated. Nilka performed very well in many challenges, and most dinner services too… she just kind of fell apart at her last service, were Chef Ramsay was forced to kick her out. After she was kicked out, though, Chef Ramsay went to go see her outside of the Hell’s Kitchen restaurant, telling her that she was very proud of her and to keep following her dream. If that’s not a sign that she had such great potential, idk what is. Nilka also had an amazing personality! She was incredibly fun to watch, her confessionals were fantastic, and she was NOT afraid to go off on whoever defied her or screwed her over. She is a BIG part of why Season 7 is one of the best.


#2: Vinny (Season 8)- 7th Place, Out Episode 10


Vinny was extremely talented. He had several good services and incredible challenge performances, and seemed to be a front runner until his downfall in the last couple of episodes he was in. When watching Season 8 and seeing the Blue team, most people think “Russell is such a dick… why does he have to be a good cook… Oh well, at least there is Vinny. He’s good too!” Sadly, Vinny’s last few services were dreadful and it lead to his elimination, and also led to what is potentially the least likable Final 6 in the history of Hell’s kitchen. Seeing Vinny go was a bummer, but he will always be remembered as one of the best chefs who did not receive a black jacket.


#1: Andrew (Season 16)- 6th Place, Out Episode 13


OKAY; this might be a very unpopular decision, but I don’t care. Andrew was REALLY good. He is the only chef on this entire list who I SERIOUSLY thought was going into the Final 2, or at least Top 4. He never had a bad dinner service, he had good leadership skills (was good at delegating his team), and he did generally very well in most of the challenges. The twist that Ramsay presented the top 6 in Episode 13 is why Andrew did not get a black jacket; because he failed to make the most impressive dish in a series of 3 mini-challenges. It was kind of a bogus way to go out, considering that Ramsay is looking for a head chef, and that the Top 6 have all already shown that they know what they’re doing. Andrew going out 6th truly shocked me. I was convinced he was the best chef out of all of the Males in the season. Yeah, his shenanigans with Heather in the dorms were questionable considering he has a wife and kid, but there is no denying that Andrew was seriously talented, and should’ve gotten that black jacket more so than any other chef that has never gotten one…



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Why I Disliked #BB18

This has personally been the most frustrating season of Big Brother for me. Whenever something good happens, something screws it up. There are a few major factors I feel.
1. PRODUCTION FAVORITES: It’s clear they favored the returnees, and they used as many safety nets as possible without blatantly “rigging”; even the DR telling Nat to work with Nicorey was pathetic.
2. DERRICK. Tbh i never want to see Derrick ever again. Not only did he ruin his own season with boredom, but he was super-relevant this season aswell “Thanks to Paulie, Nicole, James etc…” and it once again had a major influence on how the season went down. Derrick needs to go away.
3. BAD CAST. The tried to cast newbies who would fold under pressure (Zakiyah as a screaming example) so that the returnees had an easier road to the finals (I guess this could tie in with number 1 a bit). But also note how different the cast of Survivor and Big Brother is. Survivor knows how to cast their people, and all Big Brother does is cast Cute, dumb, and boring OR very loud and annoying men, and extremely dumb and incompetent women.
This season to me was a huge blunder, and it was CBS’s way of saying to us “We don’t give a shit about you fans”. Sure they did the “Care package” shit; but note the casuals totally took that over and us REAL fans really had no say in the matter. Big Brother plays to the casuals so that is can stay on air, and it’s pathetic. I like the original theory, said by Rob Cesternino, of “If you go out of your way to please the TRUE FANS, the casuals will follow”; and Big Brother fails to do that; and this is why we have a shitty season year after year; because they’re delusional about this show. Very delusional.

Phoebe Leaves? NO! #SurvivorPhoebe #SurvivorAU

Hey everyone. This is gonna be a short, complain post about the recent events of #SurvivorAU Episode 14 and peoples reactions.

First of all, Phoebe is probably one of the greatest players to EVER play the game, yet she doesn’t even make Merge or Jury. It’s a tragedy, yes but it doesn’t mean the season is over.

I go onto to twitter, search “#SurvivorAU”, and what do I see?

THIS is the shit we deal with CONSTANTLY for the shit hole that is #BB18, yet people keep coming back to it. ONE PLAYER gets voted off, and you’re not going to watch?

“Oh well Survivor US is about to come on, good point to drop off…”
NO. This season has been great. Sure, many twists muddle the gameplay, but there is still HALF of the fucking game to play, and they ARE ABOUT TO MERGE. You’re gonna throw a hissy fit just because your fav was voted off?

I know many will say “WELL YOU DO TOO YOU BITCH”; Well not really. I drop out because of the season being bad, not just because one person left. I think that is very irrational judgement to just drop out just because someone gets voted out.


—Andrew Lepine—

My personal Big Brother Season Rankings: From Season 6 to Season 18!

Hey everyone! I’ve been a fan of Big Brother since Season 6, and I have to admit the quality has dipped quite a bit over the years. With the end of #BB18 and #BBOTT on the horizon, I thought it would be interesting to see how I thought each season stacked up against eachother; so rankings gallore, bitchez.

I am going to rank the 13 seasons I have seen and analyzed (I HAVE watched seasons 2-5, but i am not going to rank them as I don’t have THAT much personal insight on them) SO HERE WE GO!!!

NUMBER 13: #BB16 big_brother_16_cast

Anyone who knows me, can probably tell that I HATE this season with a burning passion. The cast was stupid AF, with the exception of Derrick (Who these days I don’t think is very credible anymore), and Nicole (Well… I hate her now, thanks to #BB18)

This season had close to zero blindsides. The females were weak as hell, and everyone literally played for Derrick to win. People say Derrick was a great winner, but it’s hard not to win WHEN THE OTHER 15 ARE PLAYING FOR YOU.

The fact that Victoria is potentially now my favorite from this season is a very, very bad sign.

This season was no fun to watch, and the presence of Frankie Grande just tainted it even more. THE WORST PART ABOUT IT, is that CBS LOVEEEES This season…

Well news flash CBS: IT SUCKS.


NUMBER 12: #BB9 300px-bb9group

The ONLY reason why this is above #BB16 is because I don’t hate it with a burning passion… it just sucks. Sure, I hear the feeds were fantastic (and trashy) but this season was unwatchable. I remember seeing the first few weeks during the #BBMarathon and when Jen was telling everyone her boyfriend was racist? WTF! and the Alison-Sheila lesbian scandal was just stupid.
This cast was extremely unlikable and it was hard to root for anyone. The very small amount of likeable people (Alex, Parker) went out within the first 2 weeks, and then CBS, being their good ‘ol selves, SCREWED OVER THE FANS, by having them vote one person back in “Who was Alex”, but then saying “OH, but the contestants will vote instead”, and they bring back Crazy fucking James instead. What a slap in the face. This is the season that made me question CBS and made me realize just how arrogant and delusional of a company they are. Thanks, BB9.


NUMBER 11: #BB18 bigbrother18_cast

By far the most FRUSTRATING season for me, is the current one. BB18. Why was it frustrating? The women had SO MUCH POTENTIAL; and they ruined it. SO MANY GOOD THINGS could’ve happened this season, but we instead got one of the worst possible results. Sure Nicole has game, but I cannot stand the girl. She’s annoying and doesn’t own her game. FRUSTRATING. James is still in and could win after doing NOTHING all summer. FRUSTRATING. CBS giving Paulie sympathetic edit. FRUSTRATING. Zakiyah in general FRUSTRATING. CBS loving them some Nicorey! FRUSTRATING. THE FACT THAT THEY MADE SO MANY USELESS SEGMENTS ON COREY DESPITE BEING BY FAR THE DULLEST CAST MEMBER TO EVER BE ON THE SHOW: SO FUCKING FRUSTRATING; the worst part is, the casuals are eating it all up. This season has made me HATE casual watchers, as they give James, Nicole, and Corey their stupid care packages. Paulie’s existence is disgusting in general. THIS SEASON was a huge let down; all thanks to CBS.


NUMBER 10: #BB12 300px-Bigbrother12cast.jpg 

I know a lot of people love the Brigade; but their steamrolling was boring AF. This season may have given us the legendary Britney Haynes, and the very polarizing Brenchel, but other than that meh. The fact that the saboteur twist failed within the first week was pathetic, and was followed up with some pathetic gameplay by everyone who was not in the brigade.



NUMBER 9: #BB13 300px-bigbrother13cast

There are definitely some signs that #BB18 was rigged, but there is no other season that SCREAMS “rigged” more than #BB13. It was so obvious, even to the casuals. The reason why this season is ranked as high as it is was the very polarizing cast. There were two sides. You were either Team Vets, or Team Dani D, and it was pretty split down the middle. The season was compelling, it kept me watching; and THAT is what makes a good BB season.


NUMBER 8: #BB15 Big_Brother_15_Cast.jpg

If you can get past the racism, and get past the generally unlikable cast, we have some extraordinary game play this season. The winner Andy, though hated by a lot, played a near-perfect floater game that should make Jun proud. His performance during the second double eviction was LEGENDARY and the fact that he was on all Live Feed cams at once has yet to be repeated (lol). Also, Amanda. A dominant female player, who although may be rude AF at times, is JUST what I want to see in a female player; bold and not afraid to make moves and beat the shit out of people. Those two in particular redeem this season for me, and puts it at the number 8 spot. (I WILL say that Aaryn and GinaMarie were fucking terrible though.)



NUMBER 7: #BB11 300px-bb11usacast

This season was fantastic. DRAMA EVERYWHRE. Russell, Chima, the Natalie/Jessie/Lydia triange, Hilarious Kevin, the evil nerd Ronnie, Even Jejo was tolerable this season. This cast was GREAT drama (not so much with gameplay tho). I would put this higher if there were actually some amazing players. Kevin was really good, but not “great”.
Also one think i really blame on this season in particular; type casting. It didn’t start until this season. THIS is the season when Big Brother started going downhill into the frustrating piece of shit it is today. Other than that, fun to watch.


NUMBER 6: #BB7 All-Stars 300px-bigbrother7uscast

I know exactly the kind of reaction i’m gonna get here. Half of you are going to agree with me, and half of you are going to go “WTF BB7 SHOULD BE NUMBER 1 THIS LIST IS BULLSHIT”… Well, you can go fuck off then, because everyone can have their opinions and still be “valid”.
The cast, obviously legendary. America voted all of them in, and though not the best gamers, were great personalities. That “not the best gamers” tho… that’s where it falls.
Dr.Will… one of, if not the greatest player of all time DOMINATED this season. The frustrating thing about it is how stupid the other players were. I love Janelle, but she was Dr.Wills puppet in this season. The only person i feel like didn’t make themselves look like a total idiot this season is Dani R (Who did make some mistakes herself).
I don’t like Will’s sidekick Boogie though. I feel like he’s very overrated and that he gets credit for all of the work that Will had done. He for sure was a better winner than Erika though, who was just… dismal.
I didn’t enjoy this season much to be honest. It was Chilltown steamroll. Every week “WE NEED TO TAKE OUT CHILLTOWN” and then they don’t. EVERY DAMN WEEK. That’s why it’s ranked at 6.


NUMBER 5: #BB8 Big-brother-8-cast.jpg

A lot of people hate Big Brother 8, and Evel Dick for that matter. But you CANNOT tell me this season was not entertaining. The Donatos, ERIC FUCKING STEIN, and the epic meltdown of Dustin, Kail (and numerous ones from Amber lmao). I loved the cast this season; they seemed like they were willing to play hard… while also being complete trainwrecks. Lol. Of course i have to knock it down a few pegs because of America’s Player technically rigging it for the Donatos, but it was like the perfect story book ending; and I remember it fondly. PS: BB8 Episode 18 is probably my favorite episode of all time of any Big Brother. Ever.


NUMBER 4: #BB17big-brother-season-17-episode-1

Yes. Big Brother 17 is number 4. In a stretch of average to TERRIBLE seasons, this season was a shining gem, and I think it is vastly underappreciated. Austin and the twins were SO FUN to hate on during the course of the season, and the fact that they stuck around UNTIL THE FINAL 6, made for excellent and compelling television. The best part is, it was them against my 3 favorites in the season: Steve, Vanessa, and Johnny Mac. Although Vanessa was a fantastic player and arguably should’ve won this season, I feel like Steve winning was a great way to end this underrated season. If #BBOTT is anywhere near this good, I’ll stick around for #BB19.


NUMBER 3: #BB14 4545916dafbfa1bf672c49f2368c3fbd38f4479a782937d635da0e2431c70f66

Dan. Frank. Britney. Ian. All of the above. Sure, some of the cast was dull and useless, but the ones who DID STUFF; amazing. Dan was compelling as fuck to watch, and Frank being one of the most difficult people in the history of the game to get out was great. I was team quack pack all the way, and it felt so good to see 4 out of the 5 of them at the very end. Ian beating Dan in the end sucked, but this season was very fun to watch, and i’m sure many can agree with me on that.


NUMBER 2: #BB6 big-brother6-6.jpg

Drama. City. Even on rewatch, this season keeps you glued to the screen. With the polarizing cast, and ALL OF THE FIGHTS, Do I need to say more? This IS the season that got me hooked. Although Maggie is generally unlikeable, her cult-like gameplay was incredible and has yet to be rivaled to this day (oh yeah, the great and powerful Derrick, right? *rolls eyes*)


NUMBER 1: #BB10 bigbrotherten1.jpg

This season had it all. Good gameplay, drama, great cast, blindsides… EVERYTHING! If there is ANY season that shows what Big Brother should always be like; it’s this one! The four-some of Dan/Memphis/Keesha/Renny was LEGENDARY AF and of course the explosive female alliance of Libra/April/Keesha. Omg THIS SEASON IS SO FUCKING GOOD. Even the most useless character, Ollie had major entertainment value. The first boot was legendary (All hail Brian), and even Jerry, the old guy, was incredible… INCREDIBLE television. I have yet to see ANY season of ANY show match just how great Big Brother 10 is!


—So those are my rankings! What about yours? Let me know @Empoleon95 on twitter!. Thanks for reading!—



#SurvivorMillennialsVsGenX #SurvivorLongevity Draft!

—Before I go any further, The pictures used here ARE ones that I made on my own, but I did borrow some content to make it happen. First of all, the original SURVIVOR(TM) Logo I use on my custom-made Survivor Buffs, and I also used content from http://www.truedorktimes.com/ for my draft board.

I also want to give a somewhat late Happy Birthday to @randyknup on twitter! Follow him! He hosts some kickass drafts! Also follow @SoleSurvivorYap who also dedicates his time for Big Brother, Survivor, and even Hells Kitchen drafts! FOLLOW THEM OR ELSE :)—

Hey everyone, it’s me Gamefreak again “Of you can call me by my new screenname, Empoleon [my favorite Pokemon of course]. Whatever works for you”

I am a VERY competitive person; but you know what i like to do more that competing? HOSTING the competition. You can find me regularly on Twitter and the Big Brother Live Feed chatrooms hosting small Survivor and Big Brother games with many of my buddies on there.

And what does that include? Drafting! FIFTEEN PEOPLE. FIVE TEAMS. ONE SURVIVOR (Well actually 3 since five teams with 3 people each… yeah.)

I gathered 15 of the shittiest people on earth (just kidding they’re really awesome… i mean it!) and did something unprecedented; not only am I hosting a draft, but It is a TEAM-ORIENTED draft.

This is also a special LONGEVITY draft: Challenge wins? don’t matter. Big moves? Don’t matter. All that matters is how deep/far your castaways go in the game; and the points are based directly on that.

The 15 people are split into 5 teams.


They each selected a number 1-15, and I secretly assigned a color to each number. this is how I divided the teams! I will now go over each team and what i think about their chances!


As you see in the picture above, I have each team along with the peepz that they consist of! (Some of them named their teams) I’ll go in order, starting with…

YELLOW TEAM: Ganador yellow-team

MY NAME FOR IT: The Family Tribe (Son, Father, Daughter, Mother respectively)

Saul (@Perezpective)Kim (@Kim_Is__Bored)
Connor (@ShirtlessConpro)

The Yellow team chose Taylor, David, Figgy, and got stuck with Sunday (XD)

Taylor- I’m not sure how I feel about this pick. He is definitely not the one I would’ve personally picked first, and I’m always right. (Not really)… Anyways; Taylor seems like a person who has a big presence… like you always know he’s there. Not a bad thing in life, but in Survivor, that’ll get you a target very quickly.
PREDICTION: Late Pre-Merge

David- David is the little nerdy guy who was born just a little too early (cuz nerds are the shit now, right?) This guy is very scrawny. I fear that he’ll snap with some hurricane-force winds (I’m not foreshadowing at all :P). Could he be a good player? Yes. Do I expect him to make it that far? Not particularly.
PREDICTION: Late Pre-Merge (again)

Figgy- She kinda reminds me of Flick from #SurvivorAU; willing to use the cards she needs to get ahead. I think she was a good draft pick and potentially the Yellow teams strongest candidate for the win.

Sunday- I was actually SHOCKED that Sunday was the last one “chosen”. FOR SOME REASON She gives me head-on Lisa Whelchel vibes, but whenever i say that, a certain somebody scolds me for it. She’s either out early or she’s going all the way.
PREDICTION: Out by Episode 4 or she’s a finalist.

OVERALL: Solid, but not great team. There are definitely some weaknesses here. If half of the team makes at least merge they have a shot. A small one, however.


PURPLE TEAM: Purple Kellys purple-team

MY NAME FOR THE TEAM: The team that is most likely to be noticed by Senpai(TM)

Eddie (@EddieGlacken)
Malcolm (@Dance_Machine28)— Just noticed typo on draft chart. Will fix after EP1.Rob (RobMRosenberg)

First of all I am amazed that this team was assembled by random draw. Malcolm wanted to be on a team with both Rob and Eddie and Rob wanted Purple. It was pure coincidence.

The Purple Team chose Zeke, Chris, Michelle, and Lucy.

Zeke- I really don’t want to like Zeke, but I do. I feel like he’ll bring an entertaining way of playing the game that we all know and love. I cannot get over that mustache though. The bottom line is I think Zeke has mad potential, and some people are going to overlook him; and that will be their downfall.
PREDICTION: At least Merge

Chris- Personally I never really “got” the hype on Chris, until i found out he’s a lawyer. THERE IS THIS AMAZING BITCH NAMED PHOEBE IN #SURVIVORAU WHO IS A LAWYER AND SHE IS FUCKING THINGS UP (in a good way), so I guess I’m rooting for him?
PREDICTION: Could go anywhere

Michelle- When I first saw Michelle I thought she looked like a brunette version of Ashley Iocco (From Big Brother 14), and after watching her vid, I think i’m right. She’s all about god being so awesome (Personally not my cup of tea, but whatever floats your boat!) and ironically she also believes in DRAGONS! Oh, the DRAGONZ? The AWESOME Ponderosa band formed during Survivor Heroes Vs Villains? No, not those. Actual dragons; like the ones that all of us nerds would neuter ourselves just to have one as a pet. ANYWAYS: game wise, meh. I don’t think she’ll be any type of power player? But potential to go far? high.

Lucy- First of all, she’s a bodybuilder. WOW. Second of all, she’s bossy. UGH. Third of all, I don’t think she’ll get along with the other Gen-Xers.. OUCH.

OVERALL: 3 out of the 4 of their picks are great. Very, very strong team in my opinion. If Eddie didn’t hold his team hostage to pick Lucy instead of Sunday, i think their team would be exceptional.


GREEN TEAM: Ranvanbria green-team

What I name this team: The Nerd Team

Ivan (@IvanOrnelas2)
Randy (@Randyknup)
Brian (@Thebribrim)

This team said they had GRAPHS AND STATISTICS to pick their people, and tbh I think their “statistics” are flawed. Lets take a look.

The Green Team chose Mari, Adam, Hannah, and Jessica

Mari- I lot of people are on the Mari train; but I think it’s too good to be true. It’s gonna be just like Anna and Liz in Survivor Kaoh Rong where they’re gonna be everyones winner pick and then get plucked off Pre-Merge. Sorry, but it’s what i think.

Adam- I have a soft-spot for Adam. He’s been wanting to get on this show for pretty much his entire life. He even has a twitter account from YEARS ago strictly to campaign to get on Survivor. I WANT him to do well. I really do. Will he?… Maybe. I think he has the tools.

Hannah- Hannah is like Aubry after snorting a few shrooms. She’s quirky; almost too quirky. Probst thinks that it will “Charm” people, but I say it may do the exact opposite. What if she becomes a Cochran 1.0?

Jessica- Meh. I literally have no analysis on this girl. Sorry.
PREDICTION: First Boot. (I’m not kidding)

OVERALL: This team looks good on paper, but if you REALLY get into the CHANCES. and SCENARIOS (Cue Jozea GIF), then I’m not sure if this team can pull it off.


BLUE TEAM: Blue Collars blue-team

What I name this team: Grab-four-random-people-and-put-them-on-an-island team

Greg (@AnimorphLover3)Haiku (@HaikuFishbach)
Miles (@MilesBrown83)

First off, Miles was invisible during draft picks so I can’t really blame him. Honest opinion; I think this is the weakest team… AND How DARE THEY name themselves after one of my most hated tribes in the history of Survivor, the Blue Collar Tribe from Worlds Apart (I hated that season) UGH Now they really just make me want to root against them XD

The team chose: Will, Bret, Rachel, Paul

Will- Will is ONLY 18. 1, 2, 3 years younger than me! WTF!. His voice is as deep as a contrabass saxaphone and his hero in life is “Ronald Reagan”; instant turn off. Go away. Not really tho. Will he do well? Hard to tell. I just rhymed, bitches.
PREDICTION: no idea.

Bret- Bret is really the only choice that Blue made that I can get behind. He’s a walking Mike Holloway clone (Which could be good or Meg-dating catastrophic). It’s hard to find any reason why he would be an early boot unless he got swap-fucked, which is possible, but not probable.

Rachel- Rachel is a fish out of water. gouftjhmjnoif

Paul- Paul is a fish out of water. gouftjhmjnoif

OVERALL: Not good. I can barely predict where they are going to end up, but based on my predictions for other castaways, not very far. If half of Blue’s team makes merge I will post “I WAS WRONG” on twitter and put it on my profile for a week.


RED TEAM:… Red Team? red-team

What I name this team: The Team to Beat.

Kevin (@Nivekluap1)’Chele (@TVGal87)
Chris (@CTHASARRIVED)— also Eddie’s boyfriend

This team instantly entertained me. First off all, Kevin was MIA during the draft pick so it was only ‘Chele and Chris. ‘Chele was like I WANT KEN and then Chris was like ZEKE OR MICHAELA. ZEKE. YEAH ZEKE (even though he was already picked)
This minor miscommunication pleased me and everyone else in the chatroom. The small arguement had more excitement than any point of time during #BB18.

The Red Team picked: Michaela, Ken, Jay, and Cece


Michaela- This pick is solid. She reminds me of a more-go-getting Tasha kinda. I think Michaela is going to do very well, noting that she has a mixed GenX and Millennial mindset. I’ll be rooting for her.

Ken- I can’t tell if Ken is boring or not. In my personal draft with @randyknup he was my first pick because i wanted to pick boring people who would slide undetected until merge. No i’m not accusing him of being boring, I’m just saying that is what it seems like. Prove me wrong.

Jay- Jay seems like a less annoying Joe Anglim. I’m not one to judge solely on looks but his face looks like he could be the main character of any movie XD. If he has challenge prowess AND a good strategic game, he’ll be one to watch come the merge which he’ll inevitably make.
PREDICTION: Merge merge merge and merge.

CeCe- I hope CeCe isn’t the stereotypical 4th black woman boot (I hate stereotyping, but it’s true), and it seems very likely that she may fit into that category. If not, then yay.
PREDICTION: Fourth boot.

OVERALL: This team is amazeballs. All 4 of them have a good (or not so good, in CeCe’s case) shot of not only making merge, but doing well strategically and challenge-wise. If there was one team that was set up for success, it is the Red Team.


SO If i had to rank the teams…
1st Place; Red
2nd Place; Purple
3rd Place; Green
4th Place; Yellow
5th Place: Blue

So point system: First boot, gets one point. Second boot, gets two. This keeps going until 4th place, who gets 17 points. 3rd place jumps up to 20 points. 2nd place jumps up to 22 points, and winner gets 25 points. The team with the highest point total at the end of the season wins.

What do they win?
Bragging rights; DUH.


Thanks for reading, and may the best team win! #SurvivorMillennialsVsGenX

—Andrew Lepine—

#BB18 Final 3 quick analysis

Here, I did a quick analysis on the Final 3. I think it’s pretty clear who should and should not win with this. #BB18


NICOLE:  nicole

COMPETITIVE GAME: C-: I mean, she did stuff, and quite a few things… but she spent a lot of time just hanging out with Corey. I appreciate that laying low is a strategy, but was she really laying low? Or just… laying…

STRATEGIC GAME: B-: Nicole has game; no denying that like her or not. She’s not the best player ever, but it’s safe to say she’s probably one of if not the most solid player this season. She integrated herself well throughout the game, and made moves when she had to.

SOCIAL GAME: C+: Once again going back to laying in bed for half of the season; The bond she made with Corey should’ve been spread throughout the entire house. If she did that, she’d be guaranteed a win. There IS something to be said about her being in the majority for most of the season tho, hence i’m giving her a C+ instead of just a C
Used a meat sheild effectively
Least messy strategic game of the Final 3
Managed to always be positioned well in the game.
Good at competitions.

Laid in bed half of the season
Got caught up in Corey
Generally annoying
Pre-Game Deal with James
Returning Veteran

SHOULD SHE WIN: Yes, there is a case to be made that she deserves to win.


PAUL: paul

COMPETITIVE GAME: A-: Your boy has been the underdog this entire competition. From week 1 on, he was a target for many people in the house; and he managed to get himself out of that. How? BY DOING THE WORK. There is not a single week in which he has done nothing (Even being a pawn is work people!) And i feel that should be rewarded.

STRATEGIC GAME: C+: Paul has potential to be a great strategic player, but the problem is he never really grabbed at an opportunity to take complete control of the game (Arguably until right now). He’s a very smart dude, and put in the correct position, could potentially steamroll. That didn’t happen though.

SOCIAL GAME: C: This is for sure a strange grade for this; He has so many pros in the category, yet so many cons. He knows how to talk. he knows how to get his point across and manipulate. Problem is; he oversells his point, and he’s very loud. It turns some people off to him. I think he did well under his circumstances though.
Was underdog since Day 1. He fought his ENTIRE way.
Did very well adapting his game. (Dropping Vic Week 2)
Great strategic thinker and speaker. Got his agenda across when he needed to.
Good at competitions.

Calls women cunts
Loud and Annoying
Was never really a driving force in the game


SHOULD HE WIN: Yes. I think out of the Final 3, Paul deserves to win the most.

JAMES: james

COMPETITIVE GAME: D-: To me it feels like he didn’t care. He was to wrapped up in Natalie the entire season that we didn’t see the James that we all (or most of us) loved in #BB17, hence the low grade.

STRATEGIC GAME: D: He always did what he was told to do. He had and amazing (and undeserved) amount of strategic leverage throughout the season, so some would argue that “he made big moves”; No; He made the moves for other people, not himself.

SOCIAL GAME: B+: The only thing I can give James props on, is his social game. There was not one person “Except Victor at one point” who disliked James. Many people wanted to work with him, and that is the kind of social game that you would want to have in the BB house.
Decent Social game
Nice guy

Shit strategic game
Pre-game deal with Nicole
Flips always “handed” to him; never really did work
Got caught up in Natalie
Didn’t play to win, but for AFP
Returning Veteran
Generally sucks at competitions.


SHOULD HE WIN: Absolutely not, and whoever thinks he should is sorely mistaken.


BOTTOM LINE: James should NOT win. AT ALL. It SHOULD come down to Paul and Nicole. Personally, I think Paul should be the winner. Nicole has played a great textbook game, but something about giving her the win doesn’t feel right to me, especially when it seems like she didn’t really put forth the effort until Week 10. Paul was in the hotseat the entire competition, and survived. Not all by luck, but by his postiive game qualities listed earlier.
Paul > Nicole > James.

See you all for #BBOTT!

My Story

I have been… busy over the past few weeks so I haven’t been able to really keep up on this useless blog. I’ve been spending a lot of time with my relatives… and recovering from spending time with my relatives (It’s very energy consuming), and now i’m here :P.

One thing you should know about me is that i’m not the most motivated person. I have always had a problem with keeping myself “up to a task” so to speak. Even since a kid in elementary school. It’s so easy for everyone to just “get shit done” and set their mind to something… and for some strange reason, that is nearly impossible for me. As a result, I’ve been struggling my entire life to even want to live any life at all. Luckily, I found my friends through Big Brother Live feeds chat, and they showed me the ways ot Twitter, and now; I love Twitter, and I love the people I interact with. For the first time in my entire life, I don’t hate people.

…But there are still some that get on my nerves, of course. Naturally i’m a person who expects the worst out of people. (I have trust issues because of a variety of things that happened to me in the past).

Anyways, staying on track of the “not motivated” thing; Here is my current state in life. I am 21 years old; I don’t have a real job, I don’t have any college degree, I just live with my Mother and my Grandpa. My Grandpa has a really bad case of Parkinsons disease and my mother and I do our best to take care of him… but it really drains us. Me, I’m just a naturally lazy person, so it’s hard for me to even get up and do something. It sounds pathetic, but it’s true. In contrast to that, my mom has a variety of health issues that prevent her from doing things without maybe hurting herself or just completely losing her shit.

When she “flips out”; guess who the target is? Me. I get told that she could “kick me out at any time”, and then everything wrong that is happening is my fault. I do as much work with this stuff as she does and yet I’m the one who’s lazy and entitled and she does “everything”.

I mean, I understand. She has been through a rollercoaster of fucked up things with my father and my sister (And myself, which i will get to in another post), and she’s in her late 50s, she’s overweight, she’s half blind… I SHOULD be doing more, but it’s just hard for me to see things through her perspective. That on top of my inability to motivate myself, makes it so I can only push myself to do so much work, and I feel so incredibly guilty about it.

In the same breath though, i’m not going to let her walk all over me. Whenever she attacks me, I defend myself. I’ve spent too many years with people walking all over me so I just can’t take it.

It’s a very awkward relationship between eachother. We know that we are all we have, yet we cannot stand eachother. It’s a love-hate relationship, with discord at best. I’m just afraid i’m going to do something that will result in the death of my Mother because i “stress her out” too much by just being myself.

It’s rough. It really is. She was literally yelling at me as I was typing this entire post. As personal as it get though, we eventually forgive eachother and likely fight the next day XD. It’s weird, and it’s draining. I wish things could be better.