The one thing Josephine "Jo" Bradley knows is that she is a good cop. She's ambitious and tough (or thinks she is) and has just been assigned her first big case as Lead Detective following her recent promotion in Vancouver's Homicide Division. Born in China and abandoned by a family she never knew, Jo was adopted as a toddler and relocated to Vancouver. Raised by a single mother, a Professor of Sinology, Jo wanted for nothing growing up. But, much to her mother's chagrin, Jo chose policing as a career. When Charles Xie, the son of a prominent real estate developer, goes missing and his body is found ritualistically buried, Jo is assigned the case. It happens on one of the worse days of her life following a cancer diagnosis and an imminent and difficult decision about treatment. But Jo will need to put the personal aside when she goes head-to-head with the wealthy and privileged Xie family, led by the tyrannical and powerful patriarch, Li-Rong Xie. Risking her career, Jo will be forced to tear the family apart and reveal long held secrets in order to solve the murder of their troubled middle son. The cat-and-mouse game she plays to fracture the Xie family will also leave Jo broken and searching for her own identity and the meaning of family.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Blood and Water - Survivor: Blood vs. Water - Netflix
Survivor: Blood vs. Water is the 27th season of the American CBS competitive reality television series Survivor. The season filmed in May–June 2013 and premiered on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, featuring returning castaways and their loved ones competing against each other. It was the third consecutive season, and the ninth season overall, to feature returning contestants. As with the previous two seasons, the season was filmed in the Philippines, but this time at Palaui Island, Cagayan. The tribe names were Galang and Tadhana, which means “respect” and “destiny”, respectively, in Tagalog. Tyson Apostol was named the Sole Survivor in the season finale on December 15, 2013, defeating runners-up Monica Culpepper and Gervase Peterson in a 7–1–0 vote. Redemption Island, a twist formerly seen in Survivor: Redemption Island and Survivor: South Pacific, was utilized after a three-season hiatus. In conjunction with the “Blood vs. Water” twist, remaining contestants were given the option to switch places with their loved one if their loved one was on Redemption Island. The game began with a twist called Day Zero, in which each of the ten pairs was marooned in a separate location, spending the night together before congregating as a full cast the following morning and dividing into two tribes. Due to this twist, this season is one of three to last longer than 39 days, after Survivor: The Australian Outback which lasted 42 days, and being followed by Survivor: San Juan del Sur, the second “Blood vs. Water” season, which also began with Day Zero. This season also marks the second occurrence of the rock-picking tiebreaker, 23 seasons after it was first used in Survivor: Marquesas in 2002. This is also the first time in 13 seasons, since Survivor: Fiji, to not feature a fan favorite vote that would award one player with US$100,000. The complete season was released on Blu-ray on November 1, 2017, followed by a DVD release on November 16, 2017.
Blood and Water - Casting - Netflix
Many former Survivor castaways were in contact to return for this season. Amber Brkich Mariano from The Australian Outback and All-Stars and her husband, Rob Mariano from Marquesas, All-Stars, Heroes vs. Villains and Redemption Island, declined the offer to return because they felt like their Survivor experience was complete. Other castaways who declined include Denise Stapley, winner of Philippines, Parvati Shallow from Cook Islands, Micronesia and Heroes vs. Villains, Tom Westman from Palau and Heroes vs. Villains, Yau-Man Chan from Fiji and Micronesia, and Malcolm Freberg from Philippines and Caramoan. Freberg would eventually return for Game Changers. Additionally, Lex van den Berghe and Tom Buchanan, both from Africa and All-Stars declined due to the production of the reality show Family Beef. Ashley Underwood from Redemption Island, Cirie Fields from Panama, Micronesia and Heroes vs. Villains, and Jerri Manthey from The Australian Outback, All-Stars and Heroes vs. Villains were cut when their partners and backups couldn't compete. Fields would eventually return for Game Changers. Kelly Goldsmith from Africa was cut after she was unable to find a partner with whom to compete. While Jonathan Penner from Cook Islands, Micronesia and Philippines was asked to compete with his son, and Terry Deitz from Panama was set to play with his daughter, both pairs were cut as the children were under the minimum age requirement. Shane Powers from Panama has stated that production offered him and his son spots on the show, but they did not fill out the paperwork in time. Jim Rice from South Pacific was asked to compete with his wife, but they were unable to. Troyzan Robertson from One World was initially cast with his brother, but they were ultimately cut. Deitz, Powers, Rice, and Robertson were all later included in the poll to return for Cambodia, however, only Deitz was chosen. Robertson would eventually return for Game Changers. Other couples who were ultimately not chosen include Pearl Islands and Heroes vs. Villains winner Sandra Diaz-Twine and her daughter, Chelsea Meissner from One World and her father, Cindy Hall from Guatemala and her twin sister (and Rock Of Love and I Love Money contestant) Mindy Hall, Edna Ma from South Pacific and her sister, Gretchen Cordy from Borneo and her daughter, Eliza Orlins from Vanuatu and Micronesia and her mother, Holly Hoffman from Nicaragua and her daughter, Jane Bright from Nicaragua and her daughter, Marty Piombo from Nicaragua and either his son or wife, and Ken Hoang from Gabon. Diaz-Twine would eventually return for Game Changers. R.C. Saint-Amour from Philippines and her father, Craig, were originally cast and traveled to Palaui Island with the other castaways, but were pulled from the game the day before filming began due to Craig having high blood pressure. They were replaced by Candice Woodcock Cody from Cook Islands and Heroes vs. Villains and her husband, John.
Blood and Water - References - Netflix