So, as I’m working on some various projects for my Ph. D., I thought of two things. One, I really need to write more on my site after I spent two years focusing on my video content and two, as I am bingewatching seasons of Survivor on Hulu and watching David vs. Goliath, I need to write more on Survivor.
So with the wheels start turning I start thinking about bad decisions in Survivor and the worst players to play it. I start looking things up and I find that there is a lack of writings on bad players in Survivor history. There are a few posts, but for the most part all but a few of them to be wildly inaccurate and focus on players that people did not like as players, not on their strategy or their gameplay. SO, instead of just writing a Top 10 or Top 20 list, though I reserve the right to do it in the future, I decided to highlight the worst player from each season. So this is the Worst Survivor players for each season!
Now! A couple of things. First off, you will find a lack of players who went early or out first. I think you could easily make the argument that the first player out is the worst because they were voted out first. But I don’t just want to write a list like that. I want to write about bad gameplay, not just people who left the game early. I want to spotlight players whose gameplay effected the game in a large array or was so bad that it goes down as legendary. So this list isn’t going to highlight nothing players or players who made no impact. These are players who either made it far in the game and made bad decisions OR their gameplay was so bad that they worked their way into being eliminated early. A season can have multiple winners IF and ONLY IF their badness is non distinguishable that they both need to be highlighted.
So with that being said, let’s start off with the beginning, Survivor Borneo! Continue reading “Worst Survivor Contestants from Each Season”
Whenever I was a child, I was a big fan of reality game shows. I never liked the reality shows that we see today where we parade human garbage in front of a camera and it some how garners an audience. However, I did enjoy the early reality shows like The Mole, Mystery in Small Town X, The Amazing Race, and today’s subject, Survivor. It was fun to watch normal people compete on a 14 week long competition that tested their wits, skills, and ability to manipulate others. I always found them to be a cool concept and a way to play a gigantic game of chess. I do freely admit that the mere concept of a reality show is to be exploitative of human beings in some way and my enjoyment of the show is something that I am going to have to live with in my life. But at either rate, it was always fun to watch these people compete for a chance to win one million dollars.
I did lose all interest in the shows, however, once they started to ‘recruit’ talent for the show. Instead of accepting auditions from real people and finding people through these methods, they begin to seek out and ask various celebrities, models, wackjobs, and the shit skid marks on the underpants of society to put onto their show. But, over the past couple of days, I put on the old show in order to have some background noise. After making it through each season, I decided to make a couple of lists for my website in an attempt to create a definitive list of the worst and the best Survivor Seasons.
Now, considering that I am a person who stopped watching Survivor for several years, I do not claim to be a fan of the series. However, I do feel that will give me an outsider’s perspective on the seasons that may eliminate some biases that can be created from being a staunch fan of the series. I judge each of these seasons on the contestants, the twists of the show, the shows winner, and how manufactured the show was with recruitment and returning characters. With that being said, we will start with the Top 5 Worst Survivor Seasons of All Time (as of 2015). Continue reading “Top 5 Worst Survivor Seasons Ever (as of 2015)”