I will never forget Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X. It was on the day of the premiere episode of Season 33, when my first born child, my son Clayton, was born. Perhaps it’s because of this that I may have watched last week’s premiere episode through rose-colored glasses. I was ecstatic, I was pumped (I was on very little sleep). But I felt excited for the premiere, and excited that I had a “Survivor Baby,” born on #whitericewednesday. Maybe one day this little dude will compete on Survivor, or maybe at least curl up next to dad to watch the Season 45 premiere. He’s already been bought a “The Tribe Has Spoken” onesie, so there is little hope that he will not become enamored with Survivor as his dad is.
But Episode 1 is now behind us, a solid episode overall that introduced several seemingly likable players, and what appears to be a pretty interesting overall theme. We now pivot to Episode 2, airing tonight, to see if this season can begin creating some momentum moving forward.
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Unlike contestant and television writer David Wright, I’m ready for Survivor! The 90-minute Premiere Episode of Millennials vs. Gen-X blew in like a tropical storm just upgraded to a cyclone, and in its wake it scattered a number of likable castaways all over the island, representing two of the most annoying generations of America (I belong to one of them, so I can say this). The “Survivor culture war” was on and within the first day, battle lines were drawn.
So let’s not take any short-cuts, even if Jeff Probst offers us any. We’re about to dig right into Episode 1 of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X…and because this is a “recap,” that means that I’m either assuming you saw the episode, or you are wanting to know what happened. I’ll always try to keep headlines and the first few paragraphs “spoiler free,” but spoilers are definitely coming if you haven’t yet seen the episode. We’ll assume this pertinent information moving forward through the seasons. So with that…
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Survivors ready? It’s about that time folks, as the world’s greatest Reality TV competition show is back for its 33rd go-around. Wednesday night, Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X begins (gee thanks CBS, for the short title this season…that will be fun typing out over and over!), with a 90-minute Premiere Episode.
I’m here to get you primed and ready for tonight’s episode and for this season as a whole. So whether you are an oldie-but-goodie Gen-Xer (like me!), an entitled Millennial brat (I kid…sorta), or a Baby Boomer still trying to figure out how to work your DVR, there’s truly something for everybody this season on Survivor… so let’s dive right in as to what you can expect not only from Jeff Probst and company, but from this column.
Sick of hearing about the Millennial Generation? Well you’ll have a chance to officially root against them – or for them – when Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X premieres on Sept 21. Today, CBS and host Jeff Probst announced the 20 cast members that will be competing for the million dollar prize and title of Sole Survivor, when the 33rd season of the grand-daddy of all Reality TV shows, Survivor, returns this Fall.
This announcement comes with a bit of personal news: Long-time followers and readers of mine will notice that I am no longer the “Survivor Examiner,” but instead I’m writing from my new digs, at RealityTea.com. You can look forward to the same in-depth coverage of the show we love, with weekly episode previews, full recaps, and exit interviews with the voted-out castaways. Thanks for your ongoing support!
So who are the 10 all-new Millennials and 10 all-new Gen-Xers who will appear this coming season?
So, who exactly will be competing on season 17? Well, sorry to bum out all of you Kardashian fans, but Rob Kardashianwill not be one of the reality stars that you will see on the upcoming season. Instead, we’ve got one former Survivor winner and one former contestant from The Voice.
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Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars is set to return next year – and WE tv has announced which reality TV stars have begged agreed to air their dirty laundry for another 15 minutes of fame. #TheAmericanDream
The Hills couple Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag have also signed up. I guess Celebrity Wife Swap didn’t solve their problems, so off to Marriage Boot Camp they go. First problem: they are flat broke. Second problem: Heidi really wants to start a family, but alllllll Spencer wants to do is party.