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Survivor: Edge of Extinction Premiere Recap: First Impressions

What’s that you say? Survivor is still on the air? And – GASP! – it just started its 38th season??? If this sounds familiar, than you are either a Survivor fan who has had this conversation countless times in your life while explaining your obsession to your non-Survivor friends, or you are a non-Survivor friend who is legitimately wondering how – after 19 YEARS – this show is still on TV. Well, let me explain it to you briefly: It’s because Survivor is THE best Reality-TV Competition Show, the grand-daddy of them all, and is still bringing it…Every. Single. Time.

If you don’t believe it’s still on, or you trying to do quick math trying to figure out how it could have had 38 seasons, you may also be surprised to find out that it is not just on the air, but it’s also STILL winning its time-slot in all of the major demographics. Add to this, that it has some of the most loyal, dedicated fans of any television show. Yes, Survivor has been on the…ahem…”edge of extinction” many times in the past, with rumors that the show would end countless times over the years, but still it prevails. The key format of the game is still intact, but it has evolved drastically since the days of Richard Hatch, Sue Hawk or Rudy Boesch…in today’s game, 46 is now “old,” and a simple alliance won’t cut it…you need to be thinking four, and five steps ahead. And now entering Season 38, we’ve been spoiled with some of the very best Survivor seasons of all-time over the past couple years, showing that Survivor will endure for many more years to come.

So you might as well give in and join the party! Whether you’re a long-time fan of the show and have seen every episode since Season 1 (like me!), or whether you are returning to the show after taking some seasons (or some years) off…or even if you have decided to watch Survivor for the very first time: I welcome you! Now let’s dive in to the Premiere Episode of Survivor: Edge of Extinction and find out what all the hype is about!

As I do at the beginning of every recap, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you have already seen this week’s Premiere Episode of Survivor: Edge of Extinction. If you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments of the episode, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap. It is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

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Cast Revealed! See Who Will Compete on Season 38 Of Survivor: Edge of Extinction

Less than three weeks (!!!) away from the two-hour Premiere, the cast of the upcoming Survivor: Edge of Extinction was officially announced today by CBS. The show’s 38th season will kick-off on Wednesday, Feb. 20th. There will be 18 contestants vying for the million-dollar prize and title of Sole Survivor.

Survivor is coming off one of its most successful and best seasons in years. Survivor: David vs. Goliath was universally praised as a Top-5 all-time season. Can “Edge of Extinction” build on the show’s momentum. Or is it bound to deflate a bit? Let’s dive into what we know about Season 38 thus far, and let’s meet the cast!

No season of Survivor would be complete if we didn’t compile the all-time list of winners each season. With 37 seasons now in the rear-view, we just witnessed Nick Wilson, the 27-year-old public defender from Williamsburg, Kentucky, becoming the latest person to win Survivor…but where does this sit on the all-time list?

All 36 people who won Survivor obviously did something right in their season to have won. So this ranking is based on three things, and it’s quite simple: How the person played the game – their particular winning season – according to Survivor’s moniker of “Outwit,” “Outplay,” “Outlast.” Read on in order to see the Top Survivor Winners of All-Time and where Nick ultimately ranks.

Ranking the ‘Most Memorable’ Seasons Of Survivor – Updated Through Season 37

Season 37 of SurvivorSurvivor: David vs. Goliath, is a thing of the past, having ended this past Wednesday night. So where does this past season fit into my list of most memorable?

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Exclusive Survivor: David vs. Goliath Interviews with the Winner and Final Six

Season 37 of Survivor is now officially in the books. It was a great finish to a great season. Heading into the night, the game was wide open. Davie, Nick, Mike, Angelina, Alison and Kara all vied for the million dollar prize and title of Sole Survivor. To say the finish was epic would be an understatement.

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Survivor: David vs. Goliath Finale and Reunion Show Recap: And The Winner Is…

Just like John “The Mayor of Slam-Town” Hennigan told us from the jury tonight: It’s not necessarily how well you fought, it’s sometimes about that big, memorable finish. As one of the most universally beloved seasons of one of the most popular reality competition shows draws to a close, people were asking: Will the finale episode of Survivor: David vs. Goliath live up to the rest of the season? In other words, will the finish be as good as the fight?

Anyone watching tonight’s Survivor Finale and Live Reunion Show that followed knows that we were treated with something special this season. The ending did not disappoint. 37 (!) seasons now in the books, and this show is still firing on all cylinders. This is based on the strength of its cast and on the producer’s willingness to evolve. Not every new twist works, but when you match a great cast with a great theme, sometimes sparks fly. Or in Kara‘s case tonight, sometimes they don’t.

Before we dive in, as I do at the beginning of every Recap, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you have already seen this week’s Survivor: David vs. Goliath Finale. So if you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add too that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments of the episode. This is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap, and is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE, AND THIS IS YOUR LAST *SPOILER* WARNING!

Exclusive Interview: Survivor: David vs. Goliath’s Christian:

There’s no one quite like Christian Hubicki. The robotics scientist and professor from Tallahassee, Florida started off as one of the more – shall we say – “unique” members of the David tribe. He quickly became a rare Survivor sensation: the sort of player that is considered one of the most well-liked contestants ever to play the game. We’re talking Rupert Boneham or Joe Anglim-level love. And that’s just from the perspective of mass popularity. He is also is one of the smartest, most intellectual players we’ve ever seen. He’s in the category with John Cochran or Stephen Fishbach.

For those mourning the loss of Christian from the game, don’t fret…he will be back on Survivor at some point. Mark my words. Because it wasn’t just that he was the ideal strategic player, or that he was just funny (and he was down-right hilarious), but he also perfectly encapsulated the spirit of the quintessential David, the under-dog worth rooting for. And yes, I used the big 14-letter-word “quintessential” to impress Christian himself, should he be reading this.

If you missed any of the action? Get caught up with our Episode 13 Recap, as well as checking out the Podcast below.

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Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 13 Recap: Free For All

The Survivor Gods giveth. Then they taketh away. Just last week, we experienced the demise of the somewhat polarizing Gabby Pascuzzi. Many fans cheered. This week we witnessed a shocking exit that most likely made you scream at your TV, stomp away in anger and throw your Survivor notepad to the floor in disgust. Or was that just me?Yes, this week’s penultimate episode is sure to have whipped the whole of the Survivor-verse into a furious frenzy. But if one thing was made clear by the episode’s end: This season, it’s anybody’s game.

As I do at the beginning of every recap, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you have already seen this week’s Episode 13 of Survivor: David vs. Goliath. If you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments of the episode, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap. It is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE, AND THIS IS YOUR LAST *SPOILER* WARNING!