Survivor has been the longest running active television show in the United States at the moment. It has lasted longer than Mash, and Cheers. It has millions of viewers each week, and has provided enough drama over its tenure to make William Shakespeare cringe in his grave.
I mean you have everything: hot women in bathing suits producing cat fights, grown men topless walking around the beach, disabled characters, macho alpha males trying to impress the masses, and the older bossy person annoying everyone. You have every category, and then some, to please everyone in the audience and make each person around the world relate to each one of the characters on the screen.
Some think they are actors, others think they really are suffering, we will never know because the audience never sees what is happening off camera, so it is left to our imagination. Now I will provide you with what I feel are the best and worst seasons of the show.
We will start with the worst. Now everyone probably agrees with this, but the fifth installment, Survivor Thailand should rank atop everyone's list as the worst of all time, simply because of the cast. The winner was a used car salesman and former soft core pornography actor. That, by itself should tell you just what they were thinking when they cast people for that show. Plus, it was really not entertaining and predictable. The best part about that show was the choking scene with skater Rob and racist Clay. Survivor Thailand, the worst season of Survivor ever.
Others include, the fifteenth installment Survivor China, once again, awful cast and stupid game play with the double idols, and the nineteenth installment Survivor Samoa, before they even premiered the show on television, the trailers alone told the story of how Russell would go far. Survivor Samoa was a victim of bad press and over hype and they made it too obvious that there would only be one type of character and that gave you the impression that the rest of the cast would be uninteresting, which they ended up being.
Honorable mention for the worst seasons include, Survivor Fiji with Yau Man getting robbed and Survivor Marquesas with Boston Rob getting eliminated early.