The CBS show Survivor is currently in its 21st season, and I continue to be an avid viewer. I think I’ve only missed one or two seasons, and the producers continue to surprise and delight me every year.
One of the things the show does to mix things up is create special parameters by which to divide contestants into two tribes. Sometimes this is social–they pick teams playground-style, or captains pick teams.
Other times, though, the producers use guidelines such as race, gender, or, this season, age. That’s when the dynamics get really interesting.
So for future Survivors, here are my ideas for ways to divide the tribes:
I’d also love to see a Survivor where they just drop people on an island and see how long they survive before tapping out. I can just imagine the contestants waiting for Jeff Probst to show up…and he never does.
Also, my friend Bryce suggested a season where no one speaks the same language. It would be logistically difficult, but fascinating to watch.
Would Celebrity Survivor work, or would that be the downfall of the show?