Best Survivor Seasons


The Top Ten

1 Heroes vs. Villains

It was a very good desicion to make a heroes vs. villians survivor. Bringing back great players such as Parvati Shallow, Russell Hantz, Colby Donaldson and Rupert Boneham made the show great. Russell dominated the season... again. He made moves and prevented getting voted off by Rob's alliance. Parvati dominated physically. Good going girl! And I'm so happy for Sandra, that she won again. The rest of the players gave their best efforts and I like the challenges that they brought back.

By far the best season ever! Just outclasses all the others. - feisty37

Heroes and Villian was awesome! Even though at first he was on the outs on his tribe, Russel contiuned to dominate throughout the game. And they brought back great challenges. Parvati was awesome with the individual challenges, and they last challenge was so close. To me, I think this season was the best

In my opinion the perfect season. The villains ended up dominating over the heroes with some heroes (James) turning into villains, and some villains (Jerri, Sandra, Parvati) turning into heroes against the big villain of the season Russell. Having Colby as the last Hero remaining was also amazing since he was the "First Hero". And let's not forget about Boston Rob vs. Russell. Russell ultimately came out on top but we never got to see it again because of Russell's idiotic tribe on Redemption Island.

2 Micronesia

By combining the elements of an All-Star season and a brand new one, Micronesia managed to take the best attributes of both and fuse them together.

While dealing with the idiocracy of Kathy or Chet, you were able to see Cirie pull off a major blindside only minutes afterword.

Not only did this season manage to show how much better the Favorites were, it also featured one quitter, along with two injury withdrawals.

Exile Island also makes its return here, allowing for a more controlled method of operating when dealing with the immunity idol. It wasn't bad to look at either.

Finally, Parvati won. She was definitely the most deserving player and although the Final 2 Twist does not deserve credit, this season definitely does.

Yes. Best season! Parvati, Amanda, Cirie, Natalie, & Alexis made the best alliance. Erik was a good player, but he was naive. I wish James wasn't medically evacuated because I really liked him. Jason & Ozzy were stupid for not playing the idol, but still good players for even finding it. Eliza was dramatic, especially at the Final Tribal Council. Ami could've stayed, but I think it's good Erik was not voted out. Tracy was underestimated, I really liked her. I wish Kathy stayed because I really thought she could've been a good player. Chet was funny with Joel for that challenge. Jonathan Penner was a good player, despite being a flipper on Cook Islands. Joel was physical and strong, but sometimes a jerk. Mikey B was basically someone who thinks they can have this whole game in their hands. I wish Yau Man was in the game longer, but he was humble and made it far in Fiji. Mary's blindside was awesome & Fairplay should've either not be in the game or stayed longer

Cirie and parvati

Love love loved this season. All the brilliant stategy and the fact the alliances held despite the tribal switch. Erik giving the immunity idol up was priceless. I love Parvati, glad she won, but would have rather had Amanda win. If she gave better arguments at tribal, she would have won China AND Micronesia.

3 Cagayan

Survivor Cagayan at 28? I mean come on, it should be at least in the top ten... Fantastic cast, great twists, people flipping and some great characters and not to mention some of the best blindsides in survivor history.

My first and favorite season. So glad I walked in on my dad watching this show. Fan forever!

Likely this low because it just ended, Cagayan should easily make its way up this list. So many blindsides that were edited so flawlessly that even the viewers could not even predict what was going to happen (I gave up predicting about halfway through). Simply a great cast of characters with drama pre and post-merge that makes this one of the best ever.

Loved this season. So many tribal councils where I had NO idea who was going home. Crazy! Excellent game play and the winner totally deserved their vote

4 Cook Islands

Amazing cast and season! I loved the team reward and immunity challenges, and they were super innovative and well-matched! Loved the underdog narrative, Ozzy being so crazy good in everything, Yul the strategist, the Aitu four going all the way to the finals.

Cook Islands was so amazing the mutinee and the aitu four voting out the other tribe one by one was just amazing

Best season ever. First season I ever watched and made me want to go back and watch all the previous, and follow each one thereafter. Loved Ozzy and Yul. It was awesome to see the underdogs and good guys take it all.

Love this season so much! Ozzy and Yul are two of survivor's bests. Not to mention Parvati and Teller... A lot of memorable people and moments in survivor history came out of it! But seriously so hard to choose from all these amazing seasons

5 Blood vs Water

This was my first season to watch Survivor and I immediately fell in love with it. I LOVED the concept and the cast, but my favorite was CANDICE! Because of how great this season was it pulled me in to watch all the other seasons

So far this has been the best pre-merge since heroes vs villains and one of the best pre-merges ever, I mean, 3 HUGE blindsides in 5 episodes.

Ciera being from the pawn to be voted out to the mastermind of her own fate was what made me loathe her to loving her. Brad getting an impromptu vote-off that was decided during tribal council at the eleventh hour. Candice maturing from a girly flirt to a serious physical threat in redemption island and got redemption for her image.
Overall, great, great season. At least the ones in jeopardy went down with a fight (purple rock, flip-flopping & getting clues) and we get to hope and root for them.
This season pales in comparison to the other two Redemption Island seasons.

One of the best seasons so much conflict, but unfortunately, the person who won the whole thing was not who everyone was voting for. Blood vs Water 3, anyone?

6 Cambodia

Underrated. Deserves AT LEAST top 5, if not top 3.

How is this so low

This is a VERY underrated season of Survivor. Many people think Heroes Vs. Villains was the best season, however what made me not like it as much as Cambodia was that once the merge happened it felt very bland, and there were just many better moments in Cambodia. Cambodia kept you on your toes the entire time, the tides were always changing for who was "safe", and you will learn to LOVE all of the cast of this season. Not to mention this season has some amazing moments with the Savage blindside, Jeremy using his Idol on Stephen to blindside Ciera, Spencer blindsiding Stephen IMMEDIATELY after that, Joe's dream coming true of having his Dad be on Surivor in the Loved Ones challenged with him just for him to get voted out afterwards, No Votes in the Finale, and the new twist of being able to steal someone else's vote and use it as your own. Kelley Wentworth had to be my favorite part of this season for everything that happened thanks to her.

Why so low?

7 The Australian Outback

Arguably the best cast ever. We really got to know these people and see them interact with each other. We also got to see them actually SURVIVE, something that recent seasons have been lacking. Nowadays, the game is all about strategy, but in the Outback, we got to see how they struggled from day to day without food and against nature.

My favorite Survivor season. A great cast who really dealt with nature like true survivors would. An awesome scene when Colby won the car and his mom surprised him by serving his (award) dinner. Very little talk of strategy in this season, something that has become the primary issue in the recent seasons.

Colby's was SO nice to take Tina to the end. In the long run he made, and still makes more money from his choice.

Still a fresh season, as many concepts and staples of survivor were not yet established. Tina was an extremely deserving winner, but it was still enjoyable watching most of the other players, including Jerri, Colby, and Elizabeth. And the waterfall challenge in episode 2 was EPIC.

8 China

Probably the best location and most interesting challenges. - truckturner

Although Heroes vs. Villains is my favorite, I'm giving China my vote because it's a little too low. It should be at least 5th or 4th.

This season had an AMAZING cast, a VERY deserving winner, and interesting stories within. I wish they would have better casts in the new seasons! But I still watch the new ones... I love survivor! Heroes vs Villains was also amazing but since this one's lower, I'll go with this one

It was my favorite. Interesting to watch, had good players, good strategies, good location, and good final 2 (Amanda is good, but nowhere near Courtney and Todd good). Best cast, with no player being ignored, and overall, China takes the cake for me.

9 Pearl Islands

One of my favourite seasons because it has my favourite contestant Johnny Fairplay who made the season so entertaining.

People tear into the Outcast twist, but keep in mind that it actually altered the trajectory of the entire season. None of the eliminated contestants really had a chance of winning going forward, so they served as catalysts for the remaining castaways. Without Lillian and Burton, Jonny Fairplay would never have had the opportunity to pull his legendary "dead Grandma" lie, and his general post-merge dominance was firmly entrenched as a result.

Pearl Islands gets far too many things right for it to be derided in any meaningful capacity. Aside from the legendary antics of Fairplay, you also have the introduction of Rupert Boneham and Sandra Diaz-Twine, two of the most entertaining players ever. The pirate theme fit the setting and the castaways to a T: it felt like they could be part of a swashbuckling crew of seaborne rapscallions, particularly the Drakes. Everything came together so well. From the very beginning right through to the finale, this season never failed to deliver.

Just giving it a vote because its waaayyy to low

The outcast tribe isn't enough to hold the Pearl Islands down. Rupert and Jonny Fairplay made the beautiful scenery and excellent theming one of the most memorable seasons ever. - Savastano20

10 Caramoan Islands

I really liked this season more than most, pre-merge each tribe had their own distinct dynamic, from Phillips over-bearing leadership to the "cool kids" alliance of the Fans tribe. It also has one of the best post-merges of any seasons, from Malcolm's 3 amigos, Andrea's paranoid scheming to Dawn & Brenda's gut-wrenching fight. All the while, we get one of the best narrators of the show (and best winners) Cochran. Some might find Cochran "Cochy" but if you follow his journey from awkward nerd on "South Pacific" to confident leader on Caramoan, he made a true hero's journey to being sole Survivor!

This should be top 10 thou

This is a very overrated season. The favorites weren't even favorites, except Brenda, Erik, Malcolm, and somewhat Andrea. The fans also didn't really seem like fans. And Cochran is oh so overrated. He made moves, yes, but he was pretty cocky most of the time. Guess we can call him Cockran.

Honestly one of the better seasons I've seen, from Brandon and Phillip butting heads, to "The Three Amigos" voting Phillip out, to Brenda getting betrayed by Dawn. It was a really good season with the underdog Cochran pulling out the win.


The Newcomers

? Island of the Idols

I'll just put this here.

The Contenders

11 Borneo

First and best. - truckturner

Borneo was not the best season because it was the first one, it is the best because it let you really get to know the characters (Sonja, B. B, Stacy, Ramona, Dirk, Joel, Gretchen, Greg, Jenna, Gervase, Sean, Sue, Rudy, Kelly, Richard) I remembered everyone by heart. These seasons, you say "Monica from 'Survivor: Samoa' (Which was voted #1)" and you say "Who's Monica? ". In Borneo, you got to see people having fun. You see they're personalities, like stubborn Rudy, Goofy Sean, or insane Greg. You got to see who they really are. These seasons it's all strategy and you don't get to meet the people. In South Pacific, I haven't actually seen them build a shelter, make a fire, or search for food in the jungle. You saw all of that stuff in Borneo. The first season made things seem more real, and more fun. I enjoyed it more than any other season.

I think Richard was the most deserving winner too. Even more than Yul. Ozzy should have won Cook Islands. Go Ozzy. Hope ...more

You memorized all the contestants, yet you didn't mention Colleen.

Back when they were actually surviving

The very first season of Survivor. It is almost impossible to argue against it being #1 for that sole reason, let alone the memorable cast including Richard Hatch, Rudy Boesch, and others. - Savastano20

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12 All Stars

My favourite season of all time it had everything you want in a season great cast, good gameplay and it had a good edit where you actually got to know the contents.
They were all so actually surviving now the producers spoil them abit.

Boston Robb definitely made this one such a epic season to watch. When he fooled lex was a classic.

This season brought a whole new meaning to the common phrase "All's fare in love and war." With 2 love story's between Rob and Amber, and Jenna M. and Ethan. And with all of the blindsides this is by far the best season of Survivor.

I loved this season. Rob brought the whole girl/guy team to being a staple in further seasons. Plus for a romantic like myself I liked watching a true bind form that still exists today!

13 Tocantins

J. T. and Stephen brought an A game to the table, while fellow contestants Coach, Tyson, and Sierra made splashes in their own various ways. - Savastano20

BEST SEASON EVER! I have watched every season and ths was by far the most interesting. Tyson is also my favorite player of all time - he's hilarious!

It got hard to watch those grown men gang up on Sierra & everyone watch it happen. Even the principal didn't stand up to the bullies. Like 6th grade with grown men. I wish Tyson had never won, because of this!

First season I remember watching, made me such an enormous fan of the show, it's forever a part of my heart and I just love it.

14 Samoa

Great season

This season should just be titled Survivor:Russell Hantz

Fantastic season. Russell Hantz singlehandedly kept it interesting week after week. It sucks that he was robbed by a jury too stupid and stubborn to get over their bitterness and reward the best player. Other than that, GREAT season.

I have to say, best season ever! Samoa was a perfect location, and the cast was the best cast survivor has ever had!

15 Palau

The only time in Survivor history where an entire tribe dominated all immunity challenges, leaving us with one of the greatest Survivor heroines, Stephenie. She was by definition, a true Survivor of the game of Survivor.

Two words: Stephenie LaGrossa.

20th!?!? This season has the best location, cast, winner and a ton of entertainment! At least Vanuatu made top ten!

Stephanie lagrossa I've said enough

16 Gabon Gabon

Such a great cast. Kenny, Sugar, Susie, Corinne, Matty, Randy, and Crystal were all so funny and memorable. And the Fong alliance taking power from the Onion alliance is amazing to watch. I personally thought Susie should have won over Bob, but still an amazing season.

Underrated winner along with the first nerd to go far. Kenny. Sure Stephen would come later, but Kenny was proof that even a weak guy could be good at survivor. - q1q1q1q1q1

Too underrated! See this Survivor. For strategy and interesting players... This one can't be missed. It should be top 5!

One of the most unique locations around the planet and one of the most historic winners of survivor history...

17 Millennials vs Gen X

I have to say, this is one of the worst seasons. Despite having a memorable cast, the twist was constantly forced down your throat constantly, too many people didn't even know what they were doing and completely threw their games over. Not to mention the winner of the season almost ruined his own game multiple times before going for floating, then suddenly decided to be strategic.

I feel that this is the most underrated season ever. There were so many power shifts, which made it difficult to determine the winner. The cast was one of the best in Survivor history. Had David won this season, I believe it would be ranked higher.

I feel like this is one of survivor better seasons. Should be in top 10 for me

Oh god, this should be much lower. I absolutely hated how Jeff constantly shoved the theme down our throats (again). Plus, almost no one played to win. They just wanted David gone half the time. David and Jessica were the only ones who truly played to win.

18 South Pacific

I thought this was a suspenseful season. Congrats to sophie for upsetting coach for sole survivor

Too bad ozzy did not win

Sophie is the only reason to watch this season

The only flaw is Coach did not win. Other than that, very underrated season. Brandon’s emotional character arc, Cochran’s knowledge and flipping, and Coach’s strategy makes for an awesome season.

19 Philippines

This was an amazing season and saved the show during its dark era (Nicaragua, Redemption Island, South Pacific, One World, Caramoan). can't believe this isn't even higher than 9th. - feisty37

Fantastic season. The most likeable final four ever, unpredictable tribal councils, great water challenges, and power shifts easily make this season a top 10. Plus, who could forget the tribal council where both Abi and Malcolm flashed their immunity idols?

Its really exciting. Power outcasts are there. Majestic landscapes can be found in the location (Philippines). This is one of my favorite seasons ever. I love lisa in this season.

Although I get tired of seeing returning players coming on to the show instead of a completely new cast I loved seeing Skupin return to make it to the end, Penner being entertaining as ever, and Russel Swan be all dramatic and seeing his reactions as his tribe lost every challenge until he got voted off. Best choice of returning players for me

20 Koh Rong

South pacific is higher than this? lol ok - survivor

Tai is easily the best SURVIVOR this season. By survivor I mean he is easily the most adaptable to the Koh Ring environment. This season is filled with the most medical instances I've seen! Caleb getting sent by medical early was a huge letdown but I bet he'll be back in another season. This season already has some nice blindsides and the cast is great.

This season will be much higher after all the decency bias. I am LOVING the suspensefulness so far! Best cast ever!

Jason and Scot are way worse than Russell, at least he kept it secret the pair is only isolating themselves.

21 Amazon

This honestly should be a lot higher than 23. Amazon had a lot of great moments in it with a interesting cast, not only did it have great gameplay in it but they were actually surviving.
It wouldn't quite be my favourite but easily top 10.

Great cast; this season has it all; the battle of the sexes, battle between generations, cunning strategists causing the the game to twist and turn, players flipping back ad forth between alliances and lots of laughter in between.

The interviews were funny, the challenges very interesting and finally beautiful men and women to watch on T.V..

This season is good because had elements how game used been played and elements of how game played now. So memorable cast like Christy Rob Heidi Denna Jenna.

What?! Amazon is my second favorite season of the show because this was the first season where you genuinely never knew what was going to happen. How could it be behind All Stars, South Pacific and Caramoan?

22 Vanuatu

If people are impressed by ci or Samoa, they should see this underdog story of one guy beating a solid alliance of six women, best winner

I think people forget how impressive Chris was in this season. If Micronesia had the black widow brigade, Chris was the black widow brigade slayer.

Amazing, amazing season. The best underdog narrative in Survivor history. Criminally underrated.

This season had a great final two, no extereme bitter jury, and it invented a lot of future challenges like the pole hang.

23 Fiji

Poor Yau-Man. He should've won, but he got too trusting at the end and got betrayed by Dreamz (yes, that was his actual name) - TheInsomniac

Yau's greatness alone propels Fiji onto the list. Combining with the amazing location, the memorable events within the season put it near the top. If it wasn't for the number of recruits Fiji would have a stronger case at #1. - Savastano20

This is a really ugly season, it has bullying, broken friendships, and awful editing.

Awful season, horrible cast (dreamz, rocky) and terrible boot order.

24 Panama

This is my favorite season it is very underrated the cast is very underrated the season is very exciting to watch I love the exile island twist plus we have Cirie the best survivor contestant ever

Great season and with meeting one of the most beloved players who played a very strategic game (Cirie)!

This season is amazing it had Aras, Cirie, Shane, Danielle, Terry like this season is amazing

One of the best Final Five's ever.

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25 Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers

No. This season should swap places with Game Screw-ups. As bad as the season was it at least had an okay outcome. This season was filled to the brim with idols that ruined any chance to make any strong moves and made for an incredibly uncomfortable watching experience. Survivor needs to cool down with the twists because they're just killing the fun of what made Survivor the show it once was.

Worst seaon ever! Terrible cast. No strategy. No survival. Random "you can only play it tonight" advantages. Retarded final four twist. *That will be brought back for some reason. Sucks. Terrible final 3. And very bad winner. He only relied on idols that they kept giving him. This season almost convinced me to stop watching the show.

Okay, I changed my mind. Game Changers isn't the worst season. THIS ONE IS. Why?
First off, there was no survival! No physical aspect! Despite the physical part of the game being mentioned at final tribal, it played no part in this season! As far a surviving went, we got little worth watching, besides Cole passing out and Levu running out of food (right before the merge. How convenient). As for the social aspect, I really did appreciate Chrissy and Devon's building up relationships and watching them fall. If Devon got to the final three, he and Chrissy would've been truly head to head. Other than that, it was just mostly watching people (Ben) screw over alliances and being incredibly selfish. But the worst of all, the strategic aspect. There was almost NO strategy. There was too heavy a reliance on idols to go far, and the producers, instead of letting these guys do their thing, gave them, particularly Ben, a bunch of advantages just for the heck of it! I was surprised when Ben ...more

OK, fine, you're right. I initially thought it was good, but now I realize Ben did absolutely nothing except those hidden immunity idols, and it was rigged for him to win. This season is THE worst Survivor season ever. It is beyond redemption.

26 David vs Goliath

Only number 27? It's a top ten season! - dankchu

Nick, Christian, Kara, Gabby, Angelina, Alison, Davie,Mike, Alec and Natalie were all really memorable characters! And on the top of that, the John blindside was amazing!

One of my favorite seasons since Kaoh Rong, so many memorable castaways, shocking blindsides and fantastic game play. I just wish the finale wasn't so underwhelming but overall it is definitely a top 5 season to watch.

Best tribal ever. Pretty good final. Awesome blindsides.

27 Redemption Island

This season had too many weak players who did nothing, the Redemption Island twist completely fell flat, and it was way too predictable. Hands down the worst season ever.

Maybe it was partly the editing but the season from a television perspective was horrible and awful to watch. - quackerpacker

Not one of the best seasons but gets a lot more hate than deserved it did have some funny moments. I’d rate this season about average.

Awful season with an unlikable cast, horrible twist, boring location and the most predictable winner of all time

28 Game Changers

Game Changers should not be last. While it was not a great season, it was certainly not a terrible one. The pre-merge portion was good, as it was fun to see Sandra control the game, even though we knew that there was no chance for her to win. The episode after Sandra left may have been the worst episode in Survivor history, but it left everyone feeling somewhat satisfied. It did not make any sense for Jeff to out Zeke as transgender, and it gave the audience closure when the players on Zeke's tribe came to his defense, including Jeff Probst. As the season went on, I think it got better. It was awesome to see Cirie navagate through the game well for a third time (not so much in HvV) and she ultimately could have won had there not been a ton of advantages throughout the season. It was completely heart-breaking for Cirie to go out in the way that she did, even though she had no votes. To remind everyone of what happened, Brad won immunity, Tai played his two immunity idols on himself and ...more

You people are absolutely blinded by the fact that this season practically ruined how Survivor is supposed to be played. The season was overfilled with bad players that did nothing to evolve the game. It was so focused on making strategic moves instead of surviving the elements the producers had to throw in way too many twists and advantages just to spice things up more. But the theme was completely horrific and ruined the legacies of many great players. And the advantages were EVEN WORSE. The Legacy Advantage was brought back despite it being an AWFUL advantage. Debbie going to exile which was a SHIP?! And she gets advice from COCHRAN, and what now? An Advantage Choice? Oh, and the Vote Steal. To add, they put too many idols and made the game overpowered. In conclusion, WORST SEASON EVER. If Season 35 doesn't bring back the purpose of Survivor, I don't know what will.

I think that this season was the best

It was a pretty bad season, and the cast chosen for a theme called Game Changers was a huge production fail. If you are going to choose a cast like that change the name, or if you are going to use that name don't choose a cast like that. It was ridiculous all around. Still it does not deserve to be last. No way this was worse than Redemption Island or even One World. - feisty37

29 Guatemala

Steph should have won.

This is by far one of the best seasons. It has a unique cast, a beautiful landmark, an array of crazy moments, and introduced the hidden immunity idol. I wish they used that format of playing it instead of now.

Other than maybe Micronesia, this season had the most good strategists.

I want to say that danni, steph, rafe, cindy, bj was the best there

30 Marquesas

This season was really enjoyable. Great personalities on both tribes and really strong and independent women starred in this season. Definitely worth watching.

The first half of the season was great but then got boring arfter Boston rob got voted out.

This season shouldn't come in this low. It is where Survivor stops being only about surviving the elements and just as much about outwitting. Had some very likeable characters and some pretty ok villains. Had a great twist prior to merge. The underdog victories had me cheering more than most seasons. It limped to the end but I would still place it in the top 15.

31 Nicaragua

This season was pretty bad, but come on, not 2nd worst season! at least it was high on entertainment value and unpredictability.

I liked or tolerated nearly all the cast. One of the better recent Survivors. - Turkeyasylum

Naonka horrible person! Holly & sash waste of space. The Italian mob guy that couldn't do any challenges. Marty so full of himself. We did get Jane!

The winter is my favorite person to ever be on survivor. Although it didn't have a theme like heroes vs villains it was one of my all-time favorite seasons.

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32 One World

Definitely highs and lows. The tribal council were Bobby left was especially interesting, but unfair. However, got boring after the merge and it was an obvious winner, but she really deserved it

Guys with no testosterone! Oh, lets just go along with Colton and then, let's just go along with whatever the girls say. And then the leader of the girls just straight up picking all the girls off one by one.

Was the worst of the worst bar none! Super selfish sissy made me want to punch the screen.

Kim alone made the season. Best single game of Survivor ever, hands down.

33 Worlds Apart

Here's my opinion about the contestants:
So- She did NOT deserve to be voted off first. Mama C, Max, Shirin, or Tyler should have. I am hoping to see So and Joaquin return for another season.
Vince- He kinda deserved to go home. He expected Will's vote, yet he told Nina he didn't like him.
Nina- While she was nice, I don't think she had a strategy. But in a way it would have been cool to see a deaf sole survivor.
Lindsey- One word on why she went home: Rodney. I hate Rodney and pretty much all the blue collar males.
Max- Max knew so much about the game, yet he only made a bond with Shirin. It was like they knew it was over for him.
Joaquin- He deserved to stay over Joe. Sierra, this proves you know nothing of the game.
Kelly- Jenn's idol play was a great play, but why didn't she vote someone off who was disrespecting the camp, like RODNEY.
Hali- She basically relied on Jenn. Utterly useless, and deserved to leave at that point.
Joe- I was rooting for him ...more - Turkeyasylum

The way this season is going (4/7/15) it's AWFUL! I mean for starters this was supposed to be an all-star season. The excuse, "it's only season 30"! And so shouldn't have been first out. She should've at least made it to the jury. The merge comes, they pull a Fiji on us and "kill" the camp (if you know what I mean). And Carolyn, no offense but she should've been out. The merge tribe name I mean come on no offense but merica, Rly, personally I just kinda HATE this season, too many wrong moves being made!

Top 20... Definitely not last

Great season with a deserving winner and interesting concept

34 Africa

The last episode killed it for me, all that drama is what survivor thrives on. Plus it was in Kenya, my country.

35 Ghost Island

This season was pretty good. The twists were excessive, but there was a larger focus on the players rather than the "cursed" relics. We really got to know several of them, and we got to see their stories and how they decided their own fate. I don't care if it was "predictable," I still enjoyed watching it. I think the main reason why I enjoyed it was because it came right after the worst season ever.

Uh... Michael reversed the curse. He played the idol and nullified 7 votes.

That tie left me hyperventilating.

That finale definitely made up for what the season was lacking, and overall, Ghost Island was a mediocre season. Not a bad one, especially compared to the last two seasons, but not an amazing one either. I'd rank it around 20-25.

The twist of Ghost Island itself is stupid, and it was just an excuse for Survivor to have an excess of twists. However, the players fortunately overshadowed the twists almost completely, unlike two particular seasons.

36 Edge Of Extinction


This is an underrated season

37 San Juan del Sur

First season I ever watched - AwesomeJawson

Super underrated. Great season.

This is a very good season, At least watch it before thinking it's a bad season, look at the cast they had they had some bad casting like missy and Baylor but had good players such as Natalie, Keith, Kelly Wentworth, she wouldn't be in second chance if jot for San Juan dlna sur

A lot of interesting and entertaining contestants. Don't understand why it's not higher.

38 Survivor Gilbert Islands Bravery vs. Loyalty vs. Mixes

so good


39 Thailand

Thailand gets a lot of flak for a lot of reasons - and to be fair, it's far from the most entertaining season. The lack of truly memorable characters and the thoroughly predictable post-merge phase definitely take their toll on the entertainment value derived from sitting through to the end. Even so, it still retains a number of redeeming qualities that make it worthwhile for Survivor fans to at least check it out. The schism between Ted and Ghandia might have been uncomfortable on a number of levels, but it was entertaining to watch; seeing Ghandia get voted out the following episode was pretty satisfying, given the accusations that she had been throwing around. Robb and Shi Ann had an entertaining rivalry. There were plenty of solid one-liners to go around. The fake merge was a creative twist, and the final immunity challenge easily ranks among the best in the series.

However, what makes this season truly memorable is its winner. It may have been fourteen years ago now, but ...more

Exciting season. Should be much higher. - quackerpacker

Should be over Redemption Island and One World. Way more entertaining season.

Way better season than Redemption Island.

40 Survivor: New Zealand

This season was so good.. very underrated

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