Top 10 Ways to Improve Survivor

This show is awesome, my family loves it. However, it's been declining in quality recently. I know they'll never see this list, but I'd like to take in consideration how they could improve.
The Top Ten
1 Travel to new countries

I miss them going to new locations. I wish they would go back to Africa. Survivor: Gabon is probably one of the most underrated seasons.

I'm sick of seasons in Fiji and Cambodia, can we have a season in Honduras? Or Japan? Or Vietnam?

Fiji is great, but it's like eating the same thing for dinner every night.

2 Stop the themes

These themes are stupid, and the producers obviously refuse to acknowledge they've done similar before. Example: Worlds Apart was a knockoff of Brain v Brawn v Beauty.

3 Less returning players

Between seasons 1 and 20, there were 4 returning player seasons. Between seasons 21 and 35, there were 7 returning player seasons. We need less returning players and more new players.

4 Use the original idol play formula

The original idol play formula was in Guatemala, where you have to play the idol before voting begins. They need to do this, because then it doesn't interfere with other votes and won't result in ties.

5 Cut down on twists/advantages

Less is better in the case of twists. Otherwise the audience expects it every season and they're not surprised. As far as advantages? Just another way to justify producer interference.

These advantages are stupid and don't allow people to think for themselves in this game. It interferes with strategies and only pressures people more.

6 Don't replant idols

Replanting idols is just an excuse to make people feel more paranoid, and just makes the game more crazy.

One-and-done. If you need more than one to save yourself, you probably aren't that good a player anyway.

7 Bring back more physical challenges

Survivor's challenges are too focused on endurance, and they're not really fun to watch. Survivor needs to do less puzzles and more brawls.

8 Show more voting confessionals

I don't get why they don't show as many voting confessionals anymore, they were one of the best parts of the game!

9 More individual reward challenges

I don't like the team reward challenges post-merge. Having individual rewards creates drama in that the winner has to choose a few other people to join them.

10 Less tribe switches

They should stop switching the tribes constantly. Maybe they should just not switch them at all! That would actually be good.

The Contenders
11 Less rewards

All the rewards are the same now. Resorts, nice foods, what about touring a nearby village and making an offer like in Survivor Africa? (Which actually went completely wrong)

12 Stop considering every vote-off a "blindside"

They can't ALL be blindsides. Just like the original "blindside" was a football quarterback sack where the QB didn't see it coming, there are tons of times when the QB is sacked but knows it's coming. Stop trying to convince us that everything came out of nowhere. It's simply NOT REALITY!

13 Remove all producer interference
14 Stop using favoritism to determine returning players

This is a huge issue. One good example of that is Game Changers. Zeke (who is nowhere close to being a "game changer") was brought back over real game changers like Jay and Chris, and we also get people like Troyzan, Culpepper, and CALEB? Over half the cast aren't "game changers", they rushed with casting there. I don't think that season should not have happened, especially since they had another all returnee season 3 seasons earlier. And another example of this is Caramoan. Instead of getting real fan favorites back like Stephen, Erinn, and Shambo, we get people like Philip, Brandon, and Francesca? The only real favorites on the cast were Brenda and Malcolm. And it's also annoying when production tries to make a certain person win.

15 Get rid of Jeff Probst

Ever since he was made a producer with god-like powers the show has hit a seriously uninteresting phase. It's like the great coach who is made the general manager and all of a sudden isn't such a great coach any more.

16 Make immunity challenges team challenges with teams determined by random draw until half the people gone
17 Bring back morality and stop glorifying the "backstab"

Survivor is a "family" show, right, Probst? (wink wink) And families backstab each other all the time, right, Probst? (wink wink)

18 Take the "casting" out

Hey, let's put actors in the cast! Yeah, that'll make the show more like "reality!"


19 Fewer "second chances"

Exile Island, Redemption Island, Edge of Extinction. Does anyone really go home any more?

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