Top 10 Worst Things About Survivor

Don't get me wrong, I love this show. But there are some flaws that REALLY irritate me.
The Top Ten
1 Overly Focused on Strategy and Not Survival

Seriously, I want to see more of the survival and social aspect of the game. I love Survivor Guatemala because it was mainly focused on survival.

How many top-five players would really last in a survival situation by themselves? Not many.

2 WTF Themes

Island of the Idols sounds like a twist that was made at the last minute, and it is super pointless. It sounded like they were rushing to get a twist and came up with this. And the person who won the season didn't even go there.

Less theme is based off players' occupations. We need fewer seasons similar to Cagayan and should bring in something new like more tribes.

3 Too Many Immunity Idols

Yeah, having more than one or two a season seriously dilutes their impact. How can you be considered a true Survivor when you get a shield? That doesn't happen in life (unless you count bribing a cop or something like that).

One at each camp is fine, but when it's replaced after being played, it gets overpowered. Survivor Guatemala had ONE IDOL.

One a season: great! Two a season: fine. Three a season: Ok... More than that, it's a case of too much spice ruining the soup.

4 The Cast Assessments

The cast assessments are awfully biased.

5 Game Changers

The absolute worst season ever. They obviously rushed casting, twists, and challenges. The season was WAY too focused on making big moves, therefore ruining the reigns of some legends.

6 The Legacy Advantage

This twist is terrible. It's just a hidden immunity idol you can only play on specific days. This advantage is what ruined Cirie's game.

7 Questionable Twists

As I mentioned, the Legacy Advantage was terrible. We also got the Reward Steal, Extra Vote, Vote Steal, etc. Less twists!

8 The Final Four Fire Making Challenge

I can't believe they are keeping this twist in. It's an insult to the general format of the show and discourages smart gameplay. Now your fate in the game is based on your ability to make fire rather than your ability to play a smart game. Screw this twist.

9 Winners Edits

They make it too obvious who's winning. Even the first season, we all knew Hatch would win.

Winner edits are seriously annoying. Survivor HvHvH had by far the most unbalanced winner edit ever.

10 Jeff Probst's List of "Boyfriends"

Yeah, it's pretty disgusting how Probst doesn't even bother to hide his affection for those he considers "worthy" Survivors. I mean, Cochran? The guy who weaseled a whole show and then came back as a "favorite" and was granted a golden road to victory, then said he would never play again in an unrivaled spot of hubris? Come on!

No matter what, Jeff Probst will do anything to bring up his boyfriends: Colby, Boston Rob, Cochran, Ozzy, Zeke...

This goes along with obvious producer interference since Probst is a producer. Be objective, damn it.

The Contenders
11 Strategy Now Relies On Advantages

Yeah, it killed the Survivor Auction, which was one of the best parts of the first shows. Sometimes a change to the show is a devolution, not an evolution.

I thought HvHvH would be okay, but now I see that they're going for the too-many-twists crap that ruined Game Changers. Come on, Survivor, just let the people play the game!

Don't have any advantages? Kiss yo' ace goodbye. Look what happened to Cirie.

12 Uses of Favoritism to Determine Returning Players

Survivor uses favoritism rather than getting viewers' opinions (with the exception of Cambodia) on who should return. That's why we got Brandon, Phillip, Corrine, and Francesca returning rather than actual favorites like Shambo, Erinn, Leif, and Benry.

It's quite obvious Probst tried stuffing in as many of his boyfriends as he could into Game Changers.

Good thing they don't have returning players anymore.

13 Edge of Extinction

Guess what, Mom! I was named the Ultimate Survivor even though I only spent three days with the whole cast!

14 Less Physical Challenges

Come on, I thought we were supposed to have a physical aspect in this game. No wonder Ozzy never won immunity in Game Changers.

15 Using Fiji Over... and Over... and Over

Part of Survivor's attraction was seeing other locales. Now it's like seeing a movie with the same location. Over. And over. And over again. Snooze.

Part of the fun of Survivor was seeing the new location year after year after year. Now we have Fiji. It's a great location, but even eating the same great birthday cake on every birthday gets a little old, don't you think?

16 Survivor is Now a Numbered Show

Lazy, lazy, lazy. It's OK to number Super Bowls. But by numbering Survivor seasons, you make them sound as though they are all the same exact show run multiple times. Which, in essence, they are.

I quit at 40 because of this and one other reason.

17 Forced Representation

Here's a hint: If you have a requirement or an edict to make things equal, you're being as repressive as those who would keep others out. #dropmic

18 Obvious Producer Interference

Let's play a game... whoever can spot an obvious producer assist in any season gets a swig of beer, ok?

You'll be drunk before episode five of any season and dead by episode eight.

Hey, Survivor - it's your show. But tweaking the results is really no different than the Quiz Show scandals of the 1950s.

How do you live with yourself when you know, deep down, that the results of most seasons are tainted?

19 Too Short of Seasons
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