Overrated Players:

Cirie Fields (Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites)
  • Cirie – in my opinion, to be a true great + one of the best to ever play, you need to be good at all elements of the game. of course Cirie is extremely likable and understandably a fan favorite. yes, she should absolutely be an inspiration to Survivor fans everywhere as motivation to get off the mf couch. and yes, she demonstrates an extremely strong social game, including using that likability factor to her advantage + a number of brilliant manipulation tactics, such as placing ideas into other peoples’ heads w/o them even realizing – but does she live up to all the hype? like i said, i think the best players are able to display a strong social game, BUT also need to have the ability to win challenges when they need to, in order to keep themselves safe in the game…. whether you can or can’t coast the whole way to the end the social-player way, it’s only one aspect – and for that reason… OVERRATED.

Andrea Boehlke – no idea why people stan this girl so hard…. the one time she tried to control the game it backfired + she was blindsided with an idol in her pocket….. also the whole “babysitting” shenanigans w/ Malcolm was so lame, booooo. she’s not as smart as she thinks she is – that’s all there is to it.

Amanda Kimmel – she only follows along with other peoples’ plans and whines and complains and has the dumbest big-eyed sad look on her face @ ALL TIMES. i was happy when i finally didn’t have to keep seeing that all the time… sheesh.😬 and the absolute pathetic grab at a clue (on the movie reward with Colby) girl… c’mon.

Ciera Eastin – yeah, yeah. she voted her mom out of the game in Blood vs. Water. anyone who stans for that reason, ru f-ing kidding me?! you’re telling me you wouldn’t vote your family member out of the game for $1 million?!?! it’s not like you have to run them over w/ a mf car or something, damn… also wasn’t impressed w/ the rest of her gameplay. you were a family member brought in, you’re not suddenly a Survivor expert, the tribe’s spoken – GTFO.

Sophie Clarke – to be fair, i liked her much more in Winners at War, but she didn’t deserve the win in her initial season….. by a long shot. just like Ozzy said, she did act like a whiny brat + rode Coach’s coattails to the end, so when Coach failed to live up to his word and take Ozzy to the finals… she just won by default. it was a very sad day for true fans. i just do not buy for a second she could have gone even half as far in the game as she did without all of Coach’s ideas, plans + manipulation of other players. kthxbyeeeee.

Overrated male players coming soon……. believe me, there will be a LOT. (are you so mad you already stopped reading + blocked me???? 😂)

Funniest Moments

Rupert stealing the other tribe’s shoes + selling them to villagers in the first episode of Pearl Islands, a pirate-themed season (7). 🏴‍☠️😂
😂😂😂
pretty much anything Tyson ever says 😂
Rick Devens hiding fake idols in Edge of Extinction 💯 lolol

Worst/Least Favorite Players:

#:Player:
1 Wendy – annoying af, don’t think she understood the game, 100% socially unaware
2 Shi-Ann – so conceited, not smart, socially unaware, rude, too emotionally reactive
3Courtney – not good at anything, whiny, annoying af
4Michelle – rides coattails, no strategy
5Dean – a dumb idiot. period.
6Dan Spilo – kicked off show for sexual harassment 🤬
7Aubrey – whiny crybaby, sucks at challenges, not as smart/sneaky as she thinks
8Colton – this one should be v obvious
9Francesca – the 1st boot, not once, but 2X – LOL
10Naonka – don’t think she ever understood the game, dumb af, obnoxious
11Shamar – he should’ve really just quit when he wanted to 😑
12Abi-Maria – don’t understand her gameplay, way too abrasive + rude
13Brandon Hantz – no respect for women or the game, legit think he should be checked out by a psychologist – the kid’s got issues
14Jenna Lewis – full of herself, not v smart, annoying
15Sophie Clark – too self-righteous, came off like a stuck-up brat, crybaby
16Amanda Kimmel – crybaby, delusional
**even though there are #s, these are not in any particular order at the moment 🚨

Survivor Players – Other TV/Music Appearances

  • Jonathan Penner – Arrested Development (S1/E21 – “Not Without My Daughter”) – he plays Detective Fellows. Other television appearances include Grapevine, The Naked Truth, Rude Awakening, Seinfeld (S9/E17 – “The Bookstore”), CSI, CSI: NY, The Tick, Melrose Place, LateLine + The Nanny. He also stars in the movie Let the Devil Wear Black (1999), which he wrote w/ his wife, Stacy Title (she also directed the film). He makes another appearance in the movie Down Periscope (1996) + Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993). Most recently, he wrote the screenplay for the 2017 horror film, The Bye Bye Man (and his wife directed it).
  • Colby Donaldson – Curb Your Enthusiasm (S4E9)
  • Jerri Manthey – Faith Hill’s music video for “Piece Of My Heart” (2009)
Amanda Kimmel in S2E4 of Parenthood

Fallen Comrades Challenge

Interesting note from Mario Lanza’s book, When It Was Worth Playing For:

Fallen Comrades – challenge where the players are asked trivia questions about the other players’/jury members’ personal info

In Season 3, Survivor Africa, the producers made a mistake –

Q: Which contestant doesn’t have any piercings?”

Kim: Kelly (correct)

Lex: Lindsay (actually also correct, but is told it’s the wrong answer)

It seems that producers were unaware Lindsay also did not have any piercings, but this mistake cost Lex, and also somewhat, Big Tom, their games. It was theorized that Big Tom + Lex were paid off and/or guaranteed spots in Season 8, All Stars, because of this.

This also ended the Fallen Comrades challenge for good – except that it had already been filmed in Marquesas, so we do see it one last time in Season 4. (Although in my opinion, it probably would’ve ended soon anyway since in Season 4, Vecepia wrote down everyone’s personal info in preparation for this challenge – that’d get old very quickly + also completely takes the challenge out of it).

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Zodiac Signs

So I’m not like crazy into astrology by any means, but I’m not not into astrology at all + my curiosity got the best of me wondering if there were any trends in both/either the types of people who play Survivor (which I guess technically would really be more ‘types of people cast on Survivor’) and/or types of people who win Survivor.

🌎 Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn):

  • grounded, loyal, sensual, patient, practical, good at accumulating wealth + tend to appreciate the finer things in life
  • stubborn, inflexible, materialistic, sometimes lazy

🔥 Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius):

  • passionate, bold, charismatic, creative, charming, confident + can obtain fame/fortune through their well-channeled signature intensity
  • aggressive, selfish, vain, impulsive, quick-tempered + need to be the center of attention

💨 Air Signs (Libra, Gemini, Aquarius):

  • sharp as a tack, highly rational, logical, terrific social skills + great communicators
  • fickle, aloof + cold/unemotional

🌊 Water Signs (Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio):

  • sensitive, highly intuitive, deep, emotional, highly imaginative, very loyal + compassionate
  • easily-hurt/take things too personally, moody + highly suspicious

(Source: https://www.allure.com/story/zodiac-signs-elements-fire-earth-air-water)

Commentary/random thoughts I had while looking all this up:

Richard Hatch being an Aries was probably the least surprising to me out of everyone included here.

Parvarti being a Virgo shocked me – would’ve guessed Libra 1000000% – but she is right before the cutoff technically, so IDK how all that works, but my theory is that that because she’s right on the Virgo/Libra cusp, she outwardly displays many more Libra qualities. (You don’t need to be any kind of expert to know Libras are the biggest flirts in the zodiac 👀😬😂)

Tyson = Gemini – didn’t try to guess his before looking it up + I think this is fitting – very witty, extreme sarcasm, hard to read…

Jerry as a Virgo surprised me too – exactly the same as w/ Parv, would’ve also thought Libra 10000% because c’mon. lol.

Sarah Lacina – Libra (I would’ve guessed Aries… aggressive, v “take no sh*t” vibes)

Jeremy – Taurus (had a feeling he was for some reason) + Michelle – Taurus (felt like I saw this one coming a mile away too – maybe because this is my sign 👯‍♀️) I would’ve bet $$$ on Yau Man being a Taurus too, but now that I think about it, he did give away a car… nvm 😅

Aras – I was like OK finally a Libra in the mix + also explains him being v cute. k, next.

Terry – Libra – this one I knew!!!! IDK, had a feeling. That charm. The smile. Idk. I knew. 😉

End Results/What I Found: basically 🌎 Earth signs + specifically Capricorns DOMINATE.

Player Name:Zodiac Sign:
Boston Rob🌎 Capricorn
Amber🔥 Leo
Rupert💨 Aquarius
Sandra🔥 Leo
Coach🌎 Virgo
Adam Klein🌎 Capricorn
Ozzy🌎 Virgo
Cochran🌎 Capricorn
Tony🌎 Virgo
Richard Hatch🔥 Aries
Colby🔥 Aries
Parvarti🌎 Virgo
Yul💨 Aquarius
Ethan🌊 Scorpio
Wendall🌊 Pisces
Tyson💨 Gemini
Jerry🌎 Virgo
Ben🌎 Capricorn
Sarah Lacina💨 Libra
Kim Spradlin💨 Aquarius
Michelle🌎 Taurus
Tai🔥 Aries
Dreamz🔥 Sagittarius
Yau Man🌎 Virgo
Jeremy🌎 Taurus
Danni🌊 Cancer
Earl Cole🔥 Aries
Tom Westman🌎 Capricorn
Sophie🌊 Cancer
Stephanie Lagrossa🔥 Sagittarius
Denise🌎 Capricorn
Tommy🌊 Scorpio
Nick Wilson💨 Gemini
Natalie Anderson🔥 Aries
Aras💨 Libra
Terry💨 Libra
JT🌊 Cancer
Tina🌎 Capricorn

Boston Rob

“Momentum is huge in this game – when you have it, you wanna keep it.”

“It’d be nice to have a million dollars and take the girl away too.”

“Amber + I as a team are the best able to adapt to certain situations.”

“I gave 110% every single day.”

“You should never take yourself too seriously.”

OK, let’s start w/ the basics. He can catch fish, start a fire + build a sick shelter. Jeff loves him, he’s 1/2 of the best Survivor couple of all time + a total mf challenge beast. (and not afraid to talk sh*t/even does impressions of other players – hilarious 💯🙌🏻😂)

You really see how big his heart is, underneath the conniving goofball exterior, in All Stars (S8) when he gives up his family video bc he decides to make a deal w/ Jeff to give his up so everyone else can have theirs. (can’t remember if this was the very first time this was ever done?!) He does admit it was a little* strategic, but only through genuine tears, adding “my family is the most important thing in the world.”

Again, his real emotions come out when Amber is swapped to the opposing tribe + he wears an A on his shoulder + even promises Lex protection in the game to keep Amber safe. Lex decides to make the deal w/ BR + upholds his end of the bargain, but is ultimately the first person voted out after the merge w/ BR explaining that he promised to protect him “if I could and I can’t.” #savage This type of exchange w/ the opposite team was the first of its kind/at least the first where anything ever came of it (and at least the first ever shown before) + it’s one of many ways BR is a groundbreaking Survivor player – he tries ideas that he thinks of which haven’t been done before – definitely a risk-taker + an example of creative problem-solving at its finest.

Also, one of my favorite moments is when Rob won a reward challenge + chooses Amber to go w/ him, which results in both of them winning brand-new cars + they get to lie down in the back of his new truck together + have snacks/candy + watch a movie. So sweet. 😍🥰❤️

On top of that, his go-to move in the social aspect of the game we see for the very first time as early as S4 Marquesas when he makes up bs/lies to get other people to fight w/ each other – this creates a rift in their relationship, leaving both parties relying more heavily on Rob as an ally in their games. GENIUS.

Jury Management – ugh, ok, personally, I think the jury members were wayyyy too hard on Rob + it sucked bc there have been other seasons where people adopt similar gameplay + the jury respects the crap out of them, accepts the fact that they were blindsided as “just part of the game” + admit to being outsmarted without holding resentment for that strategy. But spoiler alert – in the end, it doesn’t even matter. 😉 (will be adding some S22 – Redemption Island commentary here soon) 👀🤠

Want to know more? The Boston Rob Rulebook = essential Survivor reading.