Quack Wabbit ranks the seasons of Survivor: A salon discussion.

Quack Wabbit ranks the seasons of Survivor: A salon discussion.

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June 19th, 2015, 7:43 am #1

1. Borneo
3. China
6. Panama
11. Vanuatu
14. Gabon
16. Africa
22. Palau
25. Fiji
29. Samoa







It's a great time to be a Survivor fan. Everyone is hype for Second Chances: the red-blooded Midwestern moms looking forward to thumbing one out to an unusually limber reformed heroin addict, those following along hoping to pick up llama as a second language, all the wannabe rafting persona queens with no one to look up to in the current television landscape, and whoever was voting for Kelley Wentworth. I'm as excited as anyone else (I'm officially backing Abi-Maria and unofficially backing the entire female cast) and that, coupled with a tragic ongoing season of Big Brother UK, has meant Survivor is on my mind a lot lately.


I also have the benefit of having recently rewatched a huge portion of the Survivor back catalog and producing a decent amount of writing on the subject. As such, my thoughts on any given season are pretty coherent and well-organized. I figured I should take advantage of this before too much time elapses and I forget who Sierra Reed is or how much I hate Andrew Savage (thank God he's coming back! [distant screaming]). So, here you go: a thing for you to read, or ignore, or whatever.


It'll go like this: every day, I'll post a new essay/write-up/whathaveyou on the strengths and weaknesses of each season of Survivor. Standard ranking style, worst to best. I'll also include my pick for an essential episode of the season, whether it's my favourite or the best or simply one I feel best encapsulates the themes of the season. I hope to stick to the one-a-day schedule; the write-ups are mostly already done so the only thing that will stop me is getting too stoned or my computer blowing up or going out for dranx with the squad or something.


I don't think my tastes in the Survivor realm are particularly surprising or subversive. I like Caramoan more than you do and Nicaragua and Gabon less, but other than that, I'm pretty standard. So don't tune in expecting a lot of shocks or controversy; I'm more about chill discussion and shit. But if you're here, you know that.


So yeah, everyone relax, take your shoes off and shit. Sleep tight and I'll be back tomorrow with the first season eliminated. Spoiler: it's exactly what you think it is.


P.S. Does anyone wanna point me to a compendium of all the Survivor logos in the same resolution? Does such a thing exist? Thanks in advance.

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June 19th, 2015, 7:48 am #2

Slay. I backed out of BBUK this year after the second eviction. I was beginning to think I made a mistake.
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June 19th, 2015, 8:20 am #3

As a resident mostly-lurker, QuaWa you are undoubtedly one of my favorite posters for your reasoned and articulate thoughts and I look forward to reading this thread ^_^

So even if I don't comment, cause, you know, lurking, I shall be following closely!
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June 19th, 2015, 8:54 am #4

As a fellow supporter of hilarious misunderstood trainwreck bitch goddess ~Abi-Maria (Marie) Gomes~ i'm going to follow this thread!

Brackie cameo please.
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June 19th, 2015, 9:07 am #5

=1emzoramikau32
As a resident mostly-lurker, QuaWa you are undoubtedly one of my favorite posters for your reasoned and articulate thoughts and I look forward to reading this thread ^_^ 
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Quack Wabbit wrote:
I like Caramoan more than you do and Nicaragua and Gabon less, but other than that, I'm pretty standard.

 
Also this peaked my interest aswell except for liking Gabon less (I just can't support that).
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June 19th, 2015, 9:21 am #6

I wanna play <3
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June 19th, 2015, 9:31 am #7

Looking forward to this
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June 19th, 2015, 9:51 am #8

Now THAT is a topic I will follow religiously.
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June 19th, 2015, 9:56 am #9

:fastens seatbelts:

my contribution to your thread will mostly consist of posting GET CARAMOAN OUT even though I know you sort of like it, starting roughly after the bottom 3. I hope you don't mind ^_^
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June 19th, 2015, 12:00 pm #10

in
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June 19th, 2015, 1:56 pm #11

I hope you like Pearl Islands
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June 19th, 2015, 2:04 pm #12

I'm really excited for this! I'll definitely be following
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June 19th, 2015, 2:05 pm #13

Not surprised you like Caramoan, I remember most of your posts about it in the rewatch thread being somewhat positive. I can't support that but I am curious to see just how high you'll rank it.
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June 19th, 2015, 2:09 pm #14

The only Universal Survivor Fact is what the worst season of Survivor is.
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June 19th, 2015, 2:12 pm #15

I will be shocked if QuaWa doesn't post a write-up for RI first
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June 19th, 2015, 2:36 pm #16

I'm ready!
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June 19th, 2015, 2:43 pm #17

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Just to open this thread i guess (i'm a silent reader of your CBB UK ranking btw <3)
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June 19th, 2015, 2:47 pm #18

Sucks that BBUK is failing, but that means we get this ranking! I shall follow.
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June 19th, 2015, 2:56 pm #19

fiiiinally
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June 19th, 2015, 3:05 pm #20

following dis~
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