Survivor Season 29 Starts Tonight!

Twenty-nine?! Yes, twenty-nine. Isn’t that unbelievable? This show started 15 years ago. I was SEVEN when it first aired. Haven’t missed one episode. It really is the pinnacle of reality television, undeniably at that. It was basically the first American competition-based reality show and still going strong clearly. Every season is different, that’s why they’ve been able to do 28 with such immense success. While the concept of the show has remained a constant, just about every other aspect of the show has been aggressively variable. From the contestants, to the location, to the challenges, and all the twists and turns that come with it, Survivor continues to compel Americans. While most people think nobody even watches Survivor anymore, there are 29 obvious reasons why that is far from the truth. Admittedly, I am one of very few people I know who remain loyal fans, but my interest in each episode hasn’t diminished at all over the years. If anything, I have become more interested every season, anxious to see what each Wednesday night will have in store.

Plenty of people have asked me why I don’t just go on the show at this point. It’s simple, really. There’s no way I would win. I’m too big of a threat. I really am the perfect type of person to be blindsided and stabbed in the back at the first chance possible. I’m a social threat, obviously. I’m a mental threat, obviously. And I’m a physical threat, obviously but not as obviously as the first 2. I know the game inside and out. I know the basic strategy, and I know what works and doesn’t work. And I know that that’s exactly what would be my downfall. I’d be in my own head. I would find a way to use my own strategy against me and find myself on the chopping block.

I also wouldn’t like sleeping outside being wet and cold all the time.


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