This video feature shows highlights from the first season on the Survivor television show. Each castaway is featured in the order they were voted off, starting with clips from their ... See full summary »
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An unknown virus pandemic kills more than 90% of the world's population. Those immune must strive to survive and overcome the difficulties of this new world order, hoping that the virus will not mutate.
Over the spring of 2000, sixteen average Americans (divided into two tribes which eventually merge into one) were sequestered on the deserted island of Pulau Tiga for 39 days. For their stay, they must learn to live as a tribe, although eventually, it is everyone for themselves. They compete in challenges for "luxuries" (a barbecue, a phone call home, etc.) and immunity. Every three days, the losers of the latter challenges must face tribal council, where they will account for their actions by voting one person off of the island. At the end of day 39, there will be only one survivor left who will leave the island with one million dollars. Based on the Swedish game show, "Operation Robinson." Written by
Jonathan Penner was originally cast in the 20th edition of the show (Heroes Vs. Villains) but Russell Hantz made such a strong impression in the 19th edition (Samoa) that producers asked him if he was ready to return to a new season with almost no time to recover. Russell said yes, and he immediately was given Penner's spot; Jonathan did get another chance to play in the 25th edition (Philippines). See more »
Even though I watch too much television, it's rare for me to become addicted to any show. This is a rare exception. Season one is now over, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. It's already one of my favorite programs of all-time, and even though I have doubts about how much I will like the next "Survivor" season, I'll always remember the first season as genuinely entertaining (and at times, riveting) television.
Oh, and the right person won, too!
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