Survivor: It's Survivor Warfare
February 27, 2015 10:46 AM - Season 30, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Season 30 begins with eighteen new players who are divided into three tribes according to their occupations (White Collar, Blue Collar, No Collar) as they attempt to become the lone survivor and claim the million dollar prize.

Survivor: Worlds Apart was filmed in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, the same location as Survivor: Nicaragua, Survivor: Redemption Island, and Survivor: San Juan del Sur. The cast is composed of 18 new players, initially split into three tribes containing six members each: blue-collar Escameca (wearing blue), white-collar Masaya (wearing yellow), and "no-collar" Nagarote (wearing red).

The cast includes former football placekicker Tyler Fredrickson. Additionally, So Kim was originally cast on Survivor: San Juan del Sur with her sister, but they dropped out after her sister had a medical emergency the day before the game began.

Reward/immunity challenge: The tribes would race down a platform through a pile of hay and high step through an obstacle. Each tribe would then have to unlock a ladder; to release it, they would choose to either untie a series of knots or unlock three locks with a ring of 20 keys. The tribes would then use the ladder to navigate a platform and then retrieve one of three puzzles: an easy 50-piece puzzle, a medium-difficulty 10-piece puzzle, or a very difficult five-piece puzzle. The first tribe to complete their puzzle would win immunity and a fire-making kit, while the second-place tribe would receive immunity and flint.

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posted by St. Hubbins (9 comments total)
Goddammit, I can't believe I'm watching this stupid show.
posted by St. Hubbins at 10:47 AM on February 27, 2015 [2 favorites]

This stupid show has everything!

The very first shot of Feather Head, I knew--just knew--that he was going to piss me off. With his stupid fucking culturally appropriative hair and his coconut sales CV. And then you actually get to see him in action and wow, he's a total creep! Feather Head, you are a stinky wannabe hippie talisman for all of the friendzoned dickbags in the world, and I hope Jen calls you on your needy, whiny, paternalistic bullshit at the earliest possible opportunity. That hug was gross. Fuck you.

Other first impressions:
-the men on the no collar tribe all have whimsical underpants
-postal worker Dan playing a little too close to type
-I hope Face Tattoo Hairdresser Lady can do something about Arm Tattoo Muscle Guy's terrible hair, because damn
-is this the first season that a woman has been the first to find an idol sans clues?
-who eats a scorpion omg
posted by phunniemee at 12:48 PM on February 27, 2015 [1 favorite]

Feather Head was the worst. The WORST. Followed by that douche Joaquin.

Joe, the other guy with bunnable hair (and the jewelry business, ooh la la!), was so dreamy in comparison. Do you think that his sitting-on-the-grass-on-the-quad instrument was guitar or bongoes?

Postal Worker Dan had the most whimsical underpants. Hel-LO, banana hammock.

Carolyn is my girl. She's got a blue collar attitude of just doing what needs to be done.

I'm actually kind of offended by the lack of pink collar "female" jobs. I guess they sort of wrapped "hairdresser" into blue collar, but it seemed weird to me. They could have had male nurses and stuff. I think it's a big enough distinction.

And if cultural appropriation is your bugaboo, this is NOT your show. Hoo boy, those stupid tribe names and those stupid immunity doll thingies. Just glue a couple more cowrie shells on 'em.
posted by St. Hubbins at 1:21 PM on February 27, 2015 [2 favorites]

I heard the white collar name as Messiah then thought I must have misheard it, but not really. Ah homophones.
posted by yellowbinder at 5:57 PM on February 27, 2015

Yeah they are really coming out hard with the chauvinism this season, from Dreamcatcher to Joaquin who was such a douche to So, to that Magic Mike on the blue collar team.

Also, picking the dishonest option at this point in the game is soooooooooo stupid. I would have encouraged joaquin and then sold him down the river if I was So. Building trust is everything at this stage.

Jeff was very excited about this season, hope it lives up to his hype.
posted by smoke at 6:55 PM on February 27, 2015

I'm finally watching this show after reading The Funny 115.

Here's hoping for "that face-falling moment."
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:24 PM on February 27, 2015

Yeah, So needed to turn right around and sell Joaquin out. Not sure why she couldn't see that everyone would turn on her.

FeatherHead is the creepiest creep show that ever creeped.

I like when there are 3 tribes to begin, it makes it much more interesting when they eventually mix them all up.
posted by dogwalker at 8:56 PM on February 27, 2015

Damn -- I was calling FeatherHead "Cockatoo Man" but FeatherHead it is. Is he the new Coach?
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 9:29 PM on February 27, 2015 [1 favorite]

I may be misremembering some of Coach's first season, but Feather Head is so much worse than Coach. He's like Coach without the discipline of martial arts. He's like Coach who gets mopey instead of angry. He's like Coach but with even worse hair.

And Coach completely redeemed himself on his second season. I think he saw himself on TV, realized that he was a total stroke, and did a lot of personality work to make himself less, uh, Coachy. I actually don't even remember if much of that was shown in the episodes themselves, but I seem to recall him doing a lot of self reflecting in his Ponderosa clips and he seemed to really get that he had some issues and approached it with a huge amount of self awareness. By his third season he was downright likable. tl;dr Coach is one of my favorite contestants.
posted by phunniemee at 5:28 AM on February 28, 2015

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