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Matt Roush says...
Here we go again. A new batch of 18 contestants, split into three tribes, embarks on the grueling social experiment, now in its 45th season (and 23rd year). Survivor has become such a familiar presence in the prime-time landscape it may be hard to remember what a breakthrough phenomenon it was in the summer of 2000. Expanding this season to 90-minute episodes, Survivor has a fan base so obsessive that this new crew is nearly overcome with giddiness during their first challenge, even before they reach land. At a memorably surprising first tribal council, the players on the bottom rung have to decide whether to eject the weakest or the weirdest player or maybe the one who seems most overwhelmed. As a player echoes the sentiment so often heard: “It looks easier when you’re on the couch.”