Entertainment Weekly - 05/14/2004
"The initial season of SURVIVOR was not just the first in the new wave of reality TV: it was also the best. The images are indelible."
Producer/creator Mark Burnett unleashed a pop culture phenomenon--and changed the face of early-21st-century television--with his hugely popular reality series SURVIVOR. Singlehandedly ushering in the age of reality-television, the action-adventure series more than lives up to its name as real-world contestants are divided into opposing teams and stranded in a remote location to compete in daredevil challenges in pursuit of a million-dollar prize. The team that wins each challenge earns either a prize or immunity, while the losing team faces an elimination round where one member is ceremoniously dismissed. Adding a human element to the cutthroat competition are the personal interactions between team members, which impact the game through strategic alliances--or dooming enmities. This collection presents every episode of the series' fascinating and highly watchable debut season, which takes place in the tropical island paradise of Borneo and includes such memorable survivors as Richard, Sue, Colleen, and Rudy.
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