Casting Survivor 40: All Winners

According to Inside Survivor and Martin Holmes, season 40 of CBS’ greatest reality television show, Survivor, is set to be an all-winners season. An all-winners season has been something that Jeff Probst and the producers have wanted to do for a while, but they’ve never felt like they had enough entertaining/good, winners who would want to come back and play again. That is, until now. According to … Continue reading Casting Survivor 40: All Winners

The Amazing Race 31 Episode 1 Recap: You’re In Our Race Now

The Amazing Race is back and this time Phil Keoghan and co are doing something never done before on reality television. Former contestants from CBS’ ‘big-three’ reality shows: Survivor, Big Brother and The Amazing Race, have been chosen to compete on this brand new Amazing Race season. This has been one of the most anticipated seasons of The Amazing Race ever and the opening episode did not disappoint. Let’s get right … Continue reading The Amazing Race 31 Episode 1 Recap: You’re In Our Race Now

Ranking the 72 Australian Survivor Contestants from Worst to First (Season 1-Season 3)

  Australian Survivor has consistently amazed fans around the world with its storytelling, editing, casts and fantastic overall production. There have been 72 players over three separate seasons of the show and this is The Mastermind’s definitive ranking of every single one from worst to first. Agree or disagree? Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comment section below. Enjoy! THE BAD 72.  Peter Fiegehan  71. Des Quilty … Continue reading Ranking the 72 Australian Survivor Contestants from Worst to First (Season 1-Season 3)

Why Sharn Should Have Won Australian Survivor Champions vs. Contenders

After a long 50-day, 25-episode season, Olympic medallist Shane Gould was crowned Sole Survivor of Season 5 of Australian Survivor – Champions vs. Contenders. However, Sharn Coombes, the runner-up of the season, should have won. Now Sharn did get four votes to win, to Shane’s five. So it was a very close vote – in fact the closest margin in SurvivorAUS history. However, where she … Continue reading Why Sharn Should Have Won Australian Survivor Champions vs. Contenders

Survivor Winner Rankings 2018 (18-1)

Survivor has been around for a whopping thirty-seven seasons. In that time there has been every kind of winner you could imagine. Every single winner has its flaws, critics, and faults. But every winner also has its strengths, merits and influence on changing the game forever. Although it is never easy to rank players who played vastly different games, The Mastermind will now attempt to update their winner … Continue reading Survivor Winner Rankings 2018 (18-1)

Survivor Winner Rankings 2018 (37-19)

Survivor has been around for a whopping thirty-seven seasons. In that time there has been every kind of winner you could imagine. Every single winner has its flaws, critics, and faults. But every winner also has its strengths, merits and influence on changing the game forever. Although it is never easy to rank players who played vastly different games, The Mastermind will now attempt to update their winner rankings for 2018 and rate the winners from worst to best – starting with the worst in 37th to the 19th best on this list. The list takes into consideration primarily how a player navigated their way through the season that they won, including their social game, strategic game, the difficulty of their win, how in-tune they were with the game, their final tribal council performance, how many votes they received to win and most importantly, how much control they had during the season from start to finish. This list is not a ranking on how good of a player each person is. For that see Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time. This instead is a list based on how well each winner navigated their way through their specific season. Continue reading Survivor Winner Rankings 2018 (37-19)

Survivor Season Rankings 2018 (18-1)

2018 has been a fantastic year for Survivor. Survivor Ghost Island produced a very entertaining show despite its critics while the latest installment of the show, Survivor David vs. Goliath is looking likely to go down as one of the very best seasons of all time. The following ranking takes into account memorable characters/players, memorable moments, the story/the editing, the winner and the overall production of each episode on a weekly basis. If you missed the first set of these rankings (37-19) take a look here. This current article ranks the 18th best season all the way to the very best. Here are the updated Survivor Season Rankings for 2018 from The Mastermind.  Continue reading Survivor Season Rankings 2018 (18-1)

Survivor Season Rankings 2018 (37-19)

2018 has been a fantastic year for Survivor. Survivor Ghost Island produced a very entertaining show despite its critics while the latest installment of the show, Survivor David vs. Goliath is looking likely to go down as one of the very best seasons of all time. The following ranking takes into account memorable characters/players, memorable moments, the story/the editing, the winner and the overall production of each episode on a weekly basis. First we take a look at the seasons most would agree were not the best that the show has ever created from the very worst season ever to the 19th best. Here are the updated Survivor Season Rankings for 2018 from The Mastermind. Continue reading Survivor Season Rankings 2018 (37-19)

Where Does Paras Atashnik Rank Among The Best Big Brother Canada Players?

Initially, Paras’ Big Brother Canada 6 win over comp-beast Kaela Grant came as a bit of a surprise. But in deconstructing her game it’s clear that the right person likely won. Paras despite never wanting to be branded with the “floater” label, successfully perfected the strategy, floating around and appeasing those in power while remaining in the good graces of everyone in the house at … Continue reading Where Does Paras Atashnik Rank Among The Best Big Brother Canada Players?

Top 15 Big Brother Canada Players First Six Seasons

In just six seasons, we have seen several standout Big Brother Canada players to help make for one fantastic television program. Some of the faces and names below would even match some of the all-time greats of the Big Brother US game. Not every player to step inside that house has been bright but the fifteen + two below are the best of the best and … Continue reading Top 15 Big Brother Canada Players First Six Seasons

Survivor Winners Sorted Into Harry Potter Hogwarts Houses

What would a game of Survivor Hogwarts look like with some of the best, most famous players to ever appear on the show? The Mastermind attempts to find out with 4 tribes of 4 winners. Gryffindor Natalie Anderson Bold, brave and never afraid to make a big move, Natalie pulled off several impressive blindsides without ever doing so in a mean-spirited way. Tom Westman  With the heart … Continue reading Survivor Winners Sorted Into Harry Potter Hogwarts Houses

Why and How The Producers Ruined Big Brother Canada 6

Big Brother Canada 6 was only brought back to Global TV because of a petition signed by thousands of fans to bring the show back. The likes of Arisa Cox keep on saying “This one is for the fans!” But it’s not. It’s for the producers to make entertaining TV and screw over the players who are playing the best in the house like they … Continue reading Why and How The Producers Ruined Big Brother Canada 6

Is Paul Abrahamian The Best Player to Never Win Big Brother?

Few contestants in the history of Big Brother worldwide have made as much of a mark on two separate seasons than Paul Abrahamian. After sneaking and skating by in Big Brother 18 and only narrowly losing to Nicole Franzel by a vote of 5-4, Paul became the most in demand personnel Big Brother had produced in years. The man who preached “Friendship” was the biggest … Continue reading Is Paul Abrahamian The Best Player to Never Win Big Brother?