Survivor 40: Winners at War – Episode 1 Recap & Analysis “Greatest of the Greats”

It seems as though a relationship built out of what I would call “enemy-ship” such as Sandra, Tony and Sarah or everyone’s dream alliance of Rob and Parvati was to have much greater success in the early stages of this game than a relationship formed out of actual friendship. Continue reading Survivor 40: Winners at War – Episode 1 Recap & Analysis “Greatest of the Greats”

Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time (50-26) *OLD*

THE UPDATED VERSION…. Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time (Seasons 1-40) (currently in progress) In thirty-nine seasons of Survivor, there have been some amazing players. It is so incredibly hard to rank them as they all had to overcome a different set of circumstances and navigate through completely different seasons, twists and themes. But nonetheless, The Mastermind has attempted to compile a list of the … Continue reading Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time (50-26) *OLD*

Who Could Win Survivor 40: All Winners (Part 2)

On May 18, 2019, Inside Survivor released the cast for Survivor 40 a season that only includes former winners of the show. Whoever wins Survivor 40, a season of some of the best former winners of the show, could go down as the greatest winner of all time. But who has a chance at winning the million dollar prize? Let’s take a look at each … Continue reading Who Could Win Survivor 40: All Winners (Part 2)

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

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 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

Survivor Winner Rankings 2017

For the 2018 Survivor Winner Rankings click here.  In thirty-four seasons of Survivor, there have been some amazing winners. It is so incredibly hard to rank them as they all played vastly different games and had to overcome a very different set of circumstances to win their seasons. Nonetheless, just like every Survivor nerd, The Mastermind has attempted to rank every single winner of this game … Continue reading Survivor Winner Rankings 2017

Survivor Winner Rankings 2016

In 33 seasons of Survivor, there have been some amazing winners. It is so incredibly hard to rank them as they all played different games and had to overcome a different set of circumstances to win their seasons. I usually tend to believe that the most deserving player of the season will win, but that was kind of thrown out the window in Kaoh Rong when … Continue reading Survivor Winner Rankings 2016

The Mastermind Award Nominees 2016: Best Special Feature

Well it’s been an amazing first year on The Mastermind and now it is time to discuss some of the very best features that this site has to offer. Click on the links below to explore all of The Mastermind’s Best Features! And be sure to be back tomorrow to vote on The Mastermind Awards 2016! Annual Rankings  From long editorials like Survivor Season Rankings & Winners Rankings to top … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2016: Best Special Feature

The Mastermind Award Nominees 2016: Best Reality TV Season

The Mastermind focuses nearly 50% of it’s attention on this site on a host of different Reality TV seasons and so now it is time to pick out which one was the best of all. These are the nominees for Best Reality TV Season of 2016! Australian Survivor Season 3  The first ever season of Australian Survivor was a spectacle beyond belief and for about … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2016: Best Reality TV Season

Is it Harder to Win the Game of Survivor as a Male or as a Female?

Is it harder to win the game of Survivor as a male or as a female? That is the main question The Mastermind will be exploring this week over the course of three separate articles with this one being the last. Check out part one and part two for all the intel. UPDATE: This article is the only one worth reading. I regretfully keep the other two up without good … Continue reading Is it Harder to Win the Game of Survivor as a Male or as a Female?

How Michele Fitzgerald Won Survivor Kaoh Rong

All season long I had been preparing myself for a Michele or Aubry win. They were the only two players that I genuinely thought had a winner’s edit. So all season long I was waiting for Michele to come out of her shell, break free and make moves to show why she was being given the winner’s edit. But it never happened! Aubry on the other hand, … Continue reading How Michele Fitzgerald Won Survivor Kaoh Rong