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 (25-1) *OLD*

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 fifty greatest players of all time. Continue reading Top 50 Survivor Players of All-Time (25-1) *OLD*

Survivor Season Rankings 2019 (19-1)

In all honesty, 2019 was the most terrible of terrible years for Survivor. The horrid twist of Edge of Extinction, followed by one of the most unjust winners the show has ever seen was not the best way for Survivor to start the year. But it only got worse with all that went on in Island of the Idols. Due mainly to the actions of one player … Continue reading Survivor Season Rankings 2019 (19-1)

Survivor Season Rankings 2019 (39-20)

In all honesty, 2019 was the most terrible of terrible years for Survivor. The horrid twist of Edge of Extinction, followed by one of the most unjust winners the show has ever seen was not the best way for Survivor to start the year. But it only got worse with all that went on in Island of the Idols. Due mainly to the actions of one player … Continue reading Survivor Season Rankings 2019 (39-20)

Who Could Win Survivor 40: All Winners (Part 1)

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 1)

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 (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 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

Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time (2019)

Thanks for checking out this article on the Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time. This article was last updated in May 2019. For the newer lists see…. NEW LIST Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time (Seasons 1-40) UPDATED 2019 LIST Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time (50-26) Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time (25-1) In thirty-eight seasons of Survivor, there have … Continue reading Top 50 Survivor Players of All Time (2019)

The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Reality TV Personality

Although it might not seem like it from the last few months of posts, The Mastermind focuses nearly 50% of its attention to the world of Reality TV.  2017 was not the strongest of years for the genre, but there were still several characters that strutted their stuff and became household names in the industry. Love them or hate them, you can’t deny that they … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Reality TV Personality

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