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*

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)

WINNERS REVEALED: The Mastermind Awards 2017

It’s been a long time coming and now the wait is finally over. You voted for the winners of eleven different award categories and now it is time to reveal who received the most votes in every category. These are your 2017 Mastermind Award winners. Enjoy! FOOTBALL PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR Nominees: Jurgen Klopp, Jamie Vardy, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann WINNER: ANTOINE GRIEZMANN  Receiving … Continue reading WINNERS REVEALED: The Mastermind Awards 2017

The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Reality TV Episode

Even if shows like Survivor Game Changers and Big Brother 19 did not live up to expectations, each reality show of 2017 had a few standout episodes worth noting. World of Dance had too many to count, MasterChef accumulated more good episodes in the first day than in the entirety of last year and The Amazing Race had its best year in a long time. Sadly, not every great episode of … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Reality TV Episode

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

The Case For Brad Culpepper In Survivor Game Changers

Brad Culpepper was a changed man this season. The person we saw in Survivor Blood vs. Water was completely different from the person we saw this season in Survivor Game Changers and had it not been for a massive collapse towards the end of the game, the former NFL’er could have ended up being the winner of this game against all odds. We have to be … Continue reading The Case For Brad Culpepper In Survivor Game Changers

How Sarah Lacina Won Survivor Game Changers

After a hard-fought season with so many ups and downs, twists and turns and far too many advantages too count, Sarah Lacina rose above the rest to be crowned the winner of Survivor‘s 34th installment, Game Changers. The police officer is said by some of her cast-mates to have played a flawless game and after making it to the end with Brad Culpepper and Troyzan … Continue reading How Sarah Lacina Won Survivor Game Changers

Survivor Game Changers “Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow” Episode Recap, Edgic and Analysis

What a crazy episode of Survivor Game Changers that was! Although the first half and the elimination of Andrea was rather straightforward, the second half with the shocking elimination of Michaela was something no one ever saw coming, even throughout the entirety of the hour. This episode was so crazy that even I don’t understand what just happened. Let’s get right into all that happened tonight … Continue reading Survivor Game Changers “Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow” Episode Recap, Edgic and Analysis