Ask me to pick the best reality TV show on Australian telly right now and I’ll tell you point blank. It’s Survivor.
The fact there are only four episodes left until we find out who wins Survivor is also very distressing. What will I watch on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights without it??
We caught up with eliminated Survivor contestant Dave to get the gossip, post continues after video.
“Yeah but, what makes Survivor so bloody good,” non-Survivor watchers ask? Let us break it down.
Firstly, condolences to those who’ve missed out on what has been THE BEST season of Australian Survivor in a very long time.
Next, Survivor is the perfect combination of all the genres and elements that test the human condition. Drama, tick. Athletic challenges, tick. The elements, tick. Love and betrayal, tick. Drama, triple tick.
Sure, you won’t find romance (except in 2016 when contestants Lee and El got together) or roses on the remote Fijian island, but there’s a certain magic to Survivor that makes it so addictive and so thrilling, without dipping into, well, low-brow territory. Trashy reality TV will always have its place, but Survivor is on another level.
The show also has Jonathan LaPaglia, who in his role as host, has delivered some of the wisest lines ever uttered on television.