Most “Survivor” followers usually agree that the enhancing of season 41, which aired within the fall of 2021, was defective in additional methods than one. Not solely was Erika Casupanan, who ended up profitable, severely under-edited all through, however a lot of the non-public relationships and technique needed to be sacrificed in favor of the quite a few new twists and benefits.
Fans and cast members have castigated the inundation of those new twists, not solely as a result of they usually take away from the essence of the sport and the gamers’ methods, but additionally as a result of they essentially need to take up an excessive amount of airtime in an effort to be launched.
Recently, “Survivor 41” contestant Evvie Jagoda, who positioned ninth and served on the season’s jury, shared their ideas on how her season’s edit was “shafted” in favor of season 42.
Here’s what it’s worthwhile to know:
Evvie Agrees ‘Survivor 41’ Was a ‘Guinea Pig Season’ in Terms of Editing
In a interview Thursday with Rob Cesternino through which he and Evvie mentioned season 42, Cesternino introduced up a fan remark highlighting the variations that are already obvious between Evvie’s season and the continued one. The fan talked about that the enhancing of “42” is showcasing the cast’s personalities extra, and that “’42’ is gonna be 80% the identical as ’41’ with same-ish twists. Because of this, the latter season advantages as a result of enhancing and manufacturing doesn’t want to clarify the benefits and twists as closely because it did in [’41’].”
“Preach!” Evvie responded. “This is what I’m saying!”
The fan went on to say that they believed that season 41 “received shafted [in terms of] exhibiting the diveristy of personalities, as a result of the show had to spend so much of time explaining the twists,” and referred to season 41 because the “guinea pig season” through which an abundance of twists are launched for the primary time on the expense of non-public content material.
“This remark speaks to me so deeply,” Evvie mentioned, although added that they do not know precisely the best way to repair the issue. “It’s actually tough, since you need the viewers to grasp, however then its additionally laborious as a result of it is like, I really feel like a lot of the viewersnonethelessdid not perceive, and it took up a whole lot of time … It’s laborious to say, I actually do not know the way you clear up it.”
Fans Seem to Agree That ‘Survivor 42′ Is Already Better Than ’41’
Although “Survivor 42” is simply two episodes in, followers already appear to agree that the season is off to a greater begin than season 41, and is shaping as much as be a greater season general.
One publish on the show’s in style subreddit after episode 2 mentioned that the primary two episodes alone are making them have a decrease opinion of season 41, a sentiment in style amongst many followers. “We have seen way more of the cast and camp life, and fewer of the twists,” the person mentioned of the continued season. “The ‘hardest season’ agenda just isn’t actually being pushed. No blatant pandering as effectively. The first 3 episodes final season [were] primarily targeted on the twists.”
“Survivor” audiences usually appear to get pleasure from a extra old-school edit, the place personalities, camp life, and real human connections are prioritized over extreme technique discuss, or clarification of twists/benefits. One fan famous how the edit is extra equally distributed among the many complete cast, quite than a sure few, as was very a lot the case final season, most significantly with Shan Smith, Xander Hastings, and Deshawn Radden (notably on the expense of the winner, Erika).
“I could not consider I used to be watching fashionable Survivor once they confirmed Jenny and Chanelle crab looking!!” one other person wroteof season 42.
Many followers additionally agreed with Evvie and Rob’s tackle why season 41 received shafted. “For one, the viewers already is aware of these twists particularly, so there’s solely a necessity to make use of broadcast time to satisfy the gamers,” one fan wrote, explaining why season 42 was already being obtained higher than ’41’. “That offers ’42’ a giant benefit over ’41’.”
“Survivor 42” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS.