Survivor Winner Rankings 2017

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 … Continue reading Survivor Winner Rankings 2017

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Survivor Game Changers Premiere: Why Tony Vlachos Was Voted Out

"Coming into this game I already know I'm a huge threat. I created the spy shack, I found the special idol, I voted out my closest ally, and just when you think you've seen it all, you ain't seen nothing yet" - Tony Vlachos in his opening confessional of Survivor Game Changers. Today we mourn … Continue reading Survivor Game Changers Premiere: Why Tony Vlachos Was Voted Out

Survivor Game Changers Episode 1 Recap, Edgic and Analysis

Wow! What an amazing way to kick off Survivor Game Changers. This episode was full of hilarious confessionals, interesting strategies and amazing moments. Let's not dilly-dally, let's get right into dissecting this wonderful 2-hour premiere titled The Stakes Have Been Raised. Opening Scenes  After a brief introduction for what the season has in store by … Continue reading Survivor Game Changers Episode 1 Recap, Edgic and Analysis

Survivor Game Changers Premiere: Why Ciera Eastin Was Voted Out

“Day One I’m Going Zero to Sixty and I’m Staying at Sixty the Whole Way Through” - Ciera Eastin in her Gordon Holmes Interview. Everything Ciera was saying in the pre-season was all wrong. At times, it was preposterous. Just check out the quote above. Going from zero to sixty on day one is never a smart … Continue reading Survivor Game Changers Premiere: Why Ciera Eastin Was Voted Out

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 … Continue reading Survivor Winner Rankings 2016

The Mastermind Award Nominees 2016: Best Article

Out of 171 official blog posts since the beginning of May, these are the 6 that I believe standout from the rest and deserve a special nomination for Best Article Of The Year! Click on the links below to see for yourself how awesome these 6 article are. Why Jeff Probst Needs To Stop Telling Contestants To … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2016: Best Article

Survivor Winners vs. Runners Up

Is a Survivor Winners vs. Runners Up season plausible? Yes! In fact it is probably even more plausible than an all winners season. At least in a Winners vs. Runners Up season, the Runners Up have a shot at redemption, creating a great story-line as they come up against the very people that beat them the … Continue reading Survivor Winners vs. Runners Up

Casting Survivor Heroes vs. Villains 2

Season 20 of Survivor, Heroes vs. Villains, was the best season ever. Hardly anyone ever argues with this opinion, so much so that it's practically a fact. Ever since season twenty, fans have been longing for this classic theme to return. As of March 5th, 2017 these are the twenty players that I would cast for … Continue reading Casting Survivor Heroes vs. Villains 2

SPOILER ALERT: Survivor Season 34 Cast

Oh my goodness. This cast BLOWS! Okay it's not that bad. But, given the pool of players that they were choosing from there are some huge missed opportunities in favour of some ridiculous choices. An important thing to note before I begin is that in this cast, there are two Season 33 contestants, one male and … Continue reading SPOILER ALERT: Survivor Season 34 Cast

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