It’s hard to believe but we are just a week away from the 34th season of Survivor: Game Changers! I’m really excited for this season due to all the cast are returning players and seeing if this theme will live up to hype if they really are game changers. On the Millennials vs Gen X live reunion show, they did reveal some cast members and I did a post on my thoughts of those returning players. Now that the full cast is revealed, I thought I do a post the week before the premiere and give my thoughts on each tribe and potential threats throughout the game. So let’s do this!
The first thing I notice with this tribe is the distinction of old school players vs new school players. Ozzy, Cirie and J.T together have a total of 255 days of Survivor experience and 5 seasons. I pretty much consider them old school since they have played so much. The other 7 tribe mates, we’ve seen in the past 5 years or so. Zeke was seen last season on Millennials vs Gen X. Andrea is sort of a old school/new beginning player. No doubt that trio of Ozzy, J.T. and Cirie will bring so much experience but they will guarantee have a target on their back. This group looks like a strong tribe. Heck, they got J.T and Ozzy who are seriously competitive in challenges. They have strength in former Pro Football player, Brad Culpepper. Andrea and Debbie are very intelligent so they could solve any puzzle making challenges. One advantage I see for a particular tribe member is Zeke. The other 9 have not seen him play. Zeke has the ability to create close friendships and tight alliances but has no problem to cut them up in the end. The other 9 has to be very cautious of Zeke. Tai is another dangerous player. He was able to de-throne 2 giant players in his season and held power for little time before he became a villain. It just looks like a good group of people here.
Big thing I notice with this tribe is we have 2-time Survivor winner Sandra Diaz and another winner, Tony Vlachos. It makes me wonder if they plan on working together or cutting each others throats. Guaranteed that those 2 will be heavy targets for this tribe. No offense to Sandra but Tony has value in strength for his tribe. Malcolm, another 2 time fan favorite, is back and I’m very worried about him. In the 2 times he’s played, he had an aggressive, idol-hunting, intense strategy. Both times we was perceived as a huge likable target which cost him to win the million dollars. He has to change his play this time around or he’s done. Michaela is like Zeke for her tribe. None of them know her. Only the audience knows is that she’s very physical, intelligent, and has the weapons to get to the end. I hope she learned her lesson, this time around she could go far. Caleb is back too! Last time we saw him, he was medically evacuated and I hope he will be healthy for this season. Ciera is a player to watch out for. She’s cunning, deceptive but she’s likable too which makes her dangerous. Troyzan was a fun player to watch in his season from One World so I’m sure we will get more laughs from him.
To me, the Nuku tribe seems to have more firepower than the Mana tribe. But, you can never predict the game of survivor. Should be a fun season to watch!