Well that's something. After 13 seasons of similar gameplay, Survivor: Fiji attempts to shake things up by having one group of survivors have all sorts of luxuries, including a couch, shower, cutlery and food. The other tribe: nothing but a pot and a machete.
It's an interesting sort of twist to the game, but I'm not really a fan. Nobody wants to watch a group of survivors have a campout. They want to watch them survive, and allowing one tribe to have an easy go of it and not the other doesn't seem all that fair. I'm sure there's the chance that they could make it so that camp is given to whoever wins reward or Immunity or something on a week-to-week basis, but I'd still be kind of bummed.
As for the cast, there aren't many faces I can match to names. Rocky and Dreamz stand out early, if only because they're so loud and aggressive. Yau Man, the guy who grew up on Borneo, also stands out, for his resourcefulness, while Erica and Earl on the Ravu tribe stand out for their willingness to start arranging things immediately.
As for the new Moto tribe, we don't really have a chance to figure anything out. As soon as Ravu loses, all focus shifts over to Ravu.
It should be fun to see how Sylvia reacts to being at a crappy camp after she helped design the first one. She also has the first clue to the hidden immunity idol, but no way to find it yet.
As always, I'm sure the season will grow and become more interesting as it goes along, but the premiere bored me more than anything.