Survivor

Season 1 Episode 1

The Marooning

8
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 31, 2000 on CBS
8.4
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Jeff Probst is our host and guide as 16 average Americans board the Mata Hari only to later salvage supplies, jump overboard and be marooned on the small uncharted deserted island of Pulau Tiga in the South China Sea off the Malaysian Coast of Borneo for as long as 39 days and nights, where they must survive not only the island, but each other, as every three days, one person is voted off the island and out of the game. In the end, one of these people will outwit, outplay and outlast all the others and win the Grand Prize of $1,000,000 in cash. The 16 castaways are separated into two tribes of eight (Four men and four women each). Wearing orange, the Tagi Tribe consists of Dirk Been, Kelly Wiglesworth, Richard Hatch, Rudy Boesch, Sean Kenniff, Sonja Christopher, Stacey Stillman and Susan Hawk. Wearing yellow, the Pagong Tribe consists of B.B. Andersen, Colleen Haskell, Gervase Peterson, Greg Buis, Gretchen Cordy, Jenna Lewis, Joel Klug and Ramona Gray. In the first three days, the tribes get to know each other, and while B.B.'s domineering attitude annoys some of his tribemates, Richard also begins to get on the nerves of the Tagi camp as he attempts to lead them in a group direction. When Pagong won the first Immunity Challenge (a competition), Tagi had to go to Tribal Council, where they must vote someone off of the island. Despite Stacey's attempts to form a female alliance against 72-year-old Rudy, it was Sonja who was voted off of the island with four of the eight votes. The tribe has spoken.moreless

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  • Where it all began!

    9.0
    I can't believe I actually just watched the very first episode of Survivor, and wow it is so different to the show today - in some ways it is better, in some ways it is not. I didn't really think much of the castaways to begin with - there don't seem to be any interesting players and personalities on this season.



    Some of the old people - like Rudy and BB - started annoying me right off the bat with their bossy attitudes and it was pretty annoying to watch in all honesty.



    The first ever challenge on Survivor was a good one, although not the same without Jeff's commentary which we are used to in the current seasons. Pagogn pulled off a great win, and I think the outcome of the first ever Tribal Council was pretty obvious, even though I would've been much happier had they given Rudy the boot.





    Overall, not a bad first ever episode of Survivor.moreless
  • let's begin Survivor!

    8.0
    What can I say about the first episode of survivor. It was really GREAT. I was sitting there on my couch and randomly I started to watch that show. Superb! Two tribes , Tagi and Pagong. There were conflicts in both tribes , generation aspects. Tagi's tribe , Stacy and Rudy and Pagong's tribe , B.B. and Joel. Two hard workers , Rudy and B.B. are not afraid to say what they think. Immunity challenge was close at the beginning but when Sonja fell, it was over for tagi's tribe. One of the good victory of Pagong. The tribe has spoken for Sonja , 4 votes against 3 for Rudy and 1 for Stacy.moreless
  • This was a great episode to start to Survivor.

    9.6
    In this episode 16 average Americans were marooned off of Borneo to survive the elements and win one million dollars. As the two tribes adapted to live in Borneo, Tagi struggled with living with each other. For example, the young women had personality conflicts with Rudy and others were annoyed with Stacey because she was too lazy. There were conflicts with Pagong as B.B. felt that many of the younger tribe members were not working hard enough. At the challenge, it was close, but Pagong won after Sonja of Tagi fell. At tribal council, Stacy recieved 1 vote, Rudy received 3, but Sonja got 4 and was voted out of the tribemoreless
  • Sonja did not do well and got dragged to the finish line in immunity. in the end Sonja was the first person voted off.

    7.4
    Richard annoyed me from the start of the game. my opinion on Susan is not much different. i think the vote was very obvious. Sonja was too weak for the Tagi tribe. Sonja is a nice person though. i think that her luxury item was pretty interesting. i did not like the immunity challenge. Stacey really annoyed me too. i think Rudy was just a very hard worker and wanted other people to work too. this group is pretty interesting and i loved this season. the idea of being in Borneo on a deserted island is also pretty cool. i would have voted Richard off first.moreless
  • The start of reality tv begins!

    8.6
    This show is a very pivotal one IMO.

    Because it began the phrase as well as coined the term "reality tv."

    That has become the norm that is today.

    Without this show, we wouldn't just have Survivor.

    But we wouldn't have "Big Brother, The Amazing Race, the Bachelor."

    Among other shows.

    This is also the Grandaddy of reality tv shows.
Susan Hawk

Susan Hawk

Herself (Season 1 and 8)

Gervase Peterson

Gervase Peterson

Himself (Season 1)

Joel Klug

Joel Klug

Himself (Season 1)

Jenna Lewis

Jenna Lewis

Herself (Season 1 and 8)

Dirk Been

Dirk Been

Himself (Season 1)

Sonja Christopher

Sonja Christopher

Herself (Season 1)

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