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The first 7 minutes of Survivor Game Changers are amazingly devoid of worthwhile content

The first 7 minutes of Survivor Game Changers are amazingly devoid of worthwhile content
Jeff Probst at the start of Survivor Game Changers, Survivor's 500th episode.

Survivor Game Changers debuts Wednesday, but to add to the hype for the show’s 500th episode, CBS has released the first seven minutes of the episode.

If you’re really excited to see Debbie insist “I’ve got a strength like a gymnast and a tenacity like a giant squid” or Probst try to retroactively justify the subtitle and then demand this group make moves to please the almighty executive producer, you’re in luck. 

While I am always excited for a new season of Survivor, the breathlessness to which some people have been promoting this video is about as justified as the subtitle “Game Changers.” 

Honestly, it’s nothing special: contestant introductions and Jeff Probst lecturing, and brief scramble for supplies on the boat. Okay. 

I understand why CBS would release it and why it also wouldn’t contain much content, because of course they want us to watch live. And I will be!

The best part is the “39 days…one Survivor” moment, which has Jeff Probst perched precariously atop a rusting shipwreck. It’s truly awesome—one of the best ones in the show’s history. 

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