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Survivor Borneo

Survivor season 1, later retitled Survivor: Borneo, aired on CBS in the summer of 2000 and changed reality TV—and television—forever thanks to its cast of characters (including Richard Hatch, Sue Hawk, Kelly Wiglesworth, Rudy Boesch, Gervase Peterson, Colleen Haskell), host Jeff Probst, and a game unlike anyone had ever seen on TV before.

Survivor Borneo recaps, reviews, and episode analysis

This collection of my Survivor Borneo recaps explores the strategy, challenges, and events of CBS’s Survivor season one, which introduced us to Richard Hatch, Sue Hawk, Rudy Boesch, Kelly Wiglesworth, Gervase Peterson, Colleen Haskell, and the other players in a game that changed television forever.

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Survivor Borneo’s players actually strategize, and almost oust Rich and his ego

In an incredibly strong episode of Survivor season 1, Kelly bails on the Tagi four, but doesn’t join with Pagong members to vote out Rich, whose lack of clothing becomes a real problem that Jeff Probst even brings up at Tribal Council.

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