It’s an okay cast, for the most part. Yeah, it would have been nice if they’d brought back some more one-timers instead of some of those we’ve already seen twice before. There are four previous winners here, IIRC: Tom, Sandra, Parvati, and JT. On the other hand, I am glad to see Boston Rob and Stephanie again.
Thank god for no Shambo! I could do without Tyson’s smarmy persona. Courtney was funny in a snarky kind of way, but not much of a player. And I still don’t understand why Probst has such a hard-on for Coach.
If they’re smart, Cirie will be the first one voted out. She can read people like a book and she’s one of the sneakiest players ever.
Lots of VERY strong physical players here–James, Colby, Tom, Stephanie, JT, Rupert, Tyson, and Coach. That should make the challenges interesting.
One thing that bugs me a bit about these all-star seasons is that many of the players come into this game already knowing each other very well, and not just from watching each other’s Survivor seasons. Apparently many of them hang out together in real life and so there are a lot of behind-the-scenes relationships and baggage that we aren’t fully aware of.