Synopsis by Mark Deming
Survivor was that rare television show that grew into a genuine pop-culture phenomenon; it became the highest-rated summer series in the history of American television, and the only program broadcast in 2000 to draw a larger audience than Survivor's final episode was that year's Super Bowl. Survivor: Season One - Greatest and Most Outrageous Moments compiles two-and-a-half hours of footage from the series, presented uncensored for the first time (language that was bleeped and nudity that was blurred for broadcast is featured here in all its R-rated glory), including previously unseen outtakes, audition reels from the participants, all the tribal council meetings (and the often angry reactions of those voted off the island), and the notorious rat-eating sequence. The video also includes interviews with Mark Burnett, creator of Survivor, and Jeff Probst, the show's host.
island, reality-television, survivor