Just a while ago, I watched all of the previous intros (first 10 minutes of the 1st eppy) of the past seasons of Survivor.
I liked Survivor Australia, Africa, Amazon, Thailand, Pearl Islands, Vanuatu, All-Stars, Exile Island, Guatemala, Micronesia, China, Gabon, Tocantins, and HvV.
China, Thailand, Pearl Islands and Vanuatu: Its theme is full of colorful culture. I liked it how the opening sequence was mixed with cultural sounds and temples. I seriously consider watching these four when I have time.
Australia, Africa, Amazon, Guatemala, Gabon, Tocantins, China: The location makes it a stand-out for me. It's not the typical islandy scene, which is very boring for me I believe.
All-Stars, Micronesia, HvV: I loved these seasons just because of the theme of bringing back some of my favorite survivors. I think these seasons were not mixed with any culture (like the first group above) or location (second group) to make it surface, and I agree with that.
All-in-all, here are the criteria that I'm looking forward to:
- Culture like China and Thailand and Vanuatu and Pearl Islands.
- Non-islandy beaches location like the second group above
- Ingenious season-long twist/theme like bringing back survivors (however, not all the time though!)
The first ten minutes of the show is very important because it will set the impact of inviting the watcher to watch the full season. And with all the seasons stated above, they had the impact I needed
I have scouted out locations I wish I can see:
Survivor Japan - culture
Survivor Korea - culture
Survivor India - culture
Survivor Vietnam - culture
Survivor Mongolia - culture and terrain
Survivor Indonesia - culture
Survivor Egypt / middle east country - culture and terrain
Survivor Costa Rica - terrain
Survivor Philippines - just because I love the Philippines