- Network: CBS
- Series Premiere Date: May 31, 2000
This season is shaping up to be a good one, with strong personalities and savvy players. The Redemption Island twist is making for compelling duels, and no one knows yet how the winner of the Island challenges will integrate back into the tribe.
The show is solidly American. [9 May 2011, p.39]
Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings
Jul 13, 2014This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. There was zero competition for Rob to win after Russell's elimination; nobody on Ometepe questioned his iron-fisted leadership, even when he implemented obviously power-hungry measures such as forbidding anyone to go off without a buddy and forcing his super-hungry underlings to stay away from fresh-caught fish being eaten by the Zapatera members. Zapatera fell into a tailspin because nobody on Ometepe was thinking for themselves (though throwing a challenge reduces my sympathy for them), and Rob waltzed right to the win. Super-predictable and not a good season in any sense. And Redemption Island neutered the vote-off, the most dramatic moment in each episode.… Full Review »
Apr 18, 2011As a huge Survivor fan, I've been very disappointed with the later seasons of this show, especially this one. I found the "Redemption" part ofAs a huge Survivor fan, I've been very disappointed with the later seasons of this show, especially this one. I found the "Redemption" part of the show lacking depth, where they could have gone back to Exile Island and kept it more interesting. Frankly, bringing back characters over and over again keeps it more predictable than ever. Yes, Russell is annoying. That never changes. And the fact that people continue to be 'duped' by Rob, etc - annoy me enough to loose interest. It truly didn't redeem itself.… Full Review »
Feb 18, 2011Just when I was thinking Survivor cannot bring anything new or interesting to the table, it blew us all away with Season 22, RedemptionJust when I was thinking Survivor cannot bring anything new or interesting to the table, it blew us all away with Season 22, Redemption Island's premiere. The cast is spot on and even the inclusion of annoying Russell and 4 time castaway Rob was a welcome addition. Both tribes have some great personalities right off the bat. Spread the word everyone, Survivor is BACK and is here to stay for many more seasons to come!!… Full Review »