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Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Power Rankings Round 1


Former Survivor players Julia Sokolowski and Randy Bailey make their power ranking predictions for the season premiere of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.

Survivor is set to present the biggest battle ever this season, as two generations, Millennials and Gen X, prepare to go to war! And by war, we mean make passive-aggressive comments about participation trophies and outdated technology. But the real battle is happening here on Inside Survivor, as it’s time for another season of predictions and punchlines in the all-new Inside Survivor Power Rankings.

Last season, Kelley Wentworth and Martin “Redmond” Holmes finished as co-champions. This season two new former Survivor players are stepping up to the plate. Survivor: Kaôh Rōng’s seventh place finisher and self-proclaimed “Millennial Monarch,” Julia Sokolowski, and two-time Survivor veteran and self-described “King of Gabon,” Randy Bailey. It’s a showdown we like to call – Millennials vs. Baby Boomer.

The Rules

We use the Gordon Holmes format of Power Rankings. Each week the three power rankers create separate rankings based on least likely to most likely to be eliminated. The ranking of the player who is voted out of the next episode will determine the number of points the three rankers will earn. For example, if Adam is voted out in Episode 1, Randy will receive two points, Julia will receive three points, and Martin will receive one point. At the end of the season, the person with the most points will be named the Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Power Rankings Champion.

Bonuses:

If the player ranked in 1st place finds an idol you gain 10 points.
If the player ranked in last place isn’t eliminated but receives a vote(s) against them you gain 5 points.
If the player ranked in 1st place wins individual immunity you gain 10 points (post-merge).

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Power Rankings Round 1

0
Randy

Lucy
1

If Lucy can control her contempt for the other 19 castaways, I like her chances. Ladies and gentlemen, meet my Survivor 33 winner pick!

If Lucy can control her contempt for the other 19 castaways, I like her chances. Ladies and gentlemen, meet my Survivor 33 winner pick!


Adam
2

I like this guy. Not too threatening yet not too wimpy. Adam is a huge fan so he will know more about the game than the rest of these clueless castaways. No chance of being first boot.

I like this guy. Not too threatening yet not too wimpy. Adam is a huge fan so he will know more about the game than the rest of these clueless castaways. No chance of being first boot.


Rachel
3

Playboy alumnus from L.A. I can see Rachel being kept around simply because of the eye candy factor. It would not surprise me if she Tenerellied herself to the Final 3.

Playboy alumnus from L.A. I can see Rachel being kept around simply because of the eye candy factor. It would not surprise me if she Tenerellied herself to the Final 3.


Zeke
4

From his answers on the CBS survey, this guy clearly has a leg up on his competition. I love this guy! Slim chance of winning but less of a chance of being first booted.

From his answers on the CBS survey, this guy clearly has a leg up on his competition. I love this guy! Slim chance of winning but less of a chance of being first booted.


Figgy
5

Although young and naive, I kind of like this chick. I predict an under the radar style that gets her very close to the end.

Although young and naive, I kind of like this chick. I predict an under the radar style that gets her very close to the end.


Bret
6

I look for this Boston cop to do well if he comes up with a good enough lie about his profession. He says he is most like Jonathan Penner because they are both under the radar. I think Bret may want to do a re-watch. Mr. LaBelle will enjoy his time in Ponderosa mid jury.

I look for this Boston cop to do well if he comes up with a good enough lie about his profession. He says he is most like Jonathan Penner because they are both under the radar. I think Bret may want to do a re-watch. Mr. LaBelle will enjoy his time in Ponderosa mid jury.


Michaela
7

Her 3 second confessional from the commercial that CBS is running over and over tells me that she will be super annoying and that I will hate her. It also tells me that she will go deep. Mid jury at least.

Her 3 second confessional from the commercial that CBS is running over and over tells me that she will be super annoying and that I will hate her. It also tells me that she will go deep. Mid jury at least.


Hannah
8

I think CBS is casting all these nerd types just so they will say they are like Cochran in their bio. She will get very annoying to both the viewer and her tribe mates but will float to mid jury.

I think CBS is casting all these nerd types just so they will say they are like Cochran in their bio. She will get very annoying to both the viewer and her tribe mates but will float to mid jury.


Jay
9

Another castaway that describes himself as intelligent yet says he is most like Russell Hantz. Sorry Jay; it is impossible to be both of those things.

Another castaway that describes himself as intelligent yet says he is most like Russell Hantz. Sorry Jay; it is impossible to be both of those things.


Mari
10

This LA gamer’s depth and maturity will work against her trying to fit into this Millennial tribe of misfits. I look for Mari to explode. She will be lucky to make the jury.

This LA gamer’s depth and maturity will work against her trying to fit into this Millennial tribe of misfits. I look for Mari to explode. She will be lucky to make the jury.


Michelle
11

Her inspiration in life is God. Michelle says “he created everything we’ve seen, touched, and experienced." Maybe so Michelle but I know first hand that God does not give a s**t about who wins Survivor.

Her inspiration in life is God. Michelle says “he created everything we’ve seen, touched, and experienced." Maybe so Michelle but I know first hand that God does not give a s**t about who wins Survivor.


Taylor
12

I am getting a Fabio vibe from this Idaho snowboard instructor. However, I do not see things working out quite so well as it did for Fabio.

I am getting a Fabio vibe from this Idaho snowboard instructor. However, I do not see things working out quite so well as it did for Fabio.


Chris
13

I loved everything about this self-made lawyer from Oklahoma until he claimed to be most like “Boston” Rob Mariano. Don’t believe everything you see on TV Chris. They will keep him around for his physical strength early, but he will not make the merge.

I loved everything about this self-made lawyer from Oklahoma until he claimed to be most like “Boston” Rob Mariano. Don’t believe everything you see on TV Chris. They will keep him around for his physical strength early, but he will not make the merge.


Ken
14

Another model who thinks he is most like Ozzy. I hate him. A long shot to make the jury.

Another model who thinks he is most like Ozzy. I hate him. A long shot to make the jury.


CeCe
15

When asked what 3 things she would like to have with her on the island, this insurance salesperson only picked 2. I am sure she will be a lot of fun on the pre-jury trip.

When asked what 3 things she would like to have with her on the island, this insurance salesperson only picked 2. I am sure she will be a lot of fun on the pre-jury trip.


David
16

I have to admit that I was nonplussed from David’s bio. A paranoid Sherman Oaks TV writer with OCD that compares himself to John Cochran. In the famous words of Crystal Cox….Forgetchew, go home, goodbye!

I have to admit that I was nonplussed from David’s bio. A paranoid Sherman Oaks TV writer with OCD that compares himself to John Cochran. In the famous words of Crystal Cox….Forgetchew, go home, goodbye!


Sunday
17

Jesus H. Christ, there are a lot of holy rollers in this cast. There are so many of them that the god squad could join together and be a force to be reckoned with. My guess is that God will answer their prayers, and the answer will be NO. No merge for you.

Jesus H. Christ, there are a lot of holy rollers in this cast. There are so many of them that the god squad could join together and be a force to be reckoned with. My guess is that God will answer their prayers, and the answer will be NO. No merge for you.


Paul
18

This 52-year-old boat mechanic from Florida claims to be most like Ozzy. I do not see it, Paul. Both of you walk upright, but that is about it. Too much of a liability in challenges.

This 52-year-old boat mechanic from Florida claims to be most like Ozzy. I do not see it, Paul. Both of you walk upright, but that is about it. Too much of a liability in challenges.


Jessica
19

Another attorney turned castaway. I thought CBS quit casting attorneys. Anyway, I see Jessica having a very difficult time fitting in. Jessica’s law suit against CBS will be filed mid-October.

Another attorney turned castaway. I thought CBS quit casting attorneys. Anyway, I see Jessica having a very difficult time fitting in. Jessica’s law suit against CBS will be filed mid-October.


Will
20

When asked who he is most like Will answered, “I do respect Randy Bailey.” Young William is not only too young for this game but stupid as well. I don’t even have any respect for myself so how could Will? FIRST BOOT!

When asked who he is most like Will answered, “I do respect Randy Bailey.” Young William is not only too young for this game but stupid as well. I don’t even have any respect for myself so how could Will? FIRST BOOT!


0
Julia

Chris
1

From the surface, he’s all football and sweet tea, but he’s got self-awareness, and that is the key. He may not be the most bold- but I could see him getting the gold.

From the surface, he’s all football and sweet tea, but he’s got self-awareness, and that is the key. He may not be the most bold- but I could see him getting the gold.


Figgy
2

Figgy, Figgy, Figgy can't you see? 
Sometimes your looks just hypnotize me … and probably all the guys on your tribe.

Figgy, Figgy, Figgy can't you see? 
Sometimes your looks just hypnotize me … and probably all the guys on your tribe.


Adam
3

He’s an expert when it comes to shelters, so he’s got that going for him. As a huge fan, he'll probably know how to make fire, and all the other basic survival stuff. He’s not the biggest and strongest of the millennials, but I see his intelligence making him a huge asset on camp to start.

He’s an expert when it comes to shelters, so he’s got that going for him. As a huge fan, he'll probably know how to make fire, and all the other basic survival stuff. He’s not the biggest and strongest of the millennials, but I see his intelligence making him a huge asset on camp to start.


Michaela
4

She has the attitude of a gamer and a realness to her that is relatable. I think she will fly under the radar and come out swinging post merge.

She has the attitude of a gamer and a realness to her that is relatable. I think she will fly under the radar and come out swinging post merge.


Rachel
5

* realizes she’s actually on Survivor after someone tells her The Girls Next Door was cancelled in 2010*

* realizes she’s actually on Survivor after someone tells her The Girls Next Door was cancelled in 2010*


Zeke
6

Your inspiration, Joan Rivers, probably turned over in her grave when she saw your b-roll and your mustache, but I dig both.

Your inspiration, Joan Rivers, probably turned over in her grave when she saw your b-roll and your mustache, but I dig both.


Taylor
7

Just take it easy, bro. Survivor is going to be a rad.

Just take it easy, bro. Survivor is going to be a rad.


CeCe
8

See! See! Kids, mom’s on TV!

See! See! Kids, mom’s on TV!


Bret
9

If he wins, he can buy a new cop cah and drive it to a wicked nice place on the cape while drinking dunks.

If he wins, he can buy a new cop cah and drive it to a wicked nice place on the cape while drinking dunks.


Jay
10

He’s my wildcard. I either see a challenge beast with a huge hidden game that will come out of nowhere and dominate… or a flirty train-wreck, the victim of a blindside launched by a women’s alliance.

He’s my wildcard. I either see a challenge beast with a huge hidden game that will come out of nowhere and dominate… or a flirty train-wreck, the victim of a blindside launched by a women’s alliance.


Michelle
11

Hungry, Hungry, Hippo? Your head is in Candy Land, girl. This is more like a game of Chutes and Ladders.

Hungry, Hungry, Hippo? Your head is in Candy Land, girl. This is more like a game of Chutes and Ladders.


Mari
12

On paper, Mari is a winner. I have a feeling her game will be as vivid and fiery as her hair… but slow down girl, sometimes the brightest bulbs burn out the fastest.

On paper, Mari is a winner. I have a feeling her game will be as vivid and fiery as her hair… but slow down girl, sometimes the brightest bulbs burn out the fastest.


Hannah
13

There is a difference between being actually nerdy and awkward (which often makes a likable underdog character), and trying really hard to fulfill the “corky girl” role… don’t push it.

There is a difference between being actually nerdy and awkward (which often makes a likable underdog character), and trying really hard to fulfill the “corky girl” role… don’t push it.


Sunday
14

She could be one of two things: a) Bloody Sunday – a horrible incident that increases hostility and conflict, or b) an ice cream sundae – super sweet, topped with all the fixins’, leaving you wanting more. Let’s hope it’s the latter.

She could be one of two things: a) Bloody Sunday – a horrible incident that increases hostility and conflict, or b) an ice cream sundae – super sweet, topped with all the fixins’, leaving you wanting more. Let’s hope it’s the latter.


David
15

I’m rooting for you, dude. I really am. Maybe it's because you’re a writer but I see a bunch of parchment in your future…

I’m rooting for you, dude. I really am. Maybe it's because you’re a writer but I see a bunch of parchment in your future…


Ken
16

*see cast assessment* … but seriously, I feel like his character is contradicting. I can’t tell if he’s full of it or a genuinely good dude. He is well-spoken and seems worldly, but for some reason, I get the vibe he will always be a few steps behind.

*see cast assessment* … but seriously, I feel like his character is contradicting. I can’t tell if he’s full of it or a genuinely good dude. He is well-spoken and seems worldly, but for some reason, I get the vibe he will always be a few steps behind.


Paul
17

Paul will be a rock star when it comes to keeping people entertained; but in honor of Aerosmith, this guy should probably “Dream On,” when it comes to making it all the way.

Paul will be a rock star when it comes to keeping people entertained; but in honor of Aerosmith, this guy should probably “Dream On,” when it comes to making it all the way.


Will
18

His voice may be deep, but I have a feeling his game will be shallow.

His voice may be deep, but I have a feeling his game will be shallow.


Lucy
19

Hard Body. Hard to read.

Hard Body. Hard to read.


Jessica
20

While everyone is searching for idols, Jessica will be searching for a personality.

While everyone is searching for idols, Jessica will be searching for a personality.


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Martin

Adam
1

He helps the homeless and jobless for a living. The perfect credentials for dealing with Survivors.

He helps the homeless and jobless for a living. The perfect credentials for dealing with Survivors.


Chris
2

He hopes his medicine pouch will bring him luck. Who needs luck when you're a tall, athletic, straight, Christian, white man?

He hopes his medicine pouch will bring him luck. Who needs luck when you're a tall, athletic, straight, Christian, white man?


Zeke
3

You should never trust a man with a mustache. Or a Hawaiin shirt. Or named Zeke.

You should never trust a man with a mustache. Or a Hawaiin shirt. Or named Zeke.


Figgy
4

Gimme the loot, gimme the loot (I'm a bad bad bad). #FiggySmalls

Gimme the loot, gimme the loot (I'm a bad bad bad). #FiggySmalls


Michaela
5

If she can sell timeshares, she can probably convince a jury to give her a million dollars.

If she can sell timeshares, she can probably convince a jury to give her a million dollars.


Mari
6

This gamer has got the moves. Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start.

This gamer has got the moves. Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start.


Taylor
7

Fabio winter edition.

Fabio winter edition.


Ken
8

Let's hope his alliances are as strong as Blue Steel.

Let's hope his alliances are as strong as Blue Steel.


Bret
9

If it looks like a cop, walks like a cop and talks like a cop, then it probably is a cop. Woop-woop! That's the sound of da police!

If it looks like a cop, walks like a cop and talks like a cop, then it probably is a cop. Woop-woop! That's the sound of da police!


Sunday
10

Once she finds her footing she'll be Sunday schooling these kids.

Once she finds her footing she'll be Sunday schooling these kids.


Jay
11

Jay is following that well-known career trajectory of bartender > real estate agent > reality-star. Next step, start a shady non-profit.

Jay is following that well-known career trajectory of bartender > real estate agent > reality-star. Next step, start a shady non-profit.


Rachel
12

I think this former Playboy Bunny could be this season's Playboy Goat.

I think this former Playboy Bunny could be this season's Playboy Goat.


Michelle
13

I'm happy that she escaped the bunker but I'm not sure how she'll interact with real world people. #UnbreakableMichySchubert

I'm happy that she escaped the bunker but I'm not sure how she'll interact with real world people. #UnbreakableMichySchubert


Jessica
14

She once received a round of applause from a jury. The difference here is: Survivor jurors are the ones delivering the closing arguments. She'll be lucky to even have that chance.

She once received a round of applause from a jury. The difference here is: Survivor jurors are the ones delivering the closing arguments. She'll be lucky to even have that chance.


David
15

He wants to use Survivor to overcome his insecurities. Day 1 - “David completely blowing this challenge for the Gen X tribe!” - Probst.

He wants to use Survivor to overcome his insecurities. Day 1 - “David completely blowing this challenge for the Gen X tribe!” - Probst.


CeCe
16

Her best chance of winning money from this show is hoping for an injury and taking out an insurance claim on CBS.

Her best chance of winning money from this show is hoping for an injury and taking out an insurance claim on CBS.


Will
17

I hope he's done his homework; otherwise, Principal Probst will be expelling him before graduation.

I hope he's done his homework; otherwise, Principal Probst will be expelling him before graduation.


Hannah
18

Old people tend to go early. So on a tribe of youngsters, the girl that describes herself as an “80-year-old neurotic Jewish lady” has an uphill battle.

Old people tend to go early. So on a tribe of youngsters, the girl that describes herself as an “80-year-old neurotic Jewish lady” has an uphill battle.


Paul
19

Are we sure Rupert hasn't tried to get back on for a fifth time under the guise of a 70s rocker?

Are we sure Rupert hasn't tried to get back on for a fifth time under the guise of a 70s rocker?


Lucy
20

I think this stubborn dietician will rub her tribemates the wrong way. But at least she can release a new book after the show - The Three Day Survivor Diet.

I think this stubborn dietician will rub her tribemates the wrong way. But at least she can release a new book after the show - The Three Day Survivor Diet.



Martin is a 30-year-old writer from England. He’s represented by Berlin Associates for comedy writing, and writes about TV and entertainment, currently for TV Insider and ET Canada, previously Yahoo. A finalist for the Shortlist Sitcom Search in 2012 for “Siblings,” Martin received his BA in English with Creative Writing from The University of Hull.



  • Chad

    All of the text is doubled. I am using Chrome.

    • Inside Survivor

      Have you tried refreshing? Or clearing your cache? (Ctrl+F5)

      • Chad

        That worked! Thanks!

    • Alexa

      I’m using Safari and it’s doubled for me too

  • Gary Johnson

    Good bottom two, Martin. Although I definitely think you are underestimating Jay wayyy too much.

    • Inside Survivor

      It’s always hard to judge pre-season. Should get a better idea of people after the first episode. I’m sure certain people will surprise me.

  • Rosty McRosty

    Everyone has Adam in their top 3! I guess that makes him proxy favourite here!

    Looking forward to following this as the season progresses, are you claiming the title of reigning champion, Martin? No sudden death situation vs Kelley?

    Also FYI I appreciate this probably takes a lot of work etc, but what fun it would be to see 8 people vying for the title…

    • Inside Survivor

      We did consider a fire-making tie-breaker, but decided on being co-champions. Ha.

  • coastal_66

    Recruiting Randy for this was worth it for his Will write-up alone. Good call, Martin!

  • Marionete

    Averages:
    1. Adam 2.00
    2. Figgy 3.67
    3. Zeke 4.33
    4-5. Chris 5.33
    4-5. Michaela 5.33
    6. Rachel 6.67
    7. Bret 8.00
    8. Taylor 8.67
    9. Mari 9.33
    10. Jay 10.00
    11. Michelle 11.67
    12. Ken 12.67
    13-14. CeCe 13.00
    13-14. Hannah 13.00
    15. Lucy 13.33
    16. Sunday 13.67
    17. David 15.33
    18. Jessica 17.67
    19. Paul 18.00
    20. Will 18.33

    Funny to see the youngest and the oldest person in the collective bottom 2! Surprised to see Rachel so high tbh.

    • coastal_66

      their rankings aren’t about placement, but about likelihood of being the next boot–in this case the first boot. It would be hard to make a case for Rachel as first boot.

      • Marionete

        Ha! 🙂

      • Chad

        Seriously? I had her in my bottom 10. Most people that I have read in cast assessments didn’t have her doing well.

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