For those of you that read my Edgic article for the Survivor: Island of the Idols finale, you will know that I was unsure of whether or not to continue doing Edgic for Season 40. Well, after weighing up the pros and cons, I’ve decided that I will be resting Edgic for the time being.
Last season was tough to watch due to the Dan Spilo inappropriate touching incidents and production’s poor handling of the situation. This also made it a difficult season to analyze edit-wise. Edgic is meant to be something fun, and it suddenly stopped being fun. Honestly, Island of the Idols killed a lot of my enthusiasm for Edgic and Survivor US as a whole.
What made my decision even clearer, however, was the return of the Edge of Extinction twist for Season 40. Not only does the EOE add to my lack of enthusiasm for Survivor US, but it turns Edgic into a chore. Edgic is a big time commitment, and writing potentially 20 write-ups every week for the entire season is A LOT of work, especially on top of the rest of the Winners At War coverage, plus Australian Survivor coverage and other work commitments outside of Inside Survivor.
This doesn’t mean Inside Survivor Edgic is gone forever. If the show gets rid of the EOE, I’m sure it will be back at some point. But for now, Edgic itself has been sent to the Edge of Extinction.
But don’t worry, there is still plenty to look forward to here on Inside Survivor for this upcoming season.
Austin Smith will be recapping the weekly episodes, alongside our newest writer Christine Pallon.
Rob Brodeur will be back with all the stats and trivia after each episode.
Ali & Gus will once again be organizing the players into Hot or Not based on their current gameplay.
Stephanie Lauw will continue to make her predictions each week in the Next Time on Survivor column.
And we’re also working on a couple of new features. I recently launched In The Torchlight, a semi-regular feature that takes a deep dive into impressive moves from any currently airing Survivor—so that might pop up from time to time during Winners At War. And, as always, we’ll have the Player of Week polls and Dream Tribe results.
Apologies to those that will miss our Edgic posts, but I do recommend checking out the Unspoiled Edgic forum for weekly discussion.