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 And by war, we mean make passive-aggressive comments about participation trophies and outdated technology.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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Randy

0

Julia

0

Martin

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1
Lucy
If Lucy can control her contempt for the other 19 castaways, I like her chances. Ladies and gentlemen, meet my Survivor 33 winner pick!
1
Chris
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.
1
Adam
He helps the homeless and jobless for a living. The perfect credentials for dealing with Survivors.
2
Adam
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.
2
Figgy
Figgy, Figgy, Figgy can't you see? 
Sometimes your looks just hypnotize me … and probably all the guys on your tribe.
2
Chris
He hopes his medicine pouch will bring him luck. Who needs luck when you're a tall, athletic, straight, Christian, white man?
3
Rachel
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.
3
Adam
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.
3
Zeke
You should never trust a man with a mustache. Or a Hawaiin shirt. Or named Zeke.
4
Zeke
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.
4
Michaela
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.
4
Figgy
Gimme the loot, gimme the loot (I'm a bad bad bad). #FiggySmalls
5
Figgy
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.
5
Rachel
* realizes she’s actually on Survivor after someone tells her The Girls Next Door was cancelled in 2010*
5
Michaela
If she can sell timeshares, she can probably convince a jury to give her a million dollars.
6
Bret
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.
6
Zeke
Your inspiration, Joan Rivers, probably turned over in her grave when she saw your b-roll and your mustache, but I dig both.
6
Mari
This gamer has got the moves. Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start.
7
Michaela
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.
7
Taylor
Just take it easy, bro. Survivor is going to be a rad.
7
Taylor
Fabio winter edition.
8
Hannah
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.
8
CeCe
See! See! Kids, mom’s on TV!
8
Ken
Let's hope his alliances are as strong as Blue Steel.
9
Jay
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.
9
Bret
If he wins, he can buy a new cop cah and drive it to a wicked nice place on the cape while drinking dunks.
9
Bret
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!
10
Mari
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.
10
Jay
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.
10
Sunday
Once she finds her footing she'll be Sunday schooling these kids.
11
Michelle
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.
11
Michelle
Hungry, Hungry, Hippo? Your head is in Candy Land, girl. This is more like a game of Chutes and Ladders.
11
Jay
Jay is following that well-known career trajectory of bartender > real estate agent > reality-star.
12
Taylor
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.
12
Mari
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.
12
Rachel
I think this former Playboy Bunny could be this season's Playboy Goat.
13
Chris
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.
13
Hannah
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.
13
Michelle
I'm happy that she escaped the bunker but I'm not sure how she'll interact with real world people. #UnbreakableMichySchubert
14
Ken
Another model who thinks he is most like Ozzy. I hate him. A long shot to make the jury.
14
Sunday
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.
14
Jessica
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.
15
CeCe
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.
15
David
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…
15
David
He wants to use Survivor to overcome his insecurities. Day 1 - “David completely blowing this challenge for the Gen X tribe!” - Probst.
16
David
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!
16
Ken
*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.
16
CeCe
Her best chance of winning money from this show is hoping for an injury and taking out an insurance claim on CBS.
17
Sunday
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.
17
Paul
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.
17
Will
hope he's done his homework; otherwise, Principal Probst will be expelling him before graduation.
18
Paul
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.
18
Will
His voice may be deep, but I have a feeling his game will be shallow.
18
Hannah
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.
19
Jessica
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.
19
Lucy
Hard Body. Hard to read.
19
Paul
Are we sure Rupert hasn't tried to get back on for a fifth time under the guise of a 70s rocker?
20
Will
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!
20
Jessica
While everyone is searching for idols, Jessica will be searching for a personality.
20
Lucy
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.

Written by

Martin Holmes

Martin is a freelance writer from England. He’s represented by Berlin Associates for comedy writing and writes about TV and entertainment, currently for TV Insider and Vulture, previously Digital Spy, ET Canada, and 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.


14 responses to “Power Rankings Round 1”

    • 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.

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

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