While not everyone may be particularly psyched by main title sequences, this is something that has become rather iconic to “Survivor” over the years. You’ve got the familiar theme song, the glimpses of the castaways in action, and the constant reminders of “39 days, 18 castaways (at least for this season), 1 survivor.”
Why do we not see these title sequences on the show much anymore? The biggest reason for that is simple: Time. Especially in the era of Jeff Probst as primary showrunner, we have seen him use a ten-second title card rather than a full theme song, that way you get another good 50 seconds of footage into the show itself, whether it be of a challenge, a strategy session, or tribal council.
To an extent, we understand why he does this, and most of the time, we agree with the notion that we don’t need to see the full theme every week. With that being said, we wish it had been on during the 90-minute premiere, and we hope that it is shown off in the finale at the end of the season. You’ve got a little more time to work with then, and with a few castaways left, there is not too much that is happening here.
We suppose that one other thing that may be particularly interesting about this title card is that it gives you at least a little glimpse of what is going to be coming up, and that seems to include some particularly exciting, physical challenges. Basically, it is what many fans of “Survivor” yearn for.
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