Excited for Survivor Season 45 Episode 1? If Survivor is going to run for 90 minutes in season 45, it needs to give us more of that, of the drama of existing with a group of strangers and the experience of trying to connect and sever those ties, and less of forcing the players to lose their votes or their voice, and less reading paper to explain new advantages. I trust Jeff will find new ways to spice the game up, but let the people come first.
I’ve been saying this for years with Big Brother, but if you build the twist around the social part of the game, it’s going be more suspenseful and unpredictable than if you throw in a fifth extra vote or a third fake idol or the knowledge is power for the fourth time.
Despite the fact that I have some pretty serious criticisms for season 44, I will say that it might be, at the outset, my favorite season of the new era of the past Four Seasons, in spite of its flaws. Because even though I love the game and I study it a lot, I talk about it all the time. It’s the cast and this story that won me over and had me enjoying the show for much of its runtime.
Survivor Season 44 Review
Before diving into Survivor Season 45 Episode 1, let’s quickly review the previous season. As I said, it’s that cast that made me watch this show again and again.
It’s not Heidi standing up to play a random steal-a-vote. It’s not about random advantages getting played at random times. Or people being forced to lose their voters earn the merge. It’s about none of that, and it’s about the people. The sad but inspirational stories didn’t feel as in my face. They felt a little bit more natural this time around.
But I will also still be honest: I could do without them. I don’t really need to feel sad watching the show. I keep calling this era the Inspiration era because I feel like that’s what they’re hitting us over the head with.
What isn’t on the nose is Matthew falling off a rock because he’s playing way too fast, too furious, hunting for crabs, I think. Matthew, what did you think was going to happen when you climbed that? But he was situated well to be my preseason winner Pick. And damn it, Matt, could you just, like, not take it a little easier? I’ll see you for a second chance, too.
It’s these moments of unscripted reality that I love, and I think make Survivor some of the best TV out there for 23 years. Wrapped in the pretense of a game, but not focusing on the game, but instead, the people playing it, not getting played by it. A lot more happened in previous episodes, but now let’s discuss when Episode 1 of Survivor Season 45 will be released and what will happen in it.
Survivor Season 45 Episode 1 Release Date & Preview
Survivor Season 45 Episode 1 will be released on 27 September 2023 on CBS. This Episode is titled “We Can Do Hard Things”. At the time of writing, four episodes are scheduled for this forty-fifth season, but we think there will be at least 13 episodes like the previous seasons.
Survivor Season 45 Episode 1 Release Time & Where To Watch
Survivor Season 45 Episode 1 will air at 8 p.m. PT in the US. New episodes of Survivor Season 45 are released every Wednesday. The episode 1 release timings for the rest of the world are as follows:
- Eastern Time (Canada) 11:00 PM on Wednesday, 27 September 2023
- Greenwich Mean Time (London) 4:00 AM on Thursday, 28 September 2023
- Central European Time (Germany) 5:00 AM on Thursday, 28 September 2023
- Indian Standard Time (India) 8:30 AM on Thursday, 28 September 2023
- Western Indonesia Time (Indonesia) 10:00 AM on Thursday, 28 September 2023
- China Standard Time (China) 11:00 AM on Thursday, 28 September 2023
- Philippine Standard Time (Philippines) 11:00 AM on Thursday, 28 September 2023
- Japan Standard Time (Japan) 12:00 PM on Thursday, 28 September 2023
- Korean Standard Time (Korea) 12:00 PM on Thursday, 28 September 2023
- Australian Standard Time (Australia) 1:00 PM on Thursday, 28 September 2023
If you have CBS on your TV, you could just tune in at the time mentioned above. But, if you missed the episode while it was airing live or prefer Streaming Survivor Season 45, you can stream the show on CBS’s streaming site, cbs.com.
You can also catch Survivor S45 E1 on FuboTV and the Hulu streaming platform. Alternatively, you can also watch all of the episodes through Netflix if you have a Netflix Subscription.
Then, on Amazon Prime Video, you can buy a single episode in SD for $1.99 and the entire season for 6.99. You can just watch it for free if you have an Amazon Prime subscription. Paramount Plus is another way or place to stream all the episodes and seasons of Survivor whenever you want.