Ranking the worst new player casts in Survivor history

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A bad cast can make for a really bad season of Survivor. What have been the worst casts ever?

Typically when a season of Survivor is bad, it’s because the cast fell flat. Whether it’s that there was no one worth rooting for or just general nastiness amongst the cast, there’s nothing worse on a season of Survivor than a bad cast.

Let’s take a look at the worst Survivor casts in the history of the show.

Worst Survivor Casts – Number 9: Worlds Apart (Season 30)

When it comes to some of the nastiest seasons in Survivor history, Worlds Apart is definitely up there in that category. While some people really enjoyed this season as a result of that nastiness, I found the bullying and the fact that everyone seemed to hate each other tough to watch.

While there were some decent names to emerge from season 30, they couldn’t be overshadowed by the ugliness of players like Dan, Rodney, and Will – three people who were just brutal to watch on a weekly basis.

Dan is mostly remembered for his “I’m an adopted child” argument at tribal council, which came about when he and Will were bullying Shirin. It was cringeworthy then and it’s cringeworthy now. Dan was always getting into arguments with people (usually the women) and just overall seemed unpleasant.

I mentioned Will and he was arguably the WORST on this season. The way he treated Shirin was really unnecessary and made for a rough season.

I grouped Rodney in with the unlikable bunch, mainly because of how nasty he was to the women on his tribe in the beginning of the game. As things went on, his nastiness turned into more of a comic relief, like him being angry about having to wash dishes on his birthday.

Worlds Apart wasn’t all bad, as it did give us players like Mike, Carolyn, Jenn Brown (one of the funniest people to ever be on Survivor), Joe, and Fan Favorite Game Changer Sierra Dawn Thomas Anglim.

For the most part though, it was a season filled with bullying, everyone at each other’s throats, and just left me feeling gross when the whole thing was said and done. The cast is to blame for that.

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