I had never seen even an episode of Survivor until a month ago. I saw it on Hulu so i decided to binge it because i wanted something that would last (think i'll try the amazing race next). Anyway, Hulu has season 1, then jumps to 12. So I've now watched season 1, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19. 20 is the heroes vs villains season. I was bummed there was 10 seasons missing and I still don't understand why. I found a website i can see the missing seasons, but I have a question. if you were me which way would you go? would you watch season 2 through 11? or would you skip to 20? Also, would you skip the special seasons? like the hero's vs villans, and the all stars? Or should I just bite the bullet and watch them all in order? I have to admit, I just finished season 19 and now I'm on the 5th episode of season 2. But 19 surprised me a LOT. i DESPISED Russell. but I am going to admit, by the end I changed my mind. I know a lot of shit that happened with him was luck, but man he was fucking good. and when he whipped out that second idol and said 'I'm not quite finished playing yet' and everyone's jaw dropped I think that's the best line i've seen anyone say in any reality show in history (so far). and the way they got rid of Galu going in with only 4 against them having almost twice as many was UNREAL. Then again, if it wasn't for gross shamu none of it would have happeend The one thing i'll say. strategy is big, but there's a big chunk of luck involved in winning that. a lot of shit has to fall in place, and the reality is it's 100% dependent on the tribe you end up on. anyway, I always thought I'd hate this show, but I can't get enough. and boy, has Jeff come a LONG way in hosting. The difference in him on season 1 and season 19 is amazing. I also found something interesting. It's almost more fun to open the wiki page for the season and know who's getting voted off and when because you can watch the errors they make knowing right away. I have to admit, the team that thought up and created those challenges were damned smart. So back to my question, how should I proceed?