I've started watching again, I needed a break after that Heroes vs Hustlers vs Healers or whatever seasons because it easily ranked as a top 3 worst seasons for me. Redemption Island, Caramoan and this season. All for the same reason, they felt completely rigged for certain winners. I called who was going to win in like the first 3 episodes and the entire end of the game felt super rigged to make sure it happened, especially the change to the Final 4 fire challenge. It felt like they handed him 3 idols and when he still lose the final immunity challenge they changed the rules so it was impossible for him to get voted out for the entire second half of the game.
Ghost Island was not very good either, but more so because the heavy focus on all the returning advantages seemed to leave the actual castaways not matter. I finished the finale and like 20 minutes later I couldn't even remember who won, or was even in the final 3. Just mostly a forgettable season.... except that one dude that looked like Matthew Lillard for some reason.
I'm watching the finale of David vs Goliath as I type this, a much better season with more focus on the actual players. It blows my mind how insanely jacked Johnny Mundo looks. Also, Christian talks exactly like Hank Azaria's character, David, from Friends.