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Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X beats your regular reality show

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Who will be the sole survivor in the war between two generations?

It seems like long-running reality competition Survivor is showing no signs of slowing down.

Just like the previous 32 seasons, the format for the latest edition, Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, has not strayed much from its standard formula. Set in Fiji, 20 castaways are isolated from the real world, and must compete in challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination.

The only difference? For the first time, the contestants are divided by generations: Millennials (those born between 1984 and 1997) and Gen X (those born between 1963 and 1982).

The 16-year-old reality television series continues to innovate with a brand new theme and yet-to-be-revealed advantages, which will surely change up the game.

Here are three reasons why Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X is a must-watch for millennials.

1. You get to see human lab rats in action

The greatest social experiment on television continues. This time, the plot revolves around the idea of a war between two generations. From the get go, we see how one's age affects the decisions they make, as well as the different ways they go about living life.

Chris, one of the members on the Gen X tribe, said: "It's hard work, it's not how fast I can type it on Google and find the answer."

This mentality materialised on the first day on camp. The Gen X tribe, Takali, got to work immediately on the shelter whilst the Millennials tribe, Vanua, went…swimming.

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THE GEN X TRIBE WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD THEIR SHELTER.
PHOTO CREDIT: GLOBALTV.COM

Yep, I definitely found myself, a fellow millennial, rooting for the Gen X tribe after witnessing the Vanua tribe members splashing around in the ocean when an impending storm was about to tear through their camp.

2. You will feel like it is high school all over again 

A romance blossoms between the two best looking people on the Millennials tribe, while the Gen X tribe members band together to blindside Paul, dubbed as the tribe's dictator.

Cliques are formed faster than the show's host, Jeff Probst, can snuff a torch, with clichéd divisions forming within the tribes. The popular, beautiful people immediately bond with each other, while the freaks and geeks are left out.

Basically, this show will satiate your weekly dose of guilty pleasure.

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THE LOVEBIRDS FROM THE VANUA TRIBE, FIGGY AND TAYLOR.
PHOTO CREDIT: CBS ENTERTAINMENT

There's also a certain delight in watching all the drama and tension that goes on behind people's backs. You will feel like you're watching a dysfunctional family trying to manage their emotional rollercoaster ride of problems.

Does this sound familiar?

3. You get to witness Mother Nature's wrath

During the first episode, both tribes received tree mail and a package from Jeff Probst, who delivered tarp as a gesture of good will for the contestants to weather the unusually powerful storm.

A couple of hours later, the show saw its first ever evacuation, where everyone was moved to a secure location. The storm turned out to be Severe Tropical Cyclone Zena, which completely obliterated their camps.

With non-stop rain and unpredictable weather elements that will undoubtedly unfold throughout the upcoming episodes, Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X may literally, blow you off your feet.

TEASER PHOTO CREDIT: SURVIVOR FACEBOOK PAGE
BANNER PHOTO CREDIT: GLOBALTV

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