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On ‘Survivor,’ Millennials and Gen X Get the Showdown They Deserve

Reality television really was the only way to settle this generational clash. Too bad they get most of the details wrong.
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen. X.

Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen. X.

Photographer: Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images

There's an ironic mustache, a police sergeant, and a man who apparently never wears pants. Welcome to the 33rd season of Survivor, millennials versus Generation X. 

Twenty cast members spend 39 days stranded in the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji trying "to outwit, outplay and outlast one another." In the end, one survivor takes home $1 million. Designed to be a culture war between youth and experience, both sides spend the season premiere making some ridiculous—and inaccurate—claims about one another. We're here to fact-check.