If we look at the history of The Challenge, we see a lot of predictable seasons. We’ve also seen a bunch of random seasons that made no sense in the context of the franchise. Perhaps the oddest seasons of all: Vendettas. I also feel I am in the minority here, I actually loved Vendettas. I rewatched it a second time not too long ago, and … Continue reading Three Years Later: What Was Vendettas?
2002 was a different time in the world. Road Rules was still making new episode, The Challenge was in its infancy, and infants were on The Challenge. I recently referred to Belou’s story. For those who don’t know, it paints a picture of how different The Challenge was 18 years ago. On Battle of the Seasons, Belou and her partner Chris was representing Road Rules: … Continue reading The Legend of Belou: How a Mother Brought her Baby on The Challenge
After five years away from The Challenge, the surprise return for the next season of The Challenge is Theresa Gonzalez, now Theresa Jones. She’s changed a lot since we last saw her on Battle of the Exes 2. She got married to former NFL wide receiver TJ Jones, and is now a mother of two. Of all the alumni trying to return, why was Theresa … Continue reading Why Did Theresa Get to Return?
It seems we might be getting a single CT on Season 36. Rumors have circulated recently stating that CT and Lilianet have broke up, and the source of the rumors are Lili herself. While this does not confirm anything, Lili seems to be implying she felt unworthy and is putting her fate in the hands of the universe. Perhaps these posts point to something else; … Continue reading CT Broken Up with Lilianet Solares?
Season 36 will be the fourth consecutive season where Josh appeared on The Challenge. Of all the rookies who debuted on War of the Worlds, Josh is the only one to do four consecutive seasons. Fans of the show have the same question: why? Josh has been eliminated four times in three seasons. His return after the Impending Dune challenge on War of the Worlds was … Continue reading Does Anyone Understand the Appeal of Josh on The Challenge?
Over the past decade, we’ve seen The Challenge get significantly harder. In 2003, we saw 8 Road Rulers win The Inferno. This was 40% of the competitors that season. Meanwhile, War of the Worlds was won by Turbo: one of the 34 competitors who showed up. This means 2.9% of competitors won that season. Does this make The Inferno the easiest season to win? Perhaps, … Continue reading What Was the Easiest Challenge Season to Win?
There’s a history of Challenge competitors who have done many seasons by never secured a win. On Season 36, Cory is officially hitting the 8 season mark. He now joins the ranks of Leroy, Aneesa, and Nany in the “WIN ONE ALREADY” club. Cory has lost a lot of eliminations, but he’s also seen a number of finals: Bloodlines, Invasion, and Total Madness. He’s come … Continue reading Could Cory Win The Challenge?
Once upon a time, The Challenge cared about Are You the One? Dirty Thirty saw a single debut from Are You the One? 5 and it was from Derrick Henry. He was the chosen one, but now he seems to have faded into obscurity. Derrick H. did two seasons, and his appeal on the show was kind of obvious. He’s a hook-up king. He came … Continue reading Does Derrick Henry Deserve Another Shot at The Challenge?
Kailah hasn’t been quarantining for Season 36, and there’s a good reason. She has been close to her boyfriend Sam Bird. Now, he wears the title of her fiancé. 2020 has been a particularly wild year for Kailah. She ended 2019 by splitting up with Mikey P, and a hook up with Bear would loom over her head. This occurred while filming Total Madness in … Continue reading Kailah Casillas Engaged to Sam Bird
Season 36 is an odd season of The Challenge. The cast is currently quarantining, and we know some people will get dropped in this process. During past seasons, it’s been fun to speculate around themes. Sometimes the themes are dead obvious when the cast is discovered. Exes 2 and Battle of the Seasons fall into this category. Other times, the cast gives us no clues … Continue reading Season 36: What Format Should We See?
We’re running seriously low on Real Worlders doing The Challenge. Many have moved on, but it’s fun to think about the stories that could have been. I recently wrote about Jozea, claiming he is worthy of another Challenge appearance. It’s rumored he was dropped from casting a few times late in the process. If there was ever another competitor who had similar bad luck, it … Continue reading Does Emilee Deserve Another Shot at The Challenge?
On Vendettas we MTV grab competitors from outside sources. Big Brother and MTV UK seemed to be their new initiative, and viewers were introduced to some new faces and accents. War of the Worlds rolled around. We got a bunch of new UK faces, and eve more showed up for War of the World 2. Each time an international contestant would show up on The … Continue reading Is it Time to Retire the UK Cast Members?