People tune into The Challenge for battles, drama, and competition. While some seasons are packed with action, others are seriously lacking. These are the seasons that didn’t quite meet expectations. In fact, they fell far below them.
5. Battle of the Exes
There’s serious potential in putting 13 pairs of exes in a house, but this season didn’t meet expectations. The most notable drama was CT & Diems redundant bickering, and all of the missions were dominated by Bananas and his clique. No twists this season, and no shockers.
4. The Duel 2
Rather than being an individual Challenge, The Duel was comprised of almost all pair missions. Apart from the first 20 minutes of the season, there was no real drama. We all knew Rachel was going to win for the girls, and we were (almost) all hoping Evan wouldn’t win for the guys.
3. The Inferno 3
Unlike other seasons on this list, there wasn’t great potential in this cast. A lot of the drama llamas we’d come to love were absent from this season. The missions were just alright, but the cast was lacking. I can’t say this season disappointed me because I had low expectations, but it didn’t wow either.
2. Battle of the Sexes 2
All of the fan favorites in 2004 showed up in New Mexico for Battle of the Sexes 2, and they had a merry time with each other. This produced a season with little drama and lopsided missions that favored the men. We all knew they’d win this season- and they did!!
1. Fresh Meat 2
A season centered around Wes vs. Kenny, but Wes only survived half of the season. On top of that, neither won. There was noting great about this season. Missions were the same things we’d been seeing, casting lacked surprises, and there was not real drama. Only plus side was Landon winning.
Free Agents– We all knew Laurel was a winner from the start. Not a lot of drama this season, but at least it was a fresh format.
The Island– Full of drama, but the lack of real missions makes this a hard Challenge for me to love.
Fresh Meat– The first Fresh Meat was a major bummer when Coral and Evan had to leave. Plus, there wasn’t a lot of drama. However, Wes’s underdog story and the fact that some of the Fresh Meat turned out to be great Challengers redeemed this season.