Every Challenge Season Renamed as a Friends Episode

Welcome to 2020, and we’re beginning the year with a brief break between Challenge seasons. Don’t worry, Season 35 is on the way (rumored in March), but you won’t be able to fill your time by watching Friends on Netflix. That show has left the streaming service, but it has certainly left an impression on the landscape of television. As fun activity, I’m going to … Continue reading Every Challenge Season Renamed as a Friends Episode

Predictions for 2020

Just like I did last year, I want to enter 2020 with some predictions. These are semi-informed predictions, but nothing I’m about to say is confirmed. It’s just meant to fun, because most of my 2019 predictions were wrong. No elimination spoilers are going to be posted here, but I am going to assume you’ve seen the Challenge 35 cast. Outside reality shows will become … Continue reading Predictions for 2020

10 Biggest Flops from the 2010’s

A decade is a long time, and a lot can happen over the course of ten years. Some good things, some bad, and we’ve seen a lot of changes on The Challenge. As the decade ends, I want to look at the best of the worst. These flops can be anything: a competitor, a single appearance, a twist, or an entire season. It’s mostly meant … Continue reading 10 Biggest Flops from the 2010’s

The Decline of MTV During the 2010’s

When MTV first aired it quickly earned a reputation as the voice of a generation. It appeared on cable television as a cool alternative to the radio where audio met visual and allowed the music video to be become its own art form. But, if you’re reading this blog, you’re not particularly concerned about music videos. You’re most concerned with the programs on MTV, specially … Continue reading The Decline of MTV During the 2010’s

Twenty Most Important Challengers of the Decade

With 2020 right around the corner, it only seems right to remember the past decade of Challenges. To do this, I want to celebrate the twenty Challengers who made the biggest impact this decade. I am only assessing people based on shows aired from 2010-2019. In other words, it’s Fresh Meat 2 until War of the Worlds 2. So CT punching Adam doesn’t matter on … Continue reading Twenty Most Important Challengers of the Decade

Swaggy P: Why We Have Awful Reunion Hosts

If you watched the War of the Worlds 2 Reunion you may have noticed something: the hosts suck. Justina Valentina was OK. She has a strong personality, but she clearly knew what was going on. She was on Champs vs. Stars and has some investment in The Challenge, so I support her inclusion on The Reunion. Then, there was Nick “Swaggy P” Young. Why was … Continue reading Swaggy P: Why We Have Awful Reunion Hosts

Zach and Jenna are Engaged!

After five years on The Challenge together, Zach & Jenna are officially engaged! The two got engaged in New York City’s Rockafella Center on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Jenna posted to her Instagram to share the big news. Recently, Jenna moved to Michigan to live with Zach. The two appeared on Final Reckoning together as well as War of the Worlds, but they seem to … Continue reading Zach and Jenna are Engaged!