Dirty Thirty seems like a very recent season to me, but we’ve now seen four seasons following it. It’s safe to say this season had a long-term impact of the Challenge series and its effects still impact current seasons. I would even argue that this season began the modern era of The Challenge and retired a few elements of older seasons. Looking back on the … Continue reading Game Changers: Dirty Thirty
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
Last night we saw the two-hour War of the Worlds 2 reunion hosted by Champs vs. Stars Alumnae Justina Valentina and professional mumbler Nick “Swaggy P” Young. The show presented us with a lot of rehashed drama mixed with some new tidbits of information. In terms of the information learned, I would definitely say the War of the Worlds 1 reunion was more informative. Still, … Continue reading What We Learned from the War of the Worlds 2 Reunion
War of the Worlds 2 was full out finalists who never saw an elimination. For the most part, they were included in the majority alliance AKA The Cult of Cara. There was one exception: Zach. This was Zach’s fourth final, and despite losing, it may have been his best showing on The Challenge since his debut. While there was a period of time when Zach … Continue reading Zach Was Team USA’s Secret Powerhouse
The end is here, but will the end come sooner for one competitor? 1. A Slow, Second Wind After collapsing at the end of last week’s episode, Paulie is back on his feet, but just barely. His team doesn’t even wait for him, they just keep moving. Eventually Paulie catches up and beings to walk with his team. Meanwhile, Team UK is at the final … Continue reading The Challenge War of the Worlds 2: Top Moments from Episode 16
After checkpoint #3, TJ Lavin stops Team UK in their tracks. After checkpoint #2 CT pushed the US gurney and “tampered” with it. As a result, Team UK had to stop for ten minutes. CT was pissed and called the decision bullshit. To be honest, CT might be correct. The decision is kind of inconsistent with the treatment of Team US. At two points during … Continue reading Did Team UK Deserve Their Penalty?
One final. Twelve people. Sixteen miles. Episode fifteen. 1. The Long Haul TJ welcomes the cast to the final. We’re in the first half, and this time competitors must carry a gurney made of bamboo through four laps in the jungle. Each lap is four miles. Each team will have 20 pounds worth of sandbags per player plus an idol on the gurney for each … Continue reading The Challenge War of the Worlds 2: Top Moments from Episode 15