Who Should Have Returned? Challengers Who Retired After The Gauntlet 3 & The Island

Just like I did for The Gauntlet 2 and the three seasons following, I am going to continue to look at Challenge competitors who ended their careers. This time, I’m looking at The Gauntlet 3 & The Island. Eleven competitors made their final appearances on these seasons. While we are waiting for a new season, I have been rewatching the seasons available on CBS All … Continue reading Who Should Have Returned? Challengers Who Retired After The Gauntlet 3 & The Island

The Gauntlet Turns 17 Today: How It Changed The Challenge

In the early 2000’s, The Challenge was an entirely different show. Initially, the cast didn’t even vote each other off. Then, Battle of the Seasons and Battle of the Sexes ushered in the Inner Circle. This sparked some drama and a much more competitive show. However, the Inner Circle allowed some pissed off cast members to go home without any opportunity for revenge. Production wanted … Continue reading The Gauntlet Turns 17 Today: How It Changed The Challenge

Mark Long Calls for Old School Only Challenge

Thanks to COVID-19, things have been slow. Shows have been postponed because filming isn’t safe right now and international travel is restricted. Mark Long has proposed an MTV spinoff filmed in the USA featuring only Old School cast members instead of athletes or “celebrities.” He has also created Twitter and Instagram accounts @WeWantOGs. Now, the concept is more than just an idea. Mark is trying … Continue reading Mark Long Calls for Old School Only Challenge

20 Blockbuster Challenge Eliminations

TJ Lavin stated he’d been waiting for over decade for Bananas to face Wes in elimination, and the moment finally arrived on Total Madness. If it wasn’t a spoiler, this would have been a headline for the season and showcased in every promo. This is a event, and certainly a moment generating buzz around the The Challenge. Throughout Challenge history, we’ve seen various clashes of … Continue reading 20 Blockbuster Challenge Eliminations

Ten Challenges Where Someone Could Have Died

The Challenge has instilled the fear of death into many of its competitors. Usually, it’s just part of the competition and the games are safe. Then there are the times when things go wrong and competitors end up in a compromising situation. There have been multiple times over the years when viewers were actually worried about the welfare of competitors. These competitors had some near-death … Continue reading Ten Challenges Where Someone Could Have Died

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

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

Is Evelyn Smith Really One of the Best Challengers?

Much like I did last week, I wanted to re-evaluate some of the greatest people to compete on The Challenge. Last week I looked at Landon, and now I want to look at Evelyn. Ev is constantly viewed as one of the best girls to play the game. In fact, many people will say she’s the best girl. Starting with her first season, I want … Continue reading Is Evelyn Smith Really One of the Best Challengers?

Coral’s Casting Couch: The Specials We Deserve

When it comes to BMP’s shows on MTV, we’ve been reduced to one flagship show: The Challenge. We’re entering season 34, a show whose existence is an accumulation of 14 Road Rules seasons, 32 Real World seasons, and 33 prior Challenge seasons. With such a long history, we’ve seen many experiments take place on MTV. Old school fans may remember Coral from Real World: Back … Continue reading Coral’s Casting Couch: The Specials We Deserve

All Thirty Two Real World Seasons Ranked

The Real World is officially back… on Facebook Watch this time. While the season is simply called “Real World Atlanta,” that does not pay respect to the¬†32¬†prior seasons of the show. That is a lot of history and a lot of people have viewed the show over the years. Here is my ranking of all thirty-two prior seasons. This is clearly biased, but I do … Continue reading All Thirty Two Real World Seasons Ranked

Ten Most Memorable Struggles in the Final

The final Challenges have become increasingly harder over the years, but one thing has remained consistent: some people have a really hard time. There are always people who simply cannot finish certain sections or people who collapse under the pressure. This list is going to look at the ten people who had the worst experiences in the final. For some of them, they overcame the … Continue reading Ten Most Memorable Struggles in the Final