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.” Now, the concept is more than just an idea. Mark is trying to find interest from old school cast members and … Continue reading Mark Long Calls for Old School Only Challenge
For years The Challenge has featured people from all walks of life. Stemming from The Real World, we were bound to find to LGBTQ competitors come onto the show. While The Challenge isn’t the perfect example of equality, they’ve been allowing LGBTQ competitors to compete openly on the show since its inception. While major sports have only recently allowed their athletes to speak about their … Continue reading Ten of the Best Queer Moments The Challenge Has Seen
The Challenge has given us a lot of opportunities for people to prove themselves. Sometimes, we see people thrive under pressure. Other times, we see people fumble and lose when the odds were in their favor. Here are some of the elimination losses that are embarrassing for the loser involved. All factors will be considered, such as the elimination itself and the relationship between the … Continue reading 10 Most Embarrassing Elimination Losses
It’s time to look into a dark, dark era of The Challenge history. The Island, the season that could have ruined The Challenge but somehow didn’t. The Island was a weird transition from the prior season, The Gauntlet 3. That season was the first to have hour-long episodes but it was clearly filmed to have half-hour episodes like the first two Gauntlets. This meant most … Continue reading Game Changers: The Island
When it comes to awful competitors, a few names people into people’s heads. If you go back about a decade, Casey would likely be named the worst. She hasn’t done a season since 2009, but her legacy lives on. She is still regarded as one of the worst, but there have been many competitors who have given her a run for her money since. A … Continue reading Is Casey the Worst Challenger Ever?
In The Challenge world, season 30 was a spectacle. It was a marking of the show’s success and a sign of its longevity. Just ten seasons earlier, when the show hit seasons twenty, the milestone was ignored. Season 20 gave us the theme “Cutthroat.” It was a unique theme, and one that’s beloved by many longterm fans. Despite the lasting impact, the season was somewhat … Continue reading Cutthroat: One of the Best or Worst Seasons?
There’s a good amount of controversy surrounding The Ruins, but there’s one conspiracy that gets brought up fairly frequently. It’s a behind the scenes rumor that often makes viewers question the merits of the season. No, I am not talking about that controversy. I’m talking about the fact that Susie married one of the crew members. Out of the fourteen girls on this season, only … Continue reading The Conspiracy Plaguing The Ruins
War of the Worlds 2 has been a hard season for Wes. In three short episodes he went from having a slew of “secret” alliances to securing safety in the Tribunal to having his alliances questioned to an overnight stay in the hospital to getting blindsided in elimination to getting eliminated by Bear. That’s a lot for one person, but it’s not surprising it happened … Continue reading Wes Bergmann: Every Season Ranked
When it comes to best and worst Challengers of all time, there are a few names that will continuously pop up. I’ve analyzed Landon and Evelyn for their performances to determine if they’re the best. Now, let’s look at one of the worst: Danny Jamieson. His Challenge career has many notable lows including multiple early departures and the record of most elimination losses without a … Continue reading Is Danny Jamieson the Worst Challenger Ever?
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?
Originally based on the Real World & Road Rules, The Challenge has had a very diverse group of people compete on the show. Reality TV has given us a lot of diversity, but The Real World (especially) has been a trailblazer for showcasing LGBT representation. Over its 33 season, The Challenge has had some kick-ass LGBT players. These are some of the best players who … Continue reading 10 Most Badass LGBT Challenge Competitors
For the first time in nearly 2 years we’re on a Challenge off-season. During this period I’d like to recap some of the older Challenge, Real World, and Road Rules seasons. I’m not going to summarize each episode of the season. Rather, I want to focus on seasons that shifted the direction of the shows. A while ago, I did this for The Gauntlet 2. … Continue reading Game Changers: The Inferno 3