Sometimes, we get annoying twist that don’t enhance the game. In fact, we’ve seen a lot of them and I’ve already talked about the worst twists ever. Other twists are pretty good. They change the structure of the game in a way that encourages organic drama, pure competition, and less security for losers. Once again, twists are not always clearly defined. Formatting decisions are not … Continue reading Ten Best Challenge Twists Ever
On Total Madness, nine people made it to the final. Two people won, and viewers saw two separate races: day 1 and day 2. Total Madness took the final into a cold climate, something fairly unique, but we’ve seen it in the past. Rewatch Battle of the Exes or Free Agents (all on CBS All Access now!!) and you’ll see them trekking through snow during … Continue reading Is it Time to Reevaluate Final Challenges?
War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds 2, and War of the Worlds 3 Total Madness. They were supposed to be a War trilogy, but production changed their minds at the last minute. They may be remembered for the jerseys covered in country flags or they might become the trilogy of Tribunals. These three seasons saw an influx of rookies onto the show, from … Continue reading Every Competitor From the Second Trilogy Ranked
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
This week we saw a disoriented Jay get sent home by production. After getting rocked by production, he became delusional and a medic determined he was unfit to continue. He’s not the only person to get injured in an elimination, in fact it’s not super uncommon. These are some of the worst injuries sustained while fighting for life in The Challenge. 10. Natalie (Final Reckoning) … Continue reading Ten Challengers Injured During Eliminations
As one of the founding members of the Lavender Ladies, Ashley quickly became defined by her alliances on The Challenge. She worked with Shane, Amanda, and Sylvia on Invasion and Final Reckoning, then won both seasons. Seemingly cursed after stealing Hunter’s money, Ashley was eliminated first on War of the Worlds. Then, she returned on War of the Worlds 2. All Lavender Ladies were gone, … Continue reading Is Ashley Truly a Challenge Shape-Shifter?
MTV is in full promo swing right now! And they posted a video where they asked Total Madness cast members which other Challenger they were happy to NOT see on this season. The winner: Cara Maria. Second place: Paulie. A couple of people said other names. Wes said Georgia, and Rogan said Theo. Then Ashley and CT just deflected the question. But let’s be honest, … Continue reading Cast Members Who Won’t Be Missed on Total Madness
A lot has happened on The Challenge, some aired and some unaired. Every season has its share of drama, but some seasons take it to the next level. These are the seasons why Challengers fall victim to series of misfortunes, unhappy events occur, lives get ruined due to the drama. While some of these events are aired during episodes, other seasons have events swept under … Continue reading Five Seasons With Dark Undertones
Making it to the end of a Challenge can be a hard task. Some people, such as Cara Maria, have seemed to perfected the art. Other people are dealt a series of tough hands. This week we saw a Purge, where Joss was sent home due to Kayleigh’s poor performance. Both of these competitors have been victims to a series of twists throughout their Challenge … Continue reading Ten Competitors With the Absolute Worst Luck
On Wednesday’s episode we saw Theo go home. He had been fighting an uphill battle, but Providing Ground #4 sent him packing. He fought through three eliminations and made it far into the game only to lose. Meanwhile, some of the guys on his team haven’t been in a single elimination yet. Theo isn’t alone. Here are some people who won multiple eliminations only to … Continue reading People Who Won a Lot, But Still Missed the Final
Looking at the War of the Worlds 2 cast, we have a couple of returning competitors who do not have the “Champion” title. For the guys, Leroy has the most appearances without a win. For the girls, Nany holds the title. I wanted to look into Nany’s history to determine if she’s a good competitor with bad luck or one of the worst competitors. Nany … Continue reading Nany Gonzalez: One of the Best Competitors or One of the Worst?
If you caught the two hour War of the Worlds reunion, you were either captivated by the drama or annoyed by the lack of competition-related content. Personally, I was interested, but I also found myself asking “what show did I watch?” There was a lot revealed at the reunion that wasn’t aired on TV. Here are the ten biggest takeaways from the show. 10. Kam … Continue reading Ten Things We Learned from the War of the Worlds Reunion