10 Side Plotlines You May Have Forgotten

Most seasons of The Challenge are remembered for one or two main storylines. War of the Worlds 2 will be remembered for “Cara’s Cult” vs. the Bananas/Jordan’s alliance and Jordan proposing to Tori. Meanwhile, most seasons have some lesser storylines that are forgotten over time. These are minor fights that are ignored after a couple of episodes, relationships that never come to formation, or competitors … Continue reading 10 Side Plotlines You May Have Forgotten

The Conspiracy Plaguing The Ruins

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

Game Changers: Dirty Thirty

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

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

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

What We Learned from the War of the Worlds 2 Reunion

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

Zach Was Team USA’s Secret Powerhouse

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