When we think of Challenge greats, a few names often pop into mind. Then, there are some people who have uniquely great stories that get lost over time. Perhaps Tyler Duckworth is one of the best examples in the later categories. Tyler competed on four seasons: The Duel in 2006 and The Gauntlet 3 in 2007 (aired in 2008). He later returned on 2010’s Cutthroat … Continue reading Tyler Duckworth: What Is His Challenge Legacy?
In my eternal quest to rewatch all of The Challenge, thanks to CBS All Access, I have finally hit The Island. Anyone who has seen The Island knows it a quite polarizing season. Most people hate it, but there’s a small section of Challenge fans who seem to love it. Even if you are in the loving minority, you have to question the decisions MTV … Continue reading Why Did The Island Even Exist?
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?
If you put 30+ people in a house, there’s a few things guaranteed to happen. People will fight, hook up, and get hungry. Every so often we see food cause an argument, or at the very least, add a little fuel to the fire. These are the time when meals get ruined and fights get started. Whether the food was the reason for the fight … Continue reading Food Fight! Ten Challenge Controversies Surrounding Food
For the “first time ever,” Johnny Bananas and Wes have decided to put their rivalry to the side and work together. The two veterans have a history of battling against each other. On Total Madness, they’re going to try to battle against the other people rather than target each other. In episode one, we even saw Bananas console Wes. This begs the question, can this … Continue reading Can a Bananas & Wes Alliance Work?
The Total Madness trailer has given us some insight into the season, and the big twist this season has been revealed. If you want to win the season you need to win an elimination. This is a fairly unique twist. It’s kind of like The Island where competitors earned keys to the final boat by winning eliminations, but the three-way face offs allowed people like … Continue reading Total Madness Twist: You Need to Win an Elimination to Win the Game
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
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
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