Are We Being Too Hard on Theo?

This week, we saw Theo take an early flight home from The Challenge when he decided not to compete in the You’ve Got Balls elimination. Cory won by default, and TJ was disappointed in Theo for not jumping down the zipline. Theo talked a big game going into elimination. He boasted that he was a real athlete…

Five Challenge That Should Have Never Happened

Every so often, we see a Challenge whose format is perfect and works really well. More often, we see seasons with formats that don’t work, and probably should have been avoided by production. These are those Challenges. I’m not saying production shouldn’t have filmed a Challenge, but perhaps they should have reconsidered the format. 1.…

Which Challenge Seasons Had the Worst Casting?

Every so often we get a Challenge season that has a stellar cast. More often, we get a Challenge that has an underwhelming cast. While sometimes this can lead to a pleasantly exciting season, the initial reaction to the cast is usually an eye roll. In this list, I am going to explore some of…

Throwback: Was The Island a Flop?

If you’re an old school fan of The Challenge, you likely have some favorite missions from prior seasons. However, it’s unlikely that these favorites are from The Island. This season didn’t have real missions because the entire objective was to build a boat, sail it to an island, and unlock a treasure chest containing the…

The Challenge: Past 10 Seasons Ranked

Long-term Challenge fans have seen all of these seasons. Even some of the newer fans have seen them all. Now that Free Agents if rapidly approaching, it seemed like a good idea to rank the past ten seasons. Starting with The Gauntlet 3, these are the seasons that have had hour-long episodes. Also, it was…

The Worst Final Challenges

Throughout all of the challenges, we’ve seen so great final challenges as well as some terrible ones. Today I am going to recap the first worst final challenges ever. Feel free to disagree with me, but I have seen every final challenge so I am able to compare them. I’m not including the final challenges…