Is Evelyn Smith Really One of the Best Challengers?

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?

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 and  he wanted to establish a name for himself on … Continue reading Are We Being Too Hard on Theo?

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. The Gauntlet 3 The Gauntlet 3 is a very popular … Continue reading Five Challenge That Should Have Never Happened

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 the season that had a negative first impression. Just to … Continue reading Which Challenge Seasons Had the Worst Casting?

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 $300,000 prize. To unlock this chest you needed a key. … Continue reading Throwback: Was The Island a Flop?

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 really around this time that the dynamic of The Challenge … Continue reading The Challenge: Past 10 Seasons Ranked

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 from non-elimination based seasons. They were more like regular missions … Continue reading The Worst Final Challenges