Battle of the Seasons was a Challenge that brought a lot of new blood to the playing field. One season that was not present during this season was Real World Key West. The absence of this team prevented a lot of eager veterans, and champions, from competing during the season and it left production with on sour Banana to deal with. Apparently, Key West was … Continue reading Throwback: Did Real World Key West Get Screwed?
The Island is a Challenge that most of us would like to forget, but for Paula it is a defining moment in her career as a Challenger. At the very end of the season, Evelyn earned the ability to steal the final key. She took Dunbar’s key, and suddenly TJ announced that the 8 key holders must divide themselves into two teams for four. Derrick, … Continue reading Throwback: Was Paula Screwed on The Island?
Production can be really fickle on these shows, and for this throwback we’re going to check one of the older controversies on Challenge history. One 2004’s Battle of the Sexes 2, the guys lost one of their strongest cast members just a few missions from the final. During the Cast a Spell mission the teams had to pick a 7-letter word, each player representing a letter, … Continue reading Throwback: Did Steven Deserve to Receive the Boot on Battle of the Sexes 2
There’s a lot to be said about The Ruins, and it will likely go down in Challenge history as the most infamous season. While there are a lot of reason to question this season, the one thing I want to focus on is the theme. The Champions won. Who’s surprised? What else would have happened if you selectively place a bunch of proven winners against … Continue reading Throwback: Should The Ruins Have Ever Happened?
Here’s a throwback for all of the old old-school fans. The people who not only remember that Road Rules exists, but also remembers when MTV could collect an entire team of Roadies. The time was 2004, and the show was The Inferno.The Road Rules team was kicking some serious ass, but the Real World had one glimmer of hope to win the game: Katie was … Continue reading Throwback: Did Katie Deserve to Win the Inferno?
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 rookies made quite a splash on Rivals, especially Leroy and Mike who made it all the way to the end. The duo made a surprisingly good team with Leroy has the muscle and Mike as the mental. Though rookies seldom make it to the final, especially without going into any elimination, Mike and Leroy did just that. Things were going really well for these … Continue reading Throwback: Was Leroy Better with Adam or Mike as a Partner?