Each season, we see the format get tweaked a little bit. While some elements of the game have become mainstays since their introduction (like eliminations or overnight finals), others only appeared once or for a handful of seasons. These are the elements introduced to trick cast members and make a season different from its predecessors. A twist isn’t going to be the core format of … Continue reading Ten Worst Challenge Twists Ever
With seven rings comes a lot of speculation. Fans, spoiler accounts, and cast members have been discussing the idea that this season was rigged for Bananas to win since the cast had been discovered. Please keep in mind, this is a collection of speculation that had existed independently from me. I am not confirming nor denying the claims, but there are some facts and a … Continue reading Was Total Madness Rigged for Bananas to Win?
The final is here! Rather than a top five moments, this is going to be a highlight reel. The top moment is the final, so enjoy the recap. The cast shows up dressed in their parkas and snow pants. It’s going to be a cold one. 9,000 feet of elevation and twelve miles through the snow. Day one: Competitors must ski through the snow and … Continue reading The Challenge Total Madness: Top Moments from Episode 16
Three people remain without skulls. Will anyone get a red one? 1. A Long Weight This week we have a double elimination, and the challenge is “screw your enemy style.” In Running Out of Time, competitors run to a pile of rubbish and pick up a piece. They throw it in their opponent’s bin so their opponents have heavy bins to hold. Once TJ blows the … Continue reading The Challenge Total Madness: Top Moments from Episode 14
Last week’s episode was a mess. This week? A little less messy. At least it was 90 minutes. 1. In the Dumps This week’s challenge is called Tanks A Lot. The cast is divided into teams of three and have to carry as much trash as they can across a field and fill a dumpster. TJ tells them when to stop, and the two teams with … Continue reading The Challenge Total Madness: Top Moments from Episode 12
Five people gone in two weeks. Will the melt continue? 1. Striking Questions It’s TJ’s favorite time of the game! Trivia. This week’s challenge is called Thrown Off and has the cast clinging onto missiles. They’re asked a series of trivia questions. Get one wrong, you get a strike. Get one right, you give the strike to someone else. The first strike will make the missile … Continue reading The Challenge Total Madness: Top Moments from Episode 10
Last week, two males left. How many girls will go this week? 1. Dead Rat’s Float The cast shows up for their challenge, but TJ tells Big T, who split her toe open last week, she is unfit to compete. So Big T is sent home and the cast is playing Tunnel Rats. The goal is to jump down a chute into a sewer, swim down … Continue reading The Challenge Total Madness: Top Moments from Episode 9
CT’s gone, but the competition goes on. 1. Say It, Don’t Spray It The Challenge opens with Bear continuing to chase Kailah. To impress Kailah, he sprays a fire extinguisher into her room. This forces Kailah and her roommates Jenna, Nany, and Ashley out of the room and they’re mad. Ashley, whose mouth is full of extinguisher chemicals, spits them out in Bear’s face. Mattie … Continue reading The Challenge Total Madness: Top Moments from Episode 4
Welcome to a new season and more 90 minute episodes! We have a lot of familiar faces, and a few people notably absent. 1. Madness in a Barrel The cast arrives in Prague and are immediately greeted with a challenge (and evidently a bunch of TJ’s voice overs). The challenge is called Battle Lines, and the goal is to pull a barrel using a rope, do … Continue reading The Challenge Total Madness: Top Moments from Episode 1
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
The end is here, but will the end come sooner for one competitor? 1. A Slow, Second Wind After collapsing at the end of last week’s episode, Paulie is back on his feet, but just barely. His team doesn’t even wait for him, they just keep moving. Eventually Paulie catches up and beings to walk with his team. Meanwhile, Team UK is at the final … Continue reading The Challenge War of the Worlds 2: Top Moments from Episode 16
After checkpoint #3, TJ Lavin stops Team UK in their tracks. After checkpoint #2 CT pushed the US gurney and “tampered” with it. As a result, Team UK had to stop for ten minutes. CT was pissed and called the decision bullshit. To be honest, CT might be correct. The decision is kind of inconsistent with the treatment of Team US. At two points during … Continue reading Did Team UK Deserve Their Penalty?