Is it Time to Reevaluate Final Challenges?

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?

LGBT The Challenge

Ten of the Best Queer Moments The Challenge Has Seen

For years The Challenge has featured people from all walks of life. Stemming from The Real World, we were bound to find to LGBTQ competitors come onto the show. While The Challenge isn’t the perfect example of equality, they’ve been allowing LGBTQ competitors to compete openly on the show since its inception. While major sports have only recently allowed their athletes to speak about their … Continue reading Ten of the Best Queer Moments The Challenge Has Seen

20 Blockbuster Challenge Eliminations

TJ Lavin stated he’d been waiting for over decade for Bananas to face Wes in elimination, and the moment finally arrived on Total Madness. If it wasn’t a spoiler, this would have been a headline for the season and showcased in every promo. This is a event, and certainly a moment generating buzz around the The Challenge. Throughout Challenge history, we’ve seen various clashes of … Continue reading 20 Blockbuster Challenge Eliminations

Cutthroat: One of the Best or Worst Seasons?

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?

Wes Bergmann: Every Season Ranked

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

Challengers & Real Worlders Who Could Have Been on Ex on the Beach… 10 Years Ago

Everyone loves a good relationship-based reality show designed to ruin lives and exploit emotional trauma, right? Well, that was too cutting edge for 2008, but all the rage in 2018. Let’s just pretend Ex on the Beach existed in 2008/2009. These are the people I think MTV would transplant from The Real World or The Challenge onto the show. Unlike other MTV shows, MTV loved … Continue reading Challengers & Real Worlders Who Could Have Been on Ex on the Beach… 10 Years Ago

10 Most Badass LGBT Challenge Competitors

Originally based on the Real World & Road Rules, The Challenge has had a very diverse group of people compete on the show. Reality TV has given us a lot of diversity, but The Real World (especially) has been a trailblazer for showcasing LGBT representation. Over its 33 season, The Challenge has had some kick-ass LGBT players. These are some of the best players who … Continue reading 10 Most Badass LGBT Challenge Competitors

Johnny Bananas: Every Season Ranked

If you’re reading my blog, you know Johnny Bananas. With more Challenge seasons under his belt than anyone else, his record is full of really high highs and really low lows. Regardless of whether you love him or hate him, you have to admit his name is basically synonymous with The Challenge. After 19 seasons (seventeen regular, two spin-off), Bananas’s Challenge career is more of … Continue reading Johnny Bananas: Every Season Ranked

Every Time Former Cast Mates Battled in Elimination

This week, we saw Bananas compete against his new enemy Joss. While this was the main event, Tony and Sylvia also competed against each other. Both of these Real World Skeleton roommates had bad blood after Invasion, but it seems like there wasn’t a lot of anger when Sylvia eliminated Tony this season. This also isn’t the first time former roommates had to face each … Continue reading Every Time Former Cast Mates Battled in Elimination

Ten People Who Have Wronged Johnny Bananas

With a history as long as Bananas’s, you’re bound to make a few enemies. While Bananas has made his share of shady moves, he’s also been the victim multiple times. These are the people who saw the opportunity to stab Bananas in the back and took it. 1. TylerThe beginning of the Bananas/ Tyler rivalry took place after the first challenge on The Duel when … Continue reading Ten People Who Have Wronged Johnny Bananas

A Ranking of All Competitors Who Have Beat Bananas

This week we saw Derrick join an elite club, the group of people who have eliminated Bananas. Not many people can claim to have defeated Bananas in a face-off, and the ones who have are typically elite competitors. Here is my ranking of those competitors and their skills based on their Bananas victory. 9. Tyler Johnny lost the very first elimination on his very first … Continue reading A Ranking of All Competitors Who Have Beat Bananas

Road Rules Campus Crawl vs. Real World Key West: Best Season to Compete on The Challenge

Throughout the years, we’ve seen many seasons compete on The Challenge. Many of them have provided us with multiple competitors, but there are two seasons that stand out for giving use remarkable competition: Road Rules Campus Crawl and Real World Key West. This season we saw Johnny Bananas and Darrell face off, and while neither made it to the final, Darrell did eliminate Bananas. Here, … Continue reading Road Rules Campus Crawl vs. Real World Key West: Best Season to Compete on The Challenge