As part of my 'Challenge Encyclopedia' I've been working on, I decided to grade each of the seasons with a brief overview. Here are the first 2. I'll add another every few days. Feedback or suggestions welcome.
Road Rules: All Stars
The unofficial first challenge, All Stars had five former Real Worlders completing a series of missions, rather than competing against each other. It was fun to see the cast outside of their comfy confines, but there was a serious lack of drama or excitement. While on a brief pit stop in CA however, the gang encounters the infamous Beth, who makes a rather obvious & hilarious play for Sean. Still, it’s a short season that is pleasant, but a bit on the safe side. High Point-The spooky shenanigans at a haunted mental hospital during the first mission provide some fun hijinks. Low Point-Seeing the guys serve the unwitting ladies insect soup is pretty cruel & unnecessary, although quite funny. Historical Moment-Sean & Rachel began their love story this season. It’s rather sweet & touching to see a relationship build from innocent flirting to a full-fledged marriage & family that is still going strong after all these years. C+