The Challenge: Seasons Synopsis

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I know Sad  She would have kicked ass in the elimination rounds. She thought she was doomed since she had no friends, even though she initially seemed to be happy on her own.  I wish she could have been part of the Beth/Aneesa/Svet alliance.  They were so much better than the bitchy, annoying "Drama Mafia."
Really? That's why she just said fuck it and "Punched" Beth? But I think Tina would've done reasonably well but I don't see her making the final on that challenge. But could you Imagine Tina and Beth in Push Me? That would've been a good, interesting match up.
If you see where TJ announces the rules of The Duel, Tina is noticeably thrilled that it's everyone for themselves.  Later on though after she was sent home, she basically said that she decided to just leave & take a swipe at Beth on her way out because it would have been too difficult to make it far without any alliances.  
Tina was hilarious and had some amazing one-liners. I also wish she stayed longer on The Duel. It sucks that was Tina's last challenge because I would've liked to see her go out on top.  I noticed Rachel, Veronica and Tina appeared on later challenges without each other (Rachel - The Duel II, Veronica - The Ruins, Tina - Cutthroat) and I wish those three were on the same season with Evan, Kenny and Johnny so they could've showed those guys how the game is really played.  I really wish we got to see the mean girls do one last challenge together because they were TV gold on The Inferno II. I'm excited to read that review next. 
Tina was hilarious and had some amazing one-liners. I also wish she stayed longer on The Duel. It sucks that was Tina's last challenge because I would've liked to see her go out on top.  I noticed Rachel, Veronica and Tina appeared on later challenges without each other (Rachel - The Duel II, Veronica - The Ruins, Tina - Cutthroat) and I wish those three were on the same season with Evan, Kenny and Johnny so they could've showed those guys how the game is really played.  I really wish we got to see the mean girls do one last challenge together because they were TV gold on The Inferno II. I'm excited to read that review next. 
JEK vs The Mean Girls? That would've been one for the ages.
Tina was hilarious and had some amazing one-liners. I also wish she stayed longer on The Duel. It sucks that was Tina's last challenge because I would've liked to see her go out on top.  I noticed Rachel, Veronica and Tina appeared on later challenges without each other (Rachel - The Duel II, Veronica - The Ruins, Tina - Cutthroat) and I wish those three were on the same season with Evan, Kenny and Johnny so they could've showed those guys how the game is really played.  I really wish we got to see the mean girls do one last challenge together because they were TV gold on The Inferno II. I'm excited to read that review next. 
I never understood WHY they did that exactly because had they all come back together they could've easily overthrown JEK. The only reason that I could think of is that it was speculated that Veronica/Rachel were beefing at the time; their secret relationship had come to an end but they ended up becoming friends again somewhere down the line. Whether it was before or after Cutthroat I don't know. I also wondered why Coral came back by herself on Gauntlet 3 but unlike the others, she thought she had Evan & possibly CT (and she did have Katie & made up with Beth).
I always thought Coral and Tina's relationship was interesting because they were friends with the same people but weren't really too fond of each other. They were like frenemies. I remember when Coral and Mark were on Blair's aftershow for The Inferno II and Coral talked about how she has never seen Tina back it up. I wonder what started their love-hate relationship.
And they are still like that to this day lmao they've talked shit about each other on Twitter & in an interview that Coral did for MTV when she first made her Twitter, she said one of the best moments for her on the show was sending Tina home on The Gauntlet. Despite all that I think they would make an alliance if they were to ever come back.
I always thought Coral and Tina's relationship was interesting because they were friends with the same people but weren't really too fond of each other. They were like frenemies. I remember when Coral and Mark were on Blair's aftershow for The Inferno II and Coral talked about how she has never seen Tina back it up. I wonder what started their love-hate relationship.
And they are still like that to this day lmao they've talked shit about each other on Twitter & in an interview that Coral did for MTV when she first made her Twitter, she said one of the best moments for her on the show was sending Tina home on The Gauntlet. Despite all that I think they would make an alliance if they were to ever come back.
They'd pretty much have to considering noone from their era really does these shows anymore aside from CT and Aneesa( they may have Aneesa on their side though).
Battle of the Seasons Let the games officially begin.  This season was the turning point for The Challenge & introduced blatant alliances, scheming & backstabbery along with Jisela, Timmy & Theo V.  The Road Rules inner circle decision to send home Yes & Veronica sets in motion the ousting of Chadwick & Piggy & created tons of drama on the squad.  Belou flips out on Holly & Chadwick in a rather infamous rant.  The Real World team plays nice for the most part, until they conspire to get rid of Stephen & unfortunately his partner Lindsey is collateral damage. A Real World win with Sean & Elka as the Ultimate Team caps off a near-perfect season.  High Point-Hurricane Juliette killed the power & shut down production allowing for both teams to come together in the legendary toga party, culminating in The Miz’s lap dance for best costume winner Sharon. Low Point-Miami firecracker Flora is inexplicably silent & docile for much of the season & doesn’t provide any of the excitement that one had expected from her.  Historical Moment-Challenge stars Mike & Coral make their debut, as does the infamous inner circle, which brings the element of voting off players into the game.                                                                                                        A
I've watched only bits and pieces of Seasons 1 but this review really made me want to watch the full season. I'm only on the sixth episode but this challenge already deserves an A. The cast is fucking awesome. I love the game drama. The vote-offs have been really interesting so far. I also like seeing the cast have so much fun with each other. I wish all challenges could be like Seasons 1.  Belou is officially one of my favorite challengers ever based on her argument with Chadwick and Holly lmfao 
Battle of the Seasons Let the games officially begin.  This season was the turning point for The Challenge & introduced blatant alliances, scheming & backstabbery along with Jisela, Timmy & Theo V.  The Road Rules inner circle decision to send home Yes & Veronica sets in motion the ousting of Chadwick & Piggy & created tons of drama on the squad.  Belou flips out on Holly & Chadwick in a rather infamous rant.  The Real World team plays nice for the most part, until they conspire to get rid of Stephen & unfortunately his partner Lindsey is collateral damage. A Real World win with Sean & Elka as the Ultimate Team caps off a near-perfect season.  High Point-Hurricane Juliette killed the power & shut down production allowing for both teams to come together in the legendary toga party, culminating in The Miz’s lap dance for best costume winner Sharon. Low Point-Miami firecracker Flora is inexplicably silent & docile for much of the season & doesn’t provide any of the excitement that one had expected from her.  Historical Moment-Challenge stars Mike & Coral make their debut, as does the infamous inner circle, which brings the element of voting off players into the game.                                                                                                        A
I've watched only bits and pieces of Seasons 1 but this review really made me want to watch the full season. I'm only on the sixth episode but this challenge already deserves an A. The cast is fucking awesome. I love the game drama. The vote-offs have been really interesting so far. I also like seeing the cast have so much fun with each other. I wish all challenges could be like Seasons 1.  Belou is officially one of my favorite challengers ever based on her argument with Chadwick and Holly lmfao 
You made a good decision to watch Seasons 1. It's the single best challenge that was ever produced imo and it gets better and better each episode. This will be one of your favorite challenges by the time your through with the season.
BOTSeasons and those earlier seasons because while there was drama, it was natural drama and game-based. And back then, yes there were crazy people/assholes, but in general everybody was pretty normal and laid-back. Like, the people like Stephen, Holly/Chadwick, etc. were assholes but we KNEW they were assholes and rooted against them. Now, it seems like pretty much everybody is kind of an asshole so it's hard to really root for people, even those I like.   Plus, the cast had so much fun together. Most people recognized it was just a game (even Coral!) and wanted to have a good time without taking it too seriously. It's so funny watching those episodes and seeing people sitting down, eating dinner, and discussing things like real people. It almost seems like it could just be my friends and me all on vacation together. Those were the days. But on some level, shit that happened on this season set the stage for what's to come (voting out the threats, Veronica changing her game strategy, etc.). It really was awesome (BOTSexes was, too.)
The Inferno II Landon, Jodi & future Hollywood star Jamie Chung make a splash in the 10th season set in Mexico in the first challenge to mix the teams other than by gender or original show.  Putting all chiefs & no Indians on one team spells disaster for the bickering Bad Asses though, who never quite seem to get their shit together.  CT & Derrick shave a patch into Landon’s head, resulting in a most unfortunate haircut.  After Beth reveals to Robin that Mark has hooked up with Tonya, Robin goes on the attack, resulting in Tonya retaliating by throwing Beth’s clothes & possessions into the pool.  Beth quits the game soon after.  High Point-The unholy trinity of The Mean Girls is formed as Veronica, Rachel & Tina belittle & ostracize a clearly manic Tonya.  Yes, it’s sometimes well, mean, but it’s not as if Tonya doesn’t ask for it.  Brad gets drunk & goes full bro-Hulk in the back of  a van after a night of team clubbing which results in the classic “Now it’s a necklace”  line as The Miz gives him the ultimate wedgie.  Be proud, Tori.  Low Point-The Bad Asses fail to come together in the final challenge as Tonya & Tina drag the team down & hand the Good Guys a win.  Besides that, the season is chock full of good old fashioned drama.  Historical Moment-Mike The Miz ends his short, but glorious challenge run as he bids farewell to head off for a successful career in the WWE.                                                                   A-    
BOTSeasons and those earlier seasons because while there was drama, it was natural drama and game-based. And back then, yes there were crazy people/assholes, but in general everybody was pretty normal and laid-back. Like, the people like Stephen, Holly/Chadwick, etc. were assholes but we KNEW they were assholes and rooted against them. Now, it seems like pretty much everybody is kind of an asshole so it's hard to really root for people, even those I like.   Plus, the cast had so much fun together. Most people recognized it was just a game (even Coral!) and wanted to have a good time without taking it too seriously. It's so funny watching those episodes and seeing people sitting down, eating dinner, and discussing things like real people. It almost seems like it could just be my friends and me all on vacation together. Those were the days. But on some level, shit that happened on this season set the stage for what's to come (voting out the threats, Veronica changing her game strategy, etc.). It really was awesome (BOTSexes was, too.)
Y I agree and I do think that's one thing that doesnt get talked about alot..there's not alot of people who are likable and rootable on these shows now and that wasn't the case back then. You did have you villians and such but you had people who were normal and likable and whom you wanted to win. I think that hurts this show because you need people that the audience can get behind and this show is in VERY short supply of that right now. And I agree that the drama was much better back then too. It was interesting and fun to watch and lasted more than a few minutes of an episode.  And the game drama was on point too.
The Inferno II Landon, Jodi & future Hollywood star Jamie Chung make a splash in the 10th season set in Mexico in the first challenge to mix the teams other than by gender or original show.  Putting all chiefs & no Indians on one team spells disaster for the bickering Bad Asses though, who never quite seem to get their shit together.  CT & Derrick shave a patch into Landon’s head, resulting in a most unfortunate haircut.  After Beth reveals to Robin that Mark has hooked up with Tonya, Robin goes on the attack, resulting in Tonya retaliating by throwing Beth’s clothes & possessions into the pool.  Beth quits the game soon after.  High Point-The unholy trinity of The Mean Girls is formed as Veronica, Rachel & Tina belittle & ostracize a clearly manic Tonya.  Yes, it’s sometimes well, mean, but it’s not as if Tonya doesn’t ask for it.  Brad gets drunk & goes full bro-Hulk in the back of  a van after a night of team clubbing which results in the classic “Now it’s a necklace”  line as The Miz gives him the ultimate wedgie.  Be proud, Tori.  Low Point-The Bad Asses fail to come together in the final challenge as Tonya & Tina drag the team down & hand the Good Guys a win.  Besides that, the season is chock full of good old fashioned drama.  Historical Moment-Mike The Miz ends his short, but glorious challenge run as he bids farewell to head off for a successful career in the WWE.                                                                   A-    
My fave challenge
I really should have given Seasons 1 a straight A.  There were really no downsides to it.  When Veronica & Beth are the first to leave & the season is still outstanding, you know the show is doing something right. I remember wanting to leave work early in 2002 every week so I could race home to watch Seasons live. And yes, Elka is definitely one of the most beautiful girls the show ever had.
Inferno 2 was a excellent challenge.
The Inferno II Landon, Jodi & future Hollywood star Jamie Chung make a splash in the 10th season set in Mexico in the first challenge to mix the teams other than by gender or original show.  Putting all chiefs & no Indians on one team spells disaster for the bickering Bad Asses though, who never quite seem to get their shit together.  CT & Derrick shave a patch into Landon’s head, resulting in a most unfortunate haircut.  After Beth reveals to Robin that Mark has hooked up with Tonya, Robin goes on the attack, resulting in Tonya retaliating by throwing Beth’s clothes & possessions into the pool.  Beth quits the game soon after.  High Point-The unholy trinity of The Mean Girls is formed as Veronica, Rachel & Tina belittle & ostracize a clearly manic Tonya.  Yes, it’s sometimes well, mean, but it’s not as if Tonya doesn’t ask for it.  Brad gets drunk & goes full bro-Hulk in the back of  a van after a night of team clubbing which results in the classic “Now it’s a necklace”  line as The Miz gives him the ultimate wedgie.  Be proud, Tori.  Low Point-The Bad Asses fail to come together in the final challenge as Tonya & Tina drag the team down & hand the Good Guys a win.  Besides that, the season is chock full of good old fashioned drama.  Historical Moment-Mike The Miz ends his short, but glorious challenge run as he bids farewell to head off for a successful career in the WWE.                                                                   A-    
It's really weird how it feels like Miz did so many challenges but he really did have a short run. 
The Inferno II Landon, Jodi & future Hollywood star Jamie Chung make a splash in the 10th season set in Mexico in the first challenge to mix the teams other than by gender or original show.  Putting all chiefs & no Indians on one team spells disaster for the bickering Bad Asses though, who never quite seem to get their shit together.  CT & Derrick shave a patch into Landon’s head, resulting in a most unfortunate haircut.  After Beth reveals to Robin that Mark has hooked up with Tonya, Robin goes on the attack, resulting in Tonya retaliating by throwing Beth’s clothes & possessions into the pool.  Beth quits the game soon after.  High Point-The unholy trinity of The Mean Girls is formed as Veronica, Rachel & Tina belittle & ostracize a clearly manic Tonya.  Yes, it’s sometimes well, mean, but it’s not as if Tonya doesn’t ask for it.  Brad gets drunk & goes full bro-Hulk in the back of  a van after a night of team clubbing which results in the classic “Now it’s a necklace”  line as The Miz gives him the ultimate wedgie.  Be proud, Tori.  Low Point-The Bad Asses fail to come together in the final challenge as Tonya & Tina drag the team down & hand the Good Guys a win.  Besides that, the season is chock full of good old fashioned drama.  Historical Moment-Mike The Miz ends his short, but glorious challenge run as he bids farewell to head off for a successful career in the WWE.                                                                   A-    
It's really weird how it feels like Miz did so many challenges but he really did have a short run. 
He really did though when you think about it. I think  the reason it seems like he did more is because he did most of them back to back (He appeared on Gauntlet/Inferno/Sexes 2/Inferno 2 all in a row) so it kinda seems like he had a long run but in reality he only did like one challenge more than Landon( whom only did 4). And I also think another reason is he made it to the end on all but one of the shows he was on aswell so it's seems like he's been around longer.
Yeah same, weird to think Jillian, Susie, and Landon are in the same boat as Miz.
Eh didn't like the miz at all so I don't have a problem with this. I always found it funny that Landon was the one who started the wedgie both him and Jodi admitted it but Brad didn't care lol.
The Inferno II Landon, Jodi & future Hollywood star Jamie Chung make a splash in the 10th season set in Mexico in the first challenge to mix the teams other than by gender or original show.  Putting all chiefs & no Indians on one team spells disaster for the bickering Bad Asses though, who never quite seem to get their shit together.  CT & Derrick shave a patch into Landon’s head, resulting in a most unfortunate haircut.  After Beth reveals to Robin that Mark has hooked up with Tonya, Robin goes on the attack, resulting in Tonya retaliating by throwing Beth’s clothes & possessions into the pool.  Beth quits the game soon after.  High Point-The unholy trinity of The Mean Girls is formed as Veronica, Rachel & Tina belittle & ostracize a clearly manic Tonya.  Yes, it’s sometimes well, mean, but it’s not as if Tonya doesn’t ask for it.  Brad gets drunk & goes full bro-Hulk in the back of  a van after a night of team clubbing which results in the classic “Now it’s a necklace”  line as The Miz gives him the ultimate wedgie.  Be proud, Tori.  Low Point-The Bad Asses fail to come together in the final challenge as Tonya & Tina drag the team down & hand the Good Guys a win.  Besides that, the season is chock full of good old fashioned drama.  Historical Moment-Mike The Miz ends his short, but glorious challenge run as he bids farewell to head off for a successful career in the WWE.                                                                   A-              I feel like the abram/brad inferno should be a high point. One of the best eliminations of all time
Tina was hilarious and had some amazing one-liners. I also wish she stayed longer on The Duel. It sucks that was Tina's last challenge because I would've liked to see her go out on top.  I noticed Rachel, Veronica and Tina appeared on later challenges without each other (Rachel - The Duel II, Veronica - The Ruins, Tina - Cutthroat) and I wish those three were on the same season with Evan, Kenny and Johnny so they could've showed those guys how the game is really played.  I really wish we got to see the mean girls do one last challenge together because they were TV gold on The Inferno II. I'm excited to read that review next. 
JEK vs The Mean Girls? That would've been one for the ages.
The Mean Girls vs. JEK (The Mean Girls part 2), and just like the movies, the orignal was by far superior. 
Tina was hilarious and had some amazing one-liners. I also wish she stayed longer on The Duel. It sucks that was Tina's last challenge because I would've liked to see her go out on top.  I noticed Rachel, Veronica and Tina appeared on later challenges without each other (Rachel - The Duel II, Veronica - The Ruins, Tina - Cutthroat) and I wish those three were on the same season with Evan, Kenny and Johnny so they could've showed those guys how the game is really played.  I really wish we got to see the mean girls do one last challenge together because they were TV gold on The Inferno II. I'm excited to read that review next. 
JEK vs The Mean Girls? That would've been one for the ages.
The Mean Girls vs. JEK (The Mean Girls part 2), and just like the movies, the orignal was by far suprior. 
LMAO this is so spot on!!! 
This has become my favorite thread on Vevmo. Hands down!
Tina was hilarious and had some amazing one-liners. I also wish she stayed longer on The Duel. It sucks that was Tina's last challenge because I would've liked to see her go out on top.  I noticed Rachel, Veronica and Tina appeared on later challenges without each other (Rachel - The Duel II, Veronica - The Ruins, Tina - Cutthroat) and I wish those three were on the same season with Evan, Kenny and Johnny so they could've showed those guys how the game is really played.  I really wish we got to see the mean girls do one last challenge together because they were TV gold on The Inferno II. I'm excited to read that review next. 
JEK vs The Mean Girls? That would've been one for the ages.
The Mean Girls vs. JEK (The Mean Girls part 2), and just like the movies, the orignal was by far superior. 
The Mean Girls vs JEK...3 badass queens vs 3 obnoxious, toothbrush-wielding assholes.  No contest.
The Gauntlet II Some say this is the last classic challenge season before things took off in a new direction.  Veterans face Rookies as the series introduces MJ & the lovely Jillian into the mix.  While the Vet team seems stacked, it’s the Rookies who overpower their more experienced opponents.  Kina bounces back from a lackluster run on Sexes 2 & holds court as the Rooks female captain, while Derrick also impresses as he proves himself a major player making it all the way to the last mission before the finals as Vet team captain before losing to Timmy.  A new, stronger Susie also returns & forges a tight bond with Cara that will later prove fishy as rumors of an alliance with the Vets will alienate them from their team.  Aneesa rails Cara with an epic tirade that leaves the Playboy bunny speechless.  G2 marks Julie, Montana & Jisela’s final appearance. High Point-Beth shocks her Vet team by kicking Ruthie’s ass in reverse tug of war & claiming female team captain.  Her revived rivalry with Montana also makes for some juicy moments.  Danny clashes with the Rookie team & directs some hilarious venom towards Cara & Jodi in particular, before losing pathetically to Alton in the Gauntlet.  Low Point-Cameran proves she is just very pretty scenery as she votes herself into the Gauntlet & refuses to even compete against Kina in the 2nd episode.  Beth also cheats the viewers out of a much anticipated match-up against Aneesa when she declines to play ball brawl & goes home.  Ego-inflated Kina beating Jillian in the last elimination is also heartbreaking considering it should have been Ibis to leave.  Historical Moment-Out of nowhere, San Francisco Jo appears on the cast, secures female rookie team captain status & then promptly flips out at the partying antics at Mark’s birthday bash, threatens to call the cops & leaves the show on her second day, marking the shortest stint of the series with the biggest blaze of glory left in her path.  TJ Lavin makes his debut as host.                 B+                                                                                                                                                                                         
Keep the feedback coming, guys. Let me know if I'm forgetting anyything noteworthy.
Themes I never found: Yellow cards inferno 1 theme song and Gauntlet 2 theme which credits were just badass. Fucked it up with G3 though.   I liked Montana this season but iirc she quit and cameron quit   Aneesa vs. Cara will always be epic to me
I added the Aneesa outburst to my review.  It was too epic to leave out.
Thanks to your reviews I watched the original Battle of the Seasons and I'm working on Battle of the Sexes right now.  I've loved every minute of it.
Thanks to your reviews I watched the original Battle of the Seasons and I'm working on Battle of the Sexes right now.  I've loved every minute of it.
They're awesome challenges 2 of the best ever produced.

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