The ChallengeCap: Rookies Reign Supreme Once Again
There are certain Challenge years where the rookies are the class of the group. This is one of those years. The rookie class this year is like the 2003 NBA Draft. They’re showing out regularly. Last week, Fessy took down Jordan with ease (Granted if Bovada had odds, they would make Fessy -200). This week, Kaycee stepped into the ring and took out Kaliah, a good, not great competitor. Much like the quarterbacks in the NFL, we’re starting to see a shift in Challenge competitors with the younger Challenge players ruling over the long-time veterans.
Rate This Episode: 10/10 – Honestly, this had everything. We had a fun Challenge that featured contestants flying down a tube as if they were Mario or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It also led to puzzle confusion which is always entertaining. We had a huge fight between Josh and Swaggy C plus Bayleigh. Josh is easily my least favorite Challenge contestant. I call him an oaf all the time, but that’s exactly what he is. If he watched that tape, it is a blatant overreaction. The eliminations were good too. We saw two-thirds of the Holy Trinity leave in one night.
How did the Power Rankings do? – One thing I’m happy with and one thing I’m not. I’m happy that I didn’t put Kaliah in the top five. I felt weird putting four guys in the top five, but with the realization that the women left aren’t very good made keep Kaliah in the second tier. That proved to be the right move. I’ve underrated Aneesa all year. She is like a middle reliever in baseball. Some years she is excellent. Other years she is a complete mess.
One Thing I Liked About This Week: The Jenna and Zach drama is over – We do not need to spend another minute talking about Jenna and Zach. If I’m the Challenge producers, there is no way I’m booking Jenna or Zach without the other one. This is the easiest way to miss out on making money too. The Challenge doesn’t like to bring couples along, although, a couple-based Challenge would be awesome.
One Thing I Didn’t Like About This Week: The voting process – This is truly lame. Deliberations are not the same because the people are electing themselves to go in. I feel they should reverse the order. Do the tribunal first, put the names on the list then have people either vote or decide if they want to go in. There is no drama to this part of the season.
What to watch: It seems that Wes and Bananas’ friendship starts to fizzle out. That is not good for either of their games and more so Bananas. Also, we have trivia next week which always brings the laughs.