The Challenge: Bloodlines PREVIEW

In case you haven’t heard, the new season of MTV’s The Challenge is called ‘Bloodlines’ and it’s a format that we’ve never seen on the show. Cast members from shows like ‘The Real World’, ‘Road Rules’, ‘Are You The One?’ will be paired up with a family member from back home. There are some major changes this season, opening up the casting to other shows like ‘Are You the One?’ I guess is a move to create a bigger fan base, but it’s usually always been Road Rules and The Real World people. Having watched a ton of Challenge seasons in the past, you definitely get used to seeing the same old people in every season and it makes it that much more entertaining. I have to say, I couldn’t get myself to watch the last season of The Challenge. The MTV show lost two of their cast members, Diem and Knight, and having the show return during that time was just really weird, I couldn’t get myself to watch it.

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But let’s get to the fun part. Here is the list of the contestants for this season: For pictures of the cast click here.

Aneesa and Rianna (Cousins)

Johnny Bananas and Vince (Cousins)

Camila and Larissa (Sisters)

Cara Maria and Jamie (Cousins)

Cohutta and Jill (Cousins)

Leroy and Candice (Cousins)

Nany and Nicole (Cousins)

KellyAnne and Anthony (Cousins)

Christina and Emily (Sisters)

Cory and Mitch (Cousins)

Dario and Raphy (Brothers)

Jenna and Brianna (Cousins)

Tony and Shane (Brothers)

Thomas and Stephen (Brothers)

As you can see some of the teams are mixed genders, male/female vs male/male so I’m wondering how this pair up is going to work. I’m hoping the dynamic of the new cast from Are You the One won’t be as awkward as I’m anticipating it to be. Hopefully TJ can pull this one together.

The Challenge: Bloodlines premieres Wednesday December 2nd on MTV.

Watch the trailer below

Who Won The Challenge: Free Agents?

I can’t believe it’s already the day after the finale! Seems like just yesterday we were talking about the premiere, but it’s done, we have our winners…and we’re not that surprised.

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Taking first place for the guys is none other than Johnny Bananas– what is it like his 5th win or something?

And for the girls, this wasn’t a surprise at all- Laurel. (Beating Nany by only 9 minutes)

Although the winners didn’t have me fooled, the other finalists continued to shock me throughout the episode. Rookie Johnny came in second?? That’s amazing! He definitely surprised me, but after watching last night’s finale you can tell he has such a great spirit, and how cute was he with partner Devyn??

So the two Johnny’s took 1st and 2nd place, which left Zach in third but in my toughest opinion, he didn’t deserve to be there. Imagine this finale with CT!?!? Um the results would’ve been completely different. The two Johnny’s were so lucky that Zach sucked so bad. He could barely move blaming his body for crampin up. When he was teamed up with Laurel he was crying out that he wanted to give up, she refused. And then he goes on to call her ‘stupid’ and a ‘bitch’, how old are you? Meanwhile Rookie Johnny’s over there like speaking to Devyn in a soft boice telling her to ‘gently jump into his arms, he’ll catch her’ so cute. In the end Zach did admit that the challenge ‘humbled’ him in a way, because he just assumed he was going to win it all. So that was kinda cool.

In my opinion, all three girls deserved to win, all of them are badass bitches, they are each in their own way the true definition of a ‘heroine’. I wasn’t really waiting to see who would win first, I wanted to see if everyone was going to cross the finish line! Mostly Devyn, because Nany and Laurel were neck and neck for most of the race.

Devyn has been the funniest part of this season, she was constantly making us laugh, so of course we want to see her win some cash! Obvi, girls gotta get a new wig! Devyn came in third, but she surprised everyone with her determination and heart. In the end, once everyone had crossed the finish line except for Devyn, they cut back to her and it looked like she literally was still at the bottom of the mountain! I don’t know how she did it, I don’t know how anyone did it, all I know is I can’t wait to watch the next one! Oh and when are we going to see TJ doing one of these??

What we learned from this season of MTV’s The Challenge: Free Agents?

If you’re going to do a challenge, change your name to Johnny.

The Challenge: You Got Swerved

Two things: Shout out to LeRoy for being beyond hilarious this episode. And #2 thank you Jordan for instigating some crazy entertaining ish this week.

Let’s quickly recap this week’s episode of The Challenge: Free Agents.

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After weeks of ‘ish-talking’ to Johnny Bananas, Jordan finally gets the chance to face JB in an elimination round. He loses the challenge on purpose, putting him into the draw (the player that chooses the kill card has to face Johnny Bananas). So he tells his Real World:Portland roomie Johnny (not Bananas) that he should vote in Bananas, and then Jordan will just pick all the cards until he gets the kill card. He’s a man of his word and he’s promised to be the one to kick JB out of the house. Literally, CT and LeRoy were a laughing wreck the entire time this was going down.

For the girls, I love Laurel and Emily but legitimately they need to be in their own division. It needs to be…Guys/Girls and Emily & Laurel. They’re just, they have it all. Brains and Brawn and that’s not a bad thing…well it is for the other girls because like Jonna? Jasmine? They stand no chance.

Anyways, Laurel wins another challenge (Cara was a close second) but Laurel gets to choose whose going into eliminations and she chooses Aneesa. And then- Jonna chooses the kill card- and then Aneesa beats Jonna- and Jonna’s going home. See how easy that was?

Okay back to the guys!! Jordan lifts all 3 cards and obviously unveils the kill card. TJ, CT, Cara everyone’s going crazy because they can’t believe he just did that. It looked like it was a close game for a few seconds, and then Jordan made a huge mistake and loses his step, falling down the wall giving Johnny all the time in the world to ring that bell. I have to say, I’ve never wanted Bananas to win so badly. I think it was time for Jordan to swallow his big boy words and leave like a man. In the end, Jordan admits $125k is a lot of money, but his pride is worth more. It was a smart move in a way, he literally did the most unheard of thing in Challenge history, so producers will definitely be calling him up for future shows. I don’t doubt he’ll win some money some day. Now that Jordan’s gone…what will Laurel do?

Maybe she’ll take up designing flower arrangements?

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WHO WON RIVALS II??

For once, we can say Johnny Bananas didn’t win first place…and for that I am grateful. For the girls, I think it was pretty obvious Emily and Paula would come in first place…Cooke and Cara came in second. At the start of the race Cooke and Cara had a good lead…but the powerhouse duo caught up to them midway in the eating portion of the challenge.

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CT and Wes absolutely killed this final race…I had a huge smile on my face watching these two long time rivals battle it out. CT was so supportive of Wes, the entire time he was encouraging him and reminding him why they came all this way. CT might be a crazy maniac but I love watching him in finals…he was so good with Diem last time it’s a shame they didn’t win.

Anyways, CT and Wes won first place…they actually had a huge lead against Frank and Johnny. The horn being blown from the beach could be heard inland where Johnny and Frank were still working on their obstacle. I’m sure it’s a crushing feeling to hear that horn, but I was glad Johnny wasn’t the happy and smug one for once.

Emily and Paula made it back to the boat with Cara and Cooke trailing a ways behind. It looked like Cara and Cooke gave up once Paula and Emily passed them in the carrying obstacle. They just knew there was no way they’d catch up and beat them.

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There has been some crazy ass final challenges in the past few years, and even though this one looked intense…I don’t think it was as crazy as others. I didn’t like how there were only 4 teams in the final race….in the past there were several teams with 4 or 5  people all in the running…bigger teams…bigger suspense…you just have no idea whose going to win. In Rivals II we knew who was going to come in first place…or at least knew who would be winning some money. I was just waiting for it to be over.

Congratulations CT and Wes…finally CT wins his first ever Challenge! Emily and Paula absolutely killed the entire season…I don’t think it was a fair pairing…they are two extremely strong contenders and it just doesn’t make sense for those two to be paired together…in comparison to other teams like Cooke and her original partner Naomi.

I am so curious as to what the next Challenge will be…I’m hoping for a Rookies VS Vets…we haven’t seen one in a while and now that we have more rookies it will definitely be a great platform for the drama to unfold.

1st PLACE

       CT and Wes    |    Emily and Paula

2nd PLACE

Johnny and Frank  |  Cooke and Cara

3rd PLACE

Marlon and Jordan   |   Jemmye and Camila

RIVALS II: Who Got Eliminated?

On last night’s episode of MTV’s Rivals II we said goodbye to Real World New Orleans cast members Knight and Preston. After falling into last place…Knight and Preston had no choice but to fight for their lives in the jungle. This was the last elimination for the guys so it was extremely important to win.

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Rookies Marlon and Jordan knew they would be facing Knight and Preston…they ended up ruining them in the final jungle. Great job for the rookies…they just won themselves a ticket to the final race.

The 3 teams for the guys are:
CT and Wes

Johnny and Frank

Marlon and Jordan

Next week is a girls elimination…at this point teams are so close to the final challenge nobody wants to go into a jungle. We’ll see how it goes down.

The 4 teams for the girls are:

Diem and Aneesa

Emily and Paula

Cooke and Cara

Jemmye and Camila

Tune in next week for what’s sure to be one of the best episodes of the season!

RIVALS II: Who Got Eliminated?

On this week’s episode of MTV’s The Challenge:Rivals II the girls were up for elimination. This is the point in the game where friendships and alliances are tested. We’re past the halfway mark…and there are only a few more teams to choose for eliminations. At this point, everyone is trying to stay out of the jungle…and just make it to the final challenge. Drama meter is boiling.

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Cara and Cooke are sent into the elimination round when they come in last place during the challenge. Cara can’t swim…and this proves to be fatal for their team…but no worries because these two girls are survivors and have come back a few times from elimination rounds.

After Jemmye and Camila win immunity…the guys are stuck deciding who to vote into the elimination round. It was the best week for J and C to win first place…most likely they would’ve been chosen. The guys don’t have any other choice but to choose Jonna and Nany. Jonna is furious with Frank because he had promised her he would never say her name in the game. But Jonna trusting Frank proves once again why she’s a ….you know what I won’t even say it. I just don’t get how anyone would even bother trusting Frank.

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In the elimination round Cara and Cooke are teamed up against Nany and Jonna. Teammates are blindfolded with a stick in a circle…they have to break the stick on their opponent by listening to the commands of their teammate on the sideline. Jonna isn’t loud enough and Nany can’t figure out where to go with the blindfold on her. Cooke and Cara win the first round. Second round, Jonna just stands there in the circle, she can’t even figure out where to go….this one’s in the books.

Jonna and Nany are eliminated.

Predictions:

I don’t even know how many teams are supposed to be in the final race but here are my names.

Guys

Johnny and Frank

CT and Wes

Marlon and Jordan

Girls

Emily and Paula

Diem and Aneesa

Cara and Cooke (I’m hopeful)

What are you guys thinking?

Real World 29: San Fran!

Real World has been renewed by MTV for the 29th season….are we surprised? Really though what would we do without our Real World/The Challenge fix? Resort to watching Big Brother?…no it doesn’t work like that.

Even if we are cray cray about The Real World fam…doesn’t mean everyone else is. Ratings in the last few seasons have been down…and some people are speculating this next season could be a make or break season. Here’s to hoping they change a few things in the house…spice it up a little…it’s been using the same format since it’s debut in 1992.

No word who will be in the cast…all we know is it’s going to be in San Francisco…and I’m excited about that. Last season was really lame, Portland…really though? Who cares about Portland?

The good news is The Challenge has a 50% higher rating than Real World…so we can definitely expect Bunim Murray to keep coming back with more seasons. Yay!

Here’s  a look back on some of the past Real World Seasons.

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RIVALS II: The Couples Quiz

Still recovering from last week’s bizarre elimination round, the roomies have all banded together in their quest to bring down Theresa. When did this girl become Pucket’s most hated?

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By innocently throwing away her vote for LeRoy, Theresa allowed Diem to effortlessly stir the pot, and when Diem’s final vote sent Leroy into eliminations, Theresa decides she can no longer trust ANYONE in the house. Girl, this isn’t a game of friendship, people are ready to attack and the fact that she was so surprised by Diem’s move, proves how little she knows about the challenge.

Moving on!…It’s a girl elimination week, which means the drama meters were boiling, especially because we’re halfway to the final challenge. TJ has a sneaky deaky challenge lined up, one that tests how well the rival teams know each other. One team member is tied up to a rope, suspended over the water ( as usual) and the other teammate has to answer questions, with the same answers their partner gave. Emily and Paula obviously killed the game like they always do, winning first place and winning immunity from eliminations.

Jemmye and Camilla were the first team to go down, so they automatically get sent to eliminations.  This game also added fire to the flame, as some questions asked team members who they thought was the fakest in the house? Or who needed the most attention in the house? The worst part was, if you answered wrong, you would’ve proven to the entire house what you thought of that person, then TJ named who your partner really chose …so now two people hate you in the house! It happened to Jemmye and Jonna, TJ asks Nany who Jonna thinks is fake in the house…and Jonna ends up saying  Jemmye. It was a big surprise for Jemmye, while she’s sitting on the side line, she flashes that ghetto girl grin like s**** about to go down NOLA style!

The guys have a laugh out of it, TJ asks CT which girl in the house is the trashiest…CT opts to not say anyone’s name and basically sends Wes into the waters. It was a very smart move on CT’s part.

Right away, Theresa is putting in work trying to get the rookie guys on her side. She asks them to vote in Diem and Aneesa, Jordan tells her that he has her back and they’re all good. After that, Jordan and Marlon are discussing their decision, when Johnny B overhears and decides to give them some words of advice. Obviously, the smartest choice would be to vote Theresa in because nobody wants her there. When TJ arrives, Jordan admits he promised Theresa one thing, but he’s going back on his word and voting for her anyways. Whatt’ya gonna do Theresa! This one’s for the books. Jasmine stands up before her name is even called…all like she’s ready for the battle, nothing can stop her, she always has the funniest walk when she knows she’s going into eliminations. TJ is quick to notice it and even asks her why she takes on a different attitude when she knows she could be going home. It’s so funny.

This elimination looked like fun, the two teams had to run on treadmills while throwing a ball across to their teammate, and then they had to dump the ball into a bin.  Looks easy but when you’re running your ass off..it becomes tricky. Oh and there’s a big muddy hole in the ground so if you fly off the treadmill…it’ll break the fall.

They seem to edit the eliminations the same, at first they make you think one team has it in the bag and then magically the other team wins. Jasmine and Theresa started off good, but when Jasmine takes a tumble…the momentum stops. Jemmye and Camilla end up winning…which is a good thing because we are all Team NOLA. But jasmine, you will be missed.

In the end, Jordan admits whatever feelings he has for Jonna are irrelevant because he’s trying to the win the big money. On the other side of the house, Nany is talking about Jonna and how she always needs a guy’s attention in her life, which sounds about right. Nany admits the reason her and Jonna are rivals are because of Jonna’s ex…Zach. There is a whole lot of drama behind these partners that the show doesn’t even show!

Thought you guys would like this CLICK on CT! 🙂

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RIVALS II: Bad Charades, Sucky Teammates

Last night was another crazy episode of MTV’s The Challenge Rivals II. Right off the start, Marlon’s sexuality is the topic of discussion, with Derek admitting they hooked up the first night in the pool. Derek wasn’t sure if anyone else knew Marlon was gay, so he didn’t want to tell anyone. Jordan, who was on the same season with Marlon, told the other guys, Marlon admitted to them that he was bisexual. This surprises the other guys because Marlon couldn’t be a more Alpha male type. During their charades game, Leroy passes up the opportunity to act out Marlon, because he doesn’t really know the rookie. Knight jumps up and decides to act out Marlon…only nobody finds it funny…and a fight breaks out.

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I love Knight, but sometimes he just acts like a 5-year old and doesn’t realize his actions are hurting other people. I don’t think it’s the right way to play the game, especially when you’re depending on the girls to vote for you. The fight breaks out between Marlon and Knight, and surprisingly Preston jumps in to save the day.

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Trishelle and Aneesa some how get into a verbal argument, Trishelle is literally a nut job and she decides to pack up her bags and leave! I actually didn’t think she would go through with it, but she walks out, doesn’t even say bye to anyone and leaves her partner alone. Sarah…who we love..but hasn’t had the best luck with partners is stuck wondering what her fate will be. TJ shows up, which is always bad news. He tells Sarah they don’t have another partner for her,  therefore she has to leave! How can this happen again!!!

SarahShe really is a great competitor, and it sucks to see her leave because of her partner’s decision, but I don’t think she would’ve made it to the end with Trishelle. Next time she’s on a show, they should have 3 back up partners for her!

Challenge day, and it is another crazy obstacle. Partners have to climb up a shaky ladder, above water, and slide themselves across two ropes. It’s shaky and hard to keep still with your partner moving along with you, if you fall into the water you have to start again.

Ct WesKnight and Preston came in last, they were the only team that couldn’t make it to the end. This time, it was actually Knight’s fault, once he fell, he couldn’t get back onto the rope in time, poor Preston was hanging there the whole damn time!

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No surprise, Emily and Paula came in first, Johnny B and Frank came in first for the guys. The girls ended up voting for Derek and Robb to face Knight and Preston in the elimination round.

Teams had to battle it out with sticks that they had to break on their opponents body. The only thing, they were blindfolded and had to follow the instructions of their teammate from the side line. Robb and Derek won the first round against Preston.

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Knight beat Derek for the second round, tying the game  up. For the final round, it was Robb vs Knight, and Knight came out of the woodwork to win this elimination for his team!

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We lost like four people in one episode, it was cray cray. In the end, Knight apologizes to Marlon for his actions. Marlon forgives him for now…and then hooks up with Nany! Oh Yeah!

 

 

MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals II

Nothing tops off a new season of MTV’s The Challenge, and this season is no different with cast mates being paired up with their ‘enemies’. It’s the second season of ‘Rivals’ in the past three years…and I’ll admit I was hoping for a Vet VS Rookie matchup instead. But whatevs, the season was off to a great start last night, we got see a lot of fake shocked faces when they realized who they’d be paired up against.

What do you guys think of the teams? I would’ve liked to see a Johnny/Wes match up, I think they have more drama than CT/Wes. Poor Dunbar, he’s had no luck the last few times he’s been out to play and you can tell he’s already given up when he finds out he’s paired up with Tyrie. Tyrie looks like he’d be a good competitor, but he usually fails at everything, and proves muscles don’t mean squat. Derek/Robb, I really like them both, separately..I don’t know how far they will last, they just don’t seem like a strong team. Okay, Knight/Preston- I’m so sick of these two being paired together, like we get it, we know Knight gets annoyed atPreston, I love Preston but gawd! He’s really bad in these challenges! I would’ve liked to see Knight with the other kid he hated from his season…what was his name?

Let me just say from now, Emily and Paula will win it for the girls. It will be a clean sweep, they are by far the strongest team, they have experience and strength…and compared to the other girls they’re just on another level. I think Jonna and Nany will go far…I hope Naomi/Cooke can figure their s*** out because Naomi is flipping’ entertaining to watch. Diem/Aneesa is a tricky one, I like them both, I hope they get far, I think the fact that they know most of the guys will keep them around for long. I’m honestly just happy Jasmine is back, when she gets in her ‘moods’ she has me on the floor dying of laughter.

For the guys, I’m hoping CT can finally win one, but in the past Wes is known to do some stupid s***…on the flip side he has won a challenge so maybe that’ll help. Zach and Trey are looking good so far, they won last night’s Challenge, giving them immunity for the elimination. They look good, Trey is super optimistic, he wants to prove himself and Zach just needs to make sure his hair doesn’t get in the way.

Last night’s episode ended off with a big bombshell, TJ tells the house that the girls will be deciding who goes into elimination for the guys, and the guys will decide for the girls. AKA all the alliances the guys/girls made with each other, are pointless. The girls decide on Robb and Derek against the last place Dunbar and Tyrie.

The best part of last night’s episode was CT and Diem, and I’m sure everyone felt the same. Even you Aneesa!! They’re like the ultimate love story that ever came out of one of these challenges, and hopefully this season we’ll get to see more of them.

Talk to me, Tweet to me what did you guys think of last night’s premiere?