Hunter, on 06 February 2013 - 09:21 AM, said:
Unrelated to this episode, thanks to your interviews with Frank and Dave Holmes, I decided to watch the latest season of the Challenge. I ended up watching the whole thing in 2 days. Is there another season you guys would recommend? MTV has full seasons on their website going back to The Gauntlet 3.
can't totally remember where gauntlet 3 fell, so i'm just gonna rattle off some fav seasons. lotta good ones. Duel 2 is an absolute classic. It opens with CT's famous meltdown where he threatens to eat a person's head. The Island was the season where they ripped off Survivor and it established a lot of dynamics that held up all the way through last season. The Ruins is an extremely lopsided competition which is less fun, but Wes is trying to make his own team lose for the first few eps and Brad gets punched in the face, so it still has good moments.
After you have seen a few of the older ones with Kenny and Wes, you have to watch Fresh Meat 2. Don't watch it first because you will have no context for the rivalry, but that was probably the purest case of two solid alliances pitted against each other with real hatred behind them and the way it unfolded was great.
honestly, though, it is one of my favorite shows ever, so i like them all.