I hate to say it, but I am ADDICTED to the MTV show The Challenge. I don't have cable, but they have a lot of the seasons on Hulu and I have been straight devouring them these last few weeks. I used to watch it years ago when the first ones came on (circa 2000), but then MTV wasn't cool anymore, so I stopped watching and now I'm older and don't care what's cool and I'm catching up.
Does anyone else watch this show?
It's the best -- they basically get a bunch of really hot, narcissistic people (usually from The Real World, which is also pretty great) together in a house filled with booze then make them do all sorts of athletic competitions. Most of these people aren't athletes so hilarity always ensues. Each episode people are taken off either by voting or one-on-one competition until there are only a handful left and then they have the biggest competition of the season which is usually an obstacle course that takes a full day and it's filled with endurance tests, puzzles, feats of strength, etc. It's awesome.
The best part about it is the characters. They recycle characters through seasons, so you get to know them pretty well. And it's the type of show where after you watch it, you immediately forget about it, so every time you start a new season and see the cast members that are in this current season you're like, "Oh yeah! I remember that guy! I like that guy!" or, "Oh, I remember that girl. She's nuts. She's gonna be a problem. Nice boobs tho." Alliances are always created and backstabbing always occurs. It's so great. These people literally give every ounce of whatever self-respect they have for themselves for the chance to win a paltry sum of money. They're all dumb asses. And they get HAMMERED. I mean just trashed. Vomiting, black out drunk unconsciousness. They usually get naked, hook up, you know, the whole nine. These are adults. Some of them are pushing 40, but they act like complete children when they get together. And there are always fist fights. Most of the dudes are just complete meatheads at the peak of their steroid cycle, so they're always a hairsbreadth away from flying off the handle and getting into a dust up. And everyone on this show thinks they're a genius. They think they're the smartest person, not just in this house, but IN THE WORLD. They constantly make remarks like, "So and so can't compete with me. He's not smart enough!" and it's said while they're shirtless showing off some of the worst tattoos you will ever see. Oh, and if it's your first challenge, you're a rookie, so you get treated like crap. You're always voted in to the one-on-one competitions and anytime you try and voice your opinion, one of the veterans says something like, "What do you know? You're just a rookie!" It's the best. Nobody respects anyone. All the women are backstabbing mean girls who sometimes even give their bodies if it means they can get on someones good side and avoid getting put into a one-on-one, and all the men are pretty much the worst type of men in the world. And for 10 hour-long episodes, you get to see these people make COMPLETE ASSES OUT OF THEMSELVES!
Please tell me there are other fans of this show? No, I'm the only one?