DanteGabriel Posted April 9, 2021 Author Share Posted April 9, 2021 (edited) On 4/8/2021 at 4:24 PM, Whiskeyjack said: I'd definitely like to watch it, but yeah - totally agree with both of you. Don't want to subscribe to Paramount+ (I think its on that) just for this (and Champions League soccer is on there too, I guess). Heh, you're right. I said Discovery+ because I get inundated with ads for them. I guess we watch too much HGTV. Quote And the cast they ended up getting is a huge letdown. I saw Mark Long talking about getting people together for an OGs show, and when it was originally being discussed the potential cast list was pretty exciting. I didn't pay attention to it in the months after that, but somehow it morphed from getting all of the old elite players together into this group, which is super underwhelming. Its a huge miss by them. The only people who I'd call All-Stars are Mark, Alton, Darrell, and Derrick among the men, and Ruthie, Kendal, and maybe KellyAnne among the women. And some of those are stretching it - not sure Kendal even competed in more than 1-2 seasons. There are a few others I wouldn't mind seeing, just because they're really old school like Yes and Laterrian. But would have strongly preferred a real All-Star competition. So I went down the rabbit hole reading about this show and found this entertaining article: https://www.eonline.com/news/1254770/the-challenge-all-stars-why-these-24-ogs-didnt-return It talks about some of the reasons various people didn't come on for All-Stars and revisits a ton of people, often with current photographs. Ev and Paula are in there. As one might suspect, a lot of them have just moved on to regular productive lives and don't have time for the Challenge. Veronica said the fee they were paying wasn't worth her leaving her life and traveling during a pandemic. Other interesting bits: some alternates were on site for All-Stars but didn't come in. The one I remembered most was Cohutta, so not exactly the heaviest hitters. And they're talking about having more All-Stars seasons, so maybe the plan is to have a few OGs in each season. I still don't think we'll see Bananas again. Quote Yeah I was kind of surprised that Leroy didn't step up. I get that he didn't want to be eliminated right before the final, but the point is to win, right? That last elimination basically came down to a choice of either (1) risk going home, but if you win then you get to team up with Kaycee, or (2) stay safe but you're with Nany or Amber. Since the ultimate goal is to win the final, think the right strategic move there is to do everything you can to stay with Kaycee. I know he's friends with Nany and she's okay in some things, but I don't think she's even close to being on the same level overall. It's true, Nany is no Kaycee, but I guess he feels pretty good about being with her. I knew he thought of her like a sister and I'd forgotten they were on a Real World season together. I suppose Leroy didn't want to risk going out right before the final, again, like what happened to Aneesa. Maybe in retrospect he should have asked for the house vote to be Kyle and then have Kam throw him in. But still a risk. What Leroy has got going for him is that Kam is a good physical competitor and smarter than probably the rest of the women (Jesus that match challenge was tough to watch), and so they have decent odds of at least one of them winning. Quote The thing I'm wondering is if he's maybe making a bet on there being no teams in the final? Would be a twist if they separate everyone, either for the whole thing or halfway through after eliminating one team. I could see it maybe happening, and honestly I think I'd probably favor that over sticking with the teams. I know the whole season has been with everyone paired up, and I've liked it a lot, especially with all of the backstabbing and partner switching. It was a great concept and I hope they continue with similar mechanics in the future. But in the final.....tend to prefer people sinking or swimming on their own merit. I'm also probably a bit biased, because I can't stand Fessy and don't want him to win with Kaycee. Cheering for Leroy or Corey among the guys, and Kam among the girls. I wouldn't be surprised if the teams got broken up or shaken up in the final. TJ keeps telling them nothing is as it seems. I am sure there'll be a twist in the final. I'm all in on Kam or Leroy winning. I have nothing against Nany or Corey. I didn't like that Kaycee had planned to jump to Fessy at the end. Loyalty to Leroy would have been more admirable. So I hope Fessy shits himself in the final. On 4/8/2021 at 4:27 PM, Whiskeyjack said: Oh one more thing. Kyle was hilarious this season. He's so much better without the Cara Maria + Paulie drama. I'm glad Kam didn't screw over Corey. But sucks that Kyle ended up in the crosshairs and that he went out with an injury (though he probably didn't have a chance against Fessy in Hall Brawl regardless.....he got destroyed on that first run through). Kyle grew on me this season, definitely. It's amazing how quickly Cara Maria went from someone I rooted for to someone I couldn't stand to see any more, and it was exacerbated by how huffy she got that Kyle wanted to sleep around, and then Paulie coming into it... I don't like him at all. Yappy and not as tough or athletic as he thinks. Edited April 9, 2021 by DanteGabriel Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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