I'm not sure what my favorite ongoing reality series is, but in the top 3 would have to be The Real L Word on Showtime, Bachelor Pad, and of course, The Real World/Road World Challenge on MTV.
This show has morphed from a little Battle of the Network Stars type experiment involving cast members from The Real World and Road Rules, into the entire reason those shows even exist. Now they are a mere farm system for The Challenge.
Part of what sets this show apart is that the "stars" are reality show careerists. They have no other lives but this show, and desperately need the money to survive until the next season. Making matters even more difficult, they blow their cash on drugs and boob jobs. So you don't have to worry about them not bringing it.
Imagine the Olympics if the contestants were encouraged to take steroids and fuck each other. That's the beauty of The Challenge.
There are 2 drawbacks to this season: No Kenny, and no big beautiful, incredibly handsome and beefy Zach.
A Zach vs. CT matchup is the Mayweather/Pacquiao of The Challenge. Two monsters going at it.
But it was not to be. I'm hoping cooler heads will prevail and that happens at some point.
On the plus side, CT is in the building this year. As is Dustin, the straight guy who used to do gay porn. He has to team up with the girl he went out with until she found out he used to suck wieners on camera.
They're a team because it's the "Battle of the Exes". It's pretty easy to pull off because everyone on this show has had sex with everyone else at some point. The CDC should probably be aware of this situation because they're probably creating some kind of super strain of herpes. If an epidemic does break out in America, I wouldn't be surprised if Paula is patient zero.
Wes is back after his embarrassing performance in last year's finale, where Kenny had to carry him on his back up a mountain. Johnny Bananas is back as well, fresh off his lawsuit against Entourage over the name Johnny Bananas.
Overall, it's shaping up to be an enjoyable season and I encourage you to get on board.