Inside Pulse » reality TV http://insidepulse.com A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:53:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse no A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse » reality TV http://insidepulse.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://insidepulse.com Throwback Thursday: Tough Enough Season 1 http://insidepulse.com/2015/01/22/throwback-thursday-tough-enough-season-1/ http://insidepulse.com/2015/01/22/throwback-thursday-tough-enough-season-1/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:00:12 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=5008414 tbt

Who among us didn’t watch, excitedly and (perhaps) with jealousy as the first group of Tough Enough participants graced our screens for the first time? At the time I was a pre-teen and insanely jealous of the participants ability to even be old enough to submit videos, let alone be chosen for the house. (Add in being trained by Jackie, Al Snow and Tazz…color me green with jealousy.)

At first glance, with the participants selected, I had the following people pegged as follows:

  • Bobbie Jo Anderson – at best she’d be good for some drama in the house and, at worst, she’d weasel her way into the contract and screw over the other women who deserved it more. She left when she realized she had no heart, which I was grateful for, I would’ve hated for her to get to the end only to fizzle out.
  • Chris Nifong – an adorable but somewhat asshole guy who might have been in the business to get laid (despite Christian upbringing, see hot-tub flirtations with Nidia.)
  • Christopher Nowinski – one of my top picks for the guys. Had a wrestling background, just enough confidence and a good look for the company.
  • Darryl Cross – I cheered for him at first but as the episodes went on and he acted more immature than I was at the age of watching this, I couldn’t wait for him to leave.
  • Greg Whitmoyer – My #1 pick. He had the look, the body, the intelligence for it. I wanted him to win so much but alas…
  • Jason Dayberry – a great body but I doubted him from day 1. He seemed into it but he didn’t have the same reactions as everyone else when they stepped into the ring and started learning. It was a challenge for him. Not a career.
  • Josh Lomberger – be still my beating heart, I’ve always loved an underdog! I wanted Josh to win if Greg didn’t. I was wrong twice.
  • Maven Huffman – originally I could see he wanted the contract, and was ready to put in the work. I liked him but wasn’t cheering him on as much as Greg and Josh. Boy was I wrong, good thing I didn’t place any bets.
  • Nidia Guenard – Hilarious conversation with Jackie in the ring on day one. Definitely one of the women I wanted to win, especially as the season came to a close.
  • Paulina Thomas – I felt bad for Paulina the second she hit her knee mud wrestling. As I’ve said, I love underdogs, and because of her injury I wanted Paulina to make a huge comeback but maybe, in the end, it all worked out the way it should.
  • Shadrick McGee – made no impression on me. Great body and athletic ability but he was just kind of…”there.” Sorry, Shadrick, maybe your lack of presence hurt your chances.
  • Taylor Matheny – she had the look and confidence of a diva and I was glad to see her make it to the end. Definitely someone I would’ve enjoyed seeing on TV more.
  • Victoria Tabor – I thought she would be the toughest of the women, being a stunt double should have worked in her favor. However, I respect that she left when she knew it wasn’t right to stay, when her heart wasn’t in it.

A lot of my picks were wrong, and a few people grew on me over the season, but let’s face it, any of us who wanted to work for the WWE, even if just for a moment, wished we could have traded places with any of the above contestants.
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The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons – Episode 4 Review – We Are Challenged Podcast http://insidepulse.com/2012/10/15/the-challenge-battle-of-the-seasons-episode-4-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/10/15/the-challenge-battle-of-the-seasons-episode-4-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/#comments Tue, 16 Oct 2012 02:32:34 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=314926 Welcome back to the second season of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV’s The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. In the fourth episode of Battle of the Seasons we get a new Challenge villain and a budding couple are forced to face off in the arena…

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @wearechallenged and be sure to email any questions or comments to us at wearechallenged@gmail.com.
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http://insidepulse.com/2012/10/15/the-challenge-battle-of-the-seasons-episode-4-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/feed/ 0 Welcome back to the second season of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. In the fourth episode of Battle of the Seasons we get a new Challenge villain and a budding ... Welcome back to the second season of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. In the fourth episode of Battle of the Seasons we get a new Challenge villain and a budding couple are forced to face off in the arena... Make sure to follow us on Twitter @wearechallenged and be sure to email any questions or comments to us at wearechallenged@gmail.com. Inside Pulse no 36:13
The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons – Episode 3 Review – We Are Challenged Podcast http://insidepulse.com/2012/10/08/the-challenge-battle-of-the-seasons-episode-3-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/10/08/the-challenge-battle-of-the-seasons-episode-3-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/#comments Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:49:47 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=313684 Welcome back to the second season of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV’s The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. In the third episode of Battle of the Seasons we see how one showmance can lead to complications between teammates and we see another potential showmance grow.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @wearechallenged and be sure to email any questions or comments to us at wearechallenged@gmail.com.
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http://insidepulse.com/2012/10/08/the-challenge-battle-of-the-seasons-episode-3-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/feed/ 0 Welcome back to the second season of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. In the third episode of Battle of the Seasons we see how one showmance can lead to complicat... Welcome back to the second season of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. In the third episode of Battle of the Seasons we see how one showmance can lead to complications between teammates and we see another potential showmance grow. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @wearechallenged and be sure to email any questions or comments to us at wearechallenged@gmail.com. Inside Pulse no 34:22
The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons – Episode 2 Review – We Are Challenged Podcast http://insidepulse.com/2012/10/03/the-challenge-battle-of-the-seasons-episode-2-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/10/03/the-challenge-battle-of-the-seasons-episode-2-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/#comments Wed, 03 Oct 2012 04:31:19 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=313273 Welcome back to the second season of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV’s The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. In the second episode of Battle of the Seasons we learn where the teams fall in terms of alliances and we see our first team say goodbye.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @wearechallenged and be sure to email any questions or comments to us at wearechallenged@gmail.com.
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http://insidepulse.com/2012/10/03/the-challenge-battle-of-the-seasons-episode-2-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/feed/ 0 Welcome back to the second season of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. In the second episode of Battle of the Seasons we learn where the teams fall in terms of all... Welcome back to the second season of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. In the second episode of Battle of the Seasons we learn where the teams fall in terms of alliances and we see our first team say goodbye. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @wearechallenged and be sure to email any questions or comments to us at wearechallenged@gmail.com. Inside Pulse no 29:41
The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons – Episode 1 Review – We Are Challenged Podcast http://insidepulse.com/2012/09/25/the-challenge-battle-of-the-seasons-episode-1-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/09/25/the-challenge-battle-of-the-seasons-episode-1-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/#comments Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:10:01 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=312501 Welcome back to the second season of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV’s The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. It’s been a few months but we are back and excited for the upcoming season, we had a few technical hiccups in the first episode but we promise to get them sorted out before next week.

This week we look at what happened in the first episode of Battle of the Seasons and discuss what we think about this year’s format and the teams that were chosen to participate. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @wearechallenged and be sure to email any questions or comments to us at wearechallenged@gmail.com.
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http://insidepulse.com/2012/09/25/the-challenge-battle-of-the-seasons-episode-1-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/feed/ 0 Welcome back to the second season of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. It's been a few months but we are back and excited for the upcoming season, Welcome back to the second season of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. It's been a few months but we are back and excited for the upcoming season, we had a few technical hiccups in the first episode but we promise to get them sorted out before next week. This week we look at what happened in the first episode of Battle of the Seasons and discuss what we think about this year's format and the teams that were chosen to participate. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @wearechallenged and be sure to email any questions or comments to us at wearechallenged@gmail.com. Inside Pulse no 53:27
Just Seen It TV: Reality Roundup – Shark Tank, America’s Next Top Model and The Real Housewives [Video] http://insidepulse.com/2012/06/18/just-seen-it-tv-reality-roundup-shark-tank-americas-next-top-model-and-the-real-housewives-video/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/06/18/just-seen-it-tv-reality-roundup-shark-tank-americas-next-top-model-and-the-real-housewives-video/#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2012 20:15:50 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=302883 Our first look at reality TV! Teresa talks about her favorite – Shark Tank, one that's got away – America's Next Top Model, and one to throw back – The Real Housewives. Shark Tank – ABC Created and Produced by Mark Burnett. Starring Robert Herjavec, Kevin O'Leary, Daymond John, and Barbara Corcoran. America's Next Top Model – Bravo Created and produced. by Tyra Banks, Ken Mok, and Kenya Barris. Starring Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House and Tyra Banks. The Real Housewives – Bravo Created and produced by Scott Dunlop. Starring Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney and Gretchen Rossi.



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The Challenge: Battle of the Exes – Reunion Episode Review – We Are Challenged Podcast http://insidepulse.com/2012/04/08/the-challenge-battle-of-the-exes-reunion-episode-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/04/08/the-challenge-battle-of-the-exes-reunion-episode-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/#comments Sun, 08 Apr 2012 13:03:47 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=295562 Welcome back to another episode of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV’s The Challenge: Battle of the Exes.

This week we look at the reunion episode, while discussing the season as a whole and what we want from future Challenge seasons. This is our last podcast of this season, but keep following us on Twitter @wearechallenged as we may check back in with The Real World: St. Thomas from time to time. And be sure to email any questions or comments to us at wearechallenged@gmail.com.
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http://insidepulse.com/2012/04/08/the-challenge-battle-of-the-exes-reunion-episode-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/feed/ 0 Welcome back to another episode of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Exes. - This week we look at the reunion episode, while discussing the season as a whole and what we w... Welcome back to another episode of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Exes. This week we look at the reunion episode, while discussing the season as a whole and what we want from future Challenge seasons. This is our last podcast of this season, but keep following us on Twitter @wearechallenged as we may check back in with The Real World: St. Thomas from time to time. And be sure to email any questions or comments to us at wearechallenged@gmail.com. Inside Pulse no 47:39
The Challenge: Battle of the Exes – Episode 10 Review – We Are Challenged Podcast http://insidepulse.com/2012/04/02/the-challenge-battle-of-the-exes-episode-10-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/04/02/the-challenge-battle-of-the-exes-episode-10-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2012 18:28:38 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=295036 Welcome back to another episode of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV’s The Challenge: Battle of the Exes.

This week we look at the last episode of the season as well as The S#!@ They Should Have Shown. We get the final insane challenged in Iceland where there was a back-and-forth battle to decide the winners. We also discuss the various pranks, ninja wars and public sex that MTV decided to hold back from the regular part of the season.

This will be our second last podcast of this season. Check back next week when we discuss the reunion episode, where things are bound to get crazy.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @wearechallenged and email any questions or comments to us at wearechallenged@gmail.com.
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http://insidepulse.com/2012/04/02/the-challenge-battle-of-the-exes-episode-10-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/feed/ 0 Welcome back to another episode of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Exes. - This week we look at the last episode of the season as well as The S#!@ They Should Have Shown. Welcome back to another episode of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Exes. This week we look at the last episode of the season as well as The S#!@ They Should Have Shown. We get the final insane challenged in Iceland where there was a back-and-forth battle to decide the winners. We also discuss the various pranks, ninja wars and public sex that MTV decided to hold back from the regular part of the season. This will be our second last podcast of this season. Check back next week when we discuss the reunion episode, where things are bound to get crazy. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @wearechallenged and email any questions or comments to us at wearechallenged@gmail.com. Inside Pulse no 47:22
The Challenge: Battle of the Exes – Episode 9 Review – We Are Challenged Podcast http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/25/the-challenge-battle-of-the-exes-episode-9-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/25/the-challenge-battle-of-the-exes-episode-9-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/#comments Sun, 25 Mar 2012 15:18:14 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=294025 Welcome back to another episode of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV’s The Challenge: Battle of the Exes.

This week we look at the ninth episode of the season. We get the final dome of the season, where Mark and Robin battle Johnny and Camila to determine who will be the third team in the final challenge. Epic, legendary…it was awesome. Then we head off to Iceland, where surprise, surprise its cold!

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @wearechallenged and email any questions or comments to us at wearechallenged@gmail.com.
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http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/25/the-challenge-battle-of-the-exes-episode-9-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/feed/ 0 Welcome back to another episode of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Exes. - This week we look at the ninth episode of the season. We get the final dome of the season, Welcome back to another episode of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Exes. This week we look at the ninth episode of the season. We get the final dome of the season, where Mark and Robin battle Johnny and Camila to determine who will be the third team in the final challenge. Epic, legendary...it was awesome. Then we head off to Iceland, where surprise, surprise its cold! Make sure to follow us on Twitter @wearechallenged and email any questions or comments to us at wearechallenged@gmail.com. Inside Pulse no 32:20
The Challenge: Battle of the Exes – Episode 8 Review – We Are Challenged Podcast http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/17/the-challenge-battle-of-the-exes-episode-8-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/17/the-challenge-battle-of-the-exes-episode-8-review-we-are-challenged-podcast/#comments Sat, 17 Mar 2012 17:18:52 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=293285 Welcome back to another episode of the We are Challenged podcast where Liz and Matt dish on everything related to MTV’s The Challenge: Battle of the Exes.

This week we look at the eighth episode of the season. Ty and Emily have recovered from last week’s controversy and the final four teams battle to be the last power couple of the season.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @wearechallenged and email any questions or comments to us at wearechallenged@gmail.com.
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