Warning: Spoilers for the first episode of Riverdale below
What started out as a one time crossover between The Real World: Boston and Road Rules: Islands, has now become one of the most exciting reality competition shows on TV. The producers saw how high the ratings were for this small competition and decided to make a new spin-off show that would eventually be called the "Real World/Road Rules Challenge." The Challenge would pit former cast members from the popular show The Real World against cast members from its sister show, Road Rules. Over time the show has been opened up to cast members from the show "Are You the One?" as well as complete strangers on the seasons "Fresh Meat I & II." Over the course of 29 seasons, there have been hundreds of competitors on the show. Most of them have retired and live out normal everyday lives like the rest of us. However, some of them used The Challenge as a stepping stone for bigger and better things.
A few months ago I wrote an article about crazy Nickelodeon Facts. In the article, I mentioned how the Angry Beavers recorded a finale where Dag and Norb realized they were about to be cancelled and they proceeded to break the 4th wall. This had me wondering, is this the craziest thing we've ever seen from a series finale? Well I did some research and I discovered the answer is no, not even close. Now, when I say crazy moments, I don't mean how crazy the montage was at the end of Six Feet Under, even though that was, in my opinion, the greatest ending of any TV show. I mean crazy like having a children's show end with the main character about to be tortured...
The first video game I had for the SEGA Dreamcast was NBA 2K, the most realistic basketball video game at the time. Every sports game since then brags about how realistic it is, and as the years go on the game gets more and more lifelike. But there's something fun about breaking away from that, sometimes realistic is stale. I was always a big fan of video games that were deemed "unrealistic" and frankly, I prefer those games to Madden and NBA 2K. Some of my friends that are die hard sports fans said these games were a disgrace to the sport. Those friends were wrong. Just because you like playing a realistic (read boring) baseball game and I like playing baseball with fire and punching, doesn't make one game necessarily better than the other. For those of you who are fans of these so called disgraces, here's the 5 best unrealistic sports video games.
Every episode of The Powerpuff Girls begins with the same introduction sequence, “Sugar, spice, and everything nice. These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little girls but Professor Utonium accidentally added an extra ingredient to the concoction -- Chemical X. Thus, the Powerpuff Girls were born using their ultra-super powers. Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup have dedicated their lives to fighting crime and the forces of evil.”
If you have never seen an episode of House M.D., then you are missing true TV brilliance. House M.D. has incredible writing and acting and is worth watching just for Hugh Laurie's portrayal of Dr. House. The one criticism I always hear about House M.D. is how unrealistic it is. Virtually every episode ends with House figuring out what rare disease is killing his patient. House only deals with rare diseases and in the first episode his employee, Dr. Foreman, says "first year of medical school: If you hear hoofbeats, you think horses, not zebras." What separates House from other doctors is that he only deals with Zebras, all his cases have some element that makes them unique. The problem with having 177 unique diseases is that sometimes you need to stretch the truth a little. However, sometimes even the craziest illnesses are 100% real and here are some of the weirdest ones.