Opposite Worlds

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Opposite Worlds
Opposite Worlds Logo.png
Genre Reality competition
Created by Sergio Nakasone
Directed by Hans van Riet
Presented by Luke Tipple
Country of origin United States
Chile (Franchise)
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Production
Executive producer(s) Curtis Colden
Running time 43 minutes
Release
Original network Syfy
Picture format (HDTV) (2014)
Original release January 21 (2014-01-21) – February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)
Chronology
Related shows Mundos Opuestos
External links
Website

Opposite Worlds was an American reality game show that premiered on January 21, 2014 on the cable channel Syfy. The show previously aired on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with the latter being a live elimination episode. The format of the reality game show was based on the successful Chilean series Mundos Opuestos (2012–13) on the cable channel Canal 13. The series revolved around a group of strangers living in a house that was divided by a "future" and "past" theme. The contestants were divided into two teams, and competed in weekly challenges to determine where they would live. One contestant, known as the Decider, selected two contestants to compete in a challenge, with the loser being eliminated from the game. The winner of the series, determined after six weeks, would win a $100,000 prize. The series was hosted by Luke Tipple.

History[edit]

The Chilean series Mundos Opuestos first premiered in January 2012, and featured a total of thirty-two contestants who were both celebrities and non-celebrities, including Richard Rubin of Beauty and the Geek.[1][2] The series proved to be an early success, and editions for Turkey, Mexico, and the United States were later announced to be in the works.[3][4] The series was first announced in October 2013, and was slated for a January 2014 release.[5] The series officially launched on January 21, 2014.[6] The first season ended on February 26, 2014 and as of February 2018, a second season has not been announced.

In a Tweet dated 3/1/2015[7] the host, Luke Tipple, confirmed the show was canceled.

Format[edit]

Opposite Worlds is a game show in which a group of contestants lived in isolation from the outside world in a custom built "house", constantly under video surveillance. The house was divided by a "future" (luxurious Space Age) and "past" (primitive Stone Age) theme, with a glass wall dividing the two areas.[8] The contestants were divided into two teams, and participated in a weekly "Worldly Challenge" to determine which area the teams will stay; the winning team was given the option to live in the future or the past.[9] The two teams later selected one of their own to be "protected" for the week, thus are not able to be eliminated that week. The viewers then voted for one of the two protected contestants to become the "Decider", who would then select one player from each team to face off in "The Duel of Destiny".[10] The loser of the duel would be eliminated from the competition.[11] The series also featured a "Twitter Popularity Index" (TPI), which was used to determine the popularity of each contestant; the most popular contestant received a reward, while the least popular received a punishment.[8]

Though the show was hosted by Tipple, the house also featured an electronic voice, Athena, who communicated with those in the "future" area of the house.

Season details[edit]

Season Launch date Finale date Days Contestants Winner Prize money Average viewers
(millions)
Episodes
Opposite Worlds (season 1) January 21, 2014 February 26, 2014 42
14
Frank Sansonetti $100,000 TBA 12

Development[edit]

The series is based on the Chilean reality series Mundos Opuestos, which premiered in 2012.[12] The Chilean edition featured a mixture of celebrity contestants and non-celebrities, including Richard Rubin of Beauty and the Geek.[13][14] In October 2012, it was confirmed that SyFy had picked up the rights to air the series for twelve episodes for a total of six weeks.[15] Mark Stern, president of content over SyFy, said the series "has become an absolute phenomenon [...] This groundbreaking, edgy program is a remarkable television experiment transporting the audience and the contestants into starkly opposite worlds, simultaneously."[16] The series was executive produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic, Adam Kaloustian and Curtis Colden for Eyeworks USA.[17] Casting for the series was done both online and through casting calls, with applicants being able to submit videos to SyFy or to appear at a casting call.[18][19] It was noted that eight out of the original twelve contestants were from California, while three of the potential four contestants were from California as well.[20] Wyatt, JR, Frank, and Charles were the only contestants who submitted their applications online.[21]

It was announced on January 9, 2014 that Luke Tipple would host the series.[22] Tipple had previously been on television series' for networks such as The CW and the Discovery Channel.[23] The contestants entered the house on January 16, 2014.[24] The cast was revealed on January 14, 2014.[20] Contestants Danielle Pascente and Jeffry Calle were the youngest contestants at age 25;[25][26] Wyatt Werneth was the oldest at age 47.[27] Rachel Lara is a working actress and starred in Lionsgate's thriller movie, 'Killer Holiday', and had previously been a character model for Capcom's' 'Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City' video game,[28] while Charles Haskins joined the Marines at the age of 19.[29] Jesse Wilson had previously appeared on the reality series Love in the Wild (2012).[30] Aside from the original twelve contestants, an additional four contestants were revealed to be potential contestants, with the public deciding which two should enter the game.[31] The two contestants selected entered the house at a later date.[32]

Opposite Worlds aired on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on the SyFy network.[33] The Wednesday episode of the series was announced to be live, making it the first SyFy series to air live episodes.[34] The show was simulcasted in Canada on Bell Media's Space channel. In addition they hold the rights to produce a local edition of the show.[35]

Contestants[edit]

ContestantI Original Team Team Switch Teams Dissolved Finish
Charles Haskins[36]
39, Military Reserve/Youth Boxing Coach, New York City, NY
Epoch 14th Place
Day 5
Rachel Lara[37]
27, Movie Actress, Professional Gamer/Multimedia Personality, Sherman Oaks, CA
Chronos 13th Place
Day 7
Wyatt Werneth[38]
47, Military/Public Safety Diving Specialist, Cocoa Beach, FL
Epoch 12th Place
Day 14
Angela Lima[39]
34, VP at Vegan Food Company, Minneapolis, MN
Epoch 11th Place
Day 21
Danielle Pascente[36]
25, Sports Model/Personal Trainer, Phoenix, AZ
Chronos Chronos 10th Place
Day 28
Steve DiCarlo1
24, Journalist, Burnt Hills, NY
Epoch Epoch 9th Place
Day 29
Mercy Ukpolo1
25, Operations Manager, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Chronos Chronos 7th/8th Place
Day 35
Jesse Wilson[36]
34, Model/Photographer, Knights Ferry, CA
Chronos Chronos 7th/8th Place
Day 35
Lisette Resille[36]
32, Registered Nurse, Tucson, AZ
Chronos Chronos Individuals 5th/6th Place
Day 36
Lauren Schwab[36]
27, Fulcrum Adventures Instructor, Valley Center, KS
Epoch Epoch Individuals 5th/6th Place
Day 36
Samm Murphy[36]
28, Medical Supplies Distributor, Jacksonville, FL
Epoch Epoch Individuals 4th Place
Day 42
Jeffry Calle[36]
25, Non-profit Coordinator, Suffern, NY
Chronos Chronos Individuals 3rd Place
Day 42
J.R. Cook[36]
28, Attorney, Knoxville, TN
Epoch Epoch Individuals 2nd Place
Day 42
Frank Sansonetti[36]
33, Firefighter, Staten Island, NY
Chronos Epoch Individuals Winner
Day 42

In addition four more potential cast members were revealed for a public vote. The two players with the most votes will move into the house in time for the January 21 taped episode.[24]

Name Age[I] Occupation Hometown
Kevin 38 Personal Trainer Monroe, NY
Mercy 25 Operations Manager Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Natela 30 Jewelry Sales Sochi, Russia
Steve 24 Journalist and actor Burnt Hills, NY

Notes[edit]

^[I] Contestant's age at the start of the season.

  • ^Note 1 Players were chosen by the public to move into the house.
  • ^Note 2 Charles broke his leg during the first worldy challenge and therefore could no longer compete in the show.

Summary[edit]

On Day 1, the original twelve players entered the house in two groups; Danielle, Frank, Jeffry, Jesse, Lisette, and Rachel formed the Chronos team, and lived in the future area while Angela, Charles, JR, Lauren, Samm, and Wyatt formed the Epoch team in the past area.[40] The following day, the contestants competed in the first Worldly Challenge, which saw the contestants facing off on a platform attempting to knock one another off using stun guns.[41] During the competition, Charles broke his leg and Lauren broke her finger and sprained her wrist.[42] Though Lauren returned to the game that night, Charles remained outside of the house.[43][44] Chronos won the competition after it came down to a tie-breaker round, and chose to remain in the future area. On Day 3, Lisette and JR were chosen to be the two protected contestants.[45] On Day 7, It was revealed J.R. won The Decider with 90% of the vote. J.R. decided to put in Angela and Rachel in The Duel in which Angela won.[45]

Game history[edit]

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Final
Worldly
Challenge
Winners
Chronos Chronos Chronos Epoch Chronos Frank
JR
JR none
Protected Lisette Frank Danielle Jesse Jeffry none Frank none
JR Lauren Samm JR Lauren
The Decider JR Lauren Samm JR none Lauren Frank
JR
none none
Duel
Nominees
Rachel Jesse Frank Danielle none Jesse none none none
Mercy
Angela Wyatt Angela Steve Frank
Samm
Frank Safe Protected
(7%)
Nominated Safe Safe Nominated Co-Decider Protected Winner
JR The Decider
(>90%)
Safe Safe The Decider
(>93%)
Safe Safe Co-Decider Won Quiz Runner Up
Jeffry Safe Safe Safe Safe Protected
(>14%)
Chosen Lost Quiz Eliminated
(Day 42)
Samm Safe Safe The Decider
(86%)
Safe Safe Nominated Chosen Lost Quiz Eliminated
(Day 42)
Lauren Safe The Decider
(93%)
Safe Safe Protected The Decider
(<86%)
Not Chosen 4 Eliminated
(Day 36)
Lisette Protected
(<10%)
Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Not Chosen 4 Eliminated
(Day 36)
Jesse Safe Nominated Safe Protected
(<7%)
Safe Nominated Eliminated
(Day 35)
Mercy Not in
House
Safe Safe Safe Safe Nominated Eliminated
(Day 35)
Steve Not in
House
Safe Safe Nominated Voted Out 3 Eliminated
(Day 29)
Danielle Safe Safe Protected
(14%)
Nominated Eliminated
(Day 28)
Angela Nominated Safe Nominated Eliminated
(Day 21)
Wyatt Safe Nominated Eliminated
(Day 14)
Rachel Nominated Eliminated
(Day 7)
Charles Evacuated
(Day 5)
Rewarded none JR Lauren Jesse Lauren Lauren none
Punished Jeffry Jesse Jeffry Jeffry Lisette

Notes[edit]

  •      Represents Team Chronos
  •      Represents Team Epoch
  • ^Note 3 After losing the challenge Team Epoch had to vote someone off. They voted off Steve.
  • ^Note 4 After winning the challenge, each of the two winners pick another to continue as well, effectively removing the two unpicked players.

References[edit]

  1. ^ LUN.COM Mobile
  2. ^ Banijay - News
  3. ^ www.canalrcnmsn.com | Nuestra Tele Archived 2013-12-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ 'Opposite Worlds': Past vs. Future Reality Show Coming to SyFy - TheWrap
  5. ^ Syfy Greenlights Interactive Competition Reality Series 'Opposite Worlds' - Deadline.com
  6. ^ SALINGER On PBS’ AMERICAN MASTERS!! The Premieres Of Syfy’s OPPOSITE WORLDS!! - Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news
  7. ^ Tweet dated 3/1/2015 from Luke Tipple regarding shows status
  8. ^ a b "Opposite Worlds FAQ - Opposite Worlds - FAQ". syfy.com. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  9. ^ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=206535602870254&set=a.182941905229624.1073741828.179048675618947&type=1&theater
  10. ^ "About - Opposite Worlds - Syfy". syfy.com. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  11. ^ What to Watch Tonight: Justified, The Mindy Project, and the Series Premiere of Syfy's Opposite Worlds - TV.com
  12. ^ "Opposite Worlds moves East to Turkey, Croatia and MENA". Banijay International. May 29, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  13. ^ LUN.COM Mobile
  14. ^ www.canalrcnmsn.com | Nuestra Tele Archived 2013-12-17 at the Wayback Machine.
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  16. ^ 'Opposite Worlds': Past vs. Future Reality Show Coming to SyFy - TheWrap
  17. ^ Breaking News - Luke Tipple to Host Syfy's "Opposite Worlds" | TheFutonCritic.com
  18. ^ Rachel's Casting Audition | Opposite Worlds | Syfy Video | Syfy
  19. ^ Wyatt's Casting Audition | Opposite Worlds | Syfy Video | Syfy
  20. ^ a b Meet the ‘Opposite Worlds’ Cast on Syfy – What’s the California connection? | Small Screen Scoop
  21. ^ Lauren's Casting Audition | Opposite Worlds | Syfy Video | Syfy
  22. ^ Luke Tipple to Host Syfy’s ‘Opposite Worlds’ - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers
  23. ^ Luke Tipple Hosts Syfy's New Reality Series OPPOSITE WORLDS, Beg. Tonight - BWWTVWorld
  24. ^ a b Interview with Luke Tipple, host of Opposite Worlds on SyFy & more
  25. ^ Contestants | Opposite Worlds | Syfy
  26. ^ Contestants | Opposite Worlds | Syfy
  27. ^ Contestants | Opposite Worlds | Syfy
  28. ^ Contestants | Opposite Worlds | Syfy
  29. ^ Contestants | Opposite Worlds | Syfy
  30. ^ Exclusive: Jesse Wilson dishes on his 'Love in the Wild' experience (Part 1) - Reality TV World
  31. ^ Syfy Reveals 10 Players for New Series OPPOSITE WORLDS - BWWTVWorld
  32. ^ Opposite Worlds | AT&T U-verse
  33. ^ Opposite Worlds | Syfy
  34. ^ Syfy Presents: Opposite Worlds
  35. ^ “Opposite Worlds” heads to Canada » Realscreen
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  37. ^ "Exit Interview: Inside Opposite Worlds with Rachel: Eliminated contestant Rachel Lara shares her experience living in an ultra-techy future world as part of Team Chronos". Verizon Insider's Guide (sponsor's official site). n.d. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  38. ^ "Exit Interview: Final Thoughts from Wyatt of Opposite Worlds" Moments after his elimination, Wyatt Werneth reflects on his experience in the Opposite Worlds house". Verizon Insider's Guide (sponsor's official site). n.d. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  39. ^ "Exit Interview: Angela Lima Leaves the Past Behind on Opposite Worlds". Verizon Insider's Guide (sponsor's official site). n.d. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  40. ^ Your Reality Recaps Opposite Worlds Recaps
  41. ^ Recap of SyFy’s Opposite Worlds | Review of the Season Premiere
  42. ^ First thoughts on Opposite Worlds, aka Glass House 2.0 + reality blurred
  43. ^ Future Welcome, Past Welcome | Opposite Worlds | Syfy Video | Syfy
  44. ^ Break a Leg...Literally! | Opposite Worlds | Syfy Video | Syfy
  45. ^ a b Time | Episodes | Opposite Worlds | Syfy