One of my all time favorite shows premiered last night for it’s whopping season 19! Did you miss it? You can catch it online HERE, then come back and join us for all of the TAR conversation in the forum! We also discuss the show while it’s on, so get registered already! It’s free!
It seems the the thoughts on the new season, so far, are not too split. No one stood out last night as a team to love or a team to hate. I’m sure, the further we get in the season, teams will pick up those titles, and I doubt it will be long. Below I will share my thoughts on teams that stood out in last nights episode:
The self-proclaimed “smart” team of Kaylani and Lisa, friends and cocktail waitresses from Las Vegas, seemed to start off not too smart, one of them losing their passport. Thanks to a couple guys at a gas station and Twitter, the passport was brought to the airport, allowing the team to continue the race. (That was pretty cool of those guys.) They seemed to redeem themselves however later in the race when they picked up on the Confucius saying quickly, and took the bungee leap without hesitation.
Ethan and Jenna, former Survivor contestants and Ethan, a cancer survivor, thought they would be able to fool the other racers somehow and not let them know they were on Survivor, thus, putting a big target on them. Well, that didn’t last long as all the other teams discussed it at the airport. So much for that cover eh?
Liz and Marie, the two blond twins, seems they may drama this season. Unable to get the Confucius saying for a long, long time, it seemed to already spark arguments. Of all the teams, they actually annoyed me the most last night, although none really stood out as horrible… yet.
Justin and Jennifer, brother and sister from Georgia. This team looks to be some major drama, and I haven’t yet decided who it is that starts it. It seemed by last night’s episode that Jennifer appeared to be the drama queen, but who knows… maybe he is a button presser. I guess we will find out as the Race goes on. Constant drama and I will begin disliking this team.
Amani and Marcus, married couple from Georgia, and Marcus a former Pro NFL player. So far, this seems like one of the teams that may become a favorite of mine. They work together well, cheer one another on, and race pretty hard. We will see if they hold that title with me.
Last but not least, a team that stood out in last night’s episode, Bill and Cathi, married grandparents from New York. Seriously, do they think they are on vacation here? They seem like very nice people, but certainly not made for the Race. They walked around like they were tourists taking in the sights. They never seemed they were in much of a hurry. Hearing them talk about how they “think the ran a good race” puzzled me. You didn’t even make one leg? How is that a good race? Once they FINALLY strolled to the pit stop, they were told it was a non-elimination leg and will incur a penalty on the next leg. That was a bit of a disappointment to me, as I would rather see a stronger team, a hard working team, have that opportunity, but alas, it wasn’t in the cards.
Next week, Phil explained, will be the first ever double elimination on The Amazing Race. I could probably say with certainty that we will be saying goodbye to Bill and Cathi next week, which really, just nulled one of the non-eliminations this season. It will take a miracle to not see them leave next week, but hey, crazier things have happened, so who knows for sure, right?
That’s all my thoughts for this week! What are your thoughts? Do you have a favorite team yet? Do you agree with the assessments of the above team? Let us know below, then come on in the forum HERE and join us for all your favorite Reality TV!