Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Amazing Race

Do you watch Amazing Race? I love that show. If you have never watched's two person teams that are flown all over the world in a competition to win a million dollars. The teams might be a married couple, a dating couple, a mom and son, and dad and daughter, a gay couple, a "challenged" couple....we have seen it all.

The race probably takes a couple of weeks, but we watch it over an entire season. The teams fly from one country to the next following clues and participating in competitive events all related to the culture of the country they are in. The last team to arrive at the final location for that show are usually eliminated from the race.

This is the host of The Amazing Race, Phil. He is one awesome dude!Watching what happens to the pairs as the stress builds is sometimes interesting as they learn things about one another that they never would have known if not for this game, but the part I like best is seeing little bits of a lot of different countries that I know I will never see in my lifetime. I take in all that I can as the teams race through crowded markets, or float down little dirty rivers in boats, or get stuck in traffic in a cab or bike down country roads. I turn my head when the game includes eating foods that I can't even look at without wanting to barf...much less watch someone eat it. Ewwwww!

My daughter-in-law checked into trying out for the show, but you have to be able to fly out at a moments notice if you are selected and being teachers that wouldn't work for her and Michael. I kind of wonder how so many people are able to do that! They must have nice bosses or else they are unemployed or self employed.

Each week now gets more and more intense as we get down to the finale. If you want to watch, the show is on Sunday evenings on CBS at 7:00 Central. It's the only show that can drag me from my workshop right now....and it drags me out for an hour every week!


aliceinparis said...

I don't watch a lot of TV but I LOVE that show and have watched it from day 1. Phil rocks! I love seeing his expressions and hearing the quips he makes when the contestants arrive on the mat at the final checkpoint.
Yep, good entertainment and so interesting to see how different people in the same circumstances react.

Mary said...

LOL! You and I have to diverge on this one...I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would watch this show. I have had to suffer through some of it while waiting on show delays and frankly, I just don't get it. Glad you like it, though! i think there are a lot more people that like it than are like me ;-)

Lanyardlady said...

Used to be hooked on it but haven't watched it lately. It rakes in the Emmys, however, so it has a good thing going. I would wonder how I would do in some of those situations and the answer was always easy: choke.

jen said...

We LOVE the Amazing Race! I have to say, it's one of the best shows on TV.
Could you believe when that chick wouldn't go down that waterslide!? HA!

Kathy said...

I would have booted that chick's whining butt right down that slide!! Anyone remember the team that lost the race because the one sister has to stop and pee??? HAHA!!! I would have stood on that mat in front of Phil and the world with pee running down my legs for a million dollars!!

Sherry said...

It's one of only two shows I watch and one day I'm going to be on it!!!

Angela said...

I have seen it several times but have never watched a whole season of it.

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