2
   

Amazing Race? Amazing!

 
 
Roberta
 
Reply Mon 18 Sep, 2006 04:02 pm
Beauty queens. Models. Cheerleaders. A coal miner and his wife. Two single mothers from Alabama. A woman with a prosthetic leg and her friend. A father and daughter. Two brothers. A motley (if somewhat better looking) crew if ever there was one.

A new twist this season. Elimination before the end of the leg of the race. A nasty surprise.

I would have bet a considerable sum (more than a nickel) that the woman with one leg, the two women from Alabama, and the coal miner's wife would not have made it up that rope. Each in turn said she couldn't do it. And each in turn got to the top. Amazing.

Anybody watching?
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Discussion • Score: 2 • Views: 3,929 • Replies: 88
No top replies

 
Tico
 
  1  
Reply Mon 18 Sep, 2006 04:31 pm
Oh no! Did I miss the first show? I'll be watching from now on.
0 Replies
 
Roberta
 
  1  
Reply Mon 18 Sep, 2006 10:41 pm
Tico, It's on Sunday night now.
0 Replies
 
Tico
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Sep, 2006 04:58 am
That's why I missed it. And I've missed any hype because, I guess, I don't watch much TV. Sunday's good though, not much happening on a typical Sunday evening.

Do you have any insights? Personality conflicts to watch for? It's way too early to predict a winner, but which team do you think looks good?
0 Replies
 
Linkat
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Sep, 2006 11:02 am
I watched. It seemed with the rope thing it was more a matter of knowing how to use the loops to help you rather than actual pure strength. It seemed agility was more important, at first the women with the leg was trying to use pure upper body strength - those skinny cheerleaders basically ran up those ropes.

There is a couple that are boyfriend/girlfriend that seem like they may end up fighting a lot. Also, interesting concept to see - two friends that are male models, but met when going through drug rehab. I was also very impressed with the dad/daughter combo - seems like they surprisingly have a good chance.
0 Replies
 
blacksmithn
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Sep, 2006 11:45 am
I'm liking the dad/daughter so far too. I was prepared to dislike the gay couple based on their pregame comment to the effect that "we're not here to make friends, but to win the game" which kind of set my teeth on edge. Yeah, it IS a game, but the hippies from last season showed you could be nice, friendly and likable and still win.

But then they were actually outgoing and nice to the others during the race, so I think I'm changing my tune there. As for the rest, I don't have much opinion yet.
0 Replies
 
Linkat
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Sep, 2006 12:24 pm
blacksmithn wrote:
I'm liking the dad/daughter so far too. I was prepared to dislike the gay couple based on their pregame comment to the effect that "we're not here to make friends, but to win the game" which kind of set my teeth on edge. Yeah, it IS a game, but the hippies from last season showed you could be nice, friendly and likable and still win.

But then they were actually outgoing and nice to the others during the race, so I think I'm changing my tune there. As for the rest, I don't have much opinion yet.


Well the gay guys did also say after that comment that they would still be likeable and nice - just that the game came first. Pretty much the same attitude the hippies took. They hippies were my favs from the beginning last year.
0 Replies
 
blacksmithn
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Sep, 2006 01:05 pm
I didn't start really watching last season until about the middle and didn't really appreciate the hippies until they left money behind for the black couple who'd had to forfeit all theirs for coming in last at a pitstop. When they did that, I thought hey, maybe these guys deserve to win.
0 Replies
 
Linkat
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Sep, 2006 01:07 pm
I just liked them because they were weird. I liked the nerdy couple too.
0 Replies
 
Roberta
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Sep, 2006 02:51 pm
Don't remember much from last season. And I've been watching reruns of earlier shows on the Game Channel. So what happened in the past is all smooshed together in my head. But I do remember the hippies leaving money for somebody. Mensches all the way.

This season, I also like the father daughter team. But I think that the male models will be hard to beat.

The woman with the prosthetic leg is leaking hydraulic fluid. Will she be able to get through the whole race without having full flexibility? Are players allowed to get stuff like that fixed? Would they take time to get stuff like that fixed? Quien sabe.

I predict that the couple who just started dating will not continue dating when the show is over. That's a very intense situation to be in with someone you don't know well. Live and loin.
0 Replies
 
blacksmithn
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Sep, 2006 03:08 pm
I don't much care for the male models. In another comparison with last time, they strike me as the "Frat Boys" of this season.

I want to like the one-legged woman, but I haven't seen anything yet to make her seem likeable in the least.

I like the father/daughter because clearly there's so much love there. I know dad's disappointed that his daughter is a lesbian, but it looks like they've come a long way and they'll work through it all by the end. at least, I hope so.
0 Replies
 
Linkat
 
  1  
Reply Wed 20 Sep, 2006 09:52 am
blacksmithn wrote:
I like the father/daughter because clearly there's so much love there. I know dad's disappointed that his daughter is a lesbian, but it looks like they've come a long way and they'll work through it all by the end. at least, I hope so.


I didn't know she was a lesbian - must have missed that part. And here I was thinking there hasn't been a lesbian couple, but lots of gay men.
0 Replies
 
blacksmithn
 
  1  
Reply Wed 20 Sep, 2006 09:57 am
Yeah, when they were giving their intros the dad choked up saying something about disappointment with his daughter. The daughter went on to say that when she came out to her parents, she and her dad didn't speak for some weeks and now they're puting things back together, or somesuch.
0 Replies
 
Roberta
 
  1  
Reply Wed 20 Sep, 2006 10:43 pm
I missed that tidbit too. And I also had noticed that there was almost inevitably a male gay couple, and there's never been a lesbian couple, at least not that we know of.
0 Replies
 
blacksmithn
 
  1  
Reply Wed 20 Sep, 2006 11:23 pm
Oh, I think the cheerleaders have dabbled....
0 Replies
 
Linkat
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Sep, 2006 06:55 am
blacksmithn wrote:
Oh, I think the cheerleaders have dabbled....


At least in your fantasies.
0 Replies
 
blacksmithn
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Sep, 2006 08:40 am
Wow, it's like you can read my mind!

I feel so dirty.... Laughing
0 Replies
 
George
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Sep, 2006 09:33 am
I was sad to see Vipul & Arti eliminated. I thought they would do well.

I sure hope we've seen the last of the gross-out tasks. Fish eyes? Yuck!

That said, the other tasks were very good. Imaging having a chance to
scale the Great Wall of China? I liked the paddle-ball "relaxation exercise"
and thought the grey stone border in the brick-laying task just tricky
enough.

Favorite line so far: "We've never been anywhere outside of Kentucky."
0 Replies
 
Roberta
 
  1  
Reply Mon 25 Sep, 2006 12:08 am
Well, the cheerleaders are gone.

Has anyone noticed that getting lost seems to be at least as much trouble as the tasks?

I'm developing some strong likes and some less than overwhelming dislikes--at least so far.

I'm really rooting for the father and daughter. The woman with one leg is starting to get on my nerves. Speaking of whom, how did she and her friend get to be first? They did both tasks--the bundle and the water!

I'm glad they're in Outer Mongolia. Never thought I'd get to see that. I wonder whether there are flights out or whether they'll have to ride 900 miles back to catch a plane.

I'm amazed that almost everyone got the arrow to hit the bowl. On the few occasions that I've shot arrows, they NEVER went even remotely close to where I was aiming.
0 Replies
 
blacksmithn
 
  1  
Reply Mon 25 Sep, 2006 05:44 am
I'm finding that at this point I like the coal miner & wife, gay guys and father/daughter, in that order.

I dislike the recovering male models intensely.

And I find that I have no clear idea how one group or the other ended up in whatever place they came in at.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

Take it All - Discussion by McGentrix
Cancelled - Discussion by Brandon9000
John Stewart meets Bill O'Reilly - Discussion by Thomas
Recommend good HBO series? - Discussion by dlowan
BEFORE WE HAD T.V. - Discussion by edgarblythe
What TV shows do you watch? - Discussion by Robert Gentel
Orange is the New Black - Discussion by tsarstepan
Odd Premier: Under the Dome - Discussion by edgarblythe
 
  1. Forums
  2. » Amazing Race? Amazing!
Copyright © 2022 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 12/03/2022 at 04:19:49