Just what were John and Jess thinking when they held on to their Express Pass? Amazing Race blogger Jessica Liese tries to get inside those tan, smiley heads.
As the Amazing Race heads to New Zealand, RHAP-porter Jessica Liese examines pointless strategizing and insane perseverance. This week, teams headed to Phil's hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand, where Phil wasted an opportunity and did not design the tasks around cleaning out his parents' rain gutters or doing their laundry. Instead, teams drove junky cars around a set of traffic cones and ran a chicken-themed obstacle course.
Amazing Race RHAP-porter Jessica Liese cautions future racers against bringing unexamined phobias with them on the Race RHAP.
The Amazing Race is back, and with it blogger Jessica Liese, who breaks down a slightly blah first leg and throws down predictions for next week. As happy as I am that The Amazing Race is finally back on, if we're being completely honest, this first leg in Bora Bora was a little Boring Boring. It isn't the first time the show has started with a whimper rather than a bang â€“ in fact, this seems to happen more often than not. (One season, the Race tried to do a two-hour premiere and spent practically the entire first hour cruising around on the LAX parking shuttle. Scintillating stuff.) With 11 teams to keep track of, nobody gets enough screen time, and everyone is adjusting to both the intense travel and the cameras that are constantly in their faces. It typically takes a few days for teams to forget they're being filmed and let their true personalities out.
Amazing Race RHAP-porter Jessica Liese looks at casting patterns from seasons past and tries to guess how Season 22's cast will compare.
How does a back-of-the-pack team like the Beekmans swoop in and take home the million? Amazing Race blogger Jessica Liese tries to make sense of it all.
As the Amazing Race shifts into high gear, blogger Jessica Liese analyzes the Twinnies' near-fatal mistake and evaluates the final four's chances to win the million.
Amazing Race blogger Jessica Liese ineffectually flails as two teams completely lose any sense that they should be racing on a show called The Amazing Race.
After a night where the U-Turn determined who got eliminated, Rob talks with Amazing Race blogger Jessica Liese about the strategy of the U-Turn blockade.
To help or not to help? After yet another episode where racing takes a back seat to working together, Amazing Race blogger Jessica Liese analyzes the root causes and evaluates the final five's chances at the million.
Amazing Race RHAP-porter Jessica Liese weighs in on the role that luck and perseverance play on the Race, and catches up with TAR13 alumna Sarah Leshner on the strangest things she and partner Terence Gerchberg did to prepare for the show.
Jessica Liese takes a long, strong, and hard look at this week's episode, including why this Fast Forward is the best (or worst) in years and how third-world countries tend to show teams' true colors.
Amazing Race blogger Jessica Liese gives us a brief history lesson on the U-turn and evaluates the remaining teams in one of the Race's strongest packs ever.
Amazing Race blogger Jessica Liese reports on why the downfall of Amy and Daniel is just another example of why it doesn't pay to make alliances on The Amazing Race.