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Amazing Race Recap: Was Bora Bora Boring Boring?

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 – 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.

Survivor Caramoan

The Buffington Post: The Caramoan Premiere

In her short time in the big leagues, Francesca Hogi was able to set several Survivor records sure to last far longer than she could. The first player in history to be invited back after a first boot performance. The first player to repeat said first boot performance. The first player to promise to swallow a rock. It’s not a million dollars, Francesca, but you can take those records and your Sacko trophy back home to show your grandkids. This game just isn’t for you.

Survivor Caramoan

The Hero, The Villain, The Sweetheart, The Dumb Player, The Victim, The Player on a Journey and The Winner

I have always been captivated by the way Survivor tells a story. Each player has his own story, his own perception of what happened when he was out there on the island – but that is rarely the story that we see. Ever wonder how Samoa would have been presented if Brett had won that final IC and the game? But Brett lost, so his story became insignificant and he was nothing more than a figurant. The editors wanted to be sure that the audience wouldn’t connect with him.

Survivor Caramoan

RHAP Blogger Roundtable – Survivor: Caramoan Fans!

The moment that CBS released the Survivor: Caramoan cast list, the RHAP Survivor blogger team invaded Rob C.’s apartment and refused to leave until we had discussed the Fans, the Favorites, and all of the...

Survivor Caramoan

RHAP Roundtable: Survivor Caramoan Favorites!

The moment that CBS released the Survivor: Caramoan cast list, the RHAP Survivor blogger team invaded Rob C.’s apartment and refused to leave until we had discussed the Fans, the Favorites, and all of the...