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Amazing Race 22, Amazing Race

Making the Grade on The Amazing Race

Amazing Race blogger Jessica Liese gets geeky this week as she analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the remaining pool of racers. I’m going to let my nerd flag fly high this week as I employ a very strained metaphor to deliver a little racer report card. Indulge me, will you? In the universe of […]
Amazing Race 22, Amazing Race

Pointless Strategizing and Insane Perseverance on The Amazing Race

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 22, Amazing Race

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.