peter and sarah remind me of ron and kelly. they ran as a couple but weren't really dating anymore in real life. just wanted to get it over with in the end. i think peter and sarah are crashing and burning a lot like them. it doesn't feel like a real relationship but one made up to get into the race. i think you're right about the casting part.
and i am so over bickering couples too. occasional fights, sure, they happen. but the constant bickering is getting on my nerves and we only see a fraction of what they tape. maybe that's all we're shown. doesn't matter. enough.
i did laugh at the girls listening to the crickets. i probably would have done the same thing. and maybe those boats were hard to row but they some teams seem to get it so not likely.
thanks again wally for your insight.