Amazing Race Review
This is only my opinion, don't take it too seriously. Enjoy
Australia - Episode 1
Tasks - Climbing, rappelling, running through a mob of people throwing rice, carrying baskets on the head or selling 15 bowls of bakso, boating, diving, money-counting. This leg had everything, the tasks (even though were a copy of TARA4) are very well done, what does the next leg hold for us?
Location - Indonesia is beautiful and the camera crew's works is impeccable, some of the shots looks unreal (in a good way) and being in HD really helps. It's pretty obvious the producers are giving their all to give us a great season.
Teams - The cast is surprisingly likeable, with a few exceptions (see below), they're well rounded and genuine people. I've already bonded with some of the teams, and this is just the first episode.
Sam and Renae - These tough girls don't take no for an answer, they're smart and strong and their first-place finish proves it. Beware the blondes.
Matt and Tom - I like these guys, honestly. I think they have the potential to become fan favorites soon.
Anne-Marie and Tracy - These two women are hilarious... nuff' said.
Nathan and Tyler - I though I would absolutely HATE this team, I was wrong. they're funny, strong, and cool guys. I wonder what's in store from them.
Richard and Joey - A bit uninteresting, Joey is funny and Richard is nice enough. I'm thrilled they're nothing like Jonathan and Victoria.
Alana and Mel - I tried to at least like this team, but they're weak and pretty boring. I think I may be judging too quickly, prove me wrong girls.
Ryot and Liberty - I don't know why, but I've got a bad feeling about this team, I sense a meltdown soon...
Jeff and Luke - The most boring team of them all, and possible contenders for the annoying alpha-male team slot.
Kelly and Dave - They're like an anti-Tyler and Nathan, I though I would absolutely LOVE them, a Kent and Vyxsin/Meredith and Gretchen hybrid. But I lost my patience with them halfway through the episode.
Anastasia and Chris - a model-like dating couple trying to figure out their future together... get me out of here.
Shoot me now
Mo and Mos - I can't stand them, they shouldn't be on this race. Unfit, annoying, and boring. I can't wait to watch them bite the dust, I can pretty much guarantee their elimination next week.
Current ranking of my favorite teams
1)Sam and Renae
2)Matt and Tom
3)Anne-Marie and Tracy
4)Nathan and Tyler
5)Richard and Joey
6)Ryot and Liberty
7)Alana and Mel
8)Jeff and Luke
9)Anastasia and Chris
10)Kelly and Dave
11)Mo and Mos
Kevin's predicted final results (this is locked for the season, we'll compare the actual results at the end of the season):
1)Matt and Tom
2)Nathan and Tyler
3)Sam and Renae
4)Jeff and Luke
5)Richard and Joey
6)Anastasia and Chris
7)Kelly and Dave
8)Ryot and Liberty
9)Anne-Marie and Tracy
10)Alana and Mel
11)Mo and Mos
- Anyone else was just as surprised as me on how good the premiere was? The editing was on par with the US version and great use of background music
-The intro gives me chills.
-Tracy hanging on the rope, looking lifeless... What a strange moment
-"We hadn't even left the country" *Tracy laughs* "...and we were stuck in a carpark"*Tracy laughs harder*. This makes me burst out laughing every time.
-The cowboys didn't understand how to buy tickets, they're pretty clueless guys, aren't they? That's why I love 'em
-Teams running around like chickens with their heads cut off looking for the clue hidden in the boat.
-Running through a flock of people throwing rice at the teams? Genius
-The expression on some of the teams faces while doing the "Carry" detour (Nathan and Tyler, Sam and Renae, Jeff, and Tom)
-Anastasia's reaction when her team got the right number at the money-counting task.
-Alana and Mel's "butt-five"
-Not a single advertisement-task!
Next week's preview
Teams fly to Vietnam
Anastasia and Chris begin to argue...ugh
Anne-Marie and Tracy in the mud performing the classic "My Ox is Broken!" task.
A team suffers some form of betrayal
I was really surprised at how well done the premiere was, I can't wait for next week's episode. This is gonna be a great season