After 4 months of waiting... The Amazing Race is back on screen! Wooh!
Ernie and Cindy - My favourite team thus far. They give me a Meghan and Cheyne / Jill and Thomas vibe. They seem pretty likeable from first impressions, but somehow I have a feeling they'll end up finishing the race in third place. But for now, I'm rooting for them and I hope they continue to work well together.
Jeremy and Sandy - I thought that there might be some squabbles from this team, especially Jeremy yelling at Sandy. But they impressed me this episode, they were competitive and cooperative. But we'll have to see what the remaining of this season does to them.
Justin and Jennifer - Justin kinda annoys me with his intensity and occasional yelling at his sister. I feel that this will be a very competent team, but I'm not sure I'm a fan of their bickerings.
Ethan and Jenna - I'm rooting for them for now solely based on what both of them have gone through on Survivor, and as a couple. I don't know if they'll last on the race, but they might have a really inspiring story for the viewers.
Amani and Marcus - Another strong, competitive team. I'm not a fan of theirs as yet, though. They seemed pretty mild this episode.
Laurence and Zac - There wasn't much from them this episode, but they're a team that I might potentially root for. They seemed to work quite well together this episode.
Andy and Tommy - This team is totally BJ and Tyler for me. Their olympic experience might come in handy this race and I feel that they could go far, but I doubt I'll ever be a fan of them.
Ron and Bill - I kinda like these guys, they're nice to each other and just do their own thing on the race. But once again, we'll have to see.
Kaylani and Lisa - Wow, wow, wow! Losing a passport on the very first leg of the race? I was shocked. But that was a climatic moment of the episode I must say. I expected them to find it at the gas station without problem, but the passport seemed to disappear into thin air. That airport meltdown was pretty exciting. And then some kind soul delivers it to them because of advice given on Twitter! Double, triple wow! This race is getting so advanced that Twitter managed to save a team's life. I'm really amazed. And I'm pretty impressed by this team. Despite having to complete a Hazard, their position did not change at all. And I marvelled at their efficiency in completing the Hazard. They did not even hesitate doing the bungee jump. They MIGHT actually go pretty far, but once again, I'm not a fan of their bickerings.
Lisa and Marie - Kami and Karli version 2, without a doubt. Twins, young, and clueless. For the first episode at least. They might do a Kami and Karli and last to the Final 5, which would be a huge shocker. But for now, I'm not optimistic about this team...
Bill and Cathi - I love it that they remained so calm despite knowing that they were in last. I love Cathi's positivity and her appreciation of the little things around her. I'm glad they got another chance to remain in the race, but I wonder if they'll get past the 3rd or 4th leg.
A decent start to the race, but I somehow feel that the teams this season are not as likeable as the previous two seasons. It feels like another Season 16 for me. But it's just an initial feeling I guess. Can't wait to see how the season plays out!