Sunday, October 3, 2010


Now that I've seen the premiere episode of The Amazing Race, and it looks like that lady turned out okay... I can finally admit that I was laughing my ass off after watching this scene. Multiple times.

So here's what I tweeted as I was watching the team intros. First impressions:
  • Home TV Shopping Hosts: Annoying.
  • 8months Dating Couple: Will fight a lot.
  • Beach Volleyball Teammates: Woot!
  • Ivy League Acapella Singers: Good voices, stop singing.
  • Doctors: Double WOOT!
  • TeamJumba: Dad's hilarious.
  • Tattooed Couple: On the fence.
  • Theater dudes: Not theatrical enough.
  • Outspoken Douche Couple: Yeah...
  • Dad/Daughter: Thick accents.
  • RH Poster Girls: They just met.
This turned out to be a very likable cast, except for the blonde Home TV Shopping Host, who wouldn't stop talking and talking and talking and seems to just be generally self-centered and rude. Even the self-proclaimed aggro dudes from the dating couples weren't that bad. (Thomas, the self-proclaimed outspoken douche, was even polite at times.) The tattooed couple were HEE-larious. I was rooting for them to not be last just so they could bring in the unintentional laughs in the next episodes. It was fun to see the theater dudes get lost in England after boasting of their superior navigational skills and Bachelor and Master's degrees. I liked the Parent-Child teams too. The dad from TeamJumba is funny, and the Dad/Daughter team are pretty endearing.

I'm rooting for two FF teams though - the Doctors, who are most probably smart and can work well under pressure, and the Beach Volleyball teammates, who look athletic enough to last on the race, and seem to have cutthroat-bitchy personalities hiding underneath, which I like on TAR teams.

Next week: Teams head to Ghana! (I think.) Should give Tattooed couple lots of opportunities to bumble around.

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