after a flat tire, Colin and Christie arrived 10 minutes after Chip and Kim, won $50K.

after a flat tire, Colin and Christie arrived 10 minutes after Chip and Kim, won $50K.
The Amazing Race 5‘s concluding episode, even at two hours, didn’t have room for everything that occurred, and that included a flat tire that Colin and Christie suffered on the way to the finish line. “We came in only about 10 minutes behind Chip and Kim, even with the delayed flights, and what they didn’t show was that we had a flat tire on the side of the road,” Christie tells the Huntsville Item. While Christie’s mother defends Colin’s relentlessly assclownish behavior by blaming the editors, those dirty rats, and her daughter: “There was this scene in Africa where they have to go to a jail, and he goes off on her. Well, they edit out her going off on him really bad. It also edits out him apologizing to her later, but it does show her saying ‘I’m sorry.’” Christie says she understands: “The truth is, with reality TV, they want drama, and they want a good story.” In addition to the four trips Colin and Christie won along the way, one of which they’ll give to fellow racers Dennis and Erika, they received $50,000 for coming in second.
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Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.