Colin, Christie say they “were the nicest team on the race,” discuss “skewed edit.”

Colin, Christie say they “were the nicest team on the race,” discuss “skewed edit.”
Colin and Christie are doing damage control after their appearance on The Amazing Race 5. Colin tells TV Guide that they “were the nicest team on the race. We helped every single team, but they don’t show it,” and Christie says “Colin is very naive in the sense that he is very trusting.” Naturally, Christie also defends Colin’s behavior, saying they got “a very skewed edit–especially Colin”–because “they were expecting us to be that alpha-male team they didn’t have this season. When they didn’t get it, they had to start getting creative. And Colin can blow up. That’s why it was so easy for them to pick on him.” Okay, whatever. She also defends Colin by saying that when he told a driver to “run them over,” he wasn’t referring to pedestrians, but to crew members! Oh, that Colin. While most of their comments are similarly predictable, they do reveal information about things that had to be cut from the show. For example, Colin says that, in Canada, “We had a roadblock [task] that was completely cut out, where we had to build a teepee.” And Christie points out that “all that clothing you saw us put on before climbing the mountain? We had to pick those up at three different stores in Banff. It was a scavenger hunt to find those stores.” They also “had to go from a bus in Calgary and sign up for different bus charters,” Colin says.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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.