Two of The Amazing Race’s earliest and best seasons have joined Netflix, bringing some great 18-year-old reality TV to the world’s most-popular streaming service.
Netflix recently dropped Survivor from its library, having licensed two seasons per year for the past two years. So, I’d bet these two seasons will be on Netflix for a year, and possibly then be replaced by two other TAR seasons.
Among the classic teams that are now watchable on Netflix are:
- cousins Charla and Mirna
- bowling moms Linda and Karen
- married couples Uchenna and Joyce, and Chip and Kim
- boyfriends Lynn and Alex
There were also CBS crossovers:
- Survivor’s Rob and Amber
- Big Brother’s Alison and her boyfriend Donny
If you want to watch old seasons of The Amazing Race, there are plenty of options.
As of today, here’s where you can find Amazing Race seasons:
- Paramount+: seasons 1 to 10, and 23 to 34
- Amazon: seasons 1 to 34
- Hulu: seasons 1, 2, 5, 7, 23 to 32
- PlutoTV: streaming 24/7 in a loop (currently season 18)
And now, there’s one more option:
Netflix’s Amazing Race seasons
Two of The Amazing Race seasons that are already streaming have joined Netflix:
- The Amazing Race 5, from 2004, which includes some of the most memorable teams in the show’s history: cousins Charla and Mirna, dating couple Colin and Christie, spouses Chip and Kim
- The Amazing Race 7, from 2005, which featured Survivor’s Rob and Amber,
These early seasons include airport drama, teams begging for money from strangers while in a race for $1 million, and other elements that were such a key part of early seasons but that I do not miss.
While Netflix didn’t announce these seasons being added to their library in their monthly list of shows, both are also included with Netflix’s brand-new Netflix With Ads plan, otherwise known as the Netflix Needs More Money plan—which I guess makes more sense than Twitter’s new “I just spent $44 billion on this and have no idea what the fuck I’m doing so why don’t you all pay me $8 a month” plan.