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The Amazing Race 15

Phil Keoghan was “pleased” with conflict from gay brothers, Globetrotters, who were “cool”

Watching this outtake from last night’s The Amazing Race 15 episode, I was kind of disturbed. While the episode ended with Sam and Dan, and Flight Time and Big Easy, fighting and arguing, in reality, they all resolved their nearly non-existent conflict–despite Phil Keoghan’s attempt to goad them. First, while the episode shows Big Easy …

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CBS’ censorship of Amazing Race teams calls attention to what it tries to hide in Estonia

As the remaining Amazing Race 15 teams raced through Estonia, there was drama, physical conflict, and blurred bulges. Yet it was also painfully obvious how weak the leg was overall. The first seven minutes–about one-sixth of the episode–focused on all the teams getting to a ferry, which was an equalizer. The Speedbump Gary and Matt …

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Tiffany and Maria didn’t quit TAR15, they took a 24-hour penalty for quitting the Detour

After apparently quitting during Sunday’s episode of The Amazing Race, pro poker players Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle did a round of interviews in which they talked about their final day and the challenge of the Detour challenges. They say that their crushes on Sam and Dan were platonic, but do not talk about, nor …

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Canaan says “I don’t think it was abusive in the least”; Mika says “he was trying to push me”

In their post-race interviews, Canaan Smith and Mika Combs–who are still dating–addressed the water slide incident, and Canaan is unapologetic about his actions. Watching those scenes over and over again, which I did today, I see nothing but Canaan 1) trying to force her to sit down, and she struggles and pushes him back as …

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Stupidity in Dubai gives way to domestic violence atop a water slide on Amazing Race 15

The climax of last night’s Amazing Race 15 episode was the most disturbing incident of domestic violence the show has seen since Jonathan shoved Victoria. And this was arguably worse: a woman screaming “help me” as her boyfriend grabbed her and tried to force her down a water slide that terrified her. Sure, it’s just …

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