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The Amazing Race 17

Nick and Vicki actually left behind in water-treading, tension-free episode of Amazing Race

The Amazing Race has its final three teams, and they do not include Nick and Vicki, who were left behind and out of the running once they missed a flight. Instead, Jill and Thomas, Brook and Claire, and Nat and Kat are racing for $1 million next Sunday, when Phil Keoghan teased that he’d have …

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Amazing Race’s stupid U-turn eliminates the right team, but it’s still stupid

The Amazing Race has its final four, including two female teams, after a super-intense episode. That dick Chad and his now-fiancee Stephanie were eliminated, thankfully, having gotten lost and falling behind. I will not miss them, not Chad’s abusiveness, nor his stupidity (“How’s that PhD helping you?” he mocked Nat, and she pointed out later …

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Clue-eating goat more endearing than couple Amazing Race suddenly wants us to love

The Amazing Race teased a life-changing decision on last night’s episode, and that was a bit of a cheat. A decision is usually something that happens as part of the race, but last night’s episode had few decisions: teams had to follow directions, which didn’t work out well for some of them, and then perform …

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Amazing Race’s missing task: there never was a speed bump for Nick and Vicki

The Amazing Race 17 has minor controversy on its hands, as last week’s episode ended in a non-elimination for Nick DeCarlo and Vicki Casciola, but the team didn’t complete the required punishment, a speed bump task, this episode. The answer lies in last week’s episode: There never was a speed bump task. At the end …

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Paint-by-numbers episode of Amazing Race only surprises in its last few moments

In the middle of the Detour task Nat and Kat selected, Nat said “it’s like painting by numbers but with accordions.” This episode of The Amazing Race was similar: familiar elements, lots of screw-ups, nothing special. The best part was the suspenseful ending: Chad and Stephanie checked in before Michael and Kevin, but were told …

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