All good things must come to an end, and I fear that’s going to be the case for me and my love for The Amazing Race. It’s always been at the top of my list for reality TV, but the changes over the last several seasons haven’t been positive, and the casting just isn’t what it used to be. I remember a whole lot of better teams on earlier seasons.
Yet I’ve persisted in watching, hoping for another season that will really be awesome again. And I had high hopes for the current season. The casting was intriguing (a lot less bickering dating couples), and I thought the change in how the show was being edited would be cool. And indeed it was working a lot better. I was ready for an exciting finale where whiny redhead #1 would get her just desserts, and Margie & Luke would triumph over adversity.
And then last night’s episode happened. In 60 minutes (or more precisely, 45 without commercials), I went from loving the season to hating it. The drama between 2 teams was ratcheted up far too much by the editors, and no matter what he says, Phil was really poking the bear by asking about it at the mat. Many horrid things were said, and 2 nice teams devolved into pure ugliness.
So I’m done. I could care less who wins this season. Everyone left is despicable! Here’s hoping they all got lost somewhere between China and the States. We could do without 8 more annoying people in this country.
Looks like my Sunday evenings are open for the summer – guess I’ll have to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine instead!photos courtesy CBS.com