The 23rd Race around the world is done. This was an interesting season, yet oddly bland at the same time.
Even though this season was filmed back in July, it premiered on television right after the series’ only 2nd Emmy loss. So expectations were still a little high that this season needed to wow or at least prove that TAR still deserved to be nominated in the category it has dominated since its creation, let alone actually win it.
Unfortunately, the first half or even 2/3 of the season pretty much justified the loss. The teams were forgettable, the tasks were uninspired and the locations were uninteresting. TAR23 started off pretty much encapsulating all the criticisms fans have had about the show these last few years.
You couple the “Meh” feeling of TAR23 with the news that TAR24 was some kind of returning Racers season, it just made everything even less exciting. Continue reading
Recap: The Amazing Race 23, Episodes 11 & 12 – Amazing “Crazy” Race
The penultimate Leg begins as teams are told to fly to Tokyo. At the travel agency, Jason & Amy and Travis & Nicole try to make a pact with Tim & Marie that they will work together this Leg to ensure Leo & Jamal get eliminated and they are the final three. Continue reading
The Rangers are the mall. The guys are at Ernie’s while the girls just finish shopping. Continue reading
Renard packs up and tells Nick and Hank he’s going to Europe. He won’t be contacting them directly, so ignore any messages from him. If he needs to, he’ll contact them through Rosalee.
It’s late at night and a couple brings their son Daniel to the Monsignor for help. While the parents wait in the main church, the Monsignor is in the chapel with Daniel and a young seminarian as he begins a prayer or incantation. He’s trying to perform an exorcism, but Daniel transforms into some thing and knocks the young seminarian out and hurls the Monsignor against the door. Continue reading
Kaito is at Drupers and is annoyed by DJ Sagara’s mocking of Team Baron losing its mojo. A commercial for Yggdrasill comes on and Bando says the corporation sure changed Zawame city. He tells Kaito about growing up in Zawame when it was just a boring rural town full of bumpkins and deciding to return from Tokyo to open his own shop when he heard it was being redeveloped. Continue reading
Recap: Supernatural, Episode 9.09 – Holy Terror
Melody Ministry Glee Club is on a bus and they make a stop at a dive bar. The group of young women enters and stands in a straight line as the biker patrons of the bar do the same opposite them.
“We have just as much right to be here as you do brother.” Continue reading
Recap: The Amazing Race 23, Episode 10 – Cobra in My Teeth
The 10th Leg of the Race begins and teams will start it off with a hearty breakfast of grilled cobra which locals enjoy for its healing benefits.
Leo & Jamal find the King Cobra House at Ciwangun Indah Camp (CIC) and realize what they must eat. While 3rd and 4th place teams Jason & Amy and Nicole & Travis find the location easily, Tim & Marie get dropped off at the South Entrance instead of the North Entrance. They start searching the area and wonder why no other teams are there. Continue reading