Recap: The Amazing Race 7, Episode 5 – “I’ve been wanting a facelift for a long time.”








EPISODE SEVEN-FIVE: I’VE BEEN WANTING A FACE LIFT FOR A LONG TIME

Okay… lots to talk about… first of all… Meredith & Gretchen are FREAKIN’ AWESOME… they came back from THE CRUELEST twist yet on THE AMAZING RACE and managed to stay in the RACE with absolutely nothing but their passports… Gretchen is amazing for continuing after that fall, that was freakin’ scary, I was getting chills when Meredith was calling for help… These two are now one of my favorite teams ever because they have overcome so much and are the oldest team to make it this far…

About that new non-elimination twist… I was pretty much in shock at first… I was expecting an extra hour at the pit stop or something, but they go and pull this… I actually thought Phil said that they had to take their clothes off too… but this is just too much… its overkill… And I just noticed today that they have HUGE backpacks this season… usually they just have North Face stuff and now they’re carrying a freakin’ tent everywhere…

Rob & Amber… just when I thought they were actually likable, they go and insult Meredith & Gretchen‘s integrity by saying that he pushed her intentionally, and he doesn’t even spare 50 cents… Later, he doesn’t even stick his head out the window to ask if the Brothers are okay after their car flips over… what the freakin’ hell?… FRACK YOU Rob you a$$hole… ugh, these two are just fame whores… plain and simple…

Now on to another a$$hole… Ray is the worst contestant ever in the history of the Race… he doesn’t help out Meredith & Gretchen and outright lies to them… he wants to put tacks on the road to make them have a flat… he probably wishes they were dead… he is even more degrading to Deana than Jonathan was to Victoria… he is just scum… they did not deserve those two cars… WHAT THE HELL??? CARS??? When did TAR start randomly giving out $50,000 and a new car??? They didn’t even give Lynn & Alex or Ron & Kelly a prize for being first…. FRACK YOU Ray you are an even bigger a$$hole

Brian & Greg… the second scary moment of the night, that was really scary… this was the most dangerous episode of the show ever… its great that their cameraman was okay… and it was even better that they beat the a$$hole and Deana

Happy that Ron & Kelly are first… they’re pretty cool… Uchenna & Joyce are okay too… but did I miss the part when they said they were having problems in their marriage? I thought that they just couldn’t have a baby?

It was nice to see them help a school… or Day Care since it said “Creche” on the sign… or orphanage, I don’t know, but it was still sweet…

So far this was the best episode of the season, but with all the coldness and unbelievable unlikability of many teams, its just impossible to fully enjoy this season… I really do not know what to think… is TAR going down the drain? Are they accelerating the show’s decline?

Please, please get Romber off the Race and maybe I’ll start to enjoy it…


>MY RANKINGS FOR EPISODE FIVE<
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Recap: The Amazing Race 7, Episode 4 – You Are Such a Gaucho








EPISODE SEVEN-FOUR: YOU ARE SUCH A GAUCHO

Ray is an a$$hole… at least Jonathan was nice sometimes (he gave the kids candy) and he’s randomness was amusing (“You and me… SUPERHEROES!”)… ugh, Ray is just mean… and weird looking, not to mention his whining wife/girlfriend, whatever she is…

SO MUCH QUITTING!! I can’t take it… CBS needs to stop pimping Rob & Amber… I can’t have them taking credit to bring the show its best ratings ever… and I don’t see how since TAR7 isn’t turning out to be the “Best Race ever” as Phil put it…

OMG… Gretchen‘s face is covered in blood next week… and the brothers’ truck flips over… maybe this season can saved… especially if two teams go home next… 😉 (I can think you can tell from up there ^^)
Gretchen and Meredith are hilarious though, especially with their innuendo/jokes… lol

I like Ron & Kelly but they really are boring (Kris & Jon at least had some personality)… Uchenna & Joyce are okay… Who else is on this race? Oh yeah… THe Brothers are okay… Lynn & Alex are okay, but borderline annoying…

Not one team really stands out except for ones that are unlikable…

The pre-scheduled flights are getting to be stupid… GET THEM OUT OF SOUTH AMERICA NOW!! The Road Block was stupid… how unimaginative… and the Detour? Ugh… there really aren’t any skill tasks in TAR anymore…

I just don’t know anymore… I still love TAR, but this season has become my least favorite by a mile… and TAR8 isn’t going to be any better with the 8 year old brats running around… I am still wondering how they are going to pull off the stupid Family Edition… I have been completely disappointed with TAR7… I don’t what Phil was smoking when he said this was the best Race ever… hopefully next week’s episode will signal a recovery but I doubt it…


>MY RANKINGS FOR EPISODE FOUR<
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The Amazing Race 7 Quitters Aftermath + Block 2 Calculus

THE AMAZING RACE: THE QUITTERS AFTERMATH CBS
I can’t believe how much people are defending Romber‘s taking advantage of a rule. And I just got even more pissed off to remember that TAR1’s Nancy & Emily were slapped with a 24 hour penalty for not doing the Road Block…
Oh man, now THAT was great television, Team Guido beat Nancy & Emily to the Fast Forward, but end up being almost 24 hours behind the other teams… Nancy & Emily would’ve ran for the million if they had just done the Road Block…

AMERICAN DREAMS NBC
Man… Patty is getting a lot of action, how many potential boyfriends has she had now? I didn’t think about Jack possibly going to jail for the bribes, but of course he and Helen overcome another obstacle… I guess they are a fairy tale…
Meg, once again being stupid and naive… following those hippies? and then wanting to follow Paris Hilton who is probably one of the most untalented people ever… what the hell was that? she just stood there, squinted, and attempted a smile… I don’t see anything to like about her at all…
Anyway, back to American Dreams, JJ’s heading to NASA… that is so cool… and it was pretty nice seeing him coach.
And they went and did it, they completely forget/ignore Sam/Meg other than the recap at the beginning of the episode… ugh I knew it was going to happen…

ALIAS ABC
Nice to see some Jack/Sydney bonding… I still didn’t get what was going on though… I noticed Mr. Franco Kelly from DAYS OF OUR LIVES guest starring as the new villain of the week… Ugh, I’m really haiting this self-containted episodes business…

AMERICAN IDOL PERFORMANCES & RESULTS FOX
After Tuesday, Nadia shot up as one of the best singers, for me, in this screeching competition. I was sad to see Lindsey go, I thought she had a good voice, if she picked a good song… Mikalah needs to go very soon… then the Rockers and Scott and Anwar.

SURVIVOR: PALAU CBS
I only watched a little bit, I didn’t know what was going on with Tribal Council… it seems like everyone’s hooking up this season, I think its the choice of wardrobe, all they wear is underwear all day…

BLOCK 2: CALCULUS SHCP
Great class today… funny stuff being discussed in our little group of 9 + Murph… the backpack hiding reminded of last year’s Calculus class (which I enjoyed a lot more than this year’s class) when Mike and Pat put Albert’s backpack out in the hall and he didn’t even know about until after class… one of the many funny moments in that class last year…It was funny how Murph was clueless about the shirts and sweaters too…

Recap: The Amazing Race 7, Episode 3 – Do You Need Some Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation?








EPISODE SEVEN-THREE: DO YOU NEED MOUTH-TO-MOUTH RESUCITATION?

I take it back, I was about to say that this is more like the traditional TAR but I changed my mind after thinking about it… we got a first tonight… the first time that THREE teams chose to quit a task… also the first time that THE AMAZING RACE has seen a manipulation so underhanded and immoral as that persuasion done by Rob and Amber… I just can’t stand teams who quit anything, I lose respect for them… and probably Meredith would’ve forged ahead eating if it wasn’t for the two other teams telling him and Gretchen to quit.

What Rob & Amber was a knife in the back that they twisted… They intentionally went out to sabotage other teams, and that has never been done before on RACE because all of the teams ever on the RACE (even Jonathan & Victoria and Colin & Christie) had morals and would never do crap like that… this isn’t Survivor! I guess they do it to make up for their lack of actual endurance, intelligence, strength, will power…


I think that little stunt cheapened THE AMAZING RACE… what’s the point of doing any task now… you can just quit and take a penalty… it is also unfair how three teams who didn’t complete the Road Block stay in the Race and a team that actually finished (Debbie & Bianca) was eliminated… that is very unfair…


Ray & Deana are seriously starting to get introlerable… He is a control freak and she is a freakin’ pushover and whiner…
Meredith & Gretchen… I like them, they were hilarious up until the Road Block… even though the other teams persuaded them to quit, I just can’t stand people who quit…
Debbie & Bianca… not too sad that they’re gone… Brian & Greg are okay… We finally got to see and hear more from Ron & Kelly… still rooting for them… Uchenna & Joyce are cool too… Lynn & Alex can be sooo annoying at times, but other times very funny…

I think the YIELDs should be on every leg or only on the later legs… and bring back the FAST FORWARD every leg or at least on legs with an elimination… I would’ve been so pissed if this had been a non-elim after all that quitting and getting lost… luck should be only 5% of the reason to win the RACE

That ROAD BLOCK was definitely one of the hardest, but very unoriginal… the producers haven’t been coming up with the memorable tasks like the first couple of seasons… they’re running out of ideas!

Once again, the editing was perfect… first Debbie & Bianca‘s witchcraft-like spell to have Susan & Patrick get lost… and then Susan eating a power bar and saying it tasted like meat… lol…


>MY RANKINGS FOR EPISODE THREE<
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Recap: The Amazing Race 7, Episode 2 – “The whole country hates me.”








EPISODE SEVEN-TWO: THE WHOLE COUNTRY HATES ME

Wow… another close finish… honestly the only thing saving this season is the closeness in times of the teams…

Tonight’s episode was a lot better than the premiere, but it still wasn’t TAR’s best… What’s been lacking from TAR in the last couple of editions is the “thinking” portion of the Race… where in the first two seasons, teams would have to actually think about the clue they just received… It wasn’t the most exciting episode either, but it was still good, however underpar with what TAR is used to…

Also lacking this season is funny quotes… I only heard 2 this episode and they weren’t all that great in the first place…

I am glad Ron & Kelly managed to get into 2nd… ewe to Rob & Amber being first… they’re okay, too sneaky, but I don’t like them because they took someone’s spot to have a chance at a Million Dollars when they already have one… Meredith & Gretchen, I thought they were doing okay until the Pit Stop… geez, they let two teams pass them… they were funny at the market when they were yelling…

Other than them, all the other teams are really forgettable… I thought it was rude of the Boyfriends to call the people “Bitches” … I mean, they were being pretty bitchy, maybe if they spoke a little nicer, they would’ve gotten a break on the price like Meredith & Gretchen … The Brothers and the Blondes… did I miss something, did they have a thing? Susan & Patrick and Uchenna & Joyce were almost forgetful…

Overall an average episode… I really hope it picks up soon… I think after the excitement and rage of TAR6, TAR7 just seems like its lacking something… it doesn’t have a distinctiveness to it that makes you remember it… like TAR3 had the underdogs and the funny teams… TAR6 had the perfect couple with a backdrop of dysfunctional ones…


>MY RANKINGS FOR EPISODE TWO<

Recap: The Amazing Race 7, Episode 1 – Courteous? This is a Race!








EPISODE SEVEN-ONE: COURTEOUS? THIS IS A RACE!

I dunno, but I went into this premiere being very critical… I think its becuase I’m still bitter about Kris & Jon I miss them… especially after tonight’s premiere… which was too long… I liked the 90 minute premieres of TAR5, but especially TAR4… TAR6’s premiere was too long also, but it didn’t seem very long becuase it was pretty exciting most of the time… However, tonight, it was only 9:50 and I was like “Its only been 50 minutes?!?! They haven’t done anything yet!” The long premiere takes away from the fast-paced, exciting-ness of the show that is very much there in the regular episodes and the finale…

At the starting line, Phil said “… a number of legs”… I guess there will more double legs this season… He said 8 elimination legs… so there could be 5 non-elims or two double legs/3 non-elims… Phil said in an interview that there is a heavier price to pay for being last in a non-elim…

I think the teams this season are not very distinguishable… at least not like other seasons… I can’t even remember most of them… I don’t get how people say that this is the best cast yet…

Before I start with the teams, the “robotic heads” in the opening return, but at full force… at least in TAR3, the robotic heads looked more natural, but those head turns in the TAR7 opening are just scary… lol

Funny, interesting team labels this season: “Former POW/Pageant Queen” and “Dating On and Off”

The Blondies (I can’t even remember their names, Debbie& Bianca I think) were very dumb in searching for the 7:40 flight… and The Hillbillies didn’t care to check either…and damn it… Meredith and Gretchen… they should’ve gone to the other one… do these people not know that there are EARLIER flights?! And I hated how they told Ron & Kelly about the late flight… I liked the Blondies and Susan & Patrick when they were leading, but I hated them messing the other teams up…

Oooo… altitude sickness… and brown water… cool… lol… Damn… everyone got on the 7:40 plane… they got lucky…

Lynn and Alex are “such spazzes” as TAR6’s Hayden & Aaron would say… They’re okay, but they can get annoying fast… Meredith and Gretchen rocked the llamas… too bad no one got spit on, it would’ve been cruelly funny… Ray & Deanna... geez I can see why they’re “dating on and off”… he seems like a jerk…

Rob & Amber… I can’t believe people like them… I don’t hate them, but do they really need more money? And it was funny how Rob says “they” won $1 Million, when it was Amber that did, and he is just engaged to her… lol

Meredith broke the lady’s eggs… lol… it was sweet of them to pay for them… Wow, everyone almost caught up to the Ray & Deanna… And, the blondes managed to get in 1st… AND WOAH… $20,000… so CBS has decided to infuse a lot more money into the show… great, but $20,000 beats a trip… Dang it… Kris & Jon deserve $20,000… (well actually they deserve the million, but at least… with their 4 trips, they should’ve gotten the $20,000)… They’ll probably give trips on the rest of the legs… In TAR6, Hayden & Aaron would’ve won the $20,000… and in TAR4, three teams would’ve split the money… lol…

Those other blondes were kinda scary at the mat… wow that was the closest ending I’ve ever seen to an elimination ever… I like Ron & Kelly… she looks like that lady on Food Network though… lol… anyway, they seem to be a nice couple… I like Susan & Patrick too, they seem like a good team, even though they don’t look like it… and of course, Meredith & Gretchen… they aren’t as “feisty” as Don & Mary Jean (MJ quote: “Son of a bitch”), but I still like them, as I always like the older couple…

Regardless of a “weaker” premiere, TAR7 will still be excellent… hopefully a deserving team wins this time!


>MY RANKINGS FOR EPISODE ONE<

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Survivor + Amazing Race 7 Commercial

SURVIVOR: PALAU

Uh oh… could we have another Romber??? NOOOOO! lol… these castaways like just wearing underwear around, bras and briefs and boxers… lol… that’s what you get when you cast all models… I can’t believe how weak and stupid Ulong was at the immunity challenge… what the hell happened there?


THE AMAZING RACE 7 COMMERCIAL

I loved this commercial… it asked questions like “You think there aren’t any good reality shows on TV?” and many others to that effect… lol, it was like it was being bitchy and it asked that question during SURVIVOR… lol… but it was nice also because it showed the emotional moments of the Race, especially from TAR6 with Don & Mary Jean and Gus & Hera