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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