As a Filipino-American, it’s certainly not strange for me to enjoy foreign, especially Asian, entertainment. Even if it’s in a different language I may not understand, I’ve perfectly enjoyed everything from Korean music to Japanese anime to Thai drama. And I’ve also enjoyed The Amazing Race Vietnam even if I might not understand a single word the teams ever say.
But as a Filipino-American, it is very surreal and strange to be watching The Amazing Race Vietnam make the franchise-first visit to North Korea.
Another Amazing Race US season has come and gone. And it gets more and more miraculous that this old franchise continues to survive. But at the very least, we know TARUS still has one more season ready to go.
And Season 32 could very well air more than 16 months after they wrapped filming last year! Craziness!
But anyway, this is a Season 31 Wrap-up of course. Let’s talk about this Reality Showdown! Right off the bat, I will say this was a very standard HD Era season. Definitely far from the HD era gold standard Season 25. And even the next best. Season 27. If this weren’t the much-hyped showdown between Survivor, Big Brother and Amazing Race alums, this would very much be a forgettable season. Continue reading →
Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 11 – “This One is For One Million Dollars”
All teams are on the same flight to London Gatwick Airport. Upon arrival, teams must find their next clue at Gatwick Aviation Museum. They will hop into a helicopter and fly from Gatwick to Seven Sisters to Dover Castle.
Leo & Jamal maintain their lead and arrive at the Castle to find the Road Block: Who can’t keep a secret? Continue reading →
Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 7 – Living Fearlessly
While still in Kampala waiting for their flight to Switzerland, Team Fun, the Afghanimals and the Reillys share a beer and discuss who they will U-Turn in the event they come across one soon. Becca & Floyd decide to bury the hatchet with Rachel & Elissa. They all agree Colin & Christie is the strongest team. But Leo & Jamal and Becca & Floyd suggest Nicole & Victor as well. Continue reading →
Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 5 – “I’m a Bird, I’m a Plane, I’m on The Amazing Race”
Teams fly to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Once there, teams must hop into taxis to meet some rich young men with expensive cars in the desert. After enjoying some tea and dates, teams can retrieve the next clue inside the cars. Continue reading →