Recap/Commentary: The Amazing Race Vietnam 2019, Episode 9 – North Korea (!)

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.

Yes. That North Korea.

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The Amazing Race 31 Season Wrap-up

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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”

Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 11 – “This One is For One Million Dollars”

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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 10 – “Are you idiots or something like that?”

Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 10 – – Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!

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Teams will now fly to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. While teams are on different flights, the bikes they will need in Kampen will only be unlocked at 9am. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 9 – “Shut up, I’m over this, dude.”


Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 9 – Let’s Split!

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I totally forgot The Amazing Race 31 was on this week. I thought it ended last week.

ANYWAY! Teams must fly to Split, Croatia for this 9th Leg. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 8 – “Thank you for the milk you give.”


Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 8 – “You’re the Apple in My Eye”

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Teams begin the 8th Leg driving themselves to the Ballenberg Community Hall where they must wait for further instructions. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 7 – “Your brand is watching. Just remember that.”


Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 7 – Living Fearlessly

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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 6 – “It’s basically a head-on collision.”


Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 6 – “Who Wants a Rolex?”

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After the #MomSquad of Rachel & Elissa and Janelle & Britney reunite at Dubai’s airport, teams fly to Kampala, Uganda. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 5 – “Suck the juice out of every experience.”


Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 5 – “I’m a Bird, I’m a Plane, I’m on The Amazing Race”

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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

Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 4 – “Now we’re in a water fight with these Vietnamese men!”


Recap: The Amazing Race 31, Episode 4 – “I Took Out a Polar Bear”

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Corinne & Eliza don’t understand why no Big Brother teams have been eliminated yet. Continue reading