2 complaints about Amazing Race --
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|Tue, 09-28-2004 - 12:41pm|
1.) It bugs the heck out of us when everyone gets bunched up in an airport!! It is so-o-o-o nerve wracking to have a team be six hours ahead (as I think Colin and Christie were at one point) and then have everyone on the same plane to the next destination. It gets to the point where, if a team is way ahead, DH and I will say, "Yea, but everyone will catch up at the airport." It kind of takes some of the suspense out of it. I don't know how they'd fix it except to maybe limit the number of teams that can be on any given flight? But that would also be heavily dependant on how many flights might go to a specific destination and how frequent they are.
2.) We were very upset to see the way Colin and Christy's driver was driving in the end. He was driving illegally and dangerously and endangering other people on the road. Also, many of the teams had their drivers speeding and passing other cars under questionable circumstances in other legs of the game. I'm not a strict prude, but it did bother me to see the show condoning this behavior. In the future, I'd like to see the rules read, "You must obey the traffic rules of the country you are in or you will be penalized a time fault." Maybe that would solve the problem of 'bunching up' in the airports!
Anyone else want to weigh in?
P.S. Just an aside -- Someone had raised the issue of Colin not following the rules in one of the tasks. He pulled the clue down the mast of the sailboat instead of turning the handle to get it. I checked my tape and he even says in the voice over, "We were supposed to turn this handle, but I just pulled it down." Why weren't they penalized for that? Other teams had to do do-overs when they made a mistake. Anyone have any insight?