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Fri, 09-30-2005 - 3:28am

This post has my strong opinion & it's not so positive... so for anyone who doesn't want to read a negative review, please don't scroll down.

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I haven't read any of the other comments about this season yet, I hope I'm not the only one with this opinion...

Ok, well... let me just start by saying The Amazing Race is my dream. I waited with baited breath for this season, thinking how fun it would be. Being from CT myself, I was so excited to be represented by the family from CT. I think those Gaghan (sp?) kids are obnoxious & snotty. I hate to admit, but that can be typical CT aloof-thinking. Although I like to think not all of us are like that!! I think a couple of those kids/young adults are lacking in manners. It's possible that I'm mistaking their competitive-ness with disrespect.

I have two kids myself & I just love them to death. I love to travel with them. Even though I think they are the cutest/smartest/best kids on the planet, do I think that other people would enjoy watching us roll through the U.S. in our Grand Caravan? Ummm, maybe... but probably not.

I'll be disappointed if they don't go to at least one third world country. I like to watch how differently all the teams react to the cultures. Usually there are a couple of "Ugly American" teams who teach me how NOT to behave & then there's the American team who sees the beauty in the culture & children.

This season just feels like a huge snooze fest. In the first two days how far did they go? NYC & Philly have got to be less than a 100 miles apart, right?? I can certainly understand that the places that they usually travel to like India or some of the places in Africa may not be the safest place for kids to be racing, but maybe The Amazing Race Family should have been a spin off like they did for
Trading Spaces.

I just don't think that driving around in a Suburban with snotty kids is exciting. I drive a school bus, so for me that's called GOING TO WORK. LMBO!!! I really didn't like that they get to stow all their gear (that the show bought them, no less!) up in the luggage compartment. I thought that the whole exhaustion/hard work was the psychological part of the race & that's what the real challenge was. If they're stopping every night, as well as the mandatory 12 hour rest period is it really racing or just a family vacation? Seems like a lot of it is an American history lesson. And no, I'm not dogging that, but... it's a different route for the race, ya know?

That NY Italian family needs some serious help. I cannot believe that father (not to mention mother) allows those boys to disrect their mother like that! I hope karma takes care of them.

None of these complaints will probably stop me from watching the show. My favorite team is "The Pink Ladies" a.k.a. "Desperate Housewives" a.k.a. "The Sisters" a.k.a. "Silicon" etc... even though their screaching annoyed me. I've always wanted sisters.

I thought it was hysterical to see all those kids beat those in shape siblings/adults. hehehehe

I LOVED SEEING DREW & KEVIN! They were my favorite. I'm so thankful I have Game Show Network & I can DVR all the old seasons. They should keep me going until next season.

Bottom line with me is, I guess I just think that since seeing this first show of this season, The Amazing Race is an adult participatory show & if they wanted to have a family edition they should have done the spin off thing & switched up the adult show some other way, like using complete strangers instead of a couple with an "existing relationship"... Ok, maybe that was a bad idea, but... something like that. I kind of like the "old" formula, but change isn't *bad* necessarily. I just don't like this one. At all.

I'm surprised that there's no "older couple" like a young gramma & her teenage grandkids.

I apologize if I've beeen too harsh, but I'd love some responses to my opinions... maybe I'm not seeing an upside to this season & you can point it out??

Michelle




Edited 9/30/2005 3:38 am ET ET by shelderee
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Fri, 09-30-2005 - 7:26am

I don't think you were to harsh at all Michelle, I think there are a few people who feel the same way you do.


I haven't watched the whole thing yet, but I did watch it half-way and I agree, I don't really care for the kids being on there, but I will continue to watch because I love AR.


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Fri, 09-30-2005 - 9:56am

I think taking children into some of those third world countries would be a bad idea. If they got lost or someone "grabbed" them while they were stuffed into a train like past seasons, that would be quite tramatic. I have heard that they do not leave North America, so be prepared to be disappointed.

I do think you have a great idea in having had this be a spinoff instead of it being our regular AR season. Hopefully they'll run another one back to back to this one.

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Fri, 09-30-2005 - 6:27pm

Even the dissappointment will not stop me from watching my favorite show.

I'm hoping it will really grow on me & I'll love it in a couple of weeks.

Michelle

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Sat, 10-01-2005 - 5:13pm
I don't post here very often but you are so right I had to. Some things that are cute to their parents are bratty to everyone else. When they said they were doing a family show I thought from the start it was not a good idea. As long as they don't focus on the children all the time it might be ok. Its like the show Everybody Loves Raymond. They didn't have the kids on too much so you never got tired of them. I will also still watch the show.