‘The Amazing Race’ Season Finale – YAWN!

I just watched the season finale of The Amazing Race and wanted to write a short blog post on it.

I used to find this show exciting and suspenseful, and that has completely petered out in the past few seasons. I’d hoped that this season’s All-Stars theme would help reinvigorate the show, but no such luck. In fact, by the final episode I couldn’t have cared less who won. Brendan and Rachel grate my nerves and make dumb mistakes. Jennifer and Caroline had too much help from other teams leading up to the final leg. I found David and Connor annoyingly self-righteous.

Father and son team David and Connor run to the finish line.

Father and son team David and Connor run to the finish line.

The challenges the teams faced in the last leg were some of the weakest I remember. What, exactly, did they do that was difficult? The David Copperfield challenge was dull – find the right key? That’s something janitors do every day. Replace lightbuulbs? Again, calling the maintenance department! And skydiving? Well, that looked like fun, but there wasn’t exactly a lot of room for error. David and Connor began that challenge a few minutes early, and they won the race by seemingly that exact margin. The whole million bucks came down to the fact that they were faster at screwing in lightbulbs? Lame.

What did you guys think? Am I the only person who found it pretty lackluster?

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3 Responses to ‘The Amazing Race’ Season Finale – YAWN!

  1. Cheryl says:

    I was bored and there was no suspense on who would win. Once again, a bad cabbie hindered a team. They really need to make the teams walk or drive themselves in the final leg.

  2. Denise says:

    I agree. No excitement…no daring tasks….no suspense…whiny winners….they better jazz it up for next season.

  3. Colin.Was.Here says:

    Agreed. So boring. Challenges were way to easy for the final leg. There was no suspense, no team to root for, no chance for a shake up… The whole show is just so stale and I don’t think Phil adds anything to it… I don’t want to watch next season, but I guess when it airs I sill will. But I wish I didn’t because I’m ALWAYS disappointed.

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