Sunday, January 11 2009
The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.
Friday, September 26 2008
The first episode features profile-establishing soundbites, a lot of running and plenty of encouraging “Gos!” The best line, courtesy of Anita, is easily this: “Bees are much calmer than all this!”
Friday, November 2 2007
This is the way the best reality show on TV returns. Not with a bang, but a whimper. I love The Amazing Race, but I'm increasingly unhappy with how its handling.
Monday, May 14 2007
You travel a gazillion miles and work your cute little Beauty Queen butt to the bone to reach the final three, and then Bertram Van Munster gives away a million dollars on the equivalent of a coin toss. Quelle crock.
Thursday, March 8 2007
After just three episodes, The Amazing Race: All-Stars is already looking like a bad idea executed poorly.
Tuesday, October 3 2006
Of course, we know that Lost's producers are an international '911' call away, should anything go terribly wrong, but for the most part, the contestants are left to their own devices.
Thursday, September 21 2006
The race began on Kite Hill in Seattle's Gas Works Park, a perfectly photogenic place, but also the scene of the most unpopular victory in the show's history.
Tuesday, March 7 2006
While I wish Desiree hadn't described herself and her mother Wanda as 'sexy little tamales', their Team Boricua is both charming and competent, but doomed to fail on a physical challenge.
Monday, January 9 2006
The Amazing Race focuses on couples, sometimes sensationalizing 'negative' interactions, then absolves itself of ethical responsibilities by asserting its 'documentary' status.
Monday, May 2 2005
Teams care whether they win or lose, but what captivates viewers is seeing how they play the game.