Monday, April 21 2014
With rare exception CBS's Amazing Race has had a lock on the annual Emmy, but its wins are more about formula than quality.
Friday, August 27 2010
Sunday, March 7 2010
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.
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.
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.