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02-24-2013, 12:29 PM
There really aren't any TV shows these days that I make an effort to watch every week. NFL football, Game of Thrones, and the Amazing Race are pretty much it.

Every year/season my wife an I play a game of trying to pick the winners during the first episode. If that team ends up winning we get absolutely nothing. This season I've picked Idries & Jamil (the twin doctors) while she picked Mona & Beth (the roller derby moms). But I'm rooting against Joey & Meghan. When your job/handle is "YouTube Hosts/Sensations", yeah get lost.

Any other fans here?

02-24-2013, 12:37 PM
I saw contestants from the Amazing Race Norway doing their thing in Agra when I was in India last year.

02-24-2013, 02:15 PM
My mom and I are big fans of that show. I instantly wanted the YouTube hosts to be eliminated, haha. Them and the newly married couple (they seem like real assholes) I don't like. My favorites are the Alabama couple and the roller-derby moms.

02-24-2013, 04:16 PM
Alabama was my second choice for winners but I went with the twins. And that newly married couple do seem like great people:tp:

02-24-2013, 05:19 PM
As soon as they said they were newly married I thought, "oh this is gonna be good." :lol:

02-24-2013, 05:55 PM
After the Vanderpump Rules Season Finale tomorrow, THEN there will be nothing on TV.

03-02-2013, 06:08 PM
Wow, did I ever pick a couple of losers. I've only had one team win in the end, but I can't remember a team I picked going out in the second episode.

Whenever our teams go out my wife and I get to pick a backup team, just with no shot at the prize now. So I'll go with my original guy instinct and pick the Alabama team.

03-03-2013, 07:02 PM
Even if you're a fan or not, this video is classic. Let me set it up; it was early in the race, the challenge was to launch watermelons at this statue and knock it over. The team was these two really annoying ladies who were hosts on the Home Shopping Network. The blonde one was actually the more annoying of the two but it didn't matter. I'd say the video is beyond 'Wipeout' quality, it's more Most Extreme Elimination Challenge.

We'll call the video "Melons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OZjHjJToVo)".

03-04-2013, 06:28 AM
Didn't that happen in an earlier season?

Jesus, I would think that would cause serious injury, I guess not.

03-04-2013, 11:05 AM
Didn't that happen in an earlier season?

Jesus, I would think that would cause serious injury, I guess not.

It was three or four seasons ago. She was fine, that team ended up coming in second place.

02-23-2014, 06:07 PM
Another season, another singular post by me in this thread.

Oh well, I like the All-Stars seasons. I was really looking forward to Bopper and Mark's return and I'd even picked them as "my team". Figures, Bopper came down with a pancreas problem and had to drop out before the race even started. That has to be a new record for my chosen team to get eliminated; before the race even started. So I changed my pick to Jet and Cord, while my wife picked the Afganimals.

02-24-2014, 02:24 AM
What even is this?

02-24-2014, 02:34 AM
What even is this?

This (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-OZjHjJToVo) is all I know about the show and probably all you really need to know.

02-24-2014, 07:48 AM
What even is this?

A reality TV show. I'm not sure if there is a UK version.

02-24-2014, 09:46 AM
A reality TV show.

This is all I need to know.

05-19-2014, 06:20 PM
I know no one here cares; but has there ever been someone as annoying, stupid and unlikeable as Rachel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Reilly) from "Team Brachel (http://amazingrace.wikia.com/wiki/Brendon_%26_Rachel)" on the show? The only bad thing about her/them losing is she's a lock for the next "All-Stars" edition of the show (they're reality TV whores, twice each on Big Brother and twice on the Amazing Race)

My team ended up fifth place and my wife's ended up in forth. It was a good season.

:light: I'll be the next person to post in this thread when the next season starts in September. :light:

(Actually, the last two weeks have been bumped for other shows, and the season finale even got bumped for the Billboard Music Awards. I think this show may have run its course)

09-26-2014, 06:14 PM
Anyone interested...anyone?

Oh well, a new season started tonight and I'm already seeing some problems.

1. the show's been bumped to Friday nights which is usually a death knell for TV shows. Because really, what kind of losers stay home and...watch TV...on...Friday's...:eyes:.

2. did they have to go to a modeling agency to cast every competitor? I really don't like beautiful people that much. So having one or two beautiful teams every season was bearable. But I'd say there are only one or two ugmos this season. No one stood out. No one seemed like they had any character quirks or personality. A lot of really nice boobs though. Thank god they went to the Virgin Islands before the realtors got eliminated.

3. instead of having the teams "titles/descriptions" as just words they've social media'd it up. So instead of "housewives" or "dating" under the peoples names it now says "#housewives" or "#dating". I fucking hate social media. It's a little thing but I threw up in my mouth every time I saw it.

I've hated past seasons at the beginning only to end up enjoying them as time went on. But this one started out especially bad. Being on Friday's now and with what I've heard the show being on the block I wouldn't be surprised to see it come to a close soon. I can't say I care. It's run it's course but I'll still watch. There's a Canadian version of the show that finished up last weekend and I actually really enjoyed it. The people were more "real" and it was a little less "big network". But, boobs.

My pick was the girl with one arm (I think she's the girl they based that surfer movie on a few years ago) and her boyfriend. My wife picked the dentists.

And for all the wrestling fans; there's a team on it from TNA Wrestling. Brook and Robbie Z I think they're called. She's an idiot and he's a moron. What else is new. But there was a funny part where they were guiding a boat across water and there's was the only one that sank. Kind of like life imitating life.