people close to me definitely knows how addicted i am with the show Amazing Race! i started religiously watching this show since season 5 (colin/christie, bowling moms, charla/myrna as the most notable teams). i can say that season 5 is my most favorite season not because chip & kim won (they were just very lucky to get on that last flight to the final leg) but because they went to the Philippines! i cracked up with colin’s “the OX is broken!!!” & i was in tears when the bowlings moms got eliminated (they gave a very good fight in the Palawan leg). Did you know that it was because of the Bowling Moms that the rule on each team member doing a maximum of only 6 roadblocks was started? It was evident that until season 5, most of the roadblocks were being done by the male team member, which is unfair on the part of an alpha female team (as in the case of the bowling moms where both of them have to share the same number of roadblocks). Kaya starting season 6, the “bowling moms rule” was established.

The season i most hated (among sooooo many other viewers) is their 6th installment. Where the obnoxious Freddy/Kendra won. Beating Kris/Jon in the finish line. CBS might have sensed the viewer’s hatred against these two that’s why after only 2 weeks, season 7 already started (so as to probably erase the bad memory of the 6th season LOL). Season 7 is equally entertaining as season 5 because ROMBER is there! yes! the reality tv whores! after being in Survivor and Survivor all-stars, here they are again! i can say that this team is one of the most competitive teams i know from the history of TAR. They are as cunning and witty as colin/christie hehehe.

Season 8 (the family edition) is the worst thing that every happened in the Amazing Race. It was boring! I didn’t really mind missing an episode on this one.

Then came season 9, where BJ & Tyler won over Eric and Jeremy. In the end, it all boils down to who has more brains than brawns.

And now, season 10 is currently airing over Studio 23 every Monday mornings, 9am (via satellite) and at AXN at 9pm. it is down to only 3 teams (the bamas, rob&kimberly & the models tyler & james.) i am not really rooting for any particular team here. i always have a change of heart every episode hehehe… i’ve read some spoilers regarding who will win this season and it has a very surprising twist in the final mat!!! if you do not want to be spoiled, do not read further! Bama arrives at the final mat but don’t celebrate just yet. They broke the rules at JFK and took an unauthorized taxi into town. So when they arrive at the mat, Phili informs them of the violation and are penalized for 30minutes and must stand aside and wait. The models come racing up just ahead of R/K and arrive at the mat, but spot Bama waiting on the side and believe “sucks, we are second”, but go into a fit of joy when Phil tells them they are first and R/K come and in second, and Bama comes in where they belong — THIRD!!!spoiler end. If this spoiler is true, then this must be the meanest finale of all finales! There is justice in TAR afterall! hehehe… it’s just that it would suck if the Bamas win this, coz they are the most negative racers i’ve known! they are very insecure, they always have something bad to say about everybody, and they are also bastos! imagine making singit in a very long line just because THEY ARE IN A RACE. i don’t see that as a strategy. it’s pure kabastusan in my opinion.

anyways, i’m very excited coz there have been news going around that an Amazing Race All stars is in production! YEEEP! we will once again see the best racers in TAR history! i would luuurrve to see the bowling moms (Linda/Karen), Colin/Christie, Charla/Myrna (from season 5) again! sadly, i’ve read from other forums na christie is 6 months pregnant kaya di sya makakasali but i think colin is teaming up with another controversial racer from season 6 — Jonathan!!!! (remember the guy who almost ALWAYS make a scene with her wife Victoria). i also don’t mind if the beauty queens from season 10 (who got the last boot) is also included in the list. They are the most competitive alpha female racers i’ve known! sayang lang that they were eliminated and not have made the final 3 teams haaaaayyyy… there are buzzz that ROMBER (again?!!!!wtf?!) is joining. hay naku. ang dami nang nasusukang viewers sa kanila. hehehe… what next? Big Brother? Fear Factor? Project Runway? LOL. I just hope that no team who already won the million will be asked to play again, give chance na lang to others. Besides, the winners are not ALWAYS the best racers. sobrang lucky lang sila hehehe…

I am also watching The Amazing Race Asia over at AXN during Thursdays, 9pm. Two Philippine teams made the cut (the Lopezes and Aubrey Miles with her bestfriend Jacq). And two Philippine teams were the 1st 2 teams to be eliminated. That really sucks!!! kakahiya kainis! the first team to be eliminated are the Lopezes (yes, of the Lopez clan). my opinion is that nagpaka-greedy sila on being the 1st team to arrive at the mat. Imagine using the Fast Forward when you LEAST need it! they finished second on the first leg for crying out loud! tapos gagamitin mo ang fast forward (you only should use this when it’s most advantageous to your team kasi once mo lang to magagamit) just because you want to rest and recharge early. nyek! usually, the losing teams from the previous leg are expected to use this para makahabol. kaya ayan, ang galing nyo pa naman sana sa physical challenges, tsktsktsk… tapos, eto nmang team nila aubrey, puro na lang pagpapacute ang alam, kaya ayan tuloy, natanggal kagad kayo. hay! wala na tuloy akong teams na iru-root. Compared sa TAR, TARA seems to lack the suspense that TAR offers. Must be bad editing. And whatsup with the host? Trying to imitate the style of Phil and fails miserably. Like when the racers gets on the mat, he would be like “Aubrey and Jac, you are team number…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. (after 10 yrs)…… one.” O kaya naman, “Aubrey and Jac, you are the last team to …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. (after 10 yrs)………. arrive.”Effing irritating. (but watches it anyway LOL).

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