Thanks to Patrick for reminding me that The Amazing Race starts tonight. It’s been gone almost a whole year. There was something on in the fall that involved families that was sort of like the Amazing Race, except really lame, so I don’t think it counts. I prefer to think that, in the language of comic book fan boys and Trekkies, it happened “out of continuity.”
Looking at the roster of teams, it appears the producers have taken the unusual step of casting real people and not model/actors (or “Mactors“). This bodes well for a good season already.
I’m awful at predicting the winner but there are a few teams worth noting:
Team Nerd – David and Lori. My pre-race favourites. They’re into indie rock. Claim to speak “Sesame Street-level Spanish.” God I hope they can drive a stick shift.
Team Groovy – BJ and Tyler. They wear Hawaiian shirts. They wear red pants. They make goofy faces. They’re WACKY. And yet, they’re well travelled. Could good far. Could also grate with their wackiness.
Team Closet – John and Scott. They’re “lifelong friends” who share happy memories of trips together to Provincetown. Riiight.
Cock that eyebrow at will, Mr. Koeghan.