The Amazing Race: Please Hold Me While I Singe My Skull
(S13E06) Moms, don't let your boys grow up to be non-ironers. Let 'em by cowboys, let 'em be frats. But, whatever you do, make sure they know the basics of laundry. It's a life skill which may come in handy if they're ever on The Amazing Race. The remaining teams headed off to India for this leg of the race. India is one of those countries which always provide teams with frustration on the roads, but some had their own frustrations with each other. Read on for the full review of tonight's show.
Attractions, distractions, and squabbling
Ah, Dallas is attracted to Starr and vice versa. Could it be a romance or just another showmance? Nick seems amused, but not necessarily opposed to the idea of Dallas being interested in his little sister. Unlike Big Brother, The Amazing Race isn't a paradise for showmances. It will be interesting to see if anything develops.
Then there are distractions. The frat boys or Dandrew (as the divorced duo have dubbed them) are really the bumblers of the season. Tonight's show actually saw them doing well only to get bogged down in the ironing task of the Detour. I swear if they just focused on the task at hand like they did with the painting taxi Roadblock, they'd do so much better.
And, speaking of distractions, I think Nick and Starr had a valid point about the skimpy clothes worn by Kelly and Christy. I recall in an early season of the show, the women were groped on a crowded train in India. Looking at the people of the country, the women aren't dressed with lots of skin showing. Oh, we know they think they're too sexy for their halter tops, but they really should cover up some. I'm beginning to wonder if their divorce papers were signed along with the contracts to be on the show. Tonight they had to mention the ex-husbands or divorces at least three times. Get over it, gals.
There was squabbling aplenty this leg. I'm beginning to think of Tina as Talky Tina from that old episode of The Twilight Zone. Ken better be nice to her! Now, I'm not one prone to violence, but I want to shake her and yell at her to shut up as she incessantly yapped at Ken during the painting the taxi Roadblock! The same thing with Terence. I'm still not getting why those two ever became a couple. Sado-masochism maybe? I still like Sarah, but since she chooses to be with him, she's not my favorite for the win.
Although I'm thinking they probably won't win it all, I'm still enjoying Dallas and Toni the most. I don't have any clear-cut team for the win at this point. I think I could respect a Starr and Nick win as they gain my favor a bit more each week. Ken and Tina can go far away. Perhaps from each other, as well. Dan and Andrew are just too bumbling to bumble their way into a win. I contend that Kelly and Christy are doing much better than they should be for screwing up as often as they do. I reluctantly admit they did a bit better tonight.
The cities in India always seem to be such a sensory and cultural overload. Densely populated, cows in the streets, a rather dubious underclass while the wealthy seem to be so glitzy ... I'd probably be mesmerized by my surroundings and forget that I was in a race. I've never been there, but I think the teams should realize that English is widely spoken in the country and taught in the schools. Running up and down the streets screaming, "English! ENGLISH!" like Tina did probably wasn't necessary.
The Pit Stop order
1. Nick and Starr, winning what I think is the coolest prize ever -- each won an electric car.
2. Kelly and Christy (How do they do it?)
3. Dallas and Toni
4. Terence and Sarah
5. Andrew and Dan
6. Ken and Tina
Since this was the first non-Philimination leg, Tina and Ken are still in the race. Sometime during the next leg they will encounter a Speed Bump. What that means is that they will have to do a task in addition to whatever all the teams have to do. It can be done if the task is done quickly enough. After all, Terence and Sarah had a half-hour delay to the start of this leg as a penalty from the last leg. They also had extended taxi and task woes, yet came in fourth. I actually think that Tina and Ken are a stronger team than Sarah and Terence. I don't like them, so if the Speed Bump is their demise next week, so be it!
|Nick and Starr||10 (2.6%)|
|Kelly and Christy||94 (24.2%)|
|Dallas and Toni||7 (1.8%)|
|Andrew and Dan||57 (14.7%)|
|Terence and Sarah||91 (23.4%)|
|Ken and Tina||130 (33.4%)|