The Amazing Race: Having a Baby's Gotta Be Easier Than This
by Jackie Schnoop, posted Apr 27th 2009 1:05AM
(S14E10) Oh, boo-hoo. I don't understand why anyone with such a fear of water would even consider going on a show like The Amazing Race. Almost every season there's some sort of swimming which has to be done. Perhaps I'm biased because I learned to swim at a young age. My own personal theory of dealing with life is that everyone should learn how to swim, drive a stick shift, and change a flat tire. Hey ... those talents could win the race!
The ongoing Margie/Luke vs. Jen/Kisha saga
Okay, I'm officially tired of this. Luke seems to be be inspired to win even more than before, yet Margie still nitpicks over Jen and Kisha's treatment of her beloved son. On the Jen and Kisha side, they're still muttering about it, too. Both sides are saying they're going to forget about the other team and forge ahead for the win. So, why don't they just do that and shut up about each other?
Time for me to nitpick!
I know I said how great the whole cast was this season. For the longest time, I couldn't find much fault with any of the teams. That's far behind me as we land in with the final four.
- Margie and Luke: He's very immature and whiny, although the team generally does well in the end. Margie enables his lack of independence. I admire all that she has done in the actual tasks, though.
- Tammy and Victor: While I don't blame them for capitalizing on the fact that they speak the native language in China, I find it very sneaky for them to tell others to give the other teams wrong directions and such. I find it surprising that they're probably the team I like best right now for the win. Oh ... and Victor's voice tends to drive me up the wall. He has some sort of overly-enunciated thing going on along with a singsong pitch. Eek.
- Jen and Kisha: I don't blame them for the Luke/Margie brouhaha -- both teams acted like asses about things. But Jen has a deadly fear of water and went on the show, then fussed that she wanted to quit. And tonight there was a huge "oh no, she didn't moment. Which one of them said all of the Chinese people looked alike? They were the Ugly Americans tonight calling the Chinese folks dumb and zombies because they didn't speak English.
- Jaime and Cara: They've been playing the Ugly American role all along. They also tend to be followers, ride coattails, then wonder why they never get first place. Well, tonight didn't bring about that big finish either. Heh.
I don't want a foot massage and I can't swim like Phelps
The foot massage in the roadblock looked brutal tonight. Kudos to the editing which kept showing evil masseuse grins accompanied by dramatic music. Was that a huge blister on Luke's heel? I thought it a bit telling when Jen asked, "What's manipulation?" I see the contestants don't always know English, do they?
When it came to the detour, I think Cara and Jaime could have made easier time in the "diving" than the swimming part. Since the teams didn't really have to dive and those two are similar in weight, all they would have to do is jump off the boards at the same time. The drama with Jen was a bit too much for me. I was waiting for Kisha to take control and throw her in the water or something. At least Tammy learned to swim prior to the show. Can she drive a stick and change a flat?
To be continued ...
Yep, it's that time. Although Jaime and Cara hit the pit stop first, it's not really the pit stop. The leg isn't over, the drama continues.
|Yes, she has a fear of water||126 (25.6%)|
|No, she knew she was scared of water when she went on the show||324 (65.9%)|
|I don't know. What's manipulation?||42 (8.5%)|