April 02, 2007

Out Of Africa, Eventually

This week on The Amazing Race: All-Stars, we had a two-hour episode. And why was that? Because the trailing teams (the Guidos and Eric & Danielle) had such trouble leaving Tanzania that they actually didn't make it to the pit stop before the first team (the beauty queens, surprisingly) was ready to leave for THE NEXT LEG. In other words, they had fallen more than TWELVE HOURS BEHIND. That has never happened in the history of this race. Nuts.

Between all that and some poor production planning (having it turn out to be a non-elimination leg, and then following it up with that stupid-ass Intersection thing), it was a hot mess. Yes, it made for some interesting television. But it ultimately felt unsatisfying, and the Guidos' ultimate exit was anticlimactic.

On the plus side, the Chas were still charming and did well. Dustin really showed some talent at the piano Detour, and I don't think I've ever seen that team so put together. Well done, BQs. And I'm telling you - watch out for Uchenna & Joyce. Once again they are looking like potential stealth winners.

But the story of the week is Mirna's gradual alienation of the human race. First she's harassing a poor Tanzanian travel agent for 7 hours. Then she's yelling at Polish cab drivers who try to get as far away from her as possible. At first I was wondering why the people on the streets of Warsaw were so very unfriendly. Now I suspect they were all suffering from a condition called "Mirna's Karma." Hell, even Charla was sick of her this week.

1 comment:

Stef said...

I missed this week's double-ep, cuz I was watching you fly through the air with the greatest of ease! :-) But between your post and the cbs.com recap, I feel like I'm pretty well caught up. So long, Guidos. Hated you then, hated you now!