March 23, 2005

Honey, Listen To Your Mama

After the break, I have some thoughts about last night's The Amazing Race, so come back later for the White Trash Wednesday post if TAR ain't your cup of tea.

Rob and Amber are extremely dangerous. If you still think of Rob as the doofus wannabe Mafioso of his first Survivor gig, you need to re-evaluate that opinion. Rob has proven to be very adaptable - he was the first player in Surivor: All Stars to recognize that it's a completely different game when you play against people you already know (some would say that he's the ONLY player who recognized that). For Amber's part, she knows her place and doesn't challenge him, and team harmony is a real factor in the Race, especially late (Hayden and Aaron, I'm looking at you). My friend Paul (and why haven't you started blogging yet, dude?) says "They're a perfect match. He's scruple-free and she's personality-free." And speaking of scruple-free, Rob is not above bribing, which should come as no surprise to those of us who recall his pre-reality-TV-fame career of working construction in Boston. I could really like them if they weren't so gloaty.

Patty is such a little girl, and it has nothing to do with his being gay; he's just a little girl. And if he's tired of his mother seeing the glass as half-full, then he needs to stop trying to empty the glass. Off my TV, and don't come back!

Lynn and Alex continue to prance their way to top-group leg finishes. They're a lot of fun to watch, and I hope they stay in for a while.

Ray and Deana are like the anti-Hayden/Aaron. Where Hayden broke down because she didn't think Aaron was taking things seriously enough, Deana's going to break down because Ray's so overbearing. And from the way the editors consistently included Ray's fixation about beating Meredith and Gretchen ("We're not going to lose to the old couple," "They're about 20 years too late", "There's no way we can lose to such a weak team"), I have a suspicion that that's exactly what's going to happen.

Posted by Chris at March 23, 2005 12:17 PM

Category: Reality TV