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The Amazing Race: Throwback–Season 12 Finale, Air Date 1/20/08

June 28th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Amazing Race: Throwback–Season 12 Finale, Air Date 1/20/08

by Lyn Jensen Now that we’ve seen the finale of Season 29 of The Amazing Race, let’s flashback to the finale of Season 12, which started when the season’s final three teams opened and read their clues in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, and found they had to book flights to Anchorage, Alaska, about 4500 miles across the Pacific […]

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The Amazing Race: Season 29 Finale in Chicago, 6/1/17

June 4th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Amazing Race: Season 29 Finale in Chicago, 6/1/17

by Lyn Jensen Instead of starting with teams opening their first clue envelopes for the next leg, the finale of The Amazing Race Season 29 picks up where the last leg ended, with the top three teams still gathered on the mat in Seoul. Host Phil Keoghan tells them they’ll be flown premium class (business class, first […]

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The Amazing Race: Season 29, Final Four, Korea, 5/25/17

May 29th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Amazing Race: Season 29, Final Four, Korea, 5/25/17

by Lyn Jensen When The Amazing Race began Season 29, the concept was to take 22 strangers and make them into teams. As the race enters its final legs, the time has come to ask if the strangers that have developed the best teamwork are going to win. Teamwork isn’t the only factor that determines a winner, […]

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The Amazing Race: Season 29, Two Episodes in Vietnam, 5/18/17

May 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Amazing Race: Season 29, Two Episodes in Vietnam, 5/18/17

by Lyn Jensen Already Season 29 of The Amazing Race is down to its final four teams, and tomorrow (Thurs.) we’ll see the set-up for the finale. CBS scheduled the ninth and tenth episodes back-to-back last Thursday, and there were some unusual deviations from the race’s standard format. The five teams that started from Athens, Greece, were:  Joey/Tara, […]

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The Amazing Race: Season 29, Greece, 5/11/17

May 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Amazing Race: Season 29, Greece, 5/11/17

by Lyn Jensen For the final six teams of The Amazing Race Season 29, the time of being polite strangers is past. They know each other now, and for some teams the politeness is starting to wear off. As the remaining teams face another double U-turn in the eighth episode, the alliance they formed earlier disappears. When […]

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The Amazing Race: Season 29, Italy, 4/27/17

May 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on The Amazing Race: Season 29, Italy, 4/27/17

by Lyn Jensen Sometimes, in place of a non-elimination leg, The Amazing Race runs two legs as one. Teams get to to the pit stop mat, and host Phil Keoghan tells them to keep racing. During the season 29 race, the seven remaining teams arrive at the mat on a mountaintop in Norway, and Phil […]

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The Amazing Race: Season 29, Africa (4th Leg) and Norway (5th Leg), 4/21/17

April 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on The Amazing Race: Season 29, Africa (4th Leg) and Norway (5th Leg), 4/21/17

by Lyn Jensen Although strangers being formed into teams has led some viewers to describe the latest Amazing Race as a “blind date” season, it’s more like a “make new friends” season. The teams appear to be primarily bonding over friendship, not romance–but there are a few that do resemble disastrous blind dates. Relationship troubles are becoming more […]

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The Amazing Race: Season 29, 3rd Leg, 4/13/17

April 18th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Amazing Race: Season 29, 3rd Leg, 4/13/17

by Lyn Jensen Warning:  double blind U-turn ahead!  On the third leg of The Amazing Race, Season 29, the first opportunity for teams to U-turn other teams comes into play. It’s usually used by one team who’s unhappy with another, or else by a team that needs to avoid being in last place. Sometimes the team that gets […]

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The Amazing Race: Season 29, 2nd Leg, 4/6/17

April 9th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Amazing Race: Season 29, 2nd Leg, 4/6/17

by Lyn Jensen Leg two of The Amazing Race almost always means one team down, ten to go, and that’s the situation on Season 29. The ten remaining teams leave the pit stop in Panama City with their next clue telling them to fly to Sao Paulo, Brazil. The teams are scattered between six flights: 1st–Vanck/Ashton, […]

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The Amazing Race: Season 29 Premiere, 3/30/17

April 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on The Amazing Race: Season 29 Premiere, 3/30/17

by Lyn Jensen Let’s enjoy Season 29 of The Amazing Race while we can, since we’re not likely to see Season 30 for another year or more. I don’t know if I can post recaps of every episode, but I’m posting my recap of the premiere and then I’ll see how the rest of the season unfolds. […]

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