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The Amazing Race Ep. 21.07, “Off to See the Wizard”: Bad luck and major errors separate the teams in Russia

The Amazing Race Review, Season 21, Episode 7 “Off to See the Wizard” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS One of the most exciting parts about The Amazing Race is how unpredictable events can completely change the game. Although teams are competing in designed challenges, there is no definite way to avoid chaos. There …

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The Amazing Race Ep. 21.6, “Get Your Sexy On”: The subway curse strikes again!

The Amazing Race Review, Season 21, Episode 6 “Get Your Sexy On” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS In a fast-paced competition like The Amazing Race, conventional wisdom might suggest that it’s wise to avoid getting stuck with the pack. However, the chaos and confusion actually make this false thinking in most cases. Teams …

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The Amazing Race Ep. 21.5, “Chill Out, Freak”: Teams wilt from the heat in Bangladesh

The Amazing Race Review, Season 21, Episode 5, “Chill Out, Freak” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS It’s time for killer fatigue! There’s only so long that teams can deal with limited sleep, intense stress, and small quantities of food before they start dropping. When these factors are added to excessive heat and grueling …

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The Amazing Race Ep. 21.4, “Funky Monkey”: Poor design and an inevitable exit lead to a pretty dull leg

The Amazing Race Review, Season 21, Episode 4, “Funky Monkey” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS A common question among long-time fans of The Amazing Race asks why the later seasons feel so different. Along with a faster-paced editing  and more gimmicks, the main changes have involved the casting. The producers look more for …

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The Amazing Race Ep. 21.3, “There’s No Crying in Baseball”: A surprisingly resilient Gary and Will survive the dreaded Double U-Turn

The Amazing Race Review, Season 21, Episode 3 “There’s No Crying in Baseball” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS In the current era of The Amazing Race, the producers have used two primary tactics to generate tension. The first move is casting volatile teams like Brendon and Rachel from last season that create drama …

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The Amazing Race Ep. 21.2, “Long Hair, Don’t Care”: Bad luck with taxis dooms a popular team

The Amazing Race Review, Season 21, Episode 2 “Long Hair, Don’t Care” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS When it comes to analyzing episodes of The Amazing Race, it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish between poor game design and an undesirable result. The producers are blamed when they make it too easy for a likable …

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The Amazing Race Ep. 21.1, “Double Your Money” is entertaining but restricted by its running time

The Amazing Race, Season 21, Episode 1, “Double Your Money” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS The Amazing Race premiere offers so many possibilities for the upcoming season. There are 22 new players to meet and lots of unknown challenges ahead. The potential is exciting, but it can lead to information overload because so …

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The Amazing Race Ep. 24.10, ‘I Need Hair to Be Pretty’: An infamous past challenge tests what players will do for a million dollars

The Amazing Race Review, Season 24, Episode 10, “I Need Hair to Be Pretty” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS Some of the best Amazing Race moments have shown players overcoming serious fears of heights, tight spaces, and even jumping into a pool. Seeing their thrilled reactions after overcoming these challenges is one of …

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The Amazing Race, Ep. 20.09, “Bollywood Travolta”: Dancing in India sends teams to the edge

The Amazing Race Review, Season 20, Episode 9, “Bollywood Travolta” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS There’s a clear reason why The Amazing Race visits India so frequently. The combination of serious crowds, crazy driving, and excessive heat can send teams scrambling to keep their sanity. Also, the producers tend to use this setting …

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The Amazing Race Ep. 20.08, “Let Them Drink Their Haterade”: Even the Double U-Turn Can’t Save Nary and Jamie

The Amazing Race Review, Season 20, Episode 8, “Let Them Drink Their Haterade” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS If there’s one thing that unites fans of The Amazing Race, it’s a hatred of the non-elimination legs. Since the show is unlikely to expand the cast due to added costs, they’re a necessity to …

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The Amazing Race Ep. 20.07, “I Didn’t Make Her Cry”: Let the personal attacks begin!

The Amazing Race Review, Season 20, Episode 7, “I Didn’t Make Her Cry” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS During its early seasons, The Amazing Race was known as the antidote to other reality series because its cast felt like regular people. The teams generally got along, and even the fights were typically over …

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The Amazing Race, Ep. 20.05, “Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence”: Art and JJ storm the castle in Bavaria

The Amazing Race Review, Season 20, Episode 5, “Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS There’s no simple formula to determine which teams will dominate The Amazing Race. It takes a certain level of physical strength to handle the challenges, but plenty of superior athletes have failed in early …

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The Amazing Race, Ep. 20.04, “Taste My Salami”: Nothing says Italy like cleaning fake statues

The Amazing Race Review, Season 20, Episode 4, “Taste My Salami” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS Digiorno! This cultural gaffe from Big Brother Rachel (in place of buongiorno) perfectly summarizes this mess of an episode. The Amazing Race has surged back creatively at the start of its 20th season, but those gains slam …

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The Amazing Race, Ep. 20.03, “Bust Me Right in the Head with It”: The competition heats up in Paraguay

The Amazing Race Review, Season 20, Episode 3, “Bust Me Right in the Head with It” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS In the past few years, The Amazing Race has faced criticism from long-time fans about easy challenges that involved more luck than skill. This changed slightly last season with harder clues, but …

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The Amazing Race, Ep. 20.02, “You Know I’m Not as Smart as You”: Bring on the solar power and bad math!

The Amazing Race Review, Season 20, Episode 2, “You Know I’m Not as Smart as You” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS During its early years, The Amazing Race thrived on unpredictable moments that no producer could plan in advance. The first season included an airport strike in Rome that caused delays and serious …

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The Amazing Race, Ep. 20.01, “Tears of a Clown” provides a high-flying, suspenseful beginning

The Amazing Race Review, Season 20, Episode 1, “Tears of a Clown” Airs Sundays at 8pm (ET) on CBS One of the most intriguing aspects of The Amazing Race is the extensive game design required to keep the teams moving through the planned course. The right combination of clues, transportation, and tasks can provide great …

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