On last week's podcast, Dan and I were asked which fictional TV character would make the ideal "Amazing Race" partner. Dan mocked me for my list dominated by attractive women - even if all of them had "Race"-applicable skills - and ultimately we decided to expand the discussion into gallery form, with 20 characters from current TV shows. Nothing deep; just fun. So go check it out and feel free to join the discussion there of other characters you'd want to send to handle a Roadblock for you.

Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "TV (The Book)" about the 100 greatest shows of all time, goes on sale on September 6. He can be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com