Still in Dubai, one team builds on a big lead, while a water slide proves a Waterloo
When most "Amazing Race" fans go through the show's history, their favorite teams and their favorite tasks, "The Amazing Race 8" usually goes conspicuously unmentioned. That was the "Family Edition," which stunk because of the teams of four, stunk because very few of the legs left the United States and stunk because there's something awkward and unsightly about watching small children face challenges in high pressure situations.
I highly doubt that Bert Van Munster and company are going to go down the "Family Edition" path ever again and if they ever have their doubts regarding why emotionally unformed kids shouldn't be allowed on the Race, they should just check out Sunday (Oct. 25) night's "The Amazing Race."
Nobody in America was a fan of FOX's short-lived "Nashville," but those of us who were forced to watch an episode or two for work already knew that Mika was an innocent, a sheltered, coddled naif. I guess you can take that as an insult, but I don't mean it that way. I just don't know that I've ever seen a reality TV contestant less prepared to face even a scintilla of adversity than poor Mika. And I watched every episode of "Kid Nation."
So what Mika did on Sunday night may have seemed like a pathetic and humiliating choke job, I don't view it that way. Sometimes spoiled children just misbehave and when that happens, sometimes it costs the people they love a whole heap of money.
[Recap of Sunday night's "The Amazing Race" after the break...]