The Voice, Oct. 21 – Real Battles

The Voice, Oct. 21 – Real Battles

Unlike the previous week's battles, these really are battles and not duets. Not that duets are bad, it just makes it really hard to choose one or see one of ...

The Amazing Race, Oct. 27 – Three Left Feet

The Amazing Race, Oct. 27 – Three Left...

Last week's episode of The Amazing Race ended with the teams still racing. Only Brandon and Adam had reached the Pit Stop. Tim and Marie didn't have their clue showing ...

The Voice, Oct. 15 – Battles or Duets?

The Voice, Oct. 15 – Battles or Duets?...

These battles continue to blow me away. They are all so good that I'd rather have them just keep them around as duets. If you listen to the iTunes ...

The Voice, Oct. 14 – Battle Rounds Begin

The Voice, Oct. 14 – Battle Rounds Beg...

Looking through preview of who will be performing tonight, I can't say I want half of them to go home. I'm hoping for a lot of saves, but if it ...

The Amazing Race, Oct. 20 – “I’ll Tell You Where You Can Stick Your Express Pass”

The Amazing Race, Oct. 20 – “I&#...

We know it has to be time for a non-elimination. We're several legs into The Amazing Race and haven't had one yet. It's with that that we watch the clock ...

Dancing with the Stars, Oct. 14 – It Was a Very Good Year

Dancing with the Stars, Oct. 14 – It W...

This week the stars will all be dancing to songs from their most memorable year of their lives. Before they even get started, Tom Bergeron announces that based on only ...

The Amazing Race, Oct. 13 – Racing with Ricky Bobby

The Amazing Race, Oct. 13 – Racing wit...

Ricky Bobby, despite being a race car driver, is one of the last names I'd expect to come up on The Amazing Race. Nevertheless, the "great Ricky Bobby" is quoted ...

The Voice, Oct. 7 – Finishing Up the Blinds

The Voice, Oct. 7 – Finishing Up the B...

It's the last of the blind auditions. None of the coaches have many spots left on their team, and they're all being super-picky. Cee Lo Green, of course, has the ...

The X Factor, Oct. 2 & 3 – “Take a Seat”

The X Factor, Oct. 2 & 3 – “...

The X Factor is most assuredly trying to compete with The Voice. They have eliminated the round where contestants would visit the coaches' homes and have replaced it with the ...

The Amazing Race, Oct. 6 – “Survivors and Thrivers”

The Amazing Race, Oct. 6 – “Surv...

There's nothing better than great editing that shows contestants being pompous, only to end up eating those words later on. One team member starts out calling his team "survivors and ...

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It's time to see how the rules behind this new season of The Amazing Race. The eleven teams this season will take off from a starting line on the Colorado Street Bridge Pasadena, California. They seem to be arriving in the Partridge Family bus. Groovy. The teams are: Trey and Lexi. Dating, from Austin, Texas. He was a football player for the University of Texas, and she was a cheerleader. They're traditional people and don't want to live together until they get married. One of [...]

Amazing Race 20 – Ep 11 & 12 – Bring That Chicken Home

The two-hour season finale was basically two stand alone episodes fused together to bridge the gap between last week’s Good Wife finale and next week’s Survivor finale. But that’s ok; any excuse for a two-hour block of racing is fine by me. I only wish I hadn’t chosen to see a later Avengers show on Sunday night, requiring me to stay up late watching the Race. I also had to improvise my note taking on the cardboard of my legal pad as I ran out [...]

The Amazing Race, May 6 – Captain Poopy Pants Wins the Race!

Normally at this point I’d be prognosticating who I think will win this season of The Amazing Race, but it’s been so crazy, I don’t know what’s going to happen. By all rights it should be either Border Patrol agents Art and J.J or Blonde Rachel and Dave winning, as there haven’t been many legs that one of those two teams didn’t come in first. However, in this Race, crazy things tend to happen, and in such a crazy season as this, the win could [...]

Amazing Race 20 – Ep 10 – “OK, I’m Gonna Ride You Now”

Well, we sure saw this coming. After the troubles with health that Bopper and Mark experience last week, we knew it would be tough for them to pull off a comeback this week. Compounding the skepticism over their chances for a comeback was the revelation early on that they faced a three hour deficit and had no airport equalization to help balance things out. Our heroes were doomed this week – we knew it, and I can only speak for myself, but I came to [...]

The Amazing Race, Apr. 29 – Sequins, Extensions, and Manure

Last’s week’s non-elimination of Kentucky team Bopper and Mark is still just too incredible to believe. I’m sure hoping for something this week to even out the teams a little, like a flight or something. Otherwise, they won’t have a prayer, as I’m sure they’re far behind everyone else, and they still have a speed bump to complete as well. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for them. The first team to leave the pit stop in Cochin, India, are once again Blonde Rachel and Dave [...]

Amazing Race 20 – Ep 9 – The Trials And Tribulations Of Mark

Ladies and gentlemen…we have in the midst of this annoying season of the Amazing Race, arguably the best non-elimination leg in show history. I must admit that I was riveted by this episode, even though I rightfully predicted the non-elim, and that from the outset, it was obvious that Team Bopper was going to finish in last place. This could have been an awful, boring episode filled with the same collection of fairly awful people. But it wasn’t. Because the theme was The Trials And [...]

The Amazing Race, April 22 – When It Becomes “Truly Amazing”

I’m afraid to watch The Amazing Race tonight. I’ve seen and read previews, and my sister just told me she shed a few tears while watching it, so it’s scaring me a little. I’m worried. Definitely worried. From Tanzania, Kentucky team Bopper and Mark look for medical help in their hotel room. Mark says his leg is in pretty bad shape after injuring it a few weeks ago getting out of the safari truck. He’s devastated that it could take him out of the Race, [...]

Amazing Race 20 – Ep 8 – Not The Bees, Not The Bees!!

Due to a very full, very crazy week, I have not been able to post my Amazing Race column all week long. So for the sake of brevity, we’ll be going with one analysis of the Double U-Turn, a much larger series of Route Markers, a description of tasks, and the order of finish. The drama of the results for the week was not really there as the Feds started out in a two hour hole, and despite catching up later on in the leg, [...]

The Amazing Race, April 15 – Kookoocachoo the Baboons

The racers should all know the U-Turn is coming. It’s directly following a non-elimination leg, and there are only six teams left. And with all the crap that was flying between them all after last week, who knows how this is going to turn out. The Teachers/Federal Agents aren’t out of it yet. Everyone could gang up on others in the Double U-Turn, which would allow the Federal Agents to catch up. There aren’t many there who like Big Brother team Rachel and Brendon, so [...]