This week's TV section of Entertainment Weekly
says that Charla's biggest obstacle to overcome is Mirna. And you know, it's hard to disagree. But I think that every good reality show has to have someone that you just enjoy rooting against--someone that you keep going--how the heck did they make it through to next week? Are they the luckiest people on Earth? Because it sure seems that way. Case in point of this week--Charla and Mirna look left for elimination at the airport only to miraculously get tickets and arrive ahead of several other teams! And seeing Charla out there in pads, blocking hockey shots for goals...as much of a whiner as Mirna is, I have to admit I have a lot of respect for Charla and it's growing every week.
That said, this leg of the race was pretty gruelling. The road block wasn't too bad in the long run, but the having to eat two pounds of cavier challenge...all I can say is YUCK! I don't think The Amazing Race
is springing for Beluga Cavier and I'd be hard pressed to eat two pounds of anything in one sitting. I did notice that the person who was forced to choke this all down didn't look so perky and full of zest when they go to the pit stop point. You had the person who wasn't forced to eat the two pounds of cavier celebrating while the person forced to eat it was looking around for somewhere to get ill. Also, did anyone else notice that in most of the one guy, one girl couples, it was the girl who ended up choking down the cavier?
Congratulations to Chip and Kim for making up some lost time and getting into first place this week. As much as I missed Jim and Marsha, I think I'm pulling now for Chip and Kim. Certainly, I am not pulling for Marshall and Lance who once again demonstrate why people in other countries hate Americans yet again and for the bowling moms who are manipulative to the extreme all while trying to come off as innocent. I'd root for Charla if not for the Mirna factor. Is it wrong of me to wish that Mirna had stuffed the cavier down instead of Charla just to see the tortured expression on her face?
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/29/2004 09:42:00 AM