But even before that, our recaps were getting the attention of the producers as well as most of the teams. Some commented, either privately or publicly on social media about our blogs. At times, they were pleased; at other times, not so much. But for the most part, the response was positive from the teams. And what started as a tenacious and unabashed attempt to get on the show for future seasons has taken on a life of its own. We're still tenacious and unabashed, but that's just a natural part of the Gord and Wayne experience. Can't be successful artists and stay-at-home dad if you're not a bit tenacious and unabashed.
So for Season 2, we're taking things up a notch. Not only will we offer our original written views of each episode (and any other news that may come out from them, like the Get Off/Fuck Off controversy), we'll be including our recently added and surprisingly popular video recaps. Who would have thunk that two middle-aged, stay-at-home dads sitting on a couch and talking about a reality show would interest a bunch of people. But we'll be adding a few more fun things. First, we're hoping to get exit interviews from teams that are eliminated. This is a work-in-progress as we try to convince producers and Bell Media PR types to let us interview these teams. But the big news is really cool. I was sitting in Starbucks when I got the confirmation and blurted out an involuntary "Squee!" for all to hear. I hope you'll squee too.
Cory Mitic, half of Team Mitic, the second place finishers in Season 1 of TARC, has agreed to play a role in this blog. Every week, we'll feature a Q and A with Cory asking him what he thought about the most recent episode, his opinion on the teams and who looks good to continue, as well as get an insider's view of the race as it progresses through the season. I mean, it's one thing to recap an episode and comment on the teams from the confines and safety of one's couch, but it's really something else to have commentary from someone who has been through the experience from the beginning to the final leg. Like I said, "Squee!"
Gord and I are looking forward to working with Cory. I've already work with him through this piece, so I know he's a good guy and will provide some great info. We really can't wait.
Soon, the producers will be announcing the teams; Gord and I will have our views on the selections. Hoping to get an interview with a casting director, but we'll see. But whatever happens, we'll see you at the starting line on July 8th.