This just in: The Amazing Race: The Original Series, has announced its teams for its 23rd Season. Also here. First let's celebrate. 23 season! Totally awesome. Let's hope Amazing Race Canada hits one third of that.
I won't discuss the teams specifically because I really don't have the time, gotta finish my next novel, a grant application and bake cookies. But I have to say something.
Here what's they got. Some blond twin-looking cheerleaders (big surprise there), two ex-athletes (another big surprise), two wives of pro athletes (baseball wives), two ex-partners who say neither of them listen to each other (which is probably why they are no longer married), a young dating couple say the race is a test of their relationship (never a good plan), two drag queens, a set of best friends (these ones are male), two token Asians (male cousins this time), two hippie looking dudes with beards, one father and daughter team (he doesn't listen to her and is probably controlling) and three (yes three) ER doctors. Two are married (with five kids !) and on the same team; the other is the father in the father/daughter team.
Not a lot of surprises, although the drag queen and the bearded dudes seem interesting. And I'll like to see how the ER doctors handle pressure on the race. Docs haven't had a great reputation in past races. And since I'm a dad, I always like to see how dads deal with their grown up daughters.
Not sure if I will blog TAR: TOS after Amazing Race Canada is over. But I will watch.
Wayne Arthurson is a huge Amazing Race fan, having watched all the US, Asian, Australian and Canadian versions of the show. He's also a dad, the author of the bestselling Leo Desroches crime series and other books available here, as well as a freelance and ghost writer. Plus, he's played drums in various bands.