The Amazing Race 18.01 "Head Down and Hold On" Review

"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity…again."

If there was ever a quote that best describes any reality TV all-star season, The Amazing Race 18: Unfinished Business wasted no time in finding it, as the Cowboys (season 16) pretty much delivered the season’s tagline within the first ten minutes of episode one. Unfortunately, that’s about all the Cowboys did right in the season premiere of the Emmy-favorite.

They’re not alone in being a little unlucky, though. The 18th season of The Amazing Race is all about second chances, as these eleven teams combined to go through every awful way you can lose this show, from too much in-fighting to being U-turned to stumbling on a pivotal roadblock on the last leg, so you know there were 22 hungry, determined people on the starting line in windy Palm Spring, California. It was there when Phil Keoghan dropped the first bomb of the season; the team that comes in last on the first task (trying to find QANTAS Airline stamped on a paper airplane in a sea of paper airplanes…I see they’ve updated the ol’ "needle in a haystack" challenge) would be automatically U-turned and have to complete the two roadblock tasks on the first leg. Now, I know you guys love dramatic irony as much as I do, so obviously Amanda and Kris (who were U-turned in their respective season) were last (they were so discombobulated) and it was delicious. Read More...


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