Make sure you're tracking all of fall's coolest new shows; check out our Fall TV Preview now for suggestions!

The Amazing Race 19.10 "Release the Brake!" Review

Was it just me or was that by far the best episode of The Amazing Race this season?

I mean, it hasn't had a whole lot of serious challengers in that regard, but "Release the Brake!" managed to cut down on some of the show's idiosyncrasies while highlighting what can make an episode of The Amazing Race such good TV. Going into the episode, however, I have to say that I was a little disenchanted with the idea of this being the second part to an unnecessary two-part leg, but once it got going, it more than made up for that fact.

Failing to utilize a time equalizing bit of trans-production interference or brutally simple challenges for one of the first times all season, "Release the Brake!" instead gave us solid tasks, little obvious show interjection, and gorgeous scenery. It was a more mental episode than some of the physicality-focused installments in recent times, though there were physical elements to the car driving and the boat rowing, and that made the show feel a little fresher than it had been feeling. As innovative as The Amazing Race can be, they can get  trapped in bad habits and though "Release the Brake!" wasn't revolutionary television or anything, it felt a little closer to the show's glory days. Read More...


http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/YaqPO3ihejY/108459
Want to comment on this post? First, you must log in to your SideReel account!