'The Amazing Race 15' Recap, Part 1: The Teams Survive a Japanese Game Show

Finally, The Amazing Race is back! TV's best reality show is ready for its 15th season, and things are a little different. We have professional poker players, Harlem Globetrotters, an awesome guy with Asperger's Syndrome and the show's first interracial couple. Grab your passports and pack smart, because it's time to start the race around the world.

Or at least it's time for 11 teams. For the first time ever, The Amazing Race starts off with a challenge, and before they even get their first plane tickets, one team is eliminated. That sucks out loud for them, but luckily, it's not a team I care about.

The first challenge is to find a license plate from the location in Japan they're going to for the first destination, and many teams have difficulty understanding that the random symbol on top of their clue is actually part of the clue. After a tense battle, the one team that gets eliminated right away is Eric and Lisa, the married yoga teachers. They seemed a little intense for yoga teachers, so I suspect we've just been spared another Jonathan and Victoria type situation.

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