I finally got around to watching the premiere, as I was out of town, plus choosing to watch the "Breaking Bad" series finale on Sunday instead.
In any event, I'm glad to see this show back, though I thought the episode could have spent less time at LAX, and more time in Iquique, Chile. Though, Iquique did not look like an interesting place to visit, even less so than the western town that they started in. And when compared to its neighbors, Chile does not seem interesting.
I like how the 1st Roadblock had that classic twist, that the one performing it, is the one not doing it. And this time, it had an impact on who did the 2nd one in more ways than one. Basically, this was one of those Bizarro Roadblocks. And it was surprising to see quite a few racers knowing Spanish, as the language barrier did not seem to be much of an issue this time around.
A lot of sports related teams in the race, with the NFL players, hockey girls, and the baseball wives, along with a lot of eye candy. I thought Naina was the most attractive, as she seemed to have so much natural beauty to her. Only problem with her, is that Daddy is watching. Sucks that we will only see her for one leg. I would have definitely liked her, as she seemed like such a sweet girl. Hoskote, not so much! Still, it sucks to be first one eliminated, and made even worse due to a bad cab driver, who decided to take the "scenic" route.
I only have two team comments at this point - the AfganAnimals put me straight off them in their intro package with their dancing around like fools. But when they started their... 'call' they went straight to the top of my hate list. It's worse than 'Twinnie!!'
I'm with you and others on the AfganAnimals. Their intro was a major turnoff, and seeing the way they acted from the start, I was like.. "oh boy, this team will be driving me nuts". I did like it when one of them makes a sexist comment, then be basically told by one of the female racers that he read the clue wrong.
David DeJesus, the husband of baseball wife Kim doesn't play for the Cubs anymore. He was traded over the summer for prospects. They filmed their intro at Wrigly Field. She was quite the media and twitter darling durin his time with the Cubs.
Now playing for the playoff bound Rays. I guess the wives became friends when their husbands were teammates with the Royals, as I noticed Nicky wearing a Royals shirt.
The bickersons (I think a lot of their fighting is just for the cameras)
I wonder the same thing as well, with the way Marie says that this is the way they will thrive in the race. But they still give the vibe of being the worst kind of team to watch, as they will not only be nasty to each other, but to other teams as well. Like when Marie stole a cab that Jamal called for.
Can't believe the "doctors" misread the instructions and lost the express passes.
I knew they were in trouble when taking the cab, and when they got the penalty, I was like.. "please don't let it be bickering exes". And next thing you know, it was the exes winning the Express Passes.
Next week looks like it will get a Chile-y reception.