Entertainment Weekly - 09/30/2005
"[I]t's a pleasure to revisit RACE in all its chaotic, first-year splendor."
Executive producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Bertram Van Munster parlay the time-honored tradition of the scavenger hunt into their hugely popular reality television series, THE AMAZING RACE. Winner of two consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Reality Program, the globetrotting series more than lives up to its name as 11 competing two-member teams race through dozens of countries and daredevil challenges in pursuit of a million-dollar prize. Adding a human element to the cutthroat competition are the personal interactions between team members, which encompass relationships as varied as best friends, family members, gay life-partners, and married couples. Hosted by Phil Keoghan, the 13 episodes of the series' highly rated first season found notable contestants like fun-loving frat boys Drew and Kevin, and divorced parents Frank and Margarita, bungee jumping, monument climbing, and camel riding through exotic locations in South Africa, France, Thailand, India, China, and the U.S. for the ultimate reality-TV adrenaline rush.
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