Wednesday, May 11, 2005
The Amazing Race
Despite being hobbled by losing their money and possessions at the end of the last elimination round, Uchenna and Joyce, the almost-always upbeat and positive couple from Houston, outlasted "Survivors" Rob and Amber to win The Amazing Race.
I didn't have a strong rooting interest for any of the teams but that they won was cool. (I hope their efforts to have or, failing that, adopt a baby work out, they seem like they might be good parents.)
Rob, gleefully playing the "villain" of this edition of the Race, added a new energy to the proceedings but he did so with such abandon (or at least so the editing led us to believe) that rooting for him to actually win was not in the cards for me. (Amber was mostly a useless, smirking appendage during the race.)
One hopes that Rob and Amber live happily ever after now that they are joined in marital bliss following their soon-to-be broadcast wedding and that, after the 2-hour Rob and Amber Get Married extravaganza later this month, they will accept that their "15 minutes" are over and they leave the rest of us alone. (I'm not holding my breath on that last point though...I fully expect that they would jump at the chance to go for another big payday on another "reality" show given the chance. Maybe Fear Factor will be doing another $1,000,000 couples edition...)
Third-place finishers Ron and Kelly have, we presume, gotten as far away from each other as possible after the way their relationship so acrimoniously imploded during the course of the series.