Happy Mother's Day, mom! Your present is that this sub-par Amazing Race season is finally over! Downside though is that it's the worst kind of finale: the predictable kind. Brent and Caite may have come in first at the end of the last leg, but the cowboys are winning this, and they have clearly been winning this all season. They're sweet boys and I'm happy for them, but I'd prefer some ambiguity as to who's going to win. Just some.
It's annoyingly premiering on Valentine's night, but the new Amazing Race season's casting is, indeed, amazing. They clearly knew last season was a little snoozy, and they just fricking outdid themselves for Season 16, and it's paid off -- I've seen the premiere, and it is one of the most entertaining hours of reality television, character-wise, I've seen in a while.
Eleven teams return to The Amazing Race tonight, and according to this season's promos, they all have "Unfinished! Business!" Which is true for some of them, like Amanda and Kris, who got screwed on a Blind U-Turn by Margie and Luke, or Kisha and Jen, who got screwed by Jen's bladder, but some of them just didn't win their seasons because... they got lost? Of their own doing? Eh, a gimmick's a gimmick, and all-star seasons of any show are just too exciting to nitpick on the first episode. I'll let the stupid title go.
Alright, so apparently we're going to do this anyway, even though Megan and Cheyne basically won weeks and weeks ago. So, as we go into the least suspenseful Amazing Race finale in history, we have but three teams: Megan and Cheyne (recent millionaires), Sam and Dan (screamy jackasses), and Brian and Ericka (50% sweetheart/doormat, 50% screamy jackass), all duking it out in Vegas for the finale leg. I know, I know -- who will win??