Amazing Race (The)
The Amazing Race is an award-winning reality television game show where contestants race around the world. The show is hosted by Phil Keoghan.
Missing it is simply not possible
The Amazing Race is the most exciting reality TV show I have ever watched. It is full of drama every episode and inspires such strong emotion and devotion that missing it is simply not possible. When I was a child, in the summer holidays my mum used to set us treasure trails in the garden with clues to work out to win a prize. The Amazing Race is like the grown up sophisticated version of that. I’ve watched this show through many seasons and it never loses its freshness because the teams, the countries they travel to and the tasks they perform are always new and surprising. As travellers, we watch the race looking out for places we’ve been and seeking new places to explore. Every person I have ever met who watched this show wants to be on it. The thrill of the series comes from the hair’s breadth between teams and the mistakes, consequences and twists of fate that end up with one team coming out on top. It’s like life but more intense and speeded up. The host Phil is fantastic, we feel like we know him, like he will be there forever. Please don’t ever stop making this show; it is one of the highlights of the year. The final of season 13 is next week and I can barely stand it!
Pootle, Singapore - 18 November 2008
Inspires me to embark on new adventures
This show continues to inspire me and amaze me. There's nothing like watching the competition and adventure unfold, and it makes me think of the places and adventures out there that I could embark upon. The dynamics of the couples and their reactions to cultures and circumstances is great entertainment. I love getting the snapshots of the different countries and cultures. With every episode I add another desitination to my list of places to travel.
Katie, United States - 04 February 2005