Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Weren't Jonathan and Victoria Bad Enough?

I'm afraid that the Amazing Race and I are about to have a falling out. I just really don't want to watch bratty kids argue over who has to do the roadblocks.

Nine-year-old Carissa Gaghan from Glastonbury, Connecticut, threw down the gauntlet to on Tuesday's The Early Show, which introduced the competitors. "Either you'll be a zero or you'll be a hero," she told her fellow racers.



Blogger chance said...

Yeah. Plus I think it's irresponsible of parents to involve kids of age nine in something like this.

5:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved the idea of family TAR. The family teams seem to be the ones who get the most out of it on regular TAR. I dig that.

I kind of liked the idea of bringing kids along, within reason. I can see a family-with-teenagers being good to watch.

But nine is...young. A lot young. And I hear they don't _go_ much of anywhere.


- H

7:01 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

I don't like the idea of bringing kids along. I'm with Chance on this; I think it's irresponsible of the parents (and the producers) to allow kids that young to be involved. Not because I don't like kids; quite the opposite. It's because the race is stressful, and I don't want to watch parents and kids butting heads over it. And if (as it seems) they're going to accomodate them by altering the way the Race is run, that's no better. The challenges were already getting lamer.

If they'd had family TAR with an age limit--say, 18 or over, or even 16--I might not have minded it.

9:18 AM  

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