Canadians are heading out for the second season of 'The Amazing Race Canada,' and the stakes are high. Not only for CTV, which is bringing back the ratings juggernaut, but for the actual show itself. Can 'Amazing Race Canada' strike reality gold two years in a row?
This was an incredibly grueling leg of the race. Imagine leaving sunny -- and scorching! -- Quebec City for the -17C Iqaluit (in the middle of summer). As has become the norm, Jet put it best: "Ugh, my pants are at the bottom of my bag."
"We want to be champignons [mushrooms] at the end of the race," said Dave, upon leaving picturesque Regina. "Champignons!" Can you blame him? The London bros may be challenged in the language of love, but Jet and Dave are on a clear path to winning The Amazing Race Canada.
After last week's lacklustre sophomore episode, The Amazing Race Canada reclaimed its mojo this week in Calgary. Leaving the "Birthplace of Greenpeace" (Vancouver) behind, the teams finally encountered challenging Roadblocks, excessive "strategery," stress and do-si-dos.
Though the show is set in Canada, it does not look like, or resemble, what one would associate with Canadian reality production values, or a smaller-scale budget. The first episode was highly entertaining, and it even had a surprising ending.
The media seems to embrace the notion of The Amazing Race Canada being solely set in Canada as the "love letter" CTV exec Phil King claims it will be, but comments suggest a large amount of viewers are less than impressed. The criticism that stings the most is that the show will be boring.