The Hong Kong based team of Vince and Sam have won the Amazing Race Asia Season 3. In the season finale episode aired today, they finished ahead of the Filipino team of Geoff and Tisha and Malaysian team of Tania and Ida to take home the US$100,000 prize money. Continue reading
Drat! I can’t believe I missed it! Season 3 of The Amazing Race Asia had kicked off last week itself and I missed the first episode! I had noticed the initial promos and the ads announcing a September telecast but I must’ve missed the ads where the actual dates of telecast were announced. Turns out it started on the 11th of September with the usual 10 teams of two members each. There are two teams each from India, Thailand and Malaysia and one each from Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong and Korea. And guess what….the first ones to be eliminated are the cousins team from India – Neena and Amit! Tough luck! Hope the other Indian team does better. Read about the teams here.
I first started watching The Amazing Race when the original series was in its 2nd season and have followed it since – although I did miss season 6 and 7 – and have also converted few of my friends into fans of the show enroute. When the Asian edition kicked off, I did manage to catch up with most of the episodes even though the schedule was not too favourable for me. Season 2 was one which I can claim to have watch fully and the grand finale was a memorable one (also because the blog post of mine about that was my most-visited post back then ). There’s something about the show that keeps you riveted and makes you look forward to the next episode. The competition, the travelling, the locales, the trials and tribulations of teams in foreign countries, the moments of bonding and fighting between team members, all makes for excellent reality tv…a lot different and much more better than the other so-called reality shows on TV nowadays!
I’ll remember to catch up with the remaining twelve episodes of the Amazing Race Asia – Season 3. Make sure you do too…every Thursdays at 2200 HRS IST only on AXN (repeat telecast the following Friday at 1400 HRS, Sunday at 1900 HRS and Monday at 0700 HRS IST).
More: AXN India | Amazing Race Asia Website | Wikipedia Entry
To paraphrase host Allan Wu’s words: “After 10 Countries, 15 cities, 51,000 miles and 13 legs”, it has finally ended! I’m talking about the Amazing Race Asia whose second edition culminated in a fitting finale today. The last three teams left standing in the 13th and final leg were Marc & Rovilson, Adrian & Collin and Pamela & Vanessa. The final leg started in South Africa, and the three teams made their way through an historic museum, round about the Cape of Good Hope, kicked some football, and after a detour later, found to their delight that they’re going to proceed to Singapore for the final leg.