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).