I’ve always liked to watch reality TV shows but there will always be 2 shows that will be on top of my list. Those would be The Amazing Race and Survivor. The very first reality show that I was able to watch was Survivor: The Australian Outback. At that time, I find it really exciting, fun, inspiring, and motivating so I really wanted to watch every episode and see what will happen. I always say to myself that these are real people in real situations and I could really learn a lot from their experience.
I was thinking may be some of the parts were scripted or planned ahead or something. But seeing them suffer, get thinner, having nothing to eat, endure rough weather with sticks and leaves as their shelter, battle it out for food and survival, and do it for more than a month, it was sort of an eye opener for me that for each one of us, we have our own version of survivor and we live everyday to fight not just to survive, not just to get through the day, not just to learn and earn, not just to be with other people, but to enjoy and cherish the experience as we only have one shot at it.
And then we had The Amazing Race. I’m pretty sure that before the first season was shown on TV, there may be a lot of people who already are thinking or have thought that how cool it would be to race around the world. Finally, the show came out and it probably exceeded majority of our expectations. Never did any reality show, for me though, displayed such excitement. I’ve never felt very excited while watching something and that’s all throughout the show.
From the running, to reading the clues, having a taxi race, beating each other in getting airplane tickets, battling it out in challenges (pit stops, detours and road blocks), drama between the teams, difficulties with the locals, and more, it’s just exhilarating. But then, apart from the race itself, one thing is certain. They’re traveling all over the world and you see the sights and sounds from different countries.
You learn a little bit about the people, their cultures and traditions, their way of life, and places where you can actually visit. It tells me that even though we differ in race, religion, beliefs, etc, and even if we are hundreds or thousands of miles apart, it’s still a small world.
For me though, as far as life is concerned, there is more drama in Survivor but when it comes to excitement and fast-paced action, the point goes to The Amazing Race. Between the two, I like The Amazing Race better though as I am more into action.
Nevertheless, I like them both and I’m currently staying tuned to the 14th season of the Amazing Race. My favorites are Margie and Luke, and of course, Jaime and Cara. But when it comes to both, I’ve always been a fan of Rob and especially Amber (yeah yeah I’ve got a crush on her too). They’re the best duo for me thus far.