Review: ‘The Amazing Race: The First Season’

"The Amazing Race: The First Season" is a detour back to how the reality ratings champ began, somewhat inauspiciously, six days after 9/11. Much of the show's signature adrenaline-pumping challenges are here, and like any first season of a reality show, there's something pure about it. Alas, the set falls short on extras.

“The Amazing Race: The First Season” is a detour back to how the reality ratings champ began, somewhat inauspiciously, six days after 9/11. Much of the show’s signature adrenaline-pumping challenges are here, and like any first season of a reality show, there’s something pure about it. Alas, the set falls short on extras.

Ultimate winners Rob and Brennan offer commentary on a handful of episodes, as do Kevin and Drew, bickering couple Lenny and Karyn and “Team Guido,” the first “Race” duo fans loved to hate.

Beyond the commentary, however, the DVD lacks many bonus features. Sure, there are loads of deleted scenes and a pair of vignettes: one catching up with old teams, the others discussing the show’s origins.

But fans of the show would have loved to see more about how the “Race” is actually put together — the painstaking detail put into every leg, for example. Secrets behind each pit stop. And more. We’ll be looking for it on the season-two set.

The Amazing Race: The First Season

Paramount Home Video, $38.99
Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Digital News from Variety

Loading