The Amazing Race Season 5 (2004)
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Descending into the depths of Osiris Shaft, 140 feet below sea level, contestants travel where no AMAZING RACE contestant has gone before, and a chocolate factory in San Carlos makes for the most delicious roadblock yet. The fun and excitement come to a dramatic stop for one team as an injury puts them out of the race permanently. It will take more than a passport to win this race around the world- find out who will cross the finish line first in this 3-disc DVD set.
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It literally took 10 races before a couples team (Megan and Shane) tied their combined record of 9 combined 1st/2nd placements; and Megan and Shane did it with pre-arranged flights and a whole lot of bunching to put them up one win (7/2). The fact that Mirna so clearly hated Colin (he's a criminal!) endeared him to at least half the audience, and the fact that both C&C were intent at every moment on beating every other team, made this race feel like an actual competition.
The animosity that built up between Colin and the other competitors after he and Christie came from the middle of the pack to going 1st or second in the next 8 legs? That saved the race. Because people either loved Colin because he got that this was a RACE!!!! (which I admit, I did; Colin is my favorite racer ever) or they hated him because he didn't much care what he did to other teams, as long as it put him ahead of them. And they got their friends to watch, by the dozen that summer; and they saved The Amazing Race.
And then...came the Ox.
Many people have melted down. Many people have had killer fatigue overwhelm them. Many people have said memorable things.
Nobody but Colin has claimed his animal was broken.
I love him, and I love this race. The biggest thanks EVER to Amazon for this season.
It is a very exciting season, but the thing I like most is that the cast is made up of people who seem like REAL, ordinary people you would meet every day. In recent years I have stopped watching the show, because it seems like now they only cast people who look like professional models.
This was the very best season, with the most likable and relatable cast the show ever had. (The bowling Moms are still my favorite team EVER!)
The thing I love most about the show are the locations. It is the next best thing to traveling the world myself. Not only do I get to see multiple and varied locales, including many that I will likely never get to travel to myself, but the show producers also do a great job of finding the most unique adventures to complete in each area. I've learned more about world geography and different cultures than I ever learned in any classroom.
It's also interesting to watch the interpersonal dynamics between teammates and between teams. I'd be lying if I didn't admit to finding the conflicts entertaining . . . and the stress of travel and competition does bring it out. But I always root for the teams that are nicest to each other.
And it's rewarding to see how the intensity of the race truly brings teammates closer together by forcing them to work together and rely on one another.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like the DVD edition instead of the prerecorded season purchased through [...]. There are no A/V issues to report.Published 22 months ago by Douglas Borchert
its been a while since ive actually watched the season but i had 2 minor glitches near the end of the race. it wasnt really anything special i only missed a team get the yield. Read morePublished on August 18, 2013 by John Purzycki
really enjoyed can watch again and again and never get sick it of it thank you again. best dvd I ownPublished on July 6, 2013 by Jean Rathburn
As above, I like all the Amazing Race shows: the contestants challenges, problems, ways to cope with seemingly impossible situations in strange lands. Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by James Hodgman
Have watched this whole series and its a wonderful way to see travel places we probably will never be able to go to. Very well done, love it.Published on January 28, 2013 by Robert Tannura
Love the show! Please get the remaining seasons as soon as possible, I anxiously await them to add to my collection!Published on January 7, 2013 by BoniM
This season of amazing race is one of my favorites. Highly recommend this product. I enjoyed watching it for the second time.Published on January 2, 2013 by book a week