Monday, March 12, 2007

Good-bye Rob and Amber

This is perhaps the best the Amazing Race All-stars episode so far. I liked this episode simply for one reason; Rob and Amber were eliminated.

I have to be completely honest and say that Rob and Amber are perhaps one of the five teams to play in the game. They perhaps deserved a win. However, I am glad that they didn't

I never liked them as a team because of Rob. His comments during the race were very ego-centric and self-absorbed. He knew that many of the teams were focused on eliminating them. Knowing that is one thing, but Rob reveled in it. He loved that he was the center of attention.

For the first couple of episode Rob played a good game. But people can put on a good face when the cards are in their favor. However, when they get dealt a bad hand, that's when their true colors come out.

As a brief related aside, let's look at David and Mary for a second. When the cards were down for them, they still took the time to help out another team. While this is perhaps not the smartest move during a race, it is a testament to their character.

On the other hand, to openly try and hinder another team during the race is rude. Amber was so afraid that Charla and Mirna could beat them to the finish line that they lied to them for an advantage. They could have opted to keep their mouth shut, but instead they went for the deception in hopes of a win.

Under pressure, Rob and Amber's real personality is revealed. There personalities vindicate my dislike for them. They aren't nice people. Sure, they will always argue that's it was only a game. But games are meant to be played with a little integrity. In this episode, Rob and Amber showed that have little integrity.

Rob and Amber are aces when life is in their favor, but when the cards are down they can't handle the pressure. They aren't beneath any action to win.

That is why I am so glad to say "Good-bye!" to them. I can't foresee Rob manipulating himself onto another Reality TV show that I watch. I hope that the Television producers realize that the world has had enough of Rob.

I wish them the best of luck in their life ahead. I don't wish them any harm. I am simply glad they won't ever have to enter my home again.

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At Monday, March 12, 2007 12:21:00 PM, Blogger Sami said...

I like Rob and Amber, I think they have a great respectful relationship, which you rarely see on the race. They may have disagreed with each other, but not once did they yell or put each other down. I loved Dave and Mary on their first season, but I didn't like Mary much this season. Yes, they helped out Mirna and Charla, but Mary expected Mirna and Charla to be like the Cho's and walk with them every step of the way (how dare Mirna and Charla pass them on the road - when they are in last and second to last place). And I don't always like the way Mary talks to David. And Charla and Mirna's hysterics really grate on me. Mirna claiming to be doing so much more work than any other individual because I guess Charla can't hold her own? If I recall from their season Charla carried like 50lbs of meat quite a distance because Mirna couldn't do it, and I think I read on a message board saying that Charla did almost all of the roadblocks in their season. I've been waiting for them to get out since day one. So for me it was refreshing to watch Rob and Amber. They had fun on the race and though they had a bad leg, I don't think they handled it all too badly. And I'll have to just disagree with you about the lie. It doesn't bother me. None of the teams are saints, and Rob and Amber have been pretty open about the fact that they aren't trustworthy. Other teams will pretend to be your friends and stab you in the back, at least Rob and Amber are honest about their dishonesty.

At Thursday, March 15, 2007 7:36:00 AM, Blogger alisonwonderland said...

as much as i dislike Rob - and i've let that dislike be known in the past - i think i have to agree with Sami on this one. i actually found myself rooting for Rob and Amber to beat Charla and Mirna this leg because i am totally, completely sick and tired of Charla and Mirna. hopefully they will be the next to go!

At Friday, March 16, 2007 11:46:00 PM, Blogger alisonwonderland said...

i thought i'd left a comment about this post. i wonder what happened to it.

i was actually rooting for Rob Amber to beat Charla & Mirna, because as much as i dislike Rob, i've gotten really sick and tired of Charla & Mirna. i'm hoping they'll be the next to go.

At Saturday, March 17, 2007 9:58:00 PM, Blogger Sami said...

Okay, well I just watched the finish line with David and Mary on, and now I have to take back what I said about them, and I love them again. It turns out that Mary wasn't really upset about the passing them, it was more about things not seen on camera that Charla and Mirna did to make Mary not like them.


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