Tonight from 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. on CBS. The promos promise more exotic locations and more extreme challenges. That will be cool -- kinda like Season 1, but everyone watches for the personal relationship conflicts. Okay, I will just say it like a normal person. People watch it for the fights and the meltdowns.
Update: Eric is right in the comments section (and don't miss his TAR blogging tonight) that it isn't just about the fights. But I do know many people who only watch NASCAR for the crashes, and many of them even admit it. I loved the first Amazing Race the most for the really incredibly beautiful and interesting locations and scenery and the for the fun mix of personalities and for watching the people react and cope to unknown places and cultures. The drama isn't all negative. There have been some lovely moments of tenderness and love between the racing partners. I am looking forward to a great show tonight.
The best part of TAR blogging, in my opinion, is finding out what Eric has nicknamed the teams. Team Showtunes was one of my favorites.
Update II: My daughters caught some of TAR tonight. The five year old's favorite part was when one sister asked the other if she farted in the cab. That cracked her up.
The nine year old noticed the hippies right away and said they should be dubbed Team Hippie, (Do you know what you call a hippie's wife, by the way? Mississippi.)
She also initially thought the "best friends" tag under one of the teams said "just friends" and being familiar as she is with TAR need to almost always include a gay couple, she said they wanted to make sure no one thought they were the gay couple.