The Amazing Race is an exceptional American show that fans love to a greater extend. The Amazing Race started in September 2001. This reality show is produced by Elise Doganieri, Bertram van Munster, and Jonathan Littman. Up till 2021, there are 33 seasons of Amazing Race and fans are loving it. The amazing race is an adventurous reality show where there are usually 11 or 12 teams that roam around the world. While roaming around the world, they have to complete certain tasks in several cities around the world. If a team wins, it moves to the next round. The show is so popular and successful that the makers have made 33 seasons of Amazing Race and here are the best seasons of the amazing race.
The Teams and Events
The show comprises 30-40 days journeys all around the world. There are 11 teams in the form of pairs. The challenge is to reach the final destination before any other team. The team that wins, gets the reward of $1 million. There are teams comprising of brothers, friends, dating, mother/ son, father/son, and many other close relationships.
All seasons of Amazing Race have 12 episodes. The episodes are divided into legs, meaning rounds. Each episode comprises events from one leg. After the end of each leg, the team reaches the Pit Stop where they get some rest. The teams can rest for 12 hours after which the next round begins. The team that reaches the Pit first is given a reward while the other is eliminated from the game. Some of the legs are non-eliminating. But, the losing team is penalized in the next leg.
In all seasons of Amazing Race, the teams have to travel large distances across the cities and countries. The show provides commercial and chartered planes, boats, trains, taxis, buses, vehicles, or sometimes the teams have to travel by foot. The producers give $100 dollars to each team before the event. They have t utilize that money to cover the expenses of traveling. If any amount stays unspent, they can save it to use later in other legs. The tasks highlight the cultures of different areas by letting the teams engage with the local people of the area.
Teams get clues from Route Marker Boxes to identify what they are supposed to do next. There are different colored tasks like red, blue, yellow, or white where there are tasks like detours, U-turns, speed bumps, Switchbacks, and several others. These indicators help the teams to fulfill their tasks. If any team fails to fulfill the tasks given by clues, the judges penalize the teams during the event or when they arrive at the Pit Stop.
Seasons of Amazing Race from Most-liked to Least-Liked
- Season 5 (July 7, 2004)
- Season 9 (March 1, 2006)
- Season 2 (March 12, 2002)
- Season 7 (March 2, 2005)
- Season 1 (September 6, 2001)
- Season 14 (February 16, 2009)
- Season 17 (Sep 27, 2010)
- Season 21 (Oct 1, 2012)
- Season 25 (September 27, 2014)
- Season 12 (November 5, 2007)
- Season 16 (Februray 15, 2010)
- Season 6 (November 17, 2004)
- Season 10 (Septemer 18, 2006)
- Season 19 (Septemebr 26, 2011)
- Season 23 (Septemebr 30, 2013)
- Season 13 (Septemebr 29, 2008)
- Season 20 (February 20, 2012)
- Season 15 (September 28, 2009)
- Season 24 (Februray 24, 2014)
- Season 11 (Februray 19, 2007)
- Season 22 (Februray 18, 2013)
- Season 26 (Februray 26, 2015)
- Season 29 (March 31, 2017)
- Season 18 (February 21, 2011)
- Season 3 (October 3, 2002)
- Season 28 (February 13, 2016)
- Season 31 (April 18,2019)
- Season 4 (May 30, 2003)
- Season 27 (September 26, 2015)
- Season 30 (January 4, 2018)
- Season 8 (Septmebr 28, 2005)
- Season 32 (October 15, 2020)
The making of season 33 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the production has continued and it will be on-air anytime soon.