I will pick a book over TV every single time.
Recently though with all this fire and apartment hunting bullshit, added onto the commute from hell and stress at work, I find I've been watching a bit of TV. If like 2 hours a week counts as a bit.
One of those hours has recently been The Amazing Race Canada.
Now, I typically LOATHE reality TV, but I've watched the US version of The Amazing Race in the past because I'm a travel junkie and I love seeing some of the cool places they send contestants. I've never watched a full season because typically the backstabbing and bullshit pisses me off.
Not to say that the same thing isn't true for the Canadian version. I mean there are contestants on the show that I would seriously consider smacking the shit out of.
Despite the bullshit, I've actually learned a few key things.
|Lake Louise, Alberta|
1. My Country Rocks. I mean seriously. We have some gorgeous shit in this country. I need to travel more within my own boarders. 'Cause really, who knew that Yellowknife was the best place in the world to view the Northern Lights.
2. Never enter a competition with romantic partner (we're talking boyfriend or husband). Why? Because competition sometimes brings out the worst in people. With something like this, you're under stress, you're tired and if one partner is stronger than the other not only do you have to deal with getting yourself through the challenges but you have to try and drag another person along with you. And as we've seen, that other person may be stupid, wimpy or just plain annoying.
|Yellowknife, Northwest Territories|
4. People can be pretty shitty. One of the reasons why I don't watch reality TV is because things like Big Brother, The Bachelor and Honey Boo Boo make me lose faith in humanity. I'm not really a competitive person so seeing how shitty people can be to each other in a game of this scale makes me kinda sad. I'm one of those people that thinks the best man should always win, not the most manipulative.
So what do you think. Have you caught the Canadian version? Have you watched the original?
Would you ever participate in something this crazy? I'm fine with most of the challenges but I'm so not cool with heights so some of this stuff would be a big no-no for me.