We may have only seen about a minute of the new season of “The Amazing Race,” but we have already decided that the “Afghanimals,” otherwise known as Leo & Jamal, are going to be one of our favorite teams in existence. They are funny, enthusiastic, really seem to be pretty cognizant that this is a TV show, and they have a certain responsibility to viewers beyond just competing. We do love that they bring a different sort of diversity to the show than what we traditionally see, but this comes secondary to them just having such fantastic personalities.
In the video below, they do a stellar job of showing off the right way to do paragliding through what we believe to be Chile: Being so enthusiastic about it that you don’t really allow the time for fear to really get in the way of anything. Meanwhile, self-proclaimed “baseball bunnies” Nicky & Kim have a much harder time with it, which we to an extent understand. Heights are scary, and floating around is not something that many people would particularly want to do, even for a million dollars.
However, we will say this: These challenges are tested for the show countless times over to ensure their safety; CBS doesn’t want to have that sort of issue on their hands.
So while it’s not clear going into this sneak peek whether or not Team Afghanimal is near the front of the pack, we at least know that they are not at the rear. We’re personally hoping for the first leg to be a non-elimination, mostly because we generally like to have everyone around long enough to get to know them.
Want to take a little bit of a longer look at this season, and all of the contestants taking part in it? Then just be sure to head on over to the link here. We’ll be back tomorrow night with a full review of the premiere.