Jessica Liese

Jessica Liese is probably best known as the senior Amazing Race correspondent for Rob Has a Website, where she regularly podcasts and blogs about race strategy, international travel, and Phil Keoghan's impressive range of facial expressions. She is also a book critic, amateur boxer, wine enthusiast, and two-time game show loser. Her taste in television is as eclectic as it is embarrassing.

The Amazing Race Hits The Second City To Crown Its First-Place Finishers

Teetering on the brink of cancellation, the show takes its best shot at going out on a high note, but fails in more ways than one. 2017.06.02S29.E12

The Amazing Race Does Some Seoul-Searching

In South Korea, teams learn a thing or two from the indoor kids when they stack cups and play a few rounds of Street Fighter. 2017.05.26S29.E11

Survivor: Game Changers Has A Few Final Tricks Up Its Sleeve

Survivor crowns another millionaire, but not before its final six contestants make a few more historic (and 'historic') moves. 2017.05.25S34.E14

The Amazing Race Goes With The Flo

A classic task from the show's early days makes a reappearance, and this time it's apparently out for blood. 2017.05.18S29.E09

Survivor Doubles Down On Strategic Plays

Three days! Two eliminations! One Survivor (episode)! 2017.05.17S34.E13

The Amazing Race Greeces The Wheels

It's a big fat Greek episode: weird meats! Plate-breaking! Bouzouki music! Guys shouting 'Opa!' ...Donkeys! 2017.05.12S29.E08

Loyalty Is All Relative On Survivor

The annual family visit reward brings its usual amount of tears, drama, and contestants who get all butthurt about not winning said reward. 2017.05.10S34.E12

The Amazing Racers Find It Hard To Mask Their Emotions

Venice brings the expected gondolas and fancy masks; teams bring the expected petty bickering over tiny perceived slights. 2017.05.05S29.E07

Survivors Unscramble, Then Scramble

On the heels of another big blindside, contestants’ alliances reshuffle and everyone ponders executing yet another one. 2017.05.03S34.E11

The Amazing Race Is Far From Slo-Mo In Lake Como

In Italy, Racers ascend an actual cliff, but does the episode pack any other kind of cliffhanger? 2017.04.28S29.E06

Survivor Takes A Walk On The Blind Side

Chief among the life lessons learned this week: you can be the most entertaining person on the show by just hanging out in the background looking bored. 2017.04.26S34.E10

The Amazing Race Ladles Out Some Punishment

Teams spend back-to-back episodes in Tanzania and Norway, respectively, and most of them are finally getting to know one another well enough to fully let loose and bicker. 2017.04.21S29.E04

Survivor Feels The Urge To Merge

The tribes converge, the gameplay ramps up, and there’s a surprising amount of nudity (and talk thereof). 2017.04.19S34.E08

The Amazing Race Has Got A Tab At Zanzibar

In Tanzania, an oddly-placed U-Turn and a missing passport cause drama for the racers. 2017.04.14S29.E03

Survivor Serves Up A Slice Of Realness

The Survivors compete for yet more sad food, followed by a wrenching, awkward Tribal Council. 2017.04.12S34.E07

The Amazing Race Goes Balls To The Wall

In Sao Paulo, Brazil, racers assemble workout equipment out of junk, before one racer’s junk gets a workout. 2017.04.07S29.E02

Survivor Says Hello To New Tribes And Old Friends

A Survivor alum makes an unexpected cameo, and the tribes undergo a second switch-up that’s very expected if you’ve ever actually seen the show before. 2017.04.05S34.E06

A Man, A Plan, A Canal, The Amazing Race

Teams of total strangers head to Panama; some immediately wish they'd tried a little bit harder to convince their moms to fill out that application with them. 2017.03.31S29.E01

Designated Survivor Reconnects With An Ex

A couple of blasts from the past resurface with some helpful hints for POTUS. 2017.03.30S01.E14

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time On Survivor

The lowest-stakes reward challenge of all time leads to a surprising excess of hurt feelings. 2017.03.29S34.E05

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