My email, Facebook, and iPhone have exploded today with friends and family telling me they watch the Amazing Race and that the new season started out in Shanghai, filming right on our doorstep. Coming from Los Angeles, we're totally used to living on a "film set" but we've not seen much filming here in China. We figured we better watch it and see our city on screen. Okay, computer monitor. And yes, they were pretty much right on our doorstep!
We live across the Huangpu River from the Bund, which is where half the episode takes place. We pick up a ferry on our side of the river downstairs and it takes us across, dropping us right in front of the Bund Signal Tower, which is the final destination for the contestants. In several shots, you can actually see our building.
Want to watch it yourself? Go to the CBS Amazing Race website and watch the first episode, called "Double your money." And no, we've not yet sampled the delicacy featured.