I think I'm going to like it - the kids aren't as bad as I had feared (the Gaghan kids are cute, although I thought "She'll be coming 'round the mountain" was cruel (and funny)). The Gaghan girl (Carissa) is 9 going on 20. Oh, and "Sorry I couldn't participate more" "Get used to it, dork!" - it had us in stitches for about 5 minutes.
I'm wondering if the SUV's are going to be kept for the entire race - that might make things quite interesting, actually.
The Paolo family is going to drive me nuts.
I actually like the Schroeder family, Dad's sense of humor reminds me of my father's :)
I'm hoping that the pink ladies tone the screaming down a bit.
I'm finding myself rooting for the Aiello's, although Dad looks like his shoulders are somewhere above his ears.
Oh, and Kevin and Drew make a cameo! That was awesome (it almost made the entire show for me), even if nobody but the Paolo kid seemed to recognise them. If this continues, it'll be awesome.
In general, not bad - different from the normal TAR, but not bad at all.
Hopefully this is sufficiently spoiler-free for the people who don't get to see the show live.
Edit: Added "get used to it" comment, I'd forgotten it last night.