Four episodes is enough to tell if a show will go north or south, and this show was going south. Don't get me wrong, I did like the CONCEPT of the show, but there were a serious amount of flaws with this production:
1. if they used the term "illegal cross-country road race" once more, I think I would vomit. WE GET IT...we got it as of the first episode. They repeated this to death, as if by saying it more it will suddenly attract more viewers. Well, it clearly didn't.
2. it ws pretty blatantly ripped off The Amazing Race. Right from the start, but it was like holding up a neon sign with "ripoff" on it by the fourth episode when they got to do the "fast forward" to skip the rest of the checkpoints. Amazing Race viewers everywhere were likely shaking their heads at that point.
3. not enough actual "chase" scenes. It's supposed to be a race. Where are they racing? The only good race scene lasted less than a minute, with the Charger in it. More scenes like that would certainly have helped the "race" concept.
The show was a good idea, but it was poorly executed. Good acting, but really bad writing. It was doomed to fail before it aired....whoever took this on at Fox should be demoted.
Rip-off? You do understand that the race is a plot device, don't you?