I also realised something about TAR27... a lot of the leg designs DEFINITELY felt like early-level TAR, but since we're in a whole new era it just didn't make sense? Like the HoO after the Roadblock in Africa was dumb, yes, but it definitely felt like something we would see in an early season.
TAR27 actually does have a decent cast in hindsight, but it sucks that Justin/Texas sucked up all the airtime for four entire episodes leading to very underdeveloped 7th-10th placers.
Like... Logan/Chris, Tiffany/Krista, Denise/James-Earl are DEFINITELY all-star material with Tanner & Josh being UB material. Justin fits in UB but he won 7 legs so no thanks
Still... TAR27 blew so much.