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Re: TAR Israel: Episode Discussions **may contain spoiler info**
« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2009, 08:52:34 PM »
AAARHHHH! That's my street! *dies. repeatedly.*

Very well-played, show! Highly recommended episode, even for those who haven't been following TAR:I. (It's the 1.01.54 clip on their website.)

Here's a local's take on how it stacks up against the other Hong Kong episodes...

TAR 2.7 7/10: Great showcase of Hong Kong's blend of new and old, featuring herbal recipes and fishing junks juxtaposed with cargo ports and skyscrapers. Also, the awesomeness of "Did you ever think in your life you'd be in Hong Kong?"

TAR 2.8 8/10: Visit to Tin Hau was pointless, but... lions versus dragons! Limousines to the airport! And Oswald/Danny stumbling upon Hong Kong's biggest claim to fame! Aah. Delicious.

TAR 11 2/10: Too much dawdling on stunts, and inventing fake "traditions". Goes against entire spirit of The Amazing Race. FAIL.

TAR:A 2 0.5/10: Thanks, show. Go all the way to Hong Kong for product placement and a pointless task. Half a point because Hong Kong = money, and they got that right.

TAR:A 3 6/10: Campy tasks, but can see how handbags and gutting fish are part of the locale. Fortune cookies, though? Disappointing. (Announcement: you will find more fortune cookies in any store in San Francisco's Chinatown than you will the whole of China.)

TAR:I 1.7A 8.5/10: Hong Kong as crowded busy money-making metropolis. Correct! The subway beating the taxi. Finally! Dumping them in the centre of town with no regard for spoilers. Yes! Good use of culture: the absence of 4s, ping pong and much more. Upping the herbal tea, yet staying perfectly acceptable bounds! Drawback: They're force-fitting that FF into every locale now.

Damn. Previews look badass!

Anyone want to weigh in on the portrayal of your city/country in TAR:US/TAR:A/TAR:I?

PS. I was/am totally that nerdy kid with the glasses. Minus the ping pong prowess.

Just looking at your posts, it made me so much eager to return to HK! (And yes! I'm returning there quite soon!!!  :jumpy: :jumpy: :wohoo: :wohoo: I just hope any race would be filiming! Last time I returned there, TARA3 was filming on the very exact day I got lost in Central and in Mongkok - I was almost there with the racers and the clueboxes the whole time and didn't even see it!)
Just with the tasks and WIKI, I'm more than happy to see other sights and sounds of the place other than what we usually go to...

And Neobie, I quite agree now that TAR:AS HK leg was the worst of all complete Hong Kong legs.
And TARA2's Hong Kong drop by was the worst drop by to another country made by any race together with Germany during their season.

I'm quite eager to watch this show already!!! I just couldn't understand a thing  :'( :'( Just looking at the wiki makes me so excited to watch this!

I wish our US TAR would be equal to their greatness! I also wish TARA (whom they have the same producer in Israel - McKay?? Am I right??) be as good as this one, because they just proved that they could really make quality television!

I agree that the TAR:AS HK leg was the worst. Also, I wouldn't want to rank the Philippines legs as I haven't watched them in a long time.
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« Reply #51 on: April 17, 2009, 10:18:06 PM »
We see the Star Ferry Pier a lot, don't we? That's a visit for each of the five legs we've been to Hong Kong? Beat the Macau Tower (three for three), but still one short of LAX (six for six)!

Hong Kong has moved to joint-third with Auckland for most-visited city (behind LA and Bangkok), bumping China (Taiwan excluded) above India to the top-spot in the country ranking. Hmm!

(Will go downstairs to ask the herbal shops about the crazy Israelis once I get the chance!)

Edited. Thanks Raymond.
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« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2009, 12:30:18 AM »
^^Why?

China  - TAR 1, TAR 2, TAR 6, TAR 10, TAR 11, TAR 14, TARA 2, TARA 3, TARI (9)
India - TAR 1, TAR 4, TAR 5, TAR 7, TAR 10, TAR 12, TAR 13, TAR 14, TARA 1, TARA 3 (10)

India is still ahead by one season.
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« Reply #53 on: April 25, 2009, 08:27:10 AM »
Macau/Hong Kong tasks always being so interchangeable (except casino task in TAR:A): (:;)
Head shaving task: (:;)
Everything else about this leg:  :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

I couldn't tell if it was a non-elimination leg all the way until the previews for the next leg. Hmmph?
Love every team left!

Causeway Bay > Wan Chai > Sheung Wan > Kowloon City > Wong Tai Sin > Shatin: How... linear!

TAR2's Mary/Peach: Hong Kong > Kowloon > Hong Kong > Kowloon > Hong Kong
TAR11's Charla/Mirna and Eric/Danielle: Kowloon > Hong Kong > Kowloon > Hong Kong
TARA3: Kowloon > Hong Kong > Kowloon > Hong Kong
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« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2009, 03:27:57 AM »
Oh, the Sydney town-crier is back! He's lost his voice over the years though.

*bwah* The ring!!!
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Re: TAR Israel: Episode Discussions **may contain spoiler info**
« Reply #55 on: May 31, 2009, 07:38:31 PM »
Tusha updated with this at Sucks:

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just a little news update from today, on ynet [title is "chicki chicki check in", as a gesture to Hannah & Margalit], here's the link: http://www.ynet.co.il/art...0,7340,L-3723739,00.html

there are some pictures of the team and Raz & GF on Ben Gurion airport in Israel.
according to the article, the teams are flying to a secret destination where the final will take place.

the pics are from this saturday, so i guess they are racing right now, kind of exciting, isn't it?

i'm happy the final won't be totally live. there was a show in israel a few years ago called "racing to the apartment". it was very similar to the amazing race, but the race took place only inside Israel- it actually was a low budget version of the amazing race. on this show, the final was all live and it was just awful, horrible!

i hope the final won't ruin the whole show...

BTW, TARI subtitles are on their way... they will be published starting on july... it will be worth the wait! we've already started working on it.

this week, i believe that there will be the last non-elimination leg.


Thanks, Tusha!!  :hearts:
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« Reply #56 on: June 04, 2009, 12:57:44 PM »
thankyou georgia for putting my my post from sucks here!
I hope that many TAR fans from all over the world will watch the Israeli version after it'll have English subtitles.

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« Reply #57 on: June 04, 2009, 01:31:22 PM »
thankyou georgia for putting my my post from sucks here!
I hope that many TAR fans from all over the world will watch the Israeli version after it'll have English subtitles.

Hi Tusha!!  I tried to reach you by email, but it came back. :(

I am dying to watch once the subtitles are up, hope it works out!

Please keep us updated, it sounds wonderful. The finale is this weekend, right?
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« Reply #58 on: June 04, 2009, 04:40:56 PM »
it depans of how you define "final".
The episode that was aired today (3 hours ago) was the start of the first leg of the final, and the last episode that was filmed a few months ago. they finished this leg at New Zeland.
The next episode will be the final, which was filmed this week, closest as possible to the airing date to prevent spoilers. the teams have been flown back to New Zeland for the final. according to rumors, the teams will arrive to Europe on the last episode, 1 week from now- I hope it's true.

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« Reply #59 on: June 04, 2009, 05:11:05 PM »
I wouldn't want to be in the editing team...
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« Reply #60 on: June 05, 2009, 10:14:50 PM »
I don't know if I like or hate that final commercial... :duno:

So the Final 3 are being flown from Israel to New Zealand just to fly to Europe?
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« Reply #61 on: June 06, 2009, 10:04:17 AM »
the final promo suck.

about the flight i really don't know, it's all rumors for now...
we'll wait and see...

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« Reply #62 on: June 06, 2009, 11:54:02 AM »
I don't know if I like or hate that final commercial... :duno:

So the Final 3 are being flown from Israel to New Zealand just to fly to Europe?
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« Reply #63 on: June 06, 2009, 12:05:12 PM »


Well no surprise there, it's Terminal 3 (the Intl terminal). So everyone's on the same flight to the Final Destination City? 'Cause this looks unlikely, no less for 20 racers and an entire bunch of crew!





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« Reply #64 on: June 06, 2009, 01:00:03 PM »
LOL

it does look too complicated...

maybe their already filmed the morning part in new zealand when they read in the envelopes where is their final destination a few months ago, and the cut will be on the flight part, so it'll look like teams are flying from NZ to final destination, but it's actually the flight from israel to the final destination.

or that the final destination will be NZ and they won't have any new destination on the final (that sucks...).

i wish it could've been final in Israel, but i know it can't be. our country is so small that two seconds after the finish line will be done, there will be pics all over the internet.

you must understand that our country is so small that everyone saw at least 1 reality contender on the streets incidentally.

i can tell that i was bumped to someone from Big Brother Israel in the streets of Tel Aviv, and saw 2 competitors from Israeli SYTYCD (1 at a resturant, 1 at the mall), LOL.

my sister, BTW, saw Hadas from TARI on student day in Tel aviv a few weeks ago.

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« Reply #65 on: June 06, 2009, 01:12:21 PM »
Happy 2500, cdfe88! (I'm an '88 too!)

I swear, you guys are nuts. 2500? 7000? I've been here since we were looking for helipads over Sao Paulo and I'm not even past the Devil's number...

Thanks on the congrats...and you should take a stroll on the Games threads...smiley's game is a huge post-booster :lol:
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« Reply #66 on: June 06, 2009, 02:07:50 PM »
LOL

it does look too complicated...

maybe their already filmed the morning part in new zealand when they read in the envelopes where is their final destination a few months ago, and the cut will be on the flight part, so it'll look like teams are flying from NZ to final destination, but it's actually the flight from israel to the final destination.

or that the final destination will be NZ and they won't have any new destination on the final (that sucks...).

i wish it could've been final in Israel, but i know it can't be. our country is so small that two seconds after the finish line will be done, there will be pics all over the internet.

you must understand that our country is so small that everyone saw at least 1 reality contender on the streets incidentally.

i can tell that i was bumped to someone from Big Brother Israel in the streets of Tel Aviv, and saw 2 competitors from Israeli SYTYCD (1 at a resturant, 1 at the mall), LOL.

my sister, BTW, saw Hadas from TARI on student day in Tel aviv a few weeks ago.

i think top 3 teams and Their respective cameraman flew to New Zealand, and Eliminated Teams and Raz Flew To Europe. i think that make sense!!!
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« Reply #67 on: June 06, 2009, 02:11:01 PM »
LOL

it does look too complicated...

maybe their already filmed the morning part in new zealand when they read in the envelopes where is their final destination a few months ago, and the cut will be on the flight part, so it'll look like teams are flying from NZ to final destination, but it's actually the flight from israel to the final destination.

or that the final destination will be NZ and they won't have any new destination on the final (that sucks...).

i wish it could've been final in Israel, but i know it can't be. our country is so small that two seconds after the finish line will be done, there will be pics all over the internet.

you must understand that our country is so small that everyone saw at least 1 reality contender on the streets incidentally.

i can tell that i was bumped to someone from Big Brother Israel in the streets of Tel Aviv, and saw 2 competitors from Israeli SYTYCD (1 at a resturant, 1 at the mall), LOL.

my sister, BTW, saw Hadas from TARI on student day in Tel aviv a few weeks ago.

i think top 3 teams and Their respective cameraman flew to New Zealand, and Eliminated Teams and Raz Flew To Europe. i think that make sense!!!
well, if the Finish Line is in Europe, then that makes sense
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« Reply #68 on: June 11, 2009, 03:52:56 PM »
a few words after watching the final:

the final was shitty for many reasons, but the main reason is that the final was not planned well.
i'm am really disapointed. a great season like this one deserves a much better final.
i hope the producers will learn from their mistakes and create a worthy final for TARI 2.

so don't get your hopes too high...

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« Reply #69 on: June 11, 2009, 04:08:53 PM »
not the haybales again! :ascared:
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« Reply #70 on: June 12, 2009, 01:34:37 AM »
I had a big Tata&Will vs Chris&Alex flashback from that final. Shay&Guy were a strong entertaining team, but the finale task (that was planed and filmed after the show was aired) was programmed for two strong men team.

Although I didn't like Maya&Amichai as a team they should have won - they arrived to the finale task in a concidrable lead and lost it becouse it was extremly physical (see TAR5 brick shoving at egypt but up the hill) and Maya is a small woman agaaist two fit men.

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« Reply #71 on: June 12, 2009, 05:42:21 PM »
final leg was great (not the team that won), exciting tasks, and the teams were really close to 1 the million shekels.... the only thing that i didn't like was the eliminated teams talking!!!
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« Reply #72 on: June 13, 2009, 07:20:14 AM »
It was a finale with exciting tasks for a change!

But yeah - too many straight-forward tasks which take the same time no matter what, which leads to the only placing-switch taking place only at the very end - damn! Would have loved to see Tom ve Gil have a chance!

Not an awesome awesome finale, but it did look very good - and the season itself was pretty neat!

Tusha, what's that bit about the eliminated teams running around recycling bottles and driving product-placement cars around?
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« Reply #73 on: June 19, 2009, 04:39:25 AM »
it was a stupid thing called "the green task".
during the show viewers have voted on the show's website to decide which team will do this task.
i belive that it should've been somthing big at start, 'till producers have decided that the final won't be live- and actually minimized this task to somthing minor as it was.
at this so called "task", teams who had the highest nomber of votes has recycled bottles & drove in a hybrid car to announce the other teams that there are flying to the finish line to support the 3 finalists.

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« Reply #74 on: June 20, 2009, 09:46:18 PM »
Anybody know anything about this?? ???

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Those who went to the recent WWDC were able to be part of a revolutionary new iPhone experience - at least tThe Amazing Race Israel”. But the stream only worked with iPhone OS 3.0.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKUio-8665Y

So you will want to know what that means for us - the average iPhone user. Well, several things - firstly, the iphone OS 3.0 is being released to developers today. That means that we can expect a pretty quick response from at least some TV stations around the world and be able to subscribe to their networks in the near future.

It also means that we should see the iReshet app released any day now - as the promise at the WWDC was that the iReshet app would be released soon after the iPone OS 3.0 had been released. Reshet is the top/ most successful channel in Israel - you can get a preview of the quality of their shows in the above video.

Finally, the app will allow live TV application for both the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch. So keep an eye out for this app - if only to get a look at whatis in store for us with live TV on the iPhone.

http://www.getafreeiphone.org/2009/06/18/iphone-live-tv-coming-soon-from-around-the-world/
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