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If there was a TAR limited to ONE of these groups only...which would you LEAST like to see? WHich would make you LEAST likely to tune in??

FAMILY (includes Married Couples)
12 (26.7%)
FRIENDS
6 (13.3%)
DATING COUPLES
27 (60%)

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Author Topic: Casting...Team composition  (Read 1640 times)

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Offline georgiapeach

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Re: Casting...Team composition
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2014, 12:21:59 AM »
Really? I think of married couples as family.....

In any case, so far the POLL suggests that an all couple season is NOT a popular idea. Please keep discussing and voting!
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Re: Casting...Team composition
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2014, 12:59:19 AM »
I would kind of like to see something different, maybe a random team season?  Bring in all new people that don't know each other and pair them up by random draw.  Maybe have a challenge where you can choose a new teammate......

Maybe I am just in Big Brother mode right now.....

Mark & Mallory on TAR24 shows this concept is extremely flawed and results to mass miscommunication. :(

Just really the saddest team ever. It proves that two good teams combined don't exactly make a good team.
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Re: Casting...Team composition
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2014, 01:17:38 AM »
What bothers me most, is that TAR has said over and over and over again, is that TAR is a relationship show. FIRST and FOREMOST. "Jumping the shark" with stranger or "blind dates" sorts of teams would be a huge TAR departure.
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Re: Casting...Team composition
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2014, 01:19:52 PM »
Really? I think of married couples as family.....

I agree. Family doesn't necessarily have to be blood-related.

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Re: Casting...Team composition
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2014, 04:34:43 PM »
I actually never thoght of this before but I do admit that have a tendency to root for the "family" kind of teams... Father/Son, Siblings, Twins... I tend to more supportive to each other while adding a bit of tough love to be competitive... I think the idea of "in-law" teams is quite interesting in the mix, in a "family season" they could add another kind of relationship... or teams that don't have a solid relationship and are looking the race as a way to reconect to each other like Jeff&Luke from Aus1 and Andie&Jenna from TAR17... those were relationship interesting to watch.

Really? I think of married couples as family.....

I agree. Family doesn't necessarily have to be blood-related.

I agree with you guys, especially when they are classified as "Married Parents"... it adds a bit more than young married couples... in TARLA 1 there was a team of Godfather and Godson that made it all the way to the finals, and it was an interesting dynamic of friendship plus the wisdom and experience from the godfather and the youth and energy of the godson... I would consider this team as a family too...


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Re: Casting...Team composition
« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2014, 09:43:32 PM »
Friends 6
-Men 4
-Women 1
-Man/woman 1
Couples 11:
-Dating 4
-Married 3
-Engaged 2
Were Jay & Amy engaged? I forgot but included on it
-Gay 2
Family 7
-Siblings 6
*Brother(s)/Sister 3
*Brothers 2
*Sisters 1
-Parent/Child 1
*Father/Son 1
Ok I made a list of the type of teams that have won all the seasons if anyone is interested

I really feel like an all dating season wouldn't be such a good idea
The first thought that comes in my mind is how I didn't like TAR6 which had a bunch of terrible and/or boring couples lasting in my opinion. Even TAR7 that also had 5 couples lasting in the end I didn't like so much, even though some of them were okay
Also, TAR19 had a final 3 with only couples and I didn't like any of them
I find it more appropriate that they just make a regular season with balanced gender and a lot of variation in team relationships - they also need to make sure to cast people with personality and attitute

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Re: Casting...Team composition
« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2014, 11:38:55 PM »
I actually never thoght of this before but I do admit that have a tendency to root for the "family" kind of teams... Father/Son, Siblings, Twins... I tend to more supportive to each other while adding a bit of tough love to be competitive... I think the idea of "in-law" teams is quite interesting in the mix, in a "family season" they could add another kind of relationship... or teams that don't have a solid relationship and are looking the race as a way to reconect to each other like Jeff&Luke from Aus1 and Andie&Jenna from TAR17... those were relationship interesting to watch.
Really? I think of married couples as family.....
I agree. Family doesn't necessarily have to be blood-related.
I agree with you guys, especially when they are classified as "Married Parents"... it adds a bit more than young married couples...

Well I don't. Not every married couple have that stable parents relationship, and not every dating couple have that bickering relationship. Also separated couples/parents' central storyline is their romance.

Anyway. An easy casting trick for a season of the Race would have each combination of MM/MF/FF and Friends/Family/Couple, and with 2 teams left over. And if they relegate those 2 teams to FF teams, they'd have 2 new records: most no. of FF teams in a season (5), and least no. of MF/Couples in one season (1).

Honestly, I do want to see a team of strangers (not a season of them, just one). Maybe they could meet naturally at a casting, or the producers could make them meet. I could totally see a MM/Friends team of strangers.

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Re: Casting...Team composition
« Reply #32 on: Yesterday at 09:16:20 AM »
Honestly, I do want to see a team of strangers (not a season of them, just one). Maybe they could meet naturally at a casting, or the producers could make them meet. I could totally see a MM/Friends team of strangers.

I believe Mark & Mallory are strangers to each other. ??? :knuckles:

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Re: Casting...Team composition
« Reply #33 on: Yesterday at 09:41:36 AM »
They had at least met, done some charitable stuff I think. We all know just how well that turned out. "Strangers" goes against EVERYTHING that TAR has said about casting thru the years.....that this is a RELATIONSHIP show first and foremost.
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Re: Casting...Team composition
« Reply #34 on: Yesterday at 10:42:42 AM »
I accidentally voted Family.

BUT, NO TO DATING COUPLES.

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Re: Casting...Team composition
« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 11:03:44 PM »
What bothers me most, is that TAR has said over and over and over again, is that TAR is a relationship show. FIRST and FOREMOST. "Jumping the shark" with stranger or "blind dates" sorts of teams would be a huge TAR departure.
That would be the absolutely worst.  I agree, the very essence of TAR is teams of two testing and using their pre-existing relationships to the world together on an adventure with a possible $1 million cherry on top at the end.

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Re: Casting...Team composition
« Reply #36 on: Today at 01:51:14 AM »
What bothers me most, is that TAR has said over and over and over again, is that TAR is a relationship show. FIRST and FOREMOST. "Jumping the shark" with stranger or "blind dates" sorts of teams would be a huge TAR departure.
That would be the absolutely worst.  I agree, the very essence of TAR is teams of two testing and using their pre-existing relationships to the world together on an adventure with a possible $1 million cherry on top at the end.

Besides, only the most bitter of people would have no one else in their lives they'd want to run the race with. One thing I'd love is if the producers saved one slot for a team chosen by viewers.
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Re: Casting...Team composition
« Reply #37 on: Today at 04:13:43 PM »
Oh sheet, I misread the poll question (before reading all the posts) and voted for family..... I thought it was a pick for the best option at first, the one I'd least want to see is definitely couples. And I thought, "why the heck do so many people want to see an all-dating-couples season" :lol: I'm already disappointed by the amount of daters being cast each season.... More unique combinations please.

A really interesting discussion going on here :colors And it really makes me wanna watch TAR 25 NOW. :lol:

I would kind of like to see something different, maybe a random team season?  Bring in all new people that don't know each other and pair them up by random draw.  Maybe have a challenge where you can choose a new teammate......

Maybe I am just in Big Brother mode right now.....
Hmm, that would either work really well, or be a complete trainwreck like Mark & Mallory. Watching them was really sad, but what if they brought all returnees and THEN mixed the teams? ??? With a chance to reunite with your partner further on, if you both make it.
However this is just a wild idea I just came up with, don't think it would ever happen... and unsure if it should.  ???

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Re: Casting...Team composition
« Reply #38 on: Today at 04:35:30 PM »
Not every married couple have that stable parents relationship, and not every dating couple have that bickering relationship. Also separated couples/parents' central storyline is their romance.

Help me out here if I'm wrong - under your logic, marriage equals dating?

I honestly could not care how stable the relationship is pre-race and during the race. I just want interesting teams.


 

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