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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #50 on: April 13, 2010, 03:21:38 AM »
I hate to say this but please stop going to China. I think India is far more exciting. :lol:

I wish to stop going to both countries. Seriously, visited the unvisited or rarely visited ones (I loved Seychelles. The islands are beautiful!) I want them to go back to Australia for some reason. Haven't been there in a long time.

I want them to stop going to Beijing and Shanghai. China is such a big country but only 4 cities have been visited (Gulin, Shanghai, Beijing, Xian)

Hong Kong and Macau don't count?

What irks me is that while China feels overused, it really isn't. Lots of big cities and cultures to visit. In my opinion, it's okay to revisit a city after about 10 installments has elapsed. That's why Beijing in TAR 10 felt refreshing, but TAR 14's visit just dragged. In addition, part of the reason why some countries/cities feel overused is that TAR now spends the second and third to last legs in one place. For instance, revisiting Shanghai in Leg 10 would have been nice to see. But why spend Leg 11 there? Just been there, seen there, done that. It's also egregious that TAR didn't decide to visit Hanzhou, Huzhou, or Nanjing, interesting cities which are only an hour away.

Same goes for India (though TAR was usually good to find some place new until TAR 12) and Thailand.

OTOH, TAR has been good at revisiting some countries, while managing to create distinct legs that focus on different aspects of the nation's culture. The best example is definitely France, which has hosted 7 legs to date. However, Paris has only been visited twice, while the other legs took place in other areas and were unique in their own ways.  Other good examples are Italy, Australia, and Brazil.

My bad.  :lol:

I agree. I live about 1-2 hrs drive from Shanghai and here there are so many Chinese Gardens to visit (even though it isn't good now due to numerous construction sites. :P) and theres Hangzhou and West Lake, TianJin, Harbin (Ice sculptures), Some minorities in Yunnan and lots more. What were getting is only a small piece of the pie. Like Guilin in TAR 14 was okay because it did show the Scenery but China has so much more to offer then what we're getting in Tar.
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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #51 on: April 13, 2010, 07:43:28 AM »
Let's try to stay focused here on THIS leg please? We have some other threads for wish lists for other locations. :ty3:




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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #52 on: April 13, 2010, 09:08:48 AM »
The first Double-Roadblock  :wohoo: requires Double the wait! :res: :groan:

Anyone else going to miss TAR this weekend? I can't wait for 2 whole weeks! (:;) (:;)
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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #53 on: April 13, 2010, 10:30:21 AM »
Don't worry. I will totally. I feel my schedule is going to be totally disrupted.
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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #54 on: April 13, 2010, 10:32:07 AM »
WHEN TEAMS FACE TWO ROADBLOCKS IN A SINGLE LEG FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, TWO TEAMS DISCOVER JUST HOW COSTLY CAB RIDES CAN BE, ON "THE AMAZING RACE," SUNDAY, APRIL 25
"I Feel Like I'm in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai)  - After noodling their way through their first Roadblock, Teams are forced to complete a second Roadblock, and the fate of two Teams lies in the hands of confused cabbies, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, April 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is host
 
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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #55 on: April 13, 2010, 04:17:33 PM »
I want them to stop going to Beijing and Shanghai. China is such a big country but only 4 cities have been visited (Gulin, Shanghai, Beijing, Xian)

Hong Kong and Macau don't count?

What irks me is that while China feels overused, it really isn't. Lots of big cities and cultures to visit. In my opinion, it's okay to revisit a city after about 10 installments has elapsed. That's why Beijing in TAR 10 felt refreshing, but TAR 14's visit just dragged. In addition, part of the reason why some countries/cities feel overused is that TAR now spends the second and third to last legs in one place. For instance, revisiting Shanghai in Leg 10 would have been nice to see. But why spend Leg 11 there? Just been there, seen there, done that. It's also egregious that TAR didn't decide to visit Hanzhou, Huzhou, or Nanjing, interesting cities which are only an hour away.

OTOH, TAR has been good at revisiting some countries, while managing to create distinct legs that focus on different aspects of the nation's culture. The best example is definitely France, which has hosted 7 legs to date.

As Pete Seeger sings it, "The answer, my friends, is blown in the wind." in the form of plane flights. China is almost always either the west-to-east first leg (AR10) or the west-to-east penultimate leg into the U.S. (AR1, AR6,  AR14, AR16 and almost AR11  which had Guam in between). It is not good logistics to have very tired teams coming off long Trans-Pacific flights and have to travel any reasonable distance. Similarly, it is not good logistics to have teams not jumping off for non-stop flights from Asia to the U.S. I haven't counted but there are a huge number of those from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong/Macau and to a lesser extent Xian or Guilin. Here are come statistics on major cities (1 million population or more in the city, not the entire Metropolitan Area) in China:

6 above 6 MM (Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Chongqing, Wuhan, Tianjin)

3 between 3 and 6 MM (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shonyang)

32 others between 1 MM and 3MM

For comparison purposes, the U.S. has only 1 over 8 MM (New York City), 1 between 3 and 6 MM (Los Angeles) and 7 between 1 MM and 3 MM (Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Dallas, San  Diego).

I think that Amazing Races should be visiting Tianjin, Wuhan, Chongqing, Guangzhou (CAN for prior name Canton) and  Shenzhen. I have done a check on direct flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle to each of those 7 cities at any time  on a specific weekday and out of that I found only one hit (LAX to CAN and return). So, it is logistical barriers which have motivated World Race Productions to take the easier route of using Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong/Macau as the primary international connecting points for all the other cities in the top 41 (including Xian and Guilin).

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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #56 on: April 13, 2010, 05:36:31 PM »
Isn't there an episode this weekend?? Why??
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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #57 on: April 13, 2010, 05:44:57 PM »
Isn't there an episode this weekend?? Why??

Spite. Pure spite by CBS.  :meow:

Well, perhaps not. :snicker:

Umm... a good season like this one shouldn't be used up quickly, but rather it should be savored?  :umn:


No, I'm kidding. TAR is being preempted by the Country Music Awards, which had the bad taste to schedule it's awards show during the run of TAR. TAR will be back a week from Sunday.

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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #58 on: April 13, 2010, 09:31:43 PM »
OTOH, TAR has been good at revisiting some countries, while managing to create distinct legs that focus on different aspects of the nation's culture. The best example is definitely France, which has hosted 7 legs to date. However, Paris has only been visited twice, while the other legs took place in other areas and were unique in their own ways.  Other good examples are Italy, Australia, and Brazil.
I would agree with Caelestor that a good country to use as an example of better variety by World Race Productions in Amazing Races is France. My statistics, however, indicate that France has only been visited in 5 Amazing Race seasons and a total of 9 major places (not 7 as Caelestor indicated). "I'm from Missouri." Where are the visits beyond these:

AR1 - Paris, Marseilles
AR4 - Paris, Marseilles
AR6 -  Ajaccio (Corsica)
AR10 - Paris (plus Caen if you are counting small cities)
AR16 - Verdun, Reims/Epernay

However, here are 3 better choices for diversity of the major places visited (meaning not Paris 3 out of 5 visits to France):

India - AR1 (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur), AR4 (Cochin, Mumbai, Alleppey), AR5 (Lucknow, Jodhpur), AR 10 (Chennai), AR12 (Mumbai), AR13 (Delhi), AR14 (Jaipur)

Germany - AR3 (Munich, Fussen), AR6 (Berlin), AR9 (Stuttgart, Bavaria/Munich), AR14 Bavaria, AR16 (Hamburg)

Italy - AR1 (Rome, Modena), AR4 (Venice, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Milan), AR9 (Palermo, Segesta, Catania, Syracuse), AR12 (Ancona, Empoli, Florence)

Note - not counting transportation mode transfers in Frankfurt or Munich or Milan or flight connections in Delhi or Chennai or Mumbai.

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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2010, 12:51:24 AM »
The first Double-Roadblock  :wohoo: requires Double the wait! :res: :groan:

Anyone else going to miss TAR this weekend? I can't wait for 2 whole weeks! (:;) (:;)

Actually for me this is the perfect week for it not to air. This way I can better concentrate on doing well on final exams.


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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #60 on: April 14, 2010, 12:56:21 AM »
OTOH, TAR has been good at revisiting some countries, while managing to create distinct legs that focus on different aspects of the nation's culture. The best example is definitely France, which has hosted 7 legs to date. However, Paris has only been visited twice, while the other legs took place in other areas and were unique in their own ways.  Other good examples are Italy, Australia, and Brazil.
I would agree with Caelestor that a good country to use as an example of better variety by World Race Productions in Amazing Races is France. My statistics, however, indicate that France has only been visited in 5 Amazing Race seasons and a total of 9 major places (not 7 as Caelestor indicated). "I'm from Missouri." Where are the visits beyond these:

AR1 - Paris, Marseilles
AR4 - Paris, Marseilles
AR6 -  Ajaccio (Corsica)
AR10 - Paris (plus Caen if you are counting small cities)
AR16 - Verdun, Reims/Epernay

However, here are 3 better choices for diversity of the major places visited (meaning not Paris 3 out of 5 visits to France):

India - AR1 (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur), AR4 (Cochin, Mumbai, Alleppey), AR5 (Lucknow, Jodhpur), AR 10 (Chennai), AR12 (Mumbai), AR13 (Delhi), AR14 (Jaipur)

Germany - AR3 (Munich, Fussen), AR6 (Berlin), AR9 (Stuttgart, Bavaria/Munich), AR14 Bavaria, AR16 (Hamburg)

Italy - AR1 (Rome, Modena), AR4 (Venice, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Milan), AR9 (Palermo, Segesta, Catania, Syracuse), AR12 (Ancona, Empoli, Florence)

Note - not counting transportation mode transfers in Frankfurt or Munich or Milan or flight connections in Delhi or Chennai or Mumbai.

You get my point  :groan: However, I'd like to ad that Paris in TARs 4 and 10 served a role analogous to Bangkok. Also apskip, your India list incorrectly listed Lucknow and Jodhpur as TAR 5. These two cities were featured in TAR 7, while TAR 5 featured Kolkata.

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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #61 on: April 14, 2010, 01:48:16 AM »
Hey guys... the episode next week is a TBC...

The preview says.... "in two weeks" So that's how the two roadblocks makes sense

Strange, in Season 14, two previews were given, this season only one...


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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #62 on: April 14, 2010, 02:32:41 AM »

As Pete Seeger sings it, "The answer, my friends, is blown in the wind." in the form of plane flights. China is almost always either the west-to-east first leg (AR10) or the west-to-east penultimate leg into the U.S. (AR1, AR6,  AR14, AR16 and almost AR11  which had Guam in between). It is not good logistics to have very tired teams coming off long Trans-Pacific flights and have to travel any reasonable distance. Similarly, it is not good logistics to have teams not jumping off for non-stop flights from Asia to the U.S. I haven't counted but there are a huge number of those from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong/Macau and to a lesser extent Xian or Guilin. Here are come statistics on major cities (1 million population or more in the city, not the entire Metropolitan Area) in China:

6 above 6 MM (Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Chongqing, Wuhan, Tianjin)

3 between 3 and 6 MM (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shonyang)

32 others between 1 MM and 3MM

For comparison purposes, the U.S. has only 1 over 8 MM (New York City), 1 between 3 and 6 MM (Los Angeles) and 7 between 1 MM and 3 MM (Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Dallas, San  Diego).

I think that Amazing Races should be visiting Tianjin, Wuhan, Chongqing, Guangzhou (CAN for prior name Canton) and  Shenzhen. I have done a check on direct flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle to each of those 7 cities at any time  on a specific weekday and out of that I found only one hit (LAX to CAN and return). So, it is logistical barriers which have motivated World Race Productions to take the easier route of using Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong/Macau as the primary international connecting points for all the other cities in the top 41 (including Xian and Guilin).


Oh my gosh apskip. Anything but Shenzhen. My sister lives there and I visit her three times a year and it's so frickin' boring there. It's a business/industrial city so there's not much sights or interesting cultures to see. I want them to visit Harbin, Hangzhou, and Huangshan, or Lhasa (it's Tibet). Those have awesome sights and cultures are real diverse there. Plus, more self-driving!!
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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #63 on: April 14, 2010, 07:43:06 AM »

As Pete Seeger sings it, "The answer, my friends, is blown in the wind." in the form of plane flights. China is almost always either the west-to-east first leg (AR10) or the west-to-east penultimate leg into the U.S. (AR1, AR6,  AR14, AR16 and almost AR11  which had Guam in between). It is not good logistics to have very tired teams coming off long Trans-Pacific flights and have to travel any reasonable distance. Similarly, it is not good logistics to have teams not jumping off for non-stop flights from Asia to the U.S. I haven't counted but there are a huge number of those from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong/Macau and to a lesser extent Xian or Guilin. Here are come statistics on major cities (1 million population or more in the city, not the entire Metropolitan Area) in China:

6 above 6 MM (Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Chongqing, Wuhan, Tianjin)

3 between 3 and 6 MM (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shonyang)

32 others between 1 MM and 3MM

For comparison purposes, the U.S. has only 1 over 8 MM (New York City), 1 between 3 and 6 MM (Los Angeles) and 7 between 1 MM and 3 MM (Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Dallas, San  Diego).

I think that Amazing Races should be visiting Tianjin, Wuhan, Chongqing, Guangzhou (CAN for prior name Canton) and  Shenzhen. I have done a check on direct flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle to each of those 7 cities at any time  on a specific weekday and out of that I found only one hit (LAX to CAN and return). So, it is logistical barriers which have motivated World Race Productions to take the easier route of using Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong/Macau as the primary international connecting points for all the other cities in the top 41 (including Xian and Guilin).


Oh my gosh apskip. Anything but Shenzhen. My sister lives there and I visit her three times a year and it's so frickin' boring there. It's a business/industrial city so there's not much sights or interesting cultures to see. I want them to visit Harbin, Hangzhou, and Huangshan, or Lhasa (it's Tibet). Those have awesome sights and cultures are real diverse there. Plus, more self-driving!!

Shenzhen is an excellent place and there still are a lot of places to visit. It would be one of my number 1 choices but still there are a lot of attractions there such as the Window of the World and other gardens.

BUT Remember that this is a thread on Leg 10 in Shanghai and this conversation is irrelevant. 
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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #64 on: April 14, 2010, 08:09:17 AM »
Hey guys... the episode next week is a TBC...

The preview says.... "in two weeks" So that's how the two roadblocks makes sense

Strange, in Season 14, two previews were given, this season only one...



Doesn't that mean there won't be TAR next week, instead the next episode will be featured the week after that? *is a bit confused*  ???
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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #65 on: April 14, 2010, 08:14:03 AM »
Hey guys... the episode next week is a TBC...

The preview says.... "in two weeks" So that's how the two roadblocks makes sense

Strange, in Season 14, two previews were given, this season only one...



Doesn't that mean there won't be TAR next week, instead the next episode will be featured the week after that? *is a bit confused*  ???


I think the two roadblock thing would occur over the next two episodes (4/25 & 5/2), similar to TAR14 where the penultimate leg was an uber leg.  However, I'm with those assuming an error in terms of the previews.  It's probably from the two final legs prior to the finale, which would most likely have 2 RBs.  No show this Sunday due to the ACMs.  There wouldn't be a TBC anyway since there are only 3 episodes left after 9 legs aired.
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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #66 on: April 14, 2010, 08:18:09 AM »
Hey guys... the episode next week is a TBC...

The preview says.... "in two weeks" So that's how the two roadblocks makes sense

Strange, in Season 14, two previews were given, this season only one...



Doesn't that mean there won't be TAR next week, instead the next episode will be featured the week after that? *is a bit confused*  ???


I think the two roadblock thing would occur over the next two episodes (4/25 & 5/2), similar to TAR14 where the penultimate leg was an uber leg.  Nothing next week due to the ACMs.

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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I’m in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #67 on: April 14, 2010, 10:28:46 AM »
Hey guys... the episode next week is a TBC...

The preview says.... "in two weeks" So that's how the two roadblocks makes sense

Strange, in Season 14, two previews were given, this season only one...



NO, it is NOT a TBC...it is a NEL.   

I am not sure just how CBS will do the previews this week. Normally we would have had a new promo yeaterday, they may plan to wait till next Tuesday to give us that?? But they could decide to promote the heck out of it, in order to be sure we don't get "out of sight, out of mind"! So y'all help me watch, okay??
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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #68 on: April 14, 2010, 10:46:37 AM »

As Pete Seeger sings it, "The answer, my friends, is blown in the wind." in the form of plane flights. China is almost always either the west-to-east first leg (AR10) or the west-to-east penultimate leg into the U.S. (AR1, AR6,  AR14, AR16 and almost AR11  which had Guam in between). It is not good logistics to have very tired teams coming off long Trans-Pacific flights and have to travel any reasonable distance. Similarly, it is not good logistics to have teams not jumping off for non-stop flights from Asia to the U.S. I haven't counted but there are a huge number of those from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong/Macau and to a lesser extent Xian or Guilin. Here are come statistics on major cities (1 million population or more in the city, not the entire Metropolitan Area) in China:

6 above 6 MM (Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Chongqing, Wuhan, Tianjin)

3 between 3 and 6 MM (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shonyang)

32 others between 1 MM and 3MM

For comparison purposes, the U.S. has only 1 over 8 MM (New York City), 1 between 3 and 6 MM (Los Angeles) and 7 between 1 MM and 3 MM (Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Dallas, San  Diego).

I think that Amazing Races should be visiting Tianjin, Wuhan, Chongqing, Guangzhou (CAN for prior name Canton) and  Shenzhen. I have done a check on direct flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle to each of those 7 cities at any time  on a specific weekday and out of that I found only one hit (LAX to CAN and return). So, it is logistical barriers which have motivated World Race Productions to take the easier route of using Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong/Macau as the primary international connecting points for all the other cities in the top 41 (including Xian and Guilin).


Oh my gosh apskip. Anything but Shenzhen. My sister lives there and I visit her three times a year and it's so frickin' boring there. It's a business/industrial city so there's not much sights or interesting cultures to see. I want them to visit Harbin, Hangzhou, and Huangshan, or Lhasa (it's Tibet). Those have awesome sights and cultures are real diverse there. Plus, more self-driving!!

Shenzhen is an excellent place and there still are a lot of places to visit. It would be one of my number 1 choices but still there are a lot of attractions there such as the Window of the World and other gardens.

BUT Remember that this is a thread on Leg 10 in Shanghai and this conversation is irrelevant. 

Sorry, but I just recently visited Window of the World, and it's rather poorly maintained.

Anyway, I still wonder when the TBC will be, or a 2-hour special. Maybe it'll follow TAR 14's pattern and have Shanghai 2 as the TBC, or we'll have a 2-hour finale (which I am dying to see)
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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #69 on: April 14, 2010, 11:36:40 AM »


Anyway, I still wonder when the TBC will be, or a 2-hour special. Maybe it'll follow TAR 14's pattern and have Shanghai 2 as the TBC, or we'll have a 2-hour finale (which I am dying to see)

I must be talking to myself :lol:

NO TBC

NO 2 hour finale

April 25>> NEL; 12 hour Pitstop

May2>> Elimination

May 9 >>FINALE!!

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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #70 on: April 14, 2010, 02:50:23 PM »

I must be talking to myself :lol:

NO TBC

NO 2 hour finale

April 25>> NEL; 12 hour Pitstop

May2>> Elimination

May 9 >>FINALE!!



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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #71 on: April 14, 2010, 07:46:16 PM »
but in the preview Phil said two roadblocks in next episode, I suppose that really means there will be 2 in one leg? If that means 2 roadblocks in 2 Shanghai legs there's no need to stress on that.

I think 2 roadblocks in next leg is possible because there was no roadblock in the first France leg, so it made up for the total number of roadblocks to be consistent in this season right?

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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #72 on: April 14, 2010, 09:00:38 PM »
but in the preview Phil said two roadblocks in next episode, I suppose that really means there will be 2 in one leg? If that means 2 roadblocks in 2 Shanghai legs there's no need to stress on that.

I think 2 roadblocks in next leg is possible because there was no roadblock in the first France leg, so it made up for the total number of roadblocks to be consistent in this season right?

All you have to do is read upthread to the spoilers for the Shanghai legs.......no intrepretation of what Phil said is necessary.
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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I’m in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #73 on: April 14, 2010, 11:21:54 PM »
Serendipity...the next two legs are some of the most spoiled we have ever had, thanks to the help of  a local insider.. If you read through the spoiler threads, you will find a step by step description of each of the two legs. We also have TWO sources who were on site for the elim in the second leg, so we have lovely photos of that as well.

I'll try to bring stuff over this week, but my schedule is tight, and it is all in the threads if y'all will just read it. Woden has a very nice summary in post 1 of the Timeline thread.

So yes, there are two RB's in the first Shanghai leg...

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Re: TAR 16 - EP 10 "I Feel Like I知 in, Like, Sicily" (Shanghai 1)
« Reply #74 on: April 15, 2010, 01:24:10 AM »
Just putting it in nice, friendly and visible letters :lol:

So yes, there are two RB's in the first Shanghai leg...
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