After watching 2 episodes of TARAus, I am in awe, and at the same time worried about the current state of normal TAR.
After watching this Australia series, there are two words I currently find missing in TAR USA (which used to be apparent in earlier seasons) The words are
and it is sorely lacking in later seasons of TAR compared to TARAus. It used to be fantastic vistas, awesome camera-work to see the locations, and it felt breathtaking to watch. TARAus is seriously a breath of fresh air and I now remember why I fell in love with this amazing series.
This is what it's supposed to be like, drama, tension, and gorgeous camera-work. The feeling of "the world is your oyster, you can go anywhere and experience amazing things".
Where has that feeling gone in the original series? Mundane camera-work, mundane tasks, not much of an epic journey anymore. It feels like "okay, let's get this over with"
This is my genuine opinion, and maybe I'm the only one who feels it, but if the original producers of TAR doesn't watch out, TARAus may become more popular than them. Sure, Grant could use some more enthusiasm, and I actually would have wanted Phil to host this version, but the epic feeling is back for me here.
This is what The Amazing Race is all about, tension, villains
and drama combined with stunning vistas and location. Please bring it back to TAR US as well and don't skip the airport drama that you don't have anymore.Grats to me for 10 posts yay