I just realized something, very few of the tasks on the show so far (besides leg 1) are direct copies of tasks from TARAsia, I'm sure a few are from other versions but so far I'm impressed. The original tasks (at least I hope they are original) are very creative.
I don't mind that they copy tasks, because it's a different experience every time a different team does it
I thought these original tasks were amazing:
1. Leg 3 Roadblock (the ancient staircase) - it wasn't just one of those 'simple maths challenges', it was more of a puzzle, and it took place in an awesome location! I wish all
Roadblocks were like this! This was probably one of the best Roadblocks I've seen in ALL of TAR franchises, no joke
2. Leg 5 Roadblock - it was basically a memory challenge, but it was designed and executed very well. From the beautiful mosque to that underwater column labyrinth, it was one of the better memory challenges to watch
3. Leg 1 Starting Line Challenge - bringing a board game (Rush Hour) to life is not copying at all. It's an absolutely brilliant idea! I'm surprised no other franchises had thought of it! It made a great Starting Line challenge and it actually required teams to think and interact with other teams right off the bat