Ok well just caught up from epi 2 to 5.
(Mainly because I was worried I would not be able to keep up otherwise!)
Man they definitely keep up the pace here!
I was kind of waiting but I figured I will just watch them again with the subtitles if /when they are available, if I have the time to do so.
I realize it's an enormous amount of work for one person, even for one episode a week let alone two, though.
Obviously I'm sure I missed out on quite a few things, but context and similarities between Dutch/German and Norwegian at least provided some clues.
I have to say I love the twins!!
They're so funny and awkward sometimes, they're too funny really.
The way they simultaneously interrogated one of the salespeople (woman I think) on the floating market in Bangkok whether they sold guava.. Wow that couldn't have been better coordinated if they had been synchronized swimmers..
Then their reaction to the chicken plucking and well the cobra restaurant (as much as I honestly also felt quite appalled by seeing that challenge tbh..). And seriously, 'creative twins' who are art teachers yet choose to smash a bamboo stick instead of making a flower braid?
It cracked me up how many times it took them and how they went about it.. A little self-knowledge may not be a bad thing when you embark on a journey like this guys.
Thing is, even if they definitely don't always handle things properly (i.e. coming in in a good spot and then squandering it by not actually thinking
before they act) they do seem to be lucky and doing ok, for now anyway.
Still liking the K-guys/chums and the brothers for potential winners. The Blondes do ok but make silly mistakes.
Making mistakes is one thing though but they don't correct them.. i.e. it was abundantly clear their Vietnamese taxi driver was completely clueless.. So why even stick around with that guy anymore and not switch taxi's?? They were lucky to hang on to the skin of their teeth because another team got a handicap.. Next time they may not be that lucky.
The ones that have been out so far were predictible, they simply weren't giving it enough. Feel bad for
though I feel she did more than her share as opposed to her partner who didn't really seem to take much of an initiative in anything, even when she was near breaking at some point in Vietnam especially.
Kind of a deadweight to be pulling the way it seemed, but perhaps I missed a lot in translation, if so: sorry!
The pairs I like least of the remaining are
Vichy and whats-her-name
Bjorn and Kari
The first ones seem a bit bitchy at times, and not always very sociable. The latter well not sure really, they just seem a bit boring and not appealing to be rooting for. Again perhaps things get lost in translation though so I might feel differently if I understood everything that was said.. I just think the other couples are more interesting, even without translations.
Still I think you get a good general idea of what's going on, there's a bit of English spoken and the rest is more or less evident from the challenges too I think.
Oh and by the way, is it just me or is Freddie dos Santos (the host) always using the word 'dramatic' to describe any win, loss or almost loss (in NEL's case) for the previous episode?
All in all really enjoyable to watch sofar!
Ps apparently Asia again in episode 6.. I really hope they move on to another continent after this.