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Re: TAR 20 2 hour FINALE East Coast Show Discussion!!
« Reply #250 on: May 07, 2012, 04:15:00 PM »
Absolute BEST final roadblock - mentel OR phsyical! The map of the world used in TAR Family Edition! Won by that father of three girls! I want that roadblock on my season of TAR!
You were thinking of the Godlewski Family, but as someone above has pointed out it was the Linz Family that actually won the map challenge and AR8. I do want to bring something to your attention, the ages of the Godlewski sisters:
Tricia 26 when AR8 was run
Christine 37
Sharon 39
Michelle 42

Does that qualify them as "girls"? I don't think so.

I do agree that the map challenge was the best final leg mental challenge ROADBLOCK except possibly the AR12 scales/items.
He said Father of the Three girls, referring to Wally Branson. Yes, they're girls.


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Re: TAR 20 2 hour FINALE East Coast Show Discussion!!
« Reply #251 on: May 07, 2012, 04:15:43 PM »
Absolute BEST final roadblock - mentel OR phsyical! The map of the world used in TAR Family Edition! Won by that father of three girls! I want that roadblock on my season of TAR!
You were thinking of the Godlewski Family, but as someone above has pointed out it was the Linz Family that actually won the map challenge and AR8. I do want to bring something to your attention, the ages of the Godlewski sisters:
Tricia 26 when AR8 was run
Christine 37
Sharon 39
Michelle 42

Does that qualify them as "girls"? I don't think so.

I do agree that the map challenge was the best final leg mental challenge ROADBLOCK except possibly the AR12 scales/items.

Pretty sure he meant the Bransen family (Wally and the 3 daughters) as the Godlewski sisters did not make the final 3.

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Re: TAR 20 2 hour FINALE East Coast Show Discussion!!
« Reply #252 on: May 07, 2012, 04:45:25 PM »
I'm always loath to try and rank seasons, and I won't do it now, but I do agree that insofar as the route, tasks, and the course construction by WRP in general this was one of the best seasons since the early era of TAR (generally those seasons where the fast forward was not limited in its availability).
It has that feel to it the entire season, and the task designers did a really good job in making the tasks non-generic and difficult, thus forcing many teams to think through their choices.
Casting is a flavor of the month sort of thing, what some people like about some casts may be the reason why others don't like the same cast from the same season. But what we can comment on is how teams are edited. I've never been a fan of the editing as heroes or as villains in some seasons; I don't like the editors trying to force an opinion on me about the teams, and I've always been more partial to teams who competed well, and earned their way into the final legs; and I also like to recognize good teams who run into terrible luck.
By that standard I am grateful that the editors seemed to have mostly stepped away from that cartooning of teams this season, although I think they did pour it on a little too much with Mark-Bopper and Rachel Reilly-Vanessa, when we and they didn't need to do so. Otherwise, this was a quite competent cast, and it was a change to see a boot order that almost paralleled the average placement performances of the teams. The consistency of the teams after the second leg to the end of the Race was really unusual, but it's nice to know that it is possible to have teams sort themselves out by their own competence. So on that basis, I am pleased with the fact that the best three teams were the final three, and that Rachel-Dave got the opportunity to show how good as Racers they are by making an unprecedented mistake (although inadvertent) and still recover from it to win. As I alluded to in a post last night; while they are the first team to win eight legs (67% by a different measure), and the best performing winners ever, they still didn't quite catch Eric-Jeremy's record in TAR 9 for the best performing team placement average. (The difference -- Rachel-Dave's 6th place finish on leg 3; whereas Eric-Jeremy only had one finish as low as 4th their entire season.) But they deserve kudos for working through their circumstances and re-discovering how to really work together as a team, and for their consistency; not to mention setting that record of being the only team to finish a leg without finishing a task and without being eliminated. A very remarkable team; no doubt about it.
I was never surprised by Rachel Reilly's meltdowns over the course of this season; after watching her do this during the last two seasons of Big Brother, I would have been surprised had it been any other way. But kudos to her and Brendon for realizing what it is for what it is, and working beyond it, and those two, after all of the challenges they've imposed on themselves in the last two years in the eye of the camera, have certainly earned respect for being able to handle each other. It certainly is a better outcome than some other male-female teams that endured meltdowns and that did not survive over the long term.
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Re: TAR 20 2 hour FINALE East Coast Show Discussion!!
« Reply #253 on: May 07, 2012, 05:27:24 PM »
Season is over, time to focus on more important matters.

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Re: TAR 20 2 hour FINALE East Coast Show Discussion!!
« Reply #254 on: May 07, 2012, 05:41:15 PM »
Good post theschnauzers.....for a comparison on winning percentage.

Rachel/Dave         67%
Nick/Starr            64%
Megan/Cheyne     58%
Andy/Tommy       50%
Colin/Christie       46%
Tammy/Victor      45%
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Re: TAR 20 2 hour FINALE East Coast Show Discussion!!
« Reply #255 on: May 07, 2012, 06:11:25 PM »
I'm curious how others perceived this:  The first part of the Finale seemed really odd camera-wise, like they all of a sudden had a bunch of amatuers running the cameras.  The camera on the floor of the train station when D/R got left behind looked like it had been set down, but left on, and they liked the argument and decided to use it.  In addition, a lot of the shots were looking up into the faces of the racers like the camera was being held in one hand at the cameraman's side, like he was carrying a suitcase instead of a camera.

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Re: TAR 20 2 hour FINALE East Coast Show Discussion!!
« Reply #256 on: May 07, 2012, 08:45:40 PM »
I know I'm late to the party but...

CONGRATULATIONS DAVE & RACHEL!

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TARAS DVD SOON PLEASE!

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Re: TAR 20 2 hour FINALE East Coast Show Discussion!!
« Reply #257 on: May 08, 2012, 07:41:09 PM »
I'm curious how others perceived this:  The first part of the Finale seemed really odd camera-wise, like they all of a sudden had a bunch of amatuers running the cameras.  The camera on the floor of the train station when D/R got left behind looked like it had been set down, but left on, and they liked the argument and decided to use it.  In addition, a lot of the shots were looking up into the faces of the racers like the camera was being held in one hand at the cameraman's side, like he was carrying a suitcase instead of a camera.


The camera people could have been using helmet cameras in those instances.

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Re: TAR 20 2 hour FINALE East Coast Show Discussion!!
« Reply #258 on: May 08, 2012, 11:08:57 PM »
I would have liked this season better if the team that turned back lost because of it.

I was hoping Art/JJ makes the mistake and gets passed by the other two teams. All the drama of the Finish Line was built up for less.
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Re: TAR 20 2 hour FINALE East Coast Show Discussion!!
« Reply #259 on: May 09, 2012, 05:53:33 PM »
I would have liked this season better if the team that turned back lost because of it.

I was hoping Art/JJ makes the mistake and gets passed by the other two teams. All the drama of the Finish Line was built up for less.

Yeah, I was hoping for that as well! It would have added more drama.


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Re: TAR 20 2 hour FINALE East Coast Show Discussion!!
« Reply #260 on: May 10, 2012, 02:46:15 AM »
I find it funny that after Nick and Starr and Meghan and Cheyne owning their respective seasons, nobody thought Dave and Rachel was definitely going to win. :lol3:

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Re: TAR 20 2 hour FINALE East Coast Show Discussion!!
« Reply #261 on: May 10, 2012, 10:36:36 AM »
I find it funny that after Nick and Starr and Meghan and Cheyne owning their respective seasons, nobody thought Dave and Rachel was definitely going to win. :lol3:

Tara & Wil, Colin & Christie, Kris & Jon, Rob & Amber, Eric & Jeremy, Dustin & Kandice, Jet & Cord, Zev & Justin, Andy & Tommy...

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Re: TAR 20 2 hour FINALE East Coast Show Discussion!!
« Reply #262 on: May 10, 2012, 11:03:07 AM »
Zev and Justin / Jet and Cord didn't dominate...

They won 4 legs each. Only. You can like , win the first 4 legs and be eliminated on the other , so isn't domination , both came in last in their seasons , Zev and Justin were moving up and down all the time (except for sydney , kolkata , varanasi)
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Re: TAR 20 2 hour FINALE East Coast Show Discussion!!
« Reply #263 on: May 10, 2012, 01:59:28 PM »
Zev and Justin / Jet and Cord didn't dominate...

They won 4 legs each. Only. You can like , win the first 4 legs and be eliminated on the other , so isn't domination , both came in last in their seasons , Zev and Justin were moving up and down all the time (except for sydney , kolkata , varanasi)
I suppose. But my point still stands.


 

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