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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2012, 11:50:28 PM »
Yeah, get rid of all the technology. UGGGHANNOYING. I hated the Umeda Sky Building Windows Detour Intro commercial. >_>

And please bring back the non-touch screen U-Turn and Speed Bump! (:;)


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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2012, 11:54:01 PM »
Here's two ideas for additional elements to the game.

One-Way/Road Closed: A team may choose to select the detour for another team. Teams may not switch to the other detour if this is assigned to them. (Pay attention to what the other teams weaknesses are)

No Passing Zone: (Associated with a non roadblock/detour task) Teams must await the team that arrived at the task ahead of them to complete the task before proceeding with the next part of the race even if they have completed the task.

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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2012, 03:31:30 PM »
I agree with more night legs!
I don't care about the speed bump technology but I do like the standard peeling on the picture an the Courtesy of Photo.
I think there needs to be more travel drama and the more standardized 12 hour pit stops.

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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2012, 12:51:31 AM »
think more about leg architecture

TAR20 Leg 3 was ABSOLUTELY flawless (IMO)

even if there wasn't flight drama, it was still a great leg

new location: Paraguay
a very hard detour
and a hard enough RB  so teams had to opportunity to catch up after the detour
and on foot to the pit stop

when they actually put the teams in this leg, it was AWESOME
teams had to make difficult decisions, and teams made exciting comebacks
it is probably my fave episode of all time

so basically, more legs like this!!!! harder challenges, but still do-able enough so teams have the opportunity to catch up  :tup:

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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2012, 08:47:02 AM »
Add some new locations! Legs 3 and 6 of Amazing Race 20 were FLAWLESS because of it!
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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2012, 09:36:29 PM »
PLEASE please get rid of the classic extremely-boring second leg. I know producers have to cut down tasks in order to make room for so many teams at that stage of the race, but a better leg planning could be possible (by short-but-extreme tasks, no airport drama at that particular episode, etc)

And please... EASTER ISLANDS. Is not that hard to get there.

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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2012, 10:06:36 AM »
Since The Amazing Race 21 is under the way now. Here is my suggestions for 22.

1. three to four new countries.
2. 12 teams.
3. The Salvage Pass.
4. Night legs in cities like Rome, Paris or London.
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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2012, 08:47:20 PM »
I've just watched TAR Australia 2. I enjoyed it FAR better than ANY leg from TAR 18-20. Here's the reasons why I think I enjoyed TAR Australia 2, which TAR America should emulate/bring back

1. The teams. I think Australians are more unique... or does the Americans cast the wrong people? Nonetheless, I think TAR Australia has an excellent cast and no one is the same with the other. Every single person in the cast delivers (except Shane and Andrew LOL) and every single one of them is promising. TAR America should put up teams that are entertaining on their own, and not rely on inter-team interaction/drama (which got overkill in TAR20). TAR America should bring more colorful teams, ROOTABLE teams (villains are rootable too, but never ever cast Art and JJ likes again)

2. The intro. I liked how Amazing Race classic music was injected in every scene. I liked how the editing put up an exciting and mysterious and omg-I-am-part-of-the-race feeling. After watching the first 10 minutes of TAR Australia 2, I think I never had this thrill compared to the last THREE seasons of TAR. The intro is a big deal, because it tones up the rest of the season.

3. The host's narration. Well, Phil Keoghan is unbeatable, but Phil's voice in narration and description and voice overs nowadays are seriously annoying. I love Phil, but hey, stop being enthusiastic. Grant Bowler, on the other hand, sticks with the more 'cool and slow but mysterious and exciting' narration voice, which gives me the chills and thrills. The way he described the first task was epic, which adds another element of excitement.

But I know Phil Keoghan is unbeatable. Phil, please bring back the "epic and cool and slow but mysterious and exciting" narration, which you did best during pre-HD TAR Seasons (I think he did it best in TAR 17). And also, please narrate all the tasks. Some tasks/destinations in TAR20 did not have an any voice over whatsoever, which is kinda boring and not memorable.

4. The music and editing. WHERE DID THE EDITING TEAM OF TAR 17 GO?!? Did they all resign?!? I think TAR Australia did an amazing job in editing music. Music is everything. I'd rather have Amazing Race music injected at every scene than a kroo-kroo-zzzzz-boring music which are evident in TAR20.

5. The tasks and the legs. IT SHOULD BE LONG. IT SHOULD BE HARD. It should present the chance of shuffling positions. Though, TAR America has done an excellent job with the legs already.

There. This is just my opinion. I am really sad that TAR 19 and 20 has not give me an impact like TARAus 2 (even with its first episode!).

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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2012, 11:17:41 PM »
I've just watched TAR Australia 2. I enjoyed it FAR better than ANY leg from TAR 18-20. Here's the reasons why I think I enjoyed TAR Australia 2, which TAR America should emulate/bring back

1. The teams. I think Australians are more unique... or does the Americans cast the wrong people? Nonetheless, I think TAR Australia has an excellent cast and no one is the same with the other. Every single person in the cast delivers (except Shane and Andrew LOL) and every single one of them is promising. TAR America should put up teams that are entertaining on their own, and not rely on inter-team interaction/drama (which got overkill in TAR20). TAR America should bring more colorful teams, ROOTABLE teams (villains are rootable too, but never ever cast Art and JJ likes again)

2. The intro. I liked how Amazing Race classic music was injected in every scene. I liked how the editing put up an exciting and mysterious and omg-I-am-part-of-the-race feeling. After watching the first 10 minutes of TAR Australia 2, I think I never had this thrill compared to the last THREE seasons of TAR. The intro is a big deal, because it tones up the rest of the season.

3. The host's narration. Well, Phil Keoghan is unbeatable, but Phil's voice in narration and description and voice overs nowadays are seriously annoying. I love Phil, but hey, stop being enthusiastic. Grant Bowler, on the other hand, sticks with the more 'cool and slow but mysterious and exciting' narration voice, which gives me the chills and thrills. The way he described the first task was epic, which adds another element of excitement.

But I know Phil Keoghan is unbeatable. Phil, please bring back the "epic and cool and slow but mysterious and exciting" narration, which you did best during pre-HD TAR Seasons (I think he did it best in TAR 17). And also, please narrate all the tasks. Some tasks/destinations in TAR20 did not have an any voice over whatsoever, which is kinda boring and not memorable.

4. The music and editing. WHERE DID THE EDITING TEAM OF TAR 17 GO?!? Did they all resign?!? I think TAR Australia did an amazing job in editing music. Music is everything. I'd rather have Amazing Race music injected at every scene than a kroo-kroo-zzzzz-boring music which are evident in TAR20.

5. The tasks and the legs. IT SHOULD BE LONG. IT SHOULD BE HARD. It should present the chance of shuffling positions. Though, TAR America has done an excellent job with the legs already.

There. This is just my opinion. I am really sad that TAR 19 and 20 has not give me an impact like TARAus 2 (even with its first episode!).

Gotta agree with the above. Living in Australia I was really excited when TARAus was announced, but I was adamant that I would remain loyal to TAR. The original version. But unfortunately, TARAus was spectacular, with good teams, night challenges, awesome/obscure destinations! TARAus is 10 times better because of all of this.

However, the big difference is the length of episodes. In TARAus, 5 or 6 legs were 90 minutes - This allowed for it to be slow paced, like the old TAR, and showcased the countries they were in more. TAR should be a 90 minute show, and the american version needs to make 90 minute episodes!

As a TAR enthusiast, I hope the american one gets better until it overtakes TARAus, but seeing the boring destinations, teams and fast paced eps are likely to continue, I doubt it
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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2012, 12:50:23 AM »
Heres a twist i would like to see.

For next season the starting line should be near 2 airports which are equaliy as close to the start line(we will say Central park in NYC and the airports are JFK and Newark)

Teams are told that a flight departs at both airports to their first destination and both flights have a max of 8 teams on a flight but not told which flight departs or arrives first.
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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2012, 06:36:04 AM »
Heres a twist i would like to see.

For next season the starting line should be near 2 airports which are equaliy as close to the start line(we will say Central park in NYC and the airports are JFK and Newark)

Teams are told that a flight departs at both airports to their first destination and both flights have a max of 8 teams on a flight but not told which flight departs or arrives first.
Not a bad idea, but 8 would probably be too many on a flight, no drama from teams having to switch.  Also, in this day of cell phones, they'd likely call both to find out times.  On top of that, you'd have to allow enough time for teams to get to one airport, find out it's full, get lost on the way to the other airport and still make the flight.  To prevent calls, you'd have to have a clue that read something like "Drive yourself to JFK or Newark Liberty Airport and search for the yellow and red route marker to find your flight.  Warning: no more than 6 teams per flight."  Since LaGuardia is also very close by, could make it no more than 4 or 5 teams per plane on 3 flights that way.

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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2012, 10:50:03 PM »
3. The host's narration. Well, Phil Keoghan is unbeatable, but Phil's voice in narration and description and voice overs nowadays are seriously annoying. I love Phil, but hey, stop being enthusiastic. Grant Bowler, on the other hand, sticks with the more 'cool and slow but mysterious and exciting' narration voice, which gives me the chills and thrills. The way he described the first task was epic, which adds another element of excitement.

But I know Phil Keoghan is unbeatable. Phil, please bring back the "epic and cool and slow but mysterious and exciting" narration, which you did best during pre-HD TAR Seasons (I think he did it best in TAR 17). And also, please narrate all the tasks. Some tasks/destinations in TAR20 did not have an any voice over whatsoever, which is kinda boring and not memorable.

Grant Bowler is absolutely boring. He has the personality of cardboard. (He might be a nice and funny guy, actually. But I'm just saying what I see from the show.) 

I agree about not being too enthusiastic. Phil has been able to bring measure of uncertainty to the upcoming tasks. But Bowler seems to take things to the extreme--being too cool, measured, and slow.

Sorry, I hit the snooze button.

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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2012, 02:08:54 PM »
I think I was being too hard on Grant Bowler. He seems to have made a massive improvement for season two. As for Phil, I never noticed the change in his recent narration until it was pointed out here. I went to youtube to check and wow what a difference. I prefer when he was a little more mysterious instead of sounding absolutely excited about everything.

I don't really miss the Eat Sleep Mingle.
But I miss the elimination stations. Bring it back!

Casting is a huge issue though.

The cast for the past 2 seasons have been bad and also boring. The producers seemed to made it a goal to cause maximum friction in TAR 20 between teams and even teammates by casting so many hard-headed contestants. I find this type of thing annoying. All this drama between the 3 bickering couples (Brenchel, Dave & Rachel, Vanessa & Ralph). Plus petty squabbles (Vannesa vs Rachel, J.J.'s lame attempts to "stir the pot" while alienating every team, and feeling victimized that Dave & Rachel didn't use the U-turn). Clearly the producers wanted to create "good TV" but I'm sorry, it's just bad.

So far TAR Australia has done a good job casting interesting and likable teams. The cast at  TAR Australia 1 was well balanced. There was only 1 bickering couple (Chris & Anastasia), and only 1 "villain" team (Richard & Joey). Paul & Steve are definitely that team of season 2. The so-called Alpha Males that are jerks. Still they're the type that you love to hate. Some might see Dave (of Dave & Kelly) from Season 1 as arrogant and grating but he's nowhere near Art & JJ or Laurence (of Zac & Laurence) in that capacity. I found him fun to watch actually.

So moderation is the key. Don't go overboard in casting a ton of unlikable and bickering teams.
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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2012, 05:21:36 AM »
Is it just me, or are the HD cameras of TAR Australia better than TAR America? The footage of all the scenes from TAR Australia (especially in India) is quite amazing and stunning to look at... while at TAR America, it just seems so.... empty.



Right now, I hate to say it, but TAR Australia 2 is better than all the episodes of TAR 19 or 20, editing wise.

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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2012, 10:33:53 AM »
I would love to see a season, where they not go to Asia.

TAR 1: No South America and Oceania
TAR 2: No Europe
TAR 4: No Africa
TAR 8: None of the above

They have always went to Asia, went they have travel around the Globe!

I would love to see this in a season, South America to Europe to Africa to Oceania.
It could be epic if they did Sydney to Los Angeles on the last leg. :tup: :tup: :tup: :tup:
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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2012, 06:16:07 AM »
I really like the route info thingos down the bottom of the screen in TARAus, it would be good if TAR21 did this.
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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2012, 02:13:09 AM »
(...)I loved TAR 18 so much because it had so much of the above (Night legs, slow pace, hard challenges), and although seeing old teams wasn't everyones forte (I loved it!), i think that season 18 has to be the benchmark for challenges and editing.

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agree 100%, even though they specified that Season 18 would up the difficulty due to it being a second-chance season, I think all new races should at least try to measure up to this.
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Re: TAR 21 or 22 Suggestions
« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2012, 10:58:56 AM »
Cities i think they should visit:
               Pitstops:
Dublin: Guinness storehouse
Belfast: Titanic museum
Liverpool: Cavern club
Manchester: The Harbour
Madrid: The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
Rotterdam: The Euromast
Naples: Castel Nuovo
Volgograd: The Motherland Calls statue
Sofia: Hagia Sophia Church
Melbourne: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Udaipur: Jag Mandir
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