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Things TAR shouldn't have done
« on: May 22, 2012, 06:01:30 AM »
I have been thinking: Like all Reality TV shows TAR have done things wrong. What do you think were the worst?

Mine are: The Route of TAR2. Seriously, it was so boring. The only country that was remotely interesting was Namibia.
                Mid leg Elimination of Bilal and Sa'eed. They didn't actually get a proper pitstop. Not fair!
                Eric & Lisa Elimination Starting line task: They didn't even get ONE CLUE!
               

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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012, 06:15:33 AM »
Begging as a non-elimination punishment, shouldn't have been done EVER.
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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012, 06:44:28 AM »
The TAR 14 Russian Roadblock in Novosibirsk. I think it was inappropriate and some of the racers clearly were uncomfortable with it.

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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2012, 10:48:32 AM »
Really the only two things are the begging for money penalty (especially when it's in a third world country), and the midleg elimination in Season 10. At least Eric & Lisa knew they would be eliminated and it was their own fault for being last. Bilal & Sa'eed just got screwed by a taxi driver (How do you live in Beijing and not know what the Forbidden City is!?!?). If the midleg elimination got rid of the Chos instead, then I'd change my mind about it because it would have made the season so much better.

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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2012, 12:09:14 PM »
No teams knew about the start line elimination  until they were there.

That to me is still the most unnecessarily cruel thing TAR ever did.
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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2012, 12:42:17 PM »
No teams knew about the start line elimination  until they were there.

That to me is still the most unnecessarily cruel thing TAR ever did.

I'm just really glad that it was Eric & Lisa, because I don't think anyone else would have taken it as well as they did!

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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2012, 12:46:27 PM »
The Hazard :lol:
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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2012, 12:57:30 PM »
No teams knew about the start line elimination  until they were there.

That to me is still the most unnecessarily cruel thing TAR ever did.
I think it was more an experiment gone wrong.  Quite likely someone thought this would be awesome drama, without thinking it all the way through.  If they were to make something like that work, it'd have to be like an instant NEL with the last place team getting some sort of hazard to complete.

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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2012, 01:25:02 PM »
No teams knew about the start line elimination  until they were there.

That to me is still the most unnecessarily cruel thing TAR ever did.

To me too . Packing , Unpacking... to be eliminated with 40 minutes or less
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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2012, 03:44:47 PM »
The sunlight effect.


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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2012, 03:47:09 PM »
Allowed reality TV crossovers.
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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2012, 04:41:12 PM »
Allowed reality TV crossovers.

I don't think that is a big issue, as they don't overpack seasons with people like that they just put in one now and again.  And in general they have been quite competitive and/or interesting to me anyway.  It can also increase the audience as people will watch to see someone they know, as well as create an interesting dynamic among the racers when they are racing against a reality celeb.
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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2012, 06:15:30 PM »
The Hazard :lol:

seriously what is up with that? i thought of it as an extra roadblock kinda thing...

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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2012, 06:38:33 PM »
The starting line elimination.

The fact TAR has many tasks involving wearing less clothes such as...
Season 19 > Body Building detour in Belgium
Season 18 > Frog of Luck detour in China
Season 15 > Mud Volleyball detour
Season 14 > Running Roadblock in Russia

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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2012, 06:51:20 PM »
The fact TAR has many tasks involving wearing less clothes such as...
Season 19 > Body Building detour in Belgium
Season 18 > Frog of Luck detour in China
Season 15 > Mud Volleyball detour
Season 14 > Running Roadblock in Russia

This thread is about things that shouldn't have been done, not things that should happen more frequently.

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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2012, 08:01:24 PM »
I know! I think NONE of those tasks should have occurred. It freaks me out that TAR has created that many tasks that involve less clothing.
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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2012, 08:04:16 PM »
I know! I think NONE of those tasks should have occurred. It freaks me out that TAR has created that many tasks that involve less clothing.
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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2012, 08:30:34 PM »
I know! I think NONE of those tasks should have occurred. It freaks me out that TAR has created that many tasks that involve less clothing.
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I'm not complaining. :)

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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2012, 08:37:11 PM »
The insane eating tasks (cough, cough, TAR 7 Argentinian barbeque Roadblock).
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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2012, 09:01:24 PM »
The insane eating tasks (cough, cough, TAR 7 Argentinian barbeque Roadblock).

The pizza in TAR6  :gaah:.
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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2012, 09:05:58 PM »
I know! I think NONE of those tasks should have occurred. It freaks me out that TAR has created that many tasks that involve less clothing.
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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2012, 11:07:35 PM »
TAR19 got off on the wrong foot with me, because I felt that they completely mismanaged how to deal with the Hazard penalty and Leg 1 in general. "Oh here, we're gonna give you a penalty that could get you eliminated. But surprise, it's a non-elimination leg!" If I was a TAR producer, here's how I would've handled the first few legs of TAR19:

Leg 1: Hazard penalty for the last team to finish the Starting Line task. Last team to arrive at the Pit Stop is eliminated. (The whole point of the Hazard was to make a team have to fight even harder to stave off elimination. Having a Leg 1 NEL completely ruined that.)
Leg 2: NEL
Leg 3: Double Elimination (The Roadblock at Borobodur was confusing enough to cause teams to be eliminated.)

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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2012, 01:23:34 AM »
I think the single u-turn has to be considered a failed concept, every team has got eliminated which doesn't exactly supply suspense.
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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2012, 01:42:45 AM »
Really the only two things are the begging for money penalty (especially when it's in a third world country), and the midleg elimination in Season 10. At least Eric & Lisa knew they would be eliminated and it was their own fault for being last. Bilal & Sa'eed just got screwed by a taxi driver (How do you live in Beijing and not know what the Forbidden City is!?!?). If the midleg elimination got rid of the Chos instead, then I'd change my mind about it because it would have made the season so much better.

That right there needs the Muslim test. You've gotta either like the idea or hate the idea. I can't (for example) say I hate the idea of the Speed Bump because it had a hand in knocking out Kynt and Vyxsin instead of Ronald and Christina.

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Re: Things TAR shouldn't have done
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2012, 02:45:15 AM »
Having exclusively luck-based challenges as the starting line task. (Sure, there's always something to disguise it as an observation task, but really.)


 

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