Yeah I get it, some people here are basically hoping for this series to fail etc, because of TARAus being replaced.
Obviously we don't even know if one being removed means the other being brought back but whatever, I get it especially on this forum.
But, for me as a genuine big big fan of the show it's sad, very sad.
It's been so long before any other country than mine took on this great show and concept, that can really be made into a success.
I'm not saying I don't enjoy this season at all, I do, still, after all it's still the Mole..
But to be honest they've so far only copied challenges that have been done and more often better in the Dutch original too.
The casting indeed has been off (especially wrt the men imho), and then the whole campaigning disaster (endless airing of the same promo's, not releasing an airdate till a week before, shifting the timeslots etc..) Let alone splitting it up in three episodes a week with executions that are supposed to be the culmination of tension yet manage to drum up absolutely zero in terms of atmosphere or build up... sigh..
It just makes me sad that even if they had all the tools, basically very decent challenges etc handed to them they still made such a mess of what can be a really great show if handled properly..
I know I am biased about this.. I do like TAR but at heart I am a Mole fan so yes it hurts to see. I still enjoy watching it but it's sad to see what could have been and how they threw it all away - if you're going to bring it back at least give it a proper chance already...