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Trying to finish some races I struggled with before (13,2,4,9,8)

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starrynight:
I thought I would have another go at finishing those seasons I didn't quite manage to earlier this year.  I started with season 13 and I did it!

It's not actually as bad as I thought.  The cast isn't that likeable, but I suppose the winners are ok.  The big thing that puts it above a season like the current one is that there are better challenges.  For instance that wooden  bicycle going down hills at that speed just wouldn't be allowed now.  They make everything easier now.  :(  Funny where they got all that powder thrown over them as well, or had to work out the pattern on the maori warriers faces.

Still some things that annoy me and mean I can't have it among my big favourites though.  The romance thing they push is annoying, same in AR3 but that at least had a better cast.  Losing a passport kills any suspense in a leg, so that happening does lessen a season.  Also other teams helping others out and enabling them to survive a leg without them doing so on their own merit irks me.  Dan and Andrew should have been eliminated and the all girl team (reminiscent of the red heads in a later season) should have continued their rivalry with the siblings.  On the positive side we did get some ridiculous footage of them doing the marching task, but I think it was at too big a cost.

Flamant:
I really liked TAR13. I agree that the cast is not the best (but still way better than some recent seasons). I found Dandrew quite fun to watch (I love underdogs), Ken & Tina created some sort of drama, and I really liked Toni & Dallas.

But this season task-wise I think is one of my top five. I simply loved the Indian legs (the first was a night time leg; the second one featuring the powder task - I also loved one side of that leg's Detour where they needed to follow small numbers on power lines). I loved Kazakhstan, and the Russian legs were quite hard.

This season is definitely not on the same level as TAR15/16/21.

starrynight:

--- Quote from: Flamant on December 07, 2012, 09:32:50 AM ---I really liked TAR13. I agree that the cast is not the best (but still way better than some recent seasons). I found Dandrew quite fun to watch (I love underdogs), Ken & Tina created some sort of drama, and I really liked Toni & Dallas.

But this season task-wise I think is one of my top five. I simply loved the Indian legs (the first was a night time leg; the second one featuring the powder task - I also loved one side of that leg's Detour where they needed to follow small numbers on power lines). I loved Kazakhstan, and the Russian legs were quite hard.

This season is definitely not on the same level as TAR15/16/21.

--- End quote ---

I like underdogs too, but Dan and Andrew were a bit dull as characters I thought.  I agree on Ken and Tina (mainly for Tina, driven women I often like on the show), and the final two wasn't bad which certainly made me happier about finishing this season.  However I found Dallas rather boring.  One of the parent/child teams that didn't quite work for me.

The end was obviously not that close, as we didn't see the teams near each other after the good memory task.  So despite the editing I thought is was obvious which team would be first, however the memory task had them close and even one team overtaking the other which made it exciting at that stage.


Having a go at AR4.  The boot order is frustrating.   Reichen and Chip bore me, they picked a detour that was quicker so were lucky to beat out Tian Jaree, then they luck out on getting lost but being on track to the fast forward and so beat out another team Millie Chuck who I was hoping would get to the final.  The route is good but might have a lack of memorable tasks.  The non-elimination legs turned out to be on the wrong legs for me.

racer:
Well at the time of watching TAR13, I thought it was the most horrible thing to ever happen to the world. But now, several years later, it is about a million times better than the current seasons. :cmaslol In fact, only 15, 17 and 18 were better than 13 (of the seasons that came after it) in my opinion.

starrynight:
Well I've finished 4 and I definitely think 13 is better.  The winners of 4 are pretty boring to me, and it brings up an annoyance for me about the show, the use of contestants for some kind of social message.  In this case it was using them as a representative of gay people.  It's an entertainment show, I don't want moralising.  But it's the kind of things you get in American shows I guess.

Otherwise I thought they destroyed the suspense by saying 'will be eliminated' in so many legs instead of 'may be'.  They tried to create suspense in a leg by not showing a time penalty (on the winners) ticking down and showing another team on the mat instead of them (making us think Chip and Reichen might have been eliminated).

The present season is probably inferior even to season 4 as that had self-driving and more good locations.  Other recent seasons though have in my opinion been pretty good, including 20.

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