Here's my time to shine and rant excessively about bad legs!
lol Here's my personal thoughts on the top 8 worst legs ever in order (U.S. version only):7] TAR21 (Leg 2)-
Indonesia, of course.
Surabaya... The bullriding task shocked me like Gretchen realizing she didn't have to ride inside a giant, wooden elephant. First of all, what was the point of staying there all night and morning waiting for a motorcycle ride across a field? Second, why haven't they even visited Jakarta completely and skipped to Surabaya? The Roadblock and Detour were pretty good thanks to the Texies and Twinnies' foot race.6] TAR13 (Leg 2)-
Some of you may be surprised, but I really could not find any reason to like this leg. Editing crews did a good job sugarcoating it with drama and "Where's the container?" confusion, but looking at the bigger picture, the bigger picture says the bigger advertisements on a wall drove me up the wall. That makes sense right?
The Detour was unmemorable to me. I personally did not like the janganda to ocean choice. The shipping container choice was original, but I wish teams could have received a code to unlock a container.5] TAR15 (Leg 1)-
The starting line elimination was so stupid. So stupid that China Rush eliminated the most entertaining team with that twist. Although I was kind of glad Eric & Lisa were eliminated since Eric was shaping up to be the biggest douche we've ever seen (Lisa was sweet, she doesn't need a guy acting like an egomaniac), they still could have gotten a 30-minute penalty and flew to Japan instead of only seeing a river with banks painted with awful graffiti. The wasabi bomb Roadblock was original and cool, but everyone was equalized there so it really wasn't a race in the first leg when the only task after eating is to lead a group of Tokyo locals to a shrine/temple. 4] TAR19 (Leg 5)-
What was the point of two Roadblocks? Thai nature is so serene, it definitely needs a more unique task than finding a carp underwater. The spirit house tasks were so predictable from the point Phil said to disassemble them. Justin & Jen knew, did you? Again, the bus ride equalizer nullifies most progress made by the racers during this leg. Feeding the fishies were pointless. 3/tie] TAR16 (Finale)-
I kind of wanted to barsh after seeing this finale route. Some of the places visited I have never heard of and I have lived in San Francisco for a good 13+ years of my childhood and occassionally visit a friend there. Rappelling off of Coit Tower was rather uninteresting compared to scaling across pods on the Singapore Flyer. The Star Wars task made me want to cringe as I had no idea the movie graphics were made in a San Francisco film studio, plus I hated the Star Wars series. Elimination order with the posters were okay, but apparently too easy.3/tie] TAR22 (Leg 3)-
If it wasn't for Chuck & Wynona, this leg would have sucked so much than it really is. First of all, what is shmozzle? I'm still asking that after months TAR22 has aired. Can't wait for years or never to find out the truly real definition of that "word". Both Detour choices arenhorrible and not even cultural to the South Island of New Zealand. Way to represent Southern New Zealand for Phil, WRP! 2] TAR21 (Leg 9)-
This is the most boring leg I have ever watched that it's so unreal. The Fast Forward was so random mixing a duck bus with eating herrings. I like Fast Forwards which are like the head shaving, Singapore Flyer scaling, windmill blade rides, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. I think anybody would have done that since you are just riding a bus and eating a local fish. Too tourist attraction-y. The Detour was so boring and forgettable that I had to check Wikipedia for the Detour choices and I still remember Pat & Brenda's unfortunate mistake of not taking the shortcut on the train ride into Marseille. The Switchback Roadblock worked in season 12 when there were ten teams and there was a larger stream to vault across. This season featured it like an active route info. Not entertaining. Oh yeah, I completely forgot about the U-Turn. 1] TAR22 (Leg 8 )-
This Switzerland leg was a joke, right? It didn't even feel like a race as teams were mostly all clustered in train cars waiting to arrive at a snowy hill which made Chynona's bickering pretty pointless. I never again want to see or hear a train in my life (sarcasm). The Roadblock was horrible. It would have been 1000x better if teams had to actually climb Eiger than stand on a plank and traverse across it to grab a Gnome. Just because "traverse" is a big word for adventure, doesn't mean it's going to be amazing. After hearing Meghan's personal recap of the leg, she "claims" the Switchback was actually a side of a Detour. Hmmm... mistaken in words or not?
(TAR22's Leg 4, Both TAR21 Bangladesh legs, TAR20's Leg 2, and TAR3's Leg 8 barely escaped the list.)