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Vitoko:
So I was thinking a few weeks ago, that we should have a topic like this were we could discuss what we want to see from the latin american brand of The Amazing Race, what changes could be done to make it a better version of what is is right now (because we know it has room for improvement), maybe discuss possible locations, challenges, maybe landmarks we would like to see in the show, pretty much everything concerning the future of TARLA.

In Example:

- Overnight Rest, I'd like to see it disappear, or make it less obvious, the teams are usually ask to sign their names in a hotel (check in) to spend the night and continue racing in the morning after... HOO has being a thing since The Amzing Race started and it has been accepted that all the teams need to wait for the available hour to recieve a clue or enter a building, but TARLA gets rid of that fair equilizer and just make the teams wait in line for their turn

- Signing board at Airports, I know this is a mechanic introduced in TARLA to make it easy for the production to travel and book flights cheaper that what individual teams could get, but I think there is a better way to do it, I think is production books just 2 flights, maybe 3 flights available for the teams, first come, first serve should apply here so everyone on the front would be in the first flight, then the rest in the next flight available, and so on. But the signing board where teams write their names and arrival time so the difference is respected between teams when they leave the airport should vanish from the franchise. It doesn't allow teams in the back to catch up, makes the first team never leave the front of the pack, it becomes boring and predictable.

About wishlist and routes...
I know that pretty much every time south and central america comes up in the original TAR wishlist thread should work for TARLA but I figure if we have all wishlist dedicated to TARLA it would be easier to archive or at least easier to read locations we would like to see, always remembering that TARLA will never get out of Latinoamerica and it doesn't have the money to go around freely like TARUSA, maybe if you can't think of an entire route, you can come up with cities or small areas that you would like to see being visited by the latinamerican brand, maybe with examples from the original or another world traveler version of TAR.

In Example (You probably can think of a far better route)

<Leg 1>   Caracas, Venezuela
<Leg 2>   Caracas, Venezuela -> Merida, Venezuela.
<Leg 3>   Merida, Venezuela -> Belem, Brazil.
<Leg 4>   Belem, Brazil -> Porto Alegre, Brazil.
<Leg 5>   Porto Alegre, Brazil -> Foz do Iguazu, Brazil -> Ciudad del Este, Paraguay.
<Leg 6>   Ciudad del Este, Paraguay -> Asuncion, Paraguay.
<Leg 7>   Asuncion, Paraguay -> Rosario, Argentina.
<Leg 8>   Rosario, Argentina -> San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
<Leg 9>   San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina -> Puerto Montt, Chile (Including Puerto Varas).
<Leg 10> Puerto Montt, Chile -> Castro, Chile.
<Leg 11> Castro, Chile -> Iquique, Chile. (Including Humberstone and La Tirana)
<Leg 12> Iquique, Chile -> Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (Finale A)
<Leg 13> Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia -> Cochabamba, Bolivia (Finale B)

I include Leg 12 and 13 because TARLA have the tendency to make two episodes, a.k.a. two Legs with the Final 3 teams...

So there's that, have fun with this and hopefully will have more versions of TARLA coming up in the future, and hopefully someone on production will read this and maybe get some ideas from the people that is actually watching the show.

Best Loser:
I don't think there's anyone who thinks that they should keep the sign in sheets as is. Since this version stays in the same countries for multiple legs, I think keeping the airport one is fine how it is now, but they really should stop using one for hotels. The shop closes at 1600? Too bad, better camp out and wait for it to open.

Did they even have both sign in sheets in the first two seasons? I know that the airport one was used, but I don't remember this being such a problem until season 3. It's really odd how in the American version for a while people were complaining about the existence of artificial equalizers, but in this version it's the complete opposite where people complain about the existence of artificial NONequalizers.

Some things I'd like to see or see more of:
-Aside for season 3's premiere, the furthest south we've gone is Buenos Aires, so let's see some Patagonia or Tierra del Fuego. Even Puerto Montt as you suggested would satisfy me.
-Paraguay is overdue for a visit.
-Potosi
-Or just somewhere in Bolivia that isn't Lake Titicaca
-Similar to the above, someplace in the Amazon that isn't Manaus, or even if it is, someplace that isn't the same 4 locations.
-Visit some places with a unique culture, like anyplace with a strong indigenous presence or one of the European communities.
 
I have no idea how expensive any of those locations would be.

Really all I'm asking for are locations and tasks that show off the culture and scenery of Latin America. Carrying huge logs doesn't do either (yes, I'm still mad about that).

Vitoko:

--- Quote from: Best Loser on December 07, 2013, 12:34:04 AM ---Some things I'd like to see or see more of:
-Aside for season 3's premiere, the furthest south we've gone is Buenos Aires, so let's see some Patagonia or Tierra del Fuego. Even Puerto Montt as you suggested would satisfy me.
-Paraguay is overdue for a visit.
-Potosi
-Or just somewhere in Bolivia that isn't Lake Titicaca
-Similar to the above, someplace in the Amazon that isn't Manaus, or even if it is, someplace that isn't the same 4 locations.
-Visit some places with a unique culture, like anyplace with a strong indigenous presence or one of the European communities.

--- End quote ---

Ushuaia, Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) could be the furthest south we could ever get and is totally possible to do it, there is airports down there and for what I know is a breathtaking scenery.

Another location that I think could be interesting would be Arequipa, Peru, I've been there and is beautiful and so full of architectonic landmarks...

GB:
I want the practice of spending three legs in a single country to die.

Ever since TAR US has started, the race has never spent more than two legs in a single country. TARLA 3 was the first time an internationally-travelling race upped this to three...and they did it TWICE! (Argentina/Chile). I know they do travel from one part of the country to another, but it still drives me crazy because I'm like "Oh great. More Argentina. It's a good country, but could you go somewhere new?"

Charlie90:
What are the chances of actually getting a sixth season?
I remember reading somewhere that Space was going to produce TARLA for three years (those being season 3,4 and 5).

So now that those three years are up, what's next? Is Discovery Channel picking it up once again? I hope so, they seemed to have a lil more budget than Space.


Nevermind, just found out that we're gonna have to wait till February of next year to know if TARLA is returning. Apparently the big wigs will decide the future of the show at some fair that is held annually in (i think) Argentina. So cross your fingers everyone.
If a different channel with a lil more budget picks it up then some good changes could be made, like following the american version rules more closely. And to update the Opening intro, which my God, i hate with passion. (I've always hated how the last team it's always featured right at the end of it, some people will know what i'm talking about).

I do hope it gets picked up again (even by Space), cause finally i would be able to send a submission tape. And since stunt casting it's a little bit more relaxed here than on the american version (putting aside some obvious exceptions...yes im looking at you Toya) i do think i have a good chance of getting in it. (They cast some very boring teams)

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