Reality Fan Forum - The Amazing Race Spoilers - Big Brother Live Feed Updates - Survivor Spoilers - Reality TV Spoilers - Big Brother Spoilers

The Amazing Race => The Amazing Race Discussion => Topic started by: AmazingRace on May 02, 2012, 03:32:35 AM

Title: Your first TAR season
Post by: AmazingRace on May 02, 2012, 03:32:35 AM
Hello.  :)

What was your first TAR season that you watched?

For me I saw teeny bits and pieces of TAR6 (I only remembered seeing Lori & Bolo on TV), then I watched most of Season 7 (cried when Uchenna & Joyce won)  :'(.  I missed Season 10 during it's airing (I hate myself for that - one of the best seasons ever) and also Season 12. I have been faithful since Season 13.  :)

I know there are some who've been faithful since Season 1.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: supah on May 02, 2012, 03:47:55 AM
Hello.  :)

What was your first TAR season that you watched?

For me I saw teeny bits and pieces of TAR6 (I only remembered seeing Lori & Bolo on TV), then I watched most of Season 7 (cried when Uchenna & Joyce won)  :'(.  I missed Season 10 during it's airing (I hate myself for that - one of the best seasons ever) and also Season 12. I have been faithful since Season 13.  :)

I know there are some who've been faithful since Season 1.  ;)

It was a Thursday night.. I had no homework to do so I was channel flicking and I stopped on a channel because a girl got hit in the face with a WATERMELON!!!! Yep, i watched the rest of TAR17, and fell in love instantly! I then looked up 'filming for TAR18' and I saw on a spoiler forum, about teams returning (mainly Kent & Vyxsin) and I heard they were goths. I researched and watched TAR12 and loved it, then I decided to go ALL the way back to TAR1, which was absolute magic, yep. thats my story

this is a great thread AmazingRace!!   :tup:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: theamazingracer21 on May 02, 2012, 04:06:26 AM
Nice form idea.

I saw bits and pieces of TAR 5 - 7. I remember watching the 1st half of each episode before my bedtime and my parents would write down who got elimanated for me.

I i think since Season 8 i recorded and watched the next day.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Prama on May 02, 2012, 07:05:18 AM
The first ever TAR I watched was season 14, India leg. It was like fell in love at the first sight :lol3: Then I decided to do a TAR marathon from season 1 to 13 during my 3 months holiday :lol:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Air on May 02, 2012, 07:11:15 AM
I watched TAR10 Madagascar/Mauritius onwards and fell in love with the show. Lyn and Karlyn  :hrt:

Then I remember watching a few episodes of TAR13 (I remember Dallas losing his passports and I was crushed because I thought he would win with his mother  :'(  I also remember Kentina on the final leg because it aired on Christmas Day in Oz and I snuck downstairs to watch a little bit)

I then saw TAR 17 and never stopped watching. Go TAR  :wohoo:  :jam:  :jam:  :jam:  :luvya:  :tup:  :hrt:  !
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: starrynight on May 02, 2012, 08:00:35 AM
This season.  :D   During the two week break during it I took the chance to look through classic earlier seasons.  I'm in Britain and it's an unknown show here, no Amazing Race at all on the TV.  I found out about it as I watched Big Brother last year and liked Rachel winning so I watched this show as she was on it.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Prophet on May 02, 2012, 08:04:29 AM
This the most awesome thread idea!! How have we not had this already?

The first season I watched live was TAR7 but not the whole season :lol: Since then I have watched every episode live :hearts:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: choroneko on May 02, 2012, 08:14:33 AM
I've seen bits & pieces from TAR 3 finale. I don't remember liking it. But I thought it was a fun show.
Many years later. I got a satellite tv. I saw a promo for TAR 13. Then I remembered of the TAR 3 I've saw before (which at that time I didn't know was season 3).
I watched season 13 and got hooked with the show. When youtube became "reliable", I end up searching for the past seasons.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Alenaveda on May 02, 2012, 08:42:39 AM
My first season was TAR6.  My cable company reintroduced the channel that was emiting TAR that year in its listing.  I watched the previous seasons later, as a rerun while waiting for TAR8 and TAR9 (because they broadcast two seasons of TAR toghether - TAR1 & TAR2, TAR3 & TAR4, TAR5 & TAR6, etc. -). :hoot:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: topaz on May 02, 2012, 09:01:54 AM
mine is TAR 3 on Switzerland-Malaysia-Singapore leg.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: David on May 02, 2012, 09:16:42 AM
There was a TV channel in Spain that broadcasted some US shows. I remembered starting seeing TAR3's last four episodes with devotion, until the season was complete. Once it was finished, I started not seeing it anymore. I came back to the TV about 2 months later and were doing the SAME episode; yes, I missed the first ones. Since then one, I watched TAR4, 5 and 6 on TV, and got on RFF to know TAR13 was being filmed, so watched until TAR 12 online and have been waiting week after week for more episodes.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Tarfan37 on May 02, 2012, 09:56:47 AM
S7 Brittan the episode where they had to scale the wall and ron and i loved it ever since. have never missed an episode
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: eragon on May 02, 2012, 09:57:40 AM
First episode I watched was TAR8 Finale. It was shown on AXN.
Then after that, they showed TAR9 everyday so that's the first full season I've watched. I cried when Fran & Barry were eliminated in Australia.  :lol:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Glamazon Racer on May 02, 2012, 10:26:22 AM
For me, I first encountered TAR when I was about eight or nine years old. I was in my grandmother's room, and she just used to leave the TV on a random channel (using it as a light source :lol: ) and it so happened that the TAR5 premiere was on. I got really interested when I saw tiny little Charla hauling a massively disgusting chunk of meat through Argentina, and I fell in love with the show! I used to sneak up late to watch it during the TAR5-7 period and then once I was old enough to stay up late :lol: I watched every episode since! ;) I got super-interested in the show during TAR9, and that's when I started looking the show up online. ;)

I've obviously caught up and seen every season, except Season 1, which still eludes me for some reason. ???
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Zvarri on May 02, 2012, 10:29:04 AM
TAR 2 was my first season. I didn't watch TAR 3 and 4 back then. I started to watch all seasons since TAR 5. I got hooked.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Best Loser on May 02, 2012, 10:46:30 AM
I distinctly remember the commercials for the first season; I believe they had the zipline task in Namibia in them. I never watched the show then because reality shows are stupid. But then we watched the following season and stuck with it. My earliest memories from watching the show: Shola or Doyin's foot being run over and the footrace to the finish line. I don't recall much from Season 3, but remember adoring Ken & Gerard, laughing when Derek & Drew got eliminated (I cry now). I remember all of the Seattle part of the finale and hated that the outcome was the exact opposite of what I wanted.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Declive on May 02, 2012, 10:59:14 AM
TAR15 was my first one!
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Reilly Queens on May 02, 2012, 03:02:36 PM
TAR5 and I watched til tar11 then kinda faded off tar12-13 and watched it ever since.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: bcp19 on May 02, 2012, 03:15:16 PM
I hold a trifecta, as I started watching TAR from S1, BB from S1 and Survivor from S1.  I did miss a few seasons as they aired since I was active duty military and was deployed for some of them, but I have watched them all.  I always wondered on the timing of the Guido's last place arrival compared to the previous team, as a 24 hour penalty was harsh and I think a 4-6 hour penalty may have eliminated them.  Survivor stands out the most though, cause I remember telling someone that the biggest rating draw would be if Hatch won just because of the drama aspect of it, and I laughed lilke crazy when it happened.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Mug Costanza on May 02, 2012, 06:53:45 PM
Season 1, episode 1.

I remember seeing commercials for it a few weeks before it actually aired and getting really excited for it, even without knowing what the show would even be about. I recorded that first episode on videocassette and probably watched it 5 times in the week before episode 2 aired. I've obviously been hooked ever since, and apart from a few episodes in All-Stars, I've seen every one.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: slayton on May 02, 2012, 07:06:09 PM
There's an old thread with a poll about this same subject:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,21053.0/all.html

Like some others, I was only going to watch "Lost" or TAR back in 2001, and not both.  Because "Lost" was an hour earlier, I sampled it for 20 minutes and stopped because it didn't resonate with me.  I watched TAR 40 minutes later and I'm still watching as the show is going through this current stretch of bad seasons.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: bc922 on May 02, 2012, 07:51:50 PM
My first full TAR season was TAR 11: All Stars.  The first time I started lurking at RFF for spoilers was season 13.  I had previously saw bits and pieces of the season 9 finale but the show, or any reality show for that matter, had never caught my interest back then. 
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Cocoa on May 02, 2012, 07:59:19 PM
My brother was the one who introduced me to the Race. I remember watching the Bollywood studio in the earlier TAR years and the rape train in India. I was interested, but not addicted. I remember seeing Charla and Mirna, and people wrestling in the snow.

The time I got really addicted to the show was TAR8 (but we do watch TAR7 in length, I just don't remember some of it). Gaghan <33 Weaver <33 Paolo <33 Godlewskis <33 Epic season for me (ya ya, Americans hate seeing America. Us Asians love it <3)

I never missed a primetime airing of the show since TAR 9 up to this moment <33

I still have to watch TAR1-7 so that I could remember them fully
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: theschnauzers on May 02, 2012, 09:11:03 PM
What a lot of people don't realize now is that TAR wasn't originally scheduled for the fall of 2001; it had originally been conceived to air as a series in the summer of 2001. However, Les Moonves and the CBS honchos were so thrilled with the first episodes that TAR was delayed to be a "full" series and not a summer series as Big Brother was.
The first commercials? Actually were for casting in the winter of 2000-01; I was in the hospital at the time being treated for a near-deathly illness that required a lot of surgery and spent over a month in the hospital. That's when I first read about TAR in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and saw those initial commercials (which at the time were mentioning it as a summer series, even though the name hadn't been settled.)
It wasn't long after filming commenced in February of 2001 that CBS started promoting the show for the following fall, as it was an early pick up for a new series.
The only people who I think can trump that are the season one Racers. :)
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: redwings8831 on May 02, 2012, 09:21:18 PM
TAR 1, Leg 11 (China) and every episode live since. On the other hand, I've watched probably 3 full episodes of Survivor and 0 of Big Brother.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: SoYoung on May 02, 2012, 10:04:27 PM
Leg 1 of Season 4. The most memorable moment that i can still remember is when Tian and Jaree is dead last then they caught up with Debra and Steve because I think Debra can't pass to some sort of an obstacle ( I forgot lol). Never missed any season after.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Theo on May 02, 2012, 10:20:33 PM
I don't know. It's TAR 2 when they are in Hongkong (forgot which leg). I was still 11/12 when it was aired in local TV in here in 2006 (Yeah, it's pretty late, I know). I was 6th grade back then, I think.

And that's why Tara & Wil still have a place in my heart :hearts: "I'm not a miner! No, you're an idiot." is so memorable :lol:

I forgot about this show and I skipped all the seasons until TAR 19 when I saw someone tweeting about TAR visited my country, so I looked up and fell in love again before rewatching the previous seasons :lol:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: georgiapeach on May 02, 2012, 11:23:13 PM
Season 1, Episode 1. Instant LOVE.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Prophet on May 03, 2012, 07:03:36 AM
The only people who I think can trump that are the season one Racers. :)

Maybe Bertram and Elise? :lol:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Anthonyctf on May 03, 2012, 10:41:47 AM
1st episode: TAR7 infamous 4kg beef roadblock @ AXN

I fall in love immediately  :hrt: and when i searched it at home

I realized it was having S11 and visiting HONG KONG - my hometown  :conf:

then I joined RFF and searched for S1 - S10 and so on ...
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Katarzyna on May 03, 2012, 11:23:35 AM
I forgot!  :lol:
Seriously. The oldest memory I have of TAR was the eating task. It was a live octopus in South Korea. Season 3. I remember the guy said, the octopus was moving in his mouth. The tentacles were moving.
TAR 5 was the first full time season I've watched. I was so impress by the show. I was rooting for Charla & Mirna.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Tarfan37 on May 03, 2012, 11:32:45 AM
The only people who I think can trump that are the season one Racers. :)

Maybe Bertram and Elise? :lol:

Now this gives me an idea... lets put phil bertram, elise, alan wu, and all the other hosts on the race. So who would check teams in you would ask? PHIL's DAD! BAHAHAHA
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Alenaveda on May 03, 2012, 08:40:43 PM
1st episode: TAR7 infamous 4kg beef roadblock @ AXN

I fall in love immediately  :hrt: and when i searched it at home

I realized it was having S11 and visiting HONG KONG - my hometown  :conf:

then I joined RFF and searched for S1 - S10 and so on ...

About the "infamous" 4kg of beef RB in Mendoza, I'm gonna tell something:  they shouldn't start eating the meat.  They should start eating the other stuff, and in the end the meat.  This is how we made it (and that includes the salads).
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: redwings8831 on May 04, 2012, 12:11:59 AM
I have the first 8 seasons on DVD and couldn't decide on which season to start watching, so I just popped in TAR 8. We'll see how long this lasts.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: choroneko on May 04, 2012, 12:21:12 AM
I have the first 8 seasons on DVD and couldn't decide on which season to start watching, so I just popped in TAR 8. We'll see how long this lasts.

Upload seasons 1 - 4 in youtube.  :hearts: :conf:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Glamazon Racer on May 04, 2012, 12:44:16 AM
I need to watch TAR3 again! I haven't watched it for about 2 years, but before that, I had seen it about 10-15 times! Best season ever!!! :hearts:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: redwings8831 on May 05, 2012, 12:19:06 AM
I have the first 8 seasons on DVD and couldn't decide on which season to start watching, so I just popped in TAR 8. We'll see how long this lasts.

Got up to the Leg 10 fake pitstop in 24 hours.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Declive on May 05, 2012, 12:20:27 AM
I have the first 8 seasons on DVD and couldn't decide on which season to start watching, so I just popped in TAR 8. We'll see how long this lasts.

Got the first 9 and a half legs done in 24 hours.

This is a legitim RFFer , ladies and gentleman.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: redwings8831 on May 05, 2012, 02:20:44 AM
I have the first 8 seasons on DVD and couldn't decide on which season to start watching, so I just popped in TAR 8. We'll see how long this lasts.

Got up to the Leg 10 fake pitstop in 24 hours.

Done with TAR 8. And I got the awesome TAR 9 preview at the end, of which I don't have.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Charlie90 on May 05, 2012, 04:31:23 PM
My first was season 10, on the 9th leg. I got hooked because of the To Be Continued...
I guess that's why season 10 is in my Top 3 of best seasons..
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: redwings8831 on May 06, 2012, 12:48:24 AM
I have the first 8 seasons on DVD and couldn't decide on which season to start watching, so I just popped in TAR 8. We'll see how long this lasts.

Upload seasons 1 - 4 in youtube.  :hearts: :conf:

All seasons of all versions are already on youtube. PM me for the link.

Just started the Amazing Race Australia. Seems pretty good so far.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Alenaveda on May 06, 2012, 12:17:11 PM
I have the first 8 seasons on DVD and couldn't decide on which season to start watching, so I just popped in TAR 8. We'll see how long this lasts.

Upload seasons 1 - 4 in youtube.  :hearts: :conf:

All seasons of all versions are already on youtube. PM me for the link.

Just started the Amazing Race Australia. Seems pretty good so far.

TARAus 1?  I rooted all the way for Sam & Renae.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: TARismyfavoriteshow on May 06, 2012, 06:37:07 PM
I remember watching TV with my sister, and we caught the beginning of this show where they were introducing some teams. One of the first teams I saw was this team of hippies, with orange pants and fun-loving attitudes. I was instantly drawn to them. I continued watching to learn what this was about, and once I found out it was a race, I decided I would root for BJ & Tyler. My sister decided she liked team "MoJo" because they were cute. So we stuck with watching the show, where I got to see my team win. Since then we've been watching every season together, for over 6 years now!
So season 9 was my first and still my favorite.  :hrt:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Dånooky on May 06, 2012, 06:59:51 PM
Started with a marathon of Season 4, watched 5 and 6 weekly, bought the Season 7 DVD and then watched the rest on their respective airdates
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Snooky on May 06, 2012, 07:39:42 PM
Season 6, episode 5.

I can honestly say I don't know how I got hooked because I was 9 at the time and it was the infamous Jon/Victoria fight at pit stop leg. My parents heard all the yelling and made me change the channel.

My next episode was Season 6, episode 8. I literally turned to it right as Victoria was screaming about her finger. After that, I didn't really watch the show except for change to it every once in a while.

I saw season 7 episode 4 and finale. They seemed great. The next time I saw it after that was Family edition. I heard them talking about Park City, and I've lived near there before. I then watched the rest of FE, falling in love.

Since I saw previews for season 9, I watched it till leg 3 since it was past my bed time. :P Once it changed to Wednesdays, I watched it from leg 5 on. Season 10 came and I loved the premiere.
Of course, then another problem arose. The air date changed to sunday, and I do not watch TV on sunday. (Religious views) I recorded it and watched it on tape till season 14 when I finally got DVR. I would watch the episodes on Monday morning at 5 am with my brother.

I definitely had a lot of obstacles keeping me from the show, but for some reason I stuck with it. Season 15 and 16 were horrible, but I watched season 17 and it was refreshing. I stopped watching the show actively starting season 19. I watched a few eppies of seasons 19 and 20, but they just don't have that magic. I have been rewatching TAR 7 and 9, and they have that definite magic for me.

I hope to come back to the show, but only if it convinces me.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Genius on May 07, 2012, 11:19:59 AM
Well I watched 5 mins of TAR 1 Leg 12 and turned it off as it was time to sleep. I watched the season finale the following week and I was hooked ever since. I think I have watched every episode of TAR, though I don't remember all of them!
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Jimmer on May 07, 2012, 12:45:46 PM
The first episode I saw was in Season 16 with the stacking glasses and pouring wine on it. Then I remember seeing the Seychelles episode in that Season. My third episode I remember watching was the fake food roadblock in China in Season 17 and Nick & Vicki getting the 6 hour penalty.

I finally got hooked on Season 18 episode 2, and I watched that season. That summer, I went on YouTube and watched Seasons 12-17, seeing who the people on Unfinished Business were. I remember watching a season in one day. One day I went back and watched the Family Edition.

I still need to watch Seasons 1-7 and 9-11.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: NoluckBoston on May 07, 2012, 05:17:21 PM
Season 1, Episode 1. Instant LOVE.

Same here.
I was walking by and my mom said "Look at this!" It was Mommaly zip lining across the gorge. I was impressed and have never missed and episode.
It was far better then the similar NBC show. I think they only got two seasons.

Les Moonves and the CBS honchos were so thrilled with the first episodes that TAR was delayed to be a "full" series and not a summer series as Big Brother was.


This was true. If memory serves me, they ordered two seasons before any aired.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: randomperpie on May 07, 2012, 06:16:52 PM
The first episode I remember watching was TAR 2 in the Australian Outback, 9th leg I think, the one with the golf/mining detour. I don't know of I watched the original broadcasting of it (Back then I was about 7 years old, so I doubt it), but I'm pretty sure it was the first episode I watched.

I didn't watch TAR 3 through 7 for whatever reason, and then I saw the Family Edition commercials and thought that it would be interesting, so I decided to watch a couple episodes, and then lost interest.

I remember bits a piece of TAR 9 through 12, I specifically remember TAR 10 and 12 though, so I mist of watched those seasons quite a bit.

The first full season I watched was 13, and 14 got me hooked, one of my favourite seasons to date. I watched pretty much every episode since, with the exception of TAR 16 legs 7 through 10, that season was bad (I watched them later on YouTube). Now I'm going back and watching the seasons I missed, already got the first 6 down, on 7, and hoping to get 7 through 12 done by the end of the year.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: BlueRabbit on May 07, 2012, 08:12:24 PM
I remember watching the Malaysia leg of All Stars and I fell in love with the show. Charla and Mirna destroying some cookies, Danny and Oswald fighting over race money and a surprising elimination (because I missed the first part of the show, I didn't even know the "eliminated team" was actually racing, too).

Then we had two non-elimination legs but I think those made me feel invested in the show as I was getting to know more and more about this very small group of people.

I never missed an episode on AXN afterwards, and when TAR 14 was over and I had some time off, I started watching seasons 1-10, plus the first legs of TAR 11. It is currently one of two TV shows I have to inexcusably watch within the week it airs.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Kamineko on May 07, 2012, 11:51:57 PM
My first TAR is Season 11, when Rob and Amber were eliminated!! :hearts: It's when my home set up a cable TV.. Since then, I became a big fan of TAR, especially when they finally visit my country in Season 19!! :hearts: :hearts:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: SuperTux on May 08, 2012, 08:54:20 AM
China Rush 1. Then S18, Australia, S19, S17, S20.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: kenchan on May 09, 2012, 08:42:31 AM
The first TAR episode I happened to watch was the Indian Rat Temple visit in TAR1 - Coincidentally, I saw that episode on AXN while visiting India!  (And I appreciate that the season was made available on DVD - of course I bought it when it came out)

The first season I watched on CBS was TAR3. I especially liked the finish line - which was just a mile from where I worked at the time!

Twenty seasons done - let's hope for another 20 more!
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Jimmer on May 09, 2012, 05:11:06 PM
Twenty seasons done - let's hope for another 20 more!

 :jam:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: kenchan on May 12, 2012, 03:08:23 AM
Twenty seasons done - let's hope for another 20 more!

 :jam:

And I will not be surprised if Phil hosts TAR40!
It took about 11 years to complete 20 laps around the world.  If TAR is produced at the same pace, TAR40 will be airing in 2023, and Phil will be around 56 yrs old.  If a 55 yr old woman can have a shot at becoming a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, Phil should be able to host TAR at 56 - a piece of cake, right? :hoot:

(The sad thing is, Seattle may not even have light rail all the way across Lake Washington by 2023. :groan:)
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: JordanJones123 on May 12, 2012, 08:37:20 AM
I hated reality TV. However, I was channel surfing and on channel 7 was this show where they were parachuting off a mountain. I thought, hmm, this is cool! Turns out that it was ep 2 of season 14, and i loved it - I record it each week and watch it when i get home on friday. I loved it so much that i went all the way back to season 1, and am up to season 12, episode 10 from my ipod, and have seen season 13 on another channel... that means that in 2 days (i watch an ep before i go to bed each night), i will have watched every tar episode!!!! Im still going to follow thru and watch up until season 20 on my ipod tho...


geez, i am a fanatic!
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: inomu on May 12, 2012, 04:12:08 PM
My first season was season 1. I saw some commercials of the show and it looked so interesting that I decided to watch the first episode and now I'm still watching :tup: It was in 2004 when they started to show TAR in Finland. Starting from season 10 I've watched on American schedule on the internet.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: scruffs on May 14, 2012, 03:03:12 AM
I think that was holy week, and there was a channel here in the Philippines that played a marathon of the season where Reichen and Chip won... then after that I can remember Kris and Jon and then there's Uchenna and Joyce...

After that... I watch the Family edition, I know that it was a replay but I still pray the Bransens to win...

My first really is TAR Season 9.... and I watch it without spoilers.  :lol:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: theamazingracer21 on May 14, 2012, 05:45:53 AM
It took about 11 years to complete 20 laps around the world. 
Including the internatioal version that have aired or will film and/or air by the end of the year, there is (or will be) 41 laps around the world.

TAR (21 season)
TARA and TARLA (4 season each)
TAR:CR (3 seasons)
TARAU and TARI (2 seasons each)
TARB,TARN,TARV,TARP AND TARF (1 season each)
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: bottle on May 09, 2013, 03:18:40 PM
i was on the Eurovision forum once and they were playing the amazing forum race i thought that it was like car racing but i asked what that was and they told me that it was agame . i was intereste d so i started to watch it. first season was i think the amazing race 19 or the amazing race australia 1 . i got emotional at anne marie and tracy's elimination  :( and then i started to watch other seasons. i was just watching seasons to root for older teams or brother/sister teams :D and uchenna/joyce :D so once my favorites were out i was looking in wikipedia to see all the results. i wish i hadn't done that.  :(
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Bwils927 on May 09, 2013, 03:27:33 PM
My first season was S4, but i've seen 1-3 on DVD.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: LoveRocked on May 09, 2013, 04:17:45 PM
my first season is season 4 that I saw tv on air AXN then I really love fall in love on The Amazing Race because I lost which channel on this. Until I saw again I start I really happy and tear on Season 7.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: ilhamrizki on May 09, 2013, 04:29:36 PM
I first watch TAR is Season 17 on AXN. But the first TAR i was see is TARA 4
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: coolio on May 09, 2013, 04:47:38 PM
My very first episode was TAR 17, ep 4. I loved the dog sledding, flight drama (hated the Speed Bump, but whatever) and loved the Nat/Kat win. This is why I love Nat/Kat since they're my first winners. This was during the actual airing of TAR 17, so I caught up by Sunday, and have watched almost every episode live since then.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: G.B. on May 09, 2013, 05:04:14 PM
Second-last episode of Season 6 :P
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 09, 2013, 05:10:48 PM
TAR 17. I started watching only for kevjumba ... I loved that season so much I probably wasn't even rooting for Michael & Kevin :lol:

I'm so glad I started on 17, that was one of the best seasons in recent TAR.

I did catch up with some older seasons and the earlier seasons are golden!
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: ilhamrizki on May 09, 2013, 05:33:23 PM
TAR 17. I started watching only for kevjumba ... I loved that season so much I probably wasn't even rooting for Michael & Kevin :lol:

I'm so glad I started on 17, that was one of the best seasons in recent TAR.

I did catch up with some older seasons and the earlier seasons are golden!

Me too. I'm so sad Michael & Kevin eliminated. I cry for 10 minutes after Michael & Kevin eliminated
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: AR FAN on May 09, 2013, 06:14:26 PM
I hit on it in the middle of season 3 while channel surfing. I remember thinking "Reality TV?!, who would want to watch this crap?". Joke was on me because I've been hooked ever since.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Daniel on May 09, 2013, 06:15:17 PM
My brother introduced me to TAR, but I couldn't remember which episode I watched first, but it was between one of these two:
- the episode where the taxi didn't want to take Nate & Jen to the pit stop because they were wet. I remember seeing Kent & Vyxsin for the first time and I thought they were transgenders!
- Poland in TARAS. I remember watching Charla & Mirna taking the horse to the pit stop and the sausage eating detour. I still remember seeing Dustin & Kandice and I was like WOW they're so pretty! :colors

The first season I watched all the episodes was S13. I stopped watching for a while between S19-S20.
I've watched the old seasons online though, I remember finishing TAR 10 in only 2/3 days because I was so addicted.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 09, 2013, 06:18:28 PM
TAR 12.  :luvya:

Watching Leg 1 with the donkeys started a long and happy journey as a fan of TAR.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Jeff_ on May 10, 2013, 12:53:09 AM
First episode: Season finale TAR 7, changing the channel on the tv, I saw, I liked, addicted.  :)
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: SamualDude on May 10, 2013, 01:34:53 AM
Season 5 episode 3. This was around the time when New Zealand was only a couple of episodes behind the US. From then I was hooked.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Jobby on May 10, 2013, 07:44:37 AM
TAR 3 FLO CHANGING HER BRA IN THE CAR AND HER BOOBS WERE CENSORED AND IT WAS ON PRIMETIME IN SINGAPORE AND I WAS LIKE... :colors :colors :colors :colors :colors :colors :colors
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: G.B. on May 10, 2013, 11:58:04 AM
TAR 3 FLO CHANGING HER BRA IN THE CAR AND HER BOOBS WERE CENSORED AND IT WAS ON PRIMETIME IN SINGAPORE AND I WAS LIKE... :colors :colors :colors :colors :colors :colors :colors

Actually that was Arianne :P But yeah, I remember that.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Jobby on May 10, 2013, 12:01:07 PM
Really?? I remembered it was Flo. But whatever it is, you don't get segments like that in conservative Singapore TV at 8pm! :lol3:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Hooky on May 10, 2013, 11:57:50 PM
Thanks for bringing back my old thread!

What was the first episode and season of The Amazing Race you ever saw? Time to bring back some nostalgia!

Mine was Season 9, Leg 10 (Ep. 11), with the crickets Fast-Forward and MOJO elimination. I still love that episode! :hearts:

By the way, in the poll, pick the season of the first episode you ever watched, not necessarily the first season in which you watched the entire season. :tup:

There is more story to it than just this however. Like I said, the above was my very first episode. After watching that one, I started watching in Season 10 and later obtained a recorded DVD of Season 9. I watched the rest of the season, and loved watching BJ & Tyler win. Meanwhile, I was enjoying Season 10 as it progressed. I stumbled upon an interesting discussion forum (RFF) in 2006, and saw a spoiler for TAR 10 Leg 6 (Kuwait). They had pictures of Tyler & James getting out of their car at the Kuwait Towers, as well as other teams. Pretty soon I had read most of the spoilers for that season, and as I watched, the season played out as RFF predicted.

I was hooked at that point. I watched TAR 11 and TAR 12, while following the spoilers closely. Finally, during June 2008 I couldn't resist, and joined RFF. Since then (with the exception of my two-year hiatus from TAR 17 to TAR 21) I have watched the show religiously, and have watched every season but 2, 8, and 18-21 (but I am currently going through 18).
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: ovalorange on May 11, 2013, 12:13:01 AM
For me, I first encountered TAR when I was about eight or nine years old. I was in my grandmother's room, and she just used to leave the TV on a random channel (using it as a light source :lol: ) and it so happened that the TAR5 premiere was on. I got really interested when I saw tiny little Charla hauling a massively disgusting chunk of meat through Argentina, and I fell in love with the show! I used to sneak up late to watch it during the TAR5-7 period and then once I was old enough to stay up late :lol: I watched every episode since! ;) I got super-interested in the show during TAR9, and that's when I started looking the show up online. ;)

I've obviously caught up and seen every season, except Season 1, which still eludes me for some reason. ???

Hehe, I first saw it when Charla was carrying the beef too! I wondered what the heck the show was because it was so strange :P
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: claude_24hrs on May 11, 2013, 12:55:48 AM
My first TAR season I watched was season 1 when Nancy & Emily got eliminated in the first Thailand leg after they didn't complete their detour and received 24-hour penalty. It was aired on AXN back then in the early days of 2002.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Loken on May 11, 2013, 02:15:07 AM
season 11! loved it!! :)
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: themikko95 on May 11, 2013, 04:38:21 AM
Mine was the season 14 finale, I don't know why but when I saw Jaime and Cara, I just immediately rooted for them.  :luvya:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Polaroid on May 11, 2013, 06:19:01 AM
I remember tuning into season 6 and insisting to stay up to watch the finale! :lol: I remember wanting Hayden & Aaron to win for some reason, but then the roadblock ended up being a disaster for them. :lol:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: jlim201 on May 11, 2013, 07:08:44 AM
Season 17, I changed the channel and saw someone getting hit in the face by a watermelon. :yess:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: MrDeerShank on May 11, 2013, 10:55:29 AM
TAR5 Philippines 1 with Colin and Christie getting Yielded!
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: WinTar on May 11, 2013, 11:06:13 AM
Season 14 Finale; Was rooting for Jaime & Cara to win back then.

Funny thing is the second episode I've ever watched was the Unfinished Business episode wherein Jaime & Cara were eliminated. I was like "What?!?! I thought they were in the finale."  :lol3:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Felix on May 11, 2013, 10:30:38 PM
The first episode I watched was All-Stars 1,when Uchenna & Joyce got eliminated.

The first season was 12.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Jobby on May 12, 2013, 01:18:29 AM
Season 17, I changed the channel and saw someone getting hit in the face by a watermelon. :yess:

One of the most amazing scenes ever on TAR. This, should be a switch back task.. not some lame spy task. *coughs*
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: David on May 12, 2013, 06:22:06 AM
Think already posted here, but anyways. :lol:

My first season was TAR3, Final 5. Flo <3333 The broadcasting channel in my country broadcasted a weekly episode since TAR2 till TAR6. I saw some of them, but never loved the Spanish voices. So, I started to watch them on the Internet.

Because of that, I remember some great teams of my first seasons, AKA, Flo (& Zach), Monica & Sheree, Kelly & John, Linda & Karen... Those were great times. <3
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Ikurriña on May 12, 2013, 03:01:50 PM
TAR5 Philippines 1 with Colin and Christie getting Yielded!


Same! :wohoo:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: scARCYty on May 18, 2013, 09:51:34 AM
Season 6! I remembered it was a task in Norway, at the IKEA Store.

I got so hooked when I learned that they have visited the Philippines.  :hearts: And up to this day, I'm still waiting for that season when the Philippines is visited again.  :hrt:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: David on May 18, 2013, 12:54:11 PM
Season 6! I remembered it was a task in Norway, at the IKEA Store.

Noone should remember the IKEA thing when there was the epic haybales RB after that. lol
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: MrDeerShank on May 18, 2013, 01:59:05 PM
And nobody should remember an IKEA task in Norway, cos it was in Sweden lol
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: claude_24hrs on May 20, 2013, 08:15:39 AM
And nobody should remember an IKEA task in Norway, cos it was in Sweden lol

That is IKEA originated there.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: David on May 20, 2013, 08:22:03 AM
loltrue
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: jostor on May 20, 2013, 03:23:08 PM
The first season I saw was TAR2, it got to Swedish TV a few years later than it premiered in the US, and I was initially watching on and off for the first few seasons until I started being more of a serious fan and never missing an episode around season 13-14 or so.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Karpov617 on May 20, 2013, 08:40:19 PM
The first episode I watched was TAR11 Ushuaia!

The first scene I saw was Rob confused with the signs detour. What caught my eye was he couldn't spell 'Philippines' correctly, which is my home country! Then later, I saw them battling it out with Charla & Mirna  :hoot:

That's were I began loving this show and rooting for Charla & Mirna. Later on I saw a TAR11 marathon on AXN, and that's the first season I watched fully.  :)
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Bwils927 on May 20, 2013, 08:51:52 PM
That may be one of the few reality tv moments where I still yell at the screen when I rewatch it. I just couldn't believe someone as smart as Rob could screw that up so easily. And I still cringe during the mail roadblock every time I watch Mirna find the thing.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: nosyrabbit on December 08, 2013, 08:22:48 AM
Mine was Season 12. I remembered I was a JHS back then.

Was rooting Nathan and Jen since Leg 1, the day they were almost got eliminated because of the donkey :D
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Cocoa on December 08, 2013, 08:48:02 AM
I'm pretty sure I remember watching the Suds or Duds detour in India (which I believe was from Season 4?). My brother was watching this show and I got hooked.

But the first /real/ season (where I remember watching religiously, per episode) was Season 8.

For Season 11 All-Stars, the only teams I couldn't remember/don't know were:
- John Vito and Jill (S3)
- Kevin and Drew (S1)
- Teri and Ian (S3)
- Joe and Bill (S1)
- Oswald and Danny (S2)

... which means I really didn't start prior S4 :lol:

P.S. (and fun sad fact): I still haven't watched S1 and S2 :( For S3, S4, S5, S6, and S7 my memory of the races were hazy. I plan to rewatch them once I have completed my illegal download :lol:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Cocoa on December 08, 2013, 08:51:14 AM
Also a weird memory: back when I was a child I remember seeing a team check-in and they were team number 17 (!!!) :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: David on December 08, 2013, 09:36:42 AM
Also a weird memory: back when I was a child I remember seeing a team check-in and they were team number 17 (!!!) :lol: :lol:

What the h?
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Dånooky on December 08, 2013, 02:09:48 PM
My first season was 4, AXN was broadcasting a marathon but I missed a couple of episodes. My first complete season was 5.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: michael on December 08, 2013, 02:14:30 PM
5.... the good old days  :cmas26
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Joeyengen on December 08, 2013, 02:43:13 PM
Season 17 but i have seen almost all past seasons online and also on DVD :D
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Vitoko on December 08, 2013, 03:25:27 PM
Season 7, out of nowhere I was like "Wait!, That's Santiago!" And then I look up the tv guide to know what I was watching, when could I watch it again and then I watched the Finale (I may have skip a few episodes) and found myself happy about Uchenna&Joyce winning, it was incredible... But the most memorable for me back in the day wathing AXN Latinoamerica was Season 8, because this was the moment I realize I really like traveling with my family and we were in this low budget thing where we couldn't really go anywhere after going to the south of Chile when I was 5 or something, and I remember missing that so The Amazing Race brought back that feeling of discovery :D
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: G.B. on December 09, 2013, 01:57:09 PM
First episode was the original broadcast of the TAR6 finale. My first full season was Season 7!
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Boingo on December 09, 2013, 05:11:28 PM
 :cmas22  Started watching with the last few episodes of TAR2, but TAR 3 was my first full season.  Started "spoiling" the show in various online forums with TAR4.   ....the good old days!
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: iChrisStoodley on December 09, 2013, 06:56:02 PM
My first was season 22, so I'm kind of a newbie, lol. But I saw Joey on the TV and I was like "shoot, he's fine!" and that kind of led me to watch more and soon develop an addiction to the show! Haha. I really want to see some past seasons, though, especially the family edition since everyone hated that one :p
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: NMC on December 14, 2013, 02:43:03 PM
It was Saturday Night in April 2009 I decided to stay in and not go out.

I was flicking through the channels round 1 AM and came across something called "The Amazing Race", having a huge obsession with anything to do with Racing I decided to watch it.

As I live in Ireland, it was a re-run of Leg 1 Season 9. I missed the first 15 / 20 mins so teams were on their way to the airport, and I thought this was the greatest thing I'd ever seen!  :cmaslol

First thing the next morning I went onto Wikipedia to look it up and discovered that Season 14 was in the middle of airing, so I went back and tried to find the older seasons online, and watched them all, (except for season 8, which I still haven't seen), and I've stayed up to date with every season since!  :cmas22

Because of this, Season 9 is one of my favourite seasons, even though its far from the most exciting due to it basically being a 2 team race between the Hippies and Eric & Jeremy.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: stekay on December 14, 2013, 02:49:54 PM
It was Saturday Night in April 2009 I decided to stay in and not go out.

I was flicking through the channels round 1 AM and came across something called "The Amazing Race", having a huge obsession with anything to do with Racing I decided to watch it.

As I live in Ireland, it was a re-run of Leg 1 Season 9. I missed the first 15 / 20 mins so teams were on their way to the airport, and I thought this was the greatest thing I'd ever seen!  :cmaslol

First thing the next morning I went onto Wikipedia to look it up and discovered that Season 14 was in the middle of airing, so I went back and tried to find the older seasons online, and watched them all, (except for season 8, which I still haven't seen), and I've stayed up to date with every season since!  :cmas22

Because of this, Season 9 is one of my favourite seasons, even though its far from the most exciting due to it basically being a 2 team race between the Hippies and Eric & Jeremy.

I'm Irish too and season 9 was my first season too  :cmaslol
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: NMC on December 14, 2013, 03:56:06 PM
It was Saturday Night in April 2009 I decided to stay in and not go out.

I was flicking through the channels round 1 AM and came across something called "The Amazing Race", having a huge obsession with anything to do with Racing I decided to watch it.

As I live in Ireland, it was a re-run of Leg 1 Season 9. I missed the first 15 / 20 mins so teams were on their way to the airport, and I thought this was the greatest thing I'd ever seen!  :cmaslol

First thing the next morning I went onto Wikipedia to look it up and discovered that Season 14 was in the middle of airing, so I went back and tried to find the older seasons online, and watched them all, (except for season 8, which I still haven't seen), and I've stayed up to date with every season since!  :cmas22

Because of this, Season 9 is one of my favourite seasons, even though its far from the most exciting due to it basically being a 2 team race between the Hippies and Eric & Jeremy.

I'm Irish too and season 9 was my first season too  :cmaslol

Haha! Hi 5!  :cmas20
U didn't happen to see it on Challenge by any chance?  :cmaslol
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: stekay on December 14, 2013, 04:08:04 PM
Challenge/Watch or Dave one of those  :cmaslol
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: NMC on December 14, 2013, 04:21:58 PM
Challenge/Watch or Dave one of those  :cmaslol

Was it the original airing of the season you seen? Or a re-run?

I think I remember seeing an episode of TAR years ago, before I even seen Season 9, but hadn't a clue what it was about.  :cmaslol
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Rachel Berry on December 15, 2013, 09:33:11 PM
I have watched almost every reality tv show like: Big Brother, America's Next Top Model, Top Chef, The X Factor etc. But one they my mom was watching CBS and I saw a preview of The Amazing Race S20 and I thought Brendon was cute so I watched the 1st episode and felt in love with the show.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: jetishidae on December 15, 2013, 10:56:26 PM
it's Unfinished Business for me!! The episode where Jamie & Cara accidentally hit another car
instant infatuation, because to me girls with red hair are so damn attractive  :cmaslol

and then i proceed to watch TAR 14.

And become a fan

And Jamie & Cara are still one of my favorite team
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: ryanmissing27 on December 16, 2013, 02:32:58 AM
I saw a few episodes here and there of family edition and all stars before really getting into season 10 (Australian broadcast logic) and then I've watched since season 12

I got into it after I was referred by a friend back in school
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Air on December 16, 2013, 03:42:51 AM
The switching-All-Stars-and-TAR10-by-7 stuff up <3
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Oddarane on December 16, 2013, 03:08:36 PM
My first season was season 3 and the only people I ended up paying attention to was Phil and the winning team; especially Flo.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: MikeDodgers on December 27, 2013, 01:07:19 PM
Season 20 was my first season. I then started rewatching previous seasons online in reverse order.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: paldog123456 on December 27, 2013, 10:22:37 PM
My first season was TAR 16, specifically the Singapore leg. I was immediately hooked and began to watch reruns (sadly, I got bored towards the middle of TAR 23 and still haven't seen any leg in that season past the 1st Abu Dhabi leg).
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: TARP_Lover on December 27, 2013, 11:22:35 PM
My first was TAR 19 :P

I saw Bill/Cathi failing in Indonesia 1 and I was hooked  :cmaslol
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: WalterC on January 09, 2014, 08:10:49 AM
My first episode was the Sri Lanka one in TAR6, which started out with a dedication to the tsumani victims. Originally, I was hoping that all the previous seasons would come out on DVD, which never really happened.

First full season was TAR7, so I have a bit of a soft spot for this season. Afterwards, I would drop and come back to this show, thus not following TAR13-15 on CBS. But luckily, someone had the episodes on YouTube (which has since, been taken down).

When the 1st All-Stars rolled around, I would have to resort to bootlegs to watching the earlier seasons, though that would have not mattered for TAR4 and TAR6.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: wcpamotm on January 09, 2014, 01:48:02 PM
Not quite up the standards of a true TARfly.

My first watched episode was season 1, leg 2.  But I did catch a rebroadcast of leg 1 later that week.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Norwegian Boy on April 03, 2014, 12:55:28 PM
The first whole season I watched was Season 10, but the first leg was the Thailand leg in season 9. My first memory from the series was when I saw Garrett and Jessica in season 15 racing through Vietnam. But at that point I thought teams RAN around the world on foot, so I thought that it would be the most boring thing ever. But when I watched it, I was hooked for life  :hrt:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Bookworm on April 08, 2014, 04:33:54 PM
My FIRST episode of TAR was Season 13, Episode 5. My family and I were flipping through the channels and we saw a floating village. My mom watched parts of the earlier seasons (Seasons 1-4) so she was familiar with the show. I saw Angkor Wat and was HOOKED.
My first FULL Season was TAR14. I didn't watch the first few episodes of TAR13 until a few years back, when I watched almost every season via YouTube. Sadly, most of the episodes are gone now due to Copyright.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Boring Dude on April 19, 2014, 12:38:38 PM
My first episode was "Be safe and don't hit a cow" from season 22 in Botswana. I was instantly intrigued…
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 17, 2014, 04:36:40 PM
I am fairly new to Tar but have watched every single season I'm not from the us so i can't watch it on TV. I watch Joey Gracceffa on Youtube and he said something about a race around the world I watched season 22 I watched all the way back to season 12 and then season 23 came out. I actually never watched seasons 11 - 1 until a few months ago because I couldn't find a youtube channel that showed it so thx JOEY
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: SuperTux on October 17, 2014, 09:49:30 PM
My first season is China Rush 1.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Kiwi Jay on October 17, 2014, 09:54:22 PM
My first season was Season 1 back in 2001, however I got hooked into it by Season 3 in 2002! Teri & Ian are my favourite team for this reason.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Jobby on October 17, 2014, 10:28:07 PM
TAR 3, where Flo was changing out of her bra during one episode and then subsequently had a confrontation with Teri and Ian.

In my mind, I was 12 at that time, thinking WTH is this doing on primetime tv (8pm shown in Singapore) and why are all these people crazily running around in beautiful places BUT not being nice to each other. Flo was screaming, Teri and Ian were being mean and then Ken and Gerard were twin hunting.

BUT I got hooked because I wanted to see them race in Singapore in TAR 3.

And I got terribly hooked until now because the team I rooted for (Flo and Zach), I don't know why, won.

Till now I still like Flo and Zach even though I thought Flo was a complete ass. :funny:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 18, 2014, 04:18:33 AM
My first TAR season was season 1 around episode 9 in Thailand when it was aired on AXN channel, in which Nancy & Emily eliminated in the first Thailand leg occurred a longer 24-hour penalty that didn't do the Detour. I wasn't dreaming enough my brother told me to watch the show and had no potential interest on watching reality TV other than Survivor.

Anyway, my first full TAR season was season 2 (also aired on AXN channel) and I continue to watch the show ever since, with the exception of season 13, in which I watched a couple of weeks after that season ended.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: SamualDude on October 18, 2014, 04:55:18 AM
My first episode was Season 5 episode 3 with the second leg in Argentina. One of the teams I loved were Charla & Mirna at the chocolate task. From then I fell in love with the show and have watched it since
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: naejae91 on October 18, 2014, 11:46:30 AM
My first season to watch is Season 3, where I only remember Ken & Gerard punting the boat at Cambridge, Teri & Ian My Pants is Falling Down, paper underwear and "We're comin Phil", Flo keeps screaming and whining to Zach. (I watched this show around 12 years old)
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Gingerbeasts on October 25, 2014, 06:22:55 AM
I've watch some episode of TAR 5 but TAR 6 got me hooked. I remember rooting for Adam & Rebecca and Lori & Bolo, crying because of Lena/Kristy elimination and laugh at Jonathan/Victoria meltdown...

My favorite season got to be 5,6,10,11,14,17,18,23
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: hotriceguy on October 27, 2014, 07:23:33 PM
TAR 17 with KevJumba!
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Jobby on October 29, 2014, 11:14:49 AM
I've watch some episode of TAR 5 but TAR 6 got me hooked. I remember rooting for Adam & Rebecca and Lori & Bolo, crying because of Lena/Kristy elimination and laugh at Jonathan/Victoria meltdown...

We should be friends, just need to add Kris and Jon into the list.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Philimination on October 29, 2014, 08:02:45 PM
My first season was TAR 1, when they started showing TAR reruns on GSN, I think starting around 2005-ish.

In 2001, I was too young to know what an Amazing Race even was :funny:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Bookworm on October 29, 2014, 08:10:25 PM
My first season was TAR 1, when they started showing TAR reruns on GSN, I think starting around 2005-ish.

In 2001, I was too young to know what an Amazing Race even was :funny:
likewise :lol:
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on October 29, 2014, 08:35:04 PM
TAR 17 with KevJumba!
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: Wadsy591 on July 02, 2017, 05:56:50 PM
Season 5 episode 5 - Cairo, Egypt. I remember Colin & Christie climbing the Cairo Tower, and Charla & Mirna dominating the leg. I was 13 at the time, and was recommended the show by my mother at the time.

I did see bits of the Dubai leg, and the entire New Zealand leg and was hooked considering that I am from Auckland. I saw the harbour bridge challenge on the following leg, and that was it.

The season that got me hooked however was TAR 6. I saw the first three episodes, and everything from Ethiopia onwards. It was and it still my favourite of all the seasons. I watched all of Season 7 but remember not liking it as much because of the route, and didn't find it quite as interesting despite loving it.
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: BourkieBoy on July 02, 2017, 07:19:38 PM
I first started to watch TAR22, cause I was young at the time and didn't know what the show was. It was airing on Channel 7 and my mother had asked if wanted The Amazing Race taped. I said yes and now it is my favourite TV show!

I have seen season 1-5 on YouTube, TARA 1, TARC 1 and 2 and all versions of TARAus. It is my mission to watch every single English-speaking episode of TAR!
Title: Re: Your first TAR season
Post by: nrh2110 on July 28, 2017, 02:47:01 PM
My first was TAR 17! I was a big fan of KevJumba (from Michael and Kevin) and his videos and I discovered his recap videos from when he was on the Race so I started to check it out. The first time I watched it, I stopped watching after he was eliminated (also I was stupid to look at the wikipedia page for it so I knew who won), but two years later I got bored and wanted to watch a new show so I watched the entirety of 17 with my mom. Then my mom wanted to see Gary and Mallory again so we made the mistake of watching 18 and 24 as our 2nd and 3rd seasons, which kind of ruined season 12 and 14-23. Biggest mistake.