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The Amazing Race International Versions => The Amazing Race: International Versions => Topic started by: Plaidmoon on July 05, 2012, 08:33:55 AM

Title: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 05, 2012, 08:33:55 AM
I'm seeing quite a few sightings of some version of TAR filming in the last couple of days. I'm not sure what version it is, but the evidence best fits it being TAR France.

I'll copy in Georgiapeach's guidelines for how to post sightings here.

LIVE sightings go here!  :hearts: And ONLY live sightings please!!
 
Comments on the sightings can go HERE .
 
IMPORTANT! If you find anything posted by someone working in any capacity for the race or by production, do NOT post it here, you can cost someone their job...or worse. Let me or one of the Detectives know, and we'll see if it can be shared. Thanks!
 
If you are posting a tweet, please post the tweet, the tweet time, and LINK TO the twitter user name. Take a screencap if you can, tweets do disappear.
Please be kind, and don't all bury the poor unsuspecting twitterer with questions, if you see another RFFer on the job, let them handle it.
 
If you are posting a FB post, please quote the post, PLEASE include the time and date, but do NOT post the poster's name. Please do send me the link and name though so we can keep a full list for the Summary thread.
 
If you find a BLOG, please check with me please before posting, we do try to ask the bloggers for permission to use their info and may be already waiting for an answer.
 
If you are concerned that any info gained from any sighting, FB post or tweet may be private or confidential or just "too much too soon", feel free to PM me to ask before you post.

If you HAVE a live sighting, help us as much as you can with
WHO (be descriptive, what they look like, is it a male/female team for example, what color they are wearing is helpful)
WHAT are they doing
WHERE (as exactly as possible... street? airport gate? address? be specific!)
WHEN (what time zone?, exact time)
and any descriptions of the action! Pictures are treasured!

 
If you have a spoiler and prefer to share it privately, you can email Georgiapeach, her email is in her profile. Your confidentiality will be respected. You can also PM here.
 
 
And even though we all get excited, please, once we have a possible location, take the location discussion to the location thread and leave the LIVE zone free for incoming info! :ty3:
 
The mods get grouchy if they have to move posts.... so chatter WILL be deleted!


 
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 05, 2012, 08:34:20 AM
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Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 05, 2012, 08:37:37 AM
Hmmm...from my understanding, this is not yet a go. Looking at 2013, I think.  Put them all here, we'll figure it out!
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 05, 2012, 08:40:27 AM
A sighting in Paris from Facebook:


If yesterday morning, you would have told me that Hannah and I would leave our little (and I mean itty, bitty) apartment in the Latin District and then walk (with very few stops) for the next 12 hours around Paris, I would have said you were nuts, being the weary travelers that we now are. My feet were already killing me, my back hurting from lugging around luggage for a month, and I have a blister that is so huge that I have named it Lola because it seems to have taken on its own identity. However, that was exactly what ended up happening in the end. Everywhere we went, there was something to see...including a cool bridge with hundreds (thousands?) of locks bolted to it (representing love, of course!);

I ended up sitting next to two guys who were active contestants in the Amazing Race;

 I got yelled at and practically chased down by a little French man who was angry that I took a picture of his little book stand; two women (at different) times tried to scam me out of money with a ring trick, but thanks to Rick Steves and his travel books, I was already on lookout for it (and feeling quite smug not to be outwitted!);

<the rest was snipped>

Yesterday at 5:21am ·

Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 05, 2012, 09:01:26 AM
Numerous Sightings yesterday in Dubai:

Saeed Al Mualla ‏@S3eed_AlM3alla
OMG the amazing race is in ski dubai I'm ON TV
4:36 AM - 4 Jul 12 via Twitter for BlackBerry®


Saeed Al Mualla ‏@S3eed_AlM3alla
TheAmazing race were running around in Moe and I got to be on tv
7:38 AM - 4 Jul 12 via Twitter for BlackBerry®


Fiona Du Vivier ‏@fussymadam
Apparently the Amazing Race is at Ski Dubai today. I would rock at that show!
10:58 PM - 3 Jul 12 via web


From Facebook:

Its not everyday that your sitting outside of the mall of Dubai and you see the amazing race going on around you.
About 24 hours ago


and a reply to that Facebook post

I'm sitting right next to you. Thanks for pointing it out.
Yesterday at 5:36am


More from Twitter

Reshma Beeranthbail ‏@RBeeranthbail
A couple carrying backpacks followed by cameraman & orange-red envelope, it's the taping of Amazing Race! #skidubai #dubai #AmazingRace
8:52 AM - 4 Jul 12 via web


Lisa Szatsznajder ‏@ljsz1
Can someone tell me if I crashed the Amazing Race?? #dubai http://pic.twitter.com/sRaGKXty
10:08 PM - 4 Jul 12 via Twitter for Android


Lisa Szatsznajder ‏@ljsz1
Can anyone recognise these people from amazing race?? I've never watched an ep...but they had loads of cameras ... http://pic.twitter.com/rkTa2SOR
10:10 PM - 4 Jul 12 via Twitter for Android


@ljsz1 had these pictures that she posted:

Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 05, 2012, 09:39:21 AM
Just to muddy the waters further, I've seen fairly convincing sighting reports with teams and cameramen in the last 4 or 5 days from Malaysia (including a picture), Norway and Seattle. Geographically, those sightings don't fit with a route from Paris to Dubai, so I'm not including them here until we have a better idea what this race is.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 05, 2012, 09:48:57 AM
I found a French news story that refers to TAR France as currently recording, so it may be TAR France. It's not conclusive evidence though.

http://www.jadorelespotins.com/201207/exclu-alexandre-delperier-presentera-the-amazing-race-sur-direct-8/40493/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.jadorelespotins.com/201207/exclu-alexandre-delperier-presentera-the-amazing-race-sur-direct-8/40493/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)

The Google translation

The rumors spoke of Lilian Thuram but finally Alexander Delpérier who will present the new series of adventures of Direct 8! The group Canal Plus has bought the rights of the American show "The Amazing Race" for a French adaptation that is currently being recorded ...

In the American version, The Amazing Race is a rally around the world in which teams of two or four candidates are racing around the world against other teams. The team finishing first wins a million dollars.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 05, 2012, 09:50:32 AM
Stick the pic up somewhere,maybe we can figure it out?
Seattle has a LOT of corporate races.

I was under the impression this French edition had some channel/station/sponsorship issues, but this could still be filming...

Good job!! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 05, 2012, 10:19:21 AM
OK, here are the other sightings.

From Seattle via Facebook on Monday, July 2nd:

Name Removed
thinks i just saw the making of the next amazing race season at Pikes place lots if camera men and teams with — with <my husband> at Pike Place Market.


From Norway a conversation via Twitter:

Chris Snekkevik ‏@csnekka
Dukka opp 4 amazing race deltakere på resturanten hvor jeg tok dagens frokost. Glad jeg ikke er kamerateam! Kameramannen så sliten ut! #lat
2:18 PM - 3 Jul 12 via Twitter for Android

Fredrik Fodnes ‏@foffeey
@csnekka hvor var de fra? Hjalp du dem eller? :)
2:21 PM - 3 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone

Chris Snekkevik ‏@csnekka
@foffeey satt litt for langt unna til å fange opp hvor dem var fra. Men tror jeg gjorde en god jobb som linselus i bakgrunnen.
2:35 PM - 3 Jul 12 via Twitter for Android


Google translates this as

Chris Snekkevik @ csnekka
Appeared four amazing race participants at the restaurant where I took today's breakfast. Glad I am not a camera crew! Camera man looked tired out! # lat
2:18 PM - July 3, 12 via Twitter for Android

Fredrik Fodnes @ foffeey
@ csnekka where were they from? Did you or them? :)
2:21 PM - 3 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone

Chris Snekkevik @ csnekka
@ foffeey put a little too far away to pick up where it was from. But I think did a good job as linselus in the background.
2:35 PM - 3 Jul 12 via Twitter for Android


And from George Town, Penang, Malaysia via Twitter:

Mark Guim ‏@markguim
Camera crew following teams of backpackers in a hurry. Filming Amazing Race? http://twitpic.com/a0nidy
25 June





Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: topaz on July 05, 2012, 10:17:22 PM
hmmm, on that malaysia issue it could be just a local race or filming of TAR Norway 2 or TAR Philippines? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 06, 2012, 01:34:41 AM
hmmm, on that malaysia issue it could be just a local race or filming of TAR Norway 2 or TAR Philippines? :duno:

I've been puzzled about it too. I don't think TAR Norway 2 or TAR Philippines are filming yet, but there has been an upswing in chatter about TAR Norway in the last week (and that could be what the guy in Norway saw). A local race is always possible. I tend to dismiss that when they have cameras, but that's becoming more and more common from what I've been able to tell.

The only new idea I've had is that it could be TAR India. I found an urgent recruitment message on Facebook on June 21st saying they needed a woman between the ages of 18 to 35 immediately. The picture was taken on June 25th, so the timing would fit.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Dom on July 06, 2012, 01:40:06 AM
Translated from here: http://linfonetrealtv.free.fr/pages/newsseul.php?idarticles=6403&idemission=5

In France it is society SHINE (The Voice, Masterchef) who will provide it and filming will take place in June and July 2012, the French will go through Jordan, Dubai, VietNam etc. ...

Looks like the race might be on!!
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: eragon on July 06, 2012, 06:08:24 AM
hmmm, on that malaysia issue it could be just a local race or filming of TAR Norway 2 or TAR Philippines? :duno:

TARP is already done filming their race and they didn't get out of the country.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 06, 2012, 07:50:36 AM
hmmm, on that malaysia issue it could be just a local race or filming of TAR Norway 2 or TAR Philippines? :duno:

TARP is already done filming their race and they didn't get out of the country.

Good point. For some reason I was thinking that they might be getting ready to film TAR Philippines 2 already, but I suppose that won't be planned until the first one airs and gets good ratings. Derek Ramsey was tweeting about going to Japan a few hours ago, but apparently not for TAR Philippines.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 06, 2012, 08:07:04 AM
More sightings today, this time in Bangkok!

Rebecca Lucia ‏@RebbLB
I swear people who are legit in amazing race are in a taxi beside me and there is a camera man filming them.. Its got to be amazing race
9:42 AM - 5 Jul 12 via Twitter for BlackBerry®


Shane Lee ‏@shanejetlee
The Amazing Race is now in BKK! Competitors hv jst arrived. Zoom zoom xxx
1:00 PM - 5 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone


I also found this, but I'm not sure if it's a sighting or not.

Franck Lassagne ‏@FranckLassagne
The Amazing Race arrive en France en octobre sur Direct 8. Tournage de 23j à partir de cette semaine. Première étape Dubai.
10:48 AM - 3 Jul 12 via web


Google translates this as

The Amazing Race came to France in October on Direct 8. 23j shooting from this week. First step Dubai.

What is interesting is that he posted this at Charles De Gaulle airport while he was waiting to fly from Paris to Dubai. He spent about 12 hours in Dubai and then flew on to Sydney for an Australian software conference. He might have seen the teams flying from Paris to Dubai or he might have been passing along one of the news releases abot TAR France from a few days ago.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 07, 2012, 08:09:27 AM
Here's a few more sighting from Bangkok. Unfortunately, none of them are very specific about what was happening.

From Facebook:

Today in Thailand you know what I did? I rode an elephant. And I was caught in the midst of a screening of an Amazing Race episode.
19 hrs ago


I assume he meant the filming of an Amazing race episode.

ashmeeta ‏@ashmeeta
Today I got to be part of the Amazing Race. ‪#15secondsoffame‬. Also bought 4 handbags, @mymelopuff would b proud!
9:11 AM - 6 Jul 12 via Mobile Web


Christie Limnois ‏@admchrislimnois
Just saw trespassing cd in a thai store! and amazing race filming! so so cool.
8:14 AM - 6 Jul 12 via UberSocial for BlackBerry


For what it's worth, all 3 people live elsewhere and were visiting Bangkok.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 08, 2012, 08:06:51 AM
TAR France moves on to Leg 4. Next stop - Tokyo!
Here's a sighting from someone who confirms that this is TAR France.  :tup:

Adrienne Gyori ‏@PKMNadrienne
I was just a part of The Amazing Race France!!!! Mum and I showed these 2 French guys where this shop was on Takeshita street in Harajuku!!
9:47 PM - 7 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone


Adrienne Gyori ‏@PKMNadrienne
French TV is gonna love me ‪#StillOnAHigh
9:50 PM - 7 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone


According to Wikipedia, Harajuku is a section of Tokyo noted as "a fashion capital of the world, renowned for its unique street fashion.  It is also a large shopping district that includes international brands, its own brands, and shops selling clothes young people can afford."

Wikipedia also states that Takeshita Street  is a pedestrian-only street lined with fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants in Harajuku in Tokyo, Japan. Stores on Takeshita Street include major chains such as The Body Shop, McDonald's and 7-Eleven, but most of the businesses are small independent shops that carry an array of styles. The shops on this street are often a bellwether for broader fads, and some are known as "antenna shops," which manufacturers seed with prototypes for test-marketing.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 09, 2012, 11:18:24 PM
The French version of Amazing Race filmed on board USSMissouri today.

I believe the USS Missouri is in Honolulu.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Traveller7 on July 10, 2012, 03:28:48 AM
@frankstah: The French version of Amazing Race filmed onboard @USSMissouri today. I handed out the clues to the contestants. http://t.co/hoV21j6x

I believe the USS Missouri is in Honolulu.

Found more tweets mentioning them in Hawaii:

*Amazing race French edition is in Hawaii hella teams running up down the beach   

*on the beach in Hawaii watching them film amazing race!!!!

*The French version of the Amazing Race is here and they keep running by , camera crews and all
View details ·   

The beach they were in was kaimana beach.


Here's another pic: http://instagram.com/p/M4RcmQl6ZZ/
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: ZBC Company on July 10, 2012, 03:48:01 AM
hawaii and dubai :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: topaz on July 10, 2012, 07:34:25 AM
did they already raced to Jordan and Vietnam as said it on the press report before or it was just a bunch of lies? :gaah:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Traveller7 on July 10, 2012, 07:46:02 AM
did they already raced to Jordan and Vietnam as said it on the press report before or it was just a bunch of lies? :gaah:

Maybe on the way back to France?  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 10, 2012, 08:33:37 AM
Great work everyone!

I found a few more tweets and pictures.

Allen Janian ‏@JanianVentures
Bad pic but two dudes in red are in the amazing race show tryna get to the front of the cab line. ‪#hellnah‬ # http://instagr.am/p/M4G6EShJo2/
3:22 PM - 9 Jul 12 via Instagram
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 10, 2012, 08:37:49 AM
Christina Morolla ‏@_stinaXO
Amazing Race is being filmed right in front of me!!!
4:06 PM - 9 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone


Christina Morolla ‏@_stinaXO
They need some help!! Asking locals to help with the clues!! pic.twitter.com/vw0zfaXn
4:09 PM - 9 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone


Christina Morolla ‏@_stinaXO
Another team trying to figure out the clues!! ‪#AMAZINGRACE‬ @ Duke Kahanamoku Statue http://instagr.am/p/M4NBdEyR4v/
4:17 PM - 9 Jul 12 via Instagram


Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 10, 2012, 08:41:54 AM
Sarah Okimoto ‏@sarahokiii
THE AMAZING RACE!! @ Kaimana Beach http://instagr.am/p/M4MqFegBy6/
4:12 PM - 9 Jul 12 via Instagram

Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 10, 2012, 08:46:05 AM
Matt McNinch ‏@MattMcNinch93
Who knew the French Amazing Race was going to be filmed here? I look forward to being on French tv pic.twitter.com/PYtHYeRb 4:52 PM - 9 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone

Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 10, 2012, 08:57:18 AM
A Few Pictures from someone touring the USS Missouri. I guess TAR France couldn't afford or arrange to get it closed for the day. I'm including the first picture because you can see some filming in the background if you look hard enough.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 10, 2012, 09:28:41 AM
A Facebook sighting:

Last day in Hawaii...."Amazing Race" folks were running all over the beach with camera men trailing them...not sure what they were looking for but it was cool! Never watched that show, I shall watch the next one!!!!!

And a few tweets that weren't posted earlier (I think):

Savannah Bridges ‏@SavBridges
Oh my goodness at the airport there were these two guys trying to find a taxi because they're on the French amazing race!!!! 😨😍 ‪#sohot
3:36 PM - 9 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone

Kelly Ann Rodas ‏@PrincesKellyAnn
ah watching the amazing race people run through the airport! ‪#realitytv
3:30 PM - 9 Jul 12 via Twitter for Android

Maddie foster ‏@fosterfreeeze
The amazing race is in honolulu!
3:29 PM - 9 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone

Noah Tooley ‏@NoahTooley1
Watching the Amazing Race in person in the beach in Hawaii
4:30 PM - 9 Jul 12 via Twitter for Android


And a conversation

jayci. ‏@JayciJean
So I was just walking down the beach and they were filming The Amazing Race! Got some pictures and I may be in it next season!(:
5:30 PM - 9 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone

Matt Lindsley ‏@mjlbb21
@JayciJean I can't believe you got to see the pit stop for the amazing race! Did you stay and watch?
10:40 PM - 9 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone

jayci. ‏@JayciJean
@mjlbb21 yahh for a little bit! And one of the guys that was racing came up to us and a few people and asked us to answer a question!
11:24 PM - 9 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: ovalorange on July 11, 2012, 07:19:57 AM
Adding these ones in... hope they're not repeated ones!

Kawailani Fonoimoana ‏@lovedestanie
i love being in the shop, some guys from France came in to get tats they were from the #AmazingRace around the world. #imadork
5hrs ago - 11 Jul 12 via web

p@r+¥ p€0p!€ ‏@abuehler09
not every day you go to a market and The Amazing Race France is being filmed... :D
9hrs ago - 11 Jul 12

Amy Park ‏@amypark808
My dad just helped Team France find Magic Island on the #AmazingRace http://instagr.am/p/M60l5Hum3g/
12hrs ago  - 11 Jul 12

(http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/ovalorange/76097e2acae811e1a39b1231381b7ba1_7.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 11, 2012, 08:07:40 AM
Good work, Ovalorange! I only had the middle one. I don't think any of yours had been posted. Tats? Temporary ones I hope.

From what I'm able to figure out, Magic Island is not an island, but the man made peninsula between Waikiki and Ala Moana beach in Honolulu.

Here's what I've found:

Emily Buehler ‏@embuehler24
at the same place where the amazing race is filming ‪#greatestday
6:44 PM - 10 Jul 12 via Twitter for iPhone


Also, from Facebook:

<Our Witness> I almost ran over a woman running in front of me on my way to the dump. Turns out she was in a hurry. She was part of an amazing race team. Kewl beans!
Share · 15 hours ago via mobile ·

<Friend 1> Thats sweet!
12 hours ago via mobile

<Friend 2>  A little slower on the brake and you could have been on amazing race too
10 hours ago via mobile

<Our Witness> they came up behind us and wanted us to pull over to ask for directions. We might end up on the show.
9 hours ago


The Facebook witness is from Laie, Hawaii out on the north shore of Oahu (or at least on the way there). The only dump I could find was way over on the west side of Oahu, so I can't tell for sure where the witness was when the encounter happened. However, a few days ago I did find some indications that TAR France may have gone to Turtle Bay on the North Shore of Oahu, so this sighting may fit with that.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: GonzaloChileno on July 11, 2012, 11:33:38 PM
Twitters coming from California.

Quote
Taylor Woosley
@taylorwoosley   
people from the amazing race just ran by us with a camera crew on Venice beach. #whatisgoingon
10:04pm wed jul 11 via Twitter for Android

Quote
marissa castro
@PrettyGirlMars   
@Captain_Tobear & I just helped out a couple from France competeing in the amazing race!!! we're famous!!!
11:10pm wed jul 11 via Twitter for Android from Lynwood, CA

Quote
Julio Ibarra
@julioijr   
With the Amazing Race guy (France) instagr.am/p/M9oJORC_pZ/
9:48pm wed jul 11 vía Instagram


Quote
Julio Ibarra
@julioijr   
Amazing Race instagr.am/p/M9npDii_pL/
9:45pm wed jul 11 vía Instagram

The last two twitters are from a guy that spotted them in Santa Monica Beach, California.

(http://distilleryimage3.instagram.com/06fc10b6cbc311e19ab222000a1e8819_7.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: ZBC Company on July 11, 2012, 11:49:52 PM
wow they go caljfonoria
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Neobie on July 12, 2012, 04:40:56 AM
Looks like a Detour. A possible idea for "Picasso": http://bestofla.blogspot.com/2006/05/santa-monica-outingashes-and-snow.html

No idea for "Pick Glace." Ice cream or something?
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: boston_jen on July 12, 2012, 11:26:02 PM
Looks like a Detour. A possible idea for "Picasso": http://bestofla.blogspot.com/2006/05/santa-monica-outingashes-and-snow.html

No idea for "Pick Glace." Ice cream or something?

It's "ice pick."

(I didn't see a TARFrance discussion thread, so I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place.)
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Traveller7 on July 13, 2012, 02:56:52 AM
There are twitter sightings (about 12-14 hours ago) of them having visited Hollywood and were also spotted at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: maxen on July 17, 2012, 12:47:44 PM
Robert Cooper ‏@robertcooper

Just saw French version of The Amazing Race currently filming at Carioca Square (Largo da Carioca), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 http://pic.twitter.com/juUSnyS4

https://twitter.com/robertcooper

The Amazing Race France is filming in Rio

(https://p.twimg.com/AyBeHV7CQAAbsNz.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: maxen on July 17, 2012, 12:51:57 PM
He deleted the tweet  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: topaz on July 19, 2012, 04:33:36 AM
After Brazil, will they'll go to Africa or Spain/Portugal?  Better watch out guys! :hello2:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: maxen on July 19, 2012, 11:26:20 AM
Ute Faure ‏@UteFaure
Sure I just spotted some Amazing Race crazy beans at V&A. Looking as flustered as ever!

https://twitter.com/UteFaure


She seems to be from Cape Town, South Africa. I guess she's talking about V&A Waterfront. http://www.waterfront.co.za/Pages/home.aspx
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: maxen on July 20, 2012, 05:06:19 AM
Another one from Cape Town

https://twitter.com/miss_moss

Diana Moss ‏@miss_moss
are they filming the Amazing Race in CT? just saw two tourists with backpacks running across Orange surrounded by a swarm of camera men.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 20, 2012, 07:27:39 AM
We need a TIMELINE. :yess:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Traveller7 on July 21, 2012, 05:14:00 AM
Pit Stop: Rhodes Memorial, Cape Town.
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa347/TLTS101/470afab9.jpg)

@iamwozzi
Finally at home after a long, wet and windy but fun day at the French Amazing Race. pic.twitter.com/rgmAqMVB
Posted: 11:24pm

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa347/TLTS101/th_ae03669e.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa347/TLTS101/?action=view&current=ae03669e.jpg)
Posted:4:50 pm
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: maxen on July 21, 2012, 11:05:41 AM
The_Month ‏@The_Month
Anyone know about the Amazing Race thing happening at Fhk's Hugeunot Monument? pic.twitter.com/n0hdZRy7

This is in Huguenot Monument, Franschhoek, South Africa.

https://twitter.com/The_Month

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Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: maxen on July 21, 2012, 11:19:35 AM
Leigh-Anne Cawood ‏@Leigh_Bear04
Amazing Race Pitstop
https://twitter.com/Leigh_Bear04

This is also from Huguenot Monument.

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And she has another one with a red & yellow flag but i didn't want to post it here.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: boston_jen on July 22, 2012, 01:54:52 PM
We need a TIMELINE. :yess:

This is my attempt at organizing some of the dates and places from the tweets.  It's not a very detailed time line, but it may help us figure out what else fits.  We've probably got legs between LA and Rio, and then maybe between Rio and South Africa.

July 3-4: Dubai (Ski Dubai, Shopping Mall)

July 5-6: Bangkok

July 7: Tokyo  (Harajuku)

July 9-11: Oahu (Honolulu: Ala Moana & Waikiki beaches, USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor) 

July 11-12: LA (Venice & Santa Monica beaches; Hollywood; Walt Disney Concert Hall)

July 17: Brazil (Rio de Janeiro: Rio Carioca Square, aka Largo da Carioca)

July 19-21: South Africa (Cape Town: V&A Waterfront, Rhodes Memorial; Franschhoek: Huguenot Monument)
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 22, 2012, 08:47:49 PM
Thanks for the timeline, Boston_Jen! That's a good start. Also, thanks to those who were watching for TAR France the last week or so, since I've been too busy to do any searching.

I did have some time to day and found this on Facebook:

Plane very full due to Amazing Race team on board! Wow!

The person was visiting Cape Town and was flying back to their home in Pretoria. I don't know if that means TAR France is having a second South Africa leg in Pretoria or if they are connecting from there to another location. If they are connecting, I imagine it will be somewhere nearby in Africa. I'm not sure though. I would think Johannesburg would have better connecting flights.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: paldog123456 on July 22, 2012, 08:53:13 PM
Thanks for the timeline, Boston_Jen! That's a good start. Also, thanks to those who were watching for TAR France the last week or so, since I've been too busy to do any searching.

I did have some time to day and found this on Facebook:

Plane very full due to Amazing Race team on board! Wow!

The person was visiting Cape Town and was flying back to their home in Pretoria. I don't know if that means TAR France is having a second South Africa leg in Pretoria or if they are connecting from there to another location. If they are connecting, I imagine it will be somewhere nearby in Africa. I'm not sure though. I would think Johannesburg would have better connecting flights.

They might be flying to Johannesburg and driving back to Pretoria, since they are in the same province of South Africa (Guateng) and are only an hour's drive apart from each other. Also, I don't think Pretoria Airport (PRY) has any scheduled service. Also, Johannesburg is a big flight hub, so I bet they are flying there. :tup: :)
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Aussie on July 23, 2012, 03:17:13 AM
Didn't they say before filming that Jordan would be visited? Could it fit in?
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: LoveRocked on July 23, 2012, 05:50:10 PM
djjazzyjoo --> 2 week that last photo shoot.
DJ Joo
In Venice Boardwalk

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In US or France?
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: LoveRocked on July 23, 2012, 05:51:05 PM
lilcstar Just saw the #taping of #amazingrace #theamazingrace #amazing #race they were making #shaved #ice with #saws and #big #block of ice at #magicisland #beach by #alanoana   2w

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Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: LoveRocked on July 23, 2012, 05:54:55 PM
mixplate #watching them #film #theamazingrace at #alamoana #beach #amazing #race #honolulu #hawaii #surf   2w - Instagram

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srhino Got to see the amazing race being filmed in Hawaii #theamazingrace #hawaii #tvshow #filming   2w

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Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: LoveRocked on July 23, 2012, 06:07:56 PM
kaiarugs #theamazingrace   5mon

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Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: topaz on July 23, 2012, 08:00:41 PM
djjazzyjoo --> 2 week that last photo shoot.
DJ Joo
In Venice Boardwalk

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In US or France?
That's on French version of TAR and they went to Venice Beach, California. :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: topaz on July 23, 2012, 08:06:29 PM
kaiarugs #theamazingrace   5mon

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can anyone identify that place?  There's a JAX neon sign right in front of that old building and an 18th century old cannon just behind the host of TAR France.  BTW, who is he? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: LoveRocked on July 24, 2012, 01:54:49 AM
kaiarugs #theamazingrace   5mon

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can anyone identify that place?  There's a JAX neon sign right in front of that old building and an 18th century old cannon just behind the host of TAR France.  BTW, who is he? :duno:

I have no idea who is he? Maybe some actor or new host?
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Traveller7 on July 24, 2012, 04:36:23 AM
kaiarugs #theamazingrace   5mon

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can anyone identify that place?  There's a JAX neon sign right in front of that old building and an 18th century old cannon just behind the host of TAR France.  BTW, who is he? :duno:

Umm that Isn't the host of TAR France. He doesnt match the one in photo:
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa347/TLTS101/470afab9.jpg)

His hair colour and body build is different. The confirmed host is Alexandre Delperiér
There was also another photo on twitter which I can't seem to find right now that had the host posing with someone and it did not look like that guy.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Declive on July 24, 2012, 04:47:17 AM
Any chance of having more than 1 host?
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Traveller7 on July 24, 2012, 05:23:01 AM
Another sighting when they were in LA at the Disney Concert Hall:

Had a cool job playing sax on a street corner for an episode of Amazing Race (France) yesterday, lol.
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa347/TLTS101/8f32a216.jpg)


This was on 3 July in Paris.  (Is this TAR France?)
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This was on 6 July in Wat Pho, Bangkok.
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Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 24, 2012, 11:11:05 AM
kaiarugs #theamazingrace   5mon

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can anyone identify that place?  There's a JAX neon sign right in front of that old building and an 18th century old cannon just behind the host of TAR France.  BTW, who is he? :duno:

Umm that Isn't the host of TAR France. He doesnt match the one in photo:
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa347/TLTS101/470afab9.jpg)

His hair colour and body build is different. The confirmed host is Alexandre Delperiér
There was also another photo on twitter which I can't seem to find right now that had the host posing with someone and it did not look like that guy.

Loverocked's post has the phrase 5mon next to the tweet. I'm guessing that means 5 months ago, which is way before TAR France began filming. It's probably some other version of the race, but I'm not sure which one.
Some of the pictures she posted are pretty old, so take that into account before speculating. They are great finds none the less.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 24, 2012, 11:16:59 AM
Another sighting when they were in LA at the Disney Concert Hall:

Had a cool job playing sax on a street corner for an episode of Amazing Race (France) yesterday, lol.
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa347/TLTS101/8f32a216.jpg)


This was on 3 July in Paris.  (Is this TAR France?)
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa347/TLTS101/323cea28.jpg)

This was on 6 July in Wat Pho, Bangkok.
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I saw that second picture from 3 July in Paris shortly after it was posted. I recall that being somewhere else in Europe (maybe Prague) but I could be wrong. At the time, I decided it was just a decorative banner that was red and yellow and didn't post about it. If it is in Paris, the timing would be right for the beginning of the race.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 24, 2012, 07:45:48 PM
I came across some information suggesting that during the Cape Town leg, TAR France may have had a task where the racers had to go diving in a shark cage and mingle with the sharks! I'm trying to get more details about this and will post it if I get anything more.

 :swim     :fishbowl      :pray:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: boston_jen on July 25, 2012, 01:59:00 AM
I saw that second picture from 3 July in Paris shortly after it was posted. I recall that being somewhere else in Europe (maybe Prague) but I could be wrong. At the time, I decided it was just a decorative banner that was red and yellow and didn't post about it. If it is in Paris, the timing would be right for the beginning of the race.

It is the Institut de France in Paris.  It is directly across the river from the Louvre.  The bridge in the foreground is the pont des Arts.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: boston_jen on July 25, 2012, 02:44:05 AM
The bridge is lined with "love locks" left by people who want to leave a symbol of their eternal love.  The city cut all of the locks off back in 2010, but the tradition continued, and the city backed down.  In the picture from July 3 we see the locks are quite numerous again.  Perhaps it's a "key" to a starting line task?
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 25, 2012, 08:09:00 PM
Boston_Jen, I stand corrected. I guess I was wrong about that. It still looks too quiet for a TAR shoot, but I do see what could be a couple of gear bags on the left side of the bridge. The "love locks" could make for an interesting starting line task. I look forward to seeing what TAR France has done.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 25, 2012, 08:11:43 PM
I found a picture that was just posted to Twitter in the last few hours from the leg in Los Angeles. It looks like they got a celebrity to hand out clues across the street from Graumann's Chinese Theater, if I'm not mistaken.

Janna Cachola ‏@LadyCachola
Miss Marilyn safeguarding the clue for Amazing Race France with @RedMichaelBird. Look out for me on AR France pic.twitter.com/bFudJVNI
3:49 PM - 25 Jul 12 via web


Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: boston_jen on July 25, 2012, 09:24:06 PM
I look forward to seeing what TAR France has done.

Yes, me too!   :wohoo: 
I am hopeful that I will be able to follow the dialogue when it airs. I just started teaching my daughter French, and she is a huge fan of TAR too.  :cheer:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: LoveRocked on July 26, 2012, 09:20:07 PM
yamie_lee #amazingrace today we saw the French amazing race contestants find a clue

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illhabitz17 #mightymo#amazingrace#hawaii#insta 

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patrickbeach on set of the amazing race i think? 

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differentviews #amazingrace #filming #waikiki #honolulu #oahu #beach #surfer #stud #instanation #instagood #instawow #igaddict #bepopular #igdaily #shotoftheday #instacool   2w

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 saraalk90 Amazing Race!! #BurjKhalifa #AtTheTop #Dubai #AmazingRace   3w

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 admchris saw amazing race filming! #amazingrace #tvshow #axn #box #bangkok #thailand #iphonesia #iphoneography #instagram   2w

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Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: topaz on July 27, 2012, 09:52:57 PM
yamie_lee #amazingrace today we saw the French amazing race contestants find a clue

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I do believe that photo was taken in Yokohama in a Chinatown district? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: ovalorange on July 31, 2012, 07:11:27 AM
I've looked through all these amazing posts and can't find anything on this, excuse me if it's already here.  :lol:

Thanks to a Facebook post, I know teams were at Cape Point, South Africa on the Flying Dutchman Funicular on July 21 :)
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Traveller7 on August 28, 2012, 11:34:18 AM
The Finish Line appears to be at the Stade de France (23 July)

http://www.purepeople.com/article/the-amazing-race-focus-sur-la-folle-course-d-aventure-autour-du-monde_a105864/1

We also have two teams listed.
Loïc and William
and
 Antoine and Héléna
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 28, 2012, 12:16:13 PM
Thanks!

Is that one team an alternate?? ???
 
Via Google Translate:


Quote
This is one of the most anticipated shows of this fall TV 2012. Even stronger thanPeking Express , the incredible adventureThe Amazing Race is coming soon on one of the channels Canal + Group. Yes, if Live 8 was announced, nothing is confirmed yet. At the helm of this race around the world: Alexander Delpérier , as we announced. Exclusive focus on the event of the season.
   
 
 A breathless race
Produced by Shine (to whom we owe the excellent The Voice ), The Amazing Race is a federative program wants to positive values ​​of self-transcendence, discovery and exchange. They are 11 pairs to compete in a race around the globe. All means of transportation are taxed and the money is provided. But the trails are treacherous, between dramatic challenges and general knowledge quiz, all while discovering the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. Panting, running is punctuated by double eliminations, U-turns or twists exciting.
The game is simple: each team starts and finishes the steps in one place. And of course, the duo comes last is eliminated. In steps, candidates must pass checkpoints mandatory reserve their surprises. After twenty days of madness, all candidates have passed the finish line on July 23 at the Stade de France.
Strong personalities
But The Amazing Race , they are also very engaging and surprising pairings, came to launch a personal challenge. PurePeople you to discover the first two duets. Anthony and Helena are Belgian and torque. Very united lovers are complementary and want to test the strength of their relationship ... Fatigue, tension, surpassing oneself, the couple emerge he more cohesive?
Let us also meet William and Loïc, childhood friends Paris, which form a duo said "Spare" (read "reserve"). The duo is ready to enter the race at any time. On the one hand, we Loïc, model, and the other, William, soldier. Two great athletes are total opposites: if one is grumpy, the other is pretty cool. Suffice to say that the pair will make sparks.
A carton mondial
The Amazing Race is finally a worldwide success. United States, there are already twenty seasons since 2001. Present in Brazil, Israel or Norway, it was time for the crazy program finally arrived in France.

http://www.purepeople.com/article/the-amazing-race-focus-sur-la-folle-course-d-aventure-autour-du-monde_a105864/1 (http://www.purepeople.com/article/the-amazing-race-focus-sur-la-folle-course-d-aventure-autour-du-monde_a105864/1)
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: freds on September 20, 2012, 06:05:44 PM
I've got other news about this race. 9 teams are on the race and the final prize is 50 000€. There is also 10 legs and 7 country (United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Japan, USA, Brazil, South Africa and France).

Link: http://www.leblogtvnews.com/article-amazing-race-sur-d8-9-duos-4-continents-7-pays-10-etapes-50-000-euros-110361462.html
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Air on September 20, 2012, 11:56:53 PM
 :ascared 50.000 Euros? That's worse than TARA's $100,000.   :groan:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Alenaveda on September 21, 2012, 06:43:34 PM
:ascared 50.000 Euros? That's worse than TARA's $100,000.   :groan:

Or compared with the $ 250.000 dollars of TARLA.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Air on September 21, 2012, 11:34:22 PM
:ascared 50.000 Euros? That's worse than TARA's $100,000.   :groan:

Or compared with the $ 250.000 dollars of TARLA.

$250,000 isn't that bad. TARAus gets the same thing.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Alenaveda on September 22, 2012, 08:34:40 AM
:ascared 50.000 Euros? That's worse than TARA's $100,000.   :groan:

Or compared with the $ 250.000 dollars of TARLA.

$250,000 isn't that bad. TARAus gets the same thing.

That's the point.  The prize is even worse if you also make a comparison with the TARLA prize (or TARAus).
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Air on September 22, 2012, 08:38:21 AM
:ascared 50.000 Euros? That's worse than TARA's $100,000.   :groan:

Or compared with the $ 250.000 dollars of TARLA.

$250,000 isn't that bad. TARAus gets the same thing.

That's the point.  The prize is even worse if you also make a comparison with the TARLA prize (or TARAus).

Right.  :tup: I was hoping for 250,000 - 500,000 euros.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Best Loser on September 22, 2012, 09:39:06 AM
Maybe they left off a zero or mean that's the prize for both people. At least I hope.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on September 22, 2012, 03:39:28 PM
I've got other news about this race. 9 teams are on the race and the final prize is 50 000€. There is also 10 legs and 7 country (United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Japan, USA, Brazil, South Africa and France).

Link: http://www.leblogtvnews.com/article-amazing-race-sur-d8-9-duos-4-continents-7-pays-10-etapes-50-000-euros-110361462.html

Translating that article gives a LOT of spoiler info!

Friday, September 21, 2012 5 21 / 09 / September / 2012 7:00
Amazing race on D8: 9 duos, 4 continents, 7 countries, 10 steps, 50 000 euros.
 

 

 

 

Among the highly anticipated appointment chain D8, the first French edition of the adventure game The Amazing Race. Which could overshadow the Beijing Express aging on M6. Shine a production broadcast in France early evening, and moderated by Alexandre Delpérier.

 

New pairs will participate in the most amazing experience of their lives. A journey of twenty-four days all around the globe. An extraordinary race on four continents! Dozens of hours of aircraft, 50 000 km of competition, discovery and self-transcendence, one hundred incredible events to reach the end of the race to pocket the sum of 50 000 euros and win the title of champion 'AMAZING RACE.

 

Before doing our candidates have to cross four continents in ten steps ahead seven countries: the United Arab Emirates to South Africa from Thailand, Brazil, Japan, the United States and of course France. Airplane, boat, taxi, subway ... to reach the destination, all transportation will be good. But beware, throughout their career, candidates must face physical challenges and cultural surprises.

 

Challenges impressive straining their courage, endurance, insight and fiber solidarity:

Down a cliff rappelling,

build a snowman in the middle of the desert,

dive into shark-infested sea white

count statues in a temple sacred

make a radio and operate,

build a roof for an orphanage

drive a camel through the dunes

Such ... will be some tests, physical or unusual that await our adventurers with nerves of steel.

 

In each episode, they will also answer questions of general knowledge to continue their journey ... the opportunity to understand the heritage, history and traditions of the countries visited. Competitors will experience a unique adventure and create the most beautiful towers in the world. In their "road book," a step in the busy streets of Bangkok, an amazing safari in South Africa, a trip to the spectacular Iguazu Falls or a sunset on the beaches of Rio.

Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: topaz on September 24, 2012, 08:43:30 PM
:ascared 50.000 Euros? That's worse than TARA's $100,000.   :groan:
they should Double Their Money on the next season of TAR France. :'(
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: DrRox on September 25, 2012, 01:58:37 AM
kaiarugs #theamazingrace   5mon

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can anyone identify that place?  There's a JAX neon sign right in front of that old building and an 18th century old cannon just behind the host of TAR France.  BTW, who is he? :duno:

This reminds me Jackson Square in the French Quarter in New Orleans, La. It is across the street from the Jackson Brewing Co.....whose lable was JAX beer.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: topaz on September 25, 2012, 09:09:21 PM
kaiarugs #theamazingrace   5mon

(http://distillery.s3.amazonaws.com/media/2011/07/21/3d2263f3678b426d8264f9c5c88f9ca3_7.jpg)
can anyone identify that place?  There's a JAX neon sign right in front of that old building and an 18th century old cannon just behind the host of TAR France.  BTW, who is he? :duno:

This reminds me Jackson Square in the French Quarter in New Orleans, La. It is across the street from the Jackson Brewing Co.....whose lable was JAX beer.

Thanks DrRox, and I don't know if that one is part of TAR France and if they'd raced in New Orleans, then there'll be 3 legs in USA. :duno:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on September 26, 2012, 10:49:29 PM
It was pointed out earlier that the dark haired guy in New Orleans doesn't look like the host of TAR France, so I don't know what to make of that picture. It could just be some video crew shooting a stand up in front of the cannon.

Anyway, here's something new about TAR France - a Facebook page. It was launched earlier today and doesn't have much content yet. There is a picture of someone (I assume it's the host) sleeping in a helicopter (actually, I imagine he's just looking down at something). Here's the link:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amazing-Race/286079078173458 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amazing-Race/286079078173458)
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Traveller7 on September 27, 2012, 04:50:20 AM
Here's a new promo video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj1DKT0LCz0
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on September 27, 2012, 11:54:36 PM
CAST!

http://photo.programme-tv.net/amazing-race-decouvrez-les-candidats-98
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on September 28, 2012, 12:31:17 PM
LOTS more here!! Even with google translate!

http://www.programme-tv.net/news/tele-realite/35525-amazing-race-tout-sur-pekin-express-d8-photos-vide/

"We discover the 18 candidates (9 teams of 2) in Paris, before they fly to Dubai for an event camel and one in the air at 4,000 meters. The result of Amazing Race teams and lead viewers to Rio de Janeiro, Hawaii, South Africa, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Bangkok. All this within 24 days of racing! "

and video of ep 1 and slideshow!
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: freds on October 02, 2012, 04:56:49 PM
TAR France premiere will be on Monday, October 22nd at 8.50 pm

Link: http://www.toutelatele.com/amazing-race-la-course-demarre-le-lundi-22-octobre-sur-d8-43438
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: AR FAN on October 04, 2012, 11:34:35 AM
Has anything been revealed about the Casts background? Cops, Cowboys, Ice Cream truck drivers, etc. ?
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: supah on October 08, 2012, 04:24:35 AM
Our intro! Yay! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO4FM8ZDg5k
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: addie on October 08, 2012, 01:54:02 PM
So going to watch this.  :)
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on October 08, 2012, 04:56:01 PM
Oh boy!! CYBER FRIENDS!??!!! :yess:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on October 09, 2012, 08:35:29 AM
Cast INTRO caps:

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Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: David on October 11, 2012, 02:19:50 AM
Cast is somehow typical, IDK. Some TARAus with cops, surfers, riders... IDK, there are some relationships that are never missing in the first edition of different franchises. I start not to like that. But cyberfriends, I think there were none since Bob & Joyce?? <3

PS. Now that I have installed the French TV at home, I will be able to watch a franchise live and sitting in my sofa! May help with anything you need about translating, even though I only know some basics of French.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: freds on October 11, 2012, 05:29:47 PM
The first minute:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fL5UOo92UEY
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: kevin2012 on October 11, 2012, 09:43:10 PM
Being French, I can't wait for this, the first few minutes were awesome. i thought the music used is a little wonky but besides that, it looks great!
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: LoveRocked on October 12, 2012, 08:14:04 PM
We'll have FIVE seasons on the go - China 3, 21, LA4, France (premieres 22nd Oct)
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Clare2012 on October 15, 2012, 06:00:25 PM
Ive only just come across this site otherwise would have posted sooner - took this photo by the Beverly Hills sign on 12th July this year. The same day I had a team literally run into me on Hollywood Blvd near the Chinese Theatre (young F-F team)
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Alenaveda on October 15, 2012, 06:52:23 PM
Ive only just come across this site otherwise would have posted sooner - took this photo by the Beverly Hills sign on 12th July this year. The same day I had a team literally run into me on Hollywood Blvd near the Chinese Theatre (young F-F team)

 :welcome:  to the RFF Clare2012.

Can you check the pics on Peach's post (Reply #92) and tell us wich team was?
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: freds on October 19, 2012, 07:20:52 AM
The first hour of the amazing race: http://www.dailymotion.com/hub/xb0j_Amazing-Race#video=xufmii

Each episode are 2h length.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: ZBC Company on October 19, 2012, 11:21:24 AM
what great introudce the teams
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: kevin2012 on October 20, 2012, 02:57:10 AM
I've been waiting for a french version for so long and I have to say it's great!.

I only have two complaints. One is the really weird placing of the pre-race confessionals and the other (much worse) is how the host talks over the race. We can see what's going on, we don't need it told to us.

I'm excited for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: AR FAN on October 20, 2012, 10:42:28 AM
The first hour of the amazing race: http://www.dailymotion.com/hub/xb0j_Amazing-Race#video=xufmii

Each episode are 2h length.
What did the Father & Son say at the very start of the video? and the Parisians at the 51 minute mark?  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on October 20, 2012, 11:39:11 AM
I've been waiting for a french version for so long and I have to say it's great!.

I only have two complaints. One is the really weird placing of the pre-race confessionals and the other (much worse) is how the host talks over the race. We can see what's going on, we don't need it told to us.

I'm excited for the rest of the season.

It was funny on Twitter to see how many French people were accusing the Amazing Race of copying Pekin Express. 

 :whoa  :lol3:   :lolmao:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: freds on October 22, 2012, 04:17:06 PM
The 1st leg is finish:

Show content
Antoine & Helena are the last team to arrive and are eliminated. The first team, Heidi & Michel don't win a reward. The detour was Camel/ Pearl, some teams did the pearl task but have some trouble. The camel track was easier. The roadblock is a skydive at 13,000 feet. There is also 3 others task, the task of the locks with the key in Paris, a Route Info in the greatest tower of Dubai and another task in Ski Dubai, the winter station. They build a snowman outside the winter station. The next leg will be in Bangkok with a food task including scorpion and another task with elephant.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Alenaveda on October 22, 2012, 07:29:19 PM
The 1st leg is finish:

Show content
Antoine & Helena are the last team to arrive and are eliminated. The first team, Heidi & Michel don't win a reward. The detour was Camel/ Pearl, some teams did the pearl task but have some trouble. The camel track was easier. The roadblock is a skydive at 13,000 feet. There is also 3 others task, the task of the locks with the key in Paris, a Route Info in the greatest tower of Dubai and another task in Ski Dubai, the winter station. They build a snowman outside the winter station. The next leg will be in Bangkok with a food task including scorpion and another task with elephant.

The snowman task is a copy from the Detour of the first Dubai Leg of TAR15.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: ZouLy on October 22, 2012, 09:10:31 PM
good editing, even though I don't understand what they're talking about, but I enjoyed the scenes and the sound-effect was awesome!  :colors
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: kevin2012 on October 23, 2012, 01:06:32 AM
It's times like this I love being French.

I thought the difference in how the last team is revealed is incredibly suspenseful. The last three teams are not given their position and are gathered at a later time. The placement is then revealed there. It was nail-biting.

I really enjoyed the music and sound effect used, it's definitely a breath of fresh air.

My only complaints this episode are the same, the random placement of pre-race confessionals and the host talking over the race.

If only I had the video file, I wouldn't mind making a subtitled version for everyone.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: ZouLy on October 23, 2012, 01:10:12 AM
If only I had the video file, I wouldn't mind making a subtitled version for everyone.

Kevin.. Please find us the subtitle version..  :hugs:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: kevin2012 on October 23, 2012, 01:16:25 AM
If only I had the video file, I wouldn't mind making a subtitled version for everyone.

Kevin.. Please find us the subtitle version..  :hugs:

If I had a way to get the video file, I wouldn't have a problem adding subtitles to it myself. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: ZouLy on October 23, 2012, 06:16:50 PM
If I had a way to get the video file, I wouldn't have a problem adding subtitles to it myself. Any suggestions?

HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj1DKT0LCz0&feature=youtu.be)... i can only found the youtube link for the intro...not the team intro, the description ones..
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Jeff_ on October 26, 2012, 11:59:14 PM
Link to second hour ?
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: Traveller7 on October 27, 2012, 04:09:16 AM
Link to second hour ?

Here's a link to the official site of D8 where the whole episode can be found.
http://amazingrace.d8.tv/pid4940-episodes.html?vid=750145&saison_id=130&epi_id=657
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: freds on October 29, 2012, 05:37:53 PM
the 2nd leg in bangkok is finish:

- The detour in a market (Tasting/ Shopping)

A lot of teams make the tasting (eating scorpio and cockroach). Only one team made the shooping task and lose time. After checking in a hotel for the night, teams go to wat pho. They found a school girl with the clue, some teams got some difficulty to found her. After found the girl, they must go to wat arun by boat. However, 2 teams don't listen correctly the clue and take a taxi instead of a boat, they will have a 5 minute penalty at the pit stop.

- Roadblock: Count the number of statuette in the wat arun (100). Some team have difficulty and the weather is very hot.

After the roadblock, teams go to the village of Ayutthaya, at the elephant stay. They must clean an elephant in a lake.

This is the last task of the leg until the pit stop. An M/M team who finish last in the detour finish also last in the pit stop. The 1st team of this leg make a really good leg because they start at the 8th position.

Next week, Tokyo and a good leg including a sumotori task.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings and Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on October 30, 2012, 11:46:19 AM
LINKS to the D8 official site are fine, but NO YouTube links here. Someone let me know if we need a link site for this??
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: kevin2012 on October 30, 2012, 06:33:26 PM
Did anybody else notice that they used the music from the Karate Kid (the new one) and Kung Fu Panda in this episode?  :tup:

Edit: They've also used music from Home Alone.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: anhgau2007 on November 03, 2012, 08:14:48 AM
What's Heïdi & Michel's relationship? Are they friends or relatives?
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: Best Loser on November 03, 2012, 09:35:06 AM
What's Heïdi & Michel's relationship? Are they friends or relatives?
Friends. I think I read that she's the daughter of one of his friends, but I may be wrong there.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: anhgau2007 on November 03, 2012, 10:34:37 AM
Friends. I think I read that she's the daughter of one of his friends, but I may be wrong there.
Google translate gave the same thing. I just think that's a weird relationship they have to go on the race :stare
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: freds on November 03, 2012, 11:40:22 AM
What's Heïdi & Michel's relationship? Are they friends or relatives?

Michel is the best friend of heidi's father.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: freds on November 05, 2012, 06:38:49 PM
The 3rd leg in Tokyo is finish.

The first task of this leg is at Shibuya Crossing when they search a clue who is on a screen (looks like  the 1st leg of TAR19). It's a word in japonese about a famous dog (i forget his name). When they found the word, they say to a man with clue. Some team got problems, especially a M/M team who fall at the last place.

All teams go to a capsule hotel for the night period. Each team will start every ten minutes tomorow.

The day after, teams go to the Raichukainkan Temple for the Roadblock. A task with a sumotori (Japanese Wrestler) and a clue attached to the sumotori. The task is easy because the sumotori is a young men.

After that, teams go in Harajuku with another task. They meet a Manga Fan dressed as Sangoku (if you know dragon ball z) and offer him a pink present (pink is the favorite colour of manga's fan)

The race is not finish at all, a team got a problem with taxi two different times. We are now at the detour Fish/Pasta.
The fish task consisted to fishing 15 goldfish using the technic of a japanese game, goldfish scooping. It's a difficult task.
The other task is also difficult, teams walk with samourai shoes to give pasta soup for 150 meters. If they overturn the recipe, they must restart. 3 teams got problem with this task.

Teams make their way to Hikawa Jingan Shibukya for the 1st u-turn of the history of TAR France. The 1st team u-turn another team (the team who got difficulty with 2 taxis). After that, they go to  the pit stop at Odaiba Park.

All teams remain in the race because it's a NEL.

I don't know if the last team to arrived (the team who was u-turn) will have a speed bump.

Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: Alenaveda on November 05, 2012, 08:23:00 PM
The 3rd leg in Tokyo is finish.

The first task of this leg is at Shibuya Crossing when they search a clue who is on a screen (looks like  the 1st leg of TAR19). It's a word in japonese about a famous dog (i forget his name). When they found the word, they say to a man with clue. Some team got problems, especially a M/M team who fall at the last place.

All teams go to a capsule hotel for the night period.
Each team will start every ten minutes tomorow.

The day after, teams go to the Raichukainkan Temple for the Roadblock. A task with a sumotori (Japanese Wrestler) and a clue attached to the sumotori. The task is easy because the sumotori is a young men.

After that, teams go in Harajuku with another task. They meet a Manga Fan dressed as Sangoku (if you know dragon ball z) and offer him a pink present (pink is the favorite colour of manga's fan)

The race is not finish at all, a team got a problem with taxi two different times. We are now at the detour Fish/Pasta.
The fish task consisted to fishing 15 goldfish using the technic of a japanese game, goldfish scooping. It's a difficult task.
The other task is also difficult, teams walk with samourai shoes to give pasta soup for 150 meters. If they overturn the recipe, they must restart. 3 teams got problem with this task.

Teams make their way to Hikawa Jingan Shibukya for the 1st u-turn of the history of TAR France. The 1st team u-turn another team (the team who got difficulty with 2 taxis). After that, they go to  the pit stop at Odaiba Park.

All teams remain in the race because it's a NEL.

I don't know if the last team to arrived (the team who was u-turn) will have a speed bump.

If the word was "Hachiko", it's a copy of the beggining of the Japanese leg of TAR9.  And is also the night at the capsule hotel, only that it was after the leg's Detour in that season.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: kevin2012 on November 05, 2012, 08:32:01 PM
They used music from the Chronicles of Narnia movie in the third episode.   :tup:

Overall, I'm really enjoying this version, the teams are fleshed out pretty well, they're interesting. The locations are great, the tasks are good and overall, I'm impressed. I'm hoping for a second season.

My only complaint is that I'm a little tired/annoyed at the host always talking over the show. this is a TV show, not an audio book, we can see what's happening.

It's definitely a pleasant surprise, I would rank it as currently the fourth best TAR version. Behind the Australian version, the US version, and the Chinese version.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: kevin2012 on November 12, 2012, 08:39:43 PM
They used music from Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit in this episode
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: freds on November 14, 2012, 04:37:37 AM
The 4th leg was in Hawai.

At first, team make a roadblock at Pearl Harbor, on the USS Missouri. Each contestant must translate a semaphore code with flag. The translation is the next destination, Kawela Bay. 3 teams got problem and 2 contestant of the same team have a quarrel.

After that, team go by car (they drive herself) to Kawela Bay for an overnight period.

Tomorrow, the race continue with a detour rock/ice at Magic Island.
Rock: Each team must take a paddle surf and go in the water to found a rock. They came back to the beach and break the rock.
Ice: Crush ice with a saw.

The pit stop was in a small island, i don't remember the name. The winner is a M/F team and the second team was arrived at the last place of the NEL of the previous leg (and no Speed Bump!). The last team to arrived at the pit stop is a F/F team, they are eliminated.

Next leg at L.A., Hollywood, cars and ice cream are present.

Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: Dånooky on November 19, 2012, 01:49:05 AM
I watched the first episode and I felt it was extremely slow, with lots and lots and lots of repetition. Maybe it was designed so that people that tuned in mid-episode could still follow.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: Topita on November 19, 2012, 03:12:55 AM
I managed to finally find episode 3 and 4 - I think 1 and 2 are no longer available or at least I could only find short video's of it.
However the recapitulations of the previous episodes are so extensive that you don't really need to I think.  :lol:

I like it but I think 2 hours is too long as all that happens can be done in 1 hour episodes too imho.
There is too much repitition (the host stating the bleeding obvious not once but 3-4 times as if the viewers lack short time memory for one thing eg  :gaah: ) and the interviews that are interwoven take a long time and take away the 'pace' of the race & tasks that are being performed I think. Too much time spent on how everyone feels and things and is deflated in spirit or whatever..

I like the destinations but as the flights seem all to be pre-arranged there isn't much of the rush feeling you'd get on the race, and there isn't much movement between the teams except for how they happen to do on specific tasks. I don't get the same 'interaction' feeling like I do on the American TAR, as so much seems to be chewed out in advance.

Also I kind of don't like how easily the contestants seem to want to give up, or seem deflated. I always like it when contestants don't give up hope as in TAR you really never do know.. this last episode 3 couples at minimum were ready to give up it seems and thought they were last.. I don't really get that..

Other than that it's enjoyable enough to watch I think. :) Not really rooting for anyone in particular yet, there's nobody that really stands out and nobody I dislike although one of the ladies on the surfer's team is a little annoying as she's competitive but generally not competent at the tasks so far, so she gets frustrated a lot.  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: AR FAN on November 19, 2012, 08:21:18 AM
I managed to finally find episode 3 and 4 - I think 1 and 2 are no longer available or at least I could only find short video's of it.
However the recapitulations of the previous episodes are so extensive that you don't really need to I think.  :lol:

I like it but I think 2 hours is too long as all that happens can be done in 1 hour episodes too imho.
There is too much repitition (the host stating the bleeding obvious not once but 3-4 times as if the viewers lack short time memory for one thing eg  :gaah: ) and the interviews that are interwoven take a long time and take away the 'pace' of the race & tasks that are being performed I think. Too much time spent on how everyone feels and things and is deflated in spirit or whatever..

I like the destinations but as the flights seem all to be pre-arranged there isn't much of the rush feeling you'd get on the race, and there isn't much movement between the teams except for how they happen to do on specific tasks. I don't get the same 'interaction' feeling like I do on the American TAR, as so much seems to be chewed out in advance.

Also I kind of don't like how easily the contestants seem to want to give up, or seem deflated. I always like it when contestants don't give up hope as in TAR you really never do know.. this last episode 3 couples at minimum were ready to give up it seems and thought they were last.. I don't really get that..

Other than that it's enjoyable enough to watch I think. :) Not really rooting for anyone in particular yet, there's nobody that really stands out and nobody I dislike although one of the ladies on the surfer's team is a little annoying as she's competitive but generally not competent at the tasks so far, so she gets frustrated a lot.  :duno:

Pretty much agree, except I don't mind it being longer but would prefer that it were only an hour and a half. The Surfer chick who's competitive but soft is Alice. They're my favorite team only because I find Stephanie  :hrt:, her teammate attractive.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: AR FAN on November 20, 2012, 12:32:23 AM
Does anybody have a link to watch episode 2 and onwards?
Go to www.d8.tv, that is the television stations website. They have all the episodes available.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: kevin2012 on November 20, 2012, 02:14:27 AM
I watched the first episode and I felt it was extremely slow, with lots and lots and lots of repetition. Maybe it was designed so that people that tuned in mid-episode could still follow.

I agree that the first few episodes were a slow, but it's gotten so much better. Episode 5 was an amazing episode.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: kevin2012 on November 20, 2012, 02:16:46 AM
Honestly, the only bad thing about this version is the host, both how he presents and how he narrates over half the show (which is getting really, really old).

Every else is really good. The cast, the location, the editing, the tasks. I am loving it
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: Dånooky on November 23, 2012, 04:12:53 PM
Does anybody have a link to watch episode 2 and onwards?
Go to www.d8.tv, that is the television stations website. They have all the episodes available.
Apparently they don't have them anymore
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: Plaidmoon on December 05, 2012, 12:55:03 AM
Here's some ratings news for TAR France. It's pretty ugly.

http://www.toutelatele.com/nouvelle-chute-d-audience-pour-amazing-race-sur-d8-45070 (http://www.toutelatele.com/nouvelle-chute-d-audience-pour-amazing-race-sur-d8-45070)

Google translation:

New audience fall on Amazing race D8

Monday, December 3, D8 has released the seventh episode of Amazing race in the first part of the evening.

During this, the five remaining pairs continued their stay in Brazil. They arrived in Rio de Janeiro. When "roadlock" candidates had playing football, one of the passions of the premises. A party that was complicated because each dribble while dancing the samba or, alternatively, build a sand castle.

On this occasion, the adventure game has made its weakest performance with 445,000 viewers for only 1.7% of the public present at his post. The issue was then overtaken by all Freeview channels with the exception of France 4.

Summary of performance of Amazing race

Date  Episode   Audience                  Market Share
22/10       1       868 000 viewers      3.5%
29/10       2       634 000 viewers      2.5%
05/11       3       618 000 viewers      2.4%
12/11       4       596 000 viewers      2.3%
19/11       5       587 000 viewers      2.3%
26/11       6       559 000 viewers      2.1%
03/12       7       445 000 viewers      1.7%
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: AR FAN on December 05, 2012, 08:18:27 AM
Here's some ratings news for TAR France. It's pretty ugly.

http://www.toutelatele.com/nouvelle-chute-d-audience-pour-amazing-race-sur-d8-45070 (http://www.toutelatele.com/nouvelle-chute-d-audience-pour-amazing-race-sur-d8-45070)

Google translation:

New audience fall on Amazing race D8

Monday, December 3, D8 has released the seventh episode of Amazing race in the first part of the evening.

During this, the five remaining pairs continued their stay in Brazil. They arrived in Rio de Janeiro. When "roadlock" candidates had playing football, one of the passions of the premises. A party that was complicated because each dribble while dancing the samba or, alternatively, build a sand castle.

On this occasion, the adventure game has made its weakest performance with 445,000 viewers for only 1.7% of the public present at his post. The issue was then overtaken by all Freeview channels with the exception of France 4.

Summary of performance of Amazing race

Date  Episode   Audience                  Market Share
22/10       1       868 000 viewers      3.5%
29/10       2       634 000 viewers      2.5%
05/11       3       618 000 viewers      2.4%
12/11       4       596 000 viewers      2.3%
19/11       5       587 000 viewers      2.3%
26/11       6       559 000 viewers      2.1%
03/12       7       445 000 viewers      1.7%


Wow, that's terrible. Too bad because it's actually a pretty good show.  :cmas7
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: hotriceguy on December 06, 2012, 02:05:07 AM
I need some help....
i missed the episode 4 and 5 last couple weeks, so i went on the d8 website and found out that they had deleted the video. (12/5/2012)
I was so sad about that since that was only 2 USA legs that is not serve as start/finish line!!!
I wonder if any of you know where I can watch it or download it, or if someone can send the video to me.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: AR FAN on December 06, 2012, 10:34:16 AM
I need some help....
i missed the episode 4 and 5 last couple weeks, so i went on the d8 website and found out that they had deleted the video. (12/5/2012)
I was so sad about that since that was only 2 USA legs that is not serve as start/finish line!!!
I wonder if any of you know where I can watch it or download it, or if someone can send the video to me.
I'm sorry, but it just doesn't seem to be available anywhere else on the internet but the Channels website.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: freds on December 10, 2012, 05:02:59 PM
The 8th leg of this race was in cape town in South Africa. The detour was disco (a dance) or radio (build a radio). After they go to the district 6 museum when they did
a cube puzzle with 2 streets. The crossroad of this 2 streets is a house when teams must go. Teams made also the nelson mandelay bay (67 minutes in a orphanage).
To finish, teams go to the cape of esperance and after at the pitstop, the Rhodes Memorial. It's a NEL, next time, the 9th leg and the semi final in a safari! A task
with wine and others task. The last team will be eliminated.

About the ratings, some Amazing Race Fan are frustrated in France, some teams also. According for some news, the next season will be at 75% with VIP (but we are
not sure that the second season will be). The rating are horrible, D8 think that this show will be one of the greatest of this channel and push them to really good ratings
like 1 000 000 but not at all.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: kevin2012 on December 10, 2012, 08:09:49 PM
They used music from the Dark Knight, The Lion King, How to Train Your Dragon, The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Brokeback Mountain, Casper and Chicken Run in this episode. I hope they acquired the rights.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: freds on December 17, 2012, 04:20:41 PM
The semi final is finish. We have the top 3!

At the start, teams go to L'aquila to a safari.

The first task is a quizz about animals (for example, how many time sleep the lion?). There are 8 questions.
After, teams go to the detour Water game/ Earth Game. For the task "Water game", team used ostrich eggs and make an hole. They empty the eggs and fill him with water. They must fill a recipe to have their next clue. For the task "Earth game", teams must destroy 5 pottery using an object. One of the pottery is black, if a team destroy him, they will have a 10 minute penalty.

The next destination is the U-Turn. A team used that.

The last task of the leg is a roadblock in a winery. A member of the team must roll a wine barrel in 200 meters.

At the end of the leg, a M/M team win and is qualified to the final. A F/F team and a M/F team are also qualified. They discovered the first task of the last leg, a roadblock. A member of the team will be close in a steel cage near a white shark.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: freds on December 25, 2012, 03:57:45 AM
Amazing Race is finish in France and we've got a winner. The first task is the roadblock that i mentioned at the last post. After that, teams fly to Paris and go to the "Mer de Sable" at Ermonville. They found the clue inside sand. The next task is the detour at Chantilly Castle. Teams choose between Chantilly cream or Archery. The 3 teams choose Archery but one of them want to do Chantilly cream and refused to do the task so they switch and lose some precious minutes. The last task of the race was at Abbaye of Chaali when teams must found the distance between each city visited and Paris. The finish line is the Stade de France in St Denis. Anthony & Sonja win the race with a few minutes than the 2nd team, Hadj & Yacim. The 3rd team is Alice & Stéphanie. The winner of this race win 50 000€.

For the ratings, Amazing Race got 220 000 viewers for the final episode. That's normal because it's christmas.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: Leafsfan on April 01, 2013, 08:52:56 PM
Horrible News from Survivor France

'Survivor' France Contestant Gerald Babin Dies, Season Canceled

Tragedy struck "Survivor's" French adaptation "Koh Lanta" Friday, March 22 when 25-year-old contestant Gerald Babin died after suffering a heart attack during "shipwreck" challenge that also included a tug of war in Cambodia.

The show was immediately canceled for the season as Channel TF1 and Adventure Line Productions flew the contestants back from Cambodia to Paris over the weekend. Neither the network nor the production company has yet said whether they plan to continue "Koh Lanta" for future seasons.

According to THR, Babin began to complain about pain in his arms after the contestants jumped out of a boat, swam to shore and engaged in a tug-of-war. He received medical attention from the show's doctor on the scene and was airlifted to a hospital, but suffered a series of cardiac arrests in the helicopter before they could get there.

The network and production company released a joint statement reacting to the sad news. “Adventure Line Productions, TF1 and [host] Denis Broginart are devastated and join in the profound sadness of Gerald’s family.”

Title: Re: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: Leafsfan on April 01, 2013, 08:54:47 PM
French 'Survivor' Doctor Thierry Costa's Suicide Linked To Contestant Gerald Babin's Death

Thierry Costa, the medical doctor who worked on the French version of "Survivor," committed suicide in Cambodia, the TV series' production company confirmed Monday.

In a handwritten letter, Costa described how he was affected by the media coverage following the death of one of the program's contestants.

The hit reality show, "Koh-Lanta," tests players' survival skills by putting them through a series of challenges and rewarding success with prizes and money. Gerald Babin, a 25-year old participant, died on March 22 after suffering a heart attack during the first challenge of the 2013 season.

"These past days, my name has been smeared in the media," the 38-year-old Costa wrote in a suicide note, which he requested be made public. Addressing his 20 years in the profession, the man said he had a feeling that all his efforts were diminished by what he called misleading stories.

After receiving anonymous testimony about certain "failures" regarding Babin's death, several French journalists questioned the contestant's cause of death, along with Costa's role in his passing.

Adventure Line Productions (ALP), which produces the show, on Thursday filed a defamation suit against anyone who sought to exploit Babin's passing. However, a second witness came forward Friday and cast more doubt on the circumstances of Babin's death.

Costa served as the staff doctor on "Koh-Lanta" for four seasons, ALP confirmed in a statement. The production company commended Costa for his high level of professionalism and his humanity toward both the show's participants and production crews.

ALP also addressed the media in its statement, advising that "this tragic event should encourage those who accuse and comment indiscriminately to exercise responsibility."

As the Agence France-Presse notes, though Cambodian authorities declared Babin died of natural causes, French authorities have launched their own investigation into his cause of death.

Babin passed away during the first day of filming for the show's 2013 season. France's Channel TF1 immediately canceled the show following the contestant's death.

Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: georgiapeach on April 01, 2013, 09:31:08 PM
This is being discussed here:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,28631.msg856932.html#msg856932
Title: TAR France 2
Post by: Bwils927 on June 23, 2013, 06:45:56 PM
Last season began filming on June 30th. It should probably start filming around next week if the schedule is the same as last year.
Title: Re: TAR France LIVE Sightings, Spoilers, SHOW DISCUSSION
Post by: luk25 on September 16, 2013, 04:09:17 AM
are there any english subs for tarf?