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Title: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 22, 2012, 11:35:23 AM
Title find thanks to Supra3ro!
 

TV Guide:
Season 21, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Eleven two-member teams race around the world and vie for a $1 million grand prize. If the pair who win the first leg of the race also win the final leg, they will collect $2 million. In the Season 21 opener, the duos race to Shanghai, China. Original Air Date: Sep 30, 2012

Press release:



A NEW TWIST IN THE GAME ALLOWS TEAMS TO DOUBLE THEIR MONEY AND WIN $2 MILLION, AND ONE TEAM’S ACT OF KINDNESS BACKFIRES, ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “THE AMAZING RACE,” SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

 

“The Amazing Race” Recently Captured its Ninth Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.   

CHEAT TWEET: The #AmazingRace premieres w/ most important 1st leg ever as Teams discover $2 million is up 4 grabs. 9/30, 8pmET/PT http://bit.ly/Qg6CDt (http://bit.ly/Qg6CDt)


“Double Your Money” – The pressure hits an all-time high as Teams discover that a new twist will allow one Team to possibly win a $2 million grand prize. Meanwhile, one team’s act of kindness comes back to haunt them, on the season premiere of THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, Sept. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Emmy Award nominee Phil Keoghan is the host.
 
 
 
What we know:
Vid 1:
9 Countries
25,000 Miles
2 Million $$
Cast Reveal:
 
        This season, which marks the 21st race around the world for the series, will introduce a new twist to the game that will raise the stakes for the entire season. If the Team that wins the first leg of the season can outrace the other 10 Teams and win the final leg of the Race, they will double their money and win a $2 million grand prize instead of $1 million.
        Teams will travel through three continents, nine countries and cover more than 25,000 miles, where they’ll be faced with a 10-story rappel in Los Angeles, frying an egg on their heads in Indonesia, working as “rat collectors” in Bangladesh and revisiting one of the Race’s most infamous Roadblocks in the Netherlands in this season’s “Switchback.”


Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 22, 2012, 11:36:59 AM
Be Amazing!
 
http://www.youtube.com/v/7R2PdUeKzaM?version=3&hl

 
Amazing is...
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/v/98aLxGpuF0c?version=3&hl
 
 
Promo: 9/19/12
 
http://www.youtube.com/v/_rXtuvgaU1Y?version=3&hl
 
 
Start Line:
 
http://www.youtube.com/v/8VyPWhOPD9w?version=3&hl
 
 
"Tubing" RB:
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/v/P_4E1TPj5I0?version=3&hl
 

 
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 22, 2012, 11:37:20 AM
Timeline Thanks to the awesome DOM!
 
Timeline for Ep 1 can be found here:
 
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27924.msg805259.html#msg805259 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27924.msg805259.html#msg805259)
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 22, 2012, 11:37:40 AM
saved for summaries, if any...
 
This week...the TimeLine says it ALL!! :yess:
 
Many thanks to ALL our on the ground crews in Pasadena, LAX, and Shanghai for the spoilers!!  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 22, 2012, 11:38:00 AM
saved, just in case! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: Heliox on September 25, 2012, 02:58:43 PM
Anyone seen this new promo? Roadblock called 'tubing?' with Jaymes/James starting it in 5th place.
I assume tubing is the stewed papaya with clams that was spoiled along with the picture of Caitlyn/Brit in timeline spoiler thread.

So exciting to see the vids and pics coming out
Sorry I don't have embed/captioning capabilities.
http://www.cbspres***press.com/cbs-entertainment/video?watch=3nxx2dqy3t
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: walkingpneumonia on September 25, 2012, 04:23:30 PM
For the geographically challenged...

http://www.youtube.com/v/fD2UeqtbfuM
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: theschnauzers on September 25, 2012, 04:35:29 PM
WP, the video is marked private, so we can't see it on YT.
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: walkingpneumonia on September 25, 2012, 04:44:21 PM
Sorry about that - now fixed...

This is interesting...
(http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb365/walkingpneumonia/TAR21PremierePromoSnap1.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: Heliox on September 25, 2012, 05:07:41 PM
So 2 roadbloacks this leg?
I assume the Yuanshen sports center is where the table tennis roadblock must have occured.


Actually, I like the idea of both team members having to do a roadblock in the first leg. Given that for the first time there is a possible $2mil if they win the first leg (and the final one). So the team that wins has to show that both competitors are strong.
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: Alenaveda on September 25, 2012, 05:46:21 PM
So 2 roadbloacks this leg?
I assume the Yuanshen sports center is where the table tennis roadblock must have occured.


Actually, I like the idea of both team members having to do a roadblock in the first leg. Given that for the first time there is a possible $2mil if they win the first leg (and the final one). So the team that wins has to show that both competitors are strong.

Double prize, double effort, seems logical.

So we have Chippandales, Brittany & Caitlin and Amy & Daniel head to head doing the RB...
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: walkingpneumonia on September 26, 2012, 03:25:05 PM
This should probably be in the episode 1 thread - but its locked...
(http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb365/walkingpneumonia/jamesjaymeswatch.jpg)

Looks like "the jims" finish at the restaurant around 1:09.
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: walkingpneumonia on September 26, 2012, 04:03:38 PM
A start line video - I don't think there is anything new here...

http://www.youtube.com/v/3VfWzjgd9WI
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: Alenaveda on September 26, 2012, 05:43:04 PM
A start line video - I don't think there is anything new here...

Only the confirmation that the episode's title quote belongs to Phil.
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 28, 2012, 10:42:52 AM
moving relevant pics, posts, and vids over from the pre-race thread....
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 29, 2012, 01:56:48 PM

I'll add that a very surprising team will miss being eliminated by JUST seconds....



There's a somewhat suspenseful finish to the first leg. Were you surprised at what happened?
Keoghan: I was really surprised. The thing about Amazing Race is that the teams don't realize that one decision about letting something go or trying to be nice at some point can come back and sting you. You have to just focus on racing and race smart and be careful about ever giving up anything. All I can say is, every single one of them says, "Man, we used to yell at the screen and say, 'Why are they doing this?' But when we come on, we realized it's not as easy as it looks.'"

Someone also doesn't read a clue properly. How can teams still do this after 21 seasons?
Keoghan: I know! Honestly, I think people underestimate how much jet lag is playing into bad decisions. People stop thinking when they're under pressure. This is all happening at a million miles per hour - 12 shows in 21 days. It was faster than the last season and the last season was crazy-fast. I think people think because the show airs week to week, there's this big space between legs, like we're all resting and hanging out for seven days, but we literally do not stop. You're going to see some very smart people make some very dumb mistakes.

How dumb? Missing you at the Pit Stop dumb?
Keoghan: [Laughs] Just mistakes they would not ordinarily make if they were not so tired and so out of it. It's part of what makes the Race work. If we did have a week between legs, it would be a completely different show. There are definitely fatal mistakes, not just one, but a number of multiple fatal mistakes. ... You're gonna see, literally, in one episode two teams racing for last place. There's an intersection where they can go left or go right to get to the Pit Stop. They're in a mode of transportation where they're side-by-side yelling at each other. One team goes left, one goes right. One stays and one doesn't. They were within seconds of arriving on the mat.



Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/entertainment/tv/tvguide/article/Amazing-Race-s-Phil-Keoghan-There-s-Healthier-3903167.php#ixzz27t0nemXn (http://www.seattlepi.com/entertainment/tv/tvguide/article/Amazing-Race-s-Phil-Keoghan-There-s-Healthier-3903167.php#ixzz27t0nemXn)
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 29, 2012, 05:23:25 PM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2021/Ep%201/TAR21Ep1Tubingclue.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: ianthebalance on September 29, 2012, 07:24:48 PM

I'll add that a very surprising team will miss being eliminated by JUST seconds....



This seems to happen on premiers of seasons where the season number is a multiple of 7.
Season 7: Ron+Kelly vs Ryan+Chuck
Season 14: Christie+Jodi vs Preston+Jennifer
Season 21: ?
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on September 29, 2012, 08:22:22 PM

I'll add that a very surprising team will miss being eliminated by JUST seconds....



This seems to happen on premiers of seasons where the season number is a multiple of 7.
Season 7: Ron+Kelly vs Ryan+Chuck
Season 14: Christie+Jodi vs Preston+Jennifer
Season 21: ?

What a coincidence! Haha.

The Pit Stop that is located in front of a point where you have to choose left or right is really cool.

All in all, I'm loving that there will be some touch by suspense, it really adds magic to TAR <3
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: Neobie on September 30, 2012, 11:29:01 AM
Preliminary Shanghai maps, basically a rehash of Weihen's map!
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 30, 2012, 11:36:39 AM
 :<3 :<3 :<3 .
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: Neobie on September 30, 2012, 11:54:56 AM
Spoilers in a spoiler forum warning!
I'm only getting the location of abacus girl from that single photo we have (based on the buildings across the river) and it may not be 100% precise, but assuming the error isn't too great the team that turns right/south beats the team that turns left/north.
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: Alenaveda on September 30, 2012, 02:10:42 PM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2021/Ep%201/TAR21Ep1Tubingclue.jpg)

Table tennis, as in the leg 11 of TAR1 (Detour's choice "Volley").

(Just as a reminder of that Detour: "Teams who choose Volley has to play ping-pong in this communiy center. The location is nearby, but teams would have to score five points against a local  champion.")
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 30, 2012, 03:48:54 PM
Ep 1 TIMELINE! Thanks to the awesome DOM!!

Leg 1 (Los Angeles, USA (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png) → Shanghai, China (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg.png))

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/filming.png) Filmed26 - 28 May
(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/tv2.png) Broadcast30 September

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/routeinfo2.png) ROUTE INFOColorado Street Bridge, Pasadena, California (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27199.msg758134.html#msg758134) (http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/w2.png) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Street_Bridge_(Pasadena,_California))
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2021/START%20LINE/2012-05-26_102041.jpg) (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27199.msg758134.html#msg758134)
(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/task2.png) TASKRappel from the bridge (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27200.msg758612.html#msg758612)
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=27200.0;attach=197135;image) (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27200.msg758604.html#msg758604)

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/routeinfo2.png) ROUTE INFOLos Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/plane-1.png) FLIGHTSCI007: LAX > TPE @ 0115 - 0610 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27206.msg758186.html#msg758186), CI501: TPE > PVG @ 0905 - 1050
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BR015: LAX > TPE @ 0135 - 0620 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27206.msg758186.html#msg758186), BR712: TPE > PVG @ 1010 - 1205
(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/mfamyanddaniel.png) (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27200.msg758875.html#msg758875) (http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/mmbrentandjosh.png) (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27200.msg758567.html#msg758567) (http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/mfyoungcouple.png) (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27200.msg760138.html#msg760138) (http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/mmtallandsmall.png) (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27200.msg771105.html#msg771105) (http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/mfoldercouple.png) (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27200.msg758642.html#msg758642)

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/routeinfo2.png) ROUTE INFOLongYang Road, Shanghai (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27206.msg758555.html#msg758555) (http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/w2.png) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longyang_Road_Station)
(http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i424/weihen/aaa_.jpg) (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27206.msg758555.html#msg758555)

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/routeinfo2.png) ROUTE INFOYuanshen Sports Stadium, Shanghai (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27206.msg758560.html#msg758560) (http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/w2.png) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuanshen_Sports_Centre_Stadium)
(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/roadblock-1.jpg) ROADBLOCK(http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb365/walkingpneumonia/TAR21PremierePromoSnap1.jpg) (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27709.msg804484.html#msg804484)

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/routeinfo2.png) ROUTE INFOCuiping Restaurant, Shanghai (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27206.msg758565.html#msg758565)
(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/roadblock-1.jpg) ROADBLOCKEat stewed papaya with snow clams. (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27206.msg758571.html#msg758571)
(http://i46.[banned image hosting site].com/a4shlc.jpg) (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27206.msg758573.html#msg758573)

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/routeinfo2.png) ROUTE INFOShanghai Bund, Shanghai (http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/w2.png) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bund)
(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/task2.png) TASKFind a woman with an abacus. (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27206.msg758592.html#msg758592)
(http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i424/weihen/6930fdd8jw1dtdypj4maaj.jpg) (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27206.msg758606.html#msg758606)

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/pitstop-1.png) PIT STOPShanghai Bund Weather Signal Station, Shanghai (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27206.msg758656.html#msg758656)
(http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i424/weihen/91290030jw1dte1qu8gnyj.jpg) (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27206.msg758656.html#msg758656)

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(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb40/domel9/cross.png) EliminatedUnknown


Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 30, 2012, 03:51:51 PM
First few posts updated....
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 30, 2012, 05:21:51 PM
Please join us here tonight as Cindy and Ernie (TAR 19) host a fun discussion of tonight's episode...later tonight, after the show!!

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27956.0.html
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 30, 2012, 05:49:59 PM
Looking forward to the new season! :)
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: Alenaveda on September 30, 2012, 08:54:13 PM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2021/Ep%201/TAR21Ep1Tubingclue.jpg)

Table tennis, as in the leg 11 of TAR1 (Detour's choice "Volley").

(Just as a reminder of that Detour: "Teams who choose Volley has to play ping-pong in this communiy center. The location is nearby, but teams would have to score five points against a local  champion.")

It was only one point, but  :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: Slowhatch on September 30, 2012, 10:20:18 PM
It was right in front of us: Fallo....  :groan:
On a different note, for the second season in a row Phil felt the need to explain the concept of competition: "The fact is, I will be eliminating most of you."  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: SuperTux on October 03, 2012, 09:44:30 AM
Dislike this season. Feel this season weird.
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: theschnauzers on October 03, 2012, 09:57:38 AM

On a different note, for the second season in a row Phil felt the need to explain the concept of competition: "The fact is, I will be eliminating most of you."  :lol:
No, Phil has used that phrase in the past, most famously in the opening credits of the first season, and he using that phrase rather than mention "elimination points." I think the door is being left open for the no-rest pit stop with the way Phil is now describing how the course is structured.
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: Slowhatch on October 03, 2012, 10:15:36 AM
deleted by request    :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: Neobie on October 04, 2012, 03:45:20 PM
Did anyone find this season opener a little... unpolished? From the deliberately hippie un-epic music from the start, to the ping pong graphics (which I also found unprofessional in the TAR 15 opener) to the un-awe-inspiring tasks? It felt as if production was just following through with the motions without putting too much effort into planning.
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: supah on October 04, 2012, 04:50:54 PM
Could the Pit Stop greeter possibly be Fala Chen?
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: Plaidmoon on October 04, 2012, 07:30:05 PM
Could the Pit Stop greeter possibly be Fala Chen?

From the pictures I found, Fala Chen does look like the pit stop greeter but I can't tell for sure if it's a match or not. Wikipedia says that Fala Chen moved to the US at the age of 14 and graduated from college in Georgia at the age of 23. The pit stop greeter spoke English with an accent (chinese or Hong Kong?). I would tend to think with that much time spent in the US that she would have more of an American accent. I lean towards the pit stop greeter not being Fala Chen, but it wouldn't shock me if it was her.
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: Jobby on October 05, 2012, 03:25:39 AM
No, it's not Chen Fala. Amazing Race can't afford to hire her I think. :lol:

Anyway, idea for TAR producers if you're reading this!! Make the first place team have a choice to choose what they want to win next season... a CHANCE for 2 million dollars, or CASH PRIZE of 20,000 (or more!!) for the team but the 2 million dollars deal won't be applicable.

What do you all think about this? If I know my chances are small and I won the first leg by chance.. i'll take the money... Ego teams like Eric and Jeremy will probably go for 2 million. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: SuperTux on October 05, 2012, 07:00:54 AM
Could the Pit Stop greeter possibly be Fala Chen?

From the pictures I found, Fala Chen does look like the pit stop greeter but I can't tell for sure if it's a match or not. Wikipedia says that Fala Chen moved to the US at the age of 14 and graduated from college in Georgia at the age of 23. The pit stop greeter spoke English with an accent (chinese or Hong Kong?). I would tend to think with that much time spent in the US that she would have more of an American accent. I lean towards the pit stop greeter not being Fala Chen, but it wouldn't shock me if it was her.

I don't know her real name. Her Weibo account is 龙女同学. She is a new actress that few people know by now :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: starrynight on October 05, 2012, 05:43:48 PM
Did anyone find this season opener a little... unpolished? From the deliberately hippie un-epic music from the start, to the ping pong graphics (which I also found unprofessional in the TAR 15 opener) to the un-awe-inspiring tasks? It felt as if production was just following through with the motions without putting too much effort into planning.

Yes, quite a few on the internet have said that.  Not sure if it's because they have got lazy after so many seasons and have taken the audience for granted.

The whole 'double your money' twist seems pointless to me.  Maybe it's because I'm not part of the American culture but I don't really even care what money they win.  I just want good tasks and locations and an exciting race.  It's not like I end up winning 2 million dollars lol.  It isn't like something such as 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' which is based all around the prize money, The Amazing Race is based around the RACE.
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: ianthebalance on October 05, 2012, 07:49:06 PM

Anyway, idea for TAR producers if you're reading this!! Make the first place team have a choice to choose what they want to win next season... a CHANCE for 2 million dollars, or CASH PRIZE of 20,000 (or more!!) for the team but the 2 million dollars deal won't be applicable.


I'm confused. If you took the $20,000 (or more), would that mean you stop racing. Why would you choose that?!! Am I just reading this wrong?
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: Air on October 05, 2012, 08:19:55 PM

Anyway, idea for TAR producers if you're reading this!! Make the first place team have a choice to choose what they want to win next season... a CHANCE for 2 million dollars, or CASH PRIZE of 20,000 (or more!!) for the team but the 2 million dollars deal won't be applicable.


I'm confused. If you took the $20,000 (or more), would that mean you stop racing. Why would you choose that?!! Am I just reading this wrong?

No, you either choose to take $20,000 and if you win only get 1 million, or you get two million if you win but no monetary prize.
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: SuperTux on October 05, 2012, 10:05:31 PM

Anyway, idea for TAR producers if you're reading this!! Make the first place team have a choice to choose what they want to win next season... a CHANCE for 2 million dollars, or CASH PRIZE of 20,000 (or more!!) for the team but the 2 million dollars deal won't be applicable.


I'm confused. If you took the $20,000 (or more), would that mean you stop racing. Why would you choose that?!! Am I just reading this wrong?

No, you either choose to take $20,000 and if you win only get 1 million, or you get two million if you win but no monetary prize.

It looks like what happened on TAR-Australia S2E1 :lol: I may choose the latter.
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: starrynight on October 06, 2012, 05:13:08 AM
'Only get one million'  :D  Surely most people would go on a race around the world for a lot less than that.  It doesn't even last that long anyway.  I also guess many who go on it are fans of the show, want media exposure, like the competitive aspect and the travelling through different countries.  I think the real perspective of this race has been lost.
Title: Re: TAR 21 Ep 1 "Double Your Money"
Post by: Air on October 06, 2012, 08:28:37 AM
'Only get one million'  :D  Surely most people would go on a race around the world for a lot less than that.  It doesn't even last that long anyway.  I also guess many who go on it are fans of the show, want media exposure, like the competitive aspect and the travelling through different countries.  I think the real perspective of this race has been lost.

The real perspective was...