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Title: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Theo on December 05, 2015, 07:33:04 AM
Usually, TAR fans have same consensus on something about TAR, like Gary & Mallory are amazing, TAR 18 is great and amazing, etc.

But, of course sometimes we are allowed to disagree with these opinions.

So I want to know what's your unpopular opinions.

Mine will be:
1. I don't get the hate toward Cowboys. Yes, they're so boring, but they seem okay-ish for me.

2. TAR 19 is a great season compared to TAR 20.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: stekay on December 05, 2015, 07:34:27 AM
1. TAR9 IS GREAT
2. BJ & Tyler were actually a good team
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Theo on December 05, 2015, 07:37:38 AM
1. TAR9 IS GREAT
2. BJ & Tyler were actually a good team

lol yes TAR 9 is great I love it. Franberry <33 the only visit to greece <333

BJ & Tyler is okay too, though I don't root for them :hides
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on December 05, 2015, 07:41:28 AM
Nick & Vicki are one of the most awesome teams ever.

:escape
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Post by: BritishTARFan on December 05, 2015, 07:42:10 AM
That Joey & Meghan were amazing & not annoying
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: stekay on December 05, 2015, 07:43:44 AM
Nick & Vicki are one of the most awesome teams ever.

:escape

I LOVE THEM
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Theo on December 05, 2015, 07:44:05 AM
Nick & Vicki are one of the most awesome teams ever.

:escape

I also love Nick & Vicki actually, so clueless and amazing and bottomgoddess their way till leg 11

That Joey & Meghan were amazing & not annoying

I disagree with this one, though :lol: But, I think Joey & Meghan are annoying is the unpopular opinion?
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Keepcopz on December 05, 2015, 07:55:18 AM
1. I actually like Jonathan & Victoria. I know he sucks so bad and very abusive but their dynamic and relationship along with their interaction during the race was super entertaining to watch. :lol: Sad to see them go home without winning any legs.

2. Ernie & Cindy love. <33 Lots of ppl hate them but I like Cindy's OTT confident to the point that it became lulzy and Ernie's calmness. They're like Blair & Hayley limited version with the male being calm, the female being OTT at almost everything and both are very competent.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 05, 2015, 07:59:22 AM
Unpopular Opinion:

I loved Globes on TAR15 :lol:

By the time they U-Turned Jaime & Cara though.. they were dead to me.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: stekay on December 05, 2015, 08:01:27 AM
Ernie & Cindy the last winners I actively rooted for <3
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Theo on December 05, 2015, 08:09:59 AM
I dislike ernie & cindy first, but after I convert to TAR real fan, I become to love them <33
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: NMC on December 05, 2015, 08:17:21 AM
1. TAR9 IS GREAT
2. BJ & Tyler were actually a good team

THIS x 1,000,000  :lol:
BJ & Tyler are probably one of my favourite teams ever.  :lol:

Other Unpopular Opinions:
- Cowboys are a personal all time favourite of mine, in ALL their Seasons.
- I actually like Dave & Connor.  :hides
- I HATED S6, and Jonathon & Victoria were my favourite team from it.
- I really don't like Adam & Bethany.
- I don't really care for Dustin & Kandice.
- Erwin & Godwin were Gods!
- Duke & Lauren are my All Time Favourite Parent/Child Team.
- I couldn't stand James & Jaymes, and wished they'd been eliminated first.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Theo on December 05, 2015, 08:19:06 AM
lol that's a lot of really unpopular opinions :lol:

though I agree with Dustin & Kandice. I never love them. I prefer Bama on TAR 10, and Charla & Mirna on TAR 11
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 05, 2015, 08:20:42 AM
Unpopular Opinion:

I think The Amazing Race Canada is the worst TAR version ever.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on December 05, 2015, 08:33:48 AM
Unpopular opinion:

I was just ok with Jet & Cord.
I hated Adam & Bethany because of Kym & Alli.
I liked Ally & Ashley and hated Leo & Jamal and Jason & Amy.
I liked Vanessa & Ralph.
I loved Nick & Vicki.
I liked Maria & Tiffany.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: NMC on December 05, 2015, 08:34:57 AM
lol that's a lot of really unpopular opinions :lol:

:lol:  I know, I'm pretty weird when it comes to TAR.  :funny:

Unpopular Opinion:

I think The Amazing Race Canada is the worst TAR version ever.

WOW! That really is an unpopular opinion.  But the S3 finale is the first time I've decided against watching any episode of TAR EVER! I Hated Gino & Jesse, and S3 went from being a potentially amaze-balls Season, to being a catastrophe.  RIP Simi & Opi Gods.  :'(

EDIT: Now I actually think about it, S2 isn't all that great either.  :lol:
I think I've hit a realisation.................. TAR Canada isn't all that great overall.  :o
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Theo on December 05, 2015, 08:40:50 AM
I liked Maria & Tiffany.

Everyone loves Maria & Tiffany <333

for tarcan, I quit watching it after the India leg, and I don't have any motivation to continue watching it. I don't know why, but TAR canada really has bad boot order, especially in season 3
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Keepcopz on December 05, 2015, 08:47:34 AM
Maria & Tiffany is goddess. <333 I'm still pissed that they got robbed at that notorious dutch farm. WORST DETOUR EVER.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 05, 2015, 08:48:49 AM
I adored Vanessa & Ralph <3 <3 <3
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: NMC on December 05, 2015, 08:55:05 AM
I adored Vanessa & Ralph <3 <3 <3

Vanessa & Ralph >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Brenchel any day.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 05, 2015, 08:56:32 AM
I don't know if this is unpopular, or just in the sense of not much, but I would DIE if Matt/Ashley were on the next returnee season <3 <3 <3

I LOVE THEM SO MUCH BEST 26 TEAM AFTER BLAIR/HAYLEY!
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on December 05, 2015, 08:57:43 AM
I don't know if this is unpopular, or just in the sense of not much, but I would DIE if Matt/Ashley were on the next returnee season <3 <3 <3

I LOVE THEM SO MUCH BEST 26 TEAM AFTER BLAIR/HAYLEY!

I'm too!
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 05, 2015, 08:58:28 AM
This thread is like it's for confessing something that sounds sinful in TAR. :funny:

1. The Cowboys were great in TAR16. They were okay in TAR18, yet they still amaze me, but their 3-peat return was a boo for me, but how they ended in their latest season made me like them again.
2. I like Team JJ from TAR22. Yes they made a stupid move that caused their elimination, John even sounded arrogant, but I understand them. Their AS return made them better though. :luvya:
3. I like Misti & Jim since the beginning, and I just didn't like the rules of the Save that made them keep it forever.
4. I'm not a big fan of Brenchel. I didn't like them in TAR20, but they were better in TAR24, but I'm just not 100% on their side for the latter season. :gnome
5. Dave & Connor were okay, even after all the cancer talk, the U-turn whine, etc., until their roadblock count was a mess. :gaah:
6. CaroJen were freeloaders. I didn't like their way of staying and racing far in the race.
7. I prefer having more teams towards the end, which means more NEL's by the beginning.
8. I didn't like Abbie & Ryan for stealing Amy & Daniel's win, but their elimination was sad and they didn't win the 2M anyway.
9. Art & JJ aren't big of a problem to me. The only reason that made me not like them towards the end was them getting mad at Dave & Rachel for not U-turning Brenchel.
10. The Afghanimals lying was strategic, so I was on their side for both of their seasons. They sound mean and obnoxious at first, but I like how they played their game.
11. I wanted the Chips to lose in TAR21 after their lucky blow in Episode 1, but the entertainment they brought was great, and they didn't win anyway.
12. I didn't like Andy & Tommy for their many lucky wins, but like Abbie & Ryan's, their elimination was sad.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Andre on December 05, 2015, 09:06:07 AM
Unpopular Opinion:
-I really don't get the love for Shelley & Nici and Pam & Winnie
-Andy & Tommy is cool!
-I'm having no problem with Art & JJ or Sam & Dan annoying habit
-Somehow I found my way liking Leo & Jamal as S23 progressing towards the end(I hate them so much at the beginning). So tragic that they end up finishing as a 4th place team on back to back season
-Think that Amy & Maya should've been eliminated in Manila because they are uncompetitive. Anyway they are one of my favorite team all time!
-Ernie & Cindy is totally boring...
-Bill & Cathi is overrated
-What the heck did Josh & Brent do to deserve a spot in the Final 3 over Natalie & Nadiya?
-No problem at all with Jet & Cord
-Season 20 is actually amazing!

well that's what I can remember right now
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 05, 2015, 09:07:17 AM
TAR20 <3 <3 <3

So underrated :(
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Post by: Alenaveda on December 05, 2015, 09:08:20 AM
TAR20 <3 <3 <3

So underrated :(
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on December 05, 2015, 09:08:39 AM
TAR20 <3 <3 <3

So underrated :(
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 05, 2015, 09:11:26 AM
TAR20 <3 <3 <3

So underrated :(
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: LFelix on December 05, 2015, 09:12:05 AM
I did not see this before,but I'll start right off with a BANG:

TAR 27 is A LOT better than TAR 26
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: LFelix on December 05, 2015, 09:32:58 AM
TAR20 <3 <3 <3

So underrated :(
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Post by: Keepcopz on December 05, 2015, 09:39:46 AM
TAR20 <3 <3 <3

So underrated :(
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Post by: Kamineko on December 05, 2015, 09:44:29 AM
TAR20 <3 <3 <3

So underrated :(
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: LeonardTheKoala on December 05, 2015, 09:49:48 AM
Here's what I had in mind, feel free to comment  :cheer:

1. I like Kelsey and Joey, sure they were bland and all they wanted was to win a leg, but it wasn't their fault because it was Justin and Diana that made them act that way by winning several legs. Had the green team been eliminated earlier we would have seen a different side of the reporters than what was actually shown.

2. As much as I hate Justin and Diana, would you believe me if I wanted them back for next season, but this time all the legs require at least one self driving part. And put them against some of the strongest teams that ever been on the show including Dave and Rachel, Nick and Starr and Meghan and Cheyne. Justin would surely crack under pressure always being left behind. Let's see how he likes it. It would prove where they stand against some of the best racers TAR has ever had.

3. Kelly and Christy were an awesome all female team that I liked, sad that they didn't get past India  :(

4. Michael and Scott were my favorite male team from TAR 25, too bad the injury and their stupidity took them out

5. I was sad when Tanner and Josh were eliminated, that double roadblock was unfair.

6. Mallory was unlikeable for me in season 24, she went several notches down after their elimination

7.  Tim and Marie's team dynamic amazed me, you never know what Marie could do next!

8. Amy helping out Nicole in Japan made me cringe

9. Nathan and Jennifer and Shana and Jennifer's elimination annoyed me to the point where I almost wanted to skip the finale for the first time.

10. I dislike Ron and Christina

11. I whined like crazy when Abbie and Ryan were eliminated, Josh and Brent winning however saved that season for me.

12. Brent and Caite are in my top 3 TAR 16 teams
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 05, 2015, 09:51:38 AM
I really can't blame you for number six, it was heartbreaking to see Mallory be angry and negative after being the happiest person on earth for two seasons :( Proves even more how crap TAR24 was.

And OMG @ 12 Brent/Caite <3 <3 <3
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 05, 2015, 10:34:28 AM

1. I like Kelsey and Joey, sure they were bland and all they wanted was to win a leg, but it wasn't their fault because it was Justin and Diana that made them act that way by winning several legs. Had the green team been eliminated earlier we would have seen a different side of the reporters than what was actually shown.

2. As much as I hate Justin and Diana, would you believe me if I wanted them back for next season, but this time all the legs require at least one self driving part. And put them against some of the strongest teams that ever been on the show including Dave and Rachel, Nick and Starr and Meghan and Cheyne. Justin would surely crack under pressure always being left behind. Let's see how he likes it. It would prove where they stand against some of the best racers TAR has ever had.

I agree with number 1.  :hoot:
For number 2, your reason makes that opinion sound agreeable to me. :grins:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Jobby on December 05, 2015, 10:45:48 AM
I dislike Charla and Mirna and Dustin and Kandace, rooted for Eric and Danielle to win and felt miserable thereafter cause all three teams sucked.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Alenaveda on December 05, 2015, 11:07:03 AM
1. I like Kelsey and Joey, sure they were bland and all they wanted was to win a leg, but it wasn't their fault because it was Justin and Diana that made them act that way by winning several legs. Had the green team been eliminated earlier we would have seen a different side of the reporters than what was actually shown.

This is the big issue when you have dominant teams in a season: remaining teams look bland and, at some point, as a bunch of "incompetent" racers. But is only because they're overshadowed by them. Best example is Brendon & Rachel, who were reduced to be "secondary characters" in TAR20 but showed their real potential in TAR24.

Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: naejae91 on December 05, 2015, 11:27:27 AM
1) I like Lyn & Karlyn and I love their feud between Dustin & Kandice and ushered another Dustin & Kandice feud with Charla & Mirna. <3 :shrug:


2) I like TAR22, and I think Bates & Anthony was a likable winner team with some UTR fun moments. :shrug:


3) TAR8 was seems fine with the inclusion of Weavers and Paolos despite the route and task was so awful.


4) I found TAR7 and TAR14 was overrated in retrospect after going a rewatch.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 05, 2015, 11:42:08 AM
Now that somebody mentioned it, I just remembered. :ascared

I actually like TAR8. It has classic TAR elements with better editing when compared to today's editings. :lol: Anyway, I like TAR8 because I got to see a few kids race (at least there were some), some tourist attractions in the US that I didn't know of before TAR8 (and since I live outside USA, it was great seeing them), and because it introduced teams of 4. I wouldn't want another family edition to happen again though, because I think all that I've mentioned will only work once. ???

The disappointing parts were the linearity of most legs and several early eliminations, but it was a likable season to me overall. :)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: kiki on December 05, 2015, 12:13:23 PM
I dislike Charla and Mirna and Dustin and Kandace, rooted for Eric and Danielle to win and felt miserable thereafter cause all three teams sucked.

I never liked Charla and Mirna, not the BQ. They were so overated for me. But in TAR 11 I wanted ChaChaCha to win!
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Post by: naejae91 on December 05, 2015, 12:41:03 PM
Now that somebody mentioned it, I just remembered. :ascared

I actually like TAR8. It has classic TAR elements with better editing when compared to today's editings. :lol: Anyway, I like TAR8 because I got to see a few kids race (at least there were some), some tourist attractions in the US that I didn't know of before TAR8 (and since I live outside USA, it was great seeing them), and because it introduced teams of 4. I wouldn't want another family edition to happen again though, because I think all that I've mentioned will only work once. ???

The disappointing parts were the linearity of most legs and several early eliminations, but it was a likable season to me overall. :)


Yeah I think TAR8 was generally more well received for overseas fans rather than US fans itself.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: SamualDude on December 05, 2015, 03:02:48 PM
I actually really enjoyed TAR7 and TAR9.

I also felt that TAR7 had the most memorable finale leg.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: G.B. on December 05, 2015, 03:50:53 PM
1. I cannot stand Gary & Mallory in any of their appearances.
2. I like Dave & Connor and do not understand the hate directed towards them at all.
3. I prefer TAR24 over TAR26. TAR26 was the worst I have seen out of all of them.
4. I hated Hayley & Blair.
5. I did not enjoy Caroline & Jennifer in TAR22, and was in complete disbelief at their TAR24 appearance, where I hated them for getting so far and beating out others.
6. I'm not pleased with Amy & Maya's victory conditions...
7. Mirna is one of my least favourite people in the world.
8. TAR8 was fantastic.

I dunno, sometimes I'm surprised at what is considered POPULAR opinions, so I might just come back to the thread later.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on December 05, 2015, 05:24:07 PM
My choice for rooting in several seasons is really weird for everyone  :cheer:

Season 16 : I like Carol & Brandy :funny:
Season 17 : I like Nick & Vicki
Season 18 : The constantly-fighting goths  :funny:
Season 20 : Vanaessa & Ralph   :<3
Season 22 : Caroline & Jennifer  :<3 :<3 :<3 :<3
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Theo on December 05, 2015, 06:17:16 PM
Kelly and Christy are amazing <333333

And Brent and Caite are actually my #2 favorite team after Steve and Allie
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 05, 2015, 06:18:45 PM
1. I cannot stand Gary & Mallory in any of their appearances.
6. I'm not pleased with Amy & Maya's victory conditions...
omg why
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Post by: elthemagnifico on December 05, 2015, 07:05:26 PM
I love the winner of TAR 26

Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 05, 2015, 07:38:32 PM
8. TAR8 was fantastic.

Agreed, especially compared to what we've seen, TAR8 is actually a top tier season <3

I loved the entire cast especially the Weavers <3
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Masteracer on December 06, 2015, 04:10:34 AM
1) Seasons 15 and 19 are two of my favorites. Both seasons contained highly competitive teams.

2) I think seasons 7, 18, 25 and 26 are overrated.

3) Sam and Dan, Natalie and Nadiya, Nathan and Jemnifer, Carol and Brandy, Tara and Wil, Terence and Sarah, and Gary and Dave are some of my favorite teams.

4) Majorly disliked Jet and Cord (3 peat + homophobic), Emily of Nancy and Emily (xenophobic #India), Frank and Margarita (borderline abusive)

5) Not so great racers that were overrated in some way: Chip and Kim, Jaime and Cara, Flight Time and Big Easy, Kynt and Vyksin, Mark and Bopper, Joey and Meghan, Tiffany and Krista, Shelly and Nici, Matt and Ashley

6) For this season: Tanner and Josh get wayyy too much love. They lost their competitive drive halfway through the race. Their performance did not impress me. Even though Justin and Diana have 7 first place finishes, I am skeptical of how great they actually are, because of the lack of competition this season had and also the nature of the leg designs. I would like to see them compete in an all star season.

7) I wouldn't mind seeing som previous winners in an All-Star season. Hello, i's called All-Star a.k.a the best of he best should compete. I.e. Rob and Brennan, Nick and Star, Tammy and Victor, Nat and Kat.

8) I cannot wait for season 28 and think it will be a surprisingly competitive season.
 
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Theo on December 06, 2015, 04:53:21 AM
Tara & Wil are amazing. i remember I fought with my friend when we try to predict the winner of TAR 2. I picked Tara & Wil, he picked Chris & Alex. but whatever, Tara & Wil are amazing <3
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Keepcopz on December 06, 2015, 05:05:18 AM
I agree that 25 is a bit overrated. I mean it's fun and very satisfying with great cast. But I wouldn't say it the best season Post-AS. (I still think 26 is a bit better than 25. But 26 > 25 >>>>>>>> 27)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 06, 2015, 05:23:02 AM
TAR25 is the TAR12 when it comes to overrated seasons :lol:

I really enjoyed both, but I really don't see them as "OMG OMG BEST EVER" like many people do.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Jobby on December 06, 2015, 05:54:59 AM
still better af than tar 27 :funny:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: TARUSAFan on December 06, 2015, 06:40:04 AM
I just hated Shelley & Nici from Season 25. The mom, Shelley is an absolute joy, her humour is great and definitely a cool mom. Nici however, is just downright rude and disrespectful to her mom Shelley which is obvious and even displaying her pathetic tantrum in Denmark infront of Phil, the Danish greeter and the dogs plus on worldwide TV. The secret scenes also showed her being rude. Among them is in U.K. where she said to Kym to go away after Kym is looking at the computer Nici is using to look at information on getting to Denmark with Kym saying "Nici is nasty" to Alli in the car.  I would have preferred Dennis & Isabelle beat them in London. They were a whole lot better. They took it personally with Keith & Whitney "bumping in line" even bad mouthing them and U-Turning them, reminds me somehow of the Dave & Connor moment/s from Season 24 whining about Brendon & Rachel.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on December 06, 2015, 07:04:29 AM
I just hated Shelley & Nici from Season 25. The mom, Shelley is an absolute joy, her humour is great and definitely a cool mom. Nici however, is just downright rude and disrespectful to her mom Shelley which is obvious and even displaying her pathetic tantrum in Denmark infront of Phil, the Danish greeter and the dogs plus on worldwide TV. The secret scenes also showed her being rude. Among them is in U.K. where she said to Kym to go away after Kym is looking at the computer Nici is using to look at information on getting to Denmark with Kym saying "Nici is nasty" to Alli in the car.  I would have preferred Dennis & Isabelle beat them in London. They were a whole lot better. They took it personally with Keith & Whitney "bumping in line" even bad mouthing them and U-Turning them, reminds me somehow of the Dave & Connor moment/s from Season 24 whining about Brendon & Rachel.

So Shelley & Nici is real life but poorer version of Regina's mother and Regina George from Mean Girls?
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: TARUSAFan on December 06, 2015, 07:15:58 AM
   Brent & Caite beating Carol & Brandy.

   Nick & Vicki, not the smartest and not the strongest but sure they gave a lot of entertainment. Them making Top 4 amazes me. They told their taxi driver in Ghana “Do you know where the Arctic circle is?”

   I like Vanessa & Ralph more than Brendon & Rachel in Season 20

   Josh & Brent should never have won

     I like Abbie & Ryan

   Bates & Anthony were likable winners but boring though

   Tim & Marie, particularly Marie is somehow annoying how she manipulates other teams but she is a good strategizer.

   Brendon & Rachel were likable in Season 24 compared in their original season of Season 20. The same goes for Leo & Jamal of Season 23, they were likable in Season 24.

     The composite team of Mark & Mallory is terrible. It brought out the worst in the both of them. The original teams (Bopper & Mark and Gary & Mallory) were absolutely likable and awesome.

   I dislike 2 people in Season 25 namely Jim & Nici.

   Lisa & Michelle had actually potential in my opinion. They had “Brooke & Claire” vibes. However, the footrace and the “revenge”of Michael & Scott took them out.

   Dennis & Isabelle were only the few “Dating” teams I liked and rooted for, too bad the punting task and meltdowns ruined them.

   I don’t get the hate on Hayler & Blair, they were the “rightful winners” of Season 26

   Tanner and Josh’s elimination was absolute unfair. What kind of Speedbump is that, a Double Roadblock. It definitely sealed their fate.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Andre on December 06, 2015, 07:36:24 AM
Nobody hate Hayley & Blair. They are hilarious!
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: TARUSAFan on December 06, 2015, 07:39:02 AM
Nobody hate Hayley & Blair. They are hilarious!

The casuals hated them for the reason that Hayley always shouts at Blair. But here on RFF we love them. Hayley is a queen.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Theo on December 06, 2015, 08:26:13 AM
Nobody hate Hayley & Blair. They are hilarious!

The casuals hated them for the reason that Hayley always shouts at Blair. But here on RFF we love them. Hayley is a queen.

Queen Hayley and King Blair <3
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Hysha on December 06, 2015, 08:26:46 AM
TAR20 <3 <3 <3

So underrated :(

Plus:

- I like Jessica & John from TAR22. I know the Express Pass move was the most stupid thing ever, but still love them. On TAR24 were so much better.
- I don't know why people love Shelli & Nici either. They were nice, but that's all. Not a team to love.
- I hate Josh & Brent win. They didn't deserved. Twins should have been in their spot in the final.
- I like TAR8. Maybe it's because i'm not american and it's still a new country for me. I like the cast, except the difference of ages. I would have loved all teams of parents and sons with similar ages.
- I wasn't rooting teams that had a 3rd chance on TAR24. 3 chances are too much, while there are a lot of better teams that only played once.
- The same with Uchenna & Joyce. Let other teams grab the million. They already had theirs! xD
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 06, 2015, 09:18:03 AM
I didn't like Keith & Whitney but I didn't hate them during TAR25. They're just not my type. I hated Lisa & Michelle and their move on the Firefighters though, but I was really glad they were the 1st boots.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 06, 2015, 10:08:13 AM
   Brendon & Rachel were likable in Season 24 compared in their original season of Season 20. The same goes for Leo & Jamal of Season 23, they were likable in Season 24.

     The composite team of Mark & Mallory is terrible. It brought out the worst in the both of them. The original teams (Bopper & Mark and Gary & Mallory) were absolutely likable and awesome.

   Tanner and Josh’s elimination was absolute unfair. What kind of Speedbump is that, a Double Roadblock. It definitely sealed their fate.

P sure these are popular opinions
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Hysha on December 06, 2015, 11:01:07 AM
Oh, I forget one!

- I like Lisa & Michelle from S25. They were fierce and fighters. I prefer them rather than two blondes going after any M/M team to help them on any challenge.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Vitoko on December 06, 2015, 12:34:57 PM
I really like Dave&Connor. I know Dave conplained and talked alot about his age and kept reminding us of his achilles. But they were good racers and supportive to eachother.

Their overall story of beating cancer, being eliminated because of Dave's achilles to then comeback and be one of the best teams on S24 to win it all as the first Father/Child team in the  US version for me was great.

I get the complains but I really like them and was rooting for them from the beginning.

 :peek
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: LFelix on December 06, 2015, 01:44:18 PM
I really dislike Caroline & Jennifer in BOTH appeareances. They were HORRIBLE racers in all aspects and everytime needed someone to help/carry them to the position they actually finished. You can argue all you want,but they are the team that raced more legs in TAR history (23) without winning A SINGLE ONE.

Another team that most people tend to like and I don't know why are Amy & Maya. They only won the race because the last leg was horribly designed,they were not good competitors and,to complement that,they were not funny/interesting characters to the race at all.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 06, 2015, 09:39:59 PM
I really dislike Caroline & Jennifer in BOTH appeareances. They were HORRIBLE racers in all aspects and everytime needed someone to help/carry them to the position they actually finished. You can argue all you want,but they are the team that raced more legs in TAR history (23) without winning A SINGLE ONE.

I agree with you, but I never noticed that record. :o
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: paradoxinee on December 06, 2015, 09:57:13 PM
All of my opinions may be unpopular here in RFF lol Just give some
- I love Dave & Connor, Tyler and Laura and both teams are hated by a lot of people here in RFF. The same may go to Abbie & Ryan, Vanessa & Ralph case.
- I don't like Brenchel in season 20. They are much better in season 24. But please, no more appearance in any reality game.
- I don't like Nadiya and Natalie both season. But I like Natalie on Survivor.
- Amy and Maya are overrated. I prefer the Cyclists or Wrestlers over them. They are nice, positive and have a good underdog story but other teams are much better than them.
- I do feel the hate for Justin are too much and over the place.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 06, 2015, 10:08:52 PM
- I find Phil's hosting style annoying sometimes.

Example: in the latest episode, TAR 27 Episode 11...

Tiffany & Krista arrive to the Pit Stop in last.
Phil: Justin & Diana had a penalty and we were counting down the minutes for you.

OK?? Way to make them feel even worse...

Another example: in Episode 9 of the same season...

Tanner & Josh arrive to the Pit Stop in last.
Phil: Your only chance was if someone else U-Turned Justin & Diana.

IDK, some of the things he says just feels like they shouldn't be said.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on December 07, 2015, 08:56:50 AM
I absolutely HATE it whenever Phil does those "live standups" :res: So cheeeesy..

I found Bill & Cathi annoying.
Charla & Mirna were pretty weird as well :gnome
Shelley & Nici were an average team and I was influenced by RFFers, too :lol:
And yeah, I found TAR25 overrated as well. And I would get it if it had aired INSTANTLY after the season-which-shall-not-be-named, but some time had passed, so :didimiss:
I liked Maria & Tiffany.
My favourite F/F team EVER. :luvya:

   Brendon & Rachel were likable in Season 24 compared in their original season of Season 20. The same goes for Leo & Jamal of Season 23, they were likable in Season 24.

     The composite team of Mark & Mallory is terrible. It brought out the worst in the both of them. The original teams (Bopper & Mark and Gary & Mallory) were absolutely likable and awesome.

   Tanner and Josh’s elimination was absolute unfair. What kind of Speedbump is that, a Double Roadblock. It definitely sealed their fate.

P sure these are popular opinions
Yeah, some things that are being said on this thread - even the casuals on FB could figure them out :funny:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: WinTar on December 07, 2015, 09:26:44 AM
I adored Vanessa & Ralph <3 <3 <3

<3

I was against Brendon & Rachel in TAR20 oopsies
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 07, 2015, 09:37:16 AM
There's this "RFF influence" about the super mega ultra hate on 2 teams, specifically Dave & Connor and Justin & Diana. Unfortunately, or fortunately, no matter how I force myself into the influence, I don't seem to hate them that big. :nut: :peek :hides

Dave & Connor were really good in TAR22, despite all the cancer talk. Their race ended badly and unluckily, so I think they deserved a 2nd chance, which came. During TAR24, they were still okay for me. They may have had the editors' hearts by having them receive the protagonist edit while Brenchel getting the antagonist edit. I was still fine with both teams despite that. The only thing that made me dislike Dave & Connor in the end was when I noticed their roadblock count. It was a horrible 5-8 imbalance. :groan: Part of it was TAR's fault about the ruling, but what the heck! :res:

I'm actually fine with Justin & Diana, no matter how I force myself to "hate" them. :stare During Leg 1, they were pathetic with that stupid mistake. They won Leg 2, so yay! First win! The edit during the earlier legs actually made me think of Tanner & Josh as the villain instead, so I thought: Too bad, Justin & Diana didn't win Leg 3. They may have won Legs 4 and 6 after that, but there were no prizes, so they were still pathetic. Leg 7 they finally won a prize again, so yay! Leg 8 itself was on their side, and Leg 9 didn't like Kelsey & Joey, so lucky them, and Leg 10 was linear, so I ended up rooting for Kelsey & Joey especially on how Justin & Diana won Legs 8, 9, and 10. Leg 11 came, and they finally didn't win. :yess: However, I thought an end like Andy & Tommy's was coming for them, too bad it didn't. I tried to hate Justin & Diana after all the commentaries in Episode 11, :funny:  but I can only come up to a dislike. (I'm rooting for Kelsey & Joey due to their awfully many 2nd places. :hoot: )
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 07, 2015, 09:39:45 AM
In what way were Brendon & Rachel the TAR24 antagonists? :lol:

Casuals were SIDING with them during that atrocious season, they only really started being against her from Spain onwards when she started to melt down again lol

I really don't see how Dave got a positive edit considering he was absolutely 100% OTTN on the leg he got U-Turned and the subsequent legs. Editors mellowed them down on 11 and then they won those two final legs along with the hearts of the casuals back :res:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 07, 2015, 10:21:58 AM
Dave & Connor had a winner's edit. ??? Brenchel weren't antagonistic (and IIRC it was a strategic U-turn rather than a personal one), but they happen to have the edit where they became targets.

That season was really a mess. :lol: From casting, to route, to tasks and leg designs, even in drama, it was overall horrible.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Zack. on December 07, 2015, 11:09:35 AM
I suspect things like Brenchel unsuccessfully trying to steal the taxi during the finale were production's last-minute attempts to paint them as unlikable (tbh it would've been easier if Dave weren't making petty comments about Rachel every five minutes so...)

Also...I...dont' really like TAR7 at all

 :peek
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Andre on December 07, 2015, 01:33:35 PM
I always love Brendon & Rachel in both seasons. I remember I was rooting for them to win the Las Vegas finale. Too bad they had an acute taxi problem and once again finished 3rd. On TAR20, they are pretty good actually, could possibly win some legs if Dave & Rachel weren't there.

As for Dave & Connor, I don't have any problem with Connor, I thought that he is a strong racer and he was the X factor that bring this team to win 2 legs on TAR22 and eventually win the "all stars". Dave is the major problem for me. He couldn't do a damn thing. The 8-5 roadblock was ridiculous and he is supremely boring. All the talk he made during the race was:

-Cancer(okay, this is tolerable)
-Injury(come on... don't bring this subject again)
-Brendon & Rachel U-Turning them as signs of disrespect to him
-Accidental alliance to kicked out Brendon & Rachel's ass from the race
-He is old
-Forced Connor to do every roadblock, even the easy one
-WHINE!  :gaah:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: naejae91 on December 07, 2015, 06:56:15 PM
I suspect things like Brenchel unsuccessfully trying to steal the taxi during the finale were production's last-minute attempts to paint them as unlikable (tbh it would've been easier if Dave weren't making petty comments about Rachel every five minutes so...)

Also...I...dont' really like TAR7 at all

 :peek


Idk I found TAR7 and to the less extent TAR14 was pretty overrated. It just a very average (skewed to meh) season after going a rewatch.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Kamineko on December 08, 2015, 12:41:11 AM
I don't really like Mark & Bopper. :P
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 08, 2015, 01:45:58 AM
In regards to TAR20 love I also want to say that Joey Fitness and Danny were amazing and I really don't see much love for them :(

I really liked them, definitely one of the best M/Ms of the post-UB pre-25 era and I was really hoping they got the Fast Forward instead of Davechel =/
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: paradoxinee on December 08, 2015, 01:49:30 AM
In regards to TAR20 love I also want to say that Joey Fitness and Danny were amazing and I really don't see much love for them :(

I really liked them, definitely one of the best M/Ms of the post-UB pre-25 era and I was really hoping they got the Fast Forward instead of Davechel =/

I like them, too and if not because of that FF, they would go very far. But Davechel were too strong and beat them out :(
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on December 08, 2015, 02:46:38 AM
In regards to TAR20 love I also want to say that Joey Fitness and Danny were amazing and I really don't see much love for them :(

I really liked them, definitely one of the best M/Ms of the post-UB pre-25 era and I was really hoping they got the Fast Forward instead of Davechel =/

I like them, too and if not because of that FF, they would go very far. But Davechel were too strong and beat them out :(

I'm too.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Maanca on December 08, 2015, 03:01:00 AM
Not sure I'm alone in this, but TAR19 had a very forgettable final 3. I don't remember anything about Jeremy & Sandy or Amani & Marcus, and little about the winners besides Ernie (and Zac) hilariously complaining about the period costume they had to wear in Copenhagen.

One thing I will say about this season, however, Andy & Tommy deserved a place on All-Stars.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on December 08, 2015, 03:18:25 AM
Not sure I'm alone in this, but TAR19 had a very forgettable final 3. I don't remember anything about Jeremy & Sandy or Amani & Marcus, and little about the winners besides Ernie (and Zac) hilariously complaining about the period costume they had to wear in Copenhagen.

One thing I will say about this season, however, Andy & Tommy deserved a place on All-Stars.

I'm too. Only Liz & Marie, Bill & Cathi and Andy & Tommy really stands out for me.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 08, 2015, 04:08:06 AM
I'm okay with Detours with U-turns as the last tasks before the pit stop.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: stekay on December 08, 2015, 05:07:30 AM
Amani & Marcus are boring and overrated
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on December 08, 2015, 06:38:41 AM
I don't like Mark & Bopper
I don't like Adam & Bethany

I like Misti & Jim  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 08, 2015, 06:46:12 AM
I like TAR26's Japan legs. The 90-minute premiere wasn't a waste in my opinion since I got to see more of all the teams. The 1st leg was underdeveloped, but not underwhelming. The 2nd leg was actually good since both detours are great and equally difficult, then the roadblock may be a bit boring, but it was not easy to do too!
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Bookworm on December 08, 2015, 07:20:16 AM
I liked the Afghanimals both times they raced.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Theo on December 08, 2015, 08:31:20 AM
Tim & Danny are amazing <3
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 08, 2015, 08:38:38 AM
Tim & Danny are amazing <3
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: WinTar on December 08, 2015, 09:07:08 AM
tar26 > tar25

tar25 isnt all that amazing on a rewatch. but still an overall good-great season.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 08, 2015, 10:19:13 AM
Despite Max & Katie trying to be villainous, I still like them. :cheer: They don't seem so villainous in the end even though they mentioned their "unfriendly" strategy in Leg 1.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on December 08, 2015, 10:29:40 AM
I like TAR26's Japan legs. The 90-minute premiere wasn't a waste in my opinion since I got to see more of all the teams. The 1st leg was underdeveloped, but not underwhelming. The 2nd leg was actually good since both detours are great and equally difficult, then the roadblock may be a bit boring, but it was not easy to do too!
Have we seen different legs :stare
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 08, 2015, 11:59:11 AM
I like TAR26's Japan legs. The 90-minute premiere wasn't a waste in my opinion since I got to see more of all the teams. The 1st leg was underdeveloped, but not underwhelming. The 2nd leg was actually good since both detours are great and equally difficult, then the roadblock may be a bit boring, but it was not easy to do too!
Have we seen different legs :stare

I'm not sure what you mean. ??? :lol:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 08, 2015, 05:25:48 PM
Despite Max & Katie trying to be villainous, I still like them. :cheer: They don't seem so villainous in the end even though they mentioned their "unfriendly" strategy in Leg 1.

I think they were pretty much loved here? Only the casuals and butthurt Joey/Meghan fans hate them :lol:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: SamualDude on December 08, 2015, 08:16:09 PM
I think Season 27 is better than 24. Don't hurt me!
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: naejae91 on December 08, 2015, 08:23:36 PM
I think Season 27 is better than 24. Don't hurt me!


Yep. That season shall not be named was obviously worst than any TAR season by miles.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Wadsy591 on December 08, 2015, 08:53:48 PM
Season 27 is in the bottom five for me, hate to say it but it is extremely sloppy. Even TAR26 with the blind couples was more exciting and imaginative than this bore.

My bottom five seasons in order of release:

8, 13, 16, 24 and 27

Dishonourable Mention: 10 and 11

My top five seasons in order of release:

3, 5, 6, 18, 22

Honourable Mention:  7 and 12
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 08, 2015, 09:51:46 PM
Despite Max & Katie trying to be villainous, I still like them. :cheer: They don't seem so villainous in the end even though they mentioned their "unfriendly" strategy in Leg 1.

I think they were pretty much loved here? Only the casuals and butthurt Joey/Meghan fans hate them :lol:

True. ^
The casuals hating them made them decline all-stars IIRC. ??? :(

I think Season 27 is better than 24. Don't hurt me!


Yep. That season shall not be named was obviously worst than any TAR season by miles.
27 > 24 any day. I don't think Justin & Diana were that bad in TAR27. :lol: :peek :hides The other season had a much more horrible cast.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: scruffs on December 09, 2015, 12:06:54 AM
1. TAR9 IS GREAT
2. BJ & Tyler were actually a good team

THIS x 1,000,000  :lol:
BJ & Tyler are probably one of my favourite teams ever.  :lol:

- Duke & Lauren are my All Time Favourite Parent/Child Team.


Finally someone who loves for BJ and Tyler, like me!

And Duke and Lauren should have another chance too.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: paradoxinee on December 09, 2015, 12:23:57 AM
Charla and Mirna are TV gold. I like them as viewers but tbh, their personality would annoy me if I was in the race with them.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on December 09, 2015, 01:12:51 AM
KAMI & KARLI <333333333333333333
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: naejae91 on December 09, 2015, 07:18:35 AM
I think the TAR5 F/F teams (Charla & Mirna/Linda & Karen/Kami & Karli) we get was the best batch of F/F team so far. (With honorable mention to 11/17/25 batch of F/F teams)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Alenaveda on December 09, 2015, 07:26:10 AM
I know I'm probably one of the few who likes it, but I love a Detour followed by a U-Turn at the end of the leg. :hides
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Keepcopz on December 09, 2015, 10:47:50 AM
Amani & Marcus are boring and overrated

X

And they robbed Bill & Catie 1st place in Thailand too. :res:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 09, 2015, 01:49:44 PM
I know I'm probably one of the few who likes it, but I love a Detour followed by a U-Turn at the end of the leg. :hides

I agree! I just hate it if the U-Turn is wrongly placed because of the leg design prior to it being linear. (TAR27 India 2 is a great example and so was TAR23's second UAE leg).

In cases like ALL of TAR22's U-Turns, they were really good due to the leg design and gave us fun competition!
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on December 09, 2015, 02:45:18 PM
I think Season 27 is better than 24. Don't hurt me!
Well, obviously :groan:

I like TAR26's Japan legs. The 90-minute premiere wasn't a waste in my opinion since I got to see more of all the teams. The 1st leg was underdeveloped, but not underwhelming. The 2nd leg was actually good since both detours are great and equally difficult, then the roadblock may be a bit boring, but it was not easy to do too!
Have we seen different legs :stare

I'm not sure what you mean. ??? :lol:
The entire leg was fricking linear. The noodle detour was an absolute joke of a task and is the worst task (involved in a detour/RB) EVER in my opinion. As for the roadblock, it was very (not a bit) boring, created absolutely zero drama whatsoever and was easy as well (that's why it was linear).
Only the chair detour was tolerable and challenging, though we saw rather little of it.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Norwegian Boy on December 09, 2015, 04:55:30 PM
Don't know how unpopular this opinion is, but I do not like having four teams in the finales! I watched the RHAP recap of the last episode and it seemed as though they like it, so I don't know?

Should I be :hides or do people  :hoot: agree?
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: paradoxinee on December 09, 2015, 05:08:58 PM
Don't know how unpopular this opinion is, but I do not like having four teams in the finales! I watched the RHAP recap of the last episode and it seemed as though they like it, so I don't know?

Should I be :hides or do people  :hoot: agree?

I think people like it if it saves one favorite team. In generally, no one really like it.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Pi/ on December 09, 2015, 06:34:58 PM
I know I'm probably one of the few who likes it, but I love a Detour followed by a U-Turn at the end of the leg. :hides
IMO, the effectiveness of a U-Turn depends on the leg structure, tasks, and linear-ness more so than the placement.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 09, 2015, 08:14:47 PM
Don't know how unpopular this opinion is, but I do not like having four teams in the finales! I watched the RHAP recap of the last episode and it seemed as though they like it, so I don't know?

Should I be :hides or do people  :hoot: agree?

I think people like it if it saves one favorite team. In generally, no one really like it.

I think my opinion would be unpopular if I say I like that twist coming once in a while. After all, NEL's are pre-determined.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 09, 2015, 08:16:54 PM
I like TAR26's Japan legs. The 90-minute premiere wasn't a waste in my opinion since I got to see more of all the teams. The 1st leg was underdeveloped, but not underwhelming. The 2nd leg was actually good since both detours are great and equally difficult, then the roadblock may be a bit boring, but it was not easy to do too!
Have we seen different legs :stare

I'm not sure what you mean. ??? :lol:
The entire leg was fricking linear. The noodle detour was an absolute joke of a task and is the worst task (involved in a detour/RB) EVER in my opinion. As for the roadblock, it was very (not a bit) boring, created absolutely zero drama whatsoever and was easy as well (that's why it was linear).
Only the chair detour was tolerable and challenging, though we saw rather little of it.

Then my opinion seems to be unpopular. :lol: I saw a few shuffling of placements that leg, so I don't think it was bad. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: elthemagnifico on December 10, 2015, 04:18:16 AM
Actually i really enjoy TAR 27 and this list one of my favorite season ever on TAR... The casts are great (except K/J, they are pretty bland for me, and i dislike Justin but somehow i enjoy how Justin raced  :funny: ) despite the editing and some linear leg... Some legs were exceptional...
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: stekay on December 10, 2015, 06:39:14 AM
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Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Bookworm on December 10, 2015, 07:15:02 AM
Actually i really enjoy TAR 27 and this list one of my favorite season ever on TAR... The casts are great (except K/J, they are pretty bland for me, and i dislike Justin but somehow i enjoy how Justin raced  :funny: ) despite the editing and some linear leg... Some legs were exceptional...
Out of curiosity, which ones?
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: elthemagnifico on December 10, 2015, 08:25:04 AM
Actually i really enjoy TAR 27 and this list one of my favorite season ever on TAR... The casts are great (except K/J, they are pretty bland for me, and i dislike Justin but somehow i enjoy how Justin raced  :funny: ) despite the editing and some linear leg... Some legs were exceptional...
Out of curiosity, which ones?

I know it willl be very unpopular opinion :lol:

Leg 3,5,6,9,11 are great
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Fruitegable on December 10, 2015, 04:15:08 PM
Actually i really enjoy TAR 27 and this list one of my favorite season ever on TAR... The casts are great (except K/J, they are pretty bland for me, and i dislike Justin but somehow i enjoy how Justin raced  :funny: ) despite the editing and some linear leg... Some legs were exceptional...
Out of curiosity, which ones?

I know it willl be very unpopular opinion :lol:

Leg 3,5,6,9,11 are great

There were some exceptional legs in the first half of this season, both in part to the editing and leg design. Like, 80% of the back to back double legs were awesome.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Keepcopz on December 11, 2015, 03:20:48 AM
Don't know how unpopular this opinion is, but I do not like having four teams in the finales! I watched the RHAP recap of the last episode and it seemed as though they like it, so I don't know?

Should I be :hides or do people  :hoot: agree?

I think people like it if it saves one favorite team. In generally, no one really like it.

I think my opinion would be unpopular if I say I like that twist coming once in a while. After all, NEL's are pre-determined.

I actually LOVE the final 4 twist on 25, because I didn't follow the spoiler that season and was binge watching it after the season ended. So when this twist is revealed, it's one of the most shocking moment of my TAR watching experience. :lol:

But on 26, not so much. :/ Twist like this only worked for only one season.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on December 11, 2015, 06:20:54 PM
Don't know how unpopular this opinion is, but I do not like having four teams in the finales! I watched the RHAP recap of the last episode and it seemed as though they like it, so I don't know?

Should I be :hides or do people  :hoot: agree?

I think people like it if it saves one favorite team. In generally, no one really like it.

I think my opinion would be unpopular if I say I like that twist coming once in a while. After all, NEL's are pre-determined.

I actually LOVE the final 4 twist on 25, because I didn't follow the spoiler that season and was binge watching it after the season ended. So when this twist is revealed, it's one of the most shocking moment of my TAR watching experience. :lol:

But on 26, not so much. :/ Twist like this only worked for only one season.
Back in season 25, we do not have the idea of Final 4 until its announcement on the episode  :funny:
The spoiler has no idea on why all the 4 teams are at Manila airport waiting for flight to LAX  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: naejae91 on December 11, 2015, 07:09:40 PM
At that time we're spoiled that TAR26 have introduced F4 TBC before TAR25 penultimate leg was aired.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: SamualDude on December 11, 2015, 08:15:21 PM
This will be really unpopular but I look forward to seeing the interactions between Justin and Diana (if they return) and teams like Hayley and Blair (if they return)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Keepcopz on December 11, 2015, 08:28:16 PM
This will be really unpopular but I look forward to seeing the interactions between Justin and Diana (if they return) and teams like Hayley and Blair (if they return)

I sure hope [REDACTED] season-ruiner doesn't return. :res: Them and Blair & Hayley (<3) shouldn't even be in the same scene. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Platrium on December 11, 2015, 08:54:49 PM
Since people were rooting for Logan & Chris, I think I can count this as unpopular:
I don't like Logan & Chris, so I'm glad they won a leg but not the race. :peek :hides :escape
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on December 11, 2015, 09:08:20 PM
Marie VS Hayley  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 11, 2015, 09:26:09 PM
This will be really unpopular but I look forward to seeing the interactions between Justin and Diana (if they return) and teams like Hayley and Blair (if they return)

I sure hope [REDACTED] season-ruiner doesn't return. :res: Them and Blair & Hayley (<3) shouldn't even be in the same scene. :lol:

If it means a Leg 1 U-Turn happens and Hayley U-Turns them out on Leg 1 then I would be all for it :lol:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: nrh2110 on August 14, 2017, 01:21:51 PM
- I actually LOVED BJ and Tyler, Flight Time and Big Easy, the snowboarders, and the cowboys. I know these all-male teams seem to be universally disliked around here, but I'm willing to explain why I like them.

- I didn't mind Dave and Connor. I think people exaggerate how much they complain when in reality, a lot of the complaining about the U-Turn (and I wouldn't even call it complaining) was coming from the country singer. I think that was part of the point of the U-Turn; you have to use it wisely because if you don't you'll create an unnecessary enemy (or in this case 3) and I personally agree that it was stupid of Rachel to use it on Dave and Connor

- Not a fan of the Beauty Queens or Charla and Mirna Some of it comes from comments the BQs said, like the racist calling of Team Bama "the sistas". And for Charla and Mirna, I actually did like Charla, but Mirna was at times too mean-spirited.

- I don't mind three-peats in All Stars. As long as they're good choices, which I believe they were. I heard talk in RFF that they may bring the Brenchels back (or at least Rachel if they do a blind All Stars) and in my opinion THAT would be a bad three-peat

- I'm completely okay with the fact that they mostly ignore Canada, Mexico and the popular Caribbean countries in TAR US. I think one of the greatest things about TAR is that it tries to broaden the horizons of people looking to travel outside of popular/unoriginal destinations, and I think by going to a country like Canada, Mexico, or something like the DR just wouldn't do that. I also think if they do have legs in these countries they need to be penultimate legs so the team that is eliminated in them actually gets to leave the US.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: BritishTARFan on August 14, 2017, 03:23:41 PM
The snowboarders?
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: BourkieBoy on August 14, 2017, 05:20:31 PM
Dave and Connor. Everyone hates them, but I love them

Three-peaters should be in All-Stars

I cannot stand Brooke and Scott or Flo and Zach  :escape
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on August 14, 2017, 05:41:20 PM
The snowboarders?

Andy & Tommy, the snowboarders. Actually, most of the forum are indifferent to them.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: georgiapeach on August 14, 2017, 05:52:57 PM


Three-peaters NEVER should be in All-Stars



Fixed. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on August 14, 2017, 06:23:35 PM
Because there are many great teams that can return, yet they choose returning teams for third time???
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: BourkieBoy on August 15, 2017, 01:20:26 AM
I have some more. (Please don't hate me!!!)

Johnathon and Victoria were my favourite from TAR6. Yes, he was an ABSOTULE PIG pushing Victoria in Germany, but the way they raced!!!

JUSTIN AND DIANA ARE KING AND QUEEN!!!

I don't like Kym and Alli  :escape

TAR Canada needs to go full overseas next year, or I don't follow it and watch it. Simple as that.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: georgiapeach on August 15, 2017, 01:42:13 AM
You need to watch that again. Jonathan was a despicable person and abusive during the race. Racing skills in no way overshadow that basic fact.

I believe he has grown and changed since then, I hope so. I can't even think that about that season without shuddering.

I am sure TARC will be devastated if you don't watch. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: nrh2110 on August 15, 2017, 01:45:52 AM
More!

- So the consensus I'm getting from here is that TAR 26 is well-liked around here? I haven't been here very long so idk. But in my opinion, WORST SEASON EVER (though I haven't seen 8 which seems to be universally disliked).

- Don't get why people love TeamLoLo so much. They were pretty much bland and uninteresting. Only memorable thing about them to me is the Zanzibar detour.

- HATE Max and Katie. And I'm not even a JJ or Joey and Meghan fan. I just think that Max is a c*cky d*ck. And Katie just gives me bad vibes.

- Do not like Ernie and Cindy. Very bland and Cindy is whiny.

- Brooke and Scott - I sound like a casual, but I hate Brooke and was glad Scott won because he deserved it for putting up with her s***

- Art and JJ - I liked them, with the exception of when they got mad at Dave and Rachel for the U-turn . I also really loved how they gave half of their prize to Mark and Bopper.

- So Shelley and Nici are liked around here? I don't understand why. I really tried to like them because, being from Michigan, there's so few Michigan people on TAR and I wanted to root for a team representing my state but incidents like Copenhagen and then Marrakech leg 1 made me dislike them so much.

- I do not like Nick and Starr. They were probably my least favorite team that season.

- Leo and Jamal are one of the best teams ever.

- Don't like Nathan and Jennifer. Like, that relationship was absolutely not healthy. They were saying some REALLy s***ty things to each other and it really was not cool at all.

- I agree that it's f***ed how Abby and Ryan stole the win in the first leg, but I hated how they were unnecessarily ganged up on. Speaking of which, HATE the Twinnies, probably the most annoying team ever and they almost ruined 21 for me. I was ecstatic when Josh and Brent beat them out in France.

- The casting for 23 was mostly awful. With the exception of the football players, the childhood friends, Tim and Marie, and Leo and Jamal, everyone was unmemorable or awful. Also, on the note of TAR 23, don't understand why so many people have Tim singing in Vienna as a most memorable moment? Pretty unmemorable for me, but maybe that's because I'm a music composition major.

- Even though I too am sick of gimmick seasons, I think 28 had a great cast, with a variety of personalities and with the exception of like 2 teams everyone was likable. Then again they are internet personalities, so they have to be likable.

- I don't like the first season.

- Why do people like Kelly and Jon?

- I don't understand why people love Jon and Kris so much. Maybe it's because they were one of the few decent teams in a season with a terrible cast, but they were pretty boring and unmemorable.

- TAR 9 is my favorite season. Great map, great cast, great tasks, and really fun to watch.

Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on August 15, 2017, 03:30:49 AM
But Nick & Starr isn't even popular around here...  :didimiss:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on March 27, 2018, 08:51:32 PM
A lot of time my team to root were a minor choices compared to the others  :funny:

TAR 30 : Yales  :cheer:
TAR 22 / 24 : Caroline and Jennifer  :luvya: (these two are one of my all-time favourites)
TAR 20 : Vanessa & Ralph (I like Vanessa's bitching)
TAR 18 : Kent & Vyxsin (Their bickering moments were hilarious)
TAR 16 : Carol & Brandy (their mean and evil spirit actually amazed me compared to those dull Cowboys and Detectives  :2hearts:)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: BourkieBoy on March 27, 2018, 10:05:03 PM
I also can't stand Vannessa and Ralph, Carol and Brandy and Kent and Vxysin
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on March 28, 2018, 12:00:28 AM
I can’t stand Erin and Joslyn they were just boring and Erin just likes to brag like oh I am so good a paragliding NOT and in Geneva they gave the wrong flag to the models eliminating them (I love the models)also can’t stand joey and Meghan ugh Meghan especially in all stars whining about cowboys giving express pass to the singers instead of them I love Dustin and Kandice I really like cut throat people they are not here to make friends I hate Lyn and Karyn Karyn especially because she also whines about being sucky and blondes lucky they are just a bad team should be elim in China or Mongolia undeserving finalists
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on March 28, 2018, 12:42:34 AM
I also can't stand Vannessa and Ralph, Carol and Brandy and Kent and Vxysin

I am sure that hating Vanessa & Ralph and Carol & Brandy is quite not an unpopular opinion?
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: violetb1911 on March 28, 2018, 06:47:49 AM
I can’t stand Erin and Joslyn they were just boring and Erin just likes to brag like oh I am so good a paragliding NOT and in Geneva they gave the wrong flag to the models eliminating them (I love the models)also can’t stand joey and Meghan ugh Meghan especially in all stars whining about cowboys giving express pass to the singers instead of them I love Dustin and Kandice I really like cut throat people they are not here to make friends I hate Lyn and Karyn Karyn especially because she also whines about being sucky and blondes lucky they are just a bad team should be elim in China or Mongolia undeserving finalists

I got a very vague vibe of what you're trying to convey BUT I AGREE. Erin & Joslyn were the most boring FF of season 28 and Brittany and Jessica had actual personalities you know. People who call out Brittany and Jessica for asking help in the roadblock on leg 4 don't get it - The thing was, Jess & Britt didn't need help doing it. In fact she was actually able to do it by herself and had even caught up with the teams. But she saw people working together and together they were working faster. So in an attempt of desperation she asked them whether she could join but Erin (or Joslyn I don't remember) declined. Everyone she asked were like  "no... we need a scapegoat-safety cushion so that we can not be eliminated!" and it was so unfair because Jessica and Brittany were actually such a fun team.
I didn't quite understand what you told about Lyn and Karlyn but Dustin and Kandice  :2hearts:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on March 28, 2018, 07:12:22 AM
I also can't stand Vannessa and Ralph, Carol and Brandy and Kent and Vxysin
I like them because they are always bickering within each others or with the other teams and provide us with dozens of drama  :cheer:

I like mean and evil-spirit teams like Charla & Mirna  :2hearts:, Maxie :cheer:, Marie :conf:, Brenchel (s24 only) and Vanessa  :cheer:

Teams I always dislike:
- Drama-free racebots like Cowboys / Andy & Tommy / Zac and Justin / NBA(S23)   :duno:
- super annoying camera-focused people like Joey (s22/24) / Tyler & Korey / Justin (s27)
- whiny people like Dave  :jam:/ Cedric / Rachel R. (S20)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on March 28, 2018, 07:45:39 AM
I also can't stand Vannessa and Ralph, Carol and Brandy and Kent and Vxysin
I like them because they are always bickering within each others or with the other teams and provide us with dozens of drama  :cheer:

I like mean and evil-spirit teams like Charla & Mirna  :2hearts:, Maxie :cheer:, Marie :conf:, Brenchel (s24 only) and Vanessa  :cheer:

Teams I always dislike:
- Drama-free racebots like Cowboys / Andy & Tommy / Zac and Justin / NBA(S23)   :duno:
- super annoying camera-focused people like Joey (s22/24) / Tyler & Korey / Justin (s27)
- whiny people like Dave  :jam:/ Cedric / Rachel R. (S20)
I totally hate justin(tar 27) he always whines that they don't get 1st place ugh this game is not how you perform in the process its how u end ugh i also hate jazmine and danielle from tar 27 too brags about that sonce they are athelics they can do everything quick and win it (not) they came in the bottom 3 times and finally elimnating them good ridance even their flim crew were happy they got elimnated cause of running
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on March 28, 2018, 07:48:14 AM
Wait, I thought Brenchel were much nicer in S24? :cmaslol

I totally hate justin(tar 27) he always whines that they don't get 1st place ugh this game is not how you perform in the process its how u end ugh i also hate jazmine and danielle from tar 27 too brags about that sonce they are athelics they can do everything quick and win it (not) they came in the bottom 3 times and finally elimnating them good ridance even their flim crew were happy they got elimnated cause of running
What are you eve saying??? :groan:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on March 28, 2018, 07:50:31 AM
What i am tryig to say is their crew got really tried of running and chasing them and are happy they go the boot
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on March 28, 2018, 07:59:08 AM
Take that to your own speculation thread lmao
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on March 28, 2018, 08:27:17 AM
Wait, I thought Brenchel were much nicer in S24? :cmaslol

I totally hate justin(tar 27) he always whines that they don't get 1st place ugh this game is not how you perform in the process its how u end ugh i also hate jazmine and danielle from tar 27 too brags about that sonce they are athelics they can do everything quick and win it (not) they came in the bottom 3 times and finally elimnating them good ridance even their flim crew were happy they got elimnated cause of running
What are you eve saying??? :groan:
Rachel is nicer in s24 when she encouraged Luke. However, she still kept her mean girl element in several circumstances,  like not showing Dave and Connor the clue direction at the Spanish steps, u-turning Dave and Connor and throwing sand at Dave & Connor digging site (Howcome all of them are related to Dave and Connor  :funny:)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on March 28, 2018, 08:40:01 AM
Wait, I thought Brenchel were much nicer in S24? :cmaslol

I totally hate justin(tar 27) he always whines that they don't get 1st place ugh this game is not how you perform in the process its how u end ugh i also hate jazmine and danielle from tar 27 too brags about that sonce they are athelics they can do everything quick and win it (not) they came in the bottom 3 times and finally elimnating them good ridance even their flim crew were happy they got elimnated cause of running
What are you eve saying??? :groan:
Rachel is nicer in s24 when she encouraged Luke. However, she still kept her mean girl element in several circumstances,  like not showing Dave and Connor the clue direction at the Spanish steps, u-turning Dave and Connor and throwing sand at Dave & Connor digging site (Howcome all of them are related to Dave and Connor  :funny:)

It was a desperate situation. Dave & Connor is a strong team, so it's understandable.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: nrh2110 on March 28, 2018, 02:28:49 PM
I think I might've said it before (too lazy to go through and look), but as you can tell by my profile pic, BJ and Tyler are my favorite team ever. They were great racers, especially in a season with a team as strong as Eric and Jeremy, lived in the moment, were mostly nice to everyone else (except maybe MoJo, but them being mean was more of a silly meanness), interacted great with the locals, were hilarious, and all in all just really fun to watch. If they ever do a winner season, I would love to see them brought back. That's one the main reasons I loved Team Fun in TAR 29, they gave off BJ and Tyler vibes.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: NELs on March 28, 2018, 03:12:42 PM
I think I might've said it before (too lazy to go through and look), but as you can tell by my profile pic, BJ and Tyler are my favorite team ever. They were great racers, especially in a season with a team as strong as Eric and Jeremy, lived in the moment, were mostly nice to everyone else (except maybe MoJo, but them being mean was more of a silly meanness), interacted great with the locals, were hilarious, and all in all just really fun to watch. If they ever do a winner season, I would love to see them brought back. That's one the main reasons I loved Team Fun in TAR 29, they gave off BJ and Tyler vibes.

I do agree, I think BJ and Tyler are one of the best winners of all time, and I personally liked TAR 9 because of them. They were always so energetic. Even when they were last at two non-elimination points, they still kept their positive attitudes. They were always so nice to everyone. They took every moment and appreciate what the world and the race had to offer. I would rank them as one of my favorite M/M teams alongside Kevin & Drew and Oswald & Danny. We need more M/M teams like BJ and Tyler in my opinion. I think TAR 9 is a great season too because it had one of the best routes in the show's history, also it started and ended in the same location, Red Rocks Amphitheater. Also the locations were amazing. The first visit to Japan is my favorite Japan leg, and for the longest time Greece was a TAR 9 exclusive country until TAR 29, 20 seasons later. I do agree on the "All-Winners" season to bring them back. They also made one of the most memorable quotes in the show's history as well, "TTOW."
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: BourkieBoy on March 28, 2018, 05:11:51 PM
HATE Brenchal!

Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: nrh2110 on March 28, 2018, 06:25:07 PM
I think I might've said it before (too lazy to go through and look), but as you can tell by my profile pic, BJ and Tyler are my favorite team ever. They were great racers, especially in a season with a team as strong as Eric and Jeremy, lived in the moment, were mostly nice to everyone else (except maybe MoJo, but them being mean was more of a silly meanness), interacted great with the locals, were hilarious, and all in all just really fun to watch. If they ever do a winner season, I would love to see them brought back. That's one the main reasons I loved Team Fun in TAR 29, they gave off BJ and Tyler vibes.

I do agree, I think BJ and Tyler are one of the best winners of all time, and I personally liked TAR 9 because of them. They were always so energetic. Even when they were last at two non-elimination points, they still kept their positive attitudes. They were always so nice to everyone. They took every moment and appreciate what the world and the race had to offer. I would rank them as one of my favorite M/M teams alongside Kevin & Drew and Oswald & Danny. We need more M/M teams like BJ and Tyler in my opinion. I think TAR 9 is a great season too because it had one of the best routes in the show's history, also it started and ended in the same location, Red Rocks Amphitheater. Also the locations were amazing. The first visit to Japan is my favorite Japan leg, and for the longest time Greece was a TAR 9 exclusive country until TAR 29, 20 seasons later. I do agree on the "All-Winners" season to bring them back. They also made one of the most memorable quotes in the show's history as well, "TTOW."

I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH THIS. TAR 9 is probably my favorite season, it had such a great map, such great tasks (I really hope we see the Oman underground oven task again), and it was just so enjoyable to watch. When MoJo finally got eliminated, it was a great moment. The second Australia leg was fun to watch because of the footrace and the pranks they tried to pull on each other. I see TAR 9 as an almost perfect season, it would just need a visit to Africa to make it perfect.

Also a side note, I forgot I changed my profile picture, so that part doesn't make sense anymore  :lol:

HATE Brenchal!

Agreed! Also hate the twinnies.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: violetb1911 on March 29, 2018, 02:38:47 AM
Unpopular opinion - I don't mind celebrities coming on the race.
Yesterday James Corden and Adam Devine posted their race audition clip (Yes, I'm serious ! https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/VIDEO-Watch-Adam-Devine-and-James-Cordens-Amazing-Race-Audition-Tape-20180328)
And honestly, their clip was so funny. They looked really fun and I was like, you know it would be nice to see these two on the race !
And then I go to TARUS' facebook page. Oh. My. GOD. The entire comments section is people saying stuff like "Bring back the normal people," "I miss TAR when we use to have average joes and everyday people." "Stop having celebrities! They look very boring #IHateBBJody"
And I just couldn't. I like the normal people who race, but TAR isn't exclusively a charity show. I actually hated Jessica and Cody on TAR but I don't mind other celebrities !
These people don't understand that in earlier seasons we used to have phenomenal viewership - and s26-s29 our ratings plunged!!!
I was ecstatic when I found out TAR31 would take place but we need to do everything to ensure more seasons come. I honestly don't mind recruiting celebrities (in this case, the celebrities are themselves auditioning.) and if that's a move that brings in more viewers, I'm fine with that.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 29, 2018, 09:22:41 AM
Celebrity seasons of other shows have been a death knell.

And Corden is NOT even eligible to apply as he is a British citizen.

This is a stunt not an application.

Yes ratings dropped because of the time slots we were in. Celebrities are not the answer. WRP had high hopes for the social media season. And what happened? When a team was eliminated 99% of their fans went with them. I have talked directly with Elise about that...she said they learned a valuable lesson there.

Ugh.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: violetb1911 on March 29, 2018, 09:53:47 AM
Celebrity seasons of other shows have been a death knell.

And Corden is NOT even eligible to apply as he is a British citizen.

This is a stunt not an application.

Yes ratings dropped because of the time slots we were in. Celebrities are not the answer. WRP had high hopes for the social media season. And what happened? When a team was eliminated 99% of their fans went with them. I have talked directly with Elise about that...she said they learned a valuable lesson there.

Ugh.

Quote

but we need to do everything to ensure more seasons come. I honestly don't mind recruiting celebrities (in this case, the celebrities are themselves auditioning.) and if that's a move that brings in more viewers, I'm fine with that.


It's my opinion and I'm fine with celebrities on the race. The crux of my opinion is that I don't insist on people being normal and random, and that I don't mind celebrities on the race. As long as the team:
--> Is funny/ has some level of humor and doesn't take everything way too seriously
--> Isn't outright cutthroat and is willing to do everything including being rude to locals (*sigh* Paul & Steve)
--> Isn't racist/sexist/discriminatory on irrelevant bases
--> Isn't cocky or too arrogant about achievements

I don't give a damn if they are a Z-List celebrity, a drag queen, a coalminer, a cheerleader or WHATEVER, I'm FINE with them racing. I don't demand that they race, but all I'm saying is that don't exclude a person from TAR just because they are a celebrity.

Also, I know that he's a British citizen, which I have even acknowledged on the TAR 31 spec. thread.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on March 29, 2018, 11:49:02 AM
Violet, a celebrity edition wouldn't just happen naturally, i.e. those people don't regularly apply, otherwise I'm sure we'd be seeing all of them make it to the show (with production hoping to gain more attention). If such a season was in the works, it would be all recruits, and that's why most people are saying they'd rather have regular seasons.

Celebrity seasons of other shows have been a death knell.

And Corden is NOT even eligible to apply as he is a British citizen.

This is a stunt not an application.

Yes ratings dropped because of the time slots we were in. Celebrities are not the answer. WRP had high hopes for the social media season. And what happened? When a team was eliminated 99% of their fans went with them. I have talked directly with Elise about that...she said they learned a valuable lesson there.

Ugh.
Yeah, I think if the social media season didn't work (in terms of bringing in new viewers), then a celebrity edition will not either.
There was already huge backlash from fans who keep asking for more everyday people, so a celebrity edition might drive a big crowd away.
I expected that after S28, some of the personalities' fans who tuned in would continue watching other seasons, and that would boost the shows overall viewership, but there was really no impact.

We'll do best if we just have non-themed seasons for a few cycles.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on April 14, 2018, 07:23:51 AM
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Agreed! Also hate the twinnies.
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I love the twinnies they are funny,carzy and i just love them them being elimnated in TAR 21 totally pissed me off and them being elimnated in all stars just pissed me off even more they could have killed all the task and totally win all stars and could have won both sri lanka legs.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on April 14, 2018, 07:46:31 AM
OK I hate Amy and Maya in s25 in us version (don't judge me) but they to me are like the worst winners in TAR history even worse and josh and brent I just don't get why people like them first they sucked at Philipenes 2 and my maid (who is filipiono) watched the eposide with me and she was complain that philipenes is easy and why are Amy and maya srtuggleing i know its hot in philipenes but seriously should have been elimnated I think phil only allowed them to race in the finals is because amy or maya (I don't know whitch) got hurt at least they are a little better than my most unfravrotie team lyn and karyn 
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: BourkieBoy on April 14, 2018, 07:23:00 PM
OK I hate Amy and Maya in s25 in us version (don't judge me) but they to me are like the worst winners in TAR history even worse and josh and brent I just don't get why people like them first they sucked at Philipenes 2 and my maid (who is filipiono) watched the eposide with me and she was complain that philipenes is easy and why are Amy and maya srtuggleing i know its hot in philipenes but seriously should have been elimnated I think phil only allowed them to race in the finals is because amy or maya (I don't know whitch) got hurt at least they are a little better than my most unfravrotie team lyn and karyn

How on earth, could you hate Amy and Maya?
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on April 14, 2018, 08:18:42 PM
OK I hate Amy and Maya in s25 in us version (don't judge me) but they to me are like the worst winners in TAR history even worse and josh and brent I just don't get why people like them first they sucked at Philipenes 2 and my maid (who is filipiono) watched the eposide with me and she was complain that philipenes is easy and why are Amy and maya srtuggleing i know its hot in philipenes but seriously should have been elimnated I think phil only allowed them to race in the finals is because amy or maya (I don't know whitch) got hurt at least they are a little better than my most unfravrotie team lyn and karyn

How on earth, could you hate Amy and Maya?
They should be ELIMINATED but phil took pity on them and my fav brooke and robbie shouldn't been elimnated grrrrrrrrrr :furious:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on April 14, 2018, 08:24:14 PM
I don't know why but i hate a lot of teams that people sorta like or like
.sheri and coal (coal only i hate coal only)
.Amy and Maya
.Luke and Margie (don't judge me but i hate margie nothing agianst luke)
.lyn and karyn
.BJ and Tyler
.Erin and Josyln
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: DavidJunior on April 14, 2018, 11:52:44 PM
I’m floored that people still believe that the powers that be change NELs and twists on a whim

Phil didn’t take pity on them, production predetermined that they wanted to add the twist before the race started

They were super lucky with it, but it wasn’t because anyone chose to save them then and there
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on April 15, 2018, 02:19:23 AM
I don't know why but i hate a lot of teams that people sorta like or like
.sheri and coal (coal only i hate coal only)
.Amy and Maya
.Luke and Margie (don't judge me but i hate margie nothing agianst luke)
.lyn and karyn
.BJ and Tyler
.Erin and Josyln

BJ and Tyler weren't even popular in this forum, but I get it. Karlyn of Lyn & Karlyn spent the entire race being nasty to everyone.

BTW, was it Amaya's fault that Brooke & Robbie got lost because of LA traffic? I love them both, anyway. Also what about the NEL of Leg 11 of TAR 26?
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on April 15, 2018, 06:27:46 AM
I don't know why but i hate a lot of teams that people sorta like or like
.sheri and coal (coal only i hate coal only)
.Amy and Maya
.Luke and Margie (don't judge me but i hate margie nothing agianst luke)
.lyn and karyn
.BJ and Tyler
.Erin and Josyln

BJ and Tyler weren't even popular in this forum, but I get it. Karlyn of Lyn & Karlyn spent the entire race being nasty to everyone.

BTW, was it Amaya's fault that Brooke & Robbie got lost because of LA traffic? I love them both, anyway. Also what about the NEL of Leg 11 of TAR 26?
I didn't watch Tar 26 cause I swore not to watch it after Amy and Maya won but got back when Tvb pearl showed Tar 27 I watched back
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Hooky on May 12, 2018, 12:39:24 AM
I don't know why but i hate a lot of teams that people sorta like or like
.sheri and coal (coal only i hate coal only)
.Amy and Maya
.Luke and Margie (don't judge me but i hate margie nothing agianst luke)
.lyn and karyn
.BJ and Tyler
.Erin and Josyln

A fellow fan who didn't like Margie & Luke! So glad to see that. When they U-turned Amanda & Kris, I wasn't very happy. Then the whole fight with Kisha & Jen happened and I just couldn't stand them anymore.

Also, I didn't like Tammy & Victor or Jaime & Cara. I think all the fan favorites from TAR 14 are overrated, and the season itself was overrated as well.

You can imagine, then, that I wasn't happy to see 5 teams returning from TAR 14 in TAR 18. I was especially unhappy when Amanda & Kris were the first team out.

I never liked Louie & Michael. Their weird vendetta against Joe & Heidi started my disliking for them.

I've also never much liked Caroline & Jennifer. It's hard to pinpoint why, exactly, but I think it has something to do with them not seeming to be very competitive.

I found Joey & Meghan to be a most grating/irritating team to watch. I can't stand them.

I also was rooting for Dave & Connor all the way in TAR 24, and was happy to see them win. However, by no means was I a fan of the cast or route of most of that season. Since the cast was so terrible, they were honestly the only team worth rooting for.

Finally, I don't think Leo & Jamal are all that interesting or fun to watch.

As for Lyn & Karlyn, well, I don't think it's unpopular to not like them much. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: BourkieBoy on May 12, 2018, 01:02:45 AM
I find Joey annoying.

Meghan is good!
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: NELs on May 12, 2018, 01:32:08 AM
Lyn and Karlyn are one of the best F/F teams the show's ever cast. I personally preferred them over Dustin and Kandice to be honest. These two are underdogs. I think they are overshadowed by the popularity of Dustin and Kandice. I thought the beauty queens were a bit bland. This team was also the first F/F team to make it to the final three of TAR US. Who knew two single moms from Alabama could do such a feat, and to top it all off they did not win any legs prior.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on May 12, 2018, 02:01:33 AM
Lyn and Karlyn are one of the best F/F teams the show's ever cast. I personally preferred them over Dustin and Kandice to be honest. These two are underdogs. I think they are overshadowed by the popularity of Dustin and Kandice. I thought the beauty queens were a bit bland. This team was also the first F/F team to make it to the final three of TAR US. Who knew two single moms from Alabama could do such a feat, and to top it all off they did not win any legs prior.
Eye roll Dustin and Kandice = Best f/f ever Lyn and Karyn = A complaining bland f/f
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on May 12, 2018, 02:02:11 AM
But Lyn is ok Karyn is just damm right mean
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: DavidJunior on May 14, 2018, 05:49:43 PM
I think TAR 14 seems bland/overrated looking back from a post-UB perspective, but I think it deserves more credit than it's been getting recently.

I don't think it was the best decision to include 5 teams from it in UB, and at the expense of teams from TAR 13 (who were frankly more deserving), or from TAR 16 (confused as to why ONLY Jet and Cord were pulled from this season)

BUT, there were plenty of highlights in locations, tasks, and cast.

The cheese rolling task, the Chekhov roadblock, that underwear marathon, and the final surfboard roadblock were some of the standout tasks of the season- most of which have had future tasks based off of these- both directly (Cheese switchback in 22) and indirectly (Bali surfboard task- oddly enough in 22 too).

First visit to Romania- awesome
Spending 2 legs in Siberia- delightful
Rural Southern China- beautiful
Hawaii finish- amazing

Was the overall route a little mediocre? Sure- if you're just looking at the basic map- but, to me, it showed that you can still keep a race interesting despite using 'overused countries' for the majority of the race.

Loved Brad and Victoria, Steve and Linda, and Amanda and Kris- was sad to see them go so early.  Mel and Mike were a treasure, and though I don't think they fit the bill for Unfinished Business, I loved their overall attitude/demeanor in both seasons.  Margie and Luke were a perfect 'villainous' team- willing to play hardball, and scheme in order to get ahead.  Kisha and Jen, to me at least were inspirational (I think that mostly came from spoilers, and them lasting all the way until the end, despite our not really seeing much evidence of them past Austria).

And finally the natural drama of the season, due to the circumstances teams faced and the competitiveness of the cast, was some of the best.  The hang-gliding roadblock in leg 2, and whether teams chose to wait for the wind to die down or run down the mountain, Brad and Victoria's flight issues saving Tammy and Victor with their leg 3 meltdown, the infamous u-turns, Margie passing out in Thailand, the infamous scuffles in Guilin, Jen having to overcome her fear of water with two water-based options in the first Beijing detour, and all of the different races to the pitstop- from leg 1, all the way to bathroom-gate in leg 11.

This season was entertaining from start to finish, with the top 9 teams all being legitimately competitive (some of which surprisingly so), and it proved that the race could still feel exciting and fresh for years to come, even if we were to run out of new locations.

And that concludes why I have the seemingly unpopular opinion of viewing S14 as one of the stronger seasons (and that it has become underrated recently).
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on May 14, 2018, 06:01:40 PM
I'm really surprised Carol & Brandy weren't called for UB, they were iconic imo.
And I'm of the unpopular upinion that, well.... I loved them :cmaslol They were in my top 3 favorite teams from TAR16.

The Romanian leg was amazing, btw, and it's one of my top countries to give a second visit to. There's plenty to see and do there!
The Siberian legs were also AWESOME, my favorite legs in Russia along with the ones from TAR17.

Your post actually made me feel very nostalgic towards Kisha & Jen, too.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: nrh2110 on May 14, 2018, 06:24:54 PM
Unpopular opinion: everyone really hates on the entirety of TAR 24 but I actually really liked the Detours in Kuala Lumpur. The roadblock was dull and I wasn't too fond of the flight between the roadblock and detour, but I think the detours were great. The DJ detour was easily going to be difficult for anyone without a sense of rhythm (speaking from experience), and the cocktail pyramid was just straight torture. Also I really liked the Roadblock in Wales and the second Italian roadblock.

Other than that, I agree that 24 wasn't great.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on May 14, 2018, 06:39:43 PM
That Mix Master or Master Mix detour was my favorite thing about TAR24. Not only did the tasks deliver, but there was plenty of natural, compelling drama as well.
If I were to ever make a list of favorite tasks/detours, it would definitely be up there with my favorites. And that might be biased, as I didn't like much about TAR24, but I still loved both of those tasks. Them being on a night leg helped a lot, too.

Another thing about TAR24, I remember during airing everyone was bashing the balloon shaving Roadblock in Spain, but I really loved it?? Fun, weird, and hard!
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: dryedmangoez on May 14, 2018, 07:15:50 PM
I never really had much of a problem with Carol & Brandy and was annoyed, but didn't dislike Brent & Caite (who I feel had a lot of potential, but was never realized). But watching the Seychelles Leg for the first time in a long time recently, I have a much more positive view of both teams. Carol & Brandy were a solid team and they filled the "bickering couple" role for the season. Their feud with Brent & Caite was meh, but it didn't feel forced or contrived like a lot of the drama in recent seasons.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: BourkieBoy on May 15, 2018, 01:13:31 AM
I still can't believe they visited Kota Kinabalu over Melbourne :res:

I liked the winners of TAR 24, but everything else was ergh, yuck.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on May 15, 2018, 01:56:43 AM
I still can't believe they visited Kota Kinabalu over Melbourne :res:

I liked the winners of TAR 24, but everything else was ergh, yuck.
Oopostie of you I HATE HATE HATE THE WINNERS the rest of the cast was meh fine but i also hate joey and meghan and twinnes gets voted of first totally ruined that season for me  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: violetb1911 on May 15, 2018, 05:32:21 AM
I never really had much of a problem with Carol & Brandy and was annoyed, but didn't dislike Brent & Caite (who I feel had a lot of potential, but was never realized). But watching the Seychelles Leg for the first time in a long time recently, I have a much more positive view of both teams. Carol & Brandy were a solid team and they filled the "bickering couple" role for the season. Their feud with Brent & Caite was meh, but it didn't feel forced or contrived like a lot of the drama in recent seasons.

Tru.
I have a love hate relationship w/ Carol and Brandy. I mean I love serial-bickerer couples and it was so nice to see a lesbian couple on TAR. They were pretty funny/sassy and a strong FF. But what I didn't like was the fact that they bullied Caite. I mean, Caite was kind of an airhead, but they kept mocking her for it, which I didn't like that much.
The drama in recent seasons is super contrived. We haven't had any milestones or dramatic moments that all of us remember from previous seasons. You look at Flo in season 3 ? Dieselgate. Frickin iconic. Brenchel vs. Vanessa & Ralph? Made season 20 flippin' amazing. TAR 30's drama? Just Jessica attacking Evan for not giving her the entire answers to the detour.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on May 15, 2018, 06:50:15 AM
Tru.
I have a love hate relationship w/ Carol and Brandy. I mean I love serial-bickerer couples and it was so nice to see a lesbian couple on TAR. They were pretty funny/sassy and a strong FF. 
:res: I HATE THEM THANK GOD CATIE U TURNED THEM IN SINGAPORE
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: G.B. on May 15, 2018, 05:24:58 PM
Gra1162 I think we would all appreciate it if you didn't loudly and angrily disagree with our opinions in this thread. This is the thread where we invite people to feel safe about sharing their "unpopular" opinions, and you responses are the kind of thing we would like to avoid here.

(btw I love Carol & Brandy too)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on May 15, 2018, 09:01:45 PM
Gra1162 I think we would all appreciate it if you didn't loudly and angrily disagree with our opinions in this thread. This is the thread where we invite people to feel safe about sharing their "unpopular" opinions, and you responses are the kind of thing we would like to avoid here.

(btw I love Carol & Brandy too)
sorry i had caps lock that time
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: G.B. on May 15, 2018, 09:53:54 PM
It's not about the caps lock, it's about posts like this.

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Oopostie of you I HATE HATE HATE THE WINNERS the rest of the cast was meh fine but i also hate joey and meghan and twinnes gets voted of first totally ruined that season for me

Someone having an unpopular opinion in this thread is posting here because it is unpopular and they know that their opinion is not shared by others such as you. We don't need you shooting down our opinions like this, please.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: BourkieBoy on May 16, 2018, 01:18:22 AM
Carol and Brandy sucked.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on May 16, 2018, 07:03:51 AM
:groan:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: G.B. on May 16, 2018, 08:27:31 AM
Carol and Brandy sucked.

Wow.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: violetb1911 on May 16, 2018, 08:47:15 AM
:groan:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: NELs on May 16, 2018, 09:13:33 AM
:groan:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on May 16, 2018, 09:33:39 AM
Well, this is a thread about unpopular opinions, so you said the wrong topic. Carol & Brandy is considered as just 'meh' or maybe worse by most of the forum here, so you just said the un-opposite of it, technically.  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Jobby on May 16, 2018, 10:20:18 AM
I found Brooke and Claire meh and annoying. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Declive on May 16, 2018, 01:29:09 PM
Me too, Jobby.

I also dislike Tiffany & Krista/Denise & James Earl/Kami & Carli/Adam & Bethany/Tanner & Josh/Trevor & Chris
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: violetb1911 on May 16, 2018, 01:59:18 PM
Me too, Jobby.

I also dislike Trevor & Chris

Ugh yes. They had so much potential to be a good team that were funny but then by leg 5 they ran out of steam and were done and dusted in leg 6 (but that's a different story.)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: DavidJunior on May 16, 2018, 02:06:03 PM
Nathan and Jennifer were my favorite team of S12, and one of my top 10 of all time :hides :lol:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on May 16, 2018, 02:59:35 PM
Me too, Jobby.

I also dislike Trevor & Chris

Ugh yes. They had so much potential to be a good team that were funny but then by leg 5 they ran out of steam and were done and dusted in leg 6 (but that's a different story.)
I feel like that's because they were just criminally underedited.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: dryedmangoez on May 16, 2018, 04:48:14 PM
Nathan and Jennifer were my favorite team of S12, and one of my top 10 of all time :hides :lol:
Ron and Christina were my fave TAR12 team, but Nate and Jen were definitely 2nd. Them in the final 3 instead of TK & Rachel would've been perfect!
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: DavidJunior on May 16, 2018, 04:53:22 PM
Nathan and Jennifer were my favorite team of S12, and one of my top 10 of all time :hides :lol:
Ron and Christina were my fave TAR12 team, but Nate and Jen were definitely 2nd. Them in the final 3 instead of TK & Rachel would've been perfect!

Ron and Christina were my second favorite.

There's just something about those trainwrecky teams that still want to try and become better that just gets me every time.  Ron and Christina's transformation throughout the race was beautiful, and one of the best storylines to come out of that era.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on May 17, 2018, 12:30:39 AM
Nathan and Jennifer were my favorite team of S12, and one of my top 10 of all time :hides :lol:
Ron and Christina were my fave TAR12 team, but Nate and Jen were definitely 2nd. Them in the final 3 instead of TK & Rachel would've been perfect!

Ron and Christina were my second favorite.

There's just something about those trainwrecky teams that still want to try and become better that just gets me every time.  Ron and Christina's transformation throughout the race was beautiful, and one of the best storylines to come out of that era.
me too they were a great father/daughter but i like steve and allie more and scott and bliar i thought on unfinished bussiness Christina would do it with azaria but ron will do
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: dryedmangoez on May 18, 2018, 12:53:44 PM
Brendon & Rachel are literally tied as my #9 favorite team of all time. I was a fan of theirs on Big Brother, so I was excited to see them on TAR. But they're great competitors and can bring the drama (obviously). And something definitely has to be said for them being the only team to make their final 3 twice. It's a big accomplishment.

That said, I don't want either of them back on the show until an ultimate All-Star season (the final final season). At least, be on the shortlist for it.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on May 19, 2018, 04:58:59 AM
I don’t know if this is counted unpopular but I LOVE Ally and Ashley
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Jobby on May 19, 2018, 08:27:12 AM
Me too, Jobby.

I also dislike Tiffany & Krista/Denise & James Earl/Kami & Carli/Adam & Bethany/Tanner & Josh/Trevor & Chris

I loveeee Kami and Karli. I thought they were such a trainwreck. But they are so "unpopular"/not mentioned much around here. :(
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on May 19, 2018, 08:47:53 AM
Me too, Jobby.

I also dislike Tiffany & Krista/Denise & James Earl/Kami & Carli/Adam & Bethany/Tanner & Josh/Trevor & Chris

I loveeee Kami and Karli. I thought they were such a trainwreck. But they are so "unpopular"/not mentioned much around here. :(
I  :luvya: them best team in s5
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on May 19, 2018, 10:28:46 AM
Did anyone else absolutely love S15? :funny:
Maria & Tiffany are probably still my TOP10 favorite team of all time.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: RachelLeVega on May 19, 2018, 11:43:34 AM
Did anyone else absolutely love S15? :funny:
Maria & Tiffany are probably still my TOP10 favorite team of all time.
The team dynamics that season were trainwreck-ingly lovely! Season 15 is definitely a favorite of mine from the episodes to the route. The two beautiful Dubai legs made me look at the United Arab Emirates in a whole different perspective after they introduced me to Palm Jumeirah, the Gold Souk, and that oasis-like Madinat Jumeirah hotel. Certainly a bucket list location I must visit before I retire. (Emirates Airlines first class hope too! :lol:)

I liked Maria & Tiffany ever since that wasabi roulette comeback after everyone, even the Japanese host, was pissed they got another turn right after Maria failed her first attempt.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Palperro on May 19, 2018, 12:27:25 PM
Did anyone else absolutely love S15? :funny:
Maria & Tiffany are probably still my TOP10 favorite team of all time.

I really enjoyed TAR 15. The locations were great and the tasks were unique/challenging. I didn't love Megan/Cheyne (too "perfect California couple" to me), but the season was awesome.

I do think Maria and Tiffany's elimination was unfair - that Detour really wasn't in their favor.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on May 19, 2018, 09:25:52 PM
Did anyone else absolutely love S15? :funny:
Maria & Tiffany are probably still my TOP10 favorite team of all time.
Maria and Tiffany  :luvya: but how they got out WAS SO unfair and how the teams treated them when they called elim station was just damm right rude
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: RachelLeVega on May 20, 2018, 11:51:32 AM
Did anyone else absolutely love S15? :funny:
Maria & Tiffany are probably still my TOP10 favorite team of all time.
Maria and Tiffany  :luvya: but how they got out WAS SO unfair and how the teams treated them when they called elim station was just damm right rude
Honestly, I am surprised they were not asked back for Unfinished Business (or I must have missed that spec) considering their unfortunate circumstances during the Dutch pasture Detour.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on May 22, 2018, 04:38:16 PM
I love Caroline and Jennifer and their following-male strategies on both seasons  :funny:

They are one of my top 5 teams  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on May 23, 2018, 12:41:26 PM
Nick & Vicki are one of the most awesome teams ever.

:escape

I also love Nick & Vicki actually, so clueless and amazing and bottomgoddess their way till leg 11

That Joey & Meghan were amazing & not annoying

I disagree with this one, though :lol: But, I think Joey & Meghan are annoying is the unpopular opinion?
Nick and Vicki did excel in some legs, like leg 7-9, but their dumb moments are priceless :2hearts:

1. What country are we in now? London  :funny:
2. Can you drive us to the Arctic circle?
3. Fast forward... taken? what that means by Taken?
4. Alibaba in a suit  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: nrh2110 on May 24, 2018, 05:32:49 PM
I liked Cedric and Shawn and Eric and Daniel this last season.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on May 24, 2018, 06:29:40 PM
I liked Cedric and Shawn and Eric and Daniel this last season.
And I liked Dessie and Kayla
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on May 24, 2018, 07:19:53 PM
I liked Cedric and Shawn and Eric and Daniel this last season.
And I liked Dessie and Kayla
No one hated them :groan:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: BourkieBoy on May 25, 2018, 01:06:30 AM
I couldn't stand Alex & Conor, specially after one of them said 'We shouldn't have speed limits'

IDK, but this really pissed me off.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on May 25, 2018, 01:11:13 AM
I couldn't stand Alex & Conor, specially after one of them said 'We shouldn't have speed limits'

IDK, but this really pissed me off.

You certainly don't take that as a joke.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on May 25, 2018, 02:39:40 AM
I couldn't stand Alex & Conor, specially after one of them said 'We shouldn't have speed limits'

IDK, but this really pissed me off.

You certainly don't take that as a joke.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: violetb1911 on May 25, 2018, 06:27:39 AM
I couldn't stand Alex & Conor, specially after one of them said 'We shouldn't have speed limits'

IDK, but this really pissed me off.

They were pretty amazing the entire season, but when they were in Hong Kong and they had to get their photo clicked they were SO RUDE to the guy printing out their next clue.
Made me hate them so much.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on May 25, 2018, 06:32:25 AM
I couldn't stand Alex & Conor, specially after one of them said 'We shouldn't have speed limits'

IDK, but this really pissed me off.

They were pretty amazing the entire season, but when they were in Hong Kong and they had to get their photo clicked they were SO RUDE to the guy printing out their next clue.
Made me hate them so much.
I loved them so much You never know in Hong kong but people can be very rude and people get offended easily like me and I hvae seen many times that vistiors get triggred at locals because of something maybe they was an arguement and shouting that the team get free photos taken so Maybe Alex and Conor wanted to get out of here and also hong kong people will also do anything for money or about money
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Genius on July 08, 2018, 11:41:50 AM
I am a fan of the following teams

- Eric and Jeremy
- Eric and Danielle
- Justin and Diana
- Tyler and Korey
- Nathan and Jennifer
- Scott and Brooke
- Jelani & Jenny
- Jonathan and Victoria (they were not horrid all the time)


I know I have very poor taste.  :clap2:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: violetb1911 on July 08, 2018, 11:47:15 AM
To be completely frank, I don't mind seeing TARCan episodes inside of Canada. I don't want them to go all International, maybe when they run out of tasks to do inside Canada I wouldn't mind seeing all international. But as of now, I really like the way the seasons inside Canada are playing out. Seasons 2-4 had amazing tasks and by the looks of it even season 6 is turning out to be pretty good (ik it's a little too early to judge but stilll)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: BourkieBoy on July 08, 2018, 07:06:38 PM
I liked Johnathon & Victoria too... :escape
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on July 08, 2018, 07:09:02 PM
I agree with u Violet if the Canada leg is really crazy exiting and really dramatic and have really tough task aka tarcan 4 episode 1 first Roadblock that I find really hard but interesting
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: DavidJunior on July 23, 2018, 01:13:55 AM
I enjoyed S26’s opening leg- especially the World Order task with Genki Sudo judging
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: BourkieBoy on July 23, 2018, 01:15:52 AM
I enjoyed S26’s opening leg- especially the World Order task with Genki Sudo judging

YES SOMEONE AGREES WITH ME!  :conf: :cheer: :woohoo:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Wadsy on July 24, 2018, 03:56:38 AM
Season 6 is my favourite season, ever since viewing it the first time. Always has been, and probably always will be.

- Best task design
- High suspense (introducing Roadblock rules, Double Length Legs and Phil saying "the last team may be eliminated" not only in clues)
- Entertaining cast, not necessarily the best for sure but certainly memorable
- Best locations in the series - particularly Scandinavia, Hungary, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and X'ian
- Bunching, never kept slow teams behind. Kept everything level.

The only things I didn't like were the winners and the final leg in general.


Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: dryedmangoez on July 24, 2018, 05:36:01 AM
I am a fan of the following teams

- Jonathan and Victoria (they were not horrid all the time)


I know I have very poor taste.  :clap2:
Honestly, other than the horrible moment in Germany, Jonathan and Victoria were a very typical bickering couple. We've certainly had plenty of couples where both team members would give their partners angry earfuls and say hurtful things. And then there were moments, Senegal especially, where Jonathan was very friendly to the kids and locals, etc. Almost in a goofy way too. ("The president of Senegal synagogue is here!")

Whereas we've also had other Racers who get into fights with locals and local officials. :cmas31:

Doesn't excuse the shove at all, but I think their Fear Factor appearance though showed that they were either more dysfunctional in real life or just knew how to turn on the act to make "good" TV.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: BourkieBoy on July 24, 2018, 05:54:34 AM
I LOVED season six!

One of my favoruites of the 30 seasons!
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Cyzoran on July 24, 2018, 06:21:53 AM
Season 6 is one of my favorite seasons ever. Anybody in the final 4 could have won it. Jon and Kris are still one of my favorite racers.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Genius on July 24, 2018, 10:04:49 AM
I have not re-watched TAR5 and TAR6, and my fave teams came in 2nd in both seasons, but they are still my top 3 seasons.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Wadsy on July 24, 2018, 11:44:38 PM
I have not re-watched TAR5 and TAR6, and my fave teams came in 2nd in both seasons, but they are still my top 3 seasons.

I agree completely. Though my top three seasons would be 6, 5 and 3, in that order.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on October 08, 2018, 07:51:41 AM
idk if this is an unpopular opinion but i loved jody and shannon from TAR 16 even though they lasted 2 legs  :lol:

I really wanted them to return but jody would have been too old
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Maanca on October 08, 2018, 07:54:51 AM
If you sort the contestants list on Wikipedia by age, Jody's the oldest person ever to Race. I wish they did, too :(

Just a sweet grandmother and her granddaughter. That kind of team we don't get anymore.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on October 08, 2018, 08:00:39 AM
If you sort the contestants list on Wikipedia by age, Jody's the oldest person ever to Race. I wish they did, too :(

Just a sweet grandmother and her granddaughter. That kind of team we don't get anymore.
IKR she's 79 now :(  shes one of thoose Parent/child teams that don't whine that much (looks at ron/DAve)

if she figured out where the pantary is they could have stayed longer and make it further :(
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 08, 2018, 04:14:22 PM
idk if this is an unpopular opinion but i loved jody and shannon from TAR 16 even though they lasted 2 legs  :lol:

I really wanted them to return but jody would have been too old

I also liked Jody & Shannon!

It's the grandparent team (one member, Jody), that we don't get to see anymore! :(  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Jro on October 08, 2018, 07:13:05 PM
Here's one:

I could never get into TAR 17. The first episode/leg felt super amateur to me and that tainted the rest of it.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on October 08, 2018, 08:38:31 PM
speaking of TAR 17 i really liked andi and jenna the recently reunited mother/daughter, i mean they were great to watch with amazing backstory but got really bad luck with their taxi to the pit stop resulting in their elim if they survived it it will change tar 17 alot and Nat and KAT would not have won.

and speaking of nat and kat, even though they were the first f/f winners they were so boring and cost brook and clair the win
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: DavidJunior on October 09, 2018, 04:29:17 PM
I actually kind of agree with Jro's sentiment on the first leg overall being kind of 'bleh' for 17.

For me, the draw for that season was more character- or I guess competitor- driven than story/challenge driven.

Andie and Jenna were an early favorite for me because of their unique dynamic, but the dynamic between Brooke and Claire around the watermelon scene was what drove it home for me.  The task itself was pretty run of the mill, and the accident- though cool- was fleeting, but the way Brooke was empathetic yet resolute in the fact that Claire needed to AND COULD continue on through the task was character building gold.

I instantly knew that I was rooting for them as far as they'd go, and I would tune in each week to see how they'd do.

But the route and tasks of that season (outside of first visits to Ghana and Bangladesh, and a welcomed return to Oman) was meh.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: dryedmangoez on October 09, 2018, 09:17:33 PM
TAR17's Sweden and Russian Legs were good.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on October 10, 2018, 03:18:44 AM
TAR17's Sweden and Russian Legs were good.
Russian legs are highly praised by so many users here, especially leg 7 involving the Russian mysteries
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on October 10, 2018, 05:58:26 AM
TAR17's Sweden and Russian Legs were good.
Russian legs are highly praised by so many users here, especially leg 7 involving the Russian mysteries
I liked the clown leg too
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Granth on October 10, 2018, 01:28:50 PM
and speaking of nat and kat, even though they were the first f/f winners they were so boring

"For the record, I have a MD, not a PhD."

"I love you, Chad - it was nothing personal!"
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Granth on October 10, 2018, 01:31:25 PM
But the route and tasks of that season (outside of first visits to Ghana and Bangladesh, and a welcomed return to Oman) was meh.

The premiere did a better job showing off England than 7.

Kiruna is still the only good full Swedish leg to date (and Narvik's underrated).

We finally got to see the daytime beauty of Saint Petersburg.

The HK episode might be the hardest NEL ever.

South Korea needed a revisit even more than Oman, and Los Angeles need to host a finale instead of a Starting Line.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Granth on October 10, 2018, 01:32:46 PM
TAR17's Sweden and Russian Legs were good.

More like great, as was the rest of the season outside possibly the last two episodes.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: redskevin88 on October 10, 2018, 06:47:21 PM
and speaking of nat and kat, even though they were the first f/f winners they were so boring

"For the record, I have a MD, not a PhD."

"I love you, Chad - it was nothing personal!"

Fixed. Nat knocks people out for a living, not knock back books.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Granth on October 10, 2018, 07:05:32 PM
Doctor Strand's quotes refute the misconception that she and Doctor Chang are boring in any case.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on October 10, 2018, 07:55:13 PM
Doctor Strand's quotes refute the misconception that she and Doctor Chang are boring in any case.
I liked kat but not nat but together asa team meh
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: NELs on December 15, 2018, 02:49:59 AM
Eric & Danielle are the most underrated winners ever, especially Eric. Firstly, Eric at the time was the only person to run the race twice and not get eliminated. They are the most underdoggish winners, because of all the stuff that happened to them. Getting kicked out of a plane, falling behind almost a day, getting yielded twice. That is a lot to overcome. Also I personally liked them better than the boring Dustin & Kandice, who have absolutely no personality ever. Also I wish Lyn & Karlyn replaced Dustin & Kandice for the All-Stars spot, since they made history by being the first FF team to make it to the final 3.

Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on December 15, 2018, 05:10:39 AM
Eric & Danielle are the most underrated winners ever, especially Eric. Firstly, Eric at the time was the only person to run the race twice and not get eliminated. They are the most underdoggish winners, because of all the stuff that happened to them. Getting kicked out of a plane, falling behind almost a day, getting yielded twice. That is a lot to overcome. Also I personally liked them better than the boring Dustin & Kandice, who have absolutely no personality ever. Also I wish Lyn & Karlyn replaced Dustin & Kandice for the All-Stars spot, since they made history by being the first FF team to make it to the final 3.
People will hate me for this but Lyn karlyn are my most unfavoutite team cause they were loud and deserved to go home idk top 5 or top 6 I couldn't even bring myself to calm down when I see them every time I see them I like scream crazily like Nikki Graham and was glad they didn't win
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Jay33 on December 15, 2018, 05:59:12 AM
Lyn/Karlyn were like my favorites of their season. I thought they were a cool representation of the first all-female team to make the F3 in the US version. For similar reasons, although they finished 4th, Linda/Karen from S5 were one of my favs on their season.

As for what the thread is about, here is an unpopular opinion:

Art & JJ should be cast on every season.

Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Granth on December 15, 2018, 05:11:41 PM
TARCAN to outlive the original!
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 16, 2018, 02:34:09 PM
Reminder please...this is NOT a spoiler topic!!   NO 31 or 32 SPOILERS here!
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: I ♥ TAR on December 16, 2018, 04:34:19 PM
I dislike Kevin & Drew.
I don't mind Jonathan & Victoria.
I like Eric & Danielle and was ok with them winning.
TAR25 is extremelly overrated season.
I like Amy & Maya, but can't respect them as a winners because of that out of nowhere twist which saved them in F4. 
I really HATE forced funny segments at PitStop which started around TAR25.
I HAAAAATTEEE open starts.
Not really a fan of super early NELs in last seasons. I think season with late NELs are more intense.
TARCAN6 is worst season of TAR which I've seen and I'm pretty sure TARCAN7'll take its crown.
Even though I love TARUS, I would rather have it cancelled than trashing it by gimmick seasons like TAR26/28/31.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: NELs on December 16, 2018, 04:50:30 PM
Not really a fan of super early NELs in last seasons. I think season with late NELs are more intense.

I completely agree with this, I liked how in the older seasons, eliminations were every other leg at the last legs of the race. Although predictable, It does help seeing the teams have more and more pressure on them. I don't get the love for early Non-Elimination legs at all.

Does it make a season drag? Yes, but at least it gives a team you really like, that made it to the final 6 or 5 in last place in one of these Non-Elimination legs at least one more leg to race.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on December 16, 2018, 05:54:56 PM
The reason I like early NELs is because it prolongs the race lifetime of early-to-middle boots, so we get to know those teams better. A lot of the early boots feel forgettable due to late NELs.
Also, I'm a fan of legs with more teams racing, as to me THAT is more intense.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: dryedmangoez on December 16, 2018, 11:47:41 PM
The reason I like early NELs is because it prolongs the race lifetime of early-to-middle boots, so we get to know those teams better. A lot of the early boots feel forgettable due to late NELs.
Also, I'm a fan of legs with more teams racing, as to me THAT is more intense.
:yes: :yes: :yes:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Jro on December 17, 2018, 12:25:21 AM
Reminder please...this is NOT a spoiler topic!!   NO 31 or 32 SPOILERS here!

I put it in a spoiler thing though lol
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Granth on December 17, 2018, 06:49:27 AM
TARCAN6 is worst season of TAR which I've seen and I'm pretty sure TARCAN7'll take its crown.
Even though I love TARUS, I would rather have it cancelled than trashing it by gimmick seasons like TAR26/28/31.

It sounds like someone has yet to watch TARCAN3.

That said, I agree about terminating the American edition due to all the recent/excessive twist-based casts.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Hysha on December 17, 2018, 07:26:49 AM
The reason I like early NELs is because it prolongs the race lifetime of early-to-middle boots, so we get to know those teams better. A lot of the early boots feel forgettable due to late NELs.
Also, I'm a fan of legs with more teams racing, as to me THAT is more intense.

Same. I prefer early NEL's rather than being stuck with the same teams for the lasts legs knowing that no one will leave because it's obviously a NEL. For example, I'm watching season 12 and wtf, it's the seventh leg and 7 teams were eliminated without a NEL and that's pretty **** because we lost good teams that could have been saved and now we have 6 legs left with only 5 teams were no one will go until idk when... no thanks.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Granth on December 18, 2018, 11:05:00 AM
A double-edged sword on whichone should bet, because for every subpar season with that sequence (Social Media Edition), there are two stellar ones (Unfinished Business and Australia 2).
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: RachelLeVega on December 18, 2018, 11:18:29 AM
A double-edged sword on whichone should bet, because for every subpar season with that sequence (Social Media Edition), there are two stellar ones (Unfinished Business and Australia 2).
I guess this also fits this thread: Unfinished Business was the beginning of the decline over the quality of the original show. :(
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 19, 2018, 08:52:02 AM

I guess this also fits this thread: Unfinished Business was the beginning of the decline over the quality of the original show. :(

Not sure this is a 1+1=2 case.

Scheduling also changed...the big decline in ratings may have correlated with losing a valued time slot.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 19, 2018, 11:54:24 AM

I guess this also fits this thread: Unfinished Business was the beginning of the decline over the quality of the original show. :(

Not sure this is a 1+1=2 case.

Scheduling also changed...the big decline in ratings may have correlated with losing a valued time slot.
RachelLeVega was referring to the overall quality of the show, i.e. the editing, tasks, and what not, not quantity.

But I have to disagree, RachelLeVega. TAR 18 still had that charm of the TAR 12-17 seasons (the India episodes still hold up really well IMO).

I think TAR 20 was the last really well-crafted season in terms of editing.

Here's an unpopular opinion: TAR 25 is the worst season in terms of editing. So much footage left out :groan: And it hasn't really gotten better since...
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Granth on December 19, 2018, 03:13:57 PM
Agreed, 25's a great season despite its sloppy editing rather than because of it.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on December 19, 2018, 07:04:16 PM

I guess this also fits this thread: Unfinished Business was the beginning of the decline over the quality of the original show. :(

Not sure this is a 1+1=2 case.

Scheduling also changed...the big decline in ratings may have correlated with losing a valued time slot.
RachelLeVega was referring to the overall quality of the show, i.e. the editing, tasks, and what not, not quantity.

But I have to disagree, RachelLeVega. TAR 18 still had that charm of the TAR 12-17 seasons (the India episodes still hold up really well IMO).

I think TAR 20 was the last really well-crafted season in terms of editing.

Here's an unpopular opinion: TAR 25 is the worst season in terms of editing. So much footage left out :groan: And it hasn't really gotten better since...
27's editing was much worse than 25. Remember most of the shining moments of teams (e.g. Kelsey and Joey argue) was found in the extra videos online instead of the actual episode. The only good episode in terms of editing was the Macau one.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Granth on December 19, 2018, 07:17:19 PM
TAR 18 still had that charm of the TAR 12-17 seasons (the India episodes still hold up really well IMO).

I think TAR 20 was the last really well-crafted season in terms of editing.

Seconding the UB praise, but great editing can't save a crap-tier season like 20 (and 16 to a lesser extent).
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: RachelLeVega on December 19, 2018, 09:22:54 PM

I guess this also fits this thread: Unfinished Business was the beginning of the decline over the quality of the original show. :(

Not sure this is a 1+1=2 case.

Scheduling also changed...the big decline in ratings may have correlated with losing a valued time slot.
RachelLeVega was referring to the overall quality of the show, i.e. the editing, tasks, and what not, not quantity.

But I have to disagree, RachelLeVega. TAR 18 still had that charm of the TAR 12-17 seasons (the India episodes still hold up really well IMO).

I think TAR 20 was the last really well-crafted season in terms of editing.

Here's an unpopular opinion: TAR 25 is the worst season in terms of editing. So much footage left out :groan: And it hasn't really gotten better since...
27's editing was much worse than 25. Remember most of the shining moments of teams (e.g. Kelsey and Joey argue) was found in the extra videos online instead of the actual episode. The only good episode in terms of editing was the Macau one.
The thing that pisses me off with the current editing of the show is how they cut out traveling and pre-destination/location hype scenes because it gave the teams a real sense of character and breathed life to the destinations they were traveling through (as you were mentioning with Kelsey and Joey arguing). Even if the music wasn't too adrenaline pumping, the pioneering and rising seasons still showed the journey aspect of a high-stakes race successfully and memorably. There have been some stand-out episodes of the post-20 seasons, but a majority was because there was some big moment or outside force affecting how the editors had to format the episodes. Leg 2 of TAR17 was straightforward and nothing of team drama, but it still delivered with the thrill of traveling and the race that I still remember fondly and excitedly to this day (Brook's knack to sell sunglasses, Michael managing his own at the sunglasses, the Ghanian women being so random toward the racers, a dude wanting to buy Mallory's entire pad of glasses, the dangerous taxi race between the choir boys and docs for just 7th! and 8th! near the end, and I still remember tearing up for Andie & Jenna's early demise) whereas more recent episodes felt out of tune from the race aspect of the show for omitting small, but very telling moments like these from the broadcast and not showing the journey over the destination. One team I love to mention who got an "unfortunate" edit from this is Kerri & Stacy. On the episodes, they were bubbly and motherly - just that. On the extras, they were a total 180: very outspoken, mechanically smart, and let's just say Brenchel weren't the only ones who disliked Vanessa & Ralph with flying colors.

For me, I prefer when all the teams have their starring moments on the race and not just the several who make it farther than leg 4. I appreciate and love season 16 and 20 more for this reason alone. If you make the show, you deserve to at least have some kind of personality and story arc shown of you and your team which many recent early-eliminated teams, unfortunately, did not.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Jay33 on December 19, 2018, 10:58:53 PM
I feel like the editing has gotten worse since TAR 24 (or whatever the last All-Stars was).
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Granth on December 20, 2018, 10:32:12 AM
25's a great season despite its sloppy editing rather than because of it.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 20, 2018, 06:44:02 PM
I don’t care what the numbers say, Justin & Diana were not a strong team. I wanna see them come back on a Race with nonlinear legs and tons of self driving.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: NELs on December 23, 2018, 02:12:51 AM
Here's one:

I think Family Edition is better than all the TAR Canadas combined.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Gra1162 on December 23, 2018, 02:16:27 AM
Here's one:

I think Family Edition is better than all the TAR Canadas combined.
IMO its better than TAR CAN 3 & 1
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: dryedmangoez on December 23, 2018, 03:17:04 AM
Here's one:

I think Family Edition is better than all the TAR Canadas combined.
Well, I actually very much like TAR8. So I would definitely choose TAR8 over any TAR Canada season, tbh.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Granth on December 23, 2018, 07:11:01 AM
I don’t care what the numbers say, Justin & Diana were not a strong team. I wanna see them come back on a Race with nonlinear legs and tons of self driving.

Yes, would they have fared as well on the routes of the recent gimmick seasons?
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Granth on December 23, 2018, 07:12:02 AM
Here's one:

I think Family Edition is better than all the TAR Canadas combined.

TARCAN2 and TARCAN4 each have teams as good as the Weavers, so no.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Hubickichibi on March 21, 2019, 08:48:26 AM
I got one: team wretchel is way better in mute (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/45.gif?w=560)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Granth on March 21, 2019, 10:49:59 AM
Certainly their original appearance, but not their return.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Hubickichibi on March 21, 2019, 07:31:05 PM
wretchel is good team, but when she open her mouth....(https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/115.gif?w=560)
in fact BB team are good teams, so competitive and...sneaky, i guess BB is like boot camp for reality show gladiator (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/111.gif?w=560)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: NELs on March 22, 2019, 09:22:44 AM
HaMerotz LaMillion (Seasons 2-) is overrated.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: G.B. on June 06, 2019, 04:33:34 PM
So, just curious at this point honestly, is disliking Rachel Reilly an 'unpopular opinion' around here?
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Hubickichibi on June 06, 2019, 06:23:20 PM
Please do NOT speak for RFF.    :groan:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: NELs on June 06, 2019, 06:27:17 PM
So, just curious at this point honestly, is disliking Rachel Reilly an 'unpopular opinion' around here?

I would consider her a mixed bag on this site, some people on this forum like her, while others don't.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on June 06, 2019, 07:13:00 PM
Most casual fans hate her, most CTS forum fans like her, and in this forum definitely mixed.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 06, 2019, 07:50:24 PM
What's CTS?
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: NELs on June 06, 2019, 07:59:03 PM
What's CTS?

Sites like Survivor Sucks & Clubs That Suck.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on June 07, 2019, 08:50:45 PM
Bring back Rachel for a 4th time
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 07, 2019, 10:15:55 PM
Bring back Rachel for a 4th time
This might be an unpopular opinion (:lol:) but...
Bring Rachel & Brendon back for TAR: Ultimate All-Stars.  :cheer:

Or Rachel & Elissa for Unfinished Business 2 which would then allow Rachel & Brendon back for Ultimate All-Stars. Or if Rachel & Elissa do better on their 2nd attempt, they can get back on a regular All-Stars season. Which would then still allow Rachel & Brendon for Ultimate All-Stars.

So it could be possible for Rachel to return 3 more times. But I doubt TARUS survives that long  :clap2:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Hubickichibi on June 08, 2019, 04:49:28 AM
return 3 more ti..(https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/yociexp74.gif?w=150&h=150)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: elthemagnifico on June 08, 2019, 05:30:39 AM
Bring back Justin and Diana into AS3 amd see if they can survive on a self driving leg
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on June 08, 2019, 09:53:13 AM
Bring back Justin and Diana into AS3 amd see if they can survive on a self driving leg
This. The only reason I want them back lol. I wanna see if their racing skills hold up.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: BoxOfficeR on June 08, 2019, 03:12:47 PM
Amanda and Kris (TAR 14, TAR 18) desperately need to be three-peaters.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: G.B. on June 08, 2019, 05:20:14 PM
Honestly, I'm seriously considering straight up not watching any season in the future with Rachel in it. She pisses me off that much.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Leafsfan on June 08, 2019, 05:28:08 PM
Honestly, I'm seriously considering straight up not watching any season in the future with Rachel in it. She pisses me off that much.

This coming from a person who says D/C is their favourite team ...

Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Hubickichibi on June 08, 2019, 07:11:52 PM
Honestly, I'm seriously considering straight up not watching any season in the future with Rachel in it. She pisses me off that much.

I feel u brudah (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/yoyo43.gif?w=150&h=150)
but i think shes popular among cbs/TAR circles, so we might see her again in the future (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/27.gif?w=560)
shes kinda like a marquee player in cbs reality shows, like Boston rob and sandra
there has been rumour B rob get six figure to "stars" in TAR S07 (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/yoyo166.gif?w=150&h=150)
but i hope they bring back globetrotters, cowboys or hippies instead, that would be super fun (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/yociexp108.gif?w=150&h=150)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: georgiapeach on June 08, 2019, 07:51:42 PM
Who is D/C? ???
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on June 08, 2019, 07:59:32 PM
Amanda and Kris (TAR 14, TAR 18) desperately need to be three-peaters.
Sort of agree. They've only raced 6 legs across two seasons and the farthest they've made is 8th--and it's not even because they're a bad team.

Jessica & John kind of remind me of them. Raced twice but never made it towards the endgame. They placed 9th and 7th, racing 11 legs overall.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: G.B. on June 08, 2019, 10:09:07 PM
Honestly, I'm seriously considering straight up not watching any season in the future with Rachel in it. She pisses me off that much.

This coming from a person who says D/C is their favourite team ...

Well all right. First of all, I have never said D/C is my favourite team. They're not even in my top 10. I just said I like them and don't understand the hate they get. Second, what does that have to do with anything? I stated my opinion in an opinion thread. If I disliked D/C as much as Rachel, I'd probably say the same thing, and anyone is allowed to say the same thing regarding D/C as well. If you don't want to watch any future D/C seasons, fine. I won't watch any more Rachel seasons.

Who is D/C? ???

Dave & Connor.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: ghmorello on June 09, 2019, 02:26:04 AM
Most casual fans hate her, most CTS forum fans like her, and in this forum definitely mixed.

Also, The Amazing Race Subreddit (r/TheAmazingRace) dislikes her. 
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on June 09, 2019, 03:54:57 AM
Another really unpopular opinion :

 Team Fun (Becca) is the most annoying team (person) to me in the history of TARUS
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Hubickichibi on June 09, 2019, 06:39:24 PM
Team fun is the most annoy...(https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/yociexp74.gif?w=150&h=150)
i dont understand these people, maybe its only a joke? or maybe sarcasm? (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/100.gif?w=560)
if so then i got really good one: Jonathan and Victoria are the most nice, delightful, kind, gentle and fun to watch racers in TAR history (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/101.gif?w=560)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on June 09, 2019, 06:47:45 PM
Team fun is the most annoy...(https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/yociexp74.gif?w=150&h=150)
i dont understand these people, maybe its only a joke? or maybe sarcasm? (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/100.gif?w=560)
if so then i got really good one: Jonathan and Victoria are the most nice, delightful, kind, gentle and fun to watch racers in TAR history (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/101.gif?w=560)

Don't put yourself too hard, just leave them (the people who don't like Team Fun) alone. The fan community of TAR has a wide array of opinions.

But there's a certainty about them (Jonathan & Victoria) not being very nice as they are abusive to each other.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on June 10, 2019, 05:52:32 AM
Team fun is the most annoy...(https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/yociexp74.gif?w=150&h=150)
i dont understand these people, maybe its only a joke? or maybe sarcasm? (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/100.gif?w=560)
if so then i got really good one: Jonathan and Victoria are the most nice, delightful, kind, gentle and fun to watch racers in TAR history (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/101.gif?w=560)
everyone has their opinion
I tend to find people playing up with camera annoying
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Genius on June 10, 2019, 12:11:57 PM
Honestly, I'm seriously considering straight up not watching any season in the future with Rachel in it. She pisses me off that much.

I feel u brudah (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/yoyo43.gif?w=150&h=150)
but i think shes popular among cbs/TAR circles, so we might see her again in the future (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/27.gif?w=560)
shes kinda like a marquee player in cbs reality shows, like Boston rob and sandra
there has been rumour B rob get six figure to "stars" in TAR S07 (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/yoyo166.gif?w=150&h=150)
but i hope they bring back globetrotters, cowboys or hippies instead, that would be super fun (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/yociexp108.gif?w=150&h=150)


Globetrotters, cowboys and hippies again...  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: jack72 on June 10, 2019, 02:08:56 PM
:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

So glad the Reilly sisters are gone.....both are such bad losers, and even worse winners.
They kick you when you are down, then say they are great competitors, and it's just a game.

But when things don't go their way they yell,,,"it's not fair"   Wha Wha Wha......

Well I guess it's fitting that they are gone...looks like it's back to the U.S where the first thing to do is get botox injections in their lips, and plan a media blitz to stay relevant.


If they have Brendon and Rachel as contestant on another race,,,,,,hope the race takes them to some banana republic and they get arrested.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: jack72 on June 10, 2019, 02:12:17 PM
Team fun is the most annoy...(https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/yociexp74.gif?w=150&h=150)
i dont understand these people, maybe its only a joke? or maybe sarcasm?

I hope Team fun wins....they seem to be generally having fun and enjoying the journey.  They are competitive but in a good way.  Hope they win.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: georgiapeach on June 10, 2019, 02:43:30 PM
Okay guys.

Re CONTESTANTS:

You MAY express an opinion here. You can also use the TAR 31 Bitch and Moan thread which is preferred..

BUT you may NOT be rude or threatening here.

Please read the Contestant Thread INFO here:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,30307.msg1027395.html#msg1027395

And PAY ATTENTION. This thread is NOT a spoiler thread. I would prefer to NOT discuss our current 31 teams here for risk of possible spoilers.



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**First of all, and most importantly: NO SPOILERS IN THESE THREADS please!**
 
** Just a reminder that RFF prides itself on our friendships and relationships with current and past racers and their families, who DO read what is being said here.
 
While it is perfectly fine to explain why you think a racer or a team did not do well in a task, or behaved badly, or just isn't your favorite, it is NOT okay to be rude or impolite in doing so. We don't allow personal attacks on each other or on our racer friends. Comments on how they raced are fair, personal attacks are not.

Break this rule and you are at risk for a 7 day ban.

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Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: NELs on June 11, 2019, 09:14:59 AM
Unpopular Opinion:

I think The Amazing Race Canada is the worst TAR version ever.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on June 13, 2019, 04:06:47 PM
Why?
This coming from someone who has never seen any TAR Canada, but has been planning to.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: G.B. on June 14, 2019, 10:10:32 PM
Try watching the Vietnamese version and then say that.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Hubickichibi on June 15, 2019, 08:16:44 PM
Justin claimed his season wasnt a weak season, i dont know about that, team Texas was pretty strong so did team Reporters & Paparazi, though they a bit of mess, but its true no other super strong teams beside green team (https://cutekawaiiresources.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/yoyo125.gif?w=150&h=150)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Marionete on June 18, 2019, 07:17:27 AM
Try watching the Vietnamese version and then say that.
?
If this was directed at me, then I'm confused lol
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Lemontail on June 18, 2019, 07:19:33 AM
TAR Vietnam travels inside it, right?
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 18, 2019, 11:41:12 AM
TAR Vietnam travels inside it, right?
Yes, Mostly around the country. But every season since season 2, they've one a Leg or two outside of Vietnam (South Korea, Singapore, Australia and first ever TAR visit to Laos)
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: G.B. on June 18, 2019, 05:27:54 PM
It was directed at NELs/gamerfan.

Regardless of how one views TAR Canada, I think it's impossible to call it the worst when TAR Vietnam exists.

While TAR Vietnam does have some good aspects here and there, the objective problems it suffers from far outweigh them. Non-existent budget, celebrity stunt casting, forced drama, bad editing, bad sound design, bad course design, technical problems, unfair challenges, boring-to-watch challenges, AWFUL/repetitive incidental music, and controversies about the third season being rigged.

They try their best (really, they do), but it's not a good time at all.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: Xoruz on June 18, 2019, 06:37:36 PM
Personally, I find that too much hate has been thrown towards TAR Canada. While the past couple of seasons have not reached the highs of the early seasons, every season have been enjoyable to watch, with the exception of season 3. So, it is far from the worst franchise for me even if I don't agree with all of their recent decisions.

I thought that the two most recent seasons of TAR Vietnam were fine, but the first three were really bad. I'm also with you G.B. on that awful music they keep playing whenever a team completes a task.

For me, the worst franchise is TAR Brazil. The challenges ranged from boring to easy to cheap. Whenever a hard challenge did come up, teams would just quit with every team deciding to quit the famous meat Roadblock. There also were way too many go from point A to point B tasks. The worst thing a show can do is make me bored, and this is one of the few series that never intrigued me while watching it.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 18, 2019, 06:48:28 PM
There's an argument to be made that relatively speaking, a TAR Vietnam or Philippines will have a considerably lower budget and will have to make do with far less resources. The franchise and rights fee alone is huge. So for the resources they have, both series have done alright.

Now TAR Canada can't really make that excuse, especially when it's been the #1 show in the country.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: G.B. on June 18, 2019, 07:33:19 PM
Personally, I find that too much hate has been thrown towards TAR Canada. While the past couple of seasons have not reached the highs of the early seasons, every season have been enjoyable to watch, with the exception of season 3. So, it is far from the worst franchise for me even if I don't agree with all of their recent decisions.

I thought that the two most recent seasons of TAR Vietnam were fine, but the first three were really bad. I'm also with you G.B. on that awful music they keep playing whenever a team completes a task.

For me, the worst franchise is TAR Brazil. The challenges ranged from boring to easy to cheap. Whenever a hard challenge did come up, teams would just quit with every team deciding to quit the famous meat Roadblock. There also were way too many go from point A to point B tasks. The worst thing a show can do is make me bored, and this is one of the few series that never intrigued me while watching it.

What? Don't you like twinkly piano music?  :d025:

I always find it hilarious that everybody says Season 3 was the worst of TAR Canada. I love season 3. It's my favourite by far, and much much better than the lackluster Season 4 that followed. (Hey, look what thread we're in, lol)

I think (not 100% sure) there was a time limit on the TAR Brazil meat-eating task. They had to eat all of the meat before a certain time passed, or they would just receive the penalty.
Title: Re: TAR Unpopular Opinions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on June 19, 2019, 08:29:36 PM
-wrong post, please delete it for me  :duno: -