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The Amazing Race 30 / Re: CBS TAR 30 CAST REVEAL
« Last post by Marionete on December 08, 2017, 06:10:39 PM »
Yes, I notice that, but this still isn't a regular cast. Even Phil keeps stressing that.
Season 27 seems like a great example of what you're decribing, but I wouldn't say the casts of either 27 or 30 are the type of what we saw early.
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The Amazing Race 30 / Re: CBS TAR 30 CAST REVEAL
« Last post by theschnauzers on December 08, 2017, 05:57:48 PM »
I don't see this as a gimmick season. I see this as the strongest attempt yet to get the type of casting we saw in the early seasons.
Really? But the people in early seasons were complete nobodies, and here we have people recognizable in their fields. As Phil said - the best of the best in what they do, which I wouldn't be able to say about any other season's cast.
If you notice, I said nothing specifically about competitiveness or best of the best, just that production seems to be avoiding cookie cutter casting and selecting teams that meet what Phil described in the opening credits of season one. That’s something I’ve been calling for over multiple seasons in order to revive the strengths of the show, in addition to the route and tasks issue that had gotten severe for a while.
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Other Reality TV Shows & News / Re: The Bachelor 22: Arie Luyendyk Jr.
« Last post by claude_24hrs on December 08, 2017, 05:48:46 PM »
Most entertainment websites have published the contestants of Arie's season.



There will be 29 women are competed in this season. Scroll down two posts for contestants names on this thread.
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The Amazing Race 30 / Re: CBS TAR 30 CAST REVEAL
« Last post by dryedmangoez on December 08, 2017, 04:15:35 PM »
Well, they're promoting the season as if its a cast of all champions and winners in their respective fields.  That's pretty much the "gimmick" this season, as described in all the promo so far.

"Made up of champions and winners, this is quite literally the most competitive cast yet."

Yet, that's very obviously not the case.
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Liiiiike lbr the Salvage Pass as TARAus implemented it (1 hour lead or spare a team from elimination) wpuld never get implemented since everyone would choose the head start lol.

This ONLY works on legs that do not leave the country, and this has not happened yet. If Ross & Tarryn had chosen a 1-hour lead, it would have been meaningless because of the flight from Manila to New Delhi. Likewise, Daniel & Ryan DID take the 1-hour lead, and it was meaningless because of the flight from Moscow to Lisbon.

Compare this to the TAR Philippines version, where the team can choose to enter a bunching point (ie, hours of operation) one hour before all other teams.

My point is less "the benefit means little in many cases" and more "no one would voluntarily keep another team". If it's a strong team then of course they aren't going to spare them (Jon & Murray) and if it's a weak team then they have to think that that eats up an NEL (Lucy & Emilia)

If it was "save the last place team AND get a benefit" then I'd be interested (like use the Salvage Pass and it becomes an Express Pass or something).
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The Amazing Race 30 / Re: CBS TAR 30 CAST REVEAL
« Last post by stekay on December 08, 2017, 03:40:35 PM »
Can't really judge them based on a tag given to them by producers only. Their competitiveness is probably what makes them the best of the best, fighting against the odds, determination, never-say-quit attitude. Things we'll likely see be lived through and unfold on the race..
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Liiiiike lbr the Salvage Pass as TARAus implemented it (1 hour lead or spare a team from elimination) wpuld never get implemented since everyone would choose the head start lol.

This ONLY works on legs that do not leave the country, and this has not happened yet. If Ross & Tarryn had chosen a 1-hour lead, it would have been meaningless because of the flight from Manila to New Delhi. Likewise, Daniel & Ryan DID take the 1-hour lead, and it was meaningless because of the flight from Moscow to Lisbon.

Compare this to the TAR Philippines version, where the team can choose to enter a bunching point (ie, hours of operation) one hour before all other teams.
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Scheduled to dance tonight:

Hernán Piquín & Macarena Rinaldi
Flor Vigna & Gonzalo Gerbe
Melina Lezcano & Maxi Buitrago
Lourdes Sánchez & Gabriel Usandivaras

This list is subject to last minute changes.
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The Amazing Race 30 / Re: CBS TAR 30 CAST REVEAL
« Last post by NMC on December 08, 2017, 01:35:39 PM »
So this is billed as Best of the Best, but please correct me if I'm wrong.... but HOW are Cody & Jessica considered the Best of the Best?  ???  I've never watched the US Big Brother, so don't know how they came across, but they never even lasted that long in the house?  Roughly about half way, and Cory was evicted near the start, only to be brought back.  So yea, I don't see them in the same calibre as Skiers or Lifeguards.... At least if one had won BB they could be said to be the "best" reality TV stars.

Also, excuse my ignorance, but how are ring girls considered for this Season?  Seriously, am I missing something?  :groan: :lol:

you could apply that logic to all of them.. NBA guys are not the best basketball players, Those aren't the best indy racers, or skiers etc..

the theme is just a marketing thing.  I am excited we have some known people this time but it's not a bunch of obnoxious youtubers like season 28.

Guess you're right.  It's definitely being used fairly loosely. :lol:  But thankfully they seem like a more down to earth cast than S28.  :groan:
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The Amazing Race 30 / Re: CBS TAR 30 CAST REVEAL
« Last post by Winteriscoming on December 08, 2017, 01:20:00 PM »
So this is billed as Best of the Best, but please correct me if I'm wrong.... but HOW are Cody & Jessica considered the Best of the Best?  ???  I've never watched the US Big Brother, so don't know how they came across, but they never even lasted that long in the house?  Roughly about half way, and Cory was evicted near the start, only to be brought back.  So yea, I don't see them in the same calibre as Skiers or Lifeguards.... At least if one had won BB they could be said to be the "best" reality TV stars.

Also, excuse my ignorance, but how are ring girls considered for this Season?  Seriously, am I missing something?  :groan: :lol:

you could apply that logic to all of them.. NBA guys are not the best basketball players, Those aren't the best indy racers, or skiers etc..

the theme is just a marketing thing.  I am excited we have some known people this time but it's not a bunch of obnoxious youtubers like season 28.
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