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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #100 on: May 01, 2016, 12:47:42 PM »
I miss Phil showing us details about the country they were presently in at the Pit Start instead of random unnecessary eat, sleep, mingle moments =/

I thought in the early seasons, they showed a little bit of the "in between" stuff. Maybe I'm wrong in thinking that?

I like how they were able to show both in the past. :( I'm learning more with Phil's narration on the nation's history and culture though.
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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #101 on: May 01, 2016, 12:48:56 PM »
I miss Phil showing us details about the country they were presently in at the Pit Start instead of random unnecessary eat, sleep, mingle moments =/

I thought in the early seasons, they showed a little bit of the "in between" stuff. Maybe I'm wrong in thinking that?

They did sometimes, but never at the expense of Phil talking about the location. And when we did see it, it would be part of a storyline, like Reichert and Chip coming out to the remaining teams or Alex getting together with Tara


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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #102 on: May 01, 2016, 01:11:39 PM »
I hate it when hosts of other versions or Phil in some recent seasons say "You're the xth team to arrive" to announce placements instead of the tried and true "You're team number x!". At this point I'm Pavlovian conditioned to expect a "but..." when they do that and it just really throws me off.

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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #103 on: May 01, 2016, 02:25:27 PM »
They did sometimes, but never at the expense of Phil talking about the location. And when we did see it, it would be part of a storyline, like Reichert and Chip coming out to the remaining teams or Alex getting together with Tara

That's what I meant. :P

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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #104 on: May 11, 2016, 10:53:24 AM »
Damn, I hate it when Phil is like "(team name here) is standing right behind me grabbing their next clue for a De-Tour", I mean just explain the De-Tour and go away
I totally agree with this. I don't want to hear NFL-style play-by-play announcements on the show. It's a distraction.
I like to think that this segment took away the calling of all Pit Stop placements. :groan:
This needs a bump, because when the live commentary was implemented (& placements started to rarely be called out), I started to dislike Phil as a host.


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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #105 on: May 11, 2016, 05:55:33 PM »
Phil has still been an awesome host and definitely my favorite of the big three. (Phil>>>>>>>Chenbot>>>>>>>J*ff Pr*bst).

The live commentary is forced but if that's what they make Phil do, then =/

The secret scenes still rock though, especially at the Pit Stop, it's still so much fun to see Phil throw out random quips and questions and talk with the teams!
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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #106 on: May 11, 2016, 06:05:51 PM »
Yeah, I don't care for the live commentary, either. Phil in recent seasons is becoming a lot more stiff and forced compared to how he used to be, and obviously production tells him what to say.

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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #107 on: May 11, 2016, 06:16:45 PM »
Phil has still been an awesome host and definitely my favorite of the big three. (Phil>>>>>>>Chenbot>>>>>>>J*ff Pr*bst).

Regarding the bold: Heh. What are the asterisks for?

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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #108 on: May 12, 2016, 10:09:02 AM »
Jeff is the best host out of those 3 by a mile lol

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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #109 on: May 12, 2016, 11:02:16 AM »
Phil has still been an awesome host and definitely my favorite of the big three. (Phil>>>>>>>Chenbot>>>>>>>J*ff Pr*bst).

Regarding the bold: Heh. What are the asterisks for?

It's a very dramatic way of hinting that you hate someone :lol:

Jeff is the best host out of those 3 by a mile lol

No lol? Jeff's apparent misogyny (come on, everytime a guy does well they air his comment saying X in the lead ready to win and then if a girl does well he goes "SHOCKER!!! WILL [INSERT MALE CONTESTANT FORMERLY IN LEAD] CATCH UP???") and blatant favoritism sucks.

But let's move on bc this is about TAR =P

To add something to the TAR conversation, I really dislike it when teams intentionally bicker with each other just to get airtime or try to be funny. Being natural is the way to go on the Race.
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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #110 on: May 13, 2016, 09:23:39 PM »
To add something to the TAR conversation, I really dislike it when teams intentionally bicker with each other just to get airtime or try to be funny. Being natural is the way to go on the Race.
Like... Tim & Marie? I HATED them in the beginning of their Race because of their """""Bickering"""""
Phil would be like "Tim & Marie FOUGHT!"
Marie in the most forced way: "I didn't know they made people as dumb as you!"

But... who are you talking about? :lol:

My pet peeve would have to be boring/linear final legs. STOP putting that one "extreme" task in every final leg.

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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #111 on: May 13, 2016, 09:25:38 PM »
To add something to the TAR conversation, I really dislike it when teams intentionally bicker with each other just to get airtime or try to be funny. Being natural is the way to go on the Race.
Like... Tim & Marie? I HATED them in the beginning of their Race because of their """""Bickering"""""
Phil would be like "Tim & Marie FOUGHT!"
Marie in the most forced way: "I didn't know they made people as dumb as you!"

But... who are you talking about? :lol:

My pet peeve would have to be boring/linear final legs. STOP putting that one "extreme" task in every final leg.

Yeah, I meant Tim & Marie at the start :lol:

I loved them but let's be real, a lot of it was forced.
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Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time
I've got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined
I check it once, then I check it twice (oh)"

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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #112 on: May 13, 2016, 10:33:33 PM »
Seeing a landslide victory just like tonight.  Compare that with Bates and Anthony in the final leg of TAR22.

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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #113 on: May 14, 2016, 09:49:25 AM »

My pet peeve would have to be boring/linear final legs. STOP putting that one "extreme" task in every final leg.
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Yeah I know! Sometimes they work like in S26 I thought the tasks were really cool! But look at Season 27's finale it was amazing! Was there an extreme task... No! (Unless you count the fireman roadblock)

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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #114 on: August 19, 2017, 06:43:33 PM »
Biggest pet peeve?

The lack of various kinds of teams. The show always has young and good looking teams on it now. There are no out of shape teams , older couple , funny teams anymore. It's mainly a show that now casts only young and good looking persons. Gone are the days where there would be all sorts of teams from different walks of life.


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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #115 on: August 19, 2017, 07:12:34 PM »
I HATE seeing the Head-Shaving FF!!!

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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #116 on: August 19, 2017, 07:15:20 PM »
When contestants complain about where they're going or that they don't want to do the show anymore because of one hard challenge - a lot of people dream to be on the show (me included) and it just annoys me when some contestants (namely mactors) don't realize how lucky they are to be a part of it.
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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #117 on: August 20, 2017, 11:37:13 AM »
Case to case basis but I just dislike it when teams help other teams who are experiencing difficulties at challenges. This is a race for crying out loud. Wouldn't it be nice if there's a team that gets slowed down and eliminate them because of them having a hard time. You don't just help a team for the sake of helping not unless it is for your advantage.

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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #118 on: August 22, 2017, 11:44:48 PM »
Hmmm. If you are able to help a weaker team get ahead of a stronger team that could well be to your advantage. Who and when to help is a strategy...a valuable TAR tool.
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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #119 on: August 23, 2017, 12:19:16 AM »
U-Turn before a Detour  :groan:

Truly the worst contribution of TAR27.
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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #120 on: August 23, 2017, 01:00:49 AM »
U-Turn before a Detour  :groan:

Truly the worst contribution of TAR27.

AND TAR29, TARAsia5

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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #121 on: August 23, 2017, 01:03:16 AM »
U-Turn before a Detour  :groan:

Truly the worst contribution of TAR27.

AND TAR29, TARAsia5

Those seasons followed 27's lead though. I fully blame 27 for starting it :lol:
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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #122 on: August 23, 2017, 02:54:31 PM »
All these new twists(U-turn , Speed bump , salvage pass). I liked it better when there was just fast forward , roadblocks , and Detours.

The fast pace of the show in recent years is out of hand. Very little time to know the teams and are often left without knowing these people.

Having the starting line always in Southern California. California is a beautiful place , but couldn't you have a starting line elsewhere for a change?

The lack of interesting teams. Who ever casts these teams needs to be fired immediately. Every season , it's the same old schtick. Every team is around 30 years of age and is good looking. This is tiring after how many seasons of it. Time to bring back teams like a mother daughter team or old grandparent team. Enough with the younger good looking teams already.

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Re: Your Biggest TAR Pet Peeves?
« Reply #123 on: August 23, 2017, 03:19:10 PM »
Having the starting line always in Southern California. California is a beautiful place , but couldn't you have a starting line elsewhere for a change?

The lack of interesting teams. Who ever casts these teams needs to be fired immediately. Every season , it's the same old schtick. Every team is around 30 years of age and is good looking. This is tiring after how many seasons of it. Time to bring back teams like a mother daughter team or old grandparent team. Enough with the younger good looking teams already.

1. I think it's better they have the start line in Southern California. Since they've made it clear that it will always start or finish in LA, I'd rather have it start in LA, because then we can use the entire final leg to see a new city.

2. Yes that they need more grandparent teams, but I wouldn't say there's been a lack of interesting teams. While there were no "grandparent teams", the casting for 29 was extremely diverse in personalities and characters, and so was 25. 28, while it was a gimmick season also did pretty well in diversifying the cast given the theme of the season. 27 and 26, I will agree mostly that they were very uninteresting. 24 was an All-Stars, but even though the choices for who to bring back were terrible, most of them were interesting and diverse. 23 only seemed to have a bad and uninteresting cast because all the interesting cast members, with the exception of one team (won't say who in case you or someone else hasn't seen it), got out early. 22 and 21 had great diverse casts. 20 was terrible. 19 was okay, but much better than 20. I would also say that this isn't a new thing, they've had terrible casted seasons since the beginning of the show. We can all agree that the casts for 4 and 6 were awful, and I'd even say that 1 had some of the most unmemorable teams. 13 was unmemorable, 14 was mean spirited, 15 had only like 2.5 teams worth rooting for, and 16 was meh. If anything, I'd say their casting is getting much better these days than it has been, they just need to throw in older teams again.
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