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Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« on: April 19, 2016, 04:01:43 AM »
This thread doesn't exist anywhere else and since I recently finished rewatching every season of the US version, I thought I'd start this and be curious to see people's thoughts ^_^

The Amazing Race US:

Top-Tier:
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TAR3
TAR5
TAR11
TAR12
TAR8
TAR17
TAR25
TAR18
TAR22
TAR26
TAR6

Great:
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TAR2
TAR28
TAR20
TAR1
TAR19

Meh:
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TAR13
TAR4
TAR10
TAR23
TAR14

Awful:
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TAR27
TAR7
TAR15
TAR21
TAR9
TAR16
TAR24

International Versions:

Top-Tier:
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The Amazing Race Australia 2
The Amazing Race China Rush 2
The Amazing Race Asia 4
The Amazing Race China Rush 1
The Amazing Race Canada 2

Great:
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The Amazing Race Australia 1
The Amazing Race Canada 1
The Amazing Race Asia 1

Meh:
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The Amazing Race Australia 3
The Amazing Race Philippines 1
The Amazing Race Asia 3
The Amazing Race China 1

Awful:
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The Amazing Race Philippines 2
The Amazing Race Asia 2
The Amazing Race China 2
The Amazing Race Canada 3
« Last Edit: May 13, 2016, 10:30:20 PM by gamerfan09 »
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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2016, 11:21:00 AM »
TAR17? :(


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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2016, 05:48:55 PM »
The Amazing Race US:

Top-Tier:
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1. TAR3
2. TAR5
3. TAR17
3. TAR8
5. TAR11:AS
5. TAR12

Great:
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7. TAR2
7. TAR4
7. TAR10
7. TAR1
7. TAR6
7. TAR25

Meh:
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13. TAR9
13. TAR14
15. TAR18:UB
15. TAR13
17. TAR15
17. TAR19
17. TAR27
20. TAR21
20. TAR16
20. TAR20

Awful:
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23.TAR7
24. TAR22
24. TAR23
26. TAR26
 

Erased from my mind!:
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27. TAR24:AS :funny:
 


International Versions:

Top-Tier:
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TAR Australia 2

Great:
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TAR Australia 1
TAR Asia 1
TAR Asia 4

Good:
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TAR Australia 3/NZ
TAR Asia 2
TAR Asia 3
TAR Philippines 1
TAR Canada 1
TAR Canada 2
TAR China 1

Meh:
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TAR China 2
TAR Philippines 2

Awful:
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TAR Canada 3

ETA: I changed my mind on TARPH2. It's not outright awful. It was overall bad, but had highest of highs too that carries it above "Awful" to "Meh"
« Last Edit: April 20, 2016, 05:36:58 PM by dryedmangoez »

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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2016, 11:49:45 PM »
TAR17? :(

omg i cant believe i forgot to put it there  :groan:

edited in!
"But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time
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: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2016, 03:45:33 PM »
The Amazing Race US:

Top-Tier:
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TAR3
TAR10
TAR16
TAR22
TAR25
TAR28

Great:
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TAR5
TAR7
TAR8 (Family Edition)
TAR11 (All-Stars)
TAR14
TAR17
TAR21
TAR27

Good:
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TAR1
TAR6
TAR9
TAR12
TAR15
TAR18 (Unfinished Business)
TAR20
TAR23
TAR24 (All-Stars)

Meh:
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TAR2
TAR4
TAR13
TAR19

Awful:
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TAR26
 

International Versions:

Top-Tier:
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TAR Australia 2
TAR Canada 3
TAR Israel 2
TAR Israel 4

Great:
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TAR Asia 2
TAR Australia 1
TAR Canada 2
TAR China Rush 2
TAR Israel 1
TAR Israel 3
TAR Latin America 5
TAR Norway 1
TAR Ukraine

Good:
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TAR Asia 1
TAR Asia 4
TAR Australia 3 (Australia vs. New Zealand)
TAR China Rush 1
TAR China Rush 3
TAR China 1
TAR Latin America 1
TAR Vietnam 1

Meh:
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TAR Asia 3
TAR Brazil
TAR Canada 1
TAR France
TAR Latin America 2
TAR Latin America 3
TAR Latin America 4 (Brazil Edition)
TAR Philippines 1
TAR Vietnam 4

Awful:
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TAR China 2
TAR Latin America 6
TAR Philippines 2
TAR Vietnam 2
TAR Vietnam 3

Haven't Seen:
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TAR Norway 2 (:c)

People hated TAR Canada 3? Really?? I find that hard to believe...
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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2016, 05:40:02 PM »
TARC3 is the weakest of the 3 so far despite having a few great teams.  The last 2-3 episodes drag the season down. And literally, the last few minutes of the finale were just horrible.  “You don’t need to travel somewhere else! [Canada's got everything you need!]"  :barf

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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2016, 05:50:09 PM »
TARCAN3 had:
-An AWFUL route (Spending the penultimate leg going to a gas station and a dump :res:)
-An AWFUL bootlist
-The WORST Canadian legs ever put to film
-Even the International legs were meh.

TARC3 is the weakest of the 3 so far despite having a few great teams.  The last 2-3 episodes drag the season down. And literally, the last few minutes of the finale were just horrible.  “You don’t need to travel somewhere else! [Canada's got everything you need!]"  :barf

Not to mention the worst winners in a long time. :res:
"But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time
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: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2016, 06:17:24 AM »
The Amazing Race US only

Top-Tier:
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TAR 3
TAR 5
TAR 7
TAR 11
TAR 12
TAR 18
TAR 22
TAR 25
TAR 26

Great:
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TAR 6
TAR 8
TAR 10
TAR 14
TAR 17
TAR 21
TAR 28

Good:
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TAR 2
TAR 13
TAR 23
TAR 24

Meh:
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TAR 9
TAR 15
TAR 16
TAR 20
TAR 27

Awful:
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TAR 1
TAR 4
TAR 19

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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2016, 06:48:40 AM »
Top tier:
TAR 3
TAR 5
TAR 7
TAR 11
TAR 13 :lol:
TAR 16
TAR 18
TAR 25
TAR 26
TAR 28
TAR 29

Great:
TAR 1
TAR 2
TAR 8
TAR 10
TAR 12
TAR 14
TAR 15
TAR 17
TAR 21
TAR 22


good... just good:
TAR 6
TAR 9
TAR 19
TAR 20
TAR 27


meh + awful:
TAR 23
TAR 4

WTF :lol: :
TAR 24

« Last Edit: June 11, 2017, 08:20:12 PM by elthemagnifico »
what might have been

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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2016, 08:52:46 AM »
The lack of tar19 support is painful


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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2016, 09:05:14 AM »
The lack of tar19 support is painful

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It's actually funny, TAR19 is what convinced a LOT of my friends to watch TAR again after having given up due to 16 :lol:

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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2016, 09:07:07 AM »
19 was a bad season. There were no good teams...

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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2016, 09:11:11 AM »
19 was a bad season. There were no good teams...

"But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time
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: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2016, 09:19:53 AM »
Ernie & Cindy are my fave winners of all time TBH

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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2016, 10:25:55 AM »
Ernie & Cindy are my fave winners of all time TBH

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TAR19 is actually really fun especially upon rewatching. Malawi onward to Panama is such a joy ride for me. (Esp. the Panama City Penultimate which I considered one of the top ten episode of TAR all times <3)


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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2016, 11:43:24 AM »
I have not watched every single season. :nut: Some of this might be slightly inaccurate due to my rusty memory.

Made it to the clouds:
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TAR16
TAR17
TAR18: UB
TAR22
TAR25
TAR Aus2 (the best from my memory!)

High like a mountain:
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TAR10
TAR15
TAR19
TAR26
TAR28 (so far)
TARA4
TAR Aus1 (so far)
TARCR3
TARPh1

Flat like a plain:
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TAR1 (Unfinished)
TAR8
TAR12
TAR13
TAR20
TAR21
TAR23
TAR27
TAr Aus3
TARPh2

Down to the sea:
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Probably living in hell:
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TAR24: AS2

Sometimes, my favorite teams become early boots, and that may affect my opinion of the season. :(



Forgotten in the desert:
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TAR4
TAR5
TAR6
TAR7
TAR9
TARA1
TARA2

Still out in space:
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TAR2-3
TAR11: AS1
TARA3
TAR Brazil
TAR Can1-3
TARCR1-2
TAR China 1-3
TAR France
TARI1-4
TARLA1-6
TARN1-2
TAR Ukraine
TARV1-5
Lowkey lurking until TAR returns.

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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2016, 01:59:45 PM »
Ernie & Cindy are my fave winners of all time TBH

This!!   :trampb:
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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2016, 05:56:51 PM »
Ernie & Cindy are one my all-time favorite winners too, but TAR19 was a middling season at best.  But definitely better than anything after it, except TAR25.

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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2016, 06:18:12 PM »
19 was a bad season. There were no good teams...
Teams are being too nice to each other on season 19
Even Cindy who is not a true villain received a villain edit to create some dramas (yet it successed, only for one leg)
It was so boring for me to finish the season, especially during the first 7 legs

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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2016, 07:17:00 PM »
Ernie & Cindy are one my all-time favorite winners too, but TAR19 was a middling season at best.  But definitely better than anything after it, except TAR25.

I really don't like TAR25 or the winners :lol:

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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2016, 10:22:56 PM »
Uh oh, here we go. I'm going to rank US and non-US all together. These are in order too, and the only groups I'm doing are for the reader's convenience (and because the less extreme seasons tend to blend together).

Top 15. Can't be mixed with numbers 16 and lower.
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5
3
China Rush 1
1
Latin America 1
A Corrida Milionaria
Asia 1
22
25
HaMerotz LaMillion 2
Canada 1
Norge 1
19
13
Vietnam 4

Most of these could probably move up or down a few spots depending on how I feel when I read the list.
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27
Australia 1
2
HaMerotz LaMillion 4
7
HaMerotz LaMillion 1
Australia 2
Asia 4
10
Latin America 6
11
China Rush 2
6
18
Latin America 3
Vietnam 1
Asia 2
15
12
Canada 2
8
4
Latin America 5
Ukraine
Vietnam 2
China Rush 3
20
France
Canada 3
Philippines 1
23
China 1
Australia 3
Asia 3
9
Latin America 4
16
Vietnam 3
14

Bottom 5. The only way one of these gets out is if a new season is worse.
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Latin America 2 (I cannot believe this will be out of here soon.)
24
17
26
21


Yes I know 4 seasons are missing. I haven't gotten around to watching them. Or even finding them.

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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2016, 12:27:03 PM »
Top-Tier:
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3
5
6
7
11
17

Great:
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10
12
14
15
23
25
I'd say 28 by the moment too

Good:
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8
13
19
20
21
22
26

Meh:
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1
2
9
18
27


Awful:
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4
16
24

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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2016, 10:30:34 PM »
Updated my first post with 28! Putting it between 2 and 20 =P
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« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2016, 11:34:26 PM »
Yes! I've actually had a rather strange craving to do this lately. And I've written an essay so I hope y'all enjoy it. :funny:

Here goes nothing (with some commentary). From best to worst.

Ranking the Seasons:1
1. TAR 12: This season, as one blogger claimed, had a little bit of everything you could love about TAR. I agree with that sentiment. I also think that the cast, while largely being from California, was a very entertaining one. The route and tasks were equally stellar. It's so interesting, because at the beginning of the season, I had very low hopes for this season (with the budget cuts and all), but things turned out amazingly well in terms of entertainment value.

2. TAR 11: This race has also grown on me over time. The cast was (mostly) well-chosen, and while the tasks were not always amazing, the random, completely unexpected things that happened (Rob & Amber getting booted after three straight wins, the flight snafu from Leg 6, etc.) made the season uniquely entertaining. One of my personal favorites.

3. TAR 7: This race was just a classic. It has the villains (Rob & Amber), the unexpected heroes (Uchenna & Joyce), the dark horse team (Meredith & Gretchen), and lots of memorable moments. I really liked this race's unique route as well. If I were to introduce someone to TAR, this is probably the first season I would go to.

4. TAR 5: A lot like Season 7, for most of the same reasons. In fact, I don't think there's much I need to add.

5. TAR 17: The rare newer season that manages to distinguish itself from the fray. And it wasn't because it had the first all-female team to win, either. In reality, it was the awesome locations, the awesome cast (there were maybe one or two poorly-chosen teams, but most of them were very memorable, even the first team out), and the sheer entertainment value. It helped that we had Brook & Claire to narrate the entire journey.

6. TAR 6: While many people don't particularly like this season, I find it amazing for a few reasons: It had some of the most photogenic locations ever featured on the race. The places they visited in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, China, and Hawaii were all beautiful destinations. The cast, while not necessarily always nice to one another, was filled with memorable characters (I honestly feel like every team on this season has become a sort of archetype for all TAR teams in many ways), and, if you exclude Jonathan & Victoria, was actually quite an amazing cast. Didn't love the outcome (who really wanted the winners to win?), but I loved most everything else.

7. TAR 9: Honestly, this race course was also an amazing one. The destinations (Brazil, Italy, Greece, Oman, and Japan) were very memorable. The teams were also quite entertaining, and even thought the outcome was fairly predictable, it was always hilarious and fun to watch. I loved the antics of BJ & Tyler, in all their ensuing hilarity.

8. TAR 10: This season had amazing potential. The race course was the most eclectic one I've ever seen, and the teams were teeming with diversity and potential for entertainment. And in the beginning, they delivered. Unfortunately a lot of the more interesting teams fell out early, but we did get to see some unexpectedly strong teams (like Dustin & Kandice) emerge. I think this race would have been drastically better if the boot order had just been dramatically altered.

9. TAR 13: After a recent re-watch, this season has moved up for me. On the surface, this season doesn't seem to have great prospects: It's cast seems stereotypical, its route is unique but seems bland. But entertainment value is at a ten the entire time. I really liked the inter-team dynamics of the season - there was a good balance of rivalry and chivalry. The cast unexpectedly turned out to be very entertaining to watch. Finally, many of the tasks were also memorable and entertaining.

10. TAR 22: This is the best of the post-18 seasons I've seen. (I've only seen this one and 23 so that may not be saying much.) I really like this cast as well. I feel like this season's tasks were (mostly) not memorable - I can only remember a few of them, in fact.

11. TAR 18: I remember very little of this season, but I know that it was middling for me - not amazing, but not horrible either. I despised the fact that any team had to be "automatically U-turned" on Leg 1, and it's even worse that it had to be Amanda & Kris.

12. TAR 14: This season is often more popular in people's rankings. I'll admit that I enjoyed the first four legs. But after that, it wasn't very fun to watch. The editing in this season seemed horribly biased in favor of some teams, despite all the claims of it being improved. The route was kind of a fun one though.

13. TAR 16: This season has several problems for me. One is that the whole race seemed to be focused on the drama between two rival teams - and it was not normal drama. It was unhealthy and mean-spirited. Too many of the tasks seemed manufactured (like the Detour on Leg 5) and there was a really odd editing obsession with Jet & Cord (that continued in TAR 18 as well). Finally, the route was mostly non-memorable (although the South America and Seychelles legs were nice.)

14. TAR 23: Maybe this one wasn't so bad for one of the newer seasons, but like most of the newer seasons I've seen, nothing really sticks out to me one way or another. I know I didn't particularly like two of the Final 3 teams (and even the third one was kind of meh for me), but I also seem to remember many of the early boot teams being very likable. The route was unmemorable too (at least for me).

15. TAR 15: Kicking a team out before giving them a real chance to race (leading to them completely quitting instead of going to Elimination Station like normal), throwing together the most sloppily-edited, last-minute-looking intro sequence ever2, and leaving a predictable (and mostly irritating - think Sam & Dan and Brian & Ericka) Final 3, led to this season being one of the worst for me. In fact, I don't think I've ever re-watched any of its episodes since it aired. And I don't really want to. Though it is ironic that that was the season where I won the Pick'em Game. I guess the awful seasons are more predictable than the good ones. :funny:

16. TAR 24: I really liked Dave & Connor (unlike most people), but I agree that this race was likely the absolute worst, due to a combination of atrocious casting and an unmemorable race course. I couldn't be happier with the final outcome though, so at least there's that. :funny:


Overall, I am heavily biased toward the more "classic" seasons. However, let's face it: The newer seasons (at least as of TAR 24) are just not the same. If they were, I would actually feel some desire to watch them right now. :(


Notes:
1. I have also seen seasons 1, 3, and 4, but don't feel I remember them well enough to appropriately rank them. For some reason, I still haven't seen Season 2. ???

2. Seriously though. Go re-watch it if you haven't recently. Garrett & Jessica and Brian & Ericka are shown racing while everyone else is shown in their pre-race clips. Ew.

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Re: Rank Every Season You Have Ever Seen
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2017, 03:33:25 AM »
19 was a bad season. There were no good teams...



That's hilarious lol. Just post a picture of that one cool team.  :funny: