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TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« on: September 19, 2016, 04:28:03 AM »
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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2016, 04:31:24 AM »
Though I haven't watch TAR Canada 4 yet, the biggest and much disappointment was the huge casualty of M/M teams. No alphas. The race was a tight and budget hassle, Air Canada's sponsorship did not renew the contract, hotels.com is fair and cheap.
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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 04:58:17 AM »
I know this is boring, but I HATE how it's not international every leg!
Let's hope they fix this before TARC 5!
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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2016, 08:38:37 AM »
I know this is boring, but I HATE how it's not international every leg!
Let's hope they fix this before TARC 5!

I was one of the biggest supporters of TARC going International, but I have now resigned myself to knowing it will never be. The most I can hope for is one or two more Int'l legs. If there is a S5, I expect Air Canada to play a bigger part in sponsorship. I forget who originally pointed it out (Maanca? Leafs?) but they hit the nail on the head with S4 and AC sponsoring the Rio Games. Maybe they are waiting an announcement on Air Canada backing???

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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2016, 09:59:50 AM »
The cast and boot order was a definite improvement over season 3. That one was the TAR24 of Canada IMO


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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2016, 10:40:27 AM »
Some of the task planning could have been better. We had two straight legs (1 and 2) with a height based roadblock.

Two straight dance detours options (leg 8 and 9)

Car related roadblock in 2 of 3 international legs.


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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2016, 10:42:14 AM »
I know this is boring, but I HATE how it's not international every leg!
Let's hope they fix this before TARC 5!

I was one of the biggest supporters of TARC going International, but I have now resigned myself to knowing it will never be. The most I can hope for is one or two more Int'l legs. If there is a S5, I expect Air Canada to play a bigger part in sponsorship. I forget who originally pointed it out (Maanca? Leafs?) but they hit the nail on the head with S4 and AC sponsoring the Rio Games. Maybe they are waiting an announcement on Air Canada backing???

Petro Canada was sponsoring the Olympics too... so maybe both will be back next season. It just seems strange for Air Canada to stop.

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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2016, 12:32:52 PM »
Joys
Cast
Cast Diversity
Team Intros
First Blind Racer
Less MM teams, More FF teams
Cuba
Scenery for certain legs (got a little repetitive)
The Winners
Leg 11/ 12
Rita/Yvette and the musician (leg 2)
Rita/Yvette finding the Calgary Tower (leg 2)
Rita/Yvette using the help button to find the Beatnik Bus (leg 2)
Gross Eating Task (Leg 4)
International legs were challenging.
Rita/Yvette boat incident (Leg 7?)
Rita/Yvette's Leg 9 speedbump
Lowell's puns
Ashley "I think one of my ovaries burst"
Frankie/Amy golfing :funny:

Disappointments
Ratings
Promoting the show
Lack of international legs
Editing of some parts
Mentos
Leafsfan said it best: repetitive tasks
No renewal
Amazing race canada 2 3 4
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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2016, 02:26:48 PM »
The biggest joy:
Cast - omg, I love this cast. Very unique. First blind racer and also first stepparent/stepchild(?) team in TAR history. Compared to US version we have the first "alternative looking" female team and young lesbian team. It's long time since we have interacial male team (Mark & Bopper - TAR 20) or older female team (Carol & Brandy / Monica & Shawne - TAR 16!!!!!) in TAR US. I also love higher number of female teams this season. This cast really delivered, imo.  :)


The biggest dissapointment:

Staying in Canada/Lack of international legs - Canada legs got really boring after 4 seasons, tbh. I wish they would travel more international. Vietnam and Cuba were highlihts this season and international legs are usually the most interesting ones in this franchise, imo. I was dissapointed by only one leg in Cuba.

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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2016, 02:45:23 PM »
The domestic was great the first 2 seasons, they finished checking off a leg in every province/territory.

Though IMO at least New Brunswick deserved this second visit after that ARI the first time of working at Dairy Queen =/

But with the disappointing ratings/lessened promotion from CTV this year, I wouldn't get my hopes up for an increase in international - If it gets another season, no official announcement yet - that probably means they'll come back with a smaller budget.


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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2016, 06:18:06 PM »
I know this is boring, but I HATE how it's not international every leg!
Let's hope they fix this before TARC 5!

I was one of the biggest supporters of TARC going International, but I have now resigned myself to knowing it will never be. The most I can hope for is one or two more Int'l legs. If there is a S5, I expect Air Canada to play a bigger part in sponsorship. I forget who originally pointed it out (Maanca? Leafs?) but they hit the nail on the head with S4 and AC sponsoring the Rio Games. Maybe they are waiting an announcement on Air Canada backing???

Ok then. What about 6 legs IN Canada and 6 legs OUT of Canada?
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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2016, 09:15:52 PM »
This season was amazing, but sadly as mentioned above the Canada legs were the downfall of the season and this season would easily have been in my Top 5 seasons ever had we had full international. For now it barely swoops into the Top 10.

The Julie & Lowell boot episode was IMO an excruciatingly awful leg. Unbalanced Detour? U-Turn? Boring memorisation task? Thank goodness this cast elevated the bad material they're given to race in.

Let's also not forget Rita & Yvette's boot leg where the ENTIRE leg was physical and Kelly & Kate having flights in the middle of the leg and a "only two people at once" Roadblock in theirs.

The cast and boot order was a definite improvement over season 3. That one was the TAR24 of Canada IMO

Definitely. And to think that that was our first english season in a long time with 12 teams  :groan:
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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2016, 05:59:14 PM »
Just had a "unfortunate" realization if a season 5 does happen =/ Next year is the 150th anniversary. Knowing this version, they'd make a big deal of that. Translation, only upping the Canadian-ness.

I can hear Jon now, "...And what better way to celebrate than to showcase the best this great country has yet to offer?"

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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2016, 07:13:12 PM »
Just had a "unfortunate" realization if a season 5 does happen =/ Next year is the 150th anniversary. Knowing this version, they'd make a big deal of that. Translation, only upping the Canadian-ness.

I can hear Jon now, "...And what better way to celebrate than to showcase the best this great country has yet to offer?"

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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2016, 07:17:12 PM »
Just had a "unfortunate" realization if a season 5 does happen =/ Next year is the 150th anniversary. Knowing this version, they'd make a big deal of that. Translation, only upping the Canadian-ness.

I can hear Jon now, "...And what better way to celebrate than to showcase the best this great country has yet to offer?"

What does this mean? 150 years since the foundation of Canada? If so, ALL CANADA???  :tantrum :groan: :gaah:
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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2016, 07:19:07 PM »
Just had a "unfortunate" realization if a season 5 does happen =/ Next year is the 150th anniversary. Knowing this version, they'd make a big deal of that. Translation, only upping the Canadian-ness.

I can hear Jon now, "...And what better way to celebrate than to showcase the best this great country has yet to offer?"

What does this mean? 150 years since the foundation of Canada? If so, ALL CANADA???  :tantrum :groan: :gaah:

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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2016, 07:32:09 PM »
Yes BourkieBoy, "150th Anniversary" does mean "150 years". It's not that hard.
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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2016, 08:20:23 PM »
Yes BourkieBoy, "150th Anniversary" does mean "150 years". It's not that hard.

You totally mean Canada's 150th independence anniversary from the UK?
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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2016, 01:36:51 PM »
Just had a "unfortunate" realization if a season 5 does happen =/ Next year is the 150th anniversary. Knowing this version, they'd make a big deal of that. Translation, only upping the Canadian-ness.

I can hear Jon now, "...And what better way to celebrate than to showcase the best this great country has yet to offer?"

 :funny: :groan:

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Re: TARCAN4 Thoughts (Joys & Disappointment)
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2016, 01:40:20 PM »
Told ya. They're not going to pass up that opportunity :P

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« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2016, 03:01:23 PM »
Oh dear. That means it MIGHT be travelling around Canada for Season 5.

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