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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 1 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 1/3/18 8PM EST *read Post 1*
« Reply #100 on: January 04, 2018, 05:29:53 PM »
And it could be a reference to lady shopping in a field that Lori & Bolo met while asking for directions in TAR 6.

You give them too much credit. :funny:
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« Reply #101 on: January 04, 2018, 05:34:15 PM »
I THINK that the produces gave the teams winter gear and told the teams to carry the bags to the next task, for product placement.
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« Reply #102 on: January 04, 2018, 07:48:22 PM »
New here, but anyway, Jessica and Cody were live on the TV Party App during the east coast airing. Jessica said that the bags were given to them by production with gloves, hats, etc.

Several racers were wearing the hats from the 66North shop. I was wondering where/when they got them. 

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« Reply #103 on: January 04, 2018, 07:57:03 PM »
Ugh, another season of already semi-famous people I couldn't care less about? At least there were some normal teams this time

I just got Hulu and am watching the first season. I really liked how TAR had more regular people in the beginning. The semi-famous people in recent seasons already know how to play to a camera, give good soundbites, etc. That makes the show less real to me.   

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 1 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 1/3/18 8PM EST *read Post 1*
« Reply #104 on: January 04, 2018, 08:04:38 PM »
And it could be a reference to lady shopping in a field that Lori & Bolo met while asking for directions in TAR 6.
I choose to believe this theory. :lol:
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« Reply #105 on: January 05, 2018, 09:18:11 AM »
I'm amazed at the shifting of placements throughout leg Dessie & Kayla were mid-pack and come in last, Cedric & Shawn at the front end up being at the back. Henry & Evan being young, both at 22 and are doing well. I expected Cody & Jessica would nail it for that 1st place until the Skiers won. The footrace + penalty at the end was suspenseful. Bummed at the Ring Girls going home. I would have preferred them to survive over the Goat Yoga Moms. More could be done from the tasks. They could have focused more on Icelandic culture and a more extreme task. Premiere episode must have that wow factor. The cast is likable, all of them.

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« Reply #106 on: January 05, 2018, 11:45:45 AM »
I believe there WAS another (?glacier?) task cancelled due to weather.
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« Reply #107 on: January 05, 2018, 02:36:56 PM »
I have some very good news.  TAR absolutely "killed it" in the ratings.  It was the highest rated show for its time slot and the show had it's highest rated premiere since 2013!!! 

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« Reply #108 on: January 06, 2018, 02:00:12 AM »
I have some very good news.  TAR absolutely "killed it" in the ratings.  It was the highest rated show for its time slot and the show had it's highest rated premiere since 2013!!! 
You do realize, folks, that this is TAR's original timeslot back on September 5. 2001. The gods have spoken.....this is where it belongs.
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« Reply #109 on: January 06, 2018, 05:29:59 AM »
It's a very different airdate as well, and one that some of us have been asking for eversince the move to Fridays.
If we're not getting 2 seasons a year anymore, I wouldn't be mad at all if TAR aired exactly like this each year!

... only, there could be a couple fewer double episodes. :cmaslol


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« Reply #110 on: January 06, 2018, 06:06:15 AM »
I didn't watch the episode live, and I caught up later, with my usual rewinding of random moments.
Maybe that's why I had a bit of a different experience, but I don't really get all the criticism for the editing?
The only thing I completely agree on is that Goat Yoga didn't need THAT much airtime, even though I found their inner drama entertaining. We could've had a minute or two to focus on the Ring Girls being unable to find parking for over an hour.

The thing is, premiere episodes are always clusterfs in terms of editing, because a good deal of time is spent at the starting line and introducing teams. So maybe that's why I don't expect everyone to have a fair share of airtime in the first episode, because that's just impossible given just 42 minutes of show.

The roadblock is one of my favourite tasks in a long time! Let alone, to have it on leg 1, when most first legs tend to be pretty straightforward, was amazing. :cmas27
I loved how a few teams couldn't figure out that the Os were different. And seeing how long it took them to realize, it must really have been hard to see the letters in ice clearly. I wonder if ice was chosen on purpose then? :snicker:

I don't mind that the other 2 ARIs were simple tasks, as self-driving was involved this leg, and upped the difficulty for the teams tremendously. We seriously had so many placement shifts, I was impressed while watching! Plus, the first ARI was a heights task, some of which are always needed on the race, and the other one required local interaction, which was a nice touch as well.

In terms of the teams... nobody seems unlikeable? It's pretty strange, because I always find someone to root against, even if those feelings change later on, but this season everyone seems like really nice, entertaining people. Maybe the comp eaters are a bit bizarre. :cmaslol
I'm really sad that the Ring Girls were eliminated, but I would honestly say the same thing if they won that tight footrace against Goat Yoga. The moms seem like a typical out-of-their-element underdog team, which everyone always roots for, but it seemed that Dessie & Kayla would've been strong racers had they just not made this 1 mistake on the first leg. And that makes me sad to see them go.

I like them as a team, and their soundbites are great, but I really wish NBA was eliminated this leg. They just had a bad, bad leg and had that penalty sunk them to last, I imagine we would all be saying what a disastrous, pathetic way to go out that was (ala Kelly & Shevonne, just to a smaller extent :cmaslol). Anyway, maybe they'll continue to be a fun trainwreck to watch!

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« Reply #111 on: January 06, 2018, 07:39:16 AM »
I didn't watch the episode live, and I caught up later, with my usual rewinding of random moments.
Maybe that's why I had a bit of a different experience, but I don't really get all the criticism for the editing?
The only thing I completely agree on is that Goat Yoga didn't need THAT much airtime, even though I found their inner drama entertaining. We could've had a minute or two to focus on the Ring Girls being unable to find parking for over an hour.

The thing is, premiere episodes are always clusterfs in terms of editing, because a good deal of time is spent at the starting line and introducing teams. So maybe that's why I don't expect everyone to have a fair share of airtime in the first episode, because that's just impossible given just 42 minutes of show.

The roadblock is one of my favourite tasks in a long time! Let alone, to have it on leg 1, when most first legs tend to be pretty straightforward, was amazing. :cmas27
I loved how a few teams couldn't figure out that the Os were different. And seeing how long it took them to realize, it must really have been hard to see the letters in ice clearly. I wonder if ice was chosen on purpose then? :snicker:

I don't mind that the other 2 ARIs were simple tasks, as self-driving was involved this leg, and upped the difficulty for the teams tremendously. We seriously had so many placement shifts, I was impressed while watching! Plus, the first ARI was a heights task, some of which are always needed on the race, and the other one required local interaction, which was a nice touch as well.

In terms of the teams... nobody seems unlikeable? It's pretty strange, because I always find someone to root against, even if those feelings change later on, but this season everyone seems like really nice, entertaining people. Maybe the comp eaters are a bit bizarre. :cmaslol
I'm really sad that the Ring Girls were eliminated, but I would honestly say the same thing if they won that tight footrace against Goat Yoga. The moms seem like a typical out-of-their-element underdog team, which everyone always roots for, but it seemed that Dessie & Kayla would've been strong racers had they just not made this 1 mistake on the first leg. And that makes me sad to see them go.

I like them as a team, and their soundbites are great, but I really wish NBA was eliminated this leg. They just had a bad, bad leg and had that penalty sunk them to last, I imagine we would all be saying what a disastrous, pathetic way to go out that was (ala Kelly & Shevonne, just to a smaller extent :cmaslol). Anyway, maybe they'll continue to be a fun trainwreck to watch!


Most probably the usage of ice is chosen on purpose, it is Iceland (terrible pun).  Having a challenge involving the country's native language is fun to watch. I agree with everything you say. Did not expect Goat Yoga Moms to clash and the NBA Legends mistake that make good TV. I pictured Dessie & Kayla being like Tiffany & Krista, I wish they survived.
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« Reply #112 on: January 07, 2018, 10:05:06 AM »
I have one observation regarding the provided winter clothing. And that is that it included boots, which most teams ran around in.

Am I the only one seeing the issue here with getting brand new, not broken in, boots and having to run around in them for the day. One of the ring girls ran to the mat in her socks. So I wonder how many have blisters on the feet during the next leg.

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« Reply #113 on: January 07, 2018, 11:06:41 AM »
I stand corrected. It seems the teams had their bags waiting for them when they arrived at the gorge. (I had to watch the ep over again; it bugs me that the web version offers a better resolution than my tv 😠)

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« Reply #114 on: January 08, 2018, 02:59:08 AM »
I stand corrected. It seems the teams had their bags waiting for them when they arrived at the gorge. (I had to watch the ep over again; it bugs me that the web version offers a better resolution than my tv 😠)

So, all teams received them at the gorge, makes sense.
According to April, on Justin&Diana (+ James Earl and Korey Kuhl) Racers Recap show, the bags contained equipment, including jackets and heavier boots for each racer and their camera crew, so each team got 4 bags. They reappear after teams park the cars, as the clue instructions include that teams have to park the car and must take their bags with them. So they were kept in the trunk for most of the leg.
I doubt we'll see them again.

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« Reply #115 on: January 08, 2018, 02:01:04 PM »
Now I've had a few days to reflect on the episode, I'm still rather disappointed with this Leg.  :(

Don't wanna have a totally negative post, so the things I had a problem with.
- The chopping, all-over-the-place, editing! Think this was universally hated though.
- Phil once again not saying all team placements.  :groan:
- The new intro! Really didn't like the new animations for the teams.. Would much rather the older versions. And the "Hosted By" bit was just  :groan:
- Hated we weren't told about the 2 flights.

I know TAR isn't known for it's great premiere episodes, so I'm just really hoping it picks up next week, because I'd hate to be a new viewer tuning in for the first time, and THIS being the first episode I ever saw.

Maybe i'm just turning into an old grump.  :funny:  :cmas10
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« Reply #116 on: January 09, 2018, 08:03:36 PM »
I'm not sure if this is the right thread for this, but this seems to be where the recent episode 1 discussion is happening.

Jen Hudek of the skiers team posted a blog with her thoughts and more background information from episode 1. Much of it is stuff we already knew but there is some interesting stuff. Jen says that flight 1 did not serve any food to the passengers but flight 2 did. She said that by the end of the leg she hadn't eaten or slept in about 30 hours.  Here's the link: http://jenhudak.com/amazing-race-30-1/ .

Also, I found a link that was supposed to be a 30 minute youtube video that Cody and Jess put up about their thoughts and extra information about episode 1. It appears to have been taken down. I tried to find their Youtube account but got lost in all the BB fan Youtube accounts. If any of you know a link to Cody and Jessica's Youtube account, you may find another version of this video. Here's the non-working link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcCzfVCEO00

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« Reply #117 on: January 09, 2018, 09:54:00 PM »
Also, I found a link that was supposed to be a 30 minute youtube video that Cody and Jess put up about their thoughts and extra information about episode 1. It appears to have been taken down. I tried to find their Youtube account but got lost in all the BB fan Youtube accounts. If any of you know a link to Cody and Jessica's Youtube account, you may find another version of this video. Here's the non-working link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcCzfVCEO00

Their YouTube Channel is called "Living Jody" and you are right... the video is no longer on it. The only video about TAR is the one where they showed what they packed in their 1 bag Cody carried.

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« Reply #118 on: January 10, 2018, 07:54:41 AM »
I have some very good news.  TAR absolutely "killed it" in the ratings.  It was the highest rated show for its time slot and the show had it's highest rated premiere since 2013!!!

Maybe Jessica and Cody helped ratings, I hope they last in this race, plus I liked them on BB (Jessica more, but Cody was ok too). :)

First ep I thought the spelling challenge was quite good and some navigation problems too.

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« Reply #119 on: January 10, 2018, 07:58:49 AM »
It's a very different airdate as well, and one that some of us have been asking for eversince the move to Fridays.
If we're not getting 2 seasons a year anymore, I wouldn't be mad at all if TAR aired exactly like this each year!

... only, there could be a couple fewer double episodes. :cmaslol

Maybe it doesn't get interrupted by basketball or anything in this slot??

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« Reply #120 on: January 10, 2018, 11:30:18 AM »
I have some very good news.  TAR absolutely "killed it" in the ratings.  It was the highest rated show for its time slot and the show had it's highest rated premiere since 2013!!!

Maybe Jessica and Cody helped ratings, I hope they last in this race, plus I liked them on BB (Jessica more, but Cody was ok too). :)

First ep I thought the spelling challenge was quite good and some navigation problems too.

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« Reply #121 on: January 10, 2018, 03:24:54 PM »
Also, I found a link that was supposed to be a 30 minute youtube video that Cody and Jess put up about their thoughts and extra information about episode 1. It appears to have been taken down. I tried to find their Youtube account but got lost in all the BB fan Youtube accounts. If any of you know a link to Cody and Jessica's Youtube account, you may find another version of this video. Here's the non-working link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcCzfVCEO00

Their YouTube Channel is called "Living Jody" and you are right... the video is no longer on it. The only video about TAR is the one where they showed what they packed in their 1 bag Cody carried.
I actually saw the video before it was taken down.  They made several statements that incinuated that they lasted quite awhile in the race, like "later in the race" or "throughout the race".  I'm guessing they had to take it down for that reason.

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« Reply #122 on: January 10, 2018, 03:26:04 PM »
I'll be interested to see what happens when the Olympics get underway.

Which will viewers choose to watch LIVE?  ???
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« Reply #123 on: January 10, 2018, 04:16:03 PM »
I'll be interested to see what happens when the Olympics get underway.

Which will viewers choose to watch LIVE?  ???

ME!  Don't watch Olympics so I'll be watching TAR in its regular time slot.