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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2019, 06:49:21 PM »
Lets post/remove the live stream links as we normally do. NumFarplease feel free to start threads.

If there are "official"ways to post the eps already aired (links by the show etc) feel free to post them. Unofficial links need to be run thru me please, I'll start a place if we need it.

Happy we can watch!!
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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2019, 05:04:22 PM »
Farewell, Gutsy Grandmums: both > Jersey Shore.

1.) Elaine/Tony
2.) Shameema/Natalie
3.) Felix/Josh
4.) Darren/Alex
5.) Clare/Sue


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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2019, 05:30:19 PM »
Due to the fact that there were only two routes across Turkey to reach Baku, this episode was less hectic than the premiere. At the same time, even though teams were a day behind, the race was still competitive. Also, the decreased number of routes allowed the show to slow down and develop its teams.

The cut from competitive race music with Darron & Alex to Josh & Felix singing "Can't Help Falling in Love."  :funny:

The Turkish barber wax.  :funny:

Sue & Claire stumbling onto Tony & Elaine's hotel coupled with the snark from the narrator calling it the hottest tourist spot in Tbilisi.  :funny:

Looking forward to Uzbekistan next week.

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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2019, 06:56:37 PM »
Sad to see the gradmas go. This was only episode 2, so I bet the budget, will probably become a huge issue in the next few episodes.

Was this the first time we got to see Alex doing the testimonials. I think during the 1st episode we only saw the dad doing them.

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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2019, 09:41:01 AM »
Nay, Alex the not-so-great did have some solo confessionals back in Europe.


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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2019, 07:35:17 PM »
I saw the first episode and this definitely isn't The Amazing Race.  It's a different version of Lost from 2001, but the original was much quicker as each episode had a different cast.  The large amount of narration slows it down and makes us more distant from them, some things (like the work bits) feel very set up.  It would be more interesting if they had challenges to complete than just do boring jobs for money, and that would enable you to compare the teams more.  The casting feels very safe as well.

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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2019, 08:36:39 PM »
The second leg was definitely much better, the end did seem to cram in too much Amazing Race editing manipulation to make the viewer guess the placings, do it for last place only maybe.  It seemed more like old style Amazing Race where it was all about navigation and not challenges (the job parts still seem perfunctory to me and the edit treats it like that).  I'm not sure why they need a GPS at the end just let them find their way, if it's really close it would make it more exciting. 

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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2019, 05:02:37 PM »
Another non-elimination:

1.) Darren/Alex
2.) Elaine/Tony
3.) Felix/Josh
4.) Shameema/Natalie

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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2019, 05:10:08 PM »
The latest episode went back to not being The Amazing Race with the teams knowing from the start that it wasn't an elimination.  So it was more a travelogue, interesting in parts for scenery or transport choices and seeing if any big time difference was made.  But I with the teams weren't informed it was a non-elimination.  I don't know why they are given a sat-nav in the city at the end of legs.

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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2019, 05:33:46 PM »
Nice to see terra incognita with the Uzbeks and their majestic cities.


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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2019, 06:19:16 PM »
That boat ride across the Caspian Sea looked rough. They spent 4 days without moving.  :faint:

The deserts of Uzbekistan, the Aral Sea, and the cities of Khiva, Samarkand, and Tashkent all looked gorgeous.

Darron accidentally eating drugs.  :funny:

Shameema saying she's 25 on her dinner date and the narrator correcting her age.  :funny:

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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2019, 04:10:21 AM »
The ship getting stuck was extremely frustrating, it was probably was something that producers were aware might happen, since they chose that as a "pit stop".
I think Shameena and Natalie has been the most entertaining team so far, wished they were faring better.

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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2019, 08:56:49 AM »
Nice to see terra incognita with the Uzbeks and their majestic cities.

Too bad that the next episode will essentially amount to China Rush 4.

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Re: "Race Around the World"
« Reply #38 on: Yesterday at 05:04:38 PM »
A second To-Be-Continued, really?

1.) Darren/Alex
2.) Felix/Josh
3.) Shameema/Natalie
4.) Elaine/Tony