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Title: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on September 14, 2014, 10:06:58 AM
(Sorry if there is already a topic similar to this :-[ )

I've seen some people do this on different threads, so why not make a topic dedicated to ranking the HD seasons? There have been 7 HD seasons so far, and we will soon begin our 8th :hearts:

My rankings are:

1. TAR 22 - This season had some of the most memorable/likable teams. Don't forget the amazing/picturesque route it had. The super predictable finale ruined this great season for me though :( But this season was good all around.

2. TAR 20 - I think the amount of drama this season had really helped to make this a CLOSE #2 in my book. The recent seasons have been so friendly, or they all just targeted one specific team. Some of the tasks here were lacklauster, but the teams really helped keep me interested. The season also reminded me of old-school TAR a lot of some reason. The ONLY thing I hate about this season is Dave & Rachel's domination :tantrum so it was very hard to "root" for someone else to win (a leg). Also, there was a point when it kinda got boring... unlike TAR 22 where I thought it was good all around.

3. TAR 21 - Someone said this in another thread, and I hadn't thought of it 'til now: This season had one of the best Final 5's in recent memory! Every team was super competitive (maybe not Josh & Brent... until the last leg) and they all had a piece of them that was memorable... Josh & Brent - the Underdogs, James & Jaymes - the semi-alpha male team, Trey & Lexi - the Dating Couple :lol: , Natalie & Nadiya - the competitive/loud Sri Lankan twin sisters, Abbie & Ryan - the dominant dating couple. I will admit the rest of the cast really sucked, as well as the first half of this Race. But it really picked up when James & Abba lost their passports and Abbie & Ryan and Josh & Brent had extreme flight troubles.

4. TAR 18 - An amazing cast, which is ironic because THIS cast is more all-star-worthy than the 2 "All-Star" seasons. While this season was above-average compared to most recent seasons, I do think the Race got a little boring towards the end,  after Jet & Cord's elimination (not even a huge Jet & Cord fan, which is weird) and the famous "Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen" feud :lol:

5. TAR 24 - The route was so :gaah: , but I really liked what the teams have delivered here (even though there were many missed opportunities for the cast :( ) So basically, the teams kept me going here.

6. TAR 23 - Looking back, this was such a boring season :lol: There were some good moments here and there, a few good legs, but it wasn't consistently good. Nicole & Travis were really pissing me off by the end though.

7. TAR 19 - This was such a sloppy season. At the time, there were too many changes being made (Hazard, double elimination, different editing style), and that somehow made it hard for me to like this season. Europe and Panama did deliver though.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Bookworm on September 14, 2014, 11:22:15 AM
TAR21 was better than TAR20 and TAR23 and TAR 19 were better than TAR24 IMO. But it's a great ranking!
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Felix on September 14, 2014, 11:36:54 AM
TAR 21 > TAR 23 > TAR 20 > TAR 22 > TAR 19 >>>>>>> TAR 24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Theo on September 15, 2014, 07:28:34 PM
TAR 18 > TAR 22 > TAR 23 > TAR 19 > TAR 21 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TAR 24 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TAR 20

Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: stekay on September 15, 2014, 07:33:24 PM
TAR18 > TAR19 > TAR21 > TAR20 > TAR22 > TAR23 >>>>>>>>> TAR 24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: TAR789 on September 15, 2014, 08:38:55 PM
TAR18 >>>>>>>>>> TAR22 > TAR23 > TAR19 > TAR21 > TAR20 >>>>>>>>>>>>> TAR24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: naejae91 on September 16, 2014, 12:44:51 AM
Ranking HD Season:
1) TAR18, TAR23 (tie)
3) TAR20
4) TAR19, TAR21 (tie)
6) TAR22
7) TAR24 (Worst season I ever watched in HD  :gaah: , total bottom ranking)
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Declive on September 16, 2014, 02:37:49 AM
Alright , i think i'll be the only one , but , TAR21 was my fave , followed by 24.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: SamualDude on September 16, 2014, 03:20:59 AM
1. TAR 22
2. TAR 23 and TAR 18 (tie)
4. TAR 21 and TAR 19 (tie)
6. TAR 20

25. TAR 24 (Worst season ever of the race imo)
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Cocoa on September 16, 2014, 03:38:08 AM
TAR 18 >>>>>>>>>>>>>> TAR 23 > TAR 22 > TAR 20 > TAR 19 > TAR 21 >>>>>>>>> TAR 24

But since TAR 19 my memory is hazy I don't remember much (compared to TAR10-TAR18 era which I know by heart)
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: supah on September 16, 2014, 08:00:39 AM
TAR23
TAR18
TAR21
TAR22
TAR20
TAR19
















TAR24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Bookworm on September 16, 2014, 03:54:10 PM
TAR18 > TAR21 > TAR22 > TAR23 >> TAR20 > TAR19 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TAR24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: georgiapeach on September 16, 2014, 04:02:56 PM


25. TAR 25 (Worst season ever of the race imo)

HUH?? :funny: I am hearing the BEST since TAR 5!!
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: SamualDude on September 16, 2014, 04:49:19 PM


25. TAR 25 (Worst season ever of the race imo)

HUH?? :funny: I am hearing the BEST since TAR 5!!

Oops xD I meant TAR 24 :P
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: RachelLeVega on September 16, 2014, 10:45:36 PM
1 (Best). TAR19 -
Show content
What lacked in vibe from the casting department made up for in the travel to new countries (Indonesia, Malawi, Belgium, and Denmark). The integration of unique tasks in their respectful environments brought this season together whether it was exploring the setting of the Panamanian Kuna natives or spelunking in a dark, spacious cavern. Some tasks may not have been as interesting as others, but all the tasks were placed in the appropriate setting at the right time; hence, one of the personal reasons I found this race successful. Secondly, TAR's classic suspenseful music/editing held one of its final runs in this season and it kept me anxiously jumping on my feet. I give respect for the editors showing us the extras like the infamous passport fiasco, Cathi tripping over and over in the Indonesian farm Detour, Liz & Marie's good Samaritan encounter, Cindy humorously trapping herself under a bed frame, and Marcus's football relatability (as annoying as it was). We barely see any fun moments on post-UB TAR nowadays it was nice to know not everything was an emotional and physical rush.

2. TAR23 -
Show content
A neat season indeed, this race brought different physiques and physicality although casting directors gave away to the urge of casting league sports players/associates/wives. Routing of 23 played safe by traveling to previously visited countries, but a handful of the episodes prove to be more enjoyable than I had expected; Leg 2 in Chile delivered an interesting contrast of desert:city:forest that I found very entertaining yet educational about the culture and different terrains in the beautiful country. The tasks in this race were solid - some more than others - and constructed a race experience that I would be satisfied to do for vacation. Not many extras presented on screen, but I will consider Marie inexperienced in hot springs cooking, small-town Tim practicing Austrian opera like nobody's business, and Nicky and Marie's airport drama great TAR moments. Not a bad season at all, but could have been better edited.

3. TAR18 -
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Loosely referred as an "all-stars" season, the teams we rooted for in their original season were given a chance to redeem themselves after uneventful situations. I can relate to a do-over so I have nothing against this sub-concept. Sadly, I was mostly disappointed with the direction TAR was headed musically as there were significantly less dramatic and suspenseful moments than TAR17. I will give editors props for showing the Globetrotters playing basketball in their free time in China, Ronald & Christina's old bickery habits, and Zev & Justin enjoying their race more than last time. The only new country visited was the smallest country in the world; though, I would love the opportunity to explore Leichtenstein one day. In my honest opinion, tasks began their downward spiral from this point as they did not hold my interest nor memory for too long. The only task I truly can reminisce from 18 was the yak Roadblock where they had to take a picture from a Lijiang local. I simply did not feel the TAR spark as it used to be.

Wrote way too much on the top 3, keeping the rest short and informative.
4. TAR20 -
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Teams: Too many bad, aggressive, and bitter fruit among a small dish of palatable ones. / Route: Decent at best with two new countries with new locales in revisited countries. / Tasks: Many forgettable tasks that feel uninspired or due to poor editing. / Editing: Still can not get over how Kerri & Stacy were shown to have zero personality and unreasonably edited during their seaso :groan: ... there were some moments editors came through like the Asuncion foot race between Elliot & Andrew and Vanessa & Ralph, Mark finishing the Bollywood dance after 12+ trials, and the music played while Phil described tasks and route info during the Turin Leg.

5. TAR22 -
Show content
Teams: I find this season's cast annoying and sometimes lack the field of personality except Chuck & Wynona. / Route: Decent choice of locations with Botswana and French Polynesia being personal favorites / Tasks: Except for the first two Legs in Bora Bora, the rest of the race was forgettable, boring, kind of inspired, but mostly put me to sleep. Jennifer describing her haggis preparation basically represents how monotone this season was with tasks. / Editing: Boring, linear, and predictable editing ahoy! It's sad the most memorable and only worthy quote I remember from this season is Phil saying "Oy vey".

6. TAR21 -
Show content
Teams: An interesting group, not necessarily the most memorable / Route: Very boring, especially after the second Indonesia Leg up to Mallorca, Spain / Tasks: Some of the tasks were pretty good, but most of them made me feel uninspired and drained my energy to root for any team / Editing: I feel like the editors lacked enough interest in this season they were biased in making this season look more appealing than it wasn't already.

I have LOTS to say about this season below, but I'm afraid I won't be able to put the vent review down all on one page. :pull
7 (Absolute worst). TAR24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: BritishTARFan on November 02, 2014, 01:03:57 PM
Best to worst

25 - 22 - 20 - 18 - 19 - 23 - 21 - 24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: naejae91 on January 11, 2015, 02:22:25 AM
Ranking HD Season:
1) TAR18, TAR23 (tie)
3) TAR20
4) TAR19, TAR21 (tie)
6) TAR22
7) TAR24 (Worst season I ever watched in HD  :gaah: , total bottom ranking)


Update:


(25>18) >>>>>> (19=22>21=23>20) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 24 (Worst season I ever watched in HD :gaah: , total bottom ranking)
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Air on January 11, 2015, 04:08:10 AM
lol @ some people not putting tar24 last
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: cbacbacba1 on January 11, 2015, 07:13:35 AM
18 > 25 > 22 > 21 > 23 > 24 > 20 > 19

19 is so boring to me  )-**
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: maxen on January 11, 2015, 07:59:12 AM
TAR 25
TAR 18
TAR 22
TAR 23
TAR 21
TAR 19
TAR 20


TAR 24  :barf
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: naejae91 on January 11, 2015, 08:56:16 AM
lol @ some people not putting tar24 last


Kinda agree. :lol:
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: TARloveit on January 11, 2015, 09:24:53 PM
TAR 25 >>>>>> TAR 18 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TAR 23 > TAR21 >>>> TAR 22 >> TAR19 >>>> TAR20 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TAR24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Declive on January 11, 2015, 10:39:08 PM
18 and 25 get tied for first in my opinion.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Lemontail on January 11, 2015, 11:57:38 PM
25>18>22>23>21>19>20>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: ovalorange on January 12, 2015, 02:18:35 AM
It really depends on what you look for in a season whether it be entertaining teams, great route, interesting tasks or decent winners. I don't 100% agree with anyone's ranking here, which makes me ask what aspects of the race makes a season more enjoyable for you?
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Air on January 12, 2015, 02:33:27 AM
It really depends on what you look for in a season whether it be entertaining teams, great route, interesting tasks or decent winners. I don't 100% agree with anyone's ranking here, which makes me ask what aspects of the race makes a season more enjoyable for you?

The cast is the most important thing, it made TAR21 (well the boot order is more to credit in TAR21 than anything else) bearable instead of ohmygodhorrid.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: naejae91 on January 12, 2015, 03:03:06 AM
It really depends on what you look for in a season whether it be entertaining teams, great route, interesting tasks or decent winners. I don't 100% agree with anyone's ranking here, which makes me ask what aspects of the race makes a season more enjoyable for you?

The cast is the most important thing, it made TAR21 (well the boot order is more to credit in TAR21 than anything else) bearable instead of ohmygodhorrid.


This is also why TAR 24 is the worst season in HD so far. TAR24 might have some interesting task (Malaysia 2 Detour and some tasks in Sri Lanka IMO) but could not make up for the horrible cast (Threepeaters and many deserved teams are snubbed out), predictable boot order, and the horrible route (First 8 Legs only cover 4 countries, Western Europe overdose IMO, rumour Africa/Oceania leg cancelled.)
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Air on January 12, 2015, 03:59:55 AM
It really depends on what you look for in a season whether it be entertaining teams, great route, interesting tasks or decent winners. I don't 100% agree with anyone's ranking here, which makes me ask what aspects of the race makes a season more enjoyable for you?

tar24 had approximately zero of these things so everyone should put it last pronto (what^^said)
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Bookworm on January 12, 2015, 05:52:45 AM
It really depends on what you look for in a season whether it be entertaining teams, great route, interesting tasks or decent winners. I don't 100% agree with anyone's ranking here, which makes me ask what aspects of the race makes a season more enjoyable for you?

tar24 had approximately zero of these things so everyone should put it last pronto (what^^said)
TAR24 had some likeable teams but none of them made it far
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: gamerfan09 on January 12, 2015, 06:27:44 AM
TAR25>TAR22>TAR18 are pretty much Top Tier seasons, then there would be a gap with TAR23>TAR20>TAR19, and then place 21>24 in some of the worst seasons ever.

Regarding TAR21 though, the cast was pretty solid (upon rewatch I liked almost everyone except the winners and the monster truckers as well as the first boots :lol:) but the legs overall and winner just left a really bad taste after the season aired. If they had a better winner (any of the entire final six tbh) and legs, the season could easily have been one of my favorite seasons ever. The only leg I fully remember was the Finale as well as the hot mess of Shanghai 1 <3 :lol:

It really depends on what you look for in a season whether it be entertaining teams, great route, interesting tasks or decent winners. I don't 100% agree with anyone's ranking here, which makes me ask what aspects of the race makes a season more enjoyable for you?

I would definitely say that entertaining teams can't carry a season on their own, the same way a good route and tasks can't carry a good season (TAR Philippines Season 2 :res:).

I definitely think the best seasons are the ones that have a "little bit" of entertaining teams, great route, amazing tasks, a good (not necessarily the best team) winner, and a little bit extra added regarding a few of those factors.

I mean, TAR8 was a perfect example of that, and I don't even know why it's considered one of the "worst seasons ever". Sure they were only in the USA, but the cast was really good, we had decent winners, and for what it was worth, the US had some good tasks.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Air on January 12, 2015, 06:43:05 AM
I liked Shanghai as a premiere ngl

(You liked Gary & will gross)
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Jimmer on January 12, 2015, 07:30:11 AM
I mean, TAR8 was a perfect example of that, and I don't even know why it's considered one of the "worst seasons ever". Sure they were only in the USA, but the cast was really good, we had decent winners, and for what it was worth, the US had some good tasks.

I agree as I loved TAR 8 mainly because of the cast, but the tasks themselves in the US were not good and about 75% of them were linear so it's a big stretch to say the tasks were good
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Air on January 12, 2015, 07:32:13 AM
The tasks weren't good except for the New Orleans leg or whichever had prawns and Panama/Costa Rica
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: gamerfan09 on January 12, 2015, 08:32:39 AM
I liked Shanghai as a premiere ngl

(You liked Gary & will gross)

Yeah I semi-did on rewatch, they weren't as bad :lol:

I mean, TAR8 was a perfect example of that, and I don't even know why it's considered one of the "worst seasons ever". Sure they were only in the USA, but the cast was really good, we had decent winners, and for what it was worth, the US had some good tasks.

I agree as I loved TAR 8 mainly because of the cast, but the tasks themselves in the US were not good and about 75% of them were linear so it's a big stretch to say the tasks were good

hence the word some :P

I actually really liked Leg 2 to 3 [Civil War Detour and Shrimp Detour] as well as Panama/Costa Rica's entirety <3

Finale was also not bad <3
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: naejae91 on March 22, 2015, 02:55:36 PM

Ranking HD Season:
1) TAR18, TAR23 (tie)
3) TAR20
4) TAR19, TAR21 (tie)
6) TAR22
7) TAR24 (Worst season I ever watched in HD  :gaah: , total bottom ranking)



Update:


(25>18) >>>>>> (19=22>21=23>20) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 24 (Worst season I ever watched in HD :gaah: , total bottom ranking)



BUMP


Update 2.0 upon re-watched the HD season during TAR off weeks.


(25>>>18) >>>>>> (19<<>>22 interchangeable) >>>>>> 23 >>>>>(*26 with only 4 legs) >>>>>> 20 >>>>>>>>>>>>>> 21 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 24 (No doubt it was still the one of the worst season ever in TAR history. :lol: )

* Another update after the TAR 26 finished broadcasting.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: NMC on March 23, 2015, 01:27:25 PM
1.) TAR 18
2.) TAR 25
3.) TAR 26 - With only 4 Legs, I've shocked myself that this is so high up my list!  :hoot:
4.) TAR 19
5.) TAR 21
6.) TAR 23
7.) TAR 22
8.) TAR 24
9.) TAR 20
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: fossil-racer on April 05, 2015, 02:41:44 PM
1- TAR 25
Cast, route, twists were great. Really fun to watch.
2-TAR 22
Cast was great. It got boring at the end.
3- TAR 18
Challenging and fun To watch.
4- TAR 23
Loved the route and drama.
5- TAR 21
Delivered here and there
6- TAR 20
Loved route and tasks but Rachel ruined it.
7- TAR 26
The leg designs, ratings , editing are a mess.
8- TAR 19
Just boring.
9- TAR 24
Well...................... The cast was colorful at the start.
It was a trainwreck head to toe with few memorable moments.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Jimmer on April 05, 2015, 03:14:01 PM
7- TAR 26
The leg designs, ratings , editing are a mess.

Why do ratings influence your opinion on a season?
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: RachelLeVega on April 06, 2015, 12:24:45 AM
As of today, TAR26 is in the lower quartile of my rankings while TAR25 holds the top spot. The list is looking like this:

25>19>23>18>20>22>26>21>>>[2 hrs later]>>>24

Season 25 is a blast of fresh air for me with its intriguing, entertaining cast, a wonderfully designed route, tasks that challenged teams well on all levels rather than feeding their vacation interests, and a very unpredictable run until the finale end credits. I enjoyed the entire Denmark/Sweden episode and highly praise the tasks and editing crew for delivering Malta and Singapore. Even though the "interactive" Pit Stop editing became an issue, my admiration for the tasks, teams, excitement, and travel route fills up that discrepancy.

Season 26, so far, isn't giving me much enthusiasm even compared to the aggressive alphas of 20. My major problem with this season is the cast. I understand Bertram & Elise wanted to try something different, but to me the only teams that are actually making this season look interesting are Mike & Rochelle, Hayley & Blair, and Aly & Steve (I just realized they sound like Steve & Allie from TAR16... :ascared). It stinks Jeff & Lyda were eliminated earlier than I had expected. The blind dates are also not working as already one team has literally drifted separate ways and the rest will sadly count on misfortune to milk some solid entertainment. I would have loved to see a more diverse dating group than the stereotypical beachbody 20-something year olds. Where are all the Bob & Joyce's, Marcy & Ron's, Carol & Brandy's, and Kynt & Vyxsin's? I'll rate the tasks after the season wraps up.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: gamerfan09 on April 06, 2015, 04:21:36 AM
Right Now?

TAR25>TAR26>TAR18>TAR22>TAR20>TAR19>>>>TAR23>>>TAR21>>>>>>TAR24

I literally love everyone on TAR26 right now, loads of fun personalities in there! :P
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Marionete on April 06, 2015, 05:16:29 AM
No way is 26 better than 18.
Yeah, I kinda like the cast, it's definitely not a bad one, but the editing and direction of the race is awful.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Bookworm on April 06, 2015, 06:44:20 AM
I literally love everyone on TAR26 right now, loads of fun personalities in there! :P
x
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: NMC on April 06, 2015, 07:21:16 AM
I would have loved to see a more diverse dating group than the stereotypical beachbody 20-something year olds. Where are all the Bob & Joyce's, Marcy & Ron's, Carol & Brandy's, and Kynt & Vyxsin's? I'll rate the tasks after the season wraps up.

^^^ This is one of the most sensible things I've ever read!!!  :hrt:
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: G.B. on April 06, 2015, 10:58:33 AM
TAR24 > TAR26
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 06, 2015, 12:00:05 PM
My rankings always change for some reason, but here it goes... as of April 6, 2015 :lol:

1. TAR 25 - a refreshing improvement over the last few seasons, good all around. The mediocre premiere was saved by a challenging Roadblock that had teams working into the night. UK was decent but not good enough, then Denmark and Morocco I came by and became some of my favorite legs EVER. Morocco II and Italy followed and were probably the worst of the season. Then came a brilliant string of Malta, Singapore, Philippines I & II, and U.S. Amy & Maya's win was the cherry on top. An excellent cast and amped up tasks helped.
2. TAR 22 - started out really interesting with the Double Express Pass twist, the injury, and basically the cast as a whole... but like someone mentioned, it got boring in the last three legs or so.
3. TAR 18 - I don't even feel like this an HD season because it's just so different/better from what we have now, yet it's not my favorite HD season. It had an exciting start but I think I remember getting bored by the end of the season.
4. TAR 20 - The drama was actually refreshing because this season followed several seasons in a row with like, no drama between the teams. The tasks weren't the best in this season... jumping up and down for 1 minute comes to mind.
5. TAR 21 - I put this season a little higher than I intended to because I just love its Final 6 and the story/development of the teams. The first few legs were really bad but fortunately, the bad teams were also eliminated during those legs. James & Abba losing their passports was unfortunate, Abbie & Ryan's elimination was so cleverly done by the other teams (it ended up really sad, though), and Natalie & Nadiya defeated themselves in France. Then, the best memory task in a while showed up and the ultimate underdogs won.
6. TAR 23 - Had some good episodes (Chile II, Portugal, Poland, Austria, Indonesia, Japan) but some really bad/meh episodes (Chile I, Norway, United Arab Emirates I & II). The big downside was the alliance of Jason & Amy and Nicole & Travis - that was extremely irritating! I know it worked in Jason & Amy's favor in the end, but Nicole & Travis just did not deserve to be in the Final 3!
7. TAR 19 - This season had the same feel as we do right now with 25/26: there were so many weird changes (no clueboxes, weird editing, etc.) and it just felt weird. This had a really bad start but it really picked up once they got to Europe (Belgium is one of my favorites! Bill & Cathi :'( ) and Panama... then the mediocre finale killed all the greatness.
8. TAR 24 - I hate this season because I found myself sort of hating/disliking teams that I had previously liked :( A Caroline & Jennifer win would have been so controversial and awesome though :lol:
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Declive on April 06, 2015, 07:25:50 PM
I think 26 would top my list, followed by 25, so far.

23 in last.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: RachelLeVega on April 06, 2015, 07:47:29 PM
No way is 26 better than 18.
Yeah, I kinda like the cast, it's definitely not a bad one, but the editing and direction of the race is awful.
I see it differently. :spy:
18 is not my complete favorite, but I enjoyed most of the Unfinished Business backstories than the blind date matchups. Though the teams weren't presented to their full potentials in UB I found every team likable, even Jaime who I could not stand the first race around was less annoying that time around. Teams were okay, sometimes boring, but I liked them all. I felt sad for every team who was eliminated and ended up rooting for all the teams in the finals.

After looking back, I realize all the season 18 tasks were perfect in its surroundings, tough & risky, and turned out to be entertainment in its works. Plus, I loved the diversity of the route: (Sydney, the Outback, traditional Japan, Lijiang, Kunming nature, India 2x [am I the only one who truly misses India in TAR], Austrian icons, Leichtenstein & Zermatt tourism, Matterhorn dangers, Rio/Copa, and Floridian Keys).

Edit is a lot better than the choppy ones we get now. I like seeing Phil announcing Pit Stop placements and watching teams actually do miscellaneous tasks like ripping open the first clue of the Leg. It makes me feel like I'm part of the experience.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Marionete on April 07, 2015, 11:19:58 AM
I like seeing Phil announcing Pit Stop placements and watching teams actually do miscellaneous tasks like ripping open the first clue of the Leg. It makes me feel like I'm part of the experience.
Rachel, I was saying that about TAR 26, your observations on TAR 18 are totally right :P UB is my favourite season (not including pre-18), so... yeah. :lol: And the sentence I quoted is exactly what I think! :) Excluding those moments is just not a good choice.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Keepcopz on April 07, 2015, 12:36:38 PM
IMO, 18 > 25 > 22 > 20 > (26) = 23 > 19 > 21 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 24

1. 18 - Just amazing. Good task, great location and very likable team. I think they handle all the legs really well except the lackluster finale which is because of Taxi. It's really weird because I tend to dislike all those double-leg in same country but 18 handle it by create diversity between those two legs. Which is why I really really like it.

2. 25 - Very entertaining season! It had it own up and down. While Morocco 1 is now placed as my favorite leg ever, some legs in this season is really the definition of mess. (Morocco 2, Italy - I also found both UK leg and the finale pretty boring) But with mesmerizing cast and unique task, it make this season topped really high in my ranking. I really love the twist they add this season too. (Secret EP, Final 4, Blind Detour, The Save) The editing seemed to be the problem of this season too. but it can be overlooked easily with all those great material above.

3. 22 - Good season overall. The location is really good, task is difficult enough and it had some good legs. (Germany, Indonesia and Vietnam). The cast is really likable too. But I think it's kind of lack of something. After Botswana, it became somewhat boring. And it contained one of my most HATED leg ever, that train-manic Swizz! The domination of Hockey Bro and Maxie and those U-Turn alliance nonsense is repetitive too. Had the boot order been a bit changed, it would be more entertaining for sure.

4. 20 - Season of drama, lol, but I really like it. The team really deliver and Paraguay is probably one of the most hardest leg ever in all HD season. However, the likable team got booted out so quickly and then the entire F4 is consist of so much negativity that make it so painful to watch. Some task are also weird (Jumping for 1 min? Find apple? Playing toy Helicopter? Japanese Game Show AGAIN?) and some legs are just plain boring. (Both Tanzania, Japan)

5. 26 - As of now, it's still up in the air. There are some good legs (Thailand 1) and some bad legs (Both Japan were really horrible). Some task really shine up (World Order), while some task were just 'WTF I just watch'. (Feeding cat? Playing pool? Eating Ramen? Pushing chair? I mean REALLY?) But the plus point is that the team is pretty likable, their dynamic is really interesting to watch. So hopefully, it'll get better in the latter half of the season. The editing were such a mess too, esp. the recently Germany, they rush everything and make it super confused to keep up with the team and their placement.

5. 23 - Calm season. I don't remember really hate it while I first watch it. But it's really overall boring in my opinion. All I can remember from this season are the Bunny , Marie along with her own drama , Nicole being pathetic and Indonesia 1. Blah route, Blah task and Blah cast.

6. 19 - MORE calm season than 23. I also don't remember really hate it while I first watch it. But it's just weird season. Everything seemed so out of place and the task and route is SUPER boring. Although I really like Ernie & Cindy and Bill & Cathi, this season is a total snorefest. It's a shame because Malawi and Denmark were pretty cool but it got forgotten easily because it's placed in this season.

7. 21 - Err, I have lots of feeling about this season. It definitely not a bad season, and it's also definitely not a boring season. The team are also great as everyone in F6 got their own story arc and it's really interesting to see them race. But I just can't overlook the route and the task. The route was DIASTER! It seemed so cheap and lack of diversity. The task didn't really help it as they were so MEH. If this cast had been put in another different season (I'd say 22 as its route is super cool), this would make a TV gold.




BIG BLANK SPACE




24923849. 24 - NOT JUST WORST HD SEASON EVER. BUT I THINK IT IS ONE OF THE WORST SEASON OF ANY REALITY SHOW EVER! I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT AS I'M TRYING MY BEST TO DELETE THIS STUPID SEASON FROM MY HEAD. URGH.



** After Leg 9 of TAR 26, I made a decision to swap it to third place of all HD season. <333 Monaco, Namibia and Netherlands all impressed me so much! Along with cast, aka Blair & Hayley <333

It can even place 1st or 2nd if the right team win! Now I can only hope!
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: BritishTARFan on April 08, 2015, 06:51:08 AM
Am I the only person that thinks that Tar 24 wasn't that bad, it's still at the bottom but Indidnt mind it.

1. Tar 25
2. Tar 22
3. Tar 18
4. Tar 26
5. Tar 20
6. Tar 21
7. Tar 19
8. Tar 23
9. Tar 24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: cbacbacba1 on April 08, 2015, 09:26:58 AM
Am I the only person that thinks that Tar 24 wasn't that bad, it's still at the bottom but Indidnt mind it.

1. Tar 25
2. Tar 22
3. Tar 18
4. Tar 26
5. Tar 20
6. Tar 21
7. Tar 19
8. Tar 23
9. Tar 24
i think TAR 24 is not the worst...

1. TAR 22
2. TAR 18
3. TAR 25
4. TAR 26
5. TAR 24
6. TAR 21
7. TAR 23
8. TAR 20
9. TAR 19

I actually love TAR 24 because of the country singers :funny:
TAR 19 and 23 were so bland,
20 was crazy and there were too much drama , as well as the hero edit Bopper & Mark got made me dislike this season
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: naejae91 on April 08, 2015, 10:43:03 AM

Am I the only person that thinks that Tar 24 wasn't that bad, it's still at the bottom but Indidnt mind it.

1. Tar 25
2. Tar 22
3. Tar 18
4. Tar 26
5. Tar 20
6. Tar 21
7. Tar 19
8. Tar 23
9. Tar 24

i think TAR 24 is not the worst...

1. TAR 22
2. TAR 18
3. TAR 25
4. TAR 26
5. TAR 24
6. TAR 21
7. TAR 23
8. TAR 20
9. TAR 19

I actually love TAR 24 because of the country singers :funny:
TAR 19 and 23 were so bland,
20 was crazy and there were too much drama , as well as the hero edit Bopper & Mark got made me dislike this season

TAR24 was "ACTIVELY" awful and unpleasant to watch because the casts, route, tasks, boot order, edit, etc. was horribly sucks even some "saving season" cast (CaroJen, Brenchel, Twinnies, Mallory, and less extent Afghanimals) are not done enough to save the season.
[/size]As you know, watching the "actively" awful and unpleasant season is worst than watching the bland season. :lol:So TAR24 is deserved to be the worst HD season and perhaps the worst season ever on TAR.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Declive on April 08, 2015, 09:12:07 PM
I don't think 24 is bad, too.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Area51 on April 09, 2015, 08:11:05 AM
How the heck do you guys all remember every season.  I have a hard time remembering my name most days.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: G.B. on April 09, 2015, 10:52:25 AM
I don't think 24 is bad, too.

I'm not going to give TAR24 bad points for having to change its route last-minute. Producers wanted the Philippines, but had to settle for Malaysia, and they did the best that they could do.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: TARloveit on April 09, 2015, 10:54:04 AM
We're just that good  :funny:

Also, updated rankings for me:
1.TAR25
2.TAR18
3.TAR26
4.TAR22
5.TAR21
6.TAR20
7.TAR23
8.TAR19
9.TAR24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Air on April 09, 2015, 07:40:43 PM
I don't think 24 is bad, too.

I'm not going to give TAR24 bad points for having to change its route last-minute. Producers wanted the Philippines, but had to settle for Malaysia, and they did the best that they could do.

Phils wouldn't make the season any better
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: TARloveit on April 09, 2015, 08:22:25 PM
I don't think 24 is bad, too.

I'm not going to give TAR24 bad points for having to change its route last-minute. Producers wanted the Philippines, but had to settle for Malaysia, and they did the best that they could do.

Phils wouldn't make the season any better
If Dave & Connor failed horribly in the Phils and got themselves eliminated, it would've made the season be 50x better
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Keepcopz on April 09, 2015, 09:44:52 PM
I don't think 24 is bad, too.

I'm not going to give TAR24 bad points for having to change its route last-minute. Producers wanted the Philippines, but had to settle for Malaysia, and they did the best that they could do.

Phils wouldn't make the season any better
If Dave & Connor failed horribly in the Phils and got themselves eliminated, it would've made the season be 50x better

THIS

So CaroJen can finally win some legs and potentially got that million buck. <3333

Dave & Corner were the main reason I can't stand that season. (Including cheap route and task too). They're really that bad that I cannot make myself watch the finale when I heard that them win. And never in my life refuse to watch the episode of TAR.  :(
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: G.B. on April 09, 2015, 10:43:47 PM
I'll just sit in the corner liking D/C and disliking C/J then, lol
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: naejae91 on April 10, 2015, 08:51:43 AM
I don't think 24 is bad, too.

I'm not going to give TAR24 bad points for having to change its route last-minute. Producers wanted the Philippines, but had to settle for Malaysia, and they did the best that they could do.

Phils wouldn't make the season any better


THIS.


This is why Philippines was done much better with much more likeable TAR25 cast compare to the controversial TAR24 cast.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: G.B. on April 11, 2015, 02:17:38 PM
This episode was the perfect example of why I rank 26 below 24.

EVERYTHING is date-themed on this race. Literally everything. We spend the first FIFTEEN minutes talking about their outfits. The Roadblock was courting-based, one Detour had to do with perfume and cologne.

Even the destinations themselves are relationship based. They are all 'pretty, vacation' themed locations. Tokyo, Thailand, Bavaria, Monaco...These are places you go for a super expensive romantic getaway or a honeymoon.

I have wanted to see Monaco on the show for years, and I'm just pissed off that it finally happened only to be entirely about these dating couples.

Give me All-Stars 2 any day.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 11, 2015, 02:45:52 PM
Well, what did you expect when it's a season of dating couples? lol
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Marionete on April 11, 2015, 03:04:43 PM
It's not about expectations. It's about reality. And reality is the reason why 26 is below 24 (in GB's list).
Maybe if I rewatched 24 (don't want to do that, sorry :funny:) I would feel the same, but right know 24 seems worse to me.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: G.B. on April 11, 2015, 05:01:10 PM
Well, what did you expect when it's a season of dating couples? lol

That's the thing, I actually did expect this to be horrible. I was just hoping that I would be pleasantly surprised, but sadly no.

It's worse. It honestly feels like a different show (The Bachelor, but on the move)

Bickering couples are the worst part of any TAR season to me. So let's multiply that three times over, shalllllll we?  :'(
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 11, 2015, 06:38:56 PM
Ah, I understand.

Pre-show, I despised the idea, but somehow I've grown to like it. I don't think I necessarily like the dating concept but these teams (at least the remaining ones) are super competitive - which makes a fine show for me.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: theamazingracer21 on April 11, 2015, 06:43:10 PM
I am liking this season, it started off slow but the the last few episodes were good.

I just hope they don't go back to this twist too soon (if at all). Just look at Survivor BvW2
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Air on April 11, 2015, 08:01:33 PM
I am liking this season, it started off slow but the the last few episodes were good.

I just hope they don't go back to this twist too soon (if at all). Just look at Survivor BvW2

bvw2 was amazing?
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: stekay on April 11, 2015, 09:48:43 PM
This season is the best HD season since TAR18.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 11, 2015, 10:01:13 PM
Right now, I'm probably putting TAR 26 mid-pack. The first leg needed a Roadblock or Active Route Marker and the second leg was just horrible. The third leg was pretty bad but saved by the wonderful cast. The rest have been great so far, though. Also, the route is a huge turnoff.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: TARloveit on April 11, 2015, 10:07:58 PM
Right now, I'm probably putting TAR 26 mid-pack. The first leg needed a Roadblock or Active Route Marker and the second leg was just horrible. The third leg was pretty bad but saved by the wonderful cast. The rest have been great so far, though. Also, the route is a huge turnoff.
Well, I personally think the route is perfect with the exception of Japan! (and possibly Amsterdam)
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: SamualDude on April 11, 2015, 10:58:58 PM
I'm still not a fan of the idea of an all dating season but the cast is actually solid, the route is solid and the legs ever since Japan have been good so I like it. I still think TAR25 at this stage is the best HD Season with 18 right behind it but we will see where it leads. It is far far better than TAR 24, that was just a pathetic excuse for an "all stars" season with it's route and cast apart from two or three teams.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Keepcopz on April 12, 2015, 02:13:52 AM
What? 24 is somehow better than 26? Lol. I'm not really like 26 while the concept is out and the first 2-3 legs of the season were pretty lame. But it got improved a lot. Monaco is one of my favourite leg in the long time and I can't remember the last time I'm surprised with the check-in result like this leg.

While, uh, I can't really say that way with 24. I really hate it with passion lol. It just get worse and worse as it goes by.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: G.B. on April 12, 2015, 05:16:20 AM
I cannot at all like the Monaco leg, because the entire reason they went to the country of Monaco was to buy roses and chocolates. The Thailand legs were more about vacationing in Thailand rather than the rough travel and deep cultural impact usually seen in Asian legs. Selfie sticks, canopy resorts, pool resorts, scenic water taxi rides...

Bavaria was okay I suppose...
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: stekay on April 12, 2015, 06:58:11 AM
They showed us so much of the Monaco scenery? The cologne task was incredible! I thought it was the best leg this season
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: theamazingracer21 on April 12, 2015, 07:17:10 AM
I am liking this season, it started off slow but the the last few episodes were good.

I just hope they don't go back to this twist too soon (if at all). Just look at Survivor BvW2

bvw2 was amazing?
It was an ok season (Pre-merge was a bit of a snoze-fest but it did get better post-merge)but it did not compared to BvW1 (even if BvW1 was a bit more predicable in terms of Tysons winner edit).

They showed us so much of the Monaco scenery? The cologne task was incredible! I thought it was the best leg this season
This leg is deffantily up there. While the Roses and Chocolate task was a but of the cheesy side, everything was great.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: naejae91 on April 12, 2015, 07:45:48 AM
At this point, TAR24 is still the worst HD season that you will hate passionately, and it makes you want to erase all the utterly bad taste and memories of the TAR24.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: G.B. on April 12, 2015, 02:21:47 PM
They showed us so much of the Monaco scenery? The cologne task was incredible! I thought it was the best leg this season

Good scenery makes it good TV, but does not make it a good leg. And the cologne task was in France, not Monaco :(
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: stekay on April 12, 2015, 02:48:24 PM
Much of a muchness. What else does Monaco really have that the general audience don't know about? To most its a spec of glitz and glamour
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Theo on April 17, 2015, 10:07:04 PM
1. TAR 18
This season is filled with great and amazing tasks and casts. Three of my favorite challenges ever happened in this season: building dinosaurs, tasting tea challenge and measuring Liechtenstein. This season also provided great moments.

2. TAR 25
Hard challenges, amazing routes, great casts and great winner. Hands down.

3. TAR 23
I honestly enjoyed this season a lot. Some great teams (Tim & Marie, Afghanimals, Nicky & Kim, Tim & Danny), and good challenges as well.

4. TAR 19
I always wondered why people don't love this season as much as I do. TAR 19 had great casts (Bill & Cathi, Ernie & Cindy, Liz & Marie <33) and challenges. It also had feature four new countries, the last time we had that many new countries.

5. TAR 22
Despite its amazing routes, I don't find the challenges hard and there are not many teams that I like (only Maxie, Chuck & Wynona and Pam & Winnie)

6. TAR 21
I actually don't know where to put this season. This season had amazing casts, but the routes and some of the challenges were not good.

7. TAR 24
To be honest I'm glad there is TAR 24. If there isn't TAR 24, we wouldn't get amazing seasons like 25 and 26 (so far!), since producers will always sit on their comfort zone and never pull out amazing ideas. TAR 24 also has some nice teams (Country Singers, Afghanimals 24 which is way better than 23, and Brenchel 24 which is way better than 20)

8. TAR 20
TAR 20 probably had the most unlikable teams in my opinion. I only like Brenchel (but Brenchel 24 > 20) and Mark & Bopper. This season was really loud for me, with almost every team had fraud with another teams, or bickered with another team, or bickered with their own teammate. I just don't like it.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Wadsy591 on April 19, 2015, 04:46:18 AM
I just finished watching TAR24, and I completely agree with all the previous posts here. It is quite dull, with poor locations, casting, itinerary, route and an especially dull race course featuring lackluster challenges. The boot order was also predictable, so I don't have much good to say about it. Seasons 19, 23 and 24 are the worst of the HD seasons for sure (just my opinion).
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Wadsy591 on April 25, 2015, 08:02:04 PM
25 - 22 - 18 -  21 - 20 - 24 -  23 -  19
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: stekay on April 25, 2015, 09:33:34 PM
26 = 18 > 19 >>>>>>>>>>>>>> whatever is left >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> that season that shall not be named.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Theo on April 26, 2015, 09:47:56 PM
26 = 18 > 19 >>>>>>>>>>>>>> whatever is left >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> that season that shall not be named.

yeay, finally people who love 19 <3
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: stekay on April 27, 2015, 01:25:26 AM
26 = 18 > 19 >>>>>>>>>>>>>> whatever is left >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> that season that shall not be named.

yeay, finally people who love 19 <3

Ernie & Cindy <33333333
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Theo on April 27, 2015, 02:05:09 AM
26 = 18 > 19 >>>>>>>>>>>>>> whatever is left >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> that season that shall not be named.

yeay, finally people who love 19 <3

Ernie & Cindy <33333333

I know rite? At first, I really wanted Jeremy & Sandy to win but Ernie & Cindy turned out to be one of my favorite winners.

TAR 19 is just simply amazin. 
- The last season we had more than one unvisited countries. - - Bill & Cathi <3333
- Liz & Marie <3
- Epic penultimate leg <3
- Rabbit challenge <3
- Bodybuilding task :lol:
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: gamerfan09 on April 27, 2015, 03:34:17 AM
19 love <3

People dig on 19 because of its lack of drama but I say it felt different! Definitely one of the more unique TAR seasons (even if the double Roadblock Thailand leg is one of the worst legs ever :lol:)
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: naejae91 on April 27, 2015, 05:11:48 AM
19 <3


Multiple new countries (Indonesia, Malawi, Denmark, Belgium) <333
Ernie & Cindy <333
Bill & Cathi <333
The Malawi to Panama legs was great to watch. <3



I just don't understand the 19 extreme hate just because of lack of drama and bland? ??? Even some of them put 19 below (the season shall not be mentioned and remembered) is just rubbed me so wrong.


I'll rank 19 in the same categories with 18, 22, and 25.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: TARloveit on April 27, 2015, 06:05:31 AM
19's okay. It's just... plain. Nothing interesting really happened in that season, and none of the teams are incredibly likable. They were all pretty good, but none of them stood out. Hence them being second to last in my list.

In other news, 26 has gone up to #1 for me, barely beating 25 and 18.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Pi/ on April 27, 2015, 08:27:31 AM
(even if the double Roadblock Thailand leg is one of the worst legs ever :lol:)
It was bad even for a replacement leg :lol:
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Keepcopz on April 27, 2015, 09:12:00 AM
(even if the double Roadblock Thailand leg is one of the worst legs ever :lol:)
It was bad even for a replacement leg :lol:

Well, but the bus to Bangkok was super funny.  :funny:

VIP Bus drama <33

Ernie & Cindy's meltdown at Bus Station <33

Random 1st place and 2nd place EVER <333

Team have no fricking idea what places they were in <33333
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: BritishTARFan on April 27, 2015, 01:53:05 PM
26 = 18 > 19 >>>>>>>>>>>>>> whatever is left >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> that season that shall not be named.

yeay, finally people who love 19 <3

Ernie & Cindy <33333333

I know rite? At first, I really wanted Jeremy & Sandy to win but Ernie & Cindy turned out to be one of my favorite winners.

TAR 19 is just simply amazin. 
- The last season we had more than one unvisited countries. - - Bill & Cathi <3333
- Liz & Marie <3
- Epic penultimate leg <3
- Rabbit challenge <3
- Bodybuilding task :lol:

S20 visited 2 new countries Azerbaijan & Paraguay / While on the subject of Thailand did anyone notice how all the seasons that visited Phuket focused on different things

S14 - Old Phuket
S19 - Enviroment and Beaches
S26 - Tourist Things
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: gamerfan09 on April 27, 2015, 07:20:24 PM
(even if the double Roadblock Thailand leg is one of the worst legs ever :lol:)
It was bad even for a replacement leg :lol:

Idk why but the best replacement leg for me is TAR24 Malaysia 2.

I personally thought it was the best episode of that atrocious season.

I loved how everyone was just there at the Detour, the provided flights messing up helped make everyone bunched at the Detour, and the Roadblock was simple and fun. The Detour wasn't culturally relevant but I loved every minute of it considering the worst teams finished it first (cowturds/cancer) hence giving more screentime to the better teams left in it :lol:

(https://24.media.tumblr.com/5024ec3e42769c6b30bae222f8b1da42/tumblr_n2kqosRUV81qc7cmzo1_400.gif)

+ OTTP Brendon/Rachel :lol:
+ Luke melting down
+ Caroline/Jennifer owning all the non M/Ms + Globes at the Detour=Win
+ Cowturds struggling at a very easy Roadblock
+ Just an overall feeling of competition in the leg, unlike most of 24.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Bookworm on April 27, 2015, 07:41:40 PM
I agree, episodes 4 and 6 were the best of "All Stars"

But the Detour for KL would have been much better and more relevant in Western Europe/a city famous for nightlife
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: BritishTARFan on April 28, 2015, 02:06:08 AM
I agree, episodes 4 and 6 were the best of "All Stars"

But the Detour for KL would have been much better and more relevant in Western Europe/a city famous for nightlife

It would have been awesome in the boring LV leg
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Wadsy591 on April 28, 2015, 02:28:41 AM
Nothing about TAR24 for me is good, not even the Europe half of the season. TAR19 is better than that season in my opinion
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Air on April 28, 2015, 06:18:47 AM
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/5024ec3e42769c6b30bae222f8b1da42/tumblr_n2kqosRUV81qc7cmzo1_400.gif)

Just realised what was happening in this gif gj Brenchel you're legit amazing <3
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Keepcopz on April 28, 2015, 07:00:24 AM
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/5024ec3e42769c6b30bae222f8b1da42/tumblr_n2kqosRUV81qc7cmzo1_400.gif)

Just realised what was happening in this gif gj Brenchel you're legit amazing <3

OMG THIS GIF <33

Totally summed up KL leg!

Shamed it's only one of the few acceptable task (Night Skydiving/Spanish Step) of all the season anyway.  :tantrum
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: G.B. on April 28, 2015, 10:59:36 AM
I hope I'm not offending anyone by saying this, but why is there a separate sign for applause? Isn't applause already a visual action?
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: gamerfan09 on April 28, 2015, 11:10:45 AM
I hope I'm not offending anyone by saying this, but why is there a separate sign for applause? Isn't applause already a visual action?

Probably for the non-deaf viewing public who won't distinctly notice it and potentially interpret Brendon/Rachel as making fun of Luke without the subtitle? :lol:
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Marionete on April 28, 2015, 11:15:54 AM
GB wasn't talking about the subtitle.

I've never thought of this before, but it is a good point. ???
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: naejae91 on April 29, 2015, 05:02:26 AM

Nothing about TAR24 for me is good, not even the Europe half of the season. TAR19 is better than that season in my opinion

This. No TAR season so far was worst than TAR 24 a.k.a. "TSWSNBNR" (TAR SEASON WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED AND REMEMBERED) . I'm still frustrated thinking this was a "All Stars" season. Other than Malaysia 2 and Sri Lanka 1 & 2 legs, everything else was a huge subpar of the "All Stars" level.


Sorry to offense any RFFer, but anyone who think other season is worst than TSWSNBNR seriously need to rewatch them multiple times.


Thank god TAR 25 & TAR 26 recovered from the TAR darkest age.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: theamazingracer21 on April 29, 2015, 05:41:08 AM
Can we rename this thread "TAR24 Hate thread".
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: stekay on April 29, 2015, 05:51:40 AM
Or just ignore it altogether and appreciate the other HD seasons?  :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: cbacbacba1 on April 29, 2015, 06:42:49 AM
Nothing about TAR24 for me is good, not even the Europe half of the season. TAR19 is better than that season in my opinion
This. No TAR season so far was worst than TAR 24 a.k.a. "TSWSNBNR" (TAR SEASON WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED AND REMEMBERED) . I'm still frustrated thinking this was a "All Stars" season. Other than Malaysia 2 and Sri Lanka 1 & 2 legs, everything else was a huge subpar of the "All Stars" level.


Sorry to offense any RFFer, but anyone who think other season is worst than TSWSNBNR seriously need to rewatch the [/size]TSWSNBNR multiple times.


Thank god TAR 25 & TAR 26 recovered from the TAR darkest age.
I have watched 24 for 4 times whereas I haven't even completed watching the whole 20
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Keepcopz on April 29, 2015, 09:30:39 AM

I have watched 24 for 4 times whereas I haven't even completed watching the whole 20

Anyone who can finish TAR24 should get trophy, I can't even made myself watch that trainwreck finale after I read the result.  :funny:
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Theo on April 29, 2015, 09:55:29 AM
Worse season than 24?

TAR13? :escape

I still hate that finding random graffiti in random walls Roadblock *shiver*
And they waste the potential of Angkor Wat away.

TAR13 is indeed at the bottom area of my favorite TAR list
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: stekay on April 29, 2015, 10:35:33 AM
TAR13 wasn't that bad tbh. All the awful teams were booted early.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: G.B. on April 29, 2015, 02:27:19 PM
TAR13 had the Holi task, Kazakhstan, the best Moscow legs, Bolivia, Tonle Sap tasks, and a great final leg.

It also had Ken & Tina :c
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Keepcopz on April 29, 2015, 08:46:18 PM
TAR 13 is great, it's so underrated.  :'(

Although 13 is dominanted by Nick & Starr, but the cast is entertaining and the boot order is perfect. I like the entire F6. It also contained one of my favourite leg ever, Moscow II. And I think Bolivia , NZ , Cambodia , Both India and Portland are all pretty cool too.

One thing I would complain is lack of self-navigation. (I think the only self-driving was Auckland?) And it's only 11 legs. But I still prefer this >>>>> 14 , 15 , 16 anyday.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Air on April 29, 2015, 08:51:26 PM
tar13 is AMAZING <3
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: naejae91 on April 30, 2015, 08:24:55 AM

TAR 13 is great, it's so underrated.  :'( Although 13 is dominanted by Nick & Starr, but the cast is entertaining and the boot order is perfect. I like the entire F6. It also contained one of my favourite leg ever, Moscow II. And I think Bolivia , NZ , Cambodia , Both India and Portland are all pretty cool too.One thing I would complain is lack of self-navigation. (I think the only self-driving was Auckland?) And it's only 11 legs. But I still prefer this >>>>> 14 , 15 , 16 anyday.



13 only have 1 leg self navigation in NZ legs if you don't count the driving to LAX from starting line.


Seriously all NZ legs so far always provide self navigation and navigation drama. (TAR 2 we have the Picton ferry drama and navigation drama, TAR 5 we have Colin & Christie and Linda & Karen navigation drama, TAR 13 we have flat tyres and navigation drama, TAR 22 we have Max & Katie navigation drama.)
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: naejae91 on April 30, 2015, 08:27:15 AM
Btw I think we are out of topic for pre TAR18 season.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: RachelLeVega on May 01, 2015, 06:26:20 PM
TAR 13 is great, it's so underrated.  :'(

Although 13 is dominanted by Nick & Starr, but the cast is entertaining and the boot order is perfect. I like the entire F6. It also contained one of my favourite leg ever, Moscow II. And I think Bolivia , NZ , Cambodia , Both India and Portland are all pretty cool too.

One thing I would complain is lack of self-navigation. (I think the only self-driving was Auckland?) And it's only 11 legs. But I still prefer this >>>>> 14 , 15 , 16 anyday.
I enjoy TAR13 more than any of the HD seasons. :hrt:
Dan & Andrew's many fails, Toni & Dallas and Ken & Tina's charm, Anita & Arthur walking the first Leg, women luchadors, Kelly & Christy putting pedestrians and themselves in danger by riding wooden bikes, wooden bikes - again, New Zealand, "Do it like a madman", Tonlé Sap village, Holi RB, Ken & Tina's holy water SB, Borscht or Boots, and Kazakshtan!
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Wadsy591 on May 17, 2015, 01:58:35 AM
1. TAR22
2. TAR18
3. TAR25
4. TAR21
5. TAR20
6. TAR19
7. TAR23
8. TAR24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: SamualDude on May 17, 2015, 02:23:46 AM
My updated ranking for the HD seasons.

1.TAR25
2.TAR18
3.TAR26
4.TAR22
5.TAR23
6.TAR19
7.TAR21
8.TAR20
9.TAR24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: fossil-racer on May 17, 2015, 11:59:27 AM
Updated
1- TAR 25
Cast, route, twists were great. Really fun to watch.
2-TAR 22
Cast was great. It got boring at the end.
3- TAR 18
Challenging and fun To watch.
4- TAR 23
Loved the route and drama.
5- TAR 21
Delivered here and there
6- TAR 26
 Some leg designs were bad along with editing. The ratings suck too.
7- TAR 20
Loved route and tasks but Rachel ruined it.
8- TAR 19
Just boring.
9- TAR 24
Well...................... The cast was colorful at the start.
It was a trainwreck head to toe with few memorable moments.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: NMC on May 17, 2015, 12:04:15 PM
6- TAR 26
 Some leg designs were bad along with editing. The ratings suck too.

The ratings have nothing to do with whether a Season is good or not.  There are loads of amazing shows / films that don't get good ratings, or make a lot at the Box Office.  Just because it doesn't get the views doesn't mean it's not worth watching.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 17, 2015, 12:40:03 PM
1. TAR 25 - good all around
2. TAR 18 - I rewatched a few episodes and dang that Margie & Luke vs. Flight Time & Big Easy race to the finish was more suspenseful than anything we've gotten in the last few seasons (mainly because of better editing) I usually never know where to put this season because it was so long ago and the style was just much different/more old-school.
3. TAR 22 - agreed with what allsta said - cast was great but it eventually got boring in the last 3 legs
4. TAR 20 - I have a soft spot for this season and I don't know why :lol: I just liked the drama between the teams which is so rare these days and something just felt so old-school about this season, maybe because it had 3 Fast Forwards :funny:
5. TAR 23 - this season was meh. Boring start (Chile), some boring teams (who thankfully got eliminated early), some boring legs (The F6 NEL/elimination legs), and the constant helping between Jason & Amy and Nicole & Travis was so frustrating!! It only had like 3 or 4 GOOD legs. Tim & Marie and the Afghanimals making it far helped.
6. TAR 21 - Good F6 but ugly route which resulted in pretty bad/uninteresting legs. It got really interesting when they reached Russia though.
7. TAR 19 - kind of a forgettable season but I remember this was a time when the show kept making so many changes and it was hard to adjust... but Bill & Cathi! :(
8. TAR 24 - idk the fact that Dave & Connor won is enough to explain why I don't like this season.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: bottle on May 17, 2015, 12:51:31 PM
TAR 18
TAR 19
TAR 26
TAR 25
TAR 20
TAR 21
TAR 23
TAR 22-24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 17, 2015, 07:42:03 PM
TAR26=TAR25
TAR22
TAR20
TAR19
TAR23
TAR21
TAR24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Keepcopz on May 18, 2015, 01:32:08 AM
Update

18 > 25 > 26 > 22 > 20 > 23 > 19 > 21 >>>>>>>>> 24

TAR26 become my top three from Post UB. <3333  :)
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: naejae91 on May 18, 2015, 09:36:23 AM
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Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Wadsy591 on July 14, 2015, 09:30:39 PM
1. TAR18 (UB) - The best of the HD seasons hands down. This season was highly competitive, and showing some of the most memorable moments. It also features some terrific locations (Australia, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland & Brazil) and the not so nice ones (China). Average winners, but the drama and suspense makes it the best
2. TAR22 - An easy choice, and a brilliantly crafted season. Heaps of fantastic locations including Bora Bora, New Zealand and all of Europe (excl Ireland). Some of the best racers ever and many memorable moments. Loved it, one of the best
3. TAR21 - People will probably hate and disagree but I loved Season 21 for it's second half mainly. I did not really care for it until they got to Turkey, then I became glued. Great racers, and a great final five alliance from Amsterdam onwards. Loved the European locations this season, and the suspense, but damn those twinnies
4. TAR25 - I used to love it and see why so many people do. But it does have a few flaws that cannot be avoided. I didn't like the UK visit, Morocco or the final leg & winners, but it did try its best and it was a huge improvement over it's predecessor
5. TAR19 - Underrated, and exciting. I despise the two Thai legs and the final episode, but overall it brings out the best in some of the teams and the other locations are fantastic. Its an amusing season for the most part, with several flaws
6. TAR26 - This would easily have been at the number one spot on my list, it had perfect locations (greater than any of thee), great task design and a fantastic luring factor. There was just one problem... The cast. Blind dating did not work for me at all, and there was not much competitiveness this season or any suspense. The boot order was predictable as well. A disappointment
7. TAR20 - A bitter disappointment. The locations were pretty lame, with the exception of Germany and Italy. I loved Booper & Mark but the rest of the cast as a whole are not so fun to watch. It was just a little lackluster in most areas.
8. TAR23 - Maybe I need to give this one another chance, but here we had two boring legs in Chile, a poor route overall once they hit Emirates, boring teams and a boring race.
9. TAR24 (AS) - Lame... Terrible casting, an especially terrible route, worst winners ever, bad challenges, boring, no suspense... Just awful mate
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: RachelLeVega on July 14, 2015, 10:03:10 PM
Update to this list (best to worst):
TAR25 ~
Show content
Virgin Islands, Malta as a whole, better editing skills is always a huge plus now, Shelley & Nici's moments, Adam & Bethany - my teenage inspiration, Amy & Maya's under"jog" win, punting craziness, sheep herding, heated cups & seafood Detour, Jim's Shetland pony going insane, second leg in Morocco, "My ox is broken" Switchback, and the shipping container final Roadblock

TAR19
TAR18
TAR20
TAR22
TAR26 ~
Show content
Matt's fanny pack freakout and the engagement party afterward, Mike & Rochelle, Trujillo and Namibia legs, Monaco in its entirety, Dallas finale

TAR21
TARSeasonThatShallNotBeRecognized
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: elthemagnifico on July 15, 2015, 06:52:09 AM
1. TAR 25 ( best cast, route, task, adam & bethany,   final leg )
2. TAR 26 ( loved the cast, route and task was decent )
3. TAR 18 ( king of detour, great task, route overwhelmed me, cast was great )
4. TAR 20
5. TAR 19
6. TAR 22
7. TAR 21 ( merely loved the winner and the final leg, also indonesian leg )
8. TAR 24 ( idk why all of you hate this for good, it's not a great season, but i like the cast and the asian post china leg, italy 2, and final leg too. well it's overrated, but not a bad season )
9. TAR 23 .... not good enough...
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Wadsy591 on December 05, 2015, 03:37:09 PM
1. TAR18 - Still one of the best seasons ever, made well with terrific locations (except too many legs in Asia and a poor winner), this season rocks on every level.
2. TAR22 - A bit underrated but the countries made this an awesome season, along with the cast. Despite the boring penultimate leg, this season will always stand out
3. TAR25 - Another top notch season that ranks high on everyone's list... It' s not as amazing as some make it out to be, but it's a solid season with deserving winners
4. TAR21 - Almost beat S25, but I guess you could point out the lacking first five legs, but everything after that makes this a superb edition, and the finale was one of the best
5. TAR23 - Probably an unpopular opinion, but the first six legs were quite fun. Loved the Euro route
6. TAR20 - Not as good as others, but I like more on every watch
7. TAR19 - People were too nice, earlier legs were rushed in the making, and it just felt boring
8. TAR26 - Would've been better had they had a better cast, everything else was spot on. What a shame
9. TAR24 - Ughh...
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: naejae91 on December 08, 2015, 09:01:44 AM
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Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: RachelLeVega on December 11, 2015, 11:53:11 PM
Update to this list (best to worst):
TAR25
TAR19 >> maybe moving this down to turquoise after re-watching :'(
TAR18
TAR20
Adding in-->TAR27
TAR22
TAR26
TAR21
TARSeasonThatShallNotBeRecognized
I actually have mixed feelings of joys and disapointments for the route and tasks combined with the frustrations of the editing. In other words, very complex attitude.

The team selection is unique ranging in emphasized types of partnership and personalities, and I believe this is one aspect of the season that stood out the most. Each team became memorable for me despite the edit not giving them enough time to develop character - and "sometimes" giving one team too much attention. Even the early eliminated teams like TMZ (high-nosed), Alex & Adam (volleyball talent), Ernest & Jin (airport dancing), Jazmine & Danielle ("I'll buy you new feet!"), and arguably Chac Attack (Rick's genuine thought process) had something that makes me click if I heard their name and not just how they were eliminated. This is a giant reason why I ranked 27 higher than most people will.

Editing is still a big factor in a successful season, and editors did not deliver well. Sometimes they got in the right mood; most of the time, it remained inconsistent and a bit bland. Here's an idea: get new editors! Focus on more humor like in the older seasons than drama layered with drama and a chuckle every couple episodes.

Tasks and route I liked. There are not so many particular tasks I can think of that truly stood out, but there are some like the waterbikes, firefighting, 90' tango dancing, and Dancing Water Theatre Roadblocks. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is an honorable mention, though the effort to complete this task seemed moderately nonchalant coming from the edit it had. Zimbabwe getting a brand new visit was nice, but the tasks and random overnight rest period there disappointed me.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: SamualDude on December 12, 2015, 12:55:20 AM
My updated ranking for the HD seasons and my rationale behind why I ranked them where they were.

1.TAR25

I felt it was the most memorable seasons of all time. The Copenhagen and first Morocco legs are two of the best legs we've had for a long time in my opinion with an incredible cast makes a great season.

2.TAR18

How a retunee season should be done! Some incredibly difficult legs such as first Australia leg, Japan, both India legs and the leg in Rio de Janerio. Only thing letting it down is the final leg design.


3.TAR26

A pleasant surprise with a memorable cast! Special shout out to Hayley! The first 2 legs weren't great but from there I enjoyed all the legs.

4.TAR22

A varied memorable with a really good route! Final leg design lets it down though..

5.TAR23

A good route and good cast as well with some good leg design.

6.TAR19

A solid cast with some good legs in Europe and Africa!

7.TAR27

A solid cast and great route let down by some leg design and one team. However has one of the best final legs I've seen which is why it does rank higher on my list than it would for most people.

8.TAR21

A good route and cast but it just didn't grab me. Props to it's final leg as well as TAR27.

9.TAR20

A good route but it's cast let it down especially the final three. Props to Bopper and Mark though.

10.TAR24

A bad route, not so great cast and only one memorable leg. This would be somewhat acceptable if it weren't a returnees season but it just wasn't. Props to Leg 6 in Sri Lanka for being the best leg in that season.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: naejae91 on December 12, 2015, 10:05:45 AM
TAR27 Update:


1. TAR25 - Despite many people say 25 was overrated, and despite I still think 25 can't beat the classic seasons of 1/2/3/5, and despite there's some odd editing happened there, I still enjoy the season and IMO this season constantly provide some sort of refreshment and TAR25 really prove to us that WRP still able to produce a decent season if they can plan and done properly/in serious manner. I would say that Denmark leg and Morocco 1 leg was one of the best back to back leg for a long time.


2. TAR18 - The best TAR All-Stars season so far, even better than TAR11 AS1 IMO with decent route, decent task, good cast and likable winner. This is how should the TAR All-Stars season done.

3. TAR22 - Top-tier route, task was OK, cast was all right and I generally enjoy watching it.


4. TAR19 - Same as TAR22 except it was pretty calm thus made as a skewed-to-good-average MOR season , but the calmness are acceptable and I still pretty much enjoy watching it.


5. TAR26 - It's not bad, but it's not great as well. So it's an all right MOR season.


6. TAR27 - Well finale was over. :lol: This season was actually not that bad. It has pretty good cast, pretty good route, and pretty good penultimate leg and final leg back to back to feature in a long time. But sadly, I think the overall terrible leg design, uninspired task, unbalanced editing (that's made certain teams really annoying to watch), and terrible boot order are the main hinder for this season done better.


7. TAR23 - Average season. Meh start, and finish, but good/decent middle race made the season just all right.


8. TAR21 - YES, I bumped up this season up a spot solely for Natalie & Nadiya. But still I can't bumped up higher given the lackluster 3 continent route (UGH that first half route) and the lackluster task.


9. TAR20 - the cast was pretty negative. Bumped down solely on the reason I mention on 21.


(Bazillion Gap)

10. TAR24 - a.k.a. THE SEASON SHALL NOT BE NAMED. Congratulations for making the first double digit season in my HD season ranking. :lol:
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 12, 2015, 10:35:42 AM
I've posted here many times and my list has probably been different all times. :lol: My opinions just happen to change over time as I watch more seasons.

1. TAR 25
There was something refreshing about this season. It felt like a return to the better quality of TAR. Except this was the season that started the odd editing of leaving many things out (teams departing, not showing every team get a clue from a place, etc.) :gah: But the memorable tasks (punting, sheep, entire Copenhagen Leg, entire Morocco 1 Leg, everything in the Philippines, the containers memory challenge) and many of the teams brought something to the table.

2. TAR 18
How a returnee season should be. Enough said.

3. TAR 22
I experienced the same "refreshing" feeling when this aired. Unfortunately, the teams were STUPID and carried the strongest team to the win. I actually enjoyed almost every leg up until the penultimate and finale legs, which are supposed to be the biggest episodes of the season -- which is why this has fallen to 3rd.

4. TAR 20
AGAIN, the "refreshing" feeling :lol: For this season, it was the DRAMA. I started watching TAR in Season 17 and I've never so much drama between the teams up until Season 20. What drags the season down is the domination of Dave & Rachel. That made us focus solely on the drama, which would get old by the end.

5. TAR 26
This would be on top of TAR 20 if the unlikable team didn't win and if it had better editing. Although I think, out of TAR 25-27, this season had the best editing. Still not much though. Oh and the first two legs were BAD. Like I'd watch TAR 27 over these legs.

6. TAR 21
Bad first half. Things really picked up when they got to Russia. Every team in the F6 had an interesting story/role in the Race, unlike TAR 25, where I could barely remember a thing about Tim & Te Jay (I feel bad for their edit in retrospect). I was really excited/happy when the Goat Farmers won, but like I said, time has passed... and now they're just meh winners.

7. TAR 27
TAR 21's first half sucked, while this season's first THREE-FOURTHS sucked. Like TAR 20, this one actually had quite some drama if you think about it. It wasn't as intense/hate-filled as Vanessa vs. Rachel :lol: but when the most unlikable team is dominating, you have to give credit to the other teams for keeping me watching and actually INTERESTED. Funnily, despite its horrible first three-fourths, the penultimate and finale legs were actually one of the best in the HD era? But unfortunately, because a majority of the season sucked (not many memorable or challenging tasks, too many linear legs, bad editing, no self-driving), this had to be ranked lower.

8. TAR 23
I don't really love this season for some reason. I look at the cast and I only really LOVE like two or three teams. That's bad compared to TAR 25 where I'm rooting for almost everyone in the Final 8. It did have good legs in Poland and Indonesia. But that's about it -- nothing too memorable. Honestly this season is a big blur ??? :lol:

9. TAR 19
Remember how odd TAR 25 felt when you noticed that editing style seemed to change for the worse? I remember feeling the same when I first watched this season. I swear, SOMETHING felt different in terms of editing and I didn't like it. Really, like TAR 27, bad first three-fourths. EXCEPT this finale SUCKED. I don't like the winners but I liked Belgium, Denmark (Bill & Cathi </3) and Panama.

10. TAR 24
I am not supposed to be filled with so much hatred/boredom during an all-stars season. Enough said.

Overall Ranking: 25-18-22-20-26-21-27-23-19-24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: elthemagnifico on December 12, 2015, 05:13:02 PM
1. TAR 25 ( best cast, route, task, adam & bethany,   final leg )
2. TAR 27 ( great route and cast, penultimate and finale legs <333333333 )
3. TAR 26 ( loved the cast, route and task was decent )
4. TAR 18 ( king of detour, great task, route overwhelmed me, cast was great )
5. TAR 20
6. TAR 19
7. TAR 22
8. TAR 21 ( merely loved the winner and the final leg, also indonesian leg )
9. TAR 24 ( idk why all of you hate this for good, it's not a great season, but i like the cast and the asian post china leg, italy 2, and final leg too. well it's overrated, but not a bad season )
10. TAR 23 .... not good enough...
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Lemontail on December 12, 2015, 10:50:21 PM
Don't know where to post this, but:

I read at Facebook, at a TAR community group page (that I join), that someone said that he started watching TAR after heard that Brooke & Robbie were in because he is a wrestling fan and fast forward year later he hooked into the show and it's one of his favorites.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Wadsy591 on December 14, 2015, 03:52:01 PM
1. TAR18 - This is how a real All-Stars season should be. Despite the five long legs in Asia, this season produced high entertainment, terrific locations, a great cast and high suspense.

2. TAR22 - This may be an unpopular opinion but this was a definite refreshment. Great teams, high suspense, sensational locations and a nice race. The final blew, but terrific season overall.

3. TAR25 - A little overrated, but a season that sticks out more or less. Terrific route, best suspense ever in the F4, great countries and a unpredictable finish. Great season.

4. TAR21 - Underrated season, in my opinion. The first five legs were low in consistency, then raises from Turkey on. Terrific season, great alliances, great Euro locales and best final ep.

5. TAR26 - This one jumps up and down for me. Had they cast a normal cast without blind dates, this would be the best next to S18. Everything else - perfect, locations, suspense, final etc.

6. TAR20 - I was disappointed, but it was better than S19. Most annoying contestants ever, and a poor race route. It is fun, but not very memorable. Could have been so much better.

7. TAR23 - This one had a nice race route but the cast was lacking any memorable factor. It's just an OK season with a so-so fun and suspense factor.

8. TAR19 - This isn't a bad season, it's boring, unfinished, too many nice teams and it has aged badly. This one, like S23 was missing elements that make a good race.

9. TAR27 - I hate to do this, but it is not that bad... But not saying much. I did not enjoy this season at all, due to bad editing, meh locations and a boring cast.

10. TAR24 - Never should have aired, nothing was right about this season at all.



Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Theo on December 15, 2015, 06:06:27 AM
TAR 18 > TAR 26 > TAR 19 > TAR 25 > TAR 23 > TAR 21 > TAR 22 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TAR 27  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TAR 20
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Keepcopz on December 15, 2015, 06:14:32 AM
Theo promptly ignore the existence of THAT season. <3 :lol:

My update would be

18 > 26 (I'd love it more upon rewatching <3) > 25 > 22 > 20 > 23 > 19 > 27 >  21 >>>>>>>>> 24
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Hooky on December 19, 2015, 12:00:52 AM
1. TAR 25
There was something refreshing about this season. It felt like a return to the better quality of TAR. Except this was the season that started the odd editing of leaving many things out (teams departing, not showing every team get a clue from a place, etc.) :gah: But the memorable tasks (punting, sheep, entire Copenhagen Leg, entire Morocco 1 Leg, everything in the Philippines, the containers memory challenge) and many of the teams brought something to the table.

9. TAR 19
Remember how odd TAR 25 felt when you noticed that editing style seemed to change for the worse? I remember feeling the same when I first watched this season. I swear, SOMETHING felt different in terms of editing and I didn't like it. Really, like TAR 27, bad first three-fourths. EXCEPT this finale SUCKED. I don't like the winners but I liked Belgium, Denmark (Bill & Cathi </3) and Panama.

While I have very little stake in ranking these seasons (as I've only actually watched 18, 22, 23, and 24), I will say a few things (mostly just for fun, and so that I can pay RFF at least one visit in a blue moon [Hi Joab, Peach, and others! :xmas49 ]):


That's all I wanted to say. Carry on!

Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Marionete on December 19, 2015, 06:20:01 AM
You haven't seen Twinnies :o
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 19, 2015, 07:45:49 PM
Just to comment on your post, the editors actually started skipping things in TAR 14, Leg 5. That was the first time they didn't show all the teams leaving the Pit Stop.

I started watching in Season 17 and I do remember when leaving the "teams departing the Pit Stop" part out would usually be because the first team found out all of the teams are going to be on the same flight (and I guess there was no interesting airport drama to show).

It's just INCREDIBLY cringeworthy for me starting in Season 25.

Okay, say there's a leg that features:
1. Active Route Info task
2. Roadblock
3. Landmark (Detour decision point)
4. Detour
5. Pit Stop

Every team would be shown completing the Active Route Info task and the Roadblock. Then, the first two or three teams get to the Landmark/Detour decision point and choose their Detour. After that, we never see the landmark again. We just see teams randomly pop up at their desired Detour. Maybe this happened in the older seasons, but they really got it together (editing-wise) up to Season 17 or 18. Now it's a mess.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 19, 2015, 08:39:51 PM
I agree with RUWD, any editing problems before have been in full force beginning TAR25.... and 27 was just it at its worst.

Classic TAR scenes such as:
-Airports
-Departures
-Detour and RB choices
-Everyone reading the clue
-Pit Stop placements
-Phil narrating the previous destination
-Full Intro

Are all omitted these days in favour of showing more teams talk or do a task :res:

I don't even care if they shorten the screen-time of the tasks, I want the old style back! :(
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Keepcopz on December 19, 2015, 09:25:31 PM
I missed the day while we have like 15-20 minutes of episode full of airport drama OR teams getting lost and almost drive into another country. <3

With them being soft-core about the route and task and everything. I doubt that we'll ever get it back again. :(
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: elthemagnifico on December 19, 2015, 09:54:28 PM
Yeah.. Me too.. This recent season now only focusing the rivalries between the team and their alliances or whatever rather than their own personal drama like lost while self-driving or team running to get their ticket and even I missed when Phil narrated the city before the race began...

Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Wadsy on April 10, 2021, 06:55:25 PM
1. TAR 18 - Hard choice but probably still the best of the HD seasons. Cast could have been better but the tasks, results (except the winners) and route was nice. It was planned right mostly.
2. TAR 30 - I really enjoyed this season. It did not give an outstanding feeling but the route and tasks were done wonderfully, and the cast was actually very likable. It was just one that I regard highly.
3. TAR 29 - Similar to 30 but here it was slightly less good due to some badly designed legs (Lake Como and South Korea) and a few unlikable contestants and events
4. TAR 21 - I always enjoyed this season even from first watch. The first few legs are quite underwhelming as the race seemed to like keeping teams in Asia for five damn legs and teasing us with it in the sixth. However everything from Turkey onwards is nearly flawless, though Russia 1 is a little average. Don't get me wrong, I like Asia but what we get here accompanied by the tasks just wasn't great. However, the second half as I say is superb and the cast is mostly good.
5. TAR 22 - This season is actually one of the best seasons of the show, until we get to the tenth leg. From this point on it really lacks anything, but everything before is mostly done well except maybe NZ and Switzerland. This could have been one of the best but poor leg design really dragged it down. 
6. TAR 26 - An underrated season. For me it is quite good and had more legs I enjoyed than some of the above seasons even. I guess what brought this one down was the final four final which I dislike, the winners and having Jeff & Jackie go early was disappointing.
7. TAR 31 - This used to be my favourite of the HD seasons. However, after watching it for a second time... I realise it wasn't great at all. This season had two of the worst teams in the show's history and having all the non-eliminations early was... ugh. It was good, and Colin & Christie may be the best winners in the show but it's flaws really drag it down.
8. TAR 20 - I was honestly not keen on this one when it first aired. I found the South America legs to be boring, I could not stand Rachel or Art & JJ for that matter, lack of Europe and winners I despise. I do like it now but yeah.. not one of the greats.
9. TAR 28 - The first seven legs are great and I loved Armenia and Georgia, but everything from Dubai to the end fell flat.
10. TAR 23 - This season just did not have anyone particularly memorable (besides Leo & Jamal) or many memorable moments. It is above average to decent but nothing more and I did not care for the winners.
11. TAR 25 - Where 26 is underrated, this one is the most overrated TAR season IMO. It feels like a season for first time viewers, horrible twists like The Save and final four final and winners who I truly believed were not really deserving of the title down to mere luck.
12. TAR 19 - One of the worst seasons planning wise. The double elimination in Indonesia was awful - having two teams eliminated at one Pit Stop just doesn't work. There were so many NEL's, two of the show's worst legs in Thailand and that task in Belgium on the ninth had me scratching my head. One of the worst final legs as well.
13. TAR 27 - The most boring season of them all! Even TAR4 is more entertaining than this. Poor NEL placement, they try to give one team more screen time and in many places attempts to clone TAR 1. I dislike it, nothing else to be said.
14. TAR 32 - This one I despise. The first five legs are really good but that alliance actually ruined the experience. One of my favourite teams got betrayed by another who gets karma in the next leg, and the winners may be the worst of all time. I also found myself annoyed with the fact that there were only eleven legs and few unique places visited. Why go to Paris and Berlin when there are so many better places in both countries?
15. TAR 24 - No comment - we all know why.
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: LandonM170 on April 10, 2021, 10:55:17 PM
1). Season 25
2). Season 20
3). Season 29
4). Season 23
5). Season 27
6). Season 21
7). Season 31 (Reality Showdown)
8]. Season 18 (Unfinished Business)
9). Season 22
10). Season 28
11). Season 32
12). Season 19
13). Season 26
14). Season 24
15). Season 30
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: TheRabbi on April 14, 2021, 07:39:43 AM
Upper tier: 21, 28, 30, 18, 22

Middle tier: 20, 23, 25, 27, 31

Lower tier: 26, 29, 32, 24, 19
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: Traveldude1 on April 16, 2021, 10:26:41 AM
Amazing Race 21- This is the best HD season of the show. Almost everyone in the cast is likable or enjoyable to some extent and the only team I don't like is the Twinnies. The locations are wonderful with Russia and Asia heavily featured and the finale is the best of the recent seasons. Many don't like this season and I fail to see why, especially coming off the disaster that was TAR20.

Amazing Race 18- I think this is the best returnee season. Everyone had a team that they were rooting for and this was the first season to be filmed in HD. It had great tasks and drama which makes this an awesome season. The only thing I don't like is the winners and the final three. I'm just kind of eh about the winners and would've much preferred Flight Time and Big Easy winning but whatever.

Amazing Race 31 - I feel the season starts off on a strong note but somewhere in the middle of the season it just slows down and the momentum of the season comes to a halt. I think the casting of Rupert and Laura was a poor choice and wasn't a fan of it. Art and JJ looked like a shell of themselves. The finale is one of the best of the series though and of course, the winners are very satisfying.

Amazing Race 27 - After All-Stars 2, there was a push for more themed seasons and nearly all seasons afterwards were themed seasons. Season 27,along with 25,were the lone exceptions. Season 27 itself is not a terrible season but much like season 7, it focuses heavily on one specific team and if you don't like that team, the season can be a tough watch. I think the season plays out quite nicely but the ending is just kind of..... blah. It's an ok season when compared to the themed seasons but it's not great.

Amazing Race 19 - I like to compare this season to season 12 because both seasons are nice easy watches with mostly likable characters and little to no interteam drama. Yet for whatever reason, I see that this season gets ranked low all time and I wonder why. Not every single season has to have constant bickering and yelling and this season is a welcome break from that especially compared to season 20 that was to follow which many fans ironically don't like.

Amazing Race 22- I love the route of this season visiting French Polynesia , Germany, and Switzerland. The cast is just kind of mediocre and you have the return of the dominant alpha male team who wins the race. That doesn't really bother me but just like most alpha male teams, Bates/Anthony were bland and didn't add any entertainment value to the season. This is just an ok season.

Amazing Race 23 - Continued the trend of having extremely boring winners. No one from this season stands out all too much except Leo and Jamal which is why they're the only team to be asked back from this season. I thought the tasks were ok and the route was fine. One of the last great seasons before the show truly went downhill after All-Stars.

Amazing Race 29 - The concept played out better than I was expecting. Some teams were better to watch than others but that was to be expected. But much like 31, I feel like season 29 falls apart and loses momentum somewhere in the middle and towards the end of the season. And then in the end, you have terrible winners which make this a very unsatisfying season and it ends up here.

Amazing Race 24 - I was not bothered by the threepeaters as much as others were. But the tasks did feel pretty weak and not done as well as they could've been. The cast was also questionable at best ( Jessica/John and Joey/Meghan??). Dave and Connor also receive a ton of hate but them winning the season and becoming the first parent/child team to win was awesome to see. And who could forget that Bull fighting detour?


Amazing Race 28, 25, and 30 are not my favorite seasons. Season 25 introduced the hashtags and a bunch of new things that I don't like. Season 25 was also the first season where they quit showing teams leaving the pit stop which stinks. Season 28 is the youtuber season and that's why I don't like the season and it's terrible. Season 30 has an unlikable cast and the winners didn't even apply to be on the show and were helped along the racecourse by their fans.j

Amazing Race 26 doesn't appear to be awful, just cringeworthy

Season 32 is definitely one of the worst seasons of the show. Bad winners and the alliance brings this seasons straight to the bottom
Title: Re: Rank the HD Seasons
Post by: RachelLeVega on April 16, 2021, 05:50:35 PM
So it's been a hot second since I posted this ranking, and it certainly has updated!

Update to this list (best to worst):
TAR25
TAR19 >> maybe moving this down to turquoise after re-watching :'(
TAR18
TAR20
Adding in-->TAR27
TAR22
TAR26
TAR21
TARSeasonThatShallNotBeRecognized
As for on-demand rerunning these episodes, I have grown to learn and remember even more nuances and details in the Race.

Update to this list (best to worst):
TAR25 - Still my favorite, fantastic teams, immaculate route and tasks, still wish editing was more cohesive, but that's a widespread issue here.
TAR19 >> I moved it up after all :). Bill & Cathi and Ernie & Cindy's charisma and the journey westward aged so well in retrospect.
TAR18 - A beautiful staple with rootable classic contemp. teams and a unique take on the route in Asia to the Floridian Key finale.
Adding in-->TAR29 - A true underdog that aged like wine despite the unorthodox teams, Brooke, and the utter failure of the premiere.
Adding in-->TAR30 - The last few legs definitely helped solidify this in a "go" territory, but the team swap bumped it down a couple notches.
Adding in-->TAR31 - Overrated when seen live and the truly awful U-Turn open forum, but redeems itself in interstitial tasks to get to the Pit Stop.
TAR27 - Oh Justin & Diana, I still don't get the firing squad toward them when this was airing. Fun season to rewatch with lower expectations.
TAR20 >> Did not age well upon rewatch that I ended up rooting for Joey Fitness & Danny :-[. Dave & Cherie and Bopper & Mark, :2hearts:!
Adding in-->TAR32 - Admirable start with the Manaus Market chaos skyrocketing 32 to the top of my list, but fell as the episodes went on.
TAR21 >> Twinnies and their pioneering U-Turn strategy aged well, the $2 million twist did not. The other teams didn't either. The professor :2hearts:
TAR22 - Still ho-hum with the overall dynamics of the teams and the editing. Still got more mediocre as the episodes continued as I remembered live.
Adding in-->TAR28 - The teams still lacks in personality and the route did not make this any better. Sheri and Colombia are the only redeeming factor.
TAR26 >> Couldn't force to watch it in order. The first few legs are such a mess, more than I remember, that I skipped to Namibia at one point.
TARSeasonThatShallNotBeRecognized - Did not rewatch. I am more likely to fly to the Moon. :-[