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Worst Season
« on: August 19, 2011, 06:18:04 PM »
Which season is the worst and why? I didn't include the Family Edition as a choice because its the obvious winner for worst season, and its not similar to other seasons. So don't choose choose other voting for Family Edition because this is all season's besides Family Edition. Make sure to include why you think a season is the worst.

I think 13 is the worst because it really was not very interesting. Nick and Starr were alright, and Dandrew was interesting, but overall it was a boring cast, boring route, and boring tasks, with pretty obvious winners.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 06:36:36 PM »
Out of your choices I would say 13 because I liked 6 and 9 and did not watch 1 live. I am definitely not very impressed with the casting of 13 Ken and Tina had an interesting storyline but were somewhat annoying and Nick and Starr were likeable. No one else was really memorable to me. New Zealand was probably the most exciting portion of the route.

I loved the route for season 9 (Brazil, Germany, Oman, Australia, Japan, are some of the best TAR locations) and the hippies were entertaining and had an interesting dynamic with E/J. I also loved the finale location (I've been there <3) and the final task.

The Season 6 cast was more entertaining than likeable but it was fun and featured some truly great tasks.
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 06:43:07 PM »
Well first off, TAR8 will always be one of my favorite seasons  :-[ It had a great cast and it's only downside was the lack of international travel.  But even then, it was fun and interesting to see places in our own backyard that I probably would never get to see otherwise anyway.
And while at the time TAR6 was the weakest of the first six seasons, it's definitely much better than many of the seasons that came after it.

But as for my bottom 3 it'll have to be TAR9, TAR13, and TAR7.
I think 9 and 13 had uninteresting casts and destinations.  (Plus TAR9 had one of the worst winners ever lol)

And TAR7, though I love Meredith and Gretchen, was too much the Romber Show for me to fully get into it. A weak, boring cast and the strange route that had them double-back instead of going around the world.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011, 07:02:59 PM »
Yeah, i agree, i really HATE TAR 7, the entire route is lame and the cast is bland. The only team i really like from that season is Brian and Greg, Ucheena and Joyce are not bad but to me they weren't interesting enough and the big problem i have with this season is that there are too many equalizers and it's painful to watch.

Another season i don't like it's the TAR15/16 combo, Bad year.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011, 07:28:21 PM »
I voted other. I know this will be an opinion that is completely different than everyone else's, but I think 17 is the worst. I dislike 17 because the cast was extremely uninteresting and so were the tasks, it was obvious who'd win halfway through the season, all the males in the dating teams were obnoxious (which is one of the reasons I dislike 6), and I couldn't stand Brook & Claire. Season 17 is honestly the first time I thought about not watching an episode of this show. It's also the first season that after the first episode, I didn't root for any team; and before the race, the only team that interested me was Connor & Jonathan because their bios were so amusing.

That's my reason for voting other. Now time to cool off after writing that.


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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2011, 10:07:32 PM »
I voted 13. The tasks were pretty lame, and uninspiring. The final 2 were pretty obvious from the start (Nick/Starr and Ken/Tina won like 9 legs between them before the finale, with the sole exception of one Toni/Dallas win). The teams were pretty bland (which was why no team was selected for Unfinished Business) with only Ken/Tina an interesting storyline because of their divorce.

Seasons 15 & 16 was also pretty crap.


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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2011, 11:54:36 PM »
Probably 9, because the only teams that were somewhat likeable (Dave & Lori, Lisa & Joni, Wanda & Desiree) got eliminated too soon. Aside from Adam's whining and Jonathan & Lori constantly feeling the need to scream at their partners for one reason or another, season 6 was fun. Season 13 wasn't that bad either, because aside from Dandrew, every other team in the final 4 was decent...plus there was the added bonus that Nick & Dallas were very easy on the eyes  :flirt:  :<3

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2011, 10:12:01 AM »
Season 4. Why? The winners. Just could not stand those guys.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2011, 10:58:13 AM »
13, by far. Mark & Bill were the only team I truly liked, very obvious who would win pretty early on, and boring, boring tasks. I agree with whoever said that New Zealand was the only enjoyable leg.
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2011, 11:09:00 AM »
I put down Season 6, because Kris & Jon didn't win and because of Jonathan & Victoria.  However, now that I think of it, Season 11 might actually be my least favorite, because Eric & Danielle won and worse, because I learned about their win early on.  And incidentally, although I'm not sure I'd call Season 17 the best season, it certainly was my favorite one, so I'd definitely disagree with Best Loser on Season 17's being the worst!

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2011, 11:13:06 AM »
I almost forgot about season 11. The Charla and Mirna versus Dustin and Kandice was amusing. The whole season was odd but probably better than 13.

I'm not sure why dryedmangoez thinks TAR 9 has uninteresting destinations I always thought it was in the top three of routes.
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2011, 11:28:35 AM »
I loved season 13....  one of my favorite casts!!
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2011, 11:01:40 PM »

I'm not sure why dryedmangoez thinks TAR 9 has uninteresting destinations I always thought it was in the top three of routes.

Season 9 was a season with good routes but a terrible cast

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2011, 11:59:43 PM »
Don't go hating on me cause lots of you here like it ... but I actually very much dislike season 5. Bland cast, horrible winners and a route which didn't particularly suit my taste. Linda & Karen were cool, but the final 3 were very meh to me. In fact, for me, most of the cast were very uninteresting and Charla & Mirna were just plain annoying. I liked Kami & Karli to begin with, but their mistakes just made me want to strangle them. A really bad season for me, but season six brought back the love. :<3


For me season 16 is up there too. The whole Carol/Brandy/Caite crap was bitchy and annoying, a little childish if you ask me and ruined the season. I loved Dan & Jordan, I was rooting for them from the get go. It had a good route, one of my favorites BUT everyone in the final 5 but Dan & Jordan annoyed me. After Steve & Allie were eliminated I thought it would turn sour... and it did. With that being said though, I LOVEEEED SINGAPORE :D I never really liked it that much but after seeing that episode, I really really want to go there now.  :hearts:

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2011, 12:28:00 AM »
I'd have to say Season 15/16.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2011, 03:04:38 AM »
Season 5 revived TAR franchise. One of the best seasons ever. Brought back memorable teams like Colin and Christie, Bowling Moms and Charla and Schmirna.. great rivalry, AWESOME locations (72,000 MILES??) and really great suspense... how Allison and Donny won the first leg and got eliminated, loads of airport drama (Charla and Mirna VS everyone else) and Kami and Karli ultimate underdogs survival until Leg 9.. God knows how they did it till today. :lol:

Worst Season for me would be TAR 9. It was so bad I was not looking forward to even watching it every leg thanks to the cast. The locations were great... but the cast... BJ and Tyler... <///////////////////3

EDIT: TAR 16 gave me the same feeling too. And this time, the locations were boring. It's like Singapore's visited but I'm totalleh unexcited about it. Really really bad cast, Carol and Brandy.. Mike and Louie... Brent and Caite.. Ewww.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2011, 11:11:35 AM »
Wow. I'm not alone saying that seasons 15/16 were the worst ever.
15 was just boring. Boring contestants, tasks, and locations (some were interesting (Prague) but not well used in my opinion).
But 16. It was worst that boring. I wasen't even able to watch legs after the Seychelles (except the finale). I couldn't stand Brent & Caite :eww, Louie & Michael :eww, Jordan & Jeff :eww and (particularly) Jet & Cord :eww (if only the first leg of 18 was an elimination :groan:). Dan & Jordan, Carol & Brandy and Steve & Allie were OK, but not more. The locations were one of the worst in all TAR history. Tasks were sooo easy.
A chance that season 17 came after 16 because TAR was starting to loose a fan.
No wonder they didnt won the Emmy that year.

And I'm with Peach for season 13. Beside Nick & Starr winning 7/11 legs, it's one of my favourites. Interesting contestants, locations and the tasks were REALLY hard.

For best routes, I would vote for TAR 6 - Iceland, Budapest, Ethiopia, Corsica, Sri Lanka, Mount Hua (personally, it saved that race because, in my opinion, the contestants were boring-all of the final 6 were couples!) - and TAR 10 - China's Great Wall, Mongolia, Halong Bay, Kuwait, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Spain (in addition to an interesting relationship between different contestants - backbacks, D/K)
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2011, 11:24:06 AM »
Season 13 was boring. Seasons 15 and 16 was so and so. Season 4 I hated the winners.
As for seasons 6 and 9 I actually liked them a lot especially the locations in 6, some of the best in the history of TAR, who can forget Lalibella in Ethiopia?


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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2011, 12:09:06 PM »
I must say season 11. Teams were quite boring and Dustin & Kandice didn't win :'( Also South American legs were quite uninteresting.

Season 6 and 9 are my favourites, does that make me weird?  :lol: Also I loved the locations of season 16 but Caite and Dan/Jordan win made that season stupid.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2011, 12:35:31 PM »
I like 6 and 9! But that might still make you weird. :lol:
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2011, 12:59:55 PM »
I almost always find something to love...

But after 7, then 8, TAR season 9 nearly made me stop watching...but loved it again with 10.
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2011, 02:58:51 PM »
I really liked 10. It is definitely my favorite season. 5, 11, 14, 16, and 18 were other seasons that I liked. The worst were 1, 2, 7, 8, 12, 13 and 17. I usually judge seasons on the cast. Sometimes its the location, but usually the cast. 10 was my favorite because of James and Tyler and Dustin and Kandice. I liked 5 because of Colin and Christie, 11 because of Dustin and Kandice and Romber, 14 was just a good cast with good locations and some drama. I rooted for Luke and Margie but they weren't one of my favorite teams ever. I liked 16 because of Jet and Cord, and 18 had a lot of my favorite contestants from seasons 12-17.

1 and 2 are just too old fashioned TAR seasons for me. I like Romber in 7, but besides them and the drama at the end, it wasn't interesting. 8 is just utterly horrible. 12's cast wasn't interesting, and the route was average, so I didn't really like much about it. 13 is just horrible all around. Bad cast, bad tasks, bad route, predictable winners. 17 was a pretty good route and tasks were OK, but I just didn't have a team to root for. The cast wasn't bad, but I wasn't a huge fan of any of the teams, so it wasn't one of my favorite seasons.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2011, 03:10:52 PM »
Wow. I'm not alone saying that seasons 15/16 were the worst ever.
15 was just boring. Boring contestants, tasks, and locations (some were interesting (Prague) but not well used in my opinion).
But 16. It was worst that boring. I wasen't even able to watch legs after the Seychelles (except the finale). I couldn't stand Brent & Caite :eww, Louie & Michael :eww, Jordan & Jeff :eww and (particularly) Jet & Cord :eww (if only the first leg of 18 was an elimination :groan:). Dan & Jordan, Carol & Brandy and Steve & Allie were OK, but not more. The locations were one of the worst in all TAR history. Tasks were sooo easy.
A chance that season 17 came after 16 because TAR was starting to loose a fan.
No wonder they didnt won the Emmy that year.

I liked Jordan & Jeff, although they were dumb so I was glad to see them go when they left.  I really liked Jet & Cord in their season (not so much in Season 18, however), and I loved Steve & Allie (because Steve worked for the Phillies).  Dan & Jordan were okay for me, but I didn't really like Carol & Brandy and I didn't like the others that you mentioned much.  I would've liked that African American female team to have lasted longer (forgot their names).

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2011, 03:11:55 PM »
Monique and Shawne, I think. :tup:
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2011, 07:09:16 PM »
Monique and Shawne, I think. :tup:

I think you're right on that.  Anyway, I wish they'd lasted longer.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2011, 08:49:33 AM »
Oddly enough, I do think TAR 7 would be my pick (*aside from TAR 8 ) as my least favorite.

Part of that would be due to casting (I detested Rob and Amber's casting because their fame gave them an unfair advantage as compared to the other teams) and past of it would be the race course design (not so much the places visited as such but the faux round the round route that reminded me more of a bungee cord than a true round-the-world route.)

TAR AS sort of proved my point, as the cast had teams that were more equally known that Rob and Amber and robbed them of some advantages they had in TAR 7 and they did not last) and TPTB haven't tried that odd route design in TAR 7 ever since.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2011, 01:26:01 AM »
season 13, hands down
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2011, 01:28:08 AM »
I actually liked Season 13. Any season that gives me Kazakhstan and Bolivia is a good season in my book.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2011, 03:35:20 AM »
 :lol3: @ Kevint's avatar.

That reaction of Joyce in Warsaw, Poland always gets me.  :lol:

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2011, 11:44:24 PM »
Oddly enough, I do think TAR 7 would be my pick (*aside from TAR 8 ) as my least favorite.

Part of that would be due to casting (I detested Rob and Amber's casting because their fame gave them an unfair advantage as compared to the other teams) and past of it would be the race course design (not so much the places visited as such but the faux round the round route that reminded me more of a bungee cord than a true round-the-world route.)


Fame doesn't always help you get ahead though. Team J & J was probably the most well known team before TAR16 started, and they didn't make it past leg 6...granted neither one is particularly known for being the sharpest tools in the shed  :lol3:

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2011, 09:54:41 AM »
Oddly enough, I do think TAR 7 would be my pick (*aside from TAR 8 ) as my least favorite.

Part of that would be due to casting (I detested Rob and Amber's casting because their fame gave them an unfair advantage as compared to the other teams) and past of it would be the race course design (not so much the places visited as such but the faux round the round route that reminded me more of a bungee cord than a true round-the-world route.)


Fame doesn't always help you get ahead though. Team J & J was probably the most well known team before TAR16 started, and they didn't make it past leg 6...granted neither one is particularly known for being the sharpest tools in the shed  :lol3:

You're absolutely right there!  You need to be relatively smart in order to use fans to help you get ahead -- and neither Jeff nor Jordan were the brightest bulbs out there!

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2011, 11:09:15 AM »
Oddly enough, I do think TAR 7 would be my pick (*aside from TAR 8 ) as my least favorite.

Part of that would be due to casting (I detested Rob and Amber's casting because their fame gave them an unfair advantage as compared to the other teams) and past of it would be the race course design (not so much the places visited as such but the faux round the round route that reminded me more of a bungee cord than a true round-the-world route.)


Fame doesn't always help you get ahead though. Team J & J was probably the most well known team before TAR16 started, and they didn't make it past leg 6...granted neither one is particularly known for being the sharpest tools in the shed  :lol3:
The reason why everybody knew Rob & Amber in South Africa is that Survivor All Stars was just now airing there. I also think that Survivor is a more well known show internationally than Big Brother, but you do bring up a point.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2011, 03:01:52 PM »
Rob's original Survivor season had aired in much of the globe by the time TAR 7 had filmed. I don't know how much of the world even gets to see the U.S. version of Big Brother, but I seriously doubt it is as widespread as Survivor was when TAR 7 was filmed.

So I stand by my original response, and I don't think Jeff and Jordan had any more of an advantage than Alison did during TAR 5.
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2011, 12:16:55 AM »
So I stand by my original response, and I don't think Jeff and Jordan had any more of an advantage than Alison did during TAR 5.
But you need to consider that while Alison was on TV, her partner wasn't a TV personality and didn't really have any exposure. Also, while Alison did seem to be a pretty smart girl, she was racing with a complete idiot  :lol:

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2011, 08:14:11 AM »
:lol3: @ Kevint's avatar.

That reaction of Joyce in Warsaw, Poland always gets me.  :lol:

Joyce has some of the best facial expressions on the race, there's another one I wanted to use (when she was in south america) but it's already used by someone on Survivor Sucks so I didn't think it would be a good idea. Anyway Joyce's expressions are hilarious

Edit: whatever, it's not a big deal, I'm using that expression for my new avatar
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2011, 08:31:30 AM »
I don't have a "Worst Season". I have a bottom 3.

TAR 16- There was something about this season that bugged me. I don't know what it was, but if I had to guess, it would be the cast and route. The cast was unlikable for the most part (except for Jody/Shannon, Jordan/Jeff, Steve/Allie, Jet/Cord, and Dan/Jordan sorta). The route was just bleh. The only new country was Syechelles and that leg wasn't even that great imo except for "You did not load all of your coconuts." There was also wayyyyy too much South America.

TAR 9- Most of the teams imo weren't really likable, but the route is my favorite of all time. It hit four countries I've always wanted to go to (Russia, Germany, Australia, Japan) and it had cool tasks. The cast (except for Dave/Lori, Wanda/Desiree, BJ/Tyler to a small extent) were just not rootable. I was able to handle BJ/Tyler in small doses, but there were times where I just wouldn't watch (I was 11 then and still found it annoying). Plus, the NEL's were far too late for me. I mean, they happened at the F5, F4, and F3 which is just silly imo. It should've been at the F7 (to save Dave/Lori).

TAR 15- This choice was a tough one but I ultimately chose TAR 15 due to the horrendous boot order. I mean seriously, 3 out of my 4 teams I was rooting for were gone by the Final 5 (Ron/Marcy <3, Zev/Justin <3, Maria/Tiffany <3) The other team, Brian/Ericka came in 3rd. I really liked the route and tasks, especially Czech Republic (Franz FTW!). Of course, any season that goes to Japan doesn't upset me in terms of destinations, but the cast was just tough to watch near the end.
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2011, 09:33:17 AM »
I did say my worst season was season 13, but looking back, it's not entirely true, there are a couple of seasons I did not enjoy, but to really pick one that is the worst of the bunch is not easy

Here are my bottom five (in no particular order):

Season 7 - this season for me, marked the end of the "classic" amazing race era, mostly due to the fact that this season could be renamed "The Romber Show" , but watching it I don't get the same sense of enjoyment and wonder I get when watching the first 6 season, the route was very forgettable (quoting StephenWasHere, "wayyyyy too much South America") the teams were mostly underwhelming and/or not very rootable imo (except for Uchenna and Joyce and Meredith and Gretchen) and to have the race not circle around the earth was a letdown, a disappointing season all around.

Season 9 - I can't stand this season, I sincerely cannot stand it and for two simple reason, Eric and Jeremy and BJ and Tyler. I have nothing against the two teams, but their constant 1st/2nd place finishes was extremely irritating and took out all the excitement that we've come to expect from the amazing race, in fact the casting was terrible with only two extremely rootable teams (Dave/Lori and Fran/Barry). To be fair, the route was decent (dare I say good?) but not executed very well and the tasks were at times interesting and related to the country they're in, but I remember not enjoying this season and it is the season that nearly made me stop watching the amazing race (thank god for season 10).

Season 13 - It's safe to say that in my opinion, every single aspect of this race was bland (not necessarily bad, just bland), casting, route, task, editing, everything. The teams were all very generic teams with not much unique or special about them, I liked Ken and Tina but when it's against a field of teams from the Amazing Race 13, that's not a really big accomplishment. The route was god-awful imo (apologies to the producer), all the countries are interesting places (New Zealand, Cambodia, Kazahkstan, Russia, India, etc...) but when put together, it just doesn't work, the result was excruciatingly predictable that no amount of editing could save it. Unfortunately, this was the second time a season nearly made me stop watching the amazing race (once again, thank god for the next season, season 14)

Season 15 - Like season 13, a season that's bland in all aspects, perhaps not quite as bad as season 13 but still pretty bad. The teams this time are more colorful and unique, but at the same time still not very memorable (except for Zev and Justin, the poker girls, and Brian and Ericka). The route was also awful (again just a little bit better than season 13) because it has interesting locations, but it was all executed very poorly and putting these countries together was not a good combination. I never felt really attached to this season even though I did watch it to the end and this was a time when I was really worried about the amazing race because of it's degrading quality. But one thing's for sure, this can't be my "worst season" since it's just a little better than season 13.

Season 16 - this was the season that seemed to confirm my worst fears, the amazing race is ... ... "mediocre" *shriek*. I mean, I give casting the credit of selecting what would become one of my all-time favorite team, Jet and Cord, but what casting talent they used on Jet and Cord, they seemed to have exhausted the rest for the other teams. The cowboys were the only team I liked in the final 5, and the only other team I did like was Steve and Allie because they were pretty benign. So that means that out of 11 teams, I only liked 2, wow... just wow. besides that, the route was uninspiring (this is huge for me to say since it visited my country france) the tasks seemed too simple and overall it's a season I defined as "generic" in all sense of the word.

So what's my view on the Amazing Race now? well, luckily the Amazing Race gods were with us when they brought us season 17, the best season since season 12, it gave me another one of my all-time favorite teams, Brooke and Claire, and a lot of other extremely likable teams (except for the male members of all the dating teams), it was great. Then came UB, which, while not as good as season 17, is still an extremely solid season and to be honest, seeing returning teams was a real treat. Here's to hoping season 19 will not disappoint...cheers

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« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2011, 02:50:10 PM »
I did say my worst season was season 13, but looking back, it's not entirely true, there are a couple of seasons I did not enjoy, but to really pick one that is the worst of the bunch is not easy

Here are my bottom five (in no particular order):

Season 7 - this season for me, marked the end of the "classic" amazing race era, mostly due to the fact that this season could be renamed "The Romber Show" , but watching it I don't get the same sense of enjoyment and wonder I get when watching the first 6 season, the route was very forgettable (quoting StephenWasHere, "wayyyyy too much South America") the teams were mostly underwhelming and/or not very rootable imo (except for Uchenna and Joyce and Meredith and Gretchen) and to have the race not circle around the earth was a letdown, a disappointing season all around.

Season 9 - I can't stand this season, I sincerely cannot stand it and for two simple reason, Eric and Jeremy and BJ and Tyler. I have nothing against the two teams, but their constant 1st/2nd place finishes was extremely irritating and took out all the excitement that we've come to expect from the amazing race, in fact the casting was terrible with only two extremely rootable teams (Dave/Lori and Fran/Barry). To be fair, the route was decent (dare I say good?) but not executed very well and the tasks were at times interesting and related to the country they're in, but I remember not enjoying this season and it is the season that nearly made me stop watching the amazing race (thank god for season 10).

Season 13 - It's safe to say that in my opinion, every single aspect of this race was bland (not necessarily bad, just bland), casting, route, task, editing, everything. The teams were all very generic teams with not much unique or special about them, I liked Ken and Tina but when it's against a field of teams from the Amazing Race 13, that's not a really big accomplishment. The route was god-awful imo (apologies to the producer), all the countries are interesting places (New Zealand, Cambodia, Kazahkstan, Russia, India, etc...) but when put together, it just doesn't work, the result was excruciatingly predictable that no amount of editing could save it. Unfortunately, this was the second time a season nearly made me stop watching the amazing race (once again, thank god for the next season, season 14)

Season 15 - Like season 13, a season that's bland in all aspects, perhaps not quite as bad as season 13 but still pretty bad. The teams this time are more colorful and unique, but at the same time still not very memorable (except for Zev and Justin, the poker girls, and Brian and Ericka). The route was also awful (again just a little bit better than season 13) because it has interesting locations, but it was all executed very poorly and putting these countries together was not a good combination. I never felt really attached to this season even though I did watch it to the end and this was a time when I was really worried about the amazing race because of it's degrading quality. But one thing's for sure, this can't be my "worst season" since it's just a little better than season 13.

Season 16 - this was the season that seemed to confirm my worst fears, the amazing race is ... ... "mediocre" *shriek*. I mean, I give casting the credit of selecting what would become one of my all-time favorite team, Jet and Cord, but what casting talent they used on Jet and Cord, they seemed to have exhausted the rest for the other teams. The cowboys were the only team I liked in the final 5, and the only other team I did like was Steve and Allie because they were pretty benign. So that means that out of 11 teams, I only liked 2, wow... just wow. besides that, the route was uninspiring (this is huge for me to say since it visited my country france) the tasks seemed too simple and overall it's a season I defined as "generic" in all sense of the word.

So what's my view on the Amazing Race now? well, luckily the Amazing Race gods were with us when they brought us season 17, the best season since season 12, it gave me another one of my all-time favorite teams, Brooke and Claire, and a lot of other extremely likable teams (except for the male members of all the dating teams), it was great. Then came UB, which, while not as good as season 17, is still an extremely solid season and to be honest, seeing returning teams was a real treat. Here's to hoping season 19 will not disappoint...cheers

*this is all strictly my opinion only*

If Uchenna & Joyce hadn't won Season 7, I would've put it entirely in the middle for the reasons you stated.  It's because Uchenna & Joyce had won that I put it in my Top 3, behind Seasons 17 and 5.

I don't remember Season 9 -- or the winners -- much.  Which may be one reason why it's not one of my favorites.  I agree with you on Season 13, however -- it was pretty bland.  I wanted to like Kelly & Christy but I couldn't do so, and there were no other teams I could really root for.

I liked Season 15 because of Megan & Cheyne (I liked them), Zev & Justin and Maria & Tiffany.  It would be near the top of my list but not at the top.  But Season 16 was mediocre as well, I agree with you on that.  I think I only liked Jet & Cord, Steve & Allie (because Steve once worked for the Phillies) and Monique & Shawne.  Oh, and I kind of liked Jeff & Jordan, but they were so clueless.

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« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2011, 02:16:44 AM »
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« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2011, 04:32:18 AM »
I thought Season 9 was bad until we had Season 16.

Bad Teams = Bad Season, that's my criteria. The locations and tasks doesn't even make up the bad combination of teams.

Brent and Caite were so bad and made mistakes almost every leg, but even survived until the Final 3. That's how bad the cast was IMO.

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« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2011, 07:57:50 AM »
Season 16 is the only one that left a sour taste in my mouth, but some of the comedy among the dumb teams was kinda funny.
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« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2011, 08:25:27 AM »
I thought Season 9 was bad until we had Season 16.

Bad Teams = Bad Season, that's my criteria. The locations and tasks doesn't even make up the bad combination of teams.

Brent and Caite were so bad and made mistakes almost every leg, but even survived until the Final 3. That's how bad the cast was IMO.

I agree that bad teams=bad season. I am just not going to like a season, if I don't have a team to root for.

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« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2011, 09:09:41 AM »
i think season 4 was boring

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« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2011, 05:30:26 PM »
Monique and Shawne, I think. :tup:

I think you're right on that.  Anyway, I wish they'd lasted longer.

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« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2011, 05:35:50 PM »
i think season 4 was boring

That was my first entire season to watch, and I really liked it. I found the magnificence of TAR on it. And seriously, I liked the cast a lot too.
Kelly & Jon and Millie & Chuck made the season funny, and I ws just pleased that my favourite team (Kelly & Jon) won in a footrace against Millie & Chuck. There were also the clowns and David & Jeff (I also enjoyed watching it).
The destinations were not bad at all, I think. BUT having the gays win the prize was just the worst thing ever, :lol:

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« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2011, 05:38:38 PM »
i think season 4 was boring

That was my first entire season to watch, and I really liked it. I found the magnificence of TAR on it. And seriously, I liked the cast a lot too.
Kelly & Jon and Millie & Chuck made the season funny, and I ws just pleased that my favourite team (Kelly & Jon) won in a footrace against Millie & Chuck. There were also the clowns and David & Jeff (I also enjoyed watching it).
The destinations were not bad at all, I think. BUT having the gays win the prize was just the worst thing ever, :lol:

do you hate gays or something i think that was wrong thing say but i dont like them at all 

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« Reply #46 on: November 09, 2011, 04:45:53 AM »
The worst is Season 19.
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« Reply #47 on: November 09, 2011, 09:15:46 AM »
The worst is Season 19.

+0,5 (but not worse than S16)
I don't know if it's only me but we're are almost into the 2/3 of the race and I still have difficulty getting into this season. I don't know if it's because there's less travelling (4 countries in 7 legs). Maybe because of the cast. I don't have real favourites like in the past 2 seasons.  :duno:
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« Reply #48 on: November 09, 2011, 10:57:24 AM »
i think season 4 was boring

That was my first entire season to watch, and I really liked it. I found the magnificence of TAR on it. And seriously, I liked the cast a lot too.
Kelly & Jon and Millie & Chuck made the season funny, and I ws just pleased that my favourite team (Kelly & Jon) won in a footrace against Millie & Chuck. There were also the clowns and David & Jeff (I also enjoyed watching it).
The destinations were not bad at all, I think. BUT having the gays win the prize was just the worst thing ever, :lol:

do you hate gays or something i think that was wrong thing say but i dont like them at all 

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« Reply #49 on: November 09, 2011, 12:06:33 PM »
I never liked Chip and Reichen from TAR 4 either. For me they were the worst winners that they could have been from that season. It has nothing to do with them being gays because one of my favourite teams ever is Team Cha Cha Cha. What I hated in the TAR 4 winners was their attitude.

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« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2011, 12:14:02 PM »
I never liked Chip and Reichen from TAR 4 either. For me they were the worst winners that they could have been from that season. It has nothing to do with them being gays because one of my favourite teams ever is Team Cha Cha Cha. What I hated in the TAR 4 winners was their attitude.

After Tian and Jaree were eliminated, TAR 4 sucked. Their quarrels every episode, then patching back for the only leg they decided to work together and getting eliminated = :lol3:

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« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2011, 01:11:57 PM »
I didn't watch TAR 4 when it aired (I didn't know about the show then), but when I tried to go back and watch it on YouTube, I couldn't get into it at all. The premiere was BORING.

TAR 5 was my first season and probably their first truly good season. :hrt:
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« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2011, 02:31:35 PM »
I actually really liked season 13. It had awesome greeters! I dont know, I really enjoyed it. Maybe there were some bland tasks, but every race has bland tasks. And it also had really cool tasks. (The Moscow legs, the clueboxes forest, the festival in India, etc)

Season 7 I also really enjoyed. Brian & Greg is one of my all time favorite teams. And loved seeing Meredith & Gretchen get 4th place. On the other hand I HATED Ron & Kelly. If only they had been eliminated the first leg...


My least favorites would be season 4 and season 16.

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« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2011, 03:20:35 PM »
I never liked Chip and Reichen from TAR 4 either. For me they were the worst winners that they could have been from that season. It has nothing to do with them being gays because one of my favourite teams ever is Team Cha Cha Cha. What I hated in the TAR 4 winners was their attitude.

After Tian and Jaree were eliminated, TAR 4 sucked. Their quarrels every episode, then patching back for the only leg they decided to work together and getting eliminated = :lol3:

Definitely, I LOVED Monica & Sheree. I still remind them so much... And their elimination was really sad too (Taxis in India=DRUMMUH).

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« Reply #54 on: January 15, 2012, 12:59:09 AM »
3 seasons that I would have a very hard time rewatching, and if came out on DVD, I would not buy or even rent at all.

Season 11 - the worst by far. I don't know, but the fact that Eric and Danielle broke up after the race, just makes me think they faked their relationship to get in the race. And that doesn't sit well with me at all, just like Spygate did not sit well with a lot of football fans. Also, the fake accent of Charla & Mirna, watching Kevin & Drew racing, and Mary mentioning the Cho brothers a few times and expecting other teams to help them, made it more unbearable.

Season 15 - Just became unwatchable towards the end. The more likeable teams got bounced out early, and I could not stand the final 4 teams left (the worst being Sam & Dan, and Erica). Brian was the only likeable one left, and felt sorry for him to deal with that horrible bitch. While I understand the idea of trying to shake things up at the starting line, but the elimination there was just so cruel. I did enjoy seeing the places visited during this season, though.

Season 16 - Mainly for what happened at the end, which honestly, made me lose some respect for Phil. While there were no excuses for Brandy & Carol to act horribly like that, it was really uncalled for him to instigate horrible Jonathan-like behavior. This isn't Jerry Springer. And that's too bad, because I actually enjoyed this season for the most part, mainly for the Cowboys and Allan Wu making an appearance in the American edition.

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« Reply #55 on: January 15, 2012, 08:31:33 AM »
My vote is for season 19.  Bland cast which was lacking in entertainment.  The season was lacking in memorable moments until Andy and Tommy were eliminated because the cabbies from the other 3 teams were all working together.

Second worst is season 15.  Bad twist of eliminating one team at the starting line.  Three teams quitting tasks (Globetrotters, Tiffany & Maria and Mika & Canaan).  Zev and Justin being eliminated for losing Zev's passport even though they came in first (glad that they were invited back for season 18).

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« Reply #56 on: January 15, 2012, 08:42:15 AM »
Season 19 is the worst for me, hands down, no contest. Worst winners, dismal cast (excluding Amani & Marcus, Andy & Tommy and some teams who were eliminated too early and maybe Bill & Cathi), pretty dreadful route (excluding Malawi) and I actually did not enjoy any episodes other than the two in Malawi.

Season 16 comes in at a close second for me, with another pair of terrible winners. Leg 4, 6 and 7 were among the best TAR has ever provided, but the rest of the season was beyond lacklustre.

Season 9 became boring with the 2-way domination. Season 10 had a terrible cast (except Dustin & Kandice and the early exits). Season 8 did very little right (except the first three legs, which I enjoyed). Those are the worst for me.

It's almost impossible to look at anything but Season 3 in terms of the Best Season. I loved everything about it. Seasons 5-7 were the TAR 'Golden Era', and they were perfect seasons, except for Freddy & Kendra's victory.

For me, the best post-All-Stars season is Season 12, with amazing legs on Leg 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10, and even Leg 2, though I'd put it slightly behind these others.
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« Reply #57 on: January 15, 2012, 10:00:19 AM »
Personnally, NOTHING can be worst than S16. The cast, the locations, and the tasks were just lame and horrible.

That said, I think that S15 comes second, the task and the cast were lame. The fact that FT/BE quit that easy task and were able to return in TAR18 just disgust me. Yes Maria/Tiffany, quit their Detour but it was not after almost a hundred of trys, not like the Globetrotters.

Now, I agree that TAR19 is lackluster. The route seemed interesting, but it just feeled repetitive and boring (maybe it's because in went just after the TAR18 awesomness). The team were not that interesting,I think that Bill & Cathi, even if thery're not the best old team, saved the season by being able to do 5/6 of the race. We went back to weak and early eliminated F/F teams, and I hate when a team dominate a season (even if its by luck). The only good leg was Panama. Good tasks and awesome twist at the end.

But I'm not with you saying that TAR11 is horrible. OK, maybe the route wasent the best (there were still Ushuaia and Poland <3), but the fact that Dustin & Kandice, Charla & Mirna and Oswald & Danny were in the final four was awesome. And I loved that flight drama in Africa (which, I think, was a bit missing in TAR19) with my favourites taking early flights.

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« Reply #58 on: January 15, 2012, 08:12:54 PM »
TAR16 was very much awful. But the reason I rank TAR19 worse is because on TAR16, Legs 4, 6 and 7 were spectacular for me. but the rest of the season was awful!

How come Season 6 is an option in the poll for 'Worst Season'? In terms of the tasks, it was the best season... ??? The only bad thing about TAR6 was the winners, I think.
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« Reply #59 on: January 15, 2012, 10:28:10 PM »
TAR16 was very much awful. But the reason I rank TAR19 worse is because on TAR16, Legs 4, 6 and 7 were spectacular for me. but the rest of the season was awful!

How come Season 6 is an option in the poll for 'Worst Season'? In terms of the tasks, it was the best season... ??? The only bad thing about TAR6 was the winners, I think.
The reason I don't really like it is because most of the the teams are arguing couples, and most of the ones that aren't were eliminated early. It also was between what some consider the best seasons. I have that this problem with Season 4 also. It's also got a poor cast and is between the two greatest seasons.

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« Reply #60 on: January 15, 2012, 10:37:03 PM »
TAR16 was very much awful. But the reason I rank TAR19 worse is because on TAR16, Legs 4, 6 and 7 were spectacular for me. but the rest of the season was awful!

How come Season 6 is an option in the poll for 'Worst Season'? In terms of the tasks, it was the best season... ??? The only bad thing about TAR6 was the winners, I think.
The reason I don't really like it is because most of the the teams are arguing couples, and most of the ones that aren't were eliminated early. It also was between what some consider the best seasons. I have that this problem with Season 4 also. It's also got a poor cast and is between the two greatest seasons.

I understand what you mean about the arguing couples! :lol: But I did love the TAR6 cast, personally. :duno: (Except Freddy & Kendra... (:;) )

I agree about Season 4, although there were a couple of good teams in that cast, especially Kelly & Jon, who I personally loved! For me, Season 4 had a few spectacular legs along the way, but as a whole, there were too many legs which were not exciting at all, which is why Season 4 isn't that great overall.

I definitely agree about 3, 5 and 7 being the best seasons, especially 3! :hearts:
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« Reply #61 on: January 16, 2012, 12:55:27 AM »
I have to say TAR 16 is the worst season, and TAR 19 is next to it. TAR 16 has forgettable and unlovable casts :gaah:, but Steve & Allie, Jody & Shannon and Brent & Caite :lol3: have some places in my heart. The route was not that great, but I really :hrt: leg in Seychelles. I actually like Dan & Jordan, as the winner, and not Jet & Cord, although I prefer Steve & Allie or Brent & Caite :lol3: as the winner.

TAR 19 isn't that bad, actually. Despite the devastating substitute leg in Thailand and boring finale which ruin everything, I personally like TAR 19. The casts are better than TAR 16 in my opinion, exception for Ron & Bill and Laurence & Zac :lol3:. The route itself is probably one of my favorite routes in TAR, beside TAR 3 (Portugaaal), TAR 6 (Mount Xian <3) and TAR 12
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« Reply #62 on: January 16, 2012, 01:49:05 AM »
That said, I think that S15 comes second, the task and the cast were lame. The fact that FT/BE quit that easy task and were able to return in TAR18 just disgust me. Yes Maria/Tiffany, quit their Detour but it was not after almost a hundred of trys, not like the Globetrotters.
Maria/Tiffany didnt quit , phil came over to the Detour site and gave them the boot.

I liked season 19 but finale althought with great tasks was predicable and let the season down (but at least i liked the team that won).

Season 18 look great on paper but was a little off mark .



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« Reply #63 on: January 16, 2012, 04:44:58 AM »
I liked season 19 but finale althought with great tasks was predicable and let the season down (but at least i liked the team that won).

You are entitled to your own opinion, but personally, I really hated the finale. I thought it was quite ridiculous to give $1,000,000 to the team who could do a flight simulator and type a clue. While I loved going to Atlanta, I thought the tasks were well below-par. Just my thoughts.. :duno:
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« Reply #64 on: January 16, 2012, 05:39:41 AM »
Season 19 had two many road kills. The elimination seemed quite predictable. And please, I don't really mind recruited teams or  crossovers, but can you get at least some team competent? No offense to Ethan/Jenna fans, but they seemed disinterested in the race, and couldn't try.

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« Reply #65 on: January 16, 2012, 06:01:43 AM »
Season 19 had two many road kills. The elimination seemed quite predictable. And please, I don't really mind recruited teams or  crossovers, but can you get at least some team competent? No offense to Ethan/Jenna fans, but they seemed disinterested in the race, and couldn't try.

I have to agree with your comment. I thought the whole season was bland. Legs 1 and 2 did not impress me. Leg 3's Roadblock was good, but the Detour was below average. Legs 4 and 5 were dismal. Leg 6 was passable. Leg 7 was great. Leg 8 was borderline. Leg 9 was abysmal. Leg 10 was dismal. Leg 11 was passable. Leg 12 was abysmal.

Just my thoughts, but the whole season seemed to lack any suspense. I remember watching season 18 and every episode I was so nervous about what would happen next, but with season 19, I was barely interested. Add the worst winners of all-time (in my opinion) and you create a truly terrible season, in my opinion. I hope 20 is much better than 19... :duno:
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« Reply #66 on: January 16, 2012, 08:34:09 AM »
Did anyone mention Season 16 yet?

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« Reply #67 on: January 16, 2012, 08:56:40 AM »
Did anyone mention Season 16 yet?

It gets my vote as second worst season! :tup:
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #68 on: January 16, 2012, 10:35:23 AM »
Did anyone mention Season 16 yet?

It's the 3rd worst for me.

I actually did not mind Season 19, with first time visits to countries that people have been wishing for a very long time. It was as if the producers were saying... this one is for the fans! And come on, how can anyone not like any leg that involves baseball? :D

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #69 on: January 16, 2012, 01:55:45 PM »
What was sooo good and unpredictable in TAR18 was the fact that each and every team (except 1, but who never won a leg) were all in danger of being eliminated (FT/BE in Calcutta, Zermatt and Rio, G/M in Australia and Austria, Zev & Justin in the 2 chinese legs and Zermatt, Kent & Vyxsin in Australia, China and Varanasi, etc.).
That was sooo missing in TAR19 where two teams were just dominating the whole race.

The other thing that I didnt liked in TAR19 was the complete lack of airport. They only took the plane 7 times in the whole race!!! (US-Taiwan-Indonesia-Thailand-Malawi-Europe-Panama-US). There were like almost no drama with the flight except Amani & Marcus getting out of Africa and maybe Laurence & Zac and Andy & Tommy from Indonesia to Thailand.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #70 on: January 16, 2012, 02:08:03 PM »
Most in the pool are among my favorites...15, 16, and 19 are all horrid in my opinion.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #71 on: January 16, 2012, 03:18:28 PM »
I definitely agree about 3, 5 and 7 being the best seasons, especially 3! :hearts:

TAR 2 is still my favorite and I'm not sure anything will change that.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #72 on: January 16, 2012, 04:28:37 PM »
I definitely agree about 3, 5 and 7 being the best seasons, especially 3! :hearts:

TAR 2 is still my favorite and I'm not sure anything will change that.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #73 on: January 16, 2012, 05:24:29 PM »
Season 13 has almost as many as the 16 seasons that are not on there combined :lol:
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« Reply #74 on: January 16, 2012, 07:19:10 PM »
13,15,19. No way i can watch again...except for Bolivia and Andy and Tommy.
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #75 on: January 17, 2012, 01:02:25 AM »
I think Season 13 is the most underrated season of all-time, aside from Nick & Starr dominating the whole thing.

I thought Legs 3, 4, 7, 8, 10 and 11 were all spectacular, and some of the others weren't bad too.

Obviously Season 13 is not as good as a lot of other seasons, but it doesn't come anywhere near as close as Seasons 9, 10, 16 and especially 19 as bad seasons.

I actually really loved certain parts of Season 13, especially Legs 7-8, which are two of my all-time favourites! :tup:
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #76 on: January 17, 2012, 03:06:53 AM »


Season 10 had a terrible cast (except Dustin & Kandice and the early exits).

Aww... :(

I thought the TAR10 cast was epic! It was the most diverse ever in my opinion.  :)

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« Reply #77 on: January 17, 2012, 03:10:14 AM »


Season 10 had a terrible cast (except Dustin & Kandice and the early exits).

Aww... :(

I thought the TAR10 cast was epic! It was the most diverse ever in my opinion.  :)

I actually loved the early exits - Bilal & Sa'eed, Vipul & Arti, Kellie & Jamie, Duke & Lauren and Peter & Sarah. But out of the Final Six, I only liked Dustin & Kandice. TAR10 would've been such an epic season if some of these teams had made it further... :(
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #78 on: January 17, 2012, 05:10:15 AM »
I think Season 13 is the most underrated season of all-time, aside from Nick & Starr dominating the whole thing.

I thought Legs 3, 4, 7, 8, 10 and 11 were all spectacular, and some of the others weren't bad too.

Obviously Season 13 is not as good as a lot of other seasons, but it doesn't come anywhere near as close as Seasons 9, 10, 16 and especially 19 as bad seasons.

I actually really loved certain parts of Season 13, especially Legs 7-8, which are two of my all-time favourites! :tup:

Is that the Kazakhstan Leg?
I love that Leg as well... My first thought on Kazakhstan people is they're part of asian (around Mongol tribe...) I thought they're like turkish people or somthing..  :lol:
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #79 on: January 17, 2012, 07:09:20 AM »
I think Season 13 is the most underrated season of all-time, aside from Nick & Starr dominating the whole thing.

I thought Legs 3, 4, 7, 8, 10 and 11 were all spectacular, and some of the others weren't bad too.

Obviously Season 13 is not as good as a lot of other seasons, but it doesn't come anywhere near as close as Seasons 9, 10, 16 and especially 19 as bad seasons.

I actually really loved certain parts of Season 13, especially Legs 7-8, which are two of my all-time favourites! :tup:

Is that the Kazakhstan Leg?
I love that Leg as well... My first thought on Kazakhstan people is they're part of asian (around Mongol tribe...) I thought they're like turkish people or somthing..  :lol:

Yeah, Leg 8 was Kazakhstan and I loved it! Leg 7 was the second India leg, which I loved because of that colourful Roadblock and the immensely difficult Detour! It was definitely the best India leg of all time! :hearts: :hearts:
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #80 on: January 17, 2012, 07:24:41 AM »
Since we're talking about worst season, why don't we talk about worst leg as well?

My first choice goes to Leg 5 in Thailand (TAR 19) :res:
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #81 on: January 17, 2012, 07:28:18 AM »
Since we're talking about worst season, why don't we talk about worst leg as well?

My first choice goes to Leg 5 in Thailand (TAR 19) :res:

Completely agreed! :tup:

Worst four legs of all-time for me are:

TAR19 Leg 5
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #82 on: January 17, 2012, 07:30:57 AM »
Since we're talking about worst season, why don't we talk about worst leg as well?

My first choice goes to Leg 5 in Thailand (TAR 19) :res:

Completely agreed! :tup:

Worst four legs of all-time for me are:

TAR19 Leg 9
TAR19 Leg 12

(in no particular order) :tup:

How can I forget these? Anyway, the first half of TAR 19 Leg 9 was really great, but the later part was really baaad....
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #83 on: January 17, 2012, 07:36:45 AM »
Since we're talking about worst season, why don't we talk about worst leg as well?

My first choice goes to Leg 5 in Thailand (TAR 19) :res:

Completely agreed! :tup:

Worst four legs of all-time for me are:

TAR19 Leg 9
TAR19 Leg 12

(in no particular order) :tup:

How can I forget these? Anyway, the first half of TAR 19 Leg 9 was really great, but the later part was really baaad....

Exactly! :tup: I completely agree! :tup:
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #84 on: January 17, 2012, 08:31:40 AM »


Season 10 had a terrible cast (except Dustin & Kandice and the early exits).

Aww... :(

I thought the TAR10 cast was epic! It was the most diverse ever in my opinion.  :)

Me two!! Loved six pack/bamas vs Dustin Kandice. It created great entertainment.
The route was also awesome, one of the best in my opinion!! :hearts:

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #85 on: January 17, 2012, 08:34:11 AM »
TAR10 route was definitely awesome! :tup: Ukraine especially, and Mauritius and Kuwait <333333 My dad lived and taught in Kuwait for many years, so he loved watching that one too! :tup:

But I couldn't stand the Bamas... (:;)
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #86 on: January 17, 2012, 08:34:50 AM »
Season 4/9 are the worst for me.

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #87 on: January 17, 2012, 08:36:57 AM »
Season 4/9 are the worst for me.

Both are towards the bottom of my list as well :tup: , but for me personally, I rank 10, 14, 16 and 19 beneath those two. :duno:
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #88 on: March 26, 2021, 12:46:46 AM »
For a season to be the worst, there would be several categories for this but most of them are based on a season's cast, locations, design and suspense.

My nominations:

Season 8 - This was a horrible execution and I cannot even watch it. It was that bad and no leaving North America? The teams were mostly unlikable and annoying as hell and the NEL placement along with two KOR episodes, GOOD LORD! It is unwatchable and abysmal in every way.

Season 10 - I know many will probably disagree but I honestly can't stand this season. It's still watchable at least to some extent unlike the above but what ruins are the cast, the race planning and a heavily under utilized route. Here we have a season with so many unique locations you would think that it would have been one of the best in that department - sadly no. The Kuwait leg is underwhelming, and the same goes for Mauritius, Ukraine and especially Spain and France. I disliked all of the teams that made it far except the Cho Brothers.

Season 13 - I have only seen it once and didn't even finish past leg 9. Most of everything about TAR 13 is bad for me with a poor cast, terrible locations except Bolivia, New Zealand and Kazakhstan and just feels very cheap when compared to other seasons. I just don't like it, and it was released during the writer's strike which made it worse.

Season 16 - This one suffers from another genuinely unlikable cast except maybe the cowboys and a few others whom I cannot remember now. The route is fine but the cast made the race so hard to watch! It is also the season with my least favourite team of all time - Carol & Brandy. Too much ugliness and negativity throughout. The race was not exciting at all either.

Season 24 - The last entry on this list is a season many consider to be the worst and for the most part, I agree. However TAR 8 takes the cake for being dead last so this one has avoided the bottom position only just. This season has to be the most poorly planned experience in the history of the race, for we have teams returning for the third team, a 3 continent season containing multiple double legs and some of the worst task design I have seen. I did not enjoy a single leg of this crap.
 
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #89 on: March 30, 2021, 08:43:45 PM »
Season 2 is one of my least favorite seasons. It's not the worst, but it felt like a retread of season 1 especially with the cast. Add to the fact that most of the route was in the southern hemisphere and you get a very lousy season with terrible winners/runner ups.

Season 6 has so much toxicity from the cast that even the beautiful locations can't save this season. Having some drama can be great but this season has too much and it hampers an otherwise decent season. Like Season 2, the winners were horrible.

Season 13 is just a strange season that holds no appeal to me at all. You had the first of the dominant winners and they were terrible to boot. I feel like they did Russia poorly this go around and was not a fan of this cast either. I look for relatability in a cast and I found no one in this cast that I could relate to. Not a great season.

My main gripe with Season 24 is the choosing of the cast. The over-representation of TAR 22 is just unbelievable and shouldn't have happened. I love Dave and Connor but perhaps they'd be better cast on an Unfinished Business season instead of an All-Stars season, even though they did well before they quit. Much better teams for season 24 could've been Jaymes/James, Andy/Tommy, James/Abba. Otherwise, I think this is an ok season.


Season 28 might be the worst and I just don't like the concept of it. It continued a trend of having stupid gimmick seasons and this is probably the worst of the bunch. 0/10

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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #90 on: March 30, 2021, 09:25:27 PM »
Season 8 is truly the worst TAR season overall being a family edition stayed entirely in North America with routes mostly in the States with less air travel and frequent land provided vehicles.

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« Reply #91 on: March 30, 2021, 10:39:00 PM »
Season 2 is one of my least favorite seasons. It's not the worst, but it felt like a retread of season 1 especially with the cast. Add to the fact that most of the route was in the southern hemisphere and you get a very lousy season with terrible winners/runner ups.

Season 6 has so much toxicity from the cast that even the beautiful locations can't save this season. Having some drama can be great but this season has too much and it hampers an otherwise decent season. Like Season 2, the winners were horrible.

Season 13 is just a strange season that holds no appeal to me at all. You had the first of the dominant winners and they were terrible to boot. I feel like they did Russia poorly this go around and was not a fan of this cast either. I look for relatability in a cast and I found no one in this cast that I could relate to. Not a great season.

My main gripe with Season 24 is the choosing of the cast. The over-representation of TAR 22 is just unbelievable and shouldn't have happened. I love Dave and Connor but perhaps they'd be better cast on an Unfinished Business season instead of an All-Stars season, even though they did well before they quit. Much better teams for season 24 could've been Jaymes/James, Andy/Tommy, James/Abba. Otherwise, I think this is an ok season.


Season 28 might be the worst and I just don't like the concept of it. It continued a trend of having stupid gimmick seasons and this is probably the worst of the bunch. 0/10

Interesting... While TAR 2 isn't on my worst list I agree with what you said. Tara & Wil and Chris & Alex are utterly awful! The locations were terrible but I wouldn't say that had anything to do with Australia and New Zealand, but pretty much everything else besides Brazil and Hawaii.

TAR 6 is my favourite season so I can't agree there.. Regarding toxicity it does have some especially with Jonathan & Victoria but for the most part I found the bickering couples hilarious lol. I can't say that for most other seasons, and I loved Lori & Bolo most of the teams. I guess this season is an acquired taste?

Agree with TAR 13.

Season 28 for me had a strong first half but lost it's charm after Georgia, and it felt poorly planned in some aspects.
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #92 on: April 01, 2021, 10:38:31 PM »
I'd have to go with 32.
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #93 on: April 02, 2021, 03:41:15 PM »
I was incredibly disappointed in 32 myself. When it started it had so much potential but then that stupid alliance went way too far.
They just basically contributed in every non alliance member being booted off, which they did so well at.
Once there were only the five teams who were in the alliance, Eswar and Aparna got betrayed and then their betrayers got some pretty bad karma on the next leg.
Finally to rub salt in the wound, Will & James (my least favourite team) won the whole thing after an entire season of deception, hurling insults and just being damn unlikable. They make Freddy & Kendra look kind of good in comparison (I never had any issues with Freddy though).
The locations were also underwhelming besides a few early on, there were only 11 legs and too many Yields (which helped the alliance succeed). Sorry, but a Yield appearing on every leg did not work as it did with season 5.
In the end I am left with a bitter taste in my mouth after this experience.
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Re: Worst Season
« Reply #94 on: April 02, 2021, 04:15:13 PM »
My least favorite season is either season 4 or 16.

Season 16 was boring for about 75% of the time. I do think that the Malaysia, Singapore, and China legs were pretty good. The cast was kinda bland not gonna lie. Season 4 was a horrible route (half the countries already were visited and it is only season 4), horrible boot order, and horrible non-elimination legs. Most of the boring teams made it to the last episodes. The only exception was the Reichen & Chip. Only because they were a gay couple (and I am bi so I have to root for the LGBTQIA+ teams) and because they had good personalities.

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« Reply #95 on: April 03, 2021, 05:58:18 PM »
Agree for both. Season 4 just felt particularly bland, the cast sucked for the most part, the locations were bad especially Europe (don't know why though) and Australia but the biggest sin would be the placement of the non-elimination legs F5, F4, F3 - absolutely useless.

Season 16 does have a couple of good legs - I did enjoy France 2. Again, the cast weren't great with Carol & Brandy being the worst of the bunch.
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« Reply #96 on: April 07, 2021, 09:22:18 AM »
I think for me, personally, Season 8 disappointed me the most. Funny enough, it wasn't for the fact that they didn't leave the United States. I honestly think that is a concept that COULD have worked. No the problem was watching parents yell at their kids and watching some of the families be so disrespectful.

My runner up for worst is 23. This one is a very personal choice of me just not being able to find a team I could route for throughout the season. I guess Leo and Jamal but I liked them more in future seasons past this one. I got very upset though when Nicole tried to cheat during the roadblock and she did not get any time penalties for it. Like drama is one thing and I understand wanting to film it and all that. But man, maybe it was just me, but it felt like there was a looooooooooooooot in this season. One positive about this season is that at least they balanced the 'common' countries they visit with some unique ones. Even though the challenges in it were meh for me, neither very memorable or very bad, I liked Norway and the UAE.