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Title: The Amazing Race
Post by: yuds70 on April 24, 2020, 09:47:42 PM
Could not find a thread about this, here ya go.

Now that I'm binging TAR (thanks Dan),
the Amazing Race is an awesome show that will also give you some great ideas on where to travel after we've defeated coronavirus.

did I miss a rule about airplane transportation only being allowed - if part of a 'route info' card?

Season 3 Episode 2, Derek and Drew got the fast forward.

Why did they take a 24 hour bus from Mexico City to Cancun, if they could have taken a 2.5 hour plane ride - ( maybe paid for by the show - as per the rules) and get a much better lead on their peers?!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Mordyk on April 25, 2020, 09:55:35 PM
Could not find a thread about this, here ya go.

Now that I'm binging TAR (thanks Dan),
did I miss a rule about airplane transportation only being allowed - if part of a 'route info' card?

Season 3 Episode 2, Derek and Drew got the fast forward.

Why did they take a 24 hour bus from Mexico City to Cancun, if they could have taken a 2.5 hour plane ride - ( maybe paid for by the show - as per the rules) and get a much better lead on their peers?!
me too thanks @Dan   

I'm up to season two. i find it a bit difficult to binge since the 20 year old quality isnt the greatest and we are spoiled at this time. but overall enjoying it.


to your point,  yes, usually the means of allowable transportation are on the card.  i believe in season one someone was also punished for using the wrong means
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: elya on April 25, 2020, 09:59:24 PM
me too thanks @Dan   i believe in season one someone was also punished for using the wrong means
Wasn't on a Fast forward though.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Dan on April 26, 2020, 02:17:18 AM
to your point,  yes, usually the means of allowable transportation are on the card.
+1
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Dan on April 26, 2020, 02:17:56 AM
I'm up to season two. i find it a bit difficult to binge since the 20 year old quality isnt the greatest and we are spoiled at this time. but overall enjoying it.
Quality gets better with each season :D
I read somewhere Hulu has better quality TAR than Amazon, not sure if true.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Mordyk on April 26, 2020, 08:04:56 AM
Quality gets better with each season :D
I read somewhere Hulu has better quality TAR than Amazon, not sure if true.
any seasons that were especially boring that i should just skip?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Dan on April 26, 2020, 10:32:56 AM
any seasons that were especially boring that i should just skip?
Season 8 where families ran together was my least favorite. Cute seeing kids run and I'd have loved to do it, but as a viewer the challenges and places visited were meh.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Joel2 on April 26, 2020, 11:57:29 AM
Up to Season 2. Really enjoying the constant action and suspense
Thanks Dan for the recommendation
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: RewardsAddict on April 26, 2020, 05:44:02 PM
Up to Season 2. Really enjoying the constant action and suspense
Thanks Dan for the recommendation
+1. I thought this would be similar to Survivor, but its definitely more interesting and action packed!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: yuds70 on April 26, 2020, 05:48:30 PM
to your point,  yes, usually the means of allowable transportation are on the card.

Thanks mate.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Dan on April 26, 2020, 05:50:06 PM
Post cities and activities featured in the show that you want to do in this thread :)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: YitzyS on April 26, 2020, 05:55:02 PM
Post cities and activities featured in the show that you want to do in this thread :)
Win $1,000,000
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Dan on April 26, 2020, 05:56:15 PM
Win $1,000,000
LOL
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: yuds70 on April 26, 2020, 07:10:56 PM
Post cities and activities featured in the show that you want to do in this thread :)
Loaded question - wish I could do all!!

Some things from season 2

Play volleyball in Rio not using hands.

Dance with the troupe, and raise tips in Cape town.

Walk through a cave of bats in Thailand

Find opals in the Australia Outback...

As the seasons move along, it seems like they are making tasks more and more to do with the culture and city they are in.
Quite neat.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Lou Bob on July 05, 2020, 04:13:14 PM
And when I thought that many of the previous contestants were entertaining....season 9, BJ and Tyler...amazing!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Dan on July 05, 2020, 04:18:44 PM
And when I thought that many of the previous contestants were entertaining....season 9, BJ and Tyler...amazing!
Frat Boys vs Hippies!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Kobe bryent on July 05, 2020, 04:36:19 PM
Post cities and activities featured in the show that you want to do in this thread :)
Or cities and activities that you have done
•Hang-Gliding in Rio
•Taj Mahal
•Great Wall of China
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Kobe bryent on July 05, 2020, 04:44:48 PM
Frat Boys vs Hippies!
Who are your most memorable characters?
Some that come to mind: Rob & Amber, ChMirna, Kentucky, The Green Team, Sri Lankan Twins.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Lou Bob on July 05, 2020, 05:03:45 PM
Who are your most memorable characters?
Some that come to mind: Rob & Amber, ChMirna, Kentucky, The Green Team, Sri Lankan Twins.
I only recognize a couple on the list. Got a long ways to go.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: JuryDuty on July 29, 2020, 09:39:15 AM
Post cities and activities featured in the show that you want to do in this thread :)

I'm skipping around seasons, now on season 5.

I am definitely going to go sledging in new Zealand. It looks wicked! I love alternative white water activities, we did canyoning in Croatia. I want to go to new Zealand just for sledging
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Dan on July 29, 2020, 09:45:57 AM
I'm skipping around seasons, now on season 5.
Why skip?
There's lots of flashbacks and references to previous seasons, especially as the series goes on.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: JuryDuty on July 29, 2020, 09:51:05 AM
Why skip?
There's lots of flashbacks and references to previous seasons, especially as the series goes on.

I originally wanted to avoid the beginning Bec the quality was terrible. So I picked a random season, 11. Then I decided let me try an find an earlier one with decent quality, so I'm on 5 now
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Dan on July 29, 2020, 10:26:50 AM
The problem is that they often have repeat racers, all star seasons, repeat tasks, etc.

You'll lose a lot of context jumping around.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: JuryDuty on July 29, 2020, 10:28:45 AM
The problem is that they often have repeat racers, all star seasons, repeat tasks, etc.

You'll lose a lot of context jumping around.

Do you think going straight from season 5 would suffice? The earliest seasons just have terrible quality
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Mordyk on July 29, 2020, 10:47:35 AM
The problem is that they often have repeat racers, all star seasons, repeat tasks, etc.

You'll lose a lot of context jumping around.
because you said this I'm grinding through the old seasons.  some are more enjoyable than others with this low quality
Title: Re: The Amazing Race
Post by: Kobe bryent on July 29, 2020, 04:08:43 PM
Do you think going straight from season 5 would suffice? The earliest seasons just have terrible quality
I would start with S1