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The Amazing Race - S24E01 2/23/14 *Spoliers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DevdogAZ, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. TomK

    TomK Active Member

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    I am not a fan of any team that screeches and yells so I was damn glad to see the Twinnies go. The Afghanimals need to go next please, it's a shame they were invited back.
     
  2. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    CBS isn't running All-Stars versions of their shows to try and get you to like teams that you didn't like the first time around. They're running them because viewers like to see things they're familiar with. As already proven just by the few people in this thread, every team has its fans, and every team has those who dislike it. CBS doesn't want to fill the whole season with former fan favorites. That's not how reality show casting works. Viewers like to have someone to root against just as much as they like someone to root for.

    Having said that, if they wanted to bring a team back from last season for viewers to root against, I would have much preferred Tim and Marie over the Afghanimals. I don't mind Leo and Jamal, it's just that I really loved watching Marie and her antics.
     
  3. debtoine

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    This is going to be the season where I'll be cheering each week because I'm thrilled with who gets eliminated.

    There's not a single team that I'm rooting for. I don't mind the country singers, but I'm so sick of everyone else that the eliminations will be satisfying. A part of me just wants to FF through the episodes so I can see where they go and then get to the end to watch who gets Philiminated.

    I'm really tired of the shows I usually enjoy so much bringing back people who've been on before.

    deb
     
  4. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

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    I still like the Trotters.
     
  5. tonestert

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    I like the Trotters too and I may be the only that actually sort of likes Brandon and Rachel maybe because I watched them BB. David and Connor seem ok and I think them and the cowboys are the teams to beat.
     
  6. Ment

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    Not before we see some Rachel sobbing. :)

    Hopiing Mallory gets far..she's a little bundle of sunshine.
     
  7. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member TCF Club

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    I'm guessing, now, that Mark and Mallory would be splitting anything they win and it would be up to Mark to share anything with Bopper if he chooses to, right? There is no concession made to give Bopper any money otherwise (except maybe some kind of "scale" for the clip they showed last night as to why he can't race) is there?

    Tough break - I like Mallory, so I'm happy to see her, but too bad Bopper couldn't race.
     
  8. TonyTheTiger

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    I'm sure there was an arrangement made before Mallory was given the opportunity to race that ensures no-one loses out - maybe a three-way split or 50-50 between the half share of Bopper and Mallory.

    Of course I'm only guessing, but I doubt she'd have been given the chance without something in place.
     
  9. stellie93

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    So deaf kid's mother is afraid of heights, plus old-- why didn't he do it? You don't have to be able to hear for that. :(
     
  10. TonyTheTiger

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    She did it - and that frees him up for something more physical later on. They have to do an even number of challenges.
     
  11. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Best phirst philimination ever.
     
  12. Jayjoans

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    +1 x infinity. Our family's favorite AR episode of all time.
     
  13. bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

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    Had to come in here to see who was eliminated. I forgot to pad the SP when I set it and missed the last 15 minutes. Glad the twinnies are gone. There are a handful of teams I will be glad when they are gone (brendan/rachel, aphgans, luke/margie)
     
  14. mattack

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    I like the Twinnies.. It seems to me they spent WAY too much time on the Mark not being able to participate part..

    Also, I was surprised how quickly many of the teams figured out it was an even/odd numbered car thing. (If it's on rails, can you really call it a ferris wheel? They did, but SHOULD you?)
     
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Not sure where your recording cut off. The Twinnies got to the bubbles thing and there were other teams still there. They got in one and it had a "Try Again" sign. Instead of watching which bubbles other teams got out of and leaving, vs. which bubbles teams got out of and then had to go again, they just sat there and bickered. So when it was time for them to get off and get back on, they bickered and argued about which one to get back on. Another team was still going around, and the Twinnies were arguing about whether they should get in one of the empty bubbles and risk it being the wrong one, or if they should wait for the other team to go all the way around and then get in their bubble to ensure that they were getting in one that had a clue.

    Ultimately, they decided to get in a bubble and picked correctly, but not before the other team had gone almost all the way around, so the Twinnies lost any chance they had of catching up by standing there arguing. The producers didn't even try to fake us out at the mat.
     
  16. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Yep, that's my order too. Was it the twinnies who said something like, "They are worse than us?" That cracked me up!!

    There are about 4 or 5 teams that need to go. I'll add in the mom and her deaf son, IRC he whined the whole first time around, and then the You Tube couple, although they didn't seem as annoying this time around. I said when they announced the teams that I might watch at the beginning and if the teams I hate stay on and are really obnoxious, I'm gone for the first time ever. Good start getting rid of one of the most annoying. And they played REALLY bad too.
     
  17. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I vote for Red Whiner and dumb dumb :)
     
  18. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I know you keep up on these things. Are the ratings better for All Star versions of these shows than for all new casts? If so, I can understand why they bring back these people. But if not, I don't get it. I think the majority of folks on TCF would probably vote all new casts over All Star seasons, or at least bring only a few back with a new cast.
     
  19. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    This one show, for me, has always been about the locations and the tasks and less about the teams. I've come to root against teams because I don't like them, but I still watch because I enjoy the travel aspect. For instance, I've never heard of the city they went to this week, so it's nice to learn something about it. As long as the tasks remain in sync with the culture of the places they go, I'll enjoy this show. Survivor has gone completely away from that, and I don't think it's a better show because they have.
     
  20. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    That's exactly why I DON'T like them :) I really didn't think they were all that bad on their first season of TAR. Not even close on the obnoxious scale as Rachel was on BB. Still even if they were the sweetest couple on the show, there's no way I could ever root for her.
     

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