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The Amazing Race "Take Down the Million" Season Finale 12/9/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Regina, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

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    I'm sure those season were also a lot more expensive. I don't really have any hope they'll go back to that. The race aspect is gone now, we only have challenges. I wish that on "All Star Seasons" they revert back to the race aspect.
     
  2. TiVo'Brien

    TiVo'Brien Multi-year Veteran

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    And "Please, please! This is for a million dollars!!!" :p
     
  3. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

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    Yeah, I am not sure the show is as fun to watch with all "good guy" teams. You really do need those teams in there you root against as well.
     
  4. verdugan

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    Ryan didn't need any editing to sound like a big db.

    However, I don't think he was a bad guy.
     
  5. KyleLC

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    I was surprised that most of the teams knew how to say "fast fast" in Indonesian. I think I heard it in at least one or two other languages as well.
     
  6. Inundated

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    HWSNBN. Colin. Just two examples. I believe Colin's ox is, indeed, still broken.

    [​IMG]

    I don't want my TAR to be WITHOUT these people, I just want them to lose and lose bad at a key point in the race. ;)
     
  7. Inundated

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    I wonder if Jonathan still reads the TAR threads here...
     
  8. Inundated

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    TWOP's Miss Alli with the recap of Colin's Follies, Broken Ox Division:

    http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/the-amazing-race-1/its-okay-run-them-over.php?page=20

     
  9. realityboy

    realityboy Well-Known Member

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    It was a decent season, but the ending was a bit disappointing. I'm all for rooting for the underdogw if they've just had bad luck, but these guys just weren't good at anything. I liked the way that the other 3 teams worked together and was hoping for a real race between them at the end. I didn't really get the Beekman's being upset that the others were working together. They definitely benefited tron it with the elimination of Abbie and Ryan.
     
  10. tiams

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    Very.

    I agree with the point you are trying to make. Sri Lankan isn't a race, but neither is gay.

    I called them the Deep-V Boys

    :D

    :up: agree with all of that.

    I hate that instead of the Chippendales winning for their charity, two professional reality TV stars who are also a rich physician and author won.


    I hate when a team that twice benefited from a non-elim wins. They also had the advantage of the producers changing the rules to help them. They got very lucky and were helped to win by producers. At one point they were like 12 hours behind! They didn't deserve to win at all. They ran a terrible race and shouldn't have even been in the final leg.
     
  11. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    While I was also disappointed they won, they only benefitted from the non-elim once (the other two times were James and Abba and the Twinnies). I also don't see how they were aided by the producers. During the first season of TAR, the producers allowed teams to get so spread out that by the finale, there was a team thousands of miles behind. It was a logistical nightmare and ruined the suspense that should have been present in the finale. Ever since then, they've made sure to design the race so that there are equalizers every couple of legs so that nobody ever gets too far behind. So the Beekmans simply benefitted from the way the race is designed as a TV show, not because of any special treatment from the producers.
     
  12. laria

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    Well, there was still suspense about who would win of the two teams who made it to NYC. :) Not so much about the guys who were still in Alaska, though. :)
     
  13. robojerk

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    Also the guys in Alaska were that far behind due to their own stupidity. The legs were a lot longer in that season so in the leg to make the final 3 (philiminating team 4) they felt like they could actually check in to a hotel, and sip coffee at a cafe after winning the "Fast Forward" instead of checking in at the mat. If they had moved on they actually could have been with the other teams in in NYC. It was not the fault of production.

    The team that was eliminated skipped a challenge. They felt defeated after losing the Fast Forward and thought they were out. They would have been in the finale if they had just completed the challenge.
     
  14. tiams

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    They were aided by the producers by not having to wait out their penalty before checking in. They were allowed to check in before the rockers even though they should have had to wait. The rockers should have been allowed to check-in first. In every other season, a team that has a penalty has to wait it out BEFORE they can check in. Since they were allowed to check-in first, the rockers were forced to do the speed bump when the goaters should have been the team that had to do the speed bump. In addition, they didn't have to keep attempting the synchronized swimming challenge. They were given a pass and the explanation was that the pool was closing. Technically, they should have had to wait until it opened again, just as teams who arrive at a closed location have to wait for it to open.
     
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    The producers did pull some shenanigans on that leg, but it was the Rockers who benefitted. Had the rules stayed as they've been in the past, the Rockers simply would have been eliminated in that leg. Then it wouldn't have mattered whether the four-hour penalty was at the end of one leg or the beginning of the next. The only reason the producers had to change things is because that was a planned non-elim leg so they had to figure out an appropriate way to penalize both teams. Since the non-elim was the only reason the Rockers were still there, they were the ones who got it and had to do the speed bump.

    And the Beekmans wouldn't have had to wait until the next morning to finish the synchro. They would have simply taken the penalty associated with not completing a challenge, which they probably should have taken as soon as they tried it a couple times and realized it was hopeless.

    Finally, the producers strategically place "hours of operation" delays into the race to act as equalizers. They are there to make the logistics of filming the race easier. That's exactly the opposite of what would have happened if the Beekmans had been forced to wait all night and continue the synchro challenge the next morning.

    Always remember that this is a TV show first and a race second.
     

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