The Amazing Race, 12/05/10

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by loubob57, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    The thing is, he got all nasty when he got stressed. That last leg, there was no stress (since they had no chance), so he was OK.
     
  2. Bierboy

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    It was a freakin' miracle they made it this far in the race....actually, it was a travesty....
     
  3. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    I had them pegged as a Top 3 team from the beginning.


    Top 3 to be eliminated!
     
  4. acegolfer

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    I am a Korean and have lived in Seoul for 15+ years.

    No wonder why local taxi drivers have hard time finding the destination. They don't know the English names for local attractions.

    Let's use the pit stop, "temple of heaven", as an example. When I heard it, I was clueless. First, I was thinking about one of tens of Buddhist temples in Seoul.

    But I recognize the pit stop from the video footage. To locals, it's known as a garden attached to Chosun hotel. It's a very small garden and probably not known to most Koreans. There's no way the taxi driver will connect the two. I'm surprised the taxi driver for the lady team figure it out. He must have gotten help over phone.

    I googled "temple of heaven." and the first link says

    http://san-shin.org/TOH-1.html

    Few people even know that Korea has it's own "Temple of Heaven", but it does -- semi-hidden on the grounds of a
    5-star hotel in the center of downtown Seoul. It has few visitors apart from the hotel guests (not being on any official
    tourist maps, and appearing in only a few guidebooks); but with the revival of the Imperial Ceremony to Heaven,
    it may now become better known.
     
  5. vman

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    I think this is right. Not to defend Nick, but one of his interviews in a recent leg was enlightening, as he said he has never been more stressed, exhausted and worn down. It seems like he just doesn't have the personality to handle this sort of thing well, he was on his last legs, and just snapped. Again, this does not excuse his behavior, and I would still recommend Vicky find a new boyfriend, but at least I understand better where he comes from.

    For myself, I know my wife and I could never run the race because she would have to stop to go to the bathroom every hour or so and my reaction to it under the stress of racing for a million dollars would put a strain on our marriage, so no racing for us - we'll just watch from the couch and pause it whenever she needs to go to the bathroom!
     
  6. IJustLikeTivo

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    I thought that might be right and don't care about knowing just don't want others to complain.
     
  7. Inundated

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    A local newspaper article on Jill (and Thomas). Note: there is a spoiler at the bottom about the final U.S. city, if you don't know that already.

    http://www.cleveland.com/tv-blog/in...h_valley_views_jill_haney_in_first_place.html

    (snip)
     
  8. idlepaw

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    Considering that Hong Kong is probably one of the premier hubs in Asia, I would imagine Hong Kong to Seoul is a fairly common route. But keep in mind, a flight taking off from Hong Kong at 8pm is probably not going to be very popular with normal travelers. If a 12:30 am flight arrives at 5:10am, then a 8pm flight would arrive ~ 12:30am. Then figure an hour to get through customs and get your bags, so you probably would exit the airport until 1:30am - 2am. Then tack on an hour drive to downtown Seoul. If it were me, I'd party a few more hours in HK rather than get into Seoul at the worst possible time.
     
  9. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

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    Exactly. :D
     
  10. tgewin

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    Umm... That's a MAJOR spoiler, and not about the final city. Please edit this post to remove the spoiler. Even the flippin' URL to the article is a spoiler.

    EDIT: Nevermind... Clearly I should read more carefully. I read the first quote without noticing the "11th leg". It's kind of important. I was freaking out that you'd just spoiled who won the season. Doh! Sorry for the confusion.
     
  11. Magnolia88

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    How is that a spoiler? :confused:

    ETA: I see your edit now. It's not a spoiler, it's just stating what happened in this episode. Although by THIS episode I mean the one that aired on 12/5 not 11/28 as the title says. It's confusing.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I think you misread. It's not saying they finished the final leg in first place. It's saying they finished the leg in Korea (the leg that this thread is discussing) in first place. No spoilers involved.
     
  13. Bierboy

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    Huh? I don't see any of this (including the linked article) as a spoiler for the finale (other than the final city). It says nothing more than what happened in this leg of the race...
     
  14. heySkippy

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    Here's hoping one of the girl teams can make it to the win! :)
     
  15. Inundated

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    Whew, look at all the commotion I caused, and it wasn't even true! :D

    Glad we have that figured out. Believe me, I personally AVOID all potential spoilers, especially if they would name a supposed winner. (And this thread says 12/5 for me, though I know it was started with the wrong date.)

    The information in the Plain Dealer link is safe, it is only about the leg which aired Sunday, December 5th on the CBS Television Network, which is being discussed in this thread. :D I would never post a season spoiler, even if I found one!

    As mentioned, the last line mentions the final U.S. leg city, so avoid it if you don't want to know that. I was trying to avoid it, but it was obvious when I stumbled onto a CBS promo for it...
     
  16. tgewin

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    Yeah, sorry about that... My brain just completely missed part of the sentence, and I caught it right after I hit post. I thought I'd get the edit up in time to not mess anybody up, but apparently there are some rather quick posters! Sorry for the confusion everyone!
     
  17. Magnolia88

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    The thread title is now fixed.

    I swear it said 11/28 just a few minutes ago! :eek:
     
  18. mattack

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    But I think the clues sometimes have foreign language names of the destinations (presumably to show cab drivers).
     
  19. acegolfer

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    I thought about that possibility.

    If the cab driver had been given the proper Korean name for the pit stop, then he should have no trouble finding the place. The Chosun hotel (where the temple belongs to), which is in the center of Seoul, is very well known.

    On the other hand, if the cab driver was given Korean direct translation of "temple of heaven," then I'm surprised that a cab driver would know the place. My guess is that he would need a 3rd party help because this name is not even on the map, according to the link from google search.
     
  20. blogan

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    Yes, so history can be written, and those children who study history in the future can look at the record books and memorize who the first all-girl team was.

    It's about as dumb as the other "first in history of reality show". Does anyone honestly remember the first female winner of Apprentice? More importantly, does anyone care?
     

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