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The Amazing Race Season 24 (2/23): Returning All-Stars


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#121 of 131 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 19 2014 - 11:28 AM

I am very satisfied with the outcome of the race.

 

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Glad to see that was not the case.

 

In all, a really good season.  


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#122 of 131 OFFLINE   Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted May 19 2014 - 01:53 PM

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Nice ending. Anybody but Brenchel was fine, I like both teams pretty evenly and the country girls took it very well, nice and polite and happy for Dave and Connor.

 

As mentioned above, the shot of Rachel looking up, seemingly abandoned was hilarious. And she had worked at the Mirage? You'd think being an ex-employee you might know where the "employee entrance" would be.
 

Their attempt at stealing the cab showed what shallow, awful people they are. Glad the cabbie stood his ground and said no.

 

 

That cabbie had my full respect and admiration, turning down Brenchel's underhanded attempt at sabotaging the Blondes. What an upstanding guy! He's the unofficial hero of the final leg of this race. :thumbsup:


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Posted May 19 2014 - 03:46 PM

When I heard that this race was ending in Vegas, I was like... again? Because the last time, I thought it was a complete bore. This time, it was more entertaining, but that may have more to do with the way things worked out for the teams than the actual tasks.

While the David Copperfield task (as well as the digging task) was first in, first out, the look on the racers face was really something, thinking that something horrific happened to their teammate when that box dropped. And I did like how the race ended on skydiving to the finish line.

 

Once again, it comes down to cab luck. But is anyone really going to complain about that this time around? In other seasons, yes! This season, no!

 

Ironic that the way Brendan & Rachel would lose in a similar way as they did in their original season. If the bad cab did not seal their doom, then it was definitely walking through the entire hotel. And one that Rachel worked at, no less. The home field disadvantage has reared its ugly head once again! For the first half of the season, I actually thought they were more likeable, and even did not have any problem with them using the U-Turn. But they turned out to be worse this time around, as Rachel was back to her old ways, and Brendan showed this time, that he is a world class jerk!

 

I was hoping to see Jennifer & Caroline to win it all, and just sucks that they pretty much went through the entire race twice, and both times, never winning a single leg. But very impressive that they made it so far both times, and showed that their previous placement in their original season, is looking less like a fluke.

 

Congrats to Dave & Connor, for winning the race, and being the first parent-child team to win it in the US edition. I guess I would be okay with them winning the race if the country singers didn't win it. While I could have done without Dave's complaining, they did go out with winning 4 straight legs, after the one where they got U-Turned.

 

I thought this season was better than the 1st All-Stars, but not as good as Unfinished Business. In all honestly, I hope they don't do this type of season again.


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Posted May 19 2014 - 06:46 PM

I was "half checked in" to the entire episode. This season, as I've mentioned before, lost me a long time ago, but that didn't keep me from watching.

 

Of the three teams left, I guess Dave and Connor were the best choices to win, but even I got tired of them after a while. No real excitement or tension in this episode...and I'm happy I wasn't the only one thinking Brendan and Rachel came in so far behind everyone went home from the finish mat.



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Posted August 27 2014 - 12:14 AM

Bad news for any 'Race' fans who also watch 'Survivor' - the Twinnies are part of the new cast. Hope their torches get snuffed quickly.



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Posted August 27 2014 - 02:57 AM

Bad news for any 'Race' fans who also watch 'Survivor' - the Twinnies are part of the new cast. Hope their torches get snuffed quickly.

Dont these people have regular jobs or are they just professional reality show contestants? The attraction of these shows is supposed to be competition between REAL people, not tv personalities. I'm really getting tired of these crossovers between race, survivor, and big brother. I guess its all about ratings, but I hate it. 


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Posted August 27 2014 - 06:01 AM

Thankfully I don't watch Survivor. I don't know if I could stand them anymore.

 

And, honestly, I may not be watching TAR anymore. It was something the ex and I "did."



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Posted August 27 2014 - 08:05 AM

Ugh.  I watch Survivor.  In fact, I've seen every season.  This is going to be very, very tough.

 

And I agree that the cross-casting between shows was worn out a long time ago.  I never took to it. 


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#129 of 131 OFFLINE   Paul D G

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Posted August 27 2014 - 09:31 AM

Oh please no... Everyone in my house hates the twinnies. I only hope they're on separate teams; they'll be more tolerable without their bickering.



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Posted August 28 2014 - 06:08 AM

I kind of like cross casting. 

 

Some of the time.

 

But, I'd rather see Hantz, Junior than these obnoxious twins. 

 

I've loathed them and their "Look at us, we're TWINS!!!" antics since the first time I saw them,

 

In fact, I tuned out of Amazing Race both times they were on, at least, until they were gone.

 

Oh, well, at least it's not Colton.

 

Although I'm sure we'll see him when they memorialize Caleb, may he rest in peace.


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Posted August 28 2014 - 06:18 PM

Good thing I don't watch "Survivor".

 

And this upcoming season of TAR will have a cross-casting as well, with a couple from "Survivor". 


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