TV Race Across the World/TAR thread

Vader

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How did your nurses get such a large gap over the sisters?

They left the sand dune at the same time, did they really just smash every other challenge to create a gap larger than 2 hours on them?
Their driver went cross country to avoid the Putin traffic jam. They estimated that it saved them 40-45 minutes. I estimate it saved them closer to 1 hour 45 minutes.

The traffic appeared to get worse as the day got longer, so the girls would have faced the worst traffic getting to the pit stop as well.
 

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The teams that got saved by a non elimination leg in the US used to start with nothing and have to beg locals for cash.
It only took them a few seasons to decidt that this was a really, really bad idea. Having rich westerners begging from people who had nothing... not good. That's why they introduced the Speed Bump instead.
 

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It also doesn't feel like much of a race - at least not like the USA version does
The editing is awful. Way too much stuff being repeated after an ad break, way too many "talking head" shots. Cut the crap, and cull it back to 42-42min, like the US version, and it would be watchable.
 

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The editing is awful. Way too much stuff being repeated after an ad break, way too many "talking head" shots. Cut the crap, and cull it back to 42-42min, like the US version, and it would be watchable.
Based on a few different posts by DapperJong on a few different tv shows, its clear that Australian tv execs/producers think tv viewers here require more hand-holding and more "talking head" interviews to "develop a connection" than reality formats usually provide in the US.

I'm not sure why they think this, but this is the only reason why I can think of why this is the case
 

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Based on a few different posts by DapperJong on a few different tv shows, its clear that Australian tv execs/producers think tv viewers here require more hand-holding and more "talking head" interviews to "develop a connection" than reality formats usually provide in the US.

I'm not sure why they think this, but this is the only reason why I can think of why this is the case
Correct. Doesn't mean that the edit can't be good/bad just because of a style though. In the case of race, the edit was rushed and bound by the format they wanted. Im not a fan of the format they wanted. Having said that, not sure I enjoy how fast the American version is. The difference to me comes down to the challenges. They aren't great in the Aus version and there was much less emphasis on getting from one place to another.
 

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Based on a few different posts by DapperJong on a few different tv shows, its clear that Australian tv execs/producers think tv viewers here require more hand-holding and more "talking head" interviews to "develop a connection" than reality formats usually provide in the US.

I'm not sure why they think this, but this is the only reason why I can think of why this is the case
DapperJong did make that statement, and given his role in producing the show I believe him.

I think the TV execs/producers are completely wrong, and they've turned TAR-A into a boring turgid mess as a result.
 

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DapperJong did make that statement, and given his role in producing the show I believe him.

I think the TV execs/producers are completely wrong, and they've turned TAR-A into a boring turgid mess as a result.
The company is very new. And they are faking it until they make it. When I was there they hired the guy who invented MKR to be the main man in post. It's not the worst feather to have in your cap but MKR is so badly dated now, and I'm not sure he is full of fresh ways to do things. TAR-A having so little time has made it a huge mess.

And they didn't consider TAR hardcore fans, I don;t think.
 

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The company is very new. And they are faking it until they make it. When I was there they hired the guy who invented MKR to be the main man in post. It's not the worst feather to have in your cap but MKR is so badly dated now, and I'm not sure he is full of fresh ways to do things. TAR-A having so little time has made it a huge mess.

And they didn't consider TAR hardcore fans, I don;t think.
MKR has a lot to answer for... It ruined the last edition of TAR-A, and it's well on the way to ruining this one too.
 

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Nah there's lots of challenges i wouldnt do.


They had this crazy ass painful af asian foot massage once. Ppl were screaming and in tears over it.


Das a quit
 

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Eating challenges tend to be road blocks with one person eating - so pair up with someone who's stupid enough to do the eating tasks
But you wouldn't know it was an eating challenge because the roadblocks aren't explained before you choose who does them
 

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"Almost" suggests they are close tho.

I dont think they are
The sad thing is that TAR-A was done right the first time. Season 1 was produced by Active TV, the same people who produce the US version. It was brilliant - as good as, or better than, the US version.

Then 7 brought production in-house and turned it into My Kitchen Race (****ing it up completely). Now 10 has done a cheap dumbed down version, which has weak challenges and misses many of the drama/entertaining parts of the race (i.e. gamesmanship and randomness of alternative flight options).

It can be done well.... it just hasn't been (since Series 1).
 

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The sad thing is that TAR-A was done right the first time. Season 1 was produced by Active TV, the same people who produce the US version. It was brilliant - as good as, or better than, the US version.

Then 7 brought production in-house and turned it into My Kitchen Race (****ing it up completely). Now 10 has done a cheap dumbed down version, which has weak challenges and misses many of the drama/entertaining parts of the race (i.e. gamesmanship and randomness of alternative flight options).

It can be done well.... it just hasn't been (since Series 1).
Yep i saw S1 on CHannel 7 was great. But i was OS for S2 for the next one :( Missed it all.
 

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