Race Across The World - New BBC Reality Gameshow

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  1. cwej

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    So this is basically the UK doing The Amazing Race, but in some ways I actually thought it was much more interesting as contestants had to work everything out for themselves. Like EVERYTHING and so there was huge variety in the way they all got from London to Delphi.

    The casting was fairly good. I couldn't believe that the poor Indian couple had such bad luck - that has never happened in 30 seasons of the Amazing Race I don't think. I hope that if they do a 2nd season, they get invited back to try again.

    Loved Natalie and Shamima and really hope they win the whole thing.
     
  2. Indie

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    It was okay. I don't really have much more to add.
     
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    This is actually Peking Express with some budget, not much to do with TAR.

    It's not bad, but nothing special.
     
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    I enjoyed it (but then im a fan of The Amazing Race).. Theres been a few of these shows over the years, ITV Had one called The Race presented by Keith Duffy and then didnt Steve Jones do one called Dropzone on BBC a few years ago (i never saw that one).

    This feels more like the Channel 4 gameshow 'Lost' than TAR to be honest. Apparently performed better than the normal for the 9pm Sunday slot so that's good .. hope it retains it's viewers for next week. Looking at some of the shit Studio Lambert have put out over the years, it's nice that they are creating some new non scripted reality shows (The Circle being the other one from a few months ago) that are well casted and not too trashy.

    PS - It's called Race Across The World
     
  5. Indie

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    Duly amended.
     
  6. cwej

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    I thought Episode 2 was great - really surprised by the results.. thought the two all-male teams would storm into the lead. Hoping for a Natalie and Shemima win, but was really impressed by Tony and Elaine this week. What a comeback! They must be shattered - they seem to have travelled for about 7 days non-stop.
     
  7. Indie

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    Episode 2 was a lot more engaging. I want to go to Tbilisi.
     
  8. FetchFugly

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    Yes this was really enjoyable last night. Lots more to look at and the dynamics between the couples are getting interesting. You'd expect a father and stroppy teenage son to bicker but the older ladies seemed to get tetchy with each other quite regularly.

    Am I remembering correctly that they said job leads were set up for them? They can't have just stumbled across the gallery thing.
     
  9. cwej

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    Yes the leads are all set up in advance and they are able to use them if they wish to.
     
  10. Alex

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    Yes it was much better this time round and i ant to go too! :o
    Glad the cocky gits who started off in front ended behind, Tony and Elaine did sooo well shaking off the two women
     
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    I think they really needed to have 8 teams and do an elimination every episode. Episode 2 was by far the most interesting so far because there was the threat of elimination throughout. This one felt so pedestrian because I didn't really mind who made the checkpoint first, as it doesn't really count for anything yet.
     
  12. Indie

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    Yeah I agree.

    Although 4 days of boredom at sea & the girls' slow/failed lift was pretty amusing.
     
  13. Beverley

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    Tbilisi is nice
     
  14. Alex

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    Uzbekistan looked amazing. Who knew! :o
    Gutted for the girls but the leads always seem to disappear next morning anyway
     
  15. FetchFugly

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    I still enjoyed this week (that time at sea looked pretty grim) but agree it felt odd that it went from the elimination last week to no jeopardy really. The two guys said they were going to carry on having their real travel experience rather than focusing on the race. I think the married couple seem to be the ones who most consistently have the competition on their minds.
     
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    Did anybody else start to think the elimination was just a ploy to cut the 2 miserable old women who clearly couldn't keep up? :D They obviously couldn't stand each other either.
    The sadist in me would have LOVED to have seen them stranded on that boat. The edit appeared to be quite kind to the contestants, it was clearly a HORRIBLE experience.

    The girls are by far the most entertaining of the groups. It seemed to hint at something not shown happening between them and their driver too - it all came across a bit odd.
    The two men are a bit insufferable in the way they seem to think they are breaking new ground with every step they take :zombie: definitely a hint of the white messiah complex there.

    Ranking:
    1. Natalie
    2. Alex

    3. Shamima
    4. The wife who looks like Anne Widdicombe

    5. Alex's Dad (less rambling, talking down to your son and trying to be a therapist pls)
    6. The better looking man with the beard and very long neck.

    7. The husband who looks like Glenn Close
    8. The other man.
     

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