closing in again
- Feb 2, 2005
Race Across the WorldSeries 2
Episode 9 of 9
Over 54 days, five pairs of ordinary Brits took on the challenge of a lifetime and attempted to travel the entire length of Latin America, from Mexico City to Ushuaia, Argentina, the most southerly city in the world – with no planes, no credit cards and no smartphones in sight. They came across extreme weather, states of emergency, evacuations and challenging budgets, as well as life-changing encounters, incredible acts of generosity and dramatic landscapes. Most of all, they had to survive each other.
The race may be over but the drama is still unfolding as all five teams reunite for the first time to reveal fascinating insights into their different strategies and individual experiences - from their highest highs to their lowest lows, from money woes to emotional breakdowns, from the hardships of travel to the kindness of strangers, the emotional breakdowns and moments of self-discovery. The confessions continue as they reveal their first impressions of each other and how these changed as the competition between them grew fiercer. Has the unbreakable bond they formed as a group held strong after the race? Or have old rivalries re-emerged? What has happened since returning to the UK? One thing is certain – the lives of all who took part have been changed for good.
A truly unique, captivating, behind-the-scenes look into how these intrepid travellers coped with the trials and tribulations of this incredible, life-affirming race – along with some surprising revelations.
Incidentally according to Wikipedia this has been the #1 rated show on BBC2 each week until week six (the last figures are available for), and it has grown each week so far - from 3.1m to 4.1m for the latest
I fear that Mrs Bev would be a bit of a Jen, so I'm thinking of asking a friend who I've travelled with quite a few times. He'd make a VERY good/competitive/focused partner in this.
Yes but what is the story of your relationship difficulties you have to mention ENDLESSLY?!
I think a “Jen” would make more compelling TV
(I quite liked her really )
For someone not enjoying the show you’ve got a fair amount to say about it Nick
Anyhow, Didn’t you desert watching TAR for seasons too having lost the enjoyment of it didn’t you? How have you found the new ones?
I didn’t say RATW is “better” than TAR, it’s a different show entirely. I’m just sick of them rehashing the same type of challenge season after season. At least the jobs on the race are kinda random and different and entirely optional!
I miss the days of TAR where contestants were free to sort out their own travel and sometimes could end up way ahead of the pack by taking as risk with tight flights etc. RATW reminds me of those early season where a bit of luck, a bit of begging and talking to strangers can help you out - it’s been years since TAR really allowed for that.
Of course being a huge reality tv consumer I’ll still watch TAR when it starts again next month (CBS really does treat the show like shit with how they dump it wherever they see fit in the schedules)
And up to 4.308m for the penultimate episode, which has put it in the top 50 shows for the first time (more impressive than it sounds, given the multiple episodes of soaps/news coverage above it).
I just watched the last 4 seasons of TAR during isolation and am looking forward to Season 32 next month
Well after shafting this show for the past few years and having announced a May premier, they’ve now bumped it to later in 2020.
As of now they won’t have a new season of survivor in September to air so I imagine this will replace it, once again though it’s CBS treating the show and it’s viewership like crap.
And there was Phil Keoghan thinking TAR would go back to two series a year