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User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

Who saw Amazing Race 8, family version? So bad!!! No flights, and it looks like the next episode, they're going to a Civil War battlefield (Gettysburg?). It looks like this version will be very U.S.-centric. Started in NYC, went to Washington Crossing, PA, then Amish Country.

Oh well. I hope they realize the family version is kind of lame. Very disappointing. Cute kids, though.

any thoughts?

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

It's on here in Colorado right now, and I agree, its definitely totally lame...

Greg



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User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

Just saw the last 1/2 hour of it ... I wasn't impressed.


Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

Quoting Flpuck6 (Reply 2):
Just saw the last 1/2 hour of it ... I wasn't impressed.

Seriously....this season is going to be really lame. Just all around lame.

Such a letdown, cuz it's my favorite show (normally)...

I did keep thinking about what airport they'd eventually have to fly out of, assuming they don't get in Winnebagos and end up at the Grand Canyon. Maybe we'll be seeing a US or LH flight out of PHL? Or BWI, IAD...


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 3):
I did keep thinking about what airport they'd eventually have to fly out of, assuming they don't get in Winnebagos and end up at the Grand Canyon. Maybe we'll be seeing a US or LH flight out of PHL? Or BWI, IAD...

I was under the impression this season is the US only?? If that is in fact the case, I have a feeling legs involving flights will be scarce...

Greg



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

Agree, definitly lame. The funniest parts, though, were when the mother was run over, and every time it said "Black Family" real big on the screen. How hilariously ironic that the token black family's last name is Black. Big grin

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 4):
was under the impression this season is the US only?? If that is in fact the case, I have a feeling legs involving flights will be scarce...

Oh really?! I hadn't heard this. Can anyone else vouch for this?
That would explain a lot. If true, possibly no flights at all.


User currently offlineYegmaster From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 1023 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

In a thread a while back someone had said that people had spotted clue boxes at YYZ. So they may be just hopping to this side of the border and back. I wasn't impressed this evening.
Cheers


User currently offlineMsl747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

I agree it dosen't seem all that great.... I suppose that if you have your 7 year old with you, you don't want to go into the middle of the sahara...

-Msl747

(sorry if my spelling is bad, spell check is not working)



Commercial Pilot Certificate: Single and Multi-Engine Land; Instrument Airplane
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 6):
Oh really?! I hadn't heard this. Can anyone else vouch for this?

It was a strong rumor that was being passed around earlier AR threads here...and judging by the fact that they didn't immediately shove 'em on a flight overseas in the first episode, I think thats definitely setting the tone for the rest of the show...

Do you think they might use Amtrak at all this season?

Greg



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User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Very dissapointing that they are staying in the U.S. this year. After watching the first episode it is clear that the teams with little kids are going to be at a disadvantage.

It's also clear that the Italian family from New York is going to self-destruct.



"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
User currently offlineJ_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Having been in same situation within last year (first time in NYC and looking for how to get on Brooklyn Bridge), I could relate to it! And also having driven thru Amish country, that was interesting to me...finding your way around USA quickly when in a place you've never been can still be a challenge! I've gotten somewhat lost in DC each of 3 times I've driven thru there...


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

Phil did say at the beginning that they wouldn't have to use their cash for "airline tickets or gas", so there must be some flying in it somewhere.

I didn't think it was so bad. It was funny to watch one of the testosterone-filled Linz family puke, then the team come in next to last. I am going to get really tired of the Jersey mom screaming, and the Weavers praying all the time.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineJyatlantic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

What a lackluster episode. Was quite disappointed. Seasons 2 and 3 gotta be the best. BTW, get Season 1's DVD, it also came out today. About time after four years.

User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

Can anyone confirm they stay in the US? That would be a bummer if so, but I can understand why they would not travel outside of the US. It would be a huge liability risk for CBS to have families with kids racing through countries like India where it would be so easy for them to get lost. Plus there would be a lot more logistics involved since you're dealing with twice the number of people.

User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Hey Guys, I don't want to read this thread because I haven't seen it yet, I'll be watching it tonight. In case anyone's interested...

Fantasy Amazing Race 8 (by FutureUApilot Sep 21 2005 in Non Aviation)

-Sam



The Pilot is the highest form of life on Earth!
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

The domestic ground travel thus far explains a thought I had before this episode -- how do you logistically take a family of four and a cameraman in the same vehicle all over the world?

Perhaps they'll do some air travel when the number of teams dwindles?

They were probably playing it safe.

I also was disappointed. This might be one big road trip.



Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1249 times:

what?!? all US/Canada?!? well the amazing race is my favourite show but I watch it to see teams race around the world not drive around the states! If they dont go outside Canada and the USA then I'm gunna be somewhat angry...

screw this I want the teams of 2 and a race around the world back!!!!




CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

Season 8 looks to be a LOSER, nice work CBS. You take a great model show and mess it up. I bet someone got a big bonus for that mistake.

At least GSN (Game Show Network) has the old seasons on all the time.



Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Agree....and yes it is kinda official the AR will only do 2 countries (US/Canada) and possibly a third one (Mexico, maybe somwhere in Europe as the last leg of the race)

It kinda takes away from the race the whole lanuguage barrier, and the fact that it is pretty easy to find places here in the US as compared to the back roads of Ethiopia......I am watching old seasons on GSN now



ROLL TIDE!!!
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

Guess I'll be the first one to say that I was impressed with last night's episode. Just because they're running a race with families of 4, and not teams of 2, and they're not off galavanting around the world on all these exotic airlines, that doesn't mean we're in for a lousy race.

After all, I'm assuming most of you saw "Vacation" ?!  wink 

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1202 times:

The only reason CBS hacked this rotten egg is they want more key market share. They were doing a fantastic job with the previous 7 seasons, and they go and try to entertain an audience that is already watching the show with this lamer.

Bad form.  Sad


User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

since this thread is all about hating-on CBS for screwing up one of the best shows on TV, allow me to also register my anger that they have everyone drive godawful GMC Yukons. I mean - how about a station wagon? Why does "everyone" have to drive an SUV? Waste of gas, waste of space, typically representative of irresponsible American excess. And CBS goes along with it, promotes it. NO ONE needs to drive a Yukon.

(Unless you're some kind of contractor with a lot of stuff to lug around, or you live in an area w/all dirt roads.)


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 22):
Why does "everyone" have to drive an SUV? Waste of gas, waste of space, typically representative of irresponsible American excess.

I thought about that too, but then when I saw they had to put their backpacks in the holders strapped on top, toss their camping gear in back, have room for the family of 4, plus a cameraman in the front passenger seat, room for camera gear, etc., there really aren't too many choices.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineDavid T From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

As Phil went through his explanation of the rules and background to the race, right off the bat, it was fairly obvious by his choice of words:

Instead of "...race around the world!" He said "...thousands of miles!"

Also, yes there will be some flights, but since he said that the only things they don't need to pay for is airline tickets & gas, the GAS was a dead giveaway. I don't recall hearing that before.

Regardless of liabilty and dragging kids around the world, this is another perfect example of fixing something that simply is not broken. People toy with things and eventually it will break. The next episode appears to be Gettysberg meaning that the 1st 3 hours are on U.S. soil. That does not leave much for non-North America racing. In TAR 7, the teams headed straight for LAX and away they went!

VERY POOR AND BORING. This is not The Amazing Race as all viewers know the program to be!


25 Post contains images Scooter : I agree. This used to be my favorite show, and I would cancel ANY plans in order to stay home and watch it every week. This season, I have no interes
26 Post contains links FutureUApilot : Me too! This new family edition is boring! I guess I can go back to working on Tuesdays... Did anyone else notice that it kept "Dinging" all the time
27 9V-SVA : Found the new Amazing Race 8 a bit of a letdown, especially since there won't be much globetrotting involved. Yes, I feel the Paolos (Italian family)
28 Post contains images LHB727230Adv : I'm very dissapointed with how The Amazing Race was changed, the family version completely misses the point of why people watch the show: to see teams
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