Amazing Race Canada has started filiming

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  1. Castlerock

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  2. Artemis@BC

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    Do they have to sign some kind of secrecy agreement? No chance of knowing whether or not they made it beforehand?

    I'm not a fan of the show at all but I'll definitely watch if they're in it.

    ETA: no info on the teams on the official site yet, or even air date other than "summer", but they do hint about some of the locations.
  3. Catherine M

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    Reality Fan Forum has blurry pics of the teams up on their site and I don't see John & Craig in them.

    They found one of the male/male teams audition tapes and its a brother team with one brother who lost his legs in the Afghanistan war. The rest of the teams haven't been ID yet.
  4. Norlite

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    This radio station says that they think Phil is the host. Hope so.

    I was afraid it was going to be Mulrooney.
  5. Norlite

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    It airs Monday, July 15th
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  6. Habs

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    Phil tweeted awhile ago that he wasn't involved with TAR Canada. Maybe that changed?
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    I'm only going by what the radio station said. Maybe they haven't a clue and just assumed.
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    I wish Phil would be in it. To me it's not TAR if it's not Phil... and it's not TAR if they don't go overseas (the family edition was pretty lame), but we'll see. Maybe they'll surprise me and it'll be good.
  9. allezfred

    allezfred Prick Admin Staff Member

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    So, there's just staying in Canada? That's a bit...lame. :shuffle:
  10. halffull

    halffull Loving my peaceful world!!

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    Me too :) I'll watch for sure if they are on. Otherwise I probably won't.
  11. victorskid

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    Well, Canada is a pretty large country with a lot of diverse geography. The previews/promos that ran during TAR finale implied that there might be dogsled racing and it would appear, if they actually went off to BC first, that they will visit the breadth of the country as I spotted the Confederation Bridge which joins Prince Edward Island to the mainland in the video. Good luck to all the teams.
  12. PrincessLeppard

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    The US is a large country with diverse geography, but we don't talk about the season that won't be named because it sucked so badly....

    :scream:
  13. Habs

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    I'm going to be optimistic. The TAR Canada promos actually look pretty promising.

    I still think the season that shall not be named sucked more for the cast/theme than it did because of the locations.
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  14. Jenny

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    My guess is it's all about budget. For a fledgling show, getting the budget to send the cast and crew around the world is a lot. In addition, most Canadian productions rely heavily on subsidies and government funding, which usually comes with a lot of requirements re the percentage of production dollars being spent in Canada and paid to Canadians. Wouldn't be surprised if we see some obvious sponsorships/product placements as they did to augment the budget for Big Brother Canada.

    I'd give it a shot though - this is the same production company that did Canadian Idol, Battle of the Blades, Big Brother etc - their track record is quite good.
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    This website seems to be monitoring social media for all things Amazing Race Canada. No sign of Craig & John yet. :( But Hal & Joanne from Body Break might have made it! :)
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    Lots of figure skaters auditioned.. hoping any of them made it in!!
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    I was joking last night I heard millions sigh in relief that the host was not Ben Mulroney. ;)

    Talk about a perfect choice. Jon will be outstanding.

    Quite the two days for Canadian Olympians moving into new careers in TV Hosts. City/Rogers announced the coming Breakfast Television Montreal will be co hosted by Alexandre Deparite.

    Congratulations to Le Petit Roi on his new job too!!
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    Only ones I can think of who applied that would be any good would be John and Craig. It would be so fun if they made it :)
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  23. Artemis@BC

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    Teams announced, and no John and Craig. :(

    I wonder if they thought having more than one known athlete type team would be unfair? (the other team being the Body Break couple) Whatever the reason, I'm bummed. And I won't watch -- not out of spite, but it's not my type of show and the only reason to watch would have been John & Craig.
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    On one hand, I'm sad for John and Craig. On the other hand, I'm glad I don't have to watch yet another show out of obligation.
  25. halffull

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    ^^ this lol. I'm sure I won't watch now but I would have if John and Craig were on the show.
  26. Artemis@BC

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    ^ LOL good point!

    And maybe we'll see Craig and/or John on Battle of the Blades when it comes back in the fall. Tessa Bonhomme can't be the only female hockey player willing to give it a go!
  27. KatieC

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    I'm watching - anybody else?
  28. professordeb

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    I did! and I thought at times that Jon Montgomery almost sounded like Phil. I think they did a pretty good job and the prizes are nothing to sneeze at either.

    What I found almost funny was that not one but TWO teams didn't read the instructions on getting the TWO envelopes from the ??? place (butterfiles). Thirty minute penalty was OK for the father (Sr) and the son (Jr) as they got there so early but when the final two teams reached the mat and the initial placing was that the "gay cowboys" arrived last you could see their sad faces. Then there's a penalty to the twins and boom, the gay cowbows are still in the race. The two guys seemed kind to the girls, giving them hugs good-bye.
  29. victorskid

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    My only complaint (so far) is that there are too many commercials. I get the "product placement" but really!
  30. KatieC

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    I was blown away by the father who had Parkinsons walking that girder. And after the two girls talked about beating the fellows on the run in, I was happy they finished last.
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    I loved the Vancouver episode! We had the language challenge without leaving the country, tasks were well spread out being both in Vancouver and Richmond, Olympic task at the oval. It was all in there! It was also a special episode for me having worked in the IBC during the Olympics which is now the convention centre. Seeing the inside of the building for the first time in 3 years I teared up a little at the memories (the escalator, the wooden walls, the swirly benches).
  32. Artemis@BC

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    Ok, I'm going to have to watch that one online now. I worked a the Oval during the Olympics and I haven't been back since.
  33. KatieC

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    I loved the speed skating! I kept wondering how I'd do with those skates, I think I'd feel safer with speed skates over hockey skates. But I never would have spotted that flag at the end through binoculars.
  34. professordeb

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    Just finished watching this week's episode. Can I just say that I'm rooting for an "older couple" aka Hal & Linda? I remember when those commercial breaks occurred and we got to see "Body Break". I think I will be rooting for this team FTW. I know they are a bit older, but they seem to have the smarts to determine which type of tasks they are better suited at completing. They also seem to take the time to think things through a bit. After seeing them for a couple of weeks, I could see them as the winners. Guess I will have to stay tuned and watch :D
  35. luna_skater

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    You mean Hal and Joanne? :slinkaway
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    The show is a lot of fun, I liked seeing my old neighbourhood (Chinatown in Vancouver). It was funny to see teams struggle with going back to the Chinese Cultural Centre from the Chinese Gardens...which are only 1.5 blocks apart! :lol: Then the hippies get their second direction-less taxi driver, who takes them to the wrong end of Gastown. It would have been quicker for them to walk from the Cultural Centre to the crane they had to walk up...it was only eight blocks away!

    Wondering if anyone feels the same about the host as I do, specifically his high-pitched, squeaky voice. He explores his range like a newbie TV personality does...but he explores his HIGHER register instead of his LOWER register. I would say he sounds like fingernails on chalkboard, but that's kind of an insult to fingernails and chalkboards... ;)
  37. luna_skater

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    YES. Omg he needs to drop an octave or ten.
  38. Habs

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    Yes, but I lurve him. :drama:

    Anyone who celebrates an Olympic gold medal by walking down the street with a beer is okay with me.
  39. KatieC

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    I like him too, but agree the voice could drop a bit. I'd also like to lose the twitchy chicks. The docs certainly came down a few pegs. Hal and Joanne remind me of slow and steady wins the race.
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  40. professordeb

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    How on earth did I get her name wrong? I tell ya, my brain just isn't working well enough for me. I think it needs a tune up. Better still, maybe a complete overhaul. Oh let's go whole hog and just get it replaced! ;) :D