History YMMV / TheAmazingRace

28th May '17 6:17:54 PM Nicoaln
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* [[BreatherLevel Breather Task]] or more rarely [[BreatherLevel Breather Leg]]: On occasion, one task (or leg) is usually pretty easy compared to the last couple. Usually it appears around the middle, and sometimes after a particularly grueling leg.


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* BreatherLevel: Leg 11 of Amazing Race 29 was this, after a very grueling leg. Teams only had to do Cup Stacking (Which, while intended to be HarderThanItLooks, was still easy enough to learn with practice), make Kimchi, and beat a korean eSports player in VideoGame/StreetFighterIV (with some handicaps added later to [[AntiFrustrationFeatures make it possible]]). It felt an awful lot like a first or second leg, in comparison to a penultimate leg. This might have been because the 10th leg was ''very'' grueling.
12th May '17 8:13:43 PM jenmic
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** In Season 2, Kym & Alli called Misti & Jim "Team No Fun" for their SeriousBusiness attitude. Come around Season 29, another team, Becca & Floyd receives the hashtag [=#TeamFun=]

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** In Season 2, 25, Kym & Alli called Misti & Jim "Team No Fun" for their SeriousBusiness attitude. Come around Season 29, another team, Becca & Floyd receives the hashtag [=#TeamFun=]
1st May '17 7:50:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Season 26, because it only includes dating couple teams, with 5 of them never having met before. This caused fans to accuse the show of JumpingTheShark.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Season 26, because it only includes dating couple teams, with 5 of them never having met before. This caused fans to accuse the show of JumpingTheShark.



* JumpingTheShark: Some schools of thought:
** Season 6, and that the first five seasons (minus Season 4) are of much higher quality than the rest of the series. Some extend this through Season 7, making Family Edition the shark jumping season. These fans also tend to give a pass to Season 12.
** Season 15, which moved away from the {{Metagame}} that had made the previous seasons so highly competitive, and instead moved towards StuntCasting and blatantly trying to engineer fan favorite teams like Jet & Cord and Flight Time & Big Easy. Seasons 17 and 25 tend to get a pass, as well as 18, 21, and 22 to varying degrees.
** Even before the season started, Season 26 got accusations of this, being portrayed as a Blind Date season.
** There are those who think the show is still of high quality, and has yet to jump the shark.
27th Apr '17 8:54:29 PM TotalDramaRox97
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** In Season 2, Kym & Alli called Misti & Jim "Team No Fun" for their SeriousBusiness attitude. Come around Season 29, another team, Becca & Floyd receives the hashtag [=#TeamFun=]
15th Apr '17 12:38:07 AM jameygamer
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* AuthorSavingThrow: The producers have proven to be terrible with producing teams out of strangers. With Eric & Danielle and Mark & Mallory proving to be horrible racing partners (despite the former winning) and none of the blind date couples from Season 26 forming a match. Season 29 has an all stranger edition where contestants will choose their partners.

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* AuthorSavingThrow: AuthorsSavingThrow: The producers have proven to be terrible with producing teams out of strangers. With Eric & Danielle and Mark & Mallory proving to be horrible racing partners (despite the former winning) and none of the blind date couples from Season 26 forming a match. Season 29 has an all stranger edition where contestants will choose their partners.
18th Mar '17 7:48:18 PM TotalDramaRox97
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* AuthorSavingThrow: The producers have proven to be terrible with producing teams out of strangers. With Eric & Danielle and Mark & Mallory proving to be horrible racing partners (despite the former winning) and none of the blind date couples from Season 26 forming a match. Season 29 has an all stranger edition where contestants will choose their partners.
22nd Nov '16 4:45:14 PM jenmic
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** Season 6, as almost all the likable teams were eliminated early on and, by the latter half of the race, Kris & Jon were the only likable team left with the rest of the teams being whiny, annoying, and constantly bickering. Pretty much every single ongoing storyline involved racers bickering with each other, and there were a lot of bad feelings all around. And then Kris & Jon lost the million to the most hated team of the lot. Another point against the season was the overuse of equalizers, which sucked a lot of excitement from the legs knowing only the last portion mattered, and it took them until the 9th episode to leave Europe .The season also had the bad luck to be sandwiched between two seasons that are widely considered among the series' best.

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** Season 6, as almost all the likable teams were eliminated early on and, by the latter half of the race, Kris & Jon were the only likable team left with the rest of the teams being whiny, annoying, and constantly bickering. Pretty much every single ongoing storyline involved racers bickering with each other, and there were a lot of bad feelings all around. And then Kris & Jon lost the million to the most hated team of the lot. Another point against the season was the overuse of equalizers, which sucked a lot of excitement from the legs knowing only the last portion mattered, and it took them until spent most of the 9th episode to leave first 9 legs in Europe .The season also had the bad luck to be sandwiched between two seasons that are widely considered among the series' best.
12th Nov '16 6:28:46 PM Polisi25
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** Asia Season 5, Leg 5 has a Fast Forward of cracking a lot of pots to find one sticky rice that has a coin, if not they have to eat them. The 2 teams that went for it, failed.
22nd Oct '16 7:48:36 PM Polisi25
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** Any early elimination twist is reviled for giving the first out team less airtime, especially the Starting Line Elimination of US Season 15 and China Rush Season 3. Also, since the draw of applying for the show is the opportunity to experience different countries, getting eliminated before leaving the first airport (Israel Season 2, Norway Season 1) or even the starting line as mentioned runs counter to that purpose.

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** Any early elimination twist is reviled for giving the first out team less airtime, especially the Starting Line Elimination of US Season 15 and 15, China Rush Season 3.3 and Asia Season 5. Also, since the draw of applying for the show is the opportunity to experience different countries, getting eliminated before leaving the first airport (Israel Season 2, Norway Season 1) or even the starting line as mentioned runs counter to that purpose.


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** Asia Season 4, Leg 9 has a Detour Choice of searching a person's grave named Fam Sam Moy. A luck task of finding a grave is hard enough, but finding a person that even the Internet themselves can't find any information on makes it ridiculously difficult.
1st Oct '16 4:31:14 PM TotalDramaRox97
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** Season 16 had a detour, the first side was fairly straightforward, crawl 100 feet under barbed wire, retrieve a message, and come back. The other side however was much harder, translate a message in Morse code. Given the nature of Morse code if even 1 letter was wrong, it would screw up the whole message. The only team who did this (because of a U-Turn) was stuck overnight.
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