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    Coco Ranks The Amazing Race

    I'm not a humongous fan of Amazing Race, and I've never seen a full season of it, but I've been watching TAR23, and it inspired me to go back and start watching other seasons. I just really wanted to post my rankings now just for fun I guess. I've never seen a complete season, but I've seen lots of clips, so I know a lot of about the popular teams but not all of them. So, basically, I'll be ranking this by the order I watch them in. No particular order at all. Let's Begin! The first season I watched was.....

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    The Amazing Race 18: Unfinished Business

    Overall Opinion:
    So you may be thinking, "Coco, why would you watch an All-Star season first if you don't know any of the teams?" Well, I'm not entirely sure. I just thought they're all-stars for a reason, so I'd really enjoy the season. And I must say, I loved the season. The challenges were great, the cast was great, the locations were pretty good. I had teams I rooted for, teams I hated, and teams I was indifferent about. Ok, now let's get down to the actual rankings.

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    #11 - Amanda & Kris
    Eleventh Place - Engaged


    Why? Ofcourse, I didn't watch Amanda & Kris's original season,
    but I looked on Wikipedia, and they went home fourth in their
    original season. I'd assume they must have had big personalities
    to be invited back after placing 8th, but from what I saw in
    Season 18, they're pretty boring. When the race first started,
    they were the last team to find the QANTAS airplane,
    so they got the U-Turn, which I was pretty indifferent about.
    Then them, Gary/Mallory, and Kisha/Jen lucked out,
    and after the first team's plane stopped, they caught ahead,
    and Amanda/Kris placed 2nd in the 1st leg, which I didn't care
    about as long as they didn't get first cuz they bored me to hell.

    In the 2nd leg, which was a to be continued leg,
    they absolutely sucked at the dancing Detour,
    and then they also had the Spitting one,
    so they fell behind to last, then they sucked
    with the Kangaroos and they were eliminated.
    Overall, I'm completely indifferent towards them,
    and I'm sure they're nice people, and I hope
    they got married and are still together.
    But they clearly aren't made for TAR, and
    I wish they would've gotten a more entertaining
    team. Also side note, thank god Ron & Christina
    didn't get eliminated to them. (Hint for the future of the ranking.)


    Hint for #10: M/M team








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    TAR18 is one of 4 seasons of TAR that I've actually seen so I will be following this when you're ranking seasons I've seen.

    Amanda & Kris are kinda random and boring but in no way do I find them to be more objectionable than any of the Globetrotters/Cowboys/Margie & Luke, who should hopefully be the next 3 boots. Rooting for a Gary & Mallory/Kisha & Jen/Zev & Justin top 3!

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    #10 & #9

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    #10 - Mel & Mike
    Tenth Place - Father/Son


    Why? Mel & Mike irritated me a lot
    for some reason, I'm not sure why.
    I personally don't think a man of Mel's
    age should even be allowed on the show,
    as there are a lot of serious health risks.
    Although Mel's story was compelling and sweet,
    Mike irritated me, and I'm not even entirely sure why.
    I think it's because he cried so damn much.

    I don't know how Mel & Mike were on their
    original season, but I doubt they were
    that entertaining, especially with teams
    like Kisha/Jen, Margie/Luke, and Jaime/Cara
    on that season.

    I felt extremely bad for Mel & Mike,
    especially Mel, when they were stuck
    at that Frog Detour for hours.
    Eventually, they were treated
    for hypothermia, and then just
    automatically eliminated.
    Although I felt bad, I was
    glad they were eliminated too.
    Mel was in no physical condition to
    be doing the race in the first place,
    and Mike just annoyed me.

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    #9 - Margie & Luke
    Eighth Place - Mother/Son


    Why? Margie & Luke are near the same
    case as with Mel/Mike. I feel bad for them,
    but I don't necessarily like them. Luke
    has an extremely inspiring story, but
    he came off extremely complacent,
    and although Margie is very sweet
    towards Luke, she seems kind of bitchy
    to me.

    I've seen the clip of Margie yelling
    at Kisha/Jen at the Pitstop
    in Season 14, and I think that she was
    completely wrong, but I'll get into that
    when I rank Season 14. It just proves
    Margie isn't that amazing as she comes off.

    Margie/Luke weren't very memorable the
    first five legs, which is another reason why
    they're ranking at #9. When you think about
    Margie/Luke in this season, you probably remember
    the infamous tea meltdown, via Puke, ahem, Luke.

    Isn't it true that if you're missing one of the five senses,
    your other four are twice as strong? Well that doesn't
    pertain to Luke, because he just couldn't match that tea.
    The fact that he cried and wined throughout the whole
    Roadblock, and then the rest of the leg, and at the
    Pitstop, proved that he is not contempt for the race.

    I personally don't think a deaf person should be
    on The Amazing Race in the first place for many reasons,
    but if you're going to be on it, don't victimize yourself.
    You chose to sign up, so nobody is going to give you any special treatment.
    So with those reasons, Margie/Luke should probably be last, but
    honestly, Teams I Hate > Boring Teams, which is why they are at #9.


    Hints for Next two: One team aren't blood related to each other, the other are.



















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    i agree with your ranks. amanda and kris were so forgettable on this season, same with mel/mike. but i didnt find jamie and cara funny this season. they were so boring also

    next: idk and ron & christina?

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    YAS @TAR ranking . Fun fact, I just rewatched this season earlier this week so it's perfect timing. I sorta agree and don't with the bottom 3, but I see your points. I'm guessing maybe Globetrotters & Cowboys?

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    Work This is one of the few that I actually watch..
    I started watching this show since S14 but I stop at the middle of S22. Because that season is kinda boring .. and mostly because S21 winner suck.



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    #8 and #7
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    #8 - Jaime & Cara
    Ninth Place - Former NFL Cheerleaders

    Why? I've talked to a lot of people about
    Jaime & Cara, and almost everyone loved
    them on their original season. I know
    they placed 2nd in their season, so
    I'm sure they were entertaining, but on this
    season they were extremely boring.

    Really, the only reason they made it
    to #8, is because they're both gorgeous,
    and also I felt bad under their circumstances.
    They had a really ****ty time throughout the race.
    First, they completely sucked in every leg,
    and never even checked in Top 5.
    Also, they would've gone home in Leg 3,
    if it wasn't for Mel/Mike getting hypothermia.

    I felt bad for them, because first, they got
    into a car accident, and got the police called on them,
    then Kent & Vyxen fiercely u-turned them, and then they
    u-turned the Globetrotters, but still got last
    after having to do a demeaning Roadblock.

    The only time I found myself rooting for them,
    was in Leg 3 because I prefer them over
    Mel and Mike. Overall, I think they were
    a huge disappointment, and I don't
    know them from their original season,
    but from this season I struggled understanding
    why they were cast, just like I said about
    Amanda & Kris and Mel & Mike.

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    #7 - Jet & Cord
    Sixth Place - Cowboys (???)

    Why? First of all, I just have to say, why
    the hell is their Relationship Status "Cowboys"?
    Like, they're Cowboys, but they're also brothers.
    Now, let's get down to the nitty gritty.

    A lot of people dislike Jet & Cord,
    and most would put them last
    on the ranking. I don't really
    understand why? Like, they were kinda
    annoying, but I found them to be
    average. Jet & Cord were superb racers.
    They were able to start from the back,
    and get in the front, and even beat people
    to the Pitstop that used an Express Pass.

    The main reason I don't like them, is
    because of their homophobia, but
    that's not really relevant to the season.

    I just think with a cast of so many
    likeable teams, and amazing
    personalities, they just didn't fit in.
    They're good racers, but their personalities
    aren't bold at all.

    I think it was so funny that one fatal mistake,
    caused the Globetrotters to get in front
    of them, and UTurn them, causing their demise.
    I also found it funny that they were such good racers,
    yet they went home before Kent & Vyxsin,
    who were not that great.

    Overall, they are cool, but just
    not good enough to be on an
    All-Stars season. There's not
    much to write about them.
    I'd like to know why others dislike
    them so much though.


    Hint for next two: Male/Male team + Fan Favorites

















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    werk your taste

    flight time big easy / ron christina? ( i found them so boring on that season)

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    #6
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    #6 - Flight Time & Big Easy
    Second Place - Harlem Globetrotters

    Why? Like Jet/Cord in the previous post, I'm
    sure some people are confused why Flight
    Time& Big Easy made it all the way to the
    Top 6 in my ranking. Well, for one, like
    them or not, they were always entertaining.

    I think that it was kind of comical,
    how inconsistent their racing was.
    They were good with majority
    of physical things, like for example
    in Leg 5, they got U-Turned by Jaime/
    Cara, yet managed to complete it,
    and use their physical abilities
    to do the dinosaur quick and get 6th.

    They also worked well mentally
    at times, like with the Detour in
    Leg 9, and then U-Turning the Cowboys,
    saving themselves.

    But, at times they were really annoying,
    like for example by stealing Ron/Christina's
    fanny pack with their passports, etc., and
    then just throwing them down when they realized
    it wasn't theirs, without making sure it got returned
    to them properly.

    Overall, the main reason they fall at #6,
    is because they just didn't deserve to be there.
    They kept showing the clip of their original season,
    of them quitting a task and taking the penalty,
    going home. I wish TAR used Survivor's mentality
    of never inviting back quitters, because that just
    promotes that quitting is okay, when it isn't.
    They should've never been on Season 18
    in the first place, and that's why they fall
    at #6.


















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    TAR18 is my favourite season too! The first ever African-American top 2!

    I haven't seen all the seasons but I suggest you watch S1 (obvs, it's a classic), S5, S7, S12, S14, S15, S17, S19, S21. I would've said S20 but Brenchel were the only good team.

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    A final five of Gallory, Kisha/Jen, Rontina, Zev/Justin, and Kent/Vyxsin is what dreams are made of. I would probably swap Flight Time & Big Easy with Jaime & Cara, but I mostly agree with the ranking so far. Can't wait to see the rest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FierceFanatic View Post
    TAR18 is my favourite season too! The first ever African-American top 2!

    I haven't seen all the seasons but I suggest you watch S1 (obvs, it's a classic), S5, S7, S12, S14, S15, S17, S19, S21. I would've said S20 but Brenchel were the only good team.
    I've already finished watching the 2nd season I'm gonna rank, and am almost done with the 3rd. I'll take those into consideration for my next one. Which one was Charla/Mirna on?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CocoRocha View Post
    I've already finished watching the 2nd season I'm gonna rank, and am almost done with the 3rd. I'll take those into consideration for my next one. Which one was Charla/Mirna on?
    Charla/Mirna were on S5 and came back for S11 (All-Stars).
    Anyway, expecting Rontina next cause they left kinda early this season.

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    Charla & Mirna

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    S10 and S11 are superb!! You can't miss them!



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    ooh, nice ranking

    Your top 5 is flawless.
    The Face: Ebony, Zi Lin
    ANTM 19: Leila, Brittany, Jessie
    ANTM 18: Annaliese, Catherine, Kyle
    ANTM 17: Laura, Dominique, Shannon
    ANTM 16: Mikaela, Dalya, Ondrei
    ANTM 15: Ann, Esther, Kendal, Sara

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