Amazing Race China Season 3: Tokyo, Japan

New Summer Olympic location (1964 and 2020), new currency and a new teammate for Team Hurdle (Xu QiFeng replacing JI LongXiang, from what I barely known of him, basically a civilian).

And it’s too bad the show did not make them swim or even canoeing to Tokyo Tower, it would be a trainwreck to watch people get losing canoeing.

Team Siblings: Damn you Kobe beef, our stomachs…no eating challenge, no-

 

Wheels of Wasabi Bomb (Luck + Guts)

Reused from Amazing Race US 15, a challenge after eliminating a team before they even have a chance to get their paid vacation.

At least this type of reset button is able to give the frontrunners a chance to finish before the bottom feeders arrive and wasabi bombs are quite a bitch to be eaten directly.

Finally, after 2 legs, we’ve got 3 teams choosing to quit the task and ironically, it’s the civilians that can’t chow down wasabi.

Judo Practice (Physical)

A decent Olympian challenge, flipping teammates alongside with flipping placements.

During some time, Xing Jing stopped being a bitch to her husband after failing to the point of being last. It seems that being sung in a German Lullaby calms her… for a while.

Detour, in Japan, Anime is Always Their Waifu

Sailor Moon (Mental)

Basic cosplay challenge, but seeing Liu Xiang posing as Sailor Moon is ridiculously funny, and I watch a lot of comedy skits of crossdressing men.

Detective Conan (Mental)

Easily one of the most unique challenge, and another high risk high reward challenge that either you finish quickly, or lag utterly behind because of the items itself or the placement.

Another unbalanced Detour it seems, and another massive placement shifting.

Roller Coaster Sight (Mental + Guts)

Basic thrill challenge with basic word combinations in a row, easy for every team that reads Chinese, except for Team Siblings (who needed Team SNH48 to give them the answer, and Team SNH48 seems to want many answer sharing alliances as possible)

But unknown to Team Siblings (and us until they reached the mat), it’s considered a rule breach, which slaps them another 15 minute penalty.

The Way Of The Ninja (Physical + Skills)

Only 1 of the 3 mini challenge (the rope maze, as step down from the France laser maze) is actually difficult for most of the teams, and somehow for the 3rd time in a row, Guo JingJing of Team Divers managed to flail back from first to bottom of the pack again for also having a bad aim on throwing shurikens.

The 2nd Express Pass given to Team Dancers, who them proceed to skip the Roadblock because they are the last penalized team at that time.

After another run of placement shifting due to penalized teams:

Team Dancers & Team Hurdle: 30 minutes (Both Wasabi challenge where 1 member failed to eat the task)

Team Siblings: 1 hour 15 minutes (Wasabi challenge where both opted out & didn’t complete the Roller Coaster challenge properly)

Seeing Team SNH48 getting 1st place, officially making them the strongest all female team of this celebrity series…

Eliminated: Team Dancer-

Team Actors: OBJECTION! We use the Save on them.

With that, this fun leg is done.

Escape The Night With Joey Graceffa: Episode 2- The Ungodly Machine

Artefact, Hand, 2 Sacrifices

For people who don’t have access to this episode, there is a story before we cut to the YouTubers, about actors that outside of US don’t care about playing a drama about people doing insanely stupid evil deeds for a really suspicious cloaked figure.

This scene kills 2 people months ago (in the 1920s or 2016?), and revive a monster using a dangerous device.

BTW, nice opening, just reminds me of the trailers of those item finder video game apps.

Spoilers abound, or you can just use this to see the funny summary

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Ellen’s Design Challenge Season 2: Dream Big

Well this is technically the 2nd episode, but because the 1st episode is just about introducing the 10 contestants and then eliminating 2 with a challenge that requires them to draw a chair (which my favourite of the 3, Melissa, prevailed), and to promote gender equality, Cliff Fong (from Matt Blacke) would replace Amanda Dameron and join Christiane Lemiex (from Mayfair) to become the main judges (and the hosts) for the show.

And for 1 big change, Ellen DeGeneres appearances is now 2 out of 2 (but still, just do a great job as an executive producer and make sure that the furniture’s quality is really good instead of awkwardly making jokes).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgs3GP6kwCw

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Thoughts: Junoir Apprentice Season 1


After getting myself too lax at my recap in Apprentice: Martha Stewart. I decided to forgive myself into writing about an Apprentice series in the UK, but not just any original Apprentice, but Junior Apprentice, the one where teenagers from 16-17 compete with each other for 25,000 pounds.

P.S: Apparently UK teens watches this for (GCSE) General Certificate of Secondary Education homework, cool trivia.

Hosted by Lord Sugar, billionaire that founded Amstrad, along with his 2 boardroom judges aka people the contestants could have benefit more if the producers ever make them mentors, Nick Hewer & Karen Brady.

I have finished the first season, and with fully watching just 1 season (which is ironically, Martha Stewart), here are my thoughts.

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