The Amazing Race Philippines: Redemption (DryedMangoez Edition Season 12)

I, like many Amazing Race fans, used to make wishlists of dream routes and locations I hoped the show would eventually visit. And two years ago, in anticipation of The Amazing Race Philippines 2 premiere (and the original expectation of international travel), I went all in and mapped out an entire Race course with tasks, locations and faux-screencaps complete with discount TAR graphics.

It turned out to be a lot of fun. After TARPH2 ended, I decided to make more dream routes as a way to keep the hope for more TARPH seasons alive.

Well, as of September 2016, TV5 Philippines is basically on the verge of ceasing operations; certainly nowhere near having the capacity or money to even start planning another Amazing Race Philippines. Meanwhile, The Amazing Race US is on its deathbed with the very real possibility that its already-filmed season 29 will get dumped onto CBS’ online streaming service no one subscribes to.Β  (It would’ve premiered tonight, September 23, 2016, if its ratings hadn’t fallen off the cliff.)

BUT! In positive news, The Amazing Race Philippines DryedMangoez Edition is as strong as ever! Woohoo!

And this 12th season is a big one!

Most teams on The Amazing Race are eliminated. And many times they are eliminated by mistakes or bad luck or even by other teams. So after 11 seasons, it’s no question that plenty of teams have some unfinished business.

Well, 12! TARPHDME teams will get a second (or third!) chance at redemption!

The Amazing Race Philippines: Redemption (DryedMangoez Edition Season 12) that is! Yay!

ALL-NEW “EPISODES” every FRIDAY at 5pm Pacific Time! Exclusively here on! 😊

Leg 1: β€œI might die in your arms tonight.”
Philippines β†’ Malaysia

Leg 2: β€œI promise masarap ang tea ko!”
Malaysia β†’ Jordan

Leg 3: β€œRub it all over my body.”

Leg 4: β€œThis donkey is my worst nightmare.”
Jordan β†’ Ethiopia

Leg 5: β€œYou’re trying to get us arrested!”
Ethiopia β†’ France

Leg 6: β€œCatch me or I’ll throw you in the water.”

Leg 7: β€œI’m too drunk for this.”
France β†’ Germany

Leg 8A: β€œTouch me and you get punched!”
Germany β†’ Czech Republic

Leg 8B: β€œI’m not a thinking person.”
Czech Republic

Leg 9: β€œBe careful, we don’t own this rickshaw.”
Czech Republic β†’ Nepal

Leg 10: β€œI’m so high right now!”

Leg 11: β€œIs he going to eat my face off?!”
Nepal β†’ Thailand

What TV5 Needs to Do for The Amazing Race Philippines Season 3

9/23/16 Update

Things are looking dimmer and dimmer for a possible season 3 of The Amazing Race Philippines. Since this post almost a year ago, TV5’s fortunes have only gotten worse after Viva Entertainment basically milked them out of undeserved money by giving the network two horrible programs that couldn’t even attract half the audience tuning into Filipino-dubbed Japanese and American series, also on TV5.

So Viva is now mercifully out of the picture and TV5 is left picking up the pieces left over. The network is very much on the verge of falling off the cliff. Most of its talent and staff have left the network for various new opportunities while those left at TV5 are valiantly fighting the good fight. That is all while there is an obvious lack of competent leadership at the top of the network.

It’s very sad really. Not just because The Amazing Race Philippines is basically dead. But it’s also sad to see a promising network just collapse.

Anyway, everything else in this post is still relevant to the overall Amazing Race franchise. So I’ll leave it here. And despite Amazing Race US also on the verge of death, at least other international franchises are doing well. =)

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Ex-Aid 8

Emu tries to get over his sadness in trusting in Kiriya. Asuna, meanwhile, tries to comfort Shiori and says her father just wants her to follow her own path. Asuna heads back to the CR where Emu is examining father Yoshio. He admits that he is stressed over the factory not doing well and the workers all quitting. Continue reading

The Amazing Race Philippines: Redemption (DryedMangoez Edition 12) – Leg 11 – Thailand

Introduction β†’ Leg 1 β†’ Leg 2 β†’ Leg 3 β†’ Leg 4 β†’ Leg 5 β†’ Leg 6 β†’ Leg 7 β†’ Leg 8A β†’ Leg 8B β†’ Leg 9 β†’ Leg 10 β†’ Leg 11 β†’

Leg 12.11 – “Is he going to eat my face off?”


The penultimate Leg of the Race begins as teams are magically taken back (by bus) to Kathmandu to receive their next clue at sunrise. And that clue tells teams they will be flying to Bangkok, Thailand! Continue reading

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Zyuohger 39

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The Amazing Race Philippines: Redemption (DryedMangoez Edition 12) – Leg 10 – Nepal

Introduction β†’ Leg 1 β†’ Leg 2 β†’ Leg 3 β†’ Leg 4 β†’ Leg 5 β†’ Leg 6 β†’ Leg 7 β†’ Leg 8A β†’ Leg 8B β†’ Leg 9Β β†’ Leg 10 β†’ Leg 11 β†’

Leg 12.10 – “I’m so high right now!”


They’re almost home! But first, the Race continues in Nepal. This time, teams will be flying to Pokhara! Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Episode 7 – The Reason for Some Lies

Ex-Aid 7

Kiriya wakes up in the hospital after having a bad dream of crying over a dead body in the morgue. The old man next door unsuccessfully tries to cheer him up when his daughter arrives. Continue reading