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.  (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!

Leg 1: “I might die in your arms tonight.”
Philippines → Malaysia



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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Ghost 49

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The Amazing Race Philippines: Redemption (DryedMangoez Edition 12) – Leg 1 – Malaysia

IntroductionLeg 1

Leg 1 – “I might die in your arms tonight.”

Twelve Amazing Race Philippines DryedMangoez Edition teams are back and ready for their 2nd chance (or 3rd, if they’ve appeared on All-Stars ;)). Wrong turns, bad taxis, big mistakes, U-Turns and Yields… any eliminated, non-winning team feels like they have unfinished business on the Race. And for these twelve teams, they’ll get their shot at… *insert dramatic music* REDEMPTION! Continue reading

Good Ol’ Review: Thrilling and Emotional Train to Busan

No spoilers.

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Recap: Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger, Episode 30 – The Legendary Megabeast

Zyuohger 30

Yamato tries using the Great King’s Mark to summon Cube Whale, but nothing happens. They worry that Bangurei may find Cube Whale before them. Uncle Mario comes out in a whale costume and tells them about a big water spout sighting on the Shiohige Coast. The Zyuohgers see it happened the same day the Great King’s Mark was awakened. Continue reading

The Amazing Race China 3 Season Wrap-up and Good Ol’ Review

Big result spoilers.

As a big Amazing Race fan, I always like to check out the international franchises of the show. (Also since Amazing Race US has been on such a decline in recent years.) Continue reading