The Amazing Race Asia 5 Season Wrap-up


Its been a couple of years since I even last saw an episode of The Amazing Race Asia. But my immediate reaction after this 5th season is that it might have been the best TARA season yet. (And I do mean “yet.” Hopefully a season 6 order is just around the corner.) Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Asia 5, Episode 10 – "We're racing! It's not funny. It's serious!"


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It’s the Final Leg and teams must travel by ferry to Bali and then three hours by car to Pura Dalem Pengembak in Sanur. Eric & Rona are able to get on the 4:30am ferry while Maggie & Parul and Yvonne & Chloe are on the 4:40am ferry. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Asia 5, Episode 9 – "We're just hoping for mercy."

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The penultimate Leg begins with teams needing to hop on a train to Banyuwangi. Treasuri & Louisa know the other teams have formed an alliance, but they have no problem going it on their own as they have already been doing. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Asia 5, Episode 8 – "That's when I realized she lost her mind."

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Teams must now fly on Garuda Indonesia back to Wonderful Indonesia and Yogyakarta via Jakarta. The first team at the Garuda Indonesia check-in counter will get special access to the premium lounge. JK & Mike decide to give the Jakarta lounge access to Eric & Rona. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Asia 5, Episode 7 – "All I can hear is the sound of certain death.

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Teams leave the Philippines and fly to their next destination, Singapore. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Asia 5, Episode 6 – "If you did this one, your boobs would hurt."

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The 6th Leg begins with teams flying to Manila, Philippines! Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Asia 5, Episode 5 – "It'll come out of your ass later."

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Teams must now fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Once there, teams must make their way to Ho Cau Tom Diai Tri Thanh Da, a Vietnamese angler fishing restaurant for their next clue. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Asia 5, Episode 4 – "For the first time in my life, I kissed another man."

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If you have no way of watching The Amazing Race Asia thanks to AXN wanting to make the show as inaccessible as possible, I hope my recap will make you feel like you actually did watch it. =) Continue reading

Why Does AXN Not Want People to Watch The Amazing Race Asia 5?

So, this actually isn’t a recap of Episode 4 of The Amazing Race Asia 5. And that’s because I’m not sure I’ll be able to watch it.

First, let me take the time to say this:
Thank you The Amazing Race Vietnam and VTV! Thank you The Amazing Race China and Shenzhen TV and Sohu! Thank you, sort of, The Amazing Race Philippines and TV5.

Posting full episodes on your official websites and/or YouTube (or Sohu) channels and making them available, without geographic restrictions, worldwide is truly amazing. And millions of fans and viewers around the world are very grateful.

CBS and CTV make episodes of their own Amazing Race franchises available to people in the United States and Canada, respectively. Though geoblocked, at the very least, fans in those specific countries can catch up on their show if they needed to.

Which brings us to The Amazing Race Asia and AXN.

It was a very exciting surprise when AXN announced The Amazing Race Asia would be resurrected for a 5th season after a long six year absence. Fans in Asia and beyond were looking forward to the return of the series, especially with The Amazing Race US on its own indefinite hiatus.

But that excitement has pretty much been stomped on by AXN’s inexplicable decision not to post full episodes of The Amazing Race Asia on their own website. Worse even, posting the season’s first two episodes only and then deciding not to post any more.

But why? Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Asia 5, Episode 3 – "You don't have to stroke me, it's okay."

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Teams must travel back to Jakarta and purchase tickets at the Garuda Indonesia office so they can fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. All teams will be on the same flight departing at 8:25am. Continue reading