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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →