ANYWAY, I decided to finally rewatch all the seasons as 29 isn't airing this fall and I need something to fill the void. Plus, my opinions probably have changed since my first time watching (I used to hate drama and that's why I stopped watching 20 for a while) now I love drama
So the first season I'm rewatching is season 2 (Going in order) I'm skipping season 1 because I rewatched it a few months ago...
Just finished episode one and my general thoughts are:
Damn Phil looks young.
The time between flights and transportation in general was really big back then (Two whole hours) and speaking of transportation, the rules were very loose, I mean they just let everyone use their own method of getting to the boat for the pitstop however they wanted.
The editing was... Different. I was REALLY caught off guard by this, as I remember the older seasons usually having pretty good editing, but they barely showed any of the last group of teams and basically skipped over everyone doing the Detour. They didn't even have placements so I had no idea where anyone was, and it was interesting to see that most of the airtime on teams were on them getting to A and B and not the actual tasks themselves. Also, more than half of the racers not getting a single confessional I know the editing of the new seasons aren't as on point, but at least most teams get the same amount. Of airtime in the first episode.
As for the episode itself:
I forgot how young Tara/Wil were, for some reason I thought they were old?
Blake/Paige's incest already showing <3
Wil being more flamboyant than I remember <3
Every team basically being irrelevant except for Tara/Will, Blake/Paige, Guttsie Grannies, and Deirdre/Hillary <3
Gary/Dave wanting to pay $70 for a boat ride to the pitstop lmao
The clip of Mary/Peach arguing on what to spend money on and it ending with "I don't even like you"
Young Phil giving no fucks and smiling through Dierdre/Hillary's elimination xD
The great thing about forgetting about what happens is I still can get the suspense, I remember the top three on most of the seasons but I forget who gets eliminated beforehand. Next episode the arguing starts and the infamous twin car incident <3