Just a word of warning: the show is half in English, half in Tagalog, and unlike with China Rush, there are no subtitles for the non-English parts.
So far, the tasks and the teams look pretty good, although right off the bat there's a casino task that I'm pretty sure was lifted from the US version. And the host, Derek Ramsay, is somewhere between Allan Wu and Grant Denyer in terms of his ability.
I just finished watching the second leg, and let me tell you, this version of the Race is hardcore when it comes to dishing out the time penalties. The second team to be eliminated (Anton and Armand, the "football brothers") actually finished in fourth place, but because they broke a fundamental Race rule by contacting someone outside the Race, they were slapped with a 24-hour time penalty at the Pit Stop, which naturally killed them.
This show is interesting in the way everyone mixes Filipino and English throughout. Even though I don't speak a word of Filipino (and there are no English subtitles), I can follow the race quite easily. And I really like Derek as the host; he's one of the better ones that the franchise has given us.
Oh, and here's the breakdown of the teams:
Marc & Kat - "Gym Buddies"
LJ & CJ - "Celebrity Best friends" -- and pretty strong racers, too!
Boom & Cheng - "Buddies"
Saida & Jervi - Amigas ("Friends" in Spanish, but I have a feeling that it means something a little different in the Philippines)
Sheena & Gee - "Reunited Friends"
Dani & Mish - "Bombshells"
Ed & Angel - "Father and Daughter"
Fausto & Dayal - "Brothers-in-law"
Pamela & Vanessa - "Alabang Housewives"
Anton & Armand - "Football Brothers" (Second team eliminated, due to that 24-hour time penalty)
Crystel & Mykey - "Dating Couple" (First team eliminated)
Edited by legaleagle44, Nov 11, 2012 @ 8:21 PM.