I will review Legs 11 and 12 separately.
Leg 11 was horrible. They go to France, and out of the many beautiful aspects of the French culture they could showcase, they choose preparing dog food and riding sleds/plows or whatever they are. Like that is a disgrace to France as far as I am concerned. If they wanted plowingm, they could've done it in Indonesia, or they couldve gone to Phillippiens and switchbacked to 'My Ox Is Broken' at least.
The mushrooms were better, but still a pretty mediocre task.
The great thing about Leg 11 though, was the elimination of Natalie & Nadiya. Couldn't stand them at all. They were really obnoxious, rude and annnoying. Good riddance.
The finale was great, in my opinion! Best finale since TAR17 in terms of the tasks at least. The Harry Houdini escape act was a phenomenal task! Very scary, very tricky and a tough one with a surprise bungee at the end! It was much better than the usual standard bungee/heights task, as teams actually had to do something.
The pizza delivery I could have done without. It was a little pointless to be honest. I wish they had've done something different instead.
But the Memory Challenge was great! They finally pulled off a great Memory Challenge for the first time since TAR12! And nobody would have thought to remember the 'hello' and 'goodbye' messages! It was cunning!
I was cheering for Trey & Lexi, followed by Jaymes & James, but I was also OK with Josh & Brent. For once, I actually liked all members of the Final Three! :P I hated Josh & Brent at the beginning, but they gre w on me during Legs 7-9 when they teams up with Abbie & Ryan. I am more happy about the outcome for Abbie & Ryan's sake than Josh & Brent's, but to be honest, I don't like these 'six=pack' or 'dream-team' alliances that much, so it is nice to see them break up sometimes.
Josh & Brent were one of my least favourite teams on the race, but I am OK with thte outcome. Not super happy about it, but I can live with it, unlike most other TAR seasons. :P
sorry about the multiple typos! Writing this in a real rush!)