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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:56 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

It's rubbish, and one of the highlights of my week.
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It is rubbish and I've only watched the bits from episode one where I wasn't asleep.
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I want a Hellcat. A manual one in green. I can't get on with the Aston's looks, that vent/slash on the wing just doesn't work.
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just not sure why the tent wasn't in Italy!


This is something I don't get either. One would have thought that the main content of the programme would reflect where the tent is.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed this week's but I agree, it seemed a bit strange having the tent in Whitby and the whole show set in Italy.
I must admit I loved the Dodge and if I lived in the US I'd be really tempted, in terms of bangs per buck it's outstanding.

And no American!  
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The Logistics of getting from ZA to the UK are far simpler than from ZA to anywhere in Europe apart from Holland. You need to go via London or Amsterdam so the trip to Italy with a shit load of stuff would have cost a day extra.

I've watched the first half then was asleep: it was late as opposed to it being rubbish.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Itís frustrating, because this is such an easy show to get right. Three men, talking about cars, mocking one another, and going on adventures. Thatís it. Stop scripting everything, and stop throwing money at pointless explosions. Itís tiresome.


Says it all, really ...

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-an...-wrong-with-clarkson-era-top-gear
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I agree with every word.
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I think it's right about what's wrong with TG/GT, but wrong in the belief that it'll die on its arse like New TG.  Wishful thinking on the part of the writer, I think.
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Loved it. Clarkson's meat car is bound to get SJW vegan vigilantes frothing at the mouth and Hammond's was actually genius.

Nice old Mondeo ST24 in the race as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Itís frustrating, because this is such an easy show to get right. Three men, talking about cars, mocking one another, and going on adventures. Thatís it. Stop scripting everything, and stop throwing money at pointless explosions. Itís tiresome.


Says it all, really ...

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-an...-wrong-with-clarkson-era-top-gear


The author is a miserable cunt with no sense of humour.

However staged it was ,it was funny.
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Guardian. Says all you need to know.
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Last night's confused me because I switched it on and Whitby came on and I stopped it thinking I'd seen it last week. I then spent 5 minutes hunting round for this week's before it dawned on me they were in the same place for two weeks running. Which was strange.

I thought the GTS v M4 bits were great last night but the meat/mud/wicker car film was, frankly, crap - it had all the hallmarks of an idea that was rejected for old Top Gear and resurrected for this series.

I'll keep watching, I just think it could do with some editing, a lot of the films seem to go on too long - maybe it's because they don't have things like the Cool Wall and SIARPC to fit in.

Dare I say it; I enjoyed much of the last season of Top Gear more.
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Good to see they can still slag of a car manufacturer without the fear of missing ad revenue.

Loved the GT3 vs GTS bit, thought the eco thing funny but could have been better and wish they'd stop the lets kill an actor bit.
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Reinstating the Cool Wall would be great, but I suspect copyright issues would get in the way.
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Good to see they can still slag of a car manufacturer without the fear of missing ad revenue.

Loved the GT3 vs GTS bit, thought the eco thing funny but could have been better and wish they'd stop the lets kill an actor bit.


Until Amazon start selling cars that is...

I really am struggling with the show. I'll be honest, I have laughed at most episodes but the product placement and forced banter isn't making it any better to watch.
The cinematography at times is phenomenal though.

One question- why is Clarkson wearing more bangles on how wrist than a teenage girl in the 80's?
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I laughed quite a bit at this weeks episode. As tv programs go it's not the best right now but it's still enjoyable.
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Watched last weeks and this weeks back to back, enjoyed the Italian Grand Tour but this weeks was lousy, it already feels very tired in terms of format with yet another guest on their way...and they die... barely funny in the first week, truly embarrassing by week 4.

Some more of the 'races' would be superb; Ferrari to Verbiet, Veyron to London, SLR to Norway, DB9 to the South of France - that sort of stuff is superb.
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Watched last weeks and this weeks back to back, enjoyed the Italian Grand Tour but this weeks was lousy, it already feels very tired in terms of format with yet another guest on their way...and they die... barely funny in the first week, truly embarrassing by week 4.

Some more of the 'races' would be superb; Ferrari to Verbiet, Veyron to London, SLR to Norway, DB9 to the South of France - that sort of stuff is superb.


I wonder if doing so would be too close to Top Gear for comfort?
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I wonder if doing so would be too close to Top Gear for comfort?


You're probably right, although I think Grand Tour is pretty much the worst bits of TG warmed-up already.
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I suppose we're being hyper-critical. Top Gear didn't immediately start out as the finished article and was tweaked as it went on. The filmed section of The Grand Tour are still stunning and as time goes on I would expect the bits that work in the studio to stay and others to be dropped.
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I suppose we're being hyper-critical. Top Gear didn't immediately start out as the finished article and was tweaked as it went on. The filmed section of The Grand Tour are still stunning and as time goes on I would expect the bits that work in the studio to stay and others to be dropped.


Good point and one Clarkson has made when Evans and co got a flaming.

Who remembers Jason Dawe?
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Who remembers Jason Dawe?

Who remembers Chris Goffey?

or Barry Bucknell?
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gonnabuildabuggy wrote:

Who remembers Jason Dawe?

Who remembers Chris Goffey?

or Barry Bucknell?


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sniffpetrol appears to be resurrected...
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Well now he's getting paid again I suppose he can afford to run the website.
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Enjoyed this weeks episode. Battleships was a bit pointless but worth it for the cars they destroyed. The camera work around Morocco was superb once more.
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Loved the Battleships bit, I'd love a crack at that.

The Alfa bit pissed me off somewhat: It's overpriced, heavier than quoted and full of faults, yet it's forgiven just for being an Alfa? Get fucked. The sooner journos get that crap out of their head, the sooner they'll have to make better cars.

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Loved the Battleships bit, I'd love a crack at that.

The Alfa bit pissed me off somewhat: It's overpriced, heavier than quoted and full of faults, yet it's forgiven just for being an Alfa? Get fucked. The sooner journos get that crap out of their head, the sooner they'll have to make better cars.

Liked the Zenos a lot. A very honest sports car.


I also think it's odd that Hammond slated it so much when he raved about the coupe version on Top Gear a year or so back. I must be tired this evening though as that's only just occurred to me!
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I have no idea what yous lot is on about. The only thing I've had to do with TGT recently was when I gave it a 1 on IMDb...
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I finally decided to take a look and watched the first episode out of curiosity.

I'm still not sure. In a lot of ways it feels contrived, and it really is a lot like TG, and not in a good way. Mostly in the sad old tired way towards the end of the run. There were some funny parts but really it just feels like they're trying too hard a bit.

It is better than the Evans-era TG but only mildly.
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I have no idea what yous lot is on about. The only thing I've had to do with TGT recently was when I gave it a 1 on IMDb...
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Thought Friday's was good. The battleships bit was well done and the Morocco film was well up to the expected standard. Even the bits in the tent worked OK.

And no American!!  
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I thought this was the best episode thus far.
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It definitely seemed to recover its form This week, can't believe the tt bumper cavity!
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It definitely seemed to recover its form This week, can't believe the tt bumper cavity!


Neither could I until I realised they'd removed the rear crash beam and structure.
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I've caught up over the Christmas weekend. There were some funny bits but overall it still leaves me cold. The celebrity dying bit is tired now 6 episodes in.
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I enjoyed Mays thing at the end about the Ford/Ferrari story.
He's really good at doing pieces like that and should be given space to do more.
The Mustang/RS thing was stupid, although I wasn't surprised to see the RS was faster around the track, despite having the less powerful engine.
I know the RS is a bit chavvy but I'd still love to own one at some stage. There's Mustangs everywhere here- I'd even wager they are more common than cooking Focuses, so it would be a bit different.
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I really enjoyed that episode, just kept thinking the Ferrari / Ford would have been good in an Italian week and mustang vs focus on a Whitby week!
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I enjoyed the Ferrari / Ford story. It's impressive that they secured drives in those cars too (though perhaps they had to promise not to hand them over to Clarkson to try and drift them).
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Loved Kimi's celeb death - I just wonder if it was him.  This last one was the best so far, with a more natural feel to the dialogue.  Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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I enjoyed the Namibia 2 parter far more than the rest of the series. Some tomfoolery but it seemed less scripted.

Interesting looking place.
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I enjoyed the Namibia 2 parter far more than the rest of the series. Some tomfoolery but it seemed less scripted.

Interesting looking place.


I don't know if he's become a better actor but it did genuinely look like James wasn't expecting to set his buggy on fire!
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I enjoyed the Namibia 2 parter far more than the rest of the series. Some tomfoolery but it seemed less scripted.

Interesting looking place.


I agree that the Namibia special came across as a fair bit better than the rest of the series but I disagree that the execution looks less scripted. Many of the parts just seem to be milking Amazon's millions for seemingly no good reason (the travelling butler and Hammond travelling by helicopter notably).

Those bits felt too forced and weren't all that funny. Rather, the funny bits were the 'natural' ones, with Clarkson's endless car problems (of his own doing) and May's suffering on the rough roads. They really should have more of that.
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May's car setting on fire was clearly not accidental. They way the fire took hold on the body gave it away.
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Top Gear/Grand Tour in staged stunt shocker!

I think that they struggled to find enough to see in Namibia (hence the detours etc) and the very end was a bit weak, but enjoyable enough nevertheless.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a bit behind at the moment but I concur on the Ford/Ferrari film - I really enjoyed that.

I did think, what with them being in Finland and all, we'd see stuff about rallying in the forests etc. Maybe that is being a bit cliched but the location on the tent seems to bear little relation to the programme content.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just catching up and watched the the Finland episode. I'd say it was the best one so far. The banter was good and the Ford / Ferrari section was excellent.

now on to the others to get up to date.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Fridays episode was the best yet - all the features were really enjoyable


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