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Top Gear: Looks like it's over.

Discussion in 'TV Land' started by Zak, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Andrew Pratt

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  2. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    Saw episode 2 last night, felt it kind of dragged, and the celebrity guest mortality thing was played out after the first episode...
     
  3. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Active Member

    Ep2 was filmed before the first show and it shows. TG / GT is at its worst when they try to force the comedy through scripted silly skits that don't allow the natural banter to flow. The American isn't a bad concept but there's a reason the Stig was silent. Apparently all those scenes are in the can so we're stuck with him until Season 2 but my hope is they gag him and just let him drive.
     
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  4. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

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    I thought GT ep2 sucked. Badly.
     
  5. Ken McDaniel

    Ken McDaniel Active Member War Zone Member

    They had a discussion as to who has the best Air Force? Seriously? That's a joke. Not if they had a discussion about the best land platform air defenses, that's another discussion. Our opponents have all but given up on matching us in the air (trillion$ of reasons why they can't), but their best integrated ground-air missile systems give our best new aircraft fits.

    Now I have to watch ep 1.
     
  6. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Active Member War Zone Member

    I watched the first 4 episodes last Friday night. The car stuff is cool. The rest is just...dumb.
     
  7. KLH007

    KLH007 New Member

    It seems to have jumped the shark.
     
  8. DYohn

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    Grand Tour got much better as the season went on. By the end it felt like old Top Gear. The New Top Gear promises to REALLY suck. Bad Clarkson-Hammond-May is better than the best I can imagine from frigging Matt LeBlanc!
     
  9. chad

    chad Active Member War Zone Member

    I really enjoyed the progression of the season, can't wait for more!


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  10. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    While I do think they're getting back into their groove, I still think "Celebrity Brain Crash" fails horribly, and "The Southerner"... meh.

    I think they should pit celebs against their driver in the episode's hot car, then you get celebs driving, but different enough from the "Reasonably Priced Car" bit to avoid copy right issues, and you also get 2 perspectives on the hot car's performance.
     
  11. chad

    chad Active Member War Zone Member

    I agree. I usually skip through the driving test with The American. Celeb brain crash was funny only on the first episode


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  12. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Active Member

    It does get better. Epp 2 was awful but the others are entertaining.

    The new Top Gear started last weekend and its got a lot of potential. It likely will never be the same...but that doesn't mean it can't be enjoyable for what it is. Frankly I like many of the changes to the format that they've made and the 3 new hosts genuinely appear to get along well. Certainly more so than last years mess with Chris Evans.
     
  13. DYohn

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    I am looking forward to the second season of GT. I will not watch any of the current TG.
     
  14. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Active Member

    Why? Its really quite good.
     
  15. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

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    I hate Matt Leblanc. Overrated no talent boob. Did I mention that I hate him?
     
  16. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Active Member

    Ah...He's far less annoying than in anything else I've seen him in but I understand.
     
  17. chad

    chad Active Member War Zone Member

    Found season 23 on Netflix so giving it a try. Almost surprised they didn't change the song OR offer the guests a seat.


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  18. ellisr63

    ellisr63 New Member

    I also am not watching the new Top Gear UK... I am only watching the Grand Tour from now on.
     
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  19. chad

    chad Active Member War Zone Member

    I couldn't do it. I missed the chemistry too much and for me it just didn't work. I got to the second blow out of "Joey's" car and turned it off. He'll always be Joey to me.

    GT4L


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  20. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    Finished watching the first season of the new episodes last night, and I enjoyed it. No, it wasn't Clarkson, Hammond, and Mays, but in general I really enjoyed the presentations. In some ways more than The Grand Tour. I should probably see what's been going on there as I haven't seen that in a few.

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