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The Official "The Grand Tour" Thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Silver02Taco, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. Jan 27, 2019 at 10:40 PM
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    El Duderino

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    Jeremy going that far up in a lift was nuts. I’m not afraid of heights at all but that base and weight limit would have made me think other wise
     
  2. Jan 28, 2019 at 4:52 AM
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    That Chevy is such a POS, too. :laugh: The fact that Hammond even bought it seems very contrived, to me. Normally he'd be the one with a functional off-road rig. Even that Land Cruiser from their Bolivia special was very off-road capable when it was running.
     
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  3. Jan 28, 2019 at 6:59 AM
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    I found it funny of course a lot of it was set up but still had some comical moments. The Trump Truck, "Richard Trailer Trash Hammond" had me rolling for a few minutes
     
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  4. Jan 29, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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    Yes.

    The beauty of Top Gear for me was that the humor came from real events. Of course they had staged things throughout all of the specials but just as much humor came from the unexpected, unplanned. I didn't find any aspect of turning Hammonds truck into a bridge funny. Crossing the river in Boliva was hysterical.

    In Colombia it all seemed forced from the vehicles to the crises. The beginning to the end.

    I take some solace in knowing this was filmed a couple of years ago? (I think) They decided to not include it in season 2. So, it's old and if they thought it was amazing it would have been in season 2.

    I am really looking forward to the Mongolia episode..
     
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  5. Jan 29, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    The part I found that I kept laughing at was Hammond not letting go of Jeremy coming out. Planned and staged, yes... but I laughed every time.
     
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  6. Feb 1, 2019 at 4:13 PM
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    Meh this weeks episode kinda sucked IMO. They just seemed like they were forcing every little joke and 85% of them were staged. I've noticed with this season it all seems like that but has been the "worse" one of them yet. Still had some good moments and some good jokes (mainly from Hamster) but overall meh
     
  7. Feb 1, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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    The pickup truck episode wasn’t very good. They look like they are phoning it in now adays. Last season was awesome but they are reverting back to season one stuff
     
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  8. Feb 2, 2019 at 10:45 AM
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    It's really disappointing. My son, 10, loves the show but they're not very good this season. He was so excited.
     
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  9. Feb 2, 2019 at 1:24 PM
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  11. Feb 3, 2019 at 8:56 PM
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    This week's episode was a bit bland. That I'll admit. But it still had some comic value.
     
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    I liked it... not as good as it once was... but still better than half of what is on tv these days.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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    I feel at this point it's as good as USA Top Gear. Although I enjoyed USATG very much it was just catering to all the things I loved about the original Top Gear which is also as good if not better.
     
  14. Feb 4, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    USATG was aimed for the masses, whether they knew anything about cars or not, while UKTG was geared towards gear heads who knew even the basics of cars. I enjoyed USATG as it was a had funny moments but was nothing compared to UKTG. Just my $0.02
     
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    I also think The Grand Tour is also geared towards the masses at this point. More about the presenters and less about the cars. Though funny can get repetitive and predictable. It's all become too popular and a ratings game vs being an actual car show.
     
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    I laughed do hard at the hummingbird scenes!

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  17. Feb 4, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    Am I the only one that things that was CGI'd? The birds looked super fake to me :crazy:
     
  18. Feb 4, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  19. Feb 4, 2019 at 7:41 PM
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    I just about to say the special effect are looking better on the cars, ie the way the Jaguar transforms from stock to reviewed edition as he reviewed the changes
     
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    Is it bad that I didn't even want to finish the episode? :/
     

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