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The Official "The Grand Tour" Thread.

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

  1. Feb 27, 2019 at 6:11 AM
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    Just finished the Well Aged Scotch episode. I liked it.
     
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  2. Feb 27, 2019 at 12:14 PM
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    I definitely have enjoyed the last 3 episodes. Feels like they're getting back into their game, finally.

    Maybe it's the ridiculous amount of time between "seasons" that has the first few episodes feeling "faked". :notsure:
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2019 at 1:05 PM
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    Nothing worse than some producing suit telling you what would be funny on a show.
     
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  4. Feb 27, 2019 at 1:40 PM
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    I don't disagree with that. But I think that the group has had much more artistic license over what they can say and do once they moved to Amazon as opposed to when they were with the BBC. I'm surprised they got away with a lot of the things that was said and done during their run with the BBC since the BBC is "pretty" straight laced compared to the relationship they have with Amazon. I think part of the reason they were able to get away with the things that they did at the BBC was Top Gear was the most watched show on a global market. That's not to say the Amazon producers of the show don't step in and say "we want this or that in the show". It probably happens. But I think the direction of the show now falls more on Clarkson, Hammond, and May's shoulders. If it works it works. If not... I kind of blame them a bit. That said... they have taken the criticism of the show and have listened to the public. This is one of the reasons we don't have "The American" driving anymore, or them killing off the celebrities. "Most" of the people hated those portions of the show (myself included) and both of which I think were good moves to get rid of. There have been growing pains with the show and some episodes are much better than others. But as long as Amazon is willing to continue to fund the show, I think they will find a formula that works and they will get to a place that almost every episode is a good one. These three guys didn't get to where they were without knowing that they have a special formula that works only between the three of them.

    The new Top Gear has had many issues also. I couldn't watch the first "new" season with that fucking "chirpy" Chris Evans. And now Matt LeBlanc is leaving Top Gear also. I actually liked him on the show but I haven't watched the new Top Gear in forever. I just much prefer the original three. They are just irreplaceable in my opinion.
     
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  5. Feb 27, 2019 at 5:59 PM
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    They are still doing Top Gear? I haven't seen even a hint of a new episode
     
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    I think so? I know they did a few seasons and then Matt decided to leave because he didn't want to be away from his family (understandable). I haven't seen any new shows though. I didn't watch much of it though.
     
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    I guess they still are. I used to watch the originals all the time. Loved it with the original guys. It was ok with Matt. Guess BBC USA doesn't show it anymore
     
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    Yeah, when it was the original Top Gear I don't think I missed an episode ever. I watched it for years. Just finished up the latest one and it seems they have settled into a groove. I do miss the guests they used to have on all the time though.
     
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    I tried to watch and enjoy the first season after C,H & M left, but I just couldn't. The 40's Jeep vs Land Rover bit was amusing, but the rest of it...meh.
    I haven't watched any of the episodes since then, though.
     
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    I will have to say this... Chris Harris lends a lot of credibility to that show. Dude is funny and can fucking drive. I watch his videos all the time.
     
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    One of the few highlights of the new Top Gear was him and Matt LeBlanc going back and forth
     
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    Chris and Matt pair well together and both are good drivers. Rory.... not so much.
     
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    He's the stupid millennial that sees social media doing J-turns and goes out to try and but ends up crashing
     
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    Latest Episode was good :) Funny
     
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    By now, I'm going to assume that you've all seen the RV'ing in America's Southwest episode.

    If not, leave now. :laughing:



    Overall, I thought the episode was good, but not great. :notsure:
    I think the best part of the whole thing was the demolition derby at the end.

    Thoughts?
     
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    yeah
    even though I lost it when Jeremy backed into James and the bar fell off.

    and I liked the return of the mystery man.... whom I won't name if for those who haven't seen it
     
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    Watched it last night, very funny. The mystery character had a creepy aspect (due to the music) but I thoroughly enjoyed it. For once I actually rooted for May as he had the best RV IMO. I was literally LOLing about every other minute. Would watch again
     
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    Hammond definitely didn't put any effort into his "RV".
     
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