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    That's a great picture. The asian dude is crying, the white guy is checking tinder (or a photo he took).

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    Amazon.co.uk: Originals: Amazon Video
    After months of deliberation and lots of useful suggestions from the public, for which the guys are very grateful, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have decided that, because they are taking their new Amazon Prime Show around the world, it will be called The Grand Tour.

    Not only will the guys travel to different locations, but for the first time ever the studio audience recordings will travel every week, all housed within a giant tent. Amazon customers will have the chance to be in the audience when tickets are released through prize draws this summer.
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    So this is both the new CHM show and the shit top gear show thread?

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    With the announcement of the show premiering in fall and them not even starting to give out audience tickets until summer, I'm assuming this will be a weekly release and not a Netflix style binge release?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abefroman View Post
    thanks abe, started a new thread and we can forget this abomination new top gear ever happened

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fadaar View Post
    With the announcement of the show premiering in fall and them not even starting to give out audience tickets until summer, I'm assuming this will be a weekly release and not a Netflix style binge release?
    They've already said it will be a weekly release in one of the earlier press interviews.

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    Oh I missed that, thank god

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    anyone catch the new season of BBC Top Gear with Chris Evans and LeBlanc? Pretty meh, Evans looks like a ginger pedophile who has no idea whats inside a car and fawned over Matt way too much. Cringe-y segments with almost zero car minutiae and zero chemistry between the two hosts in all the segments. Matt does drive well though in the desert segment, probably the only interesting bit of the episode.

    Hope they can make the show work but the premiere was a giant turd

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    I kept thinking at every point "Why aren't there 3 presenters like before? This would be better at all points with the German racing driver also here". Just have her be super competent while LeBlanc and Evans try to screw each over for 2nd place, imagine her racing the German version of the WW2 jeep, that's be fucking awesome and so unPC even Clarkson would think twice.

    It was... ok... Evans was fine and LeBlanc was too subdued. They can build on this but they really need a 3rd person to play off.

    I live not too far from Blackpool, it's embarrassing how shit it is. It's our version of Vegas complete with fake Eiffel Tower (build 100 years ago through, so Vegas is probably your version of Blackpool haha).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I kept thinking at every point "Why aren't there 3 presenters like before? This would be better at all points with the German racing driver also here". Just have her be super competent while LeBlanc and Evans try to screw each over for 2nd place, imagine her racing the German version of the WW2 jeep, that's be fucking awesome and so unPC even Clarkson would think twice.

    It was... ok... Evans was fine and LeBlanc was too subdued. They can build on this but they really need a 3rd person to play off.

    I live not too far from Blackpool, it's embarrassing how shit it is. It's our version of Vegas complete with fake Eiffel Tower (build 100 years ago through, so Vegas is probably your version of Blackpool haha).
    nah, vegas doesnt wait for shit to get old, they demolish buildings and build new ones if they last 20 years. place is under perpetual casino construction.

    and i was gonna watch this show just so i could legit slam it, but i.... just... dont... give... a.... fuck...

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    Very crappy 1st episode. there is no substance between LeBlanc and Evans as of yet and I do not see it really ever occurring. Seeing this turd-sandwich this is making me more excited for the 'The Grand Tour' as all the prior hosts build off one another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Virtue View Post
    Very crappy 1st episode. there is no substance between LeBlanc and Evans as of yet and I do not see it really ever occurring. Seeing this turd-sandwich this is making me more excited for the 'The Grand Tour' as all the prior hosts build off one another.
    i keep thinking they chose The Grand Tour as an acronym which could also stand for Top Gear Two

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astr0Chuk View Post
    i keep thinking they chose The Grand Tour as an acronym which could also stand for Top Gear Two
    I've seen some speculation like that. Have also heard "Top Gear Trio"

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    I assumed it was in reference to GT Grand Tourer.

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    It really was clunky and unentertaining. Especially the studio part with Evans hosting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I kept thinking at every point "Why aren't there 3 presenters like before? This would be better at all points with the German racing driver also here". Just have her be super competent while LeBlanc and Evans try to screw each over for 2nd place

    You basically described American TG. Which is all "challenges". Every single time actual driving skill is involved Tanner Foust wins easily. Unless they hamfistedly handicap him somehow or his car breaks.

    It's...not the worst thing on TV. But it relies a lot on the hosts having some chemistry, which they do a bit, and on them having some acting ability because everything is sooooo staged. I can't see Evans and Schmidt pulling that off.

    The best part was LeBlanc playing to the camera a little bit. Like when Evans slipped in the mud. But that's such a small thing.
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    Yeah I just watched the episode . . . it just felt they got the host mixture & equation wrong. Perhaps they felt that they needed to break from the 3 host format. But then it felt 'understaffed' especially during the location segments.

    Plus the two personalities were too different. LeBlanc was doing a subdued character ( and he seemed to be in character - not just being natural ) whereas Evans was more of a chirpy guy and perhaps was trying harder than he needed too.

    A few of the segments felt gimmicky, Viper and Corvette with laser guns ( barely modified Browning 50 Cal machineguns ) plus plastic rockets, chasing each other. Plus the 'out-run the papparazzi' with scripted / setup gags.

    I know the old show would do that too, I think I would let it slide, as they did enough genuine stuff to allow the occasional half baked ideas.

    Oh I did like that the celebs are now driving more of a race-car on a rally-cross lap.

    I still will give this new show a few more watchings . . . just to see.

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    Evans and LeBlanc going all "omg i cannot believe we made it after all these hardships!" felt really off considering they went from London to Blackpool...At least the original 3 only said that after days of driving through some godforsaken hellhole suffering multiple breakdowns.

    It all felt really forced and fake...and there was too much of the original shows ideas left... It all felt like if they switched Ian McKellan as Gandalf halfway through the return of the king. everything they did reminded you of the original 3, the theme song, the stig the star in a reasonably priced car, although that had a nice little change, but it was always the time for me to fastforward because that segment is something i could have always done without.

    Leblanc has the charisma of a pile of bricks, and i think they just use him as the dumb american, especially after Clarkson constantly referred to americans as dumbasses and fat idiots (no offense) But for the British having a good laugh because LeBlanc has no clue where blackpool is, that gives the brits something to laugh about.

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    i tried watching the second episode tonight. woof that was bad, bunch of pasty nobodies with no personality trying to grow one. terrible show.

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    Horrible. There's no salvaging this. FACT.

    I watched part of the 2nd ep and turned it off. JC must be rather happy with himself right now.

    Who in the hell picked these hosts? They all suck goats.

    This cracks me up:
    Chris Evans on Twitter:

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    2nd ep did worse in the ratings than a rerun of Antiques Roadshow.

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    FACT.

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    there are lots of touchy tinas in those comments. omg if you hate the show why do you watch????? just change the channell!!!!!!&*^%# if you rather watch those 3 goons then switch to their show!!!! the american top gear is probably better than UK top gear now and i despise the US top gear. i dunno how these people are so butthurt over negative comments when clarkson may and hammond were iconic presenters and its to be expected that anyone would have some almighty big fucking shoes to fill. its only the second episode with new people in 20 seasons, how they can they be so defensive already?

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    It's certainly not as good as old TG, but if I weren't comparing it to that, and just as it's own thing, I think it'd be fine.

    I still don't understand why they don't make Sabine and Rory a bigger part of the show. I guess they decided to roll with this whole UK vs USA thing between Evans and LeBlanc, but they need more personalities to play off of to increase the humor.

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    BBC has had iconic presenters leave to drama/scandal before. They are big shoes to fill if the show is only successful because of the big personality.

    Their go to response is "guest presenter", you have a different person replacing them each week. This sometimes allows them to get someone more famous or memorable whom wouldn't commit to a full season. The third presenter seems to be a half baked version of this and I wouldn't be surprised if next season they have the celebrity guests on challenges instead of the part timers.

    Their other response if the format is strong is to hire an unknown and develop a new personality. So you may get one of those black guys from that Extra Gear show no one watches.

    Anyway there's very little chemistry at the moment, Jenson Button and Sabine making people ill with their expert driving and Leblac telling off Eddie Jordan were the only good bits in 2 episodes.

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    Well, that already happened in episode 2. They had Seasick Steve, Tinie Tempah, Eddie Jordan and Shirleen (?, the scottish chick) all on that south african adventure.
    I figured that's why they are doing multiple celebrities per episode in the 'reasonably priced rally car', to remove some of the burden from Leblanc/Evans and change up the format a bit. The thing is, they need more comedians/funny people in general on the show. The humor was what made the original Top Gear so great, and that's lacking a bit right now. Other then that, I honestly don't hate the new version. Its got LOADS of improvement to go before it's as good as the original, and I'm sure I'll always prefer 'Grand Tour' to this when it launches, but I am rooting for them to make it work at least.

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    Yeah they need more people there. The 45 minute in studio segment of Evans awkwardly trying to hype up the crowd over whose old car was better was a real highlight.


    Holy fuck that part was brutal. Any momentum they had from the challenge bit was fucking mauled by that. It felt like it went on for a week.
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    The last episode had the lowest UK viewers since 2002.

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    yeah thats basically back when the show had no budget and they were doing straight up car info and track times. i bet they went overboard with the budget in order to hype up these jackholes and now its blown up in their faces. so grats top gear/bbc, you fired the talent to protect some producer who got in a drunken scuffle and hes going to be fired anyway and so are you.

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    The whole thing was pretty lose/lose for BBC, they were boned either way. The three stooges, and especially Amazon, won big time.

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    That segment interviewing the guests is tedious.

    They thought it would be a better idea to make that go even longer = yawn.

    Total side-note here: McLaren should work on giving their different car models a different look. Just a thought.

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    Same could be said of Lamborghini and Porsche

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fadaar View Post
    Same could be said of Lamborghini and Porsche
    Agreed on Lambos, but not on Porsches. They only have a handful of models, and they're extremely easy to tell apart.

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    Eh true, they do have a decently varied lineup. Guess I'm just more stuck on how boring the 911 has always looked. Purely my opinion of course.

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    Top Gear falls to 2.4m from last week's 2.8 and 4.3m launch. Believed to be lowest ever overnight audience for BBC2 show
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    The more I hear Evan's voice, it just grates on me. High pitched nasal ginger that gets car sick hosting Top Gear? Is it a joke?

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    Man.. the more I see of the Extra Gear guys, I really don't understand why they aren't part of the show. The black guy has way more on screen charisma then Chris Evans does, imo. When I heard all the rumors about who they were casting to be part of this show, I thought a larger, ensemble style cast made sense. I can't understand for the life of me why they thought they should make separate, mini-shows, when they needed to make sure the main product came back strong after this big change. Making a secondary add-on show would have made sense 3-5 years ago during Top Gear's peak, but that's just diluting the brand now.

    I still don't hate the main show, but it's frustrating seeing how much better it could be if they just combined all 4 guys into one show. Let them do the challenges together and build some chemistry, rather then a rotating cast of new celebrities each week.

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    BBC to significantly cut Chris Evans’ Top Gear role - Car Keys

    The people have spoken and the BBC apparently is finally giving them what they want: much less Chris Evans, much more Chris Harris.

    According to the Telegraph, Top Gear host Evans will have his role in presenting the motoring show significantly dialled back after viewing figures for last Sunday’s episode reached a new low.

    The third episode, the first to fully feature motoring journalist and prominent YouTuber Harris, received the most positive reviews yet but was watched live by just 2.37 million viewers.

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    Bet the BBC wishes they could take back the firing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chanur View Post
    Bet the BBC wishes they could take back the firing.
    I'm amazed Clarkson and the others aren't rubbing this in BBC's face on Twitter and whatnot. I understand May and Hammond still do things on BBC, but with all the money they are making with Amazon, should they really care about snubbing BBC?
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    They've now entered stage 2. Change the chemistry and see if that fixes the problem.

    In truth I did like the segments with 'new' Chris and Rory, and giving them more screen time can help. Just that it might became a situation where there's too many faces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Virtue View Post
    I'm amazed Clarkson and the others aren't rubbing this in BBC's face on Twitter and whatnot. I understand May and Hammond still do things on BBC, but with all the money they are making with Amazon, should they really care about snubbing BBC?
    It's never a good idea to burn bridges.

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    Clarkson has also been on the BBC since. He was guest presenter on a show (Have I Got News for You) built around the personality of the host who was sacked for bad behaviour years ago so they didn't replace him and just had guests! The celebrity comedian contestants made fun of him and kept referencing Chris Evans, which is kinda the point of the show nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enzie View Post
    Man.. the more I see of the Extra Gear guys, I really don't understand why they aren't part of the show. The black guy has way more on screen charisma then Chris Evans does, imo. When I heard all the rumors about who they were casting to be part of this show, I thought a larger, ensemble style cast made sense. I can't understand for the life of me why they thought they should make separate, mini-shows, when they needed to make sure the main product came back strong after this big change. Making a secondary add-on show would have made sense 3-5 years ago during Top Gear's peak, but that's just diluting the brand now.

    I still don't hate the main show, but it's frustrating seeing how much better it could be if they just combined all 4 guys into one show. Let them do the challenges together and build some chemistry, rather then a rotating cast of new celebrities each week.
    Is the black guy Chris Harris? Because he's great and I really like his Youtube videos. Only real problem I can see with him is he's never really come across as someone suited for the comedic type stuff that the old trio was so good at. However, if you want some someone who knows what they're talking about (and good at presenting) along with being a damn good driver, he's the man for the job. I'd honestly pay to see him and Leno do a weekly show together.

    I admittedly have not watched a single second of the new Top Gear, and probably won't unless this thread turns its opinion around as a whole.
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    No, Chris Harris is the olive skinned buzz cut guy. Rory Reid is the black guy. I like Chris Harris as well, moreso then Chris Evans anyway, but I like Rory the most. I'm glad to see them pulling back Evans role, but surprised they went with just him and not Rory Reid as well.

    Anyone else wonder if Sabine is actually the new Stig and possibly has been for awhile? With that thick racing suit and a sports bra, they can easily hide the fact it's a woman behind the wheel. She's too good of a driver to be involved with the show and not take over that duty. Why have two expert drivers on staff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enzie View Post
    No, Chris Harris is the olive skinned buzz cut guy. Rory Reid is the black guy. I like Chris Harris as well, moreso then Chris Evans anyway, but I like Rory the most. I'm glad to see them pulling back Evans role, but surprised they went with just him and not Rory Reid as well.

    Anyone else wonder if Sabine is actually the new Stig and possibly has been for awhile? With that thick racing suit and a sports bra, they can easily hide the fact it's a woman behind the wheel. She's too good of a driver to be involved with the show and not take over that duty. Why have two expert drivers on staff?
    i cant speak for this new top gear abomination, but the american top gear has the stig and one of the hosts is tanner faust a professional race car driver. so yeah having two racers is not unheard of in the top gear universe.
    on another note, i was curious if the guy that got jeremy fired was still on the show. nope, he left afterwards with 6 months pay and chris evans offered to hire him on this new top gear. this guy decided that he is now suing clarkson for racial harrassment because irish is a race and hes suing the bbc. this fucking guy.
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    Also to consider is that the Stig coaches the celeb drivers who are doing the star in a reasonably priced car.

    So the cat would be out of the bag pretty quick when they heard the Stig talking in a female German accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamma Rays View Post
    Also to consider is that the Stig coaches the celeb drivers who are doing the star in a reasonably priced car.

    So the cat would be out of the bag pretty quick when they heard the Stig talking in a female German accent.
    Yea, they all sign NDAs to not release any information about the Stig. You think he coaches them in the helmet the whole time? It wouldn't matter the accent, they'd all be instructed to refer to the stig as a 'he' and not to mention any distinguishing characteristics. I mean, do we know if previous Stigs were American, English, Italian, etc..? Except for the one that voluntarily told people he had been the Stig, we don't know who they have been most of the time.

    I also bet Tanner is sometimes the Stig on the American Top Gear. I think they rotate who is playing the Stig quite often, and Tanner has filled in for testing cars as the Stig quite a bit.

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    Jay Lenos Garage - Season 2, Episode 1: Supercars - YouTube

    If the new Grand Tour show ever does guest hosts, Leno would be perfect. I imagine him and Clarkson together would be an absolute riot.

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    he was a guest on top gear before, his lap wasnt so hot

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    Again I found the two car review guys ( new Chris and Rory ) to be the better part of the show.

    The cross Europe drive / race seemed like they got their wires crossed in the planning. It used to be Clarkson in one really good car and the other two in public transport. This time it was one Eddie Jordan in the public transport and then the other 3 each bought a moderately priced car. There were episodes in the past with cheap cars, which were good episodes. But that didn't seem to suit a cross Europe race, in a modestly priced car. The cheap cars would fail quite often, but these cars all worked fine . . . so it defeated any challenge from that aspect.

    I can understand that they didn't want to just straight repeat the old formula of how it was done. But this was too much of a mix of ideas.

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    Matt LeBlanc is

    Trouble in paradise already

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    thought he only had a 1 season contract

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    I just watched the first 4 episodes. It's not bad, but they definitely don't have the chemistry of the previous team. I'm looking forward to The Grand Tour for that reason. My favorite 3 of this show are the black dude, Joey & the guy that drives the really high end cars. He's a great addition. I enjoyed watching the Aston Marton Vulcan section of the last episode. That blonde english guy (one of the mains) is a real bitch. I dislike his voice, and that scream thing he always does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sevens View Post
    Matt LeBlanc is

    Trouble in paradise already
    Clarkson leaves Top Gear, whole country goes into crisis.

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    loosely related, Top Gear USA has been cancelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meStevo View Post
    loosely related, Top Gear USA has been cancelled.
    i stopped watching it years ago, i thought the new season just started? oh well.

    in other news
    Top Gear ratings rise, amid rumours that Matt LeBlanc may leave
    lol

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    Thought it was rumored Chris Evans might leave? I saw they put both Rory Reid and Chris Harris into the main show, haven't watched the entire episode yet though, but happy with that change.

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    More Reid & Harris! Show is getting better each week, but it could be accelerated by showcasing those guys more. I have always liked Harris, and Reid is a great find.

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    anyone know if it is still on 214 territories

    saw the BBC America numbers are going down too
    #1 388,000 vs 530,000 last year
    #2 369,000

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    For anyone jonesing for another buddy car show until The Grand Tour starts I HIGHLY recommend "Roadkill" on the motortrend channel on youtube. The two guys are hilarious, super knowledgeable about cars and are everything American Top Gear should have been.

    RoadKill Playlist

    Also, if you've enjoyed Chris Harris look up his videos on Youtube he has a ton either solo, or in the /Drive channel
    Last edited by brekk; 06-29-2016 at 01:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brekk View Post
    For anyone jonesing for another buddy car show until The Grand Tour starts I HIGHLY recommend "Roadkill" on the motortrend channel on youtube. The two guys are hilarious, super knowledgeable about cars and are everything American Top Gear should have been.

    RoadKill Playlist

    Also, if you've enjoyed Chris Harris look up his videos on Youtube he has a ton either solo, or in the /Drive channel
    i liked the one where they have a challenge to get an old truck from the junkyard, fix it where it sat for x years and drive it home. i dont think they made it but was fun to watch.

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    I like the other two guys as well, but their segments are just like a sort of generic car show for them most part. They do the normal solo review stuff well, but we haven't really gotten to see them in a real classic type challenge. Would like to see them and Matt do a cheap car challenge.

    Without Chris Evans.
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    The BBC should have just paid that guy that got punched, a fuck-ton of hush money.

    Looking at the mess it all is now, you could have justified giving him $10 Million. And they would be better off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlokk View Post
    I like the other two guys as well, but their segments are just like a sort of generic car show for them most part.
    That's how the entire show feels so far. Just a generic car review show. Each person does things individually, even talking to the camera. They need to put them all together in challenges and such so they can build some chemistry together. I think their has been more actual car information in their first few episodes then any season of Top Gear before Clarkson left. Like.. some amount of that is fine, but too much and it's just a boring car show for anyone but hardcore gearheads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamma Rays View Post
    The BBC should have just paid that guy that got punched, a fuck-ton of hush money.

    Looking at the mess it all is now, you could have justified giving him $10 Million. And they would be better off.
    There's a boss at BBC that had it in for JC for a while. The guy he punched was just a pawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silence View Post
    There's a boss at BBC that had it in for JC for a while. The guy he punched was just a pawn.
    yeah, clarkson had been getting into hot water yearly and they finally cracked down on him, then they started making up shit. such as him supposedly humming the N word during eeny meeny miny mo or supposedly being racist because the bridge they built was sloped and there was an asian fellow on the bridge too, that means he meant them instead of the actual slope in the bridge. then he gets in drunken brawl with an irishman and in england, irish is a race so when he called him an irish bastard that was the finl straw so they punted his hitlerian ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlokk View Post
    I like the other two guys as well, but their segments are just like a sort of generic car show for them most part. They do the normal solo review stuff well, but we haven't really gotten to see them in a real classic type challenge. Would like to see them and Matt do a cheap car challenge.

    Without Chris Evans.
    Wish granted

    Chris Evans quits Top Gear after one series | Television & radio | The Guardian

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    6.6 million Euro 2016
    3.9 million Antiques Roadshow
    1.9 Million Top Gear

    believe lowest ever with the new format.

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    Puzzling why they had it on at the same time as Euro 2016, I think if the England team wasn't shit it would have clashed with an England game. Same target demographic?

    Only precedent is when Dr Who was given shit time slots in the 80s in an effort to kill it on purpose.

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    Rightly, Euro would be #1. More telling is the fact that Antiques Roadshow pulled in twice the viewers as Top Gear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jysin View Post
    Rightly, Euro would be #1. More telling is the fact that Antiques Roadshow pulled in twice the viewers as Top Gear!
    antique roadshow is pretty awesome

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    Yeah it's enjoyable when I catch it but I make no effort to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astr0Chuk View Post
    antique roadshow is pretty awesome
    fuck yeah 100% agree with this
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    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    I wonder how much giggling Clarkson is doing...

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    The police giving him a quiz just sounds like a jovial good time. Why wouldn't they use "questioned" instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xarpolis View Post
    The police giving him a quiz just sounds like a jovial good time. Why wouldn't they use "questioned" instead?

    Blagged? Speak English to me, Tony. I thought this country spawned the fucking language, and so far nobody seems to speak it.

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    So will they find him not involved but give him an SRO 'just in case'?

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    Got a short vid in an amazon prime email. Sadly it's on a facebook page but you can play it without logging in:

    https://www.facebook.com/thegrandtour

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noodleface
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    there is another thread for the new show, this is the pasty faced goons top gear show thread.

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