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Re: Top Gear

Post by NotoriousREV » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:47 pm

Simon wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:32 pm
I quite liked this one. At first I thought it was odd to break off Paddy and Flinty from Harris for the main segment, but considering those two are like peas in a pod it kind of worked.
I disagree, I think they have no chemistry. It only seems to work when Chris is there, because otherwise they're just too similar i.e. playing up to the daft northern monkeys stereotype.
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Re: Top Gear

Post by NotoriousREV » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:48 pm

Mito Man wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:11 pm
The RR review was just Chris throwing his usual SUV strop and spouting crap to make a boring review more interesting. He seemed to miss the point spectacularly.
The toddler is correct.
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Re: Top Gear

Post by Rich B » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:56 pm

Chris didn’t go because of a family bereavement apparently.

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Re: Top Gear

Post by Simon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:52 pm

Rich B wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:56 pm
Chris didn’t go because of a family bereavement apparently.
Fair enough. So it wasn't an editorial decision anyway. I wonder what car he had lined up.
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Re: Top Gear

Post by scotta » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:07 pm

Simon wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:52 pm
Rich B wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:56 pm
Chris didn’t go because of a family bereavement apparently.
Fair enough. So it wasn't an editorial decision anyway. I wonder what car he had lined up.
Exactly what i thought!

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Re: Top Gear

Post by scotta » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:12 pm

Sounds like next week is the last one of this run.

Announcer on the credits said it concludes next week after the trailer.

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Re: Top Gear

Post by ShockDiamonds » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:34 pm

scotta wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:12 pm
Sounds like next week is the last one of this run.

Announcer on the credits said it concludes next week after the trailer.
Yep 5/5 next week.

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Re: Top Gear

Post by Simon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:49 pm

ShockDiamonds wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:34 pm
scotta wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:12 pm
Sounds like next week is the last one of this run.

Announcer on the credits said it concludes next week after the trailer.
Yep 5/5 next week.
It's a bit early to score it Mark...
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Re: Top Gear

Post by duncs500 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:25 pm

Just caught up with the last two. It's ok, some bits made me laugh more than Clarkson et al ever did (I didn't find much of what they did funny TBH). There was a lot of boredom in between the laughs though, and I fell asleep towards the end of the last one.

I still believe the MLB/CH versions found the best balance (and they had the best chemistry) the show has had since a long time before and up to now. If they had just dropped RR and all the other hanger-oners and went on road trips in interesting stuff I'd have been totally happy. Anyway, not to be, I'll still keep watching.

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Re: Top Gear

Post by unzippy » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:01 am

duncs500 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:25 pm
If they had just dropped RR and all the other hanger-oners and went on road trips in interesting stuff
Which is what Grand Tour is doing from the sounds of it.
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Re: Top Gear

Post by mik » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:43 am

unzippy wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:01 am
duncs500 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:25 pm
If they had just dropped RR and all the other hanger-oners and went on road trips in interesting stuff
Which is what Grand Tour is doing from the sounds of it.
The road trips are what interest me least.

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Re: Top Gear

Post by 240PP » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:54 pm

mik wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:43 am
unzippy wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:01 am
duncs500 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:25 pm
If they had just dropped RR and all the other hanger-oners and went on road trips in interesting stuff
Which is what Grand Tour is doing from the sounds of it.
The road trips are what interest me least.
Same, apart from a few stand-outs.

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Re: Top Gear

Post by Rich B » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:55 pm

I don’t think the trips ever really lived up to the first few specials - They Just then tried to repeat them with the same gags. Vietnam was probably the best imo.

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Re: Top Gear

Post by mik » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:25 pm

They just feel so contrived. Which is fine if you are in the mood. I'm just usually not.

Ooh the map didnt show that this road went through the crocodile park!

Ooh lets hope a wheel doesnt fall off. Holy shit my wheel fell off!

Oops i ran into the back of your car.

Oops i ran into the back of your car again.

Oops my trousers fell off.

Oops my trousers fell off when I ran into the back of your car again.

Ooh Matron.

Etc.

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Re: Top Gear

Post by duncs500 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:06 am

Well proper car reviews would be great, but my logic is that they're simply not going to make it into the show with the level of content we need to be satisfied. At least the road trips seem to be within the ethos of the current show.

Also, not the kind of road trips that involve Reliant Robins or some other shit that they smash up... proper cars.

There was one with CH/MLB, I think MLB was on a motorbike. That's the kind of thing I'm thinking.

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Re: Top Gear

Post by scotta » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:39 am

Sounds promising..


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Re: Top Gear

Post by speedingfine » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:20 pm

Enthusiast episode tonight I reckon :mrgreen:

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Re: Top Gear

Post by Pete_ » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:28 pm

Enjoyed it tonight.

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Re: Top Gear

Post by Orange Cola » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:06 pm

Cracking episode. Short series but I think the three of them work, nice to hear the next series starts again this year and not in 18 months time 8-)
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Re: Top Gear

Post by Simon » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:12 am

Orange Cola wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:06 pm
Cracking episode. Short series but I think the three of them work, nice to hear the next series starts again this year and not in 18 months time 8-)
I think they're just referring to the Christmas special...
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