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Default 11-19-2016, 15:43 | posts: 3,103

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I liked it! Totally took me back to the good ol' TG days with the boys. I have to say, with all my car knowledge and math skills the ending totally threw me. I would have made the same bet that Clarkson did. After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I decided it was down to the tires. The P1 needs its stickier tires, like Clarkson was trying to say at the end of the show, to really exploit the potential it has on track.
That the P1 was slower, well the slowest by a long way, I wasn't really surprised, every single segment that showed anyone driving it showed the car was a handful even WITH it's supposed gripper tyres the racing driver had the car off the track, the fact that the Porsche beat the Ferrari on the other hand was a surprise, given that the Ferrari was both lighter and more powerful.

Loved the show the format and delivery is just like Top Gear (I am sure some lawyers at the BBC will be rubbing their hands over that fact) I am hoping the Celebrity Head Crash (or whatever they called their version of Star in a reasonably priced car) sticks with the comical killing celebrities fun because the actual interview and car driving part was always the weakest and slowest part of Top Gear.
   
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Default 11-19-2016, 16:13 | posts: 1,915 | Location: Kent, UK

Proper Top Gear is back! The name's different but we all know what it is

Loved the RAF is the best air force in the world bit and the celebrities took me by surprise. BMW M2 on the most dangerous track in the world looked great as well. Porsche beating the Ferrari, well only just, I couldn't really get how unless it was the 4 wheel drive and steering that made the difference in the slow corners.
   
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Default 11-19-2016, 20:52 | posts: 28,976 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Just watched it, liked it very much. Brilliant camera work, great shoots and scenery. And the format seems to work SO MUCH better then what Top Gear did with the new presenters this year. I couldn't stand watching the new Top Gear, the only thing good in it was Le Blanc. Grand Tour show might be the nail in the coffin that is Top Gear.

Grand Tour will need some tweaks though, 'the American' feels out of place and they will need a guests in the reasonably priced car around the track or a format close to it. Love the idea of the tent and thus recording studio travelling to different countries.

Other then that this first episode was 10x better then what Top Gear offered this year I am looking forward to seeing all new episodes.


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Default 11-20-2016, 17:37 | posts: 5,614 | Location: THE NORTH!!!

Was pretty good.
   
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Default 11-21-2016, 18:09 | posts: 31,511 | Location: Hampshire, UK

Haven't seen it yet but I hear it features the 3 hyper cars. I will watch it on Wednesday but they're a little bit late to the party putting those 3 up against each other. Old news.
   
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Default 11-22-2016, 03:09 | posts: 2,283 | Location: TX

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Haven't seen it yet but I hear it features the 3 hyper cars. I will watch it on Wednesday but they're a little bit late to the party putting those 3 up against each other. Old news.
A little late, true, but sometimes good (interesting?) things come to those who wait. You should watch it sometime, they might end up with different results than the other Holy Trinity tests out there already...
   
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Default 11-23-2016, 20:38 | posts: 31,511 | Location: Hampshire, UK

Ok, just tried to watch it. It was cringe. Very American to start with. Then they started to shake down the 3 cars. All you see is terrible driving and Hammond using the "sh1t" word. At which point I turned it off.

To anyone who likes cars, this is a waste of time. Was the show funny up to that point? No. Was it all about cars? No. Not for me. Just like the last 10 years of Top Gear, it's pretty pointless to watch, imo.
   
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Default 11-24-2016, 11:08 | posts: 28,976 | Location: Guru3D testlab

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Ok, just tried to watch it. It was cringe. Very American to start with. Then they started to shake down the 3 cars. All you see is terrible driving and Hammond using the "sh1t" word. At which point I turned it off.

To anyone who likes cars, this is a waste of time. Was the show funny up to that point? No. Was it all about cars? No. Not for me. Just like the last 10 years of Top Gear, it's pretty pointless to watch, imo.
And on that bombshell ladies and gentlemen, goodnight ! Haha, no that's perfectly fine. Opinions differ, I surely liked it.


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Default 11-24-2016, 11:15 | posts: 2,752 | Location: M.K. England.

I loved it. Can't wait for the next one. ^^^^hahaha
   
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Default 11-24-2016, 11:15 | posts: 17,547 | Location: 127.0.0.1

Really enjoyed it too, I thought they really gave the middle finger to the BBC with their grand entrance and even topped the old Top Gear with content and humour, looking forward to the next one, should keep it interesting being in a different country each week too

Pleased to see them back without the restraints and poor BBC scripting this time, they're back to what they used to be
   
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Default 11-24-2016, 11:49 | posts: 4,283 | Location: Cheshire, England

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Ok, just tried to watch it. It was cringe. Very American to start with.
Well some say it was filmed in America plus Clarkson educated them on using the word bonnet

Only watched a bit of it, because my brother had it on while I was visiting my parents, then my mum comes in and turns Emmerdale on
   
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Default 11-24-2016, 17:14 | posts: 2,207 | Location: UK

Boring men over the age of 50, acting like children, whilst getting themselves into pre-scripted situations, and expect to get paid, to add to their current millions, does not interest me.

They have become the Bruce Willis of television entertainment, with egos bigger than their inflated paychecks.

I respect Jay Leno more. And those words will never be uttered by me again.

I suppose the easily-humoured and children will always laugh at slapstick and bigotry behaviour.
   
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Default 11-24-2016, 17:20 | posts: 17,547 | Location: 127.0.0.1

The BBC made them get into pre scripted situations, that's why it became crap, now they don't have that, they have pre scripted things that they do and places they go, but you can tell their mistakes and things that go wrong now are not scripted any more

It's back to how it was before the BBC changed everything around the India Special, and you could tell they were faking it
   
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Default 11-24-2016, 18:08 | posts: 31,511 | Location: Hampshire, UK

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The BBC made them get into pre scripted situations, that's why it became crap, now they don't have that, they have pre scripted things that they do and places they go, but you can tell their mistakes and things that go wrong now are not scripted any more

It's back to how it was before the BBC changed everything around the India Special, and you could tell they were faking it
I don't know man, that quick clip showing footage from the upcoming episodes is pretty clear. A lot of "fun" setups, trust me, it'll be back to normal scripted "oh look, so close" nonsense.

One serious question. What do you guys like the show for? For me it lacks heavily in the car department (they're not experts by any means, lacks depth) and it's not really funny (to me, anyway, rehearsed jokes, the 2 sidekicks setting up Clarkson constantly to make him look funny etc). Honestly, what is it you like?
   
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Default 11-24-2016, 18:18 | posts: 17,547 | Location: 127.0.0.1

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I don't know man, that quick clip showing footage from the upcoming episodes is pretty clear. A lot of "fun" setups, trust me, it'll be back to normal scripted "oh look, so close" nonsense.

One serious question. What do you guys like the show for? For me it lacks heavily in the car department (they're not experts by any means, lacks depth) and it's not really funny (to me, anyway, rehearsed jokes, the 2 sidekicks setting up Clarkson constantly to make him look funny etc). Honestly, what is it you like?
Just comedy for me, I couldn't care about car stuff, infact when they do review a car that's the part I go make a cuppa, I watch for the humour, but I can see why they wouldn't appeal to some

They always used to be funny to me, always picking on James, the three of them sabotaging each others cars, the trips to crazy places they have to do, all those things were fun and interesting, then the BBC scripted it all and even the mistakes became obvious, like Hammonds bumper being ripped off getting one of the cars towed up the hill, you could tell he would easily have known that was happening, and his talking over the top of everyone as if he didn't know was as unreal as it gets, but this first Grant Tour seemed as if they were back to their old unchained stupid selves

Just feels much more real again, once they are let loose on their challenge / mission they are completely free to do their own thing again, it's really obvious when someone is faking an accident, I didn't see that with the GT

If it starts happening again then I`ll be back to how I felt about TG when they changed things, but for now I really enjoyed the GT
   
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Default 11-24-2016, 19:13 | posts: 1,915 | Location: Kent, UK

Pretty much the same for me - it's an entertainment show with, for the most part, great looking and sounding cars in.
   
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Default 11-25-2016, 22:16 | posts: 17,547 | Location: 127.0.0.1

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I don't know man, that quick clip showing footage from the upcoming episodes is pretty clear. A lot of "fun" setups, trust me, it'll be back to normal scripted "oh look, so close" nonsense.

One serious question. What do you guys like the show for? For me it lacks heavily in the car department (they're not experts by any means, lacks depth) and it's not really funny (to me, anyway, rehearsed jokes, the 2 sidekicks setting up Clarkson constantly to make him look funny etc). Honestly, what is it you like?
Having watched Ep2, I know it was meant to be acting and scripted for the army part, but it wasn't great, rest of the show was boring too, disappointing

Hope they still go out on missions like when the guys in white overcoats used to give them cards of what to do, that's when they are at their best

But yea, I see what you mean now when you watched the trailer, I hadn't seen it until today, EP1 was good, this was pretty much a fail

See what Ep3 is like
   
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Default 11-26-2016, 13:49 | posts: 4,283 | Location: Cheshire, England

Only thing I wondered was, why film it in the USA, when everything else was filmed in the UK?
   
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Default 12-02-2016, 13:55 | posts: 11,481 | Location: UK

Second episode had me in tears, was bloody hilarious when he kept getting shot by the sniper all the time, so Jezza and Hammond decided to have dinner, and all you could hear was, bang!, bang!, bang!.................., then he shot The Queen in the back of the head, then Hammond, who then shot him for shooting him, and when Jezza was getting rogered while stuck in the window, and they missed shooting him, so Hammond smacked him with the shovel to kill him

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Default 12-02-2016, 15:29 | posts: 3,699 | Location: England

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Haven't seen it yet but I hear it features the 3 hyper cars. I will watch it on Wednesday but they're a little bit late to the party putting those 3 up against each other. Old news.
Agreed watched 3 episodes and was for me retired actors reading lines from an out of focus auto cue, the terrorist segment was total bull**** waste of airtime the 3 of them should retire like nico rosberg you got to the top and quit.
   
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Default 12-02-2016, 15:36 | posts: 17,547 | Location: 127.0.0.1

Yea I'm not as excited about it now, first one was good, 2nd and 3rd were pretty crap and predictable, just more of the same in the studio too, 3rd week running they've thought that killing the guest and James asking if they were still coming on the show, was funny
   
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I enjoyed all of the episodes so far. Not amazing, but still entertaining.
   
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Default 12-06-2016, 09:49 | posts: 1,666 | Location: UK

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Only thing I wondered was, why film it in the USA, when everything else was filmed in the UK?
Because Amazon are a US company and are producing a show primarily for a US audience.
   
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Default 06-11-2017, 19:12 | posts: 17,547 | Location: 127.0.0.1

Probably seen by now, Hammond wrecked a super-car and almost killed himself filiming Season 2 of TGT










Video from his hospital bed
https://drivetribe.com/p/aKm2XPlnT_i...R3aSh8YdH-mxew
   
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