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woodster

posted on 1/6/16 at 09:16 PM Reply With Quote
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loggyboy

posted on 5/6/16 at 08:32 PM Reply With Quote
Well that was better. Still a few niggles but reviews and africa challenges were much better.

[Edited on 6-6-16 by loggyboy]





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adithorp

posted on 6/6/16 at 06:39 AM Reply With Quote
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Well that was better. Still a few nigglea but reviews and africa challenges were much better.


Agreed. Still needs more polishing but much improoved.





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scootz

posted on 6/6/16 at 01:00 PM Reply With Quote
Sure, they've not gelled (yet), but the new presenters seem far more sincere than the outgoing crew (well, Clarkson and Hammond).

Get's a thumbs-up from me for that alone!

I've not watched the last few series of TG, but I'm hopeful it will return to my viewing schedule.





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Ugg10

posted on 6/6/16 at 01:32 PM Reply With Quote
First week - trying a bit too hard and way too shouty
This week - as said, much better but probably because is was much more like the old topgear of about three season ago, only bit I do not like is the contrived "who's got the best ....." in the star spot, stick to promo-ing the star's latest album/film/book/TV show etc. with a few car q's thrown in. Still need to work on interaction with the crowd.

Best bit about it is that the production crew were obviously retained as the cinematography/post processing is still up there with the best.

So the formula is - fast car only 0.0001% of the population can dream of owning with lost of fancy photography, put it on the test track with stig, silly challenge or multi car test with forfeits (x2), star promo slot with timed lap of the track - repeat for as long as you can get away with it.

Be interesting to see what the two new guys are like next week.





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Benzine

posted on 6/6/16 at 02:35 PM Reply With Quote
No Hammond so it's instantly better than last series
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NeilP

posted on 6/6/16 at 07:25 PM Reply With Quote
Yep. Enjoyed that one...





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nobrakes

posted on 6/6/16 at 08:16 PM Reply With Quote
I didn't see the first episode but last nights was alright I suppose - would be much improved if Chris Evans was quieter (mind you, I don't like him anyway).
I thought he looked extremely uncomfortable when he was a passenger in the McClaren, definately had that look of terror on his face. Highly unprofessional IMHO.

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StevieB

posted on 6/6/16 at 09:03 PM Reply With Quote
I'd defy anyone to keep a straight face while in the passenger seat of a super car while an F1 driver lets loose on a track!

I thought this week was much better - it'll find its feet at the same time we all come to terms with the fact that it's not Clarkson May and Hammond. Personally, I liked the old presenters but think they out stayed their welcome by a series or two. I like Evans a lot and think it'll come together over time.

When I think back to the first few series of the newer format Top Gear, it was a clunky pile of shite. Over time they swapped out presenters for long enough until they ended up with the 2 that's worked well off Clarkson.

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bi22le

posted on 6/6/16 at 10:05 PM Reply With Quote
While watching this weeks one i realised what it was i wanted and this is still missing it.

Chris Evans is a petrol head he owns and has driven some of the best cars in the world. He knows alot about cars so expected him to be more passionate and at home with them. Some of this come across when he spoke to Jenson about where the maclaren sat in the line up but i want more.

I want an insiders view. I have not watched the extra show but hope to get this from Chris harris.





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hearbear

posted on 7/6/16 at 12:06 AM Reply With Quote
I hate it I found myself fast forwarding through it, I think they should have ditched the format and started from scratch. They will never be the same as the previous tenants so why try and act like them. This weeks Africa challenge would have been better if they just stuck with the music people as they were far more entertaining than the presenters.





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JoelP

posted on 7/6/16 at 06:52 AM Reply With Quote
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Can we stop bashing Chris Evans for the colour of his hair please? Bash him because you don't like the show or his style, but can we stop slumping so low as to discriminate against his hair colour? My daughter has beautiful hair, and I don't relish the idea of her growing up in a country where hair colour is reason enough to discriminate.


Ditto. It just seems like some people need to hate on something, anything. Then again, that's probably why political correctness takes such a bashing.


Doesn't your signature bash people with tourettes?


That's a weak line of reasoning. Bourettes is the fictional condition that Brian Badonde suffers from. But even if it was linked to tourettes, it's hardly a bash, even by the most sensitive measures.





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adithorp

posted on 12/6/16 at 09:00 PM Reply With Quote
Think they pretty much nailed it tonight.





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Ugg10

posted on 12/6/16 at 09:09 PM Reply With Quote
Keep the R8 and the Fezza, I WANT Ken Block's Mustang!!!

All did well but Sabine is no presenter, best to stick to in-car footage.

Still don't like the celebrity game show slot though. Just chat and then do the lap.

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perksy

posted on 12/6/16 at 09:56 PM Reply With Quote
Better this week

hopefully a sign of better things to come

Thought Chris Harris and the Ken Block bits were the highlights

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JC

posted on 13/6/16 at 06:40 AM Reply With Quote
I don't get the love in for Matt Le Blanc that seems to be happening - once again he was wooden and obviously scripted!
Most of it was quite good this week, Harris' piece was awesome but Rory was a bit bland. Sabine should stick to driving...

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scootz

posted on 13/6/16 at 10:21 AM Reply With Quote
Easily the best episode of TG in years!





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nick205

posted on 13/6/16 at 10:29 AM Reply With Quote
Watched it last night and very pleased to finally see Ken Block on there - should be a presenter or permanent car tester IMHO. Really like his car as well, properly fast and ground hugging with sparks. My son was glued to it and then asked for more Ken on YouTube, but sadly it was his bedtime after TG had finished.






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40inches

posted on 13/6/16 at 11:22 AM Reply With Quote
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Easily the best episode of TG in years!


The Wife agrees with you, so it must be true

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ali f27

posted on 13/6/16 at 11:39 AM Reply With Quote
Enjoyed tonight generally Matt l getting better not his fault he is american always liked Chris Harris just need to replace ging the gob shite and the crap mini.
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Yazza54

posted on 13/6/16 at 11:59 AM Reply With Quote
I think Matt is decent, just need to can Chris Evans and it'll be watchable





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nick205

posted on 13/6/16 at 12:00 PM Reply With Quote
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Enjoyed tonight generally Matt l getting better not his fault he is american always liked Chris Harris just need to replace ging the gob shite and the crap mini.


I too am not a Mini fan (must be a BMW marketers wet dream) and preferred the cheap car approach myself - a bit more "real world" than thrashing a Mini on/off road.






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