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Postby Johnmcl7 » 08 Feb 2016, 21:29

scarbunny wrote:Source of the post I'm curious, is Top Gear/New Car Show really the kind of show people are going to binge watch or go out of their way to watch? I assume I'm in the minority but Top Gear has always been a bit of fluff telly to watch whilst doing the ironing. Having to have another subscription and use a separate app to see this new Clarkson show seems like more effort than it could possibly be worth, for me at least.

I have a feeling both new shows will start off being very similar to the current Top Gear format with it being so popular globally. I would like for there to be a more in-depth motoring show, when Clarkson & Co did the more journalistic segments, like the Ayrton Senna tribute, or the celebration of British car manufacturing they were incredibly engaging. James May's Cars of the People is currently scratching that itch, being both entertaining and informative.


Top Gear was actually one of the few programs I'd make an effort to watch largely for the reasons you mention in the second part of your post, I liked some of their fun stuff when it wasn't stupidly scripted but I felt what they did best was their more serious stuff like the tribute to Senna and British motorsport, having a go at an F1 car and even stuff like Hammond's section on Nascar which I've never had any interest in but I thought Hammond did a great job showing why he liked it. For some reason they decided acting as idiots was better for the show and they focused more on that, I'm concerned they'll do the same for the Prime show.

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Postby matt » 11 Feb 2016, 16:12

so... big line up!

Actually quite excited by it all and think that the diversity could actually work to their advantage in balancing serious / fun / informative sections...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35548081
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Postby EviL Ras » 11 Feb 2016, 17:04

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Postby Johnmcl7 » 11 Feb 2016, 18:04

Certainly looking a lot better, now all they need to do is dump Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc and Eddie Jordan ans they have a good chance at a decent show.

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Postby Tappy » 12 Feb 2016, 11:12

I dunno, all those presenters, it seems a bit old Top Gear / Fifth Gear.
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Postby robbo » 12 Feb 2016, 23:29

I never really liked 5th gear. Maybe it was the presenters and style of the show...
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 13 Feb 2016, 01:39

robbo wrote:Source of the post I never really liked 5th gear. Maybe it was the presenters and style of the show...


I think the problem is a straight car show is fairly dull and their attempts to spice it up with silly Top Gear style antics were pretty terrible.

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Postby EviL Ras » 01 Apr 2016, 15:05



New trailer for the evans one..
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Postby robbo » 01 Apr 2016, 22:42

Same but new? Looking forward to it.
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Postby matt » 04 Apr 2016, 19:01

robbo wrote:Source of the post Same but new? Looking forward to it.


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Postby EviL Ras » 04 Apr 2016, 19:31

Everything you need to know about the better Clarkson offering..

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/top-gea ... d-rumours/
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Postby robbo » 28 Apr 2016, 08:10

The Extra Gear. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36148346

Extra show to compliment Top Gear on BBC Three.
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Postby EviL Ras » 30 May 2016, 19:07

Well... that was just odd. no chemistry, poor comedy. but identical photography and style. Just felt like a photocopy of a photocopy of a letter translated from english to swahili and back again.. Just didnt sit right with me.

Matt le blanc had flashes of fun. just the smallest flashes.. But Chris was shiv. Just shouty! Sabine was good to see, but not enough time given to her.

And the reasonably priced car is rubbish! I dont want to see people in a rally car with forced "off road" sections...

If anything, makes me more excited for the "grand tour".
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 31 May 2016, 18:34

Borrowed some of the text from the Top Gear reviews there I see Rasman ;)

I saw a parody video that showed the old TG team reacting to the new program although I thought the clips for the new TG had been dubbed over without over the top shouty audio...it hadn't been redubbed at all though, it was that bad. To be fair to the new TG team it does take time for these things to settle in and new series generally don't start that well although I've absolutely no interest in Chris Evans particularly and dislike the lack of a new format both of which seem a common complaint so perhaps there is a chance they'll rethink it.

I am hoping the Grand Tour is good as there's certainly a lot of potential since they're getting a lot of money and they're freed from the constraints of the BBC, I was amused at one of the top comments on topgear.com was what a great advert the new Top Gear is for Amazon Prime.

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Postby EviL Ras » 05 Jun 2016, 22:38

Well, it was a bit better this week. They realised that the key is Matt Le Blanc and let him lead more voice overs. And that worked much better. The 3 way race was ok. Not brilliant, but better than last week. An actual race would have been good.

So basically sack Chris and get rid of the rubbish reasonably priced 4x4 thing. Its just getting worse and worse!
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