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#26 2016-11-19 06:35:11

snowphun
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From: Central CT
Registered: 2005-11-09
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Re: The Grand Tour - Thoughts?

The new track is pretty amateur, surprised they couldn't come up with a better solution.  Even Fifth Gear had a better setup. Nice to have it back, hope this is a success for Amazon.

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#27 2016-11-21 10:17:02

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Re: The Grand Tour - Thoughts?

Yeah, good point.  I would agree, the new track was kinda a let down.


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#28 2016-11-21 10:22:10

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Re: The Grand Tour - Thoughts?

Did not like the first professional racing driver. The writing of his commentary and his delivery were both subpar. The writing for the show overall was meh. I'm sure it'll get better, but that was a pretty lame first episode.

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#29 2016-11-28 15:55:14

ikbrown
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Re: The Grand Tour - Thoughts?

Finally got around to watching the first episode since I was waiting to watch it with my brothers and parents over Thanksgiving. I enjoyed it, but I was honestly a little let down at just how closely they stuck to the Top Gear show template. I was hoping for more creativity, or just for them to remove all the 'back to the tent' bits and replace it with moar car challenges and such with the 3 of them. Didn't expect them to have a track, a 'studio' w/ an audience, a news bit, celebrity bit, allll of it. Come on guys.

Not having watched the second episode yet, my theory with the celebrity portion with them dying off was a funny way of saying 'we're not doing the celebrity appearance' portion of the show. I hope I'm right cuz I don't necessarily care for that portion. Did they do a celebrity segment in the second show?

Also... I edited the title smile


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#30 2016-11-28 15:57:44

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Re: The Grand Tour - Thoughts?

Well second episode was less of a car show and more of a remake of that one Tom Cruise movie, Cocktail I think.

I'm guessing the BBC might have IP for having a celebrity on and having them do a lap around the track?  IDK.

I'm looking forward to them going somewhere on an adventure for an episode, those are generally my favorite episodes by far.


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#31 2016-11-28 16:22:52

MorganH
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Re: The Grand Tour - Thoughts?

Yea, so far my feelings are that it'good, but not great. Still figuring out the formula... not going to stop watching by any means thought...


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