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Re: New 'Top Gear'
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2016, 01:45:48 PM »
I'm surprised Evans went so quickly. If he had stuck it out, he might have found his feet and the audience start to warm to him.
I presume there are other background reasons?

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« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2016, 01:49:36 PM »
I'm surprised Evans went so quickly. If he had stuck it out, he might have found his feet and the audience start to warm to him.
I presume there are other background reasons?
He was on the front page of the tabloids yesterday BEFORE he announced he was quitting.

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« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2016, 04:09:05 PM »
Shoved out the door then?

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Re: New 'Top Gear'
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2018, 11:50:22 PM »
Jaysus, this Top Gear is getting worse and worse.

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« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2018, 11:59:59 PM »
It is f**king dire stuff. They can't let it go on for much longer. I'd say the Beeb would love the other 3 back in the morning.

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Re: New 'Top Gear'
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2018, 12:32:39 AM »
Itís essentially the same show. Same cars, same cinematography, same guests, same fun/daft/overblown challenges, same laddish humour.

But it isnít the same.

Turns out that all along, we were all tuning in to watch Clarkson and the other pair being the entertaining creatures they are. I guess we all kind of knew it too.


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« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2018, 12:41:29 AM »
The gas thing is the 3 (Clarkson and the other pair) were/are three of the Biggest snobs you'd ever meet! And part of the charm of this was watching three snobs suffer on their adventures.

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« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2018, 11:16:59 AM »
I like it even if Matt Leblanc is too much to the fore! It's all about the cars for me. Watching a professional driver like Harris sling a Porsche around a track is infinitely more entertaining than Clarkson trying to do the same. Also Amazon aren't making anymore of The Grand Tour.

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« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2018, 01:13:54 PM »
I would prefer it to go back to the really old Top Gear.  With no Fifth Gear we need a programme to look at the cars that the public drive and can afford and provide honest reviews.  No interest in super cars or stupid challenges.

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« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2018, 07:37:31 PM »
I like it even if Matt Leblanc is too much to the fore! It's all about the cars for me. Watching a professional driver like Harris sling a Porsche around a track is infinitely more entertaining than Clarkson trying to do the same. Also Amazon aren't making anymore of The Grand Tour.

I'm not into cars but the other 3 made it enjoyable for non-car fans. The 3 of them taking the piss and doing daft stunts was what was enjoyable. They rubbed off each other well. Joey and the other two dont.

Do you think the beeb will bite the bullet and get clarkson and Co back?

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« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2018, 10:01:35 PM »
I would prefer it to go back to the really old Top Gear.  With no Fifth Gear we need a programme to look at the cars that the public drive and can afford and provide honest reviews.  No interest in super cars or stupid challenges.

There are numerous car review sites out there that look at every car the ordinary person can afford. Carwow for example. Top gear is basically entertainment about cars. I don't want to know about a VW Polo thst does 0-60 in
13 seconds. I want to see a Dodge outgun a Lambo over a quarter mile drag race.

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Re: New 'Top Gear'
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2018, 10:03:45 PM »
I like it even if Matt Leblanc is too much to the fore! It's all about the cars for me. Watching a professional driver like Harris sling a Porsche around a track is infinitely more entertaining than Clarkson trying to do the same. Also Amazon aren't making anymore of The Grand Tour.

I'm not into cars but the other 3 made it enjoyable for non-car fans. The 3 of them taking the piss and doing daft stunts was what was enjoyable. They rubbed off each other well. Joey and the other two dont.

Do you think the beeb will bite the bullet and get clarkson and Co back?

Short answer no. The current format and presenters are doing well. Also, if you arent into cars watch another entertainment show.

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Re: New 'Top Gear'
« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2018, 10:35:21 PM »
I like it even if Matt Leblanc is too much to the fore! It's all about the cars for me. Watching a professional driver like Harris sling a Porsche around a track is infinitely more entertaining than Clarkson trying to do the same. Also Amazon aren't making anymore of The Grand Tour.

I'm not into cars but the other 3 made it enjoyable for non-car fans. The 3 of them taking the piss and doing daft stunts was what was enjoyable. They rubbed off each other well. Joey and the other two dont.

Do you think the beeb will bite the bullet and get clarkson and Co back?

Short answer no. The current format and presenters are doing well. Also, if you arent into cars watch another entertainment show.

I might do. But the point was, Clarkson and co made it enjoyable for non car fans too. Yes the show was about cars, but they still made it enjoyable even if you knew feck all about them.

I don't know how you can say the current format is doing well. It's like watching cricket while on diazepam.

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Re: New 'Top Gear'
« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2018, 10:44:22 PM »
Watched top gear this evening for first time in a few years! Though it was fine; bit of change not a bad thing! Ps Clarkson was always a hateful p***k!!

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Re: New 'Top Gear'
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2018, 11:41:16 PM »
Rory Reid is a really weak link in the show and they haven't done much to disguise it.