Have we had a Top Gear thread yet?

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  • Have we had a Top Gear thread yet?
  • fooman
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    Front lights are too small on the Aston.

    Anyway I’ve come up with my Top Gear dream presenting team. Bring back Chris Evans, change Paddy McGuinness for Keith Lemon, mmm, who else? James Martin? If that doesn’t kill TG nothing will. Looks like it has outlived TGT too, isn’t this the last series?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Looks like it has outlived TGT too, isn’t this the last series?

    No.

    precutduck
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    while I admire the engineering and build in that Roller, there is no possible way I could be convinced to own one, even given I had the means to afford it without a care.
    I think that Aston would look betterer in a darker colour, that lime green did it no favours at all.
    Like the look of that Fiesta ST, though…😬

    If I had the money to be driven around in it, then I don’t think there would be a nicer car to be in the back of. Probably in one colour though, more understated, slightly…

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    Thought the Ordinary Car Review was excellent.

    Goodbye Matt and Rory. I’m sad to see the pair of you go.

    CountZero
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    If I had the money to be driven around in it, then I don’t think there would be a nicer car to be in the back of.

    Thing is, if I was spending that sort of money on a car, I’m buggered if a) I’d let someone else drive it, and b) pay them for the privilege of driving my bloody car!
    I actually enjoy driving, I’ll be damned if I pay someone for the pleasure I’d otherwise be missing.

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    New series with the Northerners starts on Sunday.  Who’s already decided they hate it?

    I’m keeping an open mind – it may actually be fun without the horribly stilted fake friendship of the last team.

    Glad they’ve kept Chris Harris.

    Flintoff is shit on that Sky version of A Question of Sport, and Take Me Out isn’t exactly high quality stuff.

    If Peter Kay’s writing the scripts, might be fine though.

    I’ll probably skim the first one. If it’s just Nuts magazine in cars, can’t be bothered though.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Who’s already decided they hate it?

    Me.  I saw the preview and it just looked like a comedy show with cars, rather than the other way around.  I may watch the first one, but suspect I win’t continue.

    …it just looked like a comedy show with cars, rather than the other way around.

    It was that under Clarkson and Co. – if you want in-depth car coverage Top Gear hasn’t been the go-to show since William Woolard days!

    kerley
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    It was that under Clarkson and Co.

    It was yes, but it looks like it may be even more so. Maybe about from any Chris Harris solo pieces.

    cokie
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    Harris has been posting some behind the scenes banter which he didn’t do with the old TG lineup, so I think there’s better cohesion between the three already.
    Love Harris in his ‘Chris Harris on Cars/Drives’ from the early days. I hope they tone his pieces down a bit so he can be himself. We’ll deserved platform for him though.
    I’m looking forward to it.

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    like a comedy show with cars

    Like a comedy show with people who aren’t as funny as they seem to think.

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    I’ve written to the BBC asking for subtitles to be added to the programme..

    That paddy bloke.. I can not understand one single syllable nor word he utters..

    🤷‍♂️

    Premier Icon Drac
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    It has some potential but not with wooden Harris in it.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Looking forward to it. Not looking forward to all the moaners who don’t watch it yet still feel the need for a moan.

    scud
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    Did quite like Freddy Flintoff in that cycling documentary he did with Rob Penn (?) in the Amazon a few years ago, he came across as good bloke, so will give it a go, i don’t hold out a great deal of hope thugh!

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    there was a review in the Grauniad (I think)…seemed to think it was an improvement on the previous version, and they’d finally stopped trying to imitate Clarkson, May and Hammond

    kerley
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    Not looking forward to all the moaners who don’t watch it yet still feel the need for a moan.

    Oh but I watch it and moan about it so that is okay. I actually think it will probably be better as entertainment than the last few series have been. For stuff about cars I go to YouTube where there is a lot of very good quality content that is better that Top Gear has ever been at any point.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Thought that was pretty good! Worth it for the “Old Escorts” gag alone.

    Premier Icon P-Jay
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    T’was okay. It’s a bit of a Paddy / Freddie love-in with Chris Harris as the outsider / straight man.

    I ‘suppose it’ll never live up to expectations, TG was a bit old and stale 2/3 year before the first 3 left, and whilst the faces change it’s fundamentally the same show. It’s not bad, it’s just all be done before.

    Premier Icon andy4d
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    Not too bad and has potential. I was surprised how nervous Freddie appear to be in the studio. Lets see how it settles.

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    I miss Matt Le Blanc. He was genuinely funny and you could tel that he loved what he was doing. The studio bits weren’t great but the set pieces were excellent.

    whitestone
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    Enjoyed it. Yes it’s formulaic but it’s very much a vehicle (pun intended) for the presenters to make jokes. Felt like what some of what would previously have been outtakes were left in.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    I enjoyed it. They seem to enjoy it as well, which helps.

    Premier Icon flange
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    I thought it was ace!

    project
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    As per usual excellent cinematography, and scripts written by schoolkids, a huge improvement on the fun and games of the last few series, some some good funny bits as well.

    Freddie is a real classic, and off the ball comedian, where you never know what hes going to do next.

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    I enjoyed it too, but then I’m northern…

    neilco
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    Really liked it, and I’m southern.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    That wasn’t too bad even with the 2 guys from the midlands.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    I enjoyed it too, but then I’m northern…

    Pardon?

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Didn’t watch it, and I’m southern.

    Was there subtitles ?

    So Harris is the only decent one left then.

    🤷‍♂️

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Is that it?

    Surely you must have got out of your Volvo on your regular trips between the south coast and Harrogate? 🙂

    Or do you only stop for light refreshments in Wilmslow?

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    Got rid of the Volvo 2 years ago.

    Harrogate pretends it’s southern, but at its heart it’s northern.

    Wilmslows in Cheshire isn’t it?

    Yeah, never been there. In fact I’ve never been on the M6 further than the M54 turning. That whole west coast until you hit the lakes is lost on me..

    Liked it, thought they had a good chemistry

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    🙂
    Sorry, missed that. You southerners all sound like Janet Street Porter with a strangulated hernia.

    Harrogate isn’t quite tasteless enough to be southern, but it’s getting there. If Brian Aldridge had ever left Borsetshire (apart from that time he knocked up Siobhan), he’d have found himself right at home.

    Wilmslow is technically in Essex, but aspires to be in Surrey.
    It is entirely populated by footballers, **** and people who appear in soap operas.

    Aren’t stereotypes fun?

    Premier Icon bruk
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    Forgot about it and started 1/2 way through. Sadly didn’t warm to it. Didn’t enjoy the Ethiopia jaunt and thought they were very forced. Might develop but not going to bookmark it.

    Premier Icon tthew
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    Quite enjoyed it. Would actually have liked to see The Stig lap the Ferrari properly without all the stupid drifting.

    Premier Icon twonks
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    Presenting top gear must be one of those jobs that celebs who have an interest in cars (and messing around) get excited about. Then they get on set and realise the show is bigger than they are and are somewhat lost for a while.

    It was all a bit forced and scripted, as is always the case with the show. Found myself turning it off half way through. Will give it another go next week.

    tails
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    The show just needs to be axed for a couple of years, then it’ll be watchable again. Flintoff is a big lad ain’t he.

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