The Grand Tour

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:39 pm

Double Decker :dread:

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by chalkitdown » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:48 pm

Hammond is such a strawberry floating tosser. :fp: I'd post the Stewart Lee clip, but I see it's already been done. :lol: I presume that was scripted, along with everything else on this show, so they had to have had a good think about that and decide it's be a good "joke" to include. It's just bizarre.

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by Errkal » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:56 pm

It was scripted not because they are funny or stupid but because that's how shows work, it was left in because it would cause days of controversy on social media getting them more viewers, it's their usual tactics of be outlandish and idiotic in their comments to get people talking about it.

They are doing the "drunk lad in the pub" hung because it is easy to laugh at and you know it is'nt really meant in a literal way so the masses see it as Bantz.

It is them bringing back slowly all the bits of he top gear setup like the return of "how hard can it be" the iluding to "ambitious but rubbish" in a previous show, it is testing when they can and can't get away with.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by KK » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:01 pm

I haven't seen it but it just sounds like another forced joke in this series that's fallen flat, albeit not with the studio audience.

Doesn't surprise me that Twitter, Guardian and the perpetually offended are upset about it though. Gay jokes, ginger jokes, poop jokes...it's just easy humour if you're creatively devoid of ideas.

To say I was excited following the brilliant opening 3 minutes would be an understatement. This has been a disappointment without doubt. A cynic could say the viewing figures have been disappointing so they needed a bit of controversy, but they claim Amazon don't tell them what the viewing figures are.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Errkal » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:06 pm

I wouldn't say it has fallen flat at all. It was a slow start as they found their feet but the last 2 and a bit episodes have a much better rhythm.

It was always going to be different and a bit difficult as they worked out what they could and couldn't do without hitting copyright rules etc. Also the audience is massively different they are playing to the world now not just the uk so they need stuff for all not just the uk audience so there will be bit we don't get, enjoy etc. But others will.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Peter Crisp » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:52 pm

All this show does is make me look forward to BBC Top Gear and see how they do with Matt LeBlanc at the helm.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Ad7 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:27 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:All this show does is make me look forward to BBC Top Gear and see how they do with Matt LeBlanc at the helm.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by satriales » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:25 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:All this show does is make me look forward to BBC Top Gear and see how they do with Chris Harris as a regular.

Fixed.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Peter Crisp » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:03 am

satriales wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:All this show does is make me look forward to BBC Top Gear and see how they do with Chris Harris as a regular.

Fixed.


He's good as well I hope he does a fair few features about actual cars as he does interesting reviews.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by CuriousOyster » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:01 am

Peter Crisp wrote:
satriales wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:All this show does is make me look forward to BBC Top Gear and see how they do with Chris Harris as a regular.

Fixed.


He's good as well I hope he does a fair few features about actual cars as he does interesting reviews.


But youre in the Grand Tour thread. +1.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Errkal » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:29 pm

Watched the Namibia special it was pretty good. Love the cable car.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by BOR » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:52 pm

Christmas Crackerrkal wrote:Watched the Namibia special it was pretty good. Love the cable car.

Yeah it was pretty good. :D

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by satriales » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:20 pm

The Namibia special was brilliant!
When it's just them three driving around for 2hrs it's a much better programme.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by BOR » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:17 pm

satriales wrote:The Namibia special was brilliant!
When it's just them three driving around for 2hrs it's a much better programme.

Indeed.

I believe we have got four more episodes left now. :(

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by floydfreak » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:33 pm

satriales wrote:Latest episode was really good. Loved the Le Mans film, that's the sort of thing this series has been missing so far.


yeah that was a great film they need to do more films like that

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by CuriousOyster » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:57 pm

Was in Namibia in October, the Grand Tour guys had been at Erindi reserve (think it was the saving Rhino sketch) I stayed at couple weeks before. The game driver showed us pics, funnily enough said Hammond and May were cool but Clarksons a diva :slol: Was driving around protecting them with a gun since going through the bush.

Enjoyed the 2nd part a lot more, awesome overall so far. The roads over there are generally even much better than over here, looks like they werr going a lot of B roads to make better tv!

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by BOR » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:58 pm

The latest episode was pretty good and that missile from the ship was... :o

Honda NSX looks pretty nice.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Ironhide » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:20 pm

The Namibia special was brilliant, really showed how rubbish and unnecessary the studio/tent bits are.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Errkal » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:59 am

The max is good, really segment too.

I think they have found their feet more now. It took a few episodes but I definetly think it has improved as it has gone on, they seemed to be trying to aim for the country they were in to start and now are doing it all the same which is good as it needs to be like that.

They do need to bin the American though.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:24 pm

This weeks episode is back to being terrible.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.

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