The Grand Tour

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by KingK » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:28 pm

Shite, drivel, abysmal, dire. All perfectly sum up that dross of a 2nd episode.

Shan't watch any more as my Prime trial expires soon. Don't think I'll be missing much

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by BOR » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:55 pm

Just seen Episode Three and I thought it was a lot better than the last week's episode. :D

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Ironhide » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:40 pm

Episode 2 was strawberry floating awful.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Moggy » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:48 pm

Episode 3 was decent, although the Hammond gag got old quick.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by KingK » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:57 am

Ep3 was much much better. Wish the celebrity bit would die off though

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by That's not a growth » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:44 am

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:Episode 3 was decent, although the Hammond gag got old quick.


I agree. Much better than last week, just a shame they didn't go more into road testing the cars during it all, which they would have done a few years ago.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Errkal » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:46 pm

Best episode so far really enjoyed it.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by TigaSefi » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:24 pm

One thing I do miss is old bangers stuff. Like three gooseberry fool cars and travel in a place with no road infrastructure

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Peter Crisp » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:29 pm

I hope they have some actual car reviews next week.

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 That's not a growth » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:20 pm

TigaSefi wrote:One thing I do miss is old bangers stuff. Like three gooseberry fool cars and travel in a place with no road infrastructure


I was hoping this would happen more since they're based in a different country each episode, could have done done a weekly segment. Week one, here's £5k each, you have to each buy a vehicle and take a part of the tent to the set up point, it's 2000 miles away. Week 2, you have to sell your vehicle, the money you make has to be used on your next one, which has to be made in that country, and take the tent again. Next week same thing, but it can't be a 4x4. Week after it can only have a 1.4 l engine. Sure, they'd have to use planes a bit, but maybe incorporate that into their budgets. They want a professional plane? That's a fair amount, but getting a lift off a courier plane would be uncomfortable but frugal.

I've thought about this too much.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Peter Crisp » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:22 am

It could be that they aren't allowed to as it would be too similar to top gear and they have lawyers telling them they can't infringe on top gears IP.

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 Pancake » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:23 pm

Enjoyed the third episode (skipped the second, saw bits of it and it looked dreadful), although the gag about Hammond being an annoying little berk did get old quite quickly. He was too annoying!

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Poser » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:56 pm

KingK wrote:Wish the celebrity bit would die off though


I think that's the joke.





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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by KingK » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:13 pm

It's just not funny though

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by floydfreak » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:43 pm

Pancake wrote:Enjoyed the third episode (skipped the second, saw bits of it and it looked dreadful), although the gag about Hammond being an annoying little berk did get old quite quickly. He was too annoying!


He has always been an annoying little berk.

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BobbyDigital wrote:I wanna move out of the UK (to L.A. or somewhere similar in the USA) but don't know how to really.


A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.
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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by KK » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:18 pm

I genuinely can't believe how bad episode 2 was. It felt like 3 old geezers fancied having a jolly up after watching a Hollywood action movie or playing COD. You couldn't even suspend disbelief because it all felt 100% staged and the jokes mostly fell flat.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Poser » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:38 am

+1 for Ep.2 being terrible.

It's like they've seen those Family Guy episodes where they extend the joke just a bit too far (Peter vs Chicken) and thought they'd replicate it.... except the Family Guy jokes still only go on for a few minutes. Not the majority of an hour-long episode.

Very, very poor.

That will NOT be selling any Prime subscriptions.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Peter Crisp » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:57 am

Yep, this is completely rubbish and I'm at a stage after just 4 episodes where I'm only watching it because I have Prime and I'm somehow morbidly curious as to how they spent so much money.

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 BOR » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:04 pm

I enjoy the fourth episode and I thought the environmental race was rather funny. :shifty:

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by KK » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:35 pm

Episode 3 was an improvement, mainly because of the scenery & just the sheer simplistic joy of seeing an Aston Martin and a Rolls driving around Italy. The visual of watching Clarkson's house explode in 4K HDR was also beyond spectacular.

Hammond playing the 'loud uncouth stupid American in a stupid American car' routine felt very forced though.

3 episodes in it's impossible not to get the feeling that they really are just blowing money for the hell of it, and because there needs to be these Hollywood set-pieces, it's more scripted than ever before.

Some of the jokes are really bad as well. Clarkson getting stuck in a window and presumably getting something stuck up his arse by the enemy; the Romanian voice controlled car...

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