The Grand Tour

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Hyperion » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:02 am

Preezy wrote:Is it basically Top Gear? What's the same/different about it?

Yes it's basically top gear. There was less reviewing of individual cars, old segments like news and celebrities were used for gags. Particularly unfunny engagement with the fans (Americans this week)

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Peter Crisp » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:19 am

This was ok but the segment with the celebs was terrible for reasons that will become evident when you watch it.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Lagamorph » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:04 pm

Is the celebrity segment basically more unwatchable padding shite like star in a reasonably priced car was?

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by KK » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:11 pm

It's basically Top Gear on the road and with almost half the entire budget of BBC2.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Peter Crisp » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:33 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Is the celebrity segment basically more unwatchable padding shite like star in a reasonably priced car was?


It somehow managed to be even worse.

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 Hyperion » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:58 pm

The first bit made me chuckle but then they started flogging it

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by BOR » Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:26 pm

8-)

I thought it was great and I enjoyed it.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Moggy » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:13 pm

A good first episode, very entertaining and some excellent car porn.

It is basically Top Gear with a huge budget though. And that's not a bad thing.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Lagamorph » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:27 pm

The intro section went on far longer than it should have, but fortunately that should be a one off.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Johnny Ryall » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:19 pm

It passed an hour I guess

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Hime » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:34 pm

Hyperion wrote:Well the first episode was alright. Enjoyed the bit with the celebrities. Will look forward to them getting out and about and not just on a race track.

Them getting "out and about" is the reason I stopped watching Top Gear, over scripted nonsense.

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by 1cmanny1 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:38 pm

Moggy wrote:A good first episode, very entertaining and some excellent car porn.

It is basically Top Gear with a huge budget though. And that's not a bad thing.


Exactly right. Some cringe moments, but Top Gear always had those.

Why on earth would you watch Top Gear over this?
GT is the same thing, with a new lick of paint and a huge budget. Plus better presenters.

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Hyperion wrote:Well the first episode was alright. Enjoyed the bit with the celebrities. Will look forward to them getting out and about and not just on a race track.

Them getting "out and about" is the reason I stopped watching Top Gear, over scripted nonsense.


This show, or Top Gear, isn't really for you then. It's a comedy show, using cars as the narrative.
And most good comedy shows, are scripted.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by HSH28 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:32 am

1cmanny1 wrote:And most good comedy shows, are scripted.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Ad7 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:38 am

Enjoyed that. The studio bits were dreadful though.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Drumstick » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:01 am

I'll give this a watch but I've kind of lost my enthusiasm for this lot since the debacle with the BBC.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Errkal » Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:17 pm

I'm watching this now, so far is really good. Making me smile like a proper top gear episode did.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by satriales » Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:35 pm

It was alright, but I got a bit bored. There wasn't much other than the Hypercar showdown, but I'd already seen that done before and so it lost my interest.

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by darksideby182 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:35 pm

Hypercar part was ok but the rest was piss poor not really that surprised though.

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Rubix » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:52 am

Tempted to get prime just for this. Was it good? Reviews seen good

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PostRe: The Grand Tour
by Ad7 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:57 am

Rubix wrote:Tempted to get prime just for this. Was it good? Reviews seen good


It was alright. In no way is it worth a prime membership on its own though.


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