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Old 11-25-2016, 07:06 PM
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Watching the first one right now finally. It's so good. I need to stop working too much, I'm looking at the interior too much
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Old 11-25-2016, 09:28 PM
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I did not like episode 2. Hope they don't go further down that road.
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Old 11-26-2016, 01:48 PM
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i think episode 2 wasn't as great as the opener but you can't have them all as gangbusters... the military course dragged on a bit too long... but that Aston.
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:32 PM
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Finally watched the first episode. AWESOME. I missed it. Loved the cars this episode. I would love to see if they really tear down his house

The only thing that was lame was Mike Skinner... trying to make those jokes while driving the car... **crickets**
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Old 11-27-2016, 03:49 PM
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^ I figured it had something to do with the BBC.

If you think about it, quite a few things on The Grand Tour are sort of the opposite of what they do/did on Top Gear.

- celebrity guests get killed off vs being on show
- The Grand Tour racing driver's identity is known, he talks, and he isn't "tame" vs The Stig whose identity is unknown, he doesn't talk, and he is "tame"
- ending show with "And on that terrible disappointment...." vs "And on that bombshell...."
- GT (Grand Tour) is reverse of TG (Top Gear)
- no cute/sexy/hot women in front of audience on Grand Tour vs cute/sexy/hot women in front of audience on Top Gear
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:03 AM
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I actually love the trash talking....

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Old 11-28-2016, 11:45 AM
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2nd ep sucked, got to the military part and then turned it off
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:40 PM
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The military part was funny but could half been half the length.
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Not bad for ep2. Tough act to follow with the premiere. Hoping it improves as things go along.
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Old 11-28-2016, 02:38 PM
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2nd ep sucked, got to the military part and then turned it off
It was no worse than a couple of the duds they did on Top Gear.
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Old 11-28-2016, 03:19 PM
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Bar is definitely set very high. I'll try to watch episode 2 tonight and see what I think...
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by justnspace View Post
2nd ep sucked, got to the military part and then turned it off
lol the military part was the best part!
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:18 PM
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i lost it when he got stuck in the window... kill me...
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:23 PM
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It was no worse than a couple of the duds they did on Top Gear.


And still better than any of the Top Gear episodes with the new hosts.
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:05 AM
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lol the military part was the best part!
I have strict asian family over who dont believe in TV
I'll resume the half next week, i guess
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Old 11-29-2016, 09:51 AM
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Thanks for the reminder, i have added the season to my watchlist.
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Old 11-29-2016, 03:58 PM
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If I had to hear "Go and steal that Renault over there" one more time I'm pretty sure I would have thrown my phone through my TV.
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^^^military thing was lame. Car review was great though
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Originally Posted by justnspace View Post
I have strict asian family over who dont believe in TV
I'll resume the half next week, i guess
Dont believe in TV? what does that mean?

Stream the Voice, China and they will be glued to the TV.
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Old 11-29-2016, 07:53 PM
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I didn't mind the military training exercise

A little excessive but not super obtuse.
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Military training looked like a spoof of Edge of Tomorrow. I felt like they could have cut that segment 5-10 minutes shorter and it would have been perfect. I still enjoyed it.

I miss the stig, and I also miss the old track. The new track is ok but it is very tight and technical with no place for a supercar to stretch its legs. I was driving the LaFerrari on it (Assetto Corsa/Sim racing rig/HTC Vive) and the max I was hitting was 130~mph on the second part of the isn't straight. I managed to turn a 1:14.7 after about 5 laps. I don't have the Vulcan to test unfortunately. The chicane at old ladies house is extremely tight, like chicane at the end of Spa circuit.

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Old 11-30-2016, 11:26 AM
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I am ok with the American driver but the track is meh.... it looks watered down and home made
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:18 PM
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Episode 3 is the best yet. I won't give it away, but "Stop it, Hammond!" is the key, and the ending is, um, explosive.
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Old 12-02-2016, 06:22 PM
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Was hoping they would put all 3 cars around the track.

Decent episode overall, I guess they are just going to continue killing off celebrities every episode lol
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Old 12-02-2016, 08:27 PM
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Im watching 3 now, and I jizz every time the Hellcat accelerates. Ugggggggh...did it again...
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Agreed this one was WAY better than episode 2. Close to episode 1 but I'd say this was the best of the bunch.
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Episode 3 was great and the closest to the original format
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It was no worse than a couple of the duds they did on Top Gear.
I guess my problem was I had never seen but a few episodes of the Original Top Gear and I never liked that series.
I guess I was expecting less fucking talking and more cars...but I solved that by fast forwarding until there are cars

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Dont believe in TV? what does that mean?

Stream the Voice, China and they will be glued to the TV.
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like no tv, no ipad for the kids.
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Old 12-05-2016, 11:46 AM
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^ ohh they are one of those kind of Asian family... I completely understand
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just watched it last night..... it made me feel warm and fuzzy inside because it reminds me of the good ole Top gear days... Best episode so far!!

for some reason, they have better chemistry when they are at home (Britain)
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Episode 4 was great
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Episode 4 was much better!!

In episode 3,
Im surprised the M4 GTS wasn't much to Jeremy's liking. Maybe he can have an unbiased review of a BMW after all.. That GT3 RS was gorgeous though.... I never ever considered a P-Car but more and more recently started to slowly like them more and more.
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I liked episode 3 more than episode 4-- the "rebodied" Land Rover bit went on a little long for my taste.
The interplay and chemistry between the hosts is great, regardless. And I like Mike Skinner, who has to deal with all those effete, tea-drinking commies.

The original Top Gear episodes are on Amazon Prime now, so I've started watching the episodes with specific cars of interest to me.

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Im surprised the M4 GTS wasn't much to Jeremy's liking. Maybe he can have an unbiased review of a BMW after all.
He's getting older and valuing comfort more; I tend to agree with that viewpoint for road vehicles. You won't find me on the freeway with a stripped car, no radio and loud exhaust.
The M4 GTS is also not fast enough to be a viable track toy in its class.
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I laughed uncontrollably when May tried using the string to put the car back together and it just rolled under the car
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Old 12-11-2016, 09:54 AM
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The boys hadn't outdone themselves since episode 1 IMO. I hope the show gets better. Oddly enough, my wife enjoyed ep4 more than I did.
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I loved ep4. The sustainable car part had me laughing out loud on multiple occasions. Clarkson's laughter is contagious you can tell they were having fun during that segment.
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