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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I must be watching a different program to most of you, just rubbish and ML is beginning to grate with his yank pronunciation Mazda and Fiat Confused


Agree <~~~~~ Exactly what this man said.

Tuned in for the star in the car and MLB in the Fi-art 124 and tuned back out. The guys just don't gel well and come across as a to try hard, bets part, watching the credits. I won't be tuning in again.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

look forward to seeing what harris thinks of the chiron next week

and the db11 isnt growing on me at all and much prefer the older models
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a car show. A show about cars. Enjoy it whilst we still can. There won't be much to watch in the future when cars are autonomous and there is no choice.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really enjoyed last nights episode.

I think its far better than TGT


Just my '2 worth


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ghost wrote:
Its a car show. A show about cars. Enjoy it whilst we still can. There won't be much to watch in the future when cars are autonomous and there is no choice.


Agree
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to like it more than I actually did. The banter bits are awful: too obviously scripted, strained laughter and just trying too hard. The features are beautifully filmed, though the format is just a bit tired after all these years.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just find it totally boring.

I want to like it and have tried now for a few episodes but it's just not entertaining.

Think it will now be deleted from series link.

Yawn yawn yawn...........
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well: for me it is improving steadily and frankly I preferred last nights to any episode from Clarkson & Co.'s Amazon show. But it isn't there yet. The studio chemistry still has a bit to go but it was better this week.

I wasn't keen on the Nurburgring bit though - giant killing at the 'ring is a function of knowing where you are going for the most part and not the measure of a car (even I once passed a GT2RS, modified Z06 'Vette, F360, F430, E46 M3, E92 M3 and a plethora of other machinery all on the same lap while driving a Suzuki Swift. Does this make the Swift the ultimate 'ring tool? No - I was passed on the following lap by a Skoda Yeti that I subsequently discovered was driven by Dickie Meaden).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disco wrote:
Well: for me it is improving steadily and frankly I preferred last nights to any episode from Clarkson & Co.'s Amazon show. But it isn't there yet. The studio chemistry still has a bit to go but it was better this week.

I wasn't keen on the Nurburgring bit though - giant killing at the 'ring is a function of knowing where you are going for the most part and not the measure of a car (even I once passed a GT2RS, modified Z06 'Vette, F360, F430, E46 M3, E92 M3 and a plethora of other machinery all on the same lap while driving a Suzuki Swift. Does this make the Swift the ultimate 'ring tool? No - I was passed on the following lap by a Skoda Yeti that I subsequently discovered was driven by Dickie Meaden).


Agree completely about the Ring piece. Sabine proved a long time ago she could get a van round there faster than Clarkson in a Jag so it's about the driver at that point. Put a racing driver in each of those cars and the Gold would have been towards the back.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ agree. The only good episode so far - (only had to fast-forward the silly 007 pastiche); the preceding two were mostly drivel.

Sadly the Beeb has restored some balance by making the most tedious episode of Extra Gear yet to go with it. Presented by an unknown 'comedian' with a charisma bypass and an irritating nasal accent.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cinematography is 1st class. Location shoots work well.

Studio work is car crash!

Le Blanc looks blank. He can't do ad lib.

Harris needs to take a chill pill, aggressive little *****!

Rory just looks like he can't believe he got the gig!

Hopefully, they'll find their feet?

New format works, just feels forced.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really enjoyed the last episode, all 3 so far have been good. I'm much happier with their dynamic than the previous series.

Also, I'd love to have a lap around the Ring with the Queen!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harris is great in the car but he still manages to look like a gate-crasher in the studio!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Ford GT looked great

Studio guest piece is just TOO long - even if Chris Hoy did set a great time

Rory is treated like an outsider and given all the crap jobs to do - Matt and Chris do Dubai/Oman - everyone (apart from Rory) does the USA... it is getting embarrassing the way he is left on the sidelines...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it'd be far better if they dumped Matt he is more wooden than a tree!! frustrated
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed last night's TBH with the exception of EJ who I'd just rather not see on my screen ever.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was really looking forward to the Ford GT piece but it didn't really live up to expectation. Saw the car at Geneva and it is absolutely stunning, not as brash and look at me as a Ferrari and not as boring as a Veyron/Chiron!
They just seem to have lost the edge that old Top Gear had when they did hypercar pieces.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arry wrote:
I enjoyed last night's TBH with the exception of EJ who I'd just rather not see on my screen ever.


Yep!

It's really good
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeluke wrote:
New Ford GT looked great

Studio guest piece is just TOO long - even if Chris Hoy did set a great time

Rory is treated like an outsider and given all the crap jobs to do - Matt and Chris do Dubai/Oman - everyone (apart from Rory) does the USA... it is getting embarrassing the way he is left on the sidelines...


Agreed

I think Rory has been put in as the "normal guy" who reviews cars that us mortals are likely to fancy buying. It's a shame though, as I actually think he comes across as the most enthusiastic of the bunch and I'd love to see how much he'd enjoy a real super car.


I like the studio guest pieces when the Guests have an interest in the cars, I thought last weeks guest was really good at keeping the conversation fluid but still relating to driving... Previous guests who clearly have no passion for cars make me frustrated..
 
  
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