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    [02x04] December 29, 2017

    I've got to go along with the "stupid and worthless" thoughts on this one. What a waste of an episode. I don't particularly agree with the one sentiment about James May essentially "phoning it in" -- though I think he has been slighted a bit with on-screen time or "something worthwhile to do"...
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    [24x03] March 19th, 2017 - DB11 vs. S63 / GTI Clubsport

    7/10, same as I have judged every episode so far. Perfectly enjoyable stuff, for the most part. Didn't like the star segment, as usual, and yes, what on Earth are they doing with agricultural and industrial equipment bits in the middle of the show? Golf segment was another Sabine miss for me...
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    [24x01] March 5th, 2017 - the old track is back!

    7/10 for me. Agreed 100% with "even though the dialogue is a bit wooden." I'd call it a bit more than "a bit" wooden. Very obviously scripted attempts to create "chemistry." I truly doubt that these three guys will ever have the kind of chemistry that CHM have had, but that remains to be...
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    When does the new season start in your country?

    Folks, Well, from what I can tell, Top Gear starts this Sunday (March 5) in the UK, but here in the US, it won't start until the following Sunday (March 12) on BBC America. So much for "airing on the same day worldwide."
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    [01x12] January 27, 2017

    As good as anything so far -- 9/10 from me. I couldn't call anything perfect so far, but the same pretty much goes for most of the Top Gear years. I don't have much of any problems with the tent -- so long as they don't over-do things, that'll work just fine. Either shut The American up or...
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    [01x10] January 13, 2016

    The Barbados film was indeed a bit of a disappointment. When they don't actually drive around in vehicles of some sort, I do indeed get a strong sense of "What's the point?" While I had a bit of that sense with the Jordan training base film (Episode 2), at least in that one I really enjoyed...
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    [01x10] January 13, 2016

    You're probably just growing old. The same kind of thing has been happening to me. ;-)
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    Analysis on the rise and fall of CHM

    Actually, if you can get your hands on the old videos, you can spend many enjoyable hours looking back on the old TG episodes, old F1 races, and so on. I have no idea if EVERY F1 race from the past couple of decades or more can be found on YouTube, but an ENORMOUS number of them are. I have...
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    Analysis on the rise and fall of CHM

    Oh, my impression is that TGT is doing exactly what Amazon wanted -- getting a whopping amount of attention for Amazon Prime/Video. It sure got me to pony up the dough to join for the first time, and I'll bet there are millions just like me. One million new members times $100 per year is $100...
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    So, when does Season 2 start?

    Any news, thoughts, or predictions?
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    Random Thoughts CHM edition

    I'm entirely OK without it. EvansGear MURDERED the concept -- I always had to turn the volume off and go do chores or something during the third of the show they wasted on it. Though, I do miss Clarkson chatting with the F1 drivers and the "celebrities," which to this guy from the US, most of...
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    TGT is a fail and here's why

    Not a fail by any means in my book. In the end, we all like different things, and you certainly can't satisfy everyone all the time. There have been better and worse segments, but there always have been such. I'll be glad to watch just about anything the three guys -- together or individually...
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    [01x08] December 31st, 2016 [Namibia Special, Part 2]

    While I generally liked the two episodes, I'm in agreement with everyone who thought that there just wasn't "a point" to the whole thing. And very little sense that they had actually traveled as far as they did. Kind of like biting into some snack you really like, only to find that it's got a...
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    The "Who have CHM Offended This Week" Thread

    I like ice cream.
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    Possible controversial opinion - I liked SIARPC

    Oh, I actually liked SIARPC quite a lot. Not so much the "driving," but rather, the "Jeremy Clarkson takes on all comers," matching wits and having fun with anyone and everyone who popped over for the bit. And I would also include the bits with the F1 drivers -- I felt that Jeremy was "almost...
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