[25x01] February 25th, 2018

[25x01] February 25th, 2018

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PaddyFancy

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First in the series with Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid, featuing Sabine Schmitz, (Officer) Ken Block and The Stig, and guest Rob Brydon as the Star in a Reasonably Fast Car.
 

PaddyFancy

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Honestly its still hard to get used to watching something Top Gear without the old trio but the old trio seem to be faultering and I don't believe that on screen the chemistry is as good as it used to be. Least Matt, Rory and Chris aren't acting like total dicks to each other half-assing their idea of entertaining the audience. It was a decent start and some entertainment was had, but nothing in this episode at least that made me cringe. Shame about Bonneville being flooded out. Can't prepare for weather in that case.

I'd give it a respectable 8.
 

Sony

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This was awful. And I really dont see any faultering chemistry with GT. Its the same or better even. The material perhaps sometimes recycled but Grand tour episodes keep me smiling the entire duration. Top Gear not even close, f*ck thats lame keeps popping up. Le Blanc is fine but Chris is a lone wolf, he doesnt do group reviews well, the other guy is fine but all in all its just ...barely average.
 

AlexF1

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I thought it was perfectly reasonable viewing. The chain car racing was pretty funny too. Still not convinced on Rory but it was a solid start. 7
 

Mulb

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Joey is still hosting British TG ... lol. The car compilation was crap. Mustang ... yawn, F-Type (2013) ... what about a AMG GT R?
 

jack_christie

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Reasonable, but not much magic. Rob Brydon was probably the highlight.

On this showing TGF is still #1 TG
 

pete8475

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Joey Gear is off to a decent start this year, I give it a 7.
 

Four Five Eight

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I liked it quite a lot but I think they're still not quite nailing the tone and missing a lot of opportunities to build tension rather than just having a bunch of flashy quick cuts and then the laps are over and what are their times guys! Matt I think still has potential but his reviews are a little generic sometimes.
 

Polish

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I enjoyed it, I think there is some good writing talent at Top Gear that is sorely missing from Grand Tour.
 

hal9000

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Not great but not terrible either, mainly because MLB made me chuckle a couple of times. The overall atmosphere (especially in the studio) still seems very flat and it all comes across as the three of them sticking closely to a script at all times.
 

MossMan

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As I posted in the other non-episode thread, V8s meh, Ken Block meh, chain-car interesting. Not a great start, I thought - back to all the old (boring) tropes.

GT40 and Hennessey made Extra Gear more interesting for me.
 
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jediwebdude

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Enjoyed it. Would enjoy it more if I could get it in the U.S. without having to hop through proxy/VPN hurdles.
 

DanRoM

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Decent, but somehow boring. I'll blame the fact that I don't really like any of the three cars they chose.
 

justinb

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A very enjoyable episode and better than The Grand Tour by a country mile, sadly.

I was a bit surprised by their car choices in the beginning, but it was a good mix I think. Nice to see the 570GT getting some air time too.

9/10 for me.
 

MacGuffin

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Even though I liked the cars they've chosen, it still is too much trying to copy the style of Clarkson, Hammond and May. They lack ideas of their own. And in contrast to CHM, their chemistry isn't natural, it feels artificial, scripted even. Scripted chemistry never works.

This new Top Gear feels like watching "The Pink Panther" - but with Steve Martin instead of Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau: It just doesn't work.

6/10 for the effort and the nice cars.
 
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