Full line-up announced for Top Gear

Blayde

Forum Addict
Joined
Dec 20, 2004
Messages
8,365
Location
Bahrain
Car(s)
'06 Honda Civic EXi, '11 Kia Sportage EX
Token minority inclusion? BBC at its finest
 

daverobinson

Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2015
Messages
45
In all honesty if Top Gear makes Challenges, Star in a reasonably car etc. then it will be doomed to failure from the start, the only way that Top Gear can go forward is to totally reinvent itself from the ground up.
 

jackbauer24

Active Member
Joined
May 1, 2014
Messages
267
Location
USA
I get the impression that it won't be all 6 presenters all the time. I think it'll be a rotating thing, maybe 2 or 3 at a time. With Evans everywhere, of course.
 

DuckAvenger

Active Member
Joined
May 27, 2009
Messages
205
Location
Finland
Car(s)
American Bantam
In all honesty if Top Gear makes Challenges, Star in a reasonably car etc. then it will be doomed to failure from the start, the only way that Top Gear can go forward is to totally reinvent itself from the ground up.
Errr. Why it would be failure? Those bits are quite entertaining. And part of Top Gear. Right?
 
Joined
Feb 12, 2016
Messages
31
New TG will take some getting used to , it could either be the worst thing ever to grace british television or it'll end up being quite good. But we don't know yet because we haven't seen it . the only way to judge it properly is to keep an open mind and give the new boys (and girl) a chance . That's what i'll be doing any way. Besides if it goes tits up we can just pretend it never happened.
 

upyourego

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2006
Messages
1,323
Location
Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
Car(s)
Learning to drive
Errr. Why it would be failure? Those bits are quite entertaining. And part of Top Gear. Right?
They were part of the Clarkson era of Top Gear but they haven't always been part of Top Gear. I expect this will be a complete reinvention of the format, as Clarkson and Wilman did when they took over.
 

mpicco

Forum Addict
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
5,377
Location
Portugal
Car(s)
R19
Feels like too many presenters for them to be around with enough air time for the viewers to really get their characters and get attached to...
Of course the opposite happened with the other 3 who ended up at a point playing some caricature of themselves.

I can't say I like it. Harris is cool, he does nice car reviews in his own style. Sabine is a better driver than any of them probably, the question is if she has the charisma to be that interesting on screen. The rest, I don't care for. Evans looks like a doofus, and acts like one, I never watched Friends so I'm not nostalgic about LeBlanc but I also question why is he in a motoring show in the UK when he could be acting in the US, the token black guy I have no idea who he is, and Eddie Jordan can be entertaining because flamboyance and I would love to hear all his experience in F1 but I doubt it'll ever come up.

As most people I will give it a chance and then decide. But I think also as most people here, I'm looking forward to the trio's new Amazon show more than this.
 

93Flareside

Döner Kebab enthusiast
DONOR
Joined
Jul 20, 2009
Messages
16,606
Location
42 miles outside of Chicago
Car(s)
‘18 VW Golf GTI, '87 Mercury Colony Park
Not interested at all.
I'm sort of with you. I still want to give it a try. Though, the CHM show will hopefully be largely unchanged and I'm more excited for that since I know what I'm expecting. Three old men with a great sense of humor and can rip on each other without it feeling written or acted.
 

MWF

Now needs wood
Joined
May 29, 2008
Messages
27,677
Location
MWF HQ, Ukadia
Car(s)
MX-5 1.8i Indiana SE, update pending
As long as they don't script the hell out of it and make it feel fake like they did so many times. They have the chemistry and should just let that happen naturally.
 

Spectre

The Deported
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
36,719
Location
Dallas, Texas
Car(s)
00 4Runner | 02 919 | 87 XJ6 | 86 CB700SC
Well, Richard "SCRIPTS! SCRIPTS! SCRIPTS!" Porter isn't coming along for the Amazon ride so chances of that should hopefully be reduced.
 

jasonof2000

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 6, 2008
Messages
1,938
Location
Delmarva Peninsula
Car(s)
2013 Lincoln MKT, 2002 Miata SE, 2012 Honda NC700
I think I am the only one but I really don't like Harris, every time I watch one of his youtube videos he just comes off as an elitist dick.
I don't think I'll be watching this.
 

polonyk

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2011
Messages
558
Location
373
Car(s)
T5 (the wrong one)
I like how only Matt and Sabine remembered about the Stig.
And I like Chris' dig at Chris.
And if I read correctly between the lines, Evans is a prick.
 
Top