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    [17x07] December 28th, 2011 [India Special]

    http://www.finalgear.com/shows/topgear/17/7/
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    Last edited by Viper007Bond; December 29th, 2011, 10:26 PM.
    My Cars: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 convertible (summer weekend car), 2001 Ford Mustang GT coupe (winter car & grocery getter)
    There is no replacement for displacement.
    - Wolfgang Bernhard, then Chief Operating Officer, Chrysler Group talking about the Dodge Viper SRT-10
    ... I ask Herb Helbig, vehicle synthesis manager for SRT and a member of the original Team Viper development group since day one, if they'd ever thought of adding traction control. "It comes with two," he says, pointing at my feet. "Learn to use them." Got it.
    - Motor Trend on the 2006 Dodge Viper Coupe, November 2005

    #2
    I hate spoilers more than I hate spoilers on anything with less than 600bhp.

    Last years Christmas special had about 45 minutes of waste.
    Bets on James crashing?
    Not a V12 XJS?
    3 great cars... Dicky wins.
    Not bangers for once, should be interesting.
    Please no TG comedy.
    Ugh.
    Mini roofs fucked.
    25 minutes of waste already.
    Didn't see that happening In the queue...
    35 minutes of waste.
    Fucking hell Jimmy nearly died.
    I swear I saw the muff coming.
    Its illegal to disperse aircon gas... I think
    Hmmm not that great so far.
    FFS Mexico isn't funny anymore, mainly because you pussied it at the time you short arse.
    Who wrote the script, the Chuckle Brothers?
    Its a bad version of Top Gear Ground Force, yeah I didn't think it was possible either.
    Oh fuck you its not funny.


    The worst thing I've ever seen, and I've seen Transformers 3.
    Waste of 90 minutes.

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      #3
      RIP Top Gear

      2002-2012

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        #4
        Going with 17x07 instead of 18x00.
        My Cars: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 convertible (summer weekend car), 2001 Ford Mustang GT coupe (winter car & grocery getter)
        There is no replacement for displacement.
        - Wolfgang Bernhard, then Chief Operating Officer, Chrysler Group talking about the Dodge Viper SRT-10
        ... I ask Herb Helbig, vehicle synthesis manager for SRT and a member of the original Team Viper development group since day one, if they'd ever thought of adding traction control. "It comes with two," he says, pointing at my feet. "Learn to use them." Got it.
        - Motor Trend on the 2006 Dodge Viper Coupe, November 2005

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          #5
          Each to their own. I thought it was 90 minutes of LOL. 9/10 but I'll give it 10 owing to my top gear withdrawal symptoms having been overcome.

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            #6
            I have not finished watching it yet, but I'm board.

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              #7
              Got off to a slow start but gained momentum as it went along. Anyone who dislikes scripted gags could absolutely HATE this one so be warned, but I enjoyed it generally and there were some real laugh out loud moments as well (for one thing the runaway lawnmower was of course a complete setup but still great fun to watch).

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                #8
                Enjoyed it immensely, but honestly... too much of that felt painfully calculated and scripted. I don't hate scripted gags, but a special needs sincerity. The whole thing lacked it, and that prevented it from having the gravitas that made the other specials so brilliant. Thus; not as good as the other ones, and certainly not as good as last year.

                It was frustrating to watch. You had these brief glimpses of genuine, heartfelt sincerity for about 5 seconds (straight six cricket comes into mind), and then it just reverted back to a status quo of setups and personas.
                Last edited by PaperBiro; December 28th, 2011, 10:19 PM.

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                  #9
                  Complete and utter waste of time.

                  This ranks somewhere along with season 14 and Ground Force in quality. Frankly at some points I was embarrassed both for them and by them. Such a disappointment on the back of season 17 which demonstrated a real return to form.

                  This was filmed in the most populous and vibrant country it is possible in which to film currently and instead of embracing that and perhaps doing a full road trip from the southerly most point of India to the Himalayas, celebrating the culture, work-ethic, warmth and hospitality of a country that has many reasons to despise the British they chose some trite and pointless statement by one of Jeremy's fuckbuddies as the premise for the most lame and ill-conceived piece they have ever contrived to produce.

                  One of the FG regulars for whom I have the utmost respect commented on Facebook that TG is still better than 99% of what is available on TV and he is right.

                  Unfortunately in the TG canon, this was most definitely the 1%.

                  Worst. Special. Evar.

                  Mr Wilman, if you are reading this, please register here so that I can give you a much deserved neg rep for such a catastrophic failure.

                  OK, so I am joking about the neg rep, but seriously you guys are so much better than this. You just proved it in the last series but tonight? One small parallel park for you, one giant smoking J-turn for Top Gear.
                  WillDAQ: To use the technical terms: "the Mustang is to aerodynamics what horse shit is to fine dining"

                  Dr Grip: Brilliant!

                  EyeMWing Because what fun is a silicone dick if you don't try putting it in somebody's backside at least once.

                  Jay IKEA now ranks up in my awesome list, quite near bacon and blowjobs.

                  Cowboy I've never gotten so drunk I wanted to rub one out while shoving a fire extinguisher up my ass.



                  Remind me never to have him round to dinner!

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                    #10
                    Totally agree with Aston's thoughts. Only thing i liked was the feeling of the country. Rest was crap. Episode in general was so pointless, the idea of promoting GB in India sucked... For me 3/10 equals not good.

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                      #11
                      Not gonna comment on the episode yet, but anyone else catch this gem around the 10:05 mark?


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                        #12
                        As has become the norm with TG of late, the only funny bits were the genuine and unscripted bits. Too many predictable bits; Jeremy did it too fast, James did it too slow and Richard did it too shit/Jeremy gets his hands on some explosives/they sabbottage James' car. This show had real potential, shame it wasn't utilised.

                        Also, why do you always have to ruin the cars? They were nice!

                        Originally posted by CrazyRussian540 View Post
                        Not gonna comment on the episode yet, but anyone else catch this gem around the 10:05 mark?

                        Yes I did actually, but I was more interested in this little gem:


                        I certainly wasn't expecting to see my car over there!
                        Last edited by Gingertom; December 28th, 2011, 10:55 PM.


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                          #13
                          It was bloody dreadful.

                          The scripted bits were cringe-worthy, vast amounts of the how were just plain boring, or so silly they over-shot being funny and were just sad.

                          The cars weren't even interesting, it wasn't like the Botswana or Vietnam specials where you were willing them on, they were just 3 normal cars, bought for a decent sum of money. 7k would get you a MINT Mini and XJS, and a tidy Roller in a undesirable colour, not exactly surprising they didn't break down when you bought such nice condition examples...

                          Easily the worst special they've done, I'm going to re-watch some of the old ones to make me feel better.

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                            #14
                            Should've been 60 minutes long.

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                              #15
                              Very disappointing. I fail to see how the quality can vary this much, was Bolivia really two years ago now?

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by captain_70s View Post
                                It was bloody dreadful.
                                Easily the worst special they've done, I'm going to re-watch some of the old ones to make me feel better.
                                While the show ended I had the same idea and I'm realizing that tommorow. I think, South America special is best way to feel better.

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                                  #17
                                  The funniest part was actually the credits. I laughed so hard.

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                                  Last edited by ahpadt; December 28th, 2011, 11:19 PM.

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                                    #18
                                    It pains me to say this - but pretty disappointing.

                                    After all the hype it was quite the let down. Staged comedy, the odd laugh, but generally not that great. Nothing "special", that's for certain. Beofre specials were about a big journey, look at the Bolivia special, or Vietnam (my two personal favourite specials) - this seemed rather a waste of time if I'm cruelly honest.

                                    Don't know what the solution is really - maybe for the guys to take a bit of a break. It's been talked about before, because it does seem like they're rather running out of steam with fresh ideas. Maybe they feel pressured to produce something that is clearly scripted now Top Gear's gone so global.

                                    Ah...

                                    Good idea in principle - poorly filmed. It really does hurt to say that, but if I said anything else, I'd be lying.

                                    Oh well, if anything has come out of this week it has been Dave showing all the team's previous specials on the lead up to today. A reminder of how good Top Gear was not so long ago. Hopefully they don't replay this one any time soon.
                                    R.I.P Dan Wheldon
                                    R.I.P Marco Simoncelli
                                    R.I.P Guido Falaschi
                                    You'll never be forgotten.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Aston Martin View Post
                                      The worst thing I've ever seen, and I've seen Transformers 3.
                                      Waste of 90 minutes.
                                      Originally posted by MWF View Post
                                      Complete and utter waste of time.
                                      Jeez you guys have some insanely high standards.

                                      Sure the "shIT" and "eat muff" you could see miles away, but in the end I was entertained and had some laughs, isn't that what TG is about? Jeremy's insane rocket was a bit over the top but in the end a solid 7 or 8/10 from me.

                                      Yeah, it's scripted. Yeah some things are a a given on these trips like sabotaging each others cars, ruining them by making them sporty and/or offroady and crashing to things. Its what they do.

                                      Also straight 6 cricket FTMFW.And I don't even understand the rules of "regular cricket"


                                      LIGHTEN THE FUCK UP people, it's just some silly TG special, I dunno what you were expecting?
                                      Last edited by NooDle; December 28th, 2011, 11:29 PM.

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                                        #20
                                        very little for petrolhead to see, too many badly executed "random" (=scripted) irrelevant ideas

                                        those who watch Top Gear as an entertainment show will rate this 8+/10, me still seeing it as a factual programme gives it a 5
                                        Last edited by TaPaKaH; December 28th, 2011, 11:36 PM.

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