Recent content by hal9000

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    [03x05] February 8, 2019 - "An Itchy Urus"

    Of course it wasn't James doing the drifting. Whenever there's drifting in a James review you never see him do it from in the car and you can never see the driver from the external shots. It's been done several times before including Top Gear. I actually liked his review of the Alpine and...
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    [03x04] - February 1, 2019 - Pick Up, Put Downs

    I don't think people are complaining so much about having scripted stuff, it's the quality or lack of quality in the scripting that is more of a concern. The Jag review was a case in point, most people liked it but we all know it was still scripted. Like nearly everyone else, I think the Jag...
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    [03x01] - January 18, 2019 - Motown Funk

    Far from their worst and far from their best, kind of a middle of the road episode. Thought the Detroit feature was a bit bland if I'm honest and they perhaps could have done a bit more with it. Didn't really care for the drag race at the end either but I'd probably take that every week if it...
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    McGuinness and Flintoff announced as new hosts

    Maybe it came from Flintoff, after all, he's the one who's got Reid's job? :lol:
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    McGuinness and Flintoff announced as new hosts

    It looks like the beeb has given up on the international market for Top Gear because these two will be virtually unheard of outside the UK, not exactly top names for this sort of job in the UK either really. At least LeBlanc has a gravitas about him which carries the show along with the two...
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    McGuinness and Flintoff announced as new hosts

    Apart from the forums being down for a few days and it's probably slow around here because there's no new TG or TGT on at the moment, I think it's also the case a lot of people don't really care anymore about Top Gear. I mean, including these new two, how many presenters/sidekicks will they...
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    Matt LeBlanc leaving Top Gear

    For me, some of the weakest parts of the post CHM era shows have been in the studio. They really haven't had someone who can present, interview and be entertaining to a good level, including having spontaneity. Clarkson was very good at all of that which is why the studio segments with those 3...
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    [25x01] February 25th, 2018

    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.
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    [2x11] - February 16, 2018 - Feed the World

    Worst "special" of the entire CHM era. Did they really think the 2 jokes of May constantly getting soaked in water and Hammond always falling off would carry the entire show for almost an hour? May is probably the cleverest one there so it insults everyone's intelligence for him to "choose" to...
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    The Grand Tour may not be touring this year

    They should film it all in Chipping Norton and just have a big cardboard backdrop outside the tent window of the locations they were planning on going to, no-one will ever know. :D
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    [24x06] April 16th, 2017 - Cuba

    Would agree with all of that, I thought EP5 was the weakest of the series but this one isn't far behind. The studio segments are completely lacking in fun, character and atmosphere.
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    [24x03] March 19th, 2017 - DB11 vs. S63 / GTI Clubsport

    Thought all the outside stuff was not bad at all but the Aston segment was a bit overdone in the end and the GTI race around the Ring looked as if all the other cars had been on a sighting lap. The studio segments were bad and the whole thing just lacked atmosphere. I said before this season...
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    [24x01] March 5th, 2017 - the old track is back!

    Not a bad start at all and a stark contrast to EP1 of last season. The outside stuff was all pretty good on the whole but the studio segments are still a big weakness. IMO, it really misses an experienced TV presenter that is a natural at holding things together. Reid and Harris still look...
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    [01x13] February 3, 2017

    So you are rating some parts of the show 8/9 out of 10 and other parts of the show 11/12 out of 10 to reach an average score of 10. Gotcha. ;)
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    [01x13] February 3, 2017

    I'm confused, you say "it is still miles away from being perfect", and then give it a perfect score of 10/10. How does that work? :P