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    [01x01] November 18th, 2016

    The American doesn't need to talk. Otherwise a good start to things. Since the P1 lost to the Porsche do we get to call him Jennifer or is that the intellectual property of the BBC?
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    [23x04] June 19th, 2016

    Chris Harris feels like he's trying to copy Jeremy's style of car review. He even used some phrases commonly found in Jeremy's reviews. Not that the Harris' review was bad, it just makes me want to watch old New Top Gear more. I don't get Eddie Jordan. He feels like a tramp that's wandered onto...
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    [23x02] June 5th, 2016

    Definitely enjoyed this one more than last week's. 8/10 for me (where's the poll?) The camera and editing is still top notch. That head-on shot of Chris driving the F1 was great and the footage from Africa is, as always, superb. The McLaren film felt like old new Top Gear, as did the Africa...
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    [23x01] May 29th, 2016 -- First Episode With New Cast

    The great editing and camera work continues. That was nice to see. Matt LeBlanc needs to work on his voice-overs; they're very monotone and lack energy, but when he's doing a piece to camera while driving a car there's more energy and he's more entertaining. I think he'll get better as the show...
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    Random Thoughts (Top gear Edition)

    A quick interview with Ben Collins who has some video coming out.
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    Jeremy Clarkson Suspended Over Fracas

    Would you say it is more or less of a disaster than the India special? It's very disappointing news, but it seems likely the three of them will pop-up on another channel at some point. Now about those last three episodes...
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    Jeremy Clarkson Suspended Over Fracas

    No way Hammond and May stick around if Clarkson is off the show. And assuming it wasn't Wilman who got into this "fracas" with Clarkson, Wilman won't stick around either. They'll all four either stop presenting or (and I can see Clarkson's stubbornness making it happen) they find a new home...
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    Clarkson gets points for speeding

    Must have left his Bill Oddie face mask at home.
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    [21x06] March 9th, 2014 [Burma Special, Part 1]

    8/10 I think if you get stuck on what's real and what's not in every shot you'll never be able to have any fun watching television and that's sad. I like some of the old-school music being brought back in this series. James' Caterham review had a lot of old Amon Tobin and was a call-back to...
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    [21x05] March 2nd, 2014

    You can hold off on the P1/918 lap times as long as you want, Jennifer, but McLaren isn't going to squeeze any more out of that P1. Please see Hammond for your new "Hello my name is" badge. Just, please, don't make the P1/918/(laFerrari?) episode a DVD-only special. I love that camera shot...
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    [19x02] February 3rd, 2013

    8/10. Same as others, it was good, but didn't feel special. There was no sense of personality about the cars and the guys seemed to be buried under tasks or projects without being able to just be themselves and banter about.
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    [19x01] January 27th, 2013

    8/10. Huayra at a 1:13 is amazing. A stock Bentley (save for the seats) on a rally course was fun. A very slippery track for a SIARPC is quite entertaining. And Jeremy's P45 was something no normal thinking person would ever come up with, let alone try it out on the A3, and the plums it took for...
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    [18x07] March 11th, 2012

    oh that was quite good.
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    [18x03] February 12th, 2012

    With Hammond getting older and that haircut he now looks exactly like his mother when the three mums reviewed cars a few years back. It's scary. The Sweeney segment was not the worst thing Top Gear has ever filmed, but it was the weakest segment of the episode. I can live with a little bit of...
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    [18x02] February 5th, 2012

    Everything Jeremy complains about in car reviews such as flappy-paddle gearboxes and electronic driver's aids were born out of Formula One. Meanwhile, everything he wishes these supercars had such as manual gearbox with a stick, rear-wheel drive, and no traction control or other driver aids, is...