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  1. TopGearNorthAmerica

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

    The real problem? Whenever the boys aren't focused on cars or transport, either as the solution to a problem or a premise for a situation, the potential for humour failing goes up catastrophically. India Special? Not car focused (trade relations frame), fail. Same issue here.
  2. TopGearNorthAmerica

    [2x10] - February 9, 2018 - Oh, Canada

    I did like the Tesla Model X review. The SUV segment was slightly predictable (JC and JM did something similar on the old TGUK) but losing the keys to the beemer? Was that what people were talking about when they said they wanted unscripted? I did like the return of the Ford F-150. It's the...
  3. TopGearNorthAmerica

    [2x09] February 2, 2018

    7. A couple of points: -- I think JC has belatedly realized that he can't do the "sexist pig" riff anymore during the CVST segment. It didn't come off very well, even the "acting embarrassed" bit, which is why I deducted points. -- Thought about giving a point for the expression on Penn's face...
  4. TopGearNorthAmerica

    [02x08] January 26, 2018

    Probably because he wanted to make a point that the other two's cars, even though they were built in the past year, were still horribly slow thanks to 50-year-old engine designs. He probably also found the Civic to be comfortable compared with the Vauxhall Nurburgring edition. Certainly more...
  5. TopGearNorthAmerica

    [02x08] January 26, 2018

    Easily the best episode of Series 2 so far. Because: -- Minimal joke scripting in the main feature. Nothing put in just for the sake of getting a laugh. -- Conversation Street was focused on the cars and their marketing -- Ford GT test hit all the right notes and JC demonstrated he wasn't in...
  6. TopGearNorthAmerica

    [2x07] It's a gas, gas, gas

    The Lancia vs Audi segment that Clarkson did -- sure, Clarkson's "cheating" riffs were on the meh side, but when he goes factual, that's when he really nails it. It's right up there with James' segment on the Ford-Ferrari rivalry from last year. That ... is what TGT can do that TGMRC can't...
  7. TopGearNorthAmerica

    [02x06] January 12, 2018 - Jaaaaaaaags

    I think I put my finger on what I didn't like about this episode. The boys have all admitted they're not actors. What they also have to admit is that they're not very good comedy writers unless a car is directly involved. We don't need scenes of them trying to be Jaaaaaaag cads because they...
  8. TopGearNorthAmerica

    [02x05] January 5, 2018

    It was definitely more watchable than episode 4. Liked Hammond in the tank (finally a vehicle he *hasn't* wrecked this series), James' review of the Up GTI was pretty good (and no one's complaining about the lack of plugging for Ms. Eaton, which is good; in the track segments it's the car that...
  9. TopGearNorthAmerica

    [02x04] December 29, 2017

    But the thing is, it sort of proves their point. The point being, "Scripted" = good TV, "Unscripted" = bad TV. For every "true fan" who "isn't stupid or naive enough to believe that good television can happen without meticulous planning and a wealth of good ideas," there are 10 who never...
  10. TopGearNorthAmerica

    [02x03] December 22nd, 2017 - Bah Humbug-atti

    Kia Stinger: Considering that CHM Top Gear usually makes fun of Korean cars, this is a pleasant change. Plus, given that James failed to beat cyclists with a Fiat 500 and parkour jumpers with a Peugeot, it's not completely out of place for him to be happy whipping skateboarders with the thing...
  11. TopGearNorthAmerica

    Spoilers: So Who The Heck Is Abbie Eaton?

    Okay, yes, she's the American's replacement (and I suspect she should last longer than he did on the show), and I do like that her role won't complicate the presenter dynamic all that much, but who here has heard of her?
  12. TopGearNorthAmerica

    [02x01] December 8, 2017

    8/10. I did get that the joke in the main segment was addressing the still-remaining weakness of electric cars (range anxiety), I suspect they did have more planned, but RH's accident kinda put the kibosh on doing more filming.
  13. TopGearNorthAmerica

    Season 2 Trailer - Starts Dec 8th

    I did miss that saying: "How hard could it be?"
  14. TopGearNorthAmerica

    Spoilers: Season 2 spoilers

    Dunno about "public transport," but the GT suggests something intercity. Possibly NYC to Washington DC, or Boston. Car vs Amtrak.
  15. TopGearNorthAmerica

    Clarkson's Sunday Times Columns

    Possibly referring to this (see later in story): https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/promoting-the-note-672637
  16. TopGearNorthAmerica

    The Grand Tour may not be touring this year

    I wonder if, instead, Hammond and May got to go round with the tents while Clarkson used the Chipping Norton studio and remoted his bits in?
  17. TopGearNorthAmerica

    Clarkson's Sunday Times Columns

    "I may as well have given up sandwiches." Well, yes, because as we know, sandwiches got JC into one heck of a lot of trouble ...
  18. TopGearNorthAmerica

    Season 2 coming in October

    I'm kinda expecting "six million dollar man" references to rise ...
  19. TopGearNorthAmerica

    Richard Hammond 'injured in motorbike crash'

    I do wonder about how long they can do these races, though. Their insurance rates must be pretty high due to all the injuries.
  20. TopGearNorthAmerica

    Richard Hammond 'injured in motorbike crash'

    So -- how do you reckon they'll treat this incident on the show?
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