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  1. speedyvespa

    [24x07] April 23rd, 2017 - SsangYacht

    7/10 - solid, good, the show now has a steady foundation and something to build on. Agree that the lack of "ambitious but rubbish" was a step in the right direction. I still find that quite funny but it's CHM's trademark, so making the SsangYacht actually work put some clear water between the...
  2. speedyvespa

    Drivetribe = Porntribe?

    I know, right? If someone wants to go and bash the bishop on the interwebs like a 15 year old then it's awash with rubbish like that. I got to sites like DT because I like cars. I don't want to see a nice and interesting car with an undergarmented woman standing in front of it. I wonder what...
  3. speedyvespa

    Drivetribe = Porntribe?

    I don't follow it. It showed up, unsolicited, in a "Recommended for you" email. I reported it, apparently it's a 'bug'... yeah well just as well no kids were around when I opened that email, right?? Whether or not I follow it, it's just really stupid. When you're into cars, the accusations of...
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    Drivetribe = Porntribe?

    What the actual f*ck. I logged onto drivetribe today, which I enjoy for the most part, and it's decided that it want to be a porn site. "Girls and cars"... oh come on. If that's the way it's going, I'm out of both there and TGT.
  5. speedyvespa

    [24x05] April 2nd, 2017 - Hammer time

    7/10. GT film was good. No, great. King of the hammers was great. Like everyone else, I like EJ but they are struggling to find a role for him. It's not his fault. Missing the news. MLB gets better with every show and is making it his more and more. I still think RR and CH are at their best in...
  6. speedyvespa

    [24x02] March 12th, 2017 - Lamborghini vs Porsche

    8/10. Really good. They're distancing themselves from the CHM era tropes which was the biggest mistake from series one (aside from the shouting that is), dropping the catchphrases and replacing them with nothing, for the time being. Nothing is better than a grating and unconvincing repetition...
  7. speedyvespa

    [24x01] March 5th, 2017 - the old track is back!

    Just a thought of what I think this whole 'chemistry' business... but it seems much better on Extra Gear between Chris and Rory. Says to me they're feeling the pressure of either big show time or having scripts handed to them?
  8. speedyvespa

    Season 24 Starts Filming In September(airs Spring 2017), With The 5 Remaining Hosts

    I agree with a lot of what is said here: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/mar/03/matt-leblanc-top-gear-heres-how-to-save-it-chris-evans-jeremy-clarkson
  9. speedyvespa

    [01x13] February 3, 2017

    8/10. It's coming good. I'd be interested to see what segments don't make it to S2. Bye bye CBC, it's transparent that they hate it themselves.
  10. speedyvespa

    [01x12] January 27, 2017

    7.5 out of 10 - a lot of people seem to think it's way better than last week... I don't think last week was that bad... and this week wasn't that much better = quite good and a bit? I am coming around to the idea that some fresh blood needs to be worked into the format. TGT is pretty much TG...
  11. speedyvespa

    [01x11] January 20, 2017

    7/10... I think some of you watched a different episode to me. I thought the preamble and Conversation Street were great. The part about the team of all female engineers at Volvo coming up with a V8-powered supercar was funny and interesting. Each unto their own... The Maserati challenge was...
  12. speedyvespa

    [01x10] January 13, 2016

    6/10. Not bad, the kinks are still being worked out. I expect quite a lot of changes in the next season. I don't have any original observations... Barbados too long. Alfa review great etc, CBC just dumb, the USA chanting was eye-wateringly terrible. I felt sorry for James having to pretend he...
  13. speedyvespa

    [01x06] December 23, 2016

    Agreed with both of those. The crass innuendo when it was on TG was just at the right level of subtlety, whereas these are being cued up and you can see them coming from miles away. I was going to say it's being forced down your throat but I would have been undermining myself. Also with...
  14. speedyvespa

    [01x04] December 9nd, 2016

    Actually I think the opposite was true. This pushed the episode from a 6 to a (just about) 7 for me. The meat car was a subtle jab at people who drive eco cars but eat meat. The meat/livestock industry causes more environmental problems than the motor industry. As JC has often said, people think...
  15. speedyvespa

    [01x03] December 2nd, 2016

    +1. RH needs to dial it back a bit and JM could turn it up.
  16. speedyvespa

    [01x02] November 25th, 2016

    Worth remembering that they have to some extent performed an Etch-A-Sketch shuffle on themselves and as they've frequently said themselves, been forced to "re-invent" a show, much in the same way they did from old-old Top Gear. It does have a sense of "try-this-try-that" but that's to be...
  17. speedyvespa

    [01x02] November 25th, 2016

    7. Jordan segment too long and too staged, it seems they've gone full tilt towards a scripted comedy show here. Works a bit but it's not what they're best at. Does anyone else think JM is being sidelined a bit? RH seems to be clamouring for attention so much that JM seems a bit of a passenger...
  18. speedyvespa

    The Grand Tour

    'Imagined review' today in the Grauniad which is an unfunny waste of bandwidth, but glad I stuck with it so I could get to the best comment ever at the bottom. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/nov/15/the-grand-tour-imagined-review
  19. speedyvespa

    [23x06] July 3rd, 2016 -- Evans final episode

    3/10. Who'd have thunk, in the Grauniad of all places: "INTRODUCE! You know, some fun I don?t know, guys, just try to make it look like this is a fun programme to make. Laugh a little. Improvise. Crack jokes. Be rude about Mexicans. Punch a man in the face. Anything, so long as it brings a...
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