Scripted nonsense. Some parts funny but painfully contrived. Only thing that saved it was Daniel, in fact i kept switching channels.
Next week should be epic though: i8, M4, Defender/Dam, and James May in the AMG GT!
This is just the cop car challenge again?
Dicky just bought a van. Boring bastard.
May keeps dressing like a 17 year old.
My uncle is an ambulance driver and had his spine fucked when they went over a speed bump.
Jeremy's patient delivery.
Too much TG comedy.
The Matiz was on rollers.
Made me laugh a lot, the fact that its scripted doesn't both me in the slightest as things like this are scripted, a good laugh and Daniel Ricciardo just made Lewis Hamilton's week worst by beating his lap time.
This is one of the better cheap car challenge. Unlike the series 16 with the old BM's. It is definetly scripted, Jeremy couldn't drift that well all the time. But, they seems to enjoy each other in that film.
I come here more than a little surprised. As someone who is renowned for hating heavily on this type of TG episode I surprised myself by really enjoying it. And I was all geared up to rank this alongside India and the trains fiasco as all time lows.
Unusually for this format they actually looked as if were trying to make a lot of the ideas work, however ridiculous, they were genuinely having fun (instead of pretending to) and even if they played to type as they usually do in these scenarios there was little of that "here's a gag that you can see coming a mile off". Yes the fail was there and of course it was planned but for once it was (mainly) only apparent after the fact and not 10 minutes before.
This was mostly a great episode, reminding me a lot more of their previous success in similar films (amphibious, limos, lorries, vans etc) rather than the mostly cringeworthy comedy themed episodes of late. Scripted yes (obviously) but in a way that wasn't as predictable and cheap as some of those bad ones, and the bits that were the most obviously scripted made me laugh a lot. I'm glad TG has episodes like these when they work properly because the variety is very welcome.
EditL Oh, the SIARPC segment was excellent in every way. Great guest and amazing lap time!
Not the best episode ever, but certainly not the worst. The news was funny, the guest was good, and I enjoyed most of the challenge. The end went on a bit too long, but overall, it was good. Kept me entertained, made me laugh, job done.