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 felt like some of the old cheap car challenges before season 14. The silliness/stupidity has been really toned down and they weren't playing to their caricatures of late. It wasn't going to be a sensible challenge, not with what they were planning to do. It didn't, however feel forced or contrived, in short they were genuinely ambitious but rubbish. I was expecting to really hate this based on reading some of the initial reviews, but it had me laughing and I enjoyed watching it.
Overall, in this series, it feels like they are making an effort to really dial back the the stupidity that had become part of the show. The presenters seem to be more genuine and less like the caricatures they had been playing more prominently in previous series.