+1Seems to me they are getting further and further away from having a show about cars. The cars have been the backdrop more and more lately. You could replace the cars now with bikes, boats, 4 wheelers, whatever and it still be the exact same show. I hope they get back to cars soon.
Seems to me they are getting further and further away from having a show about cars.
My thoughts exactly.
I miss the car reviews and things like that. Now its all about their challenges or those car vs. x races or other various buddy exploits and usually theyre all stretched out beyond good taste.
Its just NOT a BALANCED show anymore.
I wonder if the show is a victim of its own success. The buffoonery and scripted antics is probably a big reason why Americans like this show, since anything with actual information doesn't really go over well in America.
The thing is the 3 of them clearly know a LOT about cars and are still passionate. I miss the older, lighter challenges with less scripting and less explosions. e.g. the cheat Porsches challenge, which still has plenty of laughs but along the way you learn a lot too.
Americans? Not sure why you would bring americans up when the show has actually gained popularity in the UK compared to the last few seasons.
They actually did the filming in Burghfield Common, about 5 miles away.
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.
Okay, I have to admit, the "Thunderbirds" homage didn't really work for me (apart from James' miming Supermarionation).
Someone needs to make a GIF.