[22x06] March 1st, 2015

[22x06] March 1st, 2015


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Tzarrim

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Not a memorable episode but a strong 7.5 from me. Apart from the shitty 03 one it's turning out to be a proper series.
 

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I threw it a nine. That area of the world was my old stomping ground so it was nice to see it get some looks internationally. It's really nice there, especially in the summers.

I liked the SIARPC, the film was good, the news was almost cars-y (sorry guys! haha) and the lexus thing was okay... though usually when they hate something they find one ridiculous redeeming feature so it isn't a total smokeshow but I guess the Lexus must really suck.

In other news, yes, go spend your money in the Kootenays! (which is where they were). Hot springs, wildlife, few people and a couple gorgeous lakes in the summer. It's lovely.
 

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The pickup truck's segment was totally pointless and boring for me, the Lexus review was ok and so was the SIARPC (even though i never heard about Gillian Anderson before).

6/10
 

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Lexus film was cool.
Why is it so heavy?
Golf platform jokes? What is this 2001?
Also fuck you, they're based on the Panda, not the 500.
A Breitling advert... Awesome. :rolleyes:
I would give all the money in the world to dump Hammond on a mountain range.
I don't even know what the fuck that segment was about.
Did they accidentally show a Christmas DVD?
Seriously what the fuck is this shite?
 

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I like the pickup segment for several reasons:

- it was something completely new for Top Gear (the idea to rescue Hammond)
- New environment (well they did went to the north pole but it's been a while to see some proper mountains and snow)
- Funny and car related
- Interesting about the emergency signal from Breitling (expensive though)

Good series, this episode a bit better than previous: 8/10
 

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I thought the constant delaying of getting to hammond was funny :D A bit hard on the poor lexus there, I quite like it. 8/10.
 

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I like how the opinions on this episodes are all over the place. ;)

I enjoyed it overall, though I skipped the star segment. I have been doing that a lot more lately, especially when it's some pop star with a bad haircut that I've never heard of before. I thought the whole truck segment was fun and funny. Never thought I'd see a Canadian Tire on Top Gear! Haha.

That's at least the second time Jeremy has mentioned someone stealing stuff from the back. Not such an issue over here, but I guess it could be a problem in the tighter areas over there. I'd like to see the numbers on how many drive pickups in Britain, or even just in London. Probably a bit higher than I'd figure.
 

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So while Hammond was waiting for a real rescue, Hammond clearly stated you can get around the world in 24 hours. How long did it take Clarkson and May? Four fecking days, most of it wasn't spent trying to get there as quickly as possible. They were fannying about having a nice holiday in the name of Top Gear comedy.

What was pretty impressive was that Hammond didn't actually die. No thanks to Clarkson and May.

This.

It was a little funny at first but, it got stupid real quick. The farthest they really should have gone was "order from the pudding menu." Even if it was in the name of comedy, those aren't friends. The "ha ha, we could help you but we won't do that because it's not convenient" is just dumb.

Nice plug for John Hennessy! Clarkson didn't royally fuck up an off road vehicle.

Lexus shouldn't try and compete bmw and Mercedes. Just make a nice luxury car instead of Toyota's version of Lincoln with a sport button.
 

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Excellent 9/10! Great Lexus review, first interview I've watched in a long time, and I was very entertained by the pick-up rescue. As an American, I see these trucks every day and always thought they were huge buffoons, but I have more respect for them now even though TG was driving very expensive versions. That Silverado is easly $40k which is a shit-ton of a money over here.

Great watch content as well. Piece was a Breitling Emergency if anyone was wondering. Cool exploration watch.
 

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I love to see Hammond getting angry! He was properly mad. :D

I like his line telling letter complainers to the BBC to "Shove it up your arse"

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The pickup truck's segment was totally pointless and boring for me, the Lexus review was ok and so was the SIARPC (even though i never heard about Gillian Anderson before).

6/10

You've never heard of a show called the X-Files ?
 

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Properly entertaining episode. The Lexus parts felt a bit like "This car sucks, so here's an excuse to drive the LFA again", but the pickup truck segment was full-on entertaining. Imagine, Jeremy saying something positive about an American truck! Offroading in the snow is such ridiculous fun. 9/10 for me.
 

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Did I feel genuinely sorry for Hammond? Yes.
Was it still absolutely hilarious? Yes.

Good car review, a NON-BORING SiaRPC, and a great main segment.

A solid 10/10. And, honestly, I think the rescue mission would have made for a great special.
 

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Superb episode. Would've been a 10 out of 10 were it not for the, as ever, incredibly boring SIARPC segment. Just ditch it already. I reckon Jezza's RC F review was purely done so he could take the LFA for another spin... I don't blame him.

All hail mighty overlord MWF.

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Well, the pickup truck piece was a bit, shall we say... "why"?

Because it was funny, exciting, beautiful, tense, and plainly brilliant television. That's why.

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The Lexus thing and Gillian Anderson thing was good. The rest was appalling.

I don't understand your tastes on here. Top Gear is mostly these sorts of films. Why not watch Fifth Gear if you find the majority of Top Gear to be "appalling"?

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The pickup truck's segment was totally pointless and boring for me, the Lexus review was ok and so was the SIARPC (even though i never heard about Gillian Anderson before).

6/10

How was the pickup truck bit boring? That was one of their best films so far. Then again I thought last week's episode was dreadful and everyone else liked it so you can't please everyone I suppose.

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Lexus film was cool.
Why is it so heavy?
Golf platform jokes? What is this 2001?
Also fuck you, they're based on the Panda, not the 500.
A Breitling advert... Awesome. :rolleyes:
I would give all the money in the world to dump Hammond on a mountain range.
I don't even know what the fuck that segment was about.
Did they accidentally show a Christmas DVD?
Seriously what the fuck is this shite?

You hate Hammond so much why?

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Properly entertaining episode. The Lexus parts felt a bit like "This car sucks, so here's an excuse to drive the LFA again", but the pickup truck segment was full-on entertaining. Imagine, Jeremy saying something positive about an American truck! Offroading in the snow is such ridiculous fun. 9/10 for me.


My thoughts exactly.
 

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has to be a 10 for me, every segment was superb, hammond's rescue was very entertaining and the pickups were AMAZING, the sounds the VelociRaptor was producing were ORGASMIC.
 

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Good car review, a NON-BORING SiaRPC, and a great main segment.
A solid 10/10. And, honestly, I think the rescue mission would have made for a great special.
I agree, although I gave it 9, just in case next week's is better!

I usually flick through the SIARPC segments when I discover they're just selling a movie I have no intention of seeing, they're not interested in cars or driving, and too often they're accompanied by a huge 'I'm a star' ego. However, Gillian was a rare endearing exception.

It'll be interesting to see what this episode's voting shows up when held against some of the early comments made here. Some people really should find something else to watch.
 

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What was pretty impressive was that Hammond didn't actually die. No thanks to Clarkson and May.

I assume you are being sarcastic, but nonetheless, I've been camping a number of times in areas similar to where this episode was filmed, and it's not nearly as bad as the film makes it out to be. If I was born into a well-doing Brummie family, I too would be a bit put-off by the weather (snow, temps, etc). But, I was instead born near Seattle and am now an Eagle Scout ... outdoorsy shit was basically my weekends for the last decade, thus Hammond's campsite doesn't seem that bad. I think Hammond was angry because he was bored and wasn't getting any sleep.
 

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Excellent 9/10!

Great watch content as well. Piece was a Breitling Emergency if anyone was wondering. Cool exploration watch.

That does look like it'd be handy if you're an exploration type. I wonder how much it cos-
$17,000?

LOL
 

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I'm a bit torn about this episode. First things first, Jillian Anderson may have glued herself to the seat she was sitting in. Jeremy awkwardly didn't hug her, because they may have decided to make a pornography right on the TG set right in that moment in front of everyone, if they embraced.

Anyways, on to the show. I didn't like the RCF segment as much. I have already seen the Chris Harris review of the RC-F and so I was expecting to hear it was bad. The Samuari effects seemed kind of pointless to me, they didn't go well with the segment. I would have liked for Jeremy to have had to drive the RC-F every single day for a week and really let his senses soak in the car and explain why it was rubbish in a proper Jeremy Clarkson manor. I get the feeling he would have many things to be annoyed about after having to drive it for a while. There are a lot of similar Top Gear-style reviews out there these days, but they don't have the personality that Top Gear can deliver. I'm not really interested if the RC-F is good, I am interested about what particular details good or bad, are honestly picked up by the Top Gear hosts.

On to the truck segment, the first half was rubbish. sorry Hammond, but I don't think you needed to suffer for those four days at all. I feel there was a missed opportunity here for a proper hour long special, as the guys driving across Canada in some sort of "Figure out what the best american truck is to drive across canada in" challenge would have been brilliant. Dodge, Ford and GM and figure out a bunch of challenges to test the trucks in Top Gear fashion. Drag race, towing, off-roading, etc. It briefly started to feel like a road trip special right after the scene of the guys getting breakfast and it was very enjoyable. I enjoyed the guys shopping and getting decked in proper truck driving attire.

Lastly, a quick note about the news, it was great! It is most enjoyable when it is presented just like this.

Overall, I would rate this episode a 6.5 out of 10, but bump it up to a 7 out of 10 because it still was a fantastic way to end my weekend and "collapsed sun" is one of my new favorite terms.
 
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