[26x01] Feb 17, 2019

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MWF

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TG Season 26 kicks off with some sensible family estate cars and some rugged off-road choices.
 

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Not a bad episode at all. I enjoyed it all. Even the guest star was enjoyable. But I don't have so much against that segment as some others do.
 

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I concur. This was proper. Nothing to complain about, really (other than Sabine hamming it up too much, but that's her, I guess).
 

jack_christie

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Six for Norway, not bothered about the rest
 

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Damnit! How did that season sneak up on me without me realising it! Comes from not watching live TV much these days... Will have to stream it.
 

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So I've seen it now, and I'm afraid the Norway bit - apart from some nice scenery - was suffering from a bad case of GrandTouritis... pointlessly stupid cars which only very rich dickheads will buy and a lot of badly scripted "humour". I mean; apparently it takes longer to stop and pick up a "dropped" branch than to line your car with plastic sheeting and mulch half a tree... :rolleyes:

The Panda vs Ignis bit was a lot more original (although still a bit sillier than necessary) so that saved the episode for me (7/10).
 

hal9000

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Can't quite put my finger on why but post CHM Top Gear races/competitions have always lacked suspense or a sense of urgency. They seem like no-one is bothered about the result before they even start, so comes over as an anti-climax. The Norway film suffered from this.

Bit of a silly premise for the Suzuki film as well, who'd spend 15 grand on a mini 4x4 where a reasonable sized dog couldn't even fit a dog in the back when they have 100 grand to spend?

Can't comment on the guest segment, haven't watched one for years.

6/10
 
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