i think you hit the nail well and truly on the head there. thats perfectly sums up the difference between these latest episodes of Top Gear compared to the older ones. I find the things more funny when it seems real, like they are reacting to a real situation that happened instead of something that was planned and a witty response planned for it too. There have been some of those moments in recent seasons but not as much as there used to be, one that springs to mind was Jezza at the filling station in Japan with the happy Japanese woman. I almost pissed myself laughing at that, but the more scripted humour that we're getting lately makes me cringe because it doesnt feel real.I wouldn't ever claim that all the older episodes were fantastic and flawless. But they always felt real.
It was good in a I-know-its-rubbish-but-at-the-same-time-very-enjoyable way...I thought it was ok. I never felt there was anything wrong with it until Jeremy claimed so in the next episode.
More audience = more money for them. You don't need to be a genious to figure out why they are doing this atm.They are playing to a bigger audience. Both there and on tv. They are at the top of the ratings and they have to try to stay there with excitement in the show. As great as they are, once they do something, it is done and they have to come up with something new the next time.
Isn't that basically saying you think they are selling out their integrity for a mess of pottage?
Has it not occurred to you that best show in the land = more audience which naturally = more money, and the need to keep that audience = need new things to keep them entertained = disappointing did hard car people I guess.
Further to this, it's worth looking at the poll results - even on this site, the number of people who enjoy the cocking about outnumbers those who don't by quite a way, and we're the "hardcore fans/car enthusiasts place" (speaking very, very generally). It is a minority of this forum's members who spend most of their time talking about how Top Gear's going down the pan. And I'm not condemning that, but it needs to be recognised.And for me, they have not disappointed. They try new things and some of them may not work as well as planned. (I know how that is, happens to me all the time) But do you really think they are doing it as a sell out? No, they are doing that to keep the show hopefully fresh and entertaining.
Indeed. I seriously doubt they're in it for the money. It's probably just nothing more than a bonus, to them.Isn't that basically saying you think they are selling out their integrity for a mess of pottage?
I really don't believe the 3 of them - and Andy - would ever do that.
Count me as one of the "tons more" enjoying the current journey.Not to mention, the three have branched out to do other things and it is getting harder and harder to get them all together when they need them.
For every person like you, there are tons more who are actually enoying the top gear journey.
I think they are having fun. And I imagine when it gets to be not fun anymore, they will say just screw it, and end the show. Having to try to please a bunch of whinners all the time takes a lot of the fun out of something real fast.
It was laid to rest. There's been hardly a mention of it in S12, except for that one time.swraman said:But I do think its time for Jeremy to lay the Dacia to rest; it was good up till s12e01, now its just old.