I stopped watching TGT during episode 5. I really found it to be too simple, childish, cartoonish, etc. I also found the characters that the presenters are playing to be bloated caricatures of the roles they've done in the past. Maybe I just got old, I don't know. When a show becomes more irritating than entertaining, I stop watching.Nothing I remember fondly about Top Gear had much to do with the restrictions by the BBC (which usually gave the team lots of freedom and money) or the Guardian. So far I've come across one piece of genuinely constructive criticism on this thread, which is that TGT could do more in the countries the tents are placed.
All in all, I'm amused that after half of decade of moaning about how shitty and awful Top Gear was, we're now condemning TGT for not reaching the heights of Top Gear. And yet I bet that in 2020 there will be a thread about how The Grand Tour has declined from the greatness of its first series.
It isn't just about time. It's trying to compete against your past.I have a question for you: is TIME the real problem for TGT?
Do they have enough time to film all the material needed to put a great show together or is the timetable so strict, they have to rush it all?
Think about it: 12 episodes and as soon as the season finishes, they have to start filming again...
Based on this comment, I decided to watch some more. I can say that it did get better, although it's still somewhat ridiculous. Celebrity brain crash needs to die the same kind of death that all the celebrities they've "killed" have experienced. I'm trying to give them the benefit of the doubt, and hoping that perhaps it's just taking them awhile longer than I expected for them to find their footing.You stopped just before it started to improve.