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I preferred the pre-2000 Top Gear which was actually a motoring programme. The Clarkson show was a 'lads' entertainment show which featured cars. Never too keen on it, reviews of supercars, the scripted adventures and some silly stuff. Though I somehow kept on watching the thing, skipping through the boring bits.

The Grand Tour seems to get fairly good reviews, though the reviewers may be gauging on the expectations of the old audience.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... their-dust

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I started watching it this morning, but the first 20 minutes was just self-congratulatory waffle.

I will persevere later.

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crumbs wrote:This thread is for discussing the Amazon series, The Grand Tour. The first ever episode was launched yesterday. crumbs will be watching it at some point over the weekend.

Post your reviews of it here and how it compares to the original BBC Top Gear series, and the more recent (shite) Top Gear.


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crumbs wrote:This thread is for discussing the Amazon series, The Grand Tour. The first ever episode was launched yesterday. crumbs will be watching it at some point over the weekend.

Post your reviews of it here and how it compares to the original BBC Top Gear series, and the more recent (shite) Top Gear.


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There was mention of an unexplored bomb, but not sure which type.

The show delivers, far more than the Evans version, but that was a given. The budget looks infinite though, but is spent equally though on the camera work, the vehicles , the arena and the track, leaving the three presenters to dress faux casually and banter. Which is really all is required for a hit.

They also break things, people die and they take the piss out of the V8 American Dream, and language which is a mainstay.

Nice touch with May getting nicked.

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Mostly similar to the old series, so I reckon lots will like it. I got a bit bored towards the end. Though will probably keep watching it - when I remember it is on.

At least they didn't spend half the show building their own friggin ambulances, or similar nonsense. :)

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crumbs wrote:I finally got to watch the first episode. I have to say I was a bit disappointed. The presenters didn't seem relaxed. There wasn't much polically incorrect banter. The comedic element was in short supply.

Overall, there just seemed to be a bit of a disconnect with the audience and viewers.

As for cars. Just three hyper cars being driven around a track. Not very interesting.

I hope it gets better.


They were in the US and probably pandering to their Amazon paymaster. P

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crumbs wrote:Second episode a lot better!

It started off a bit shite with some awkwardness and another hyper-car being driven on a track. I thought the whole episode was going to be a let-down again. However, the show returned to its former glory with a funny-as-fuck adventure.


So still as shit as ever? :doh:

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crumbs wrote:Series 1 - Episode 3. The most boring episode to date. Tried to watch it last night but fell asleep halfway through!

Three blokes drive supercars in Italy.

Utter shite.


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crumbs wrote:I might revisit getting all of the original series. I still watch those episodes on Dave every now and then and they are brilliant.

I think I started a thread on here about getting the old series and it worked out to about £200.


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crumbs wrote:I might revisit getting all of the original series. I still watch those episodes on Dave every now and then and they are brilliant.

I think I started a thread on here about getting the old series and it worked out to about £200.


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crumbs wrote:I might revisit getting all of the original series. I still watch those episodes on Dave every now and then and they are brilliant.

I think I started a thread on here about getting the old series and it worked out to about £200.


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and use TOR and you can circumvent the UK blocking of the site


I have heard about TOR before but have never used it. Does it work ok? What are the 'downsides'?

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crumbs wrote:I might revisit getting all of the original series. I still watch those episodes on Dave every now and then and they are brilliant.

I think I started a thread on here about getting the old series and it worked out to about £200.


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and use TOR and you can circumvent the UK blocking of the site


I have heard about TOR before but have never used it. Does it work ok? What are the 'downsides'?


It's very slow. Or at least it was last time I used it.



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It's slower because it's an onion skinning mechanism that routes through several servers so the recipient can't see the original IP address. But it's no big deal just to get access to a torrent or two.

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crumbs wrote:I want physical boxed sets if possible. Might drive around the local supermarket car park as there's usually a couple of Chinese geezers with a huge sack of knocked off DVDs. :D


You have a better chance of copies with Romanian subtitling, Which should keep the extended family happy.

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smeggypants wrote:It's slower because it's an onion skinning mechanism that routes through several servers so the recipient can't see the original IP address. But it's no big deal just to get access to a torrent or two.


Oh indeed, fine for that. If I was using it for general browsing though I think I'd end up tearing my hair out.

If you're torrenting you want to be going through a VPN anyway, otherwise some bugger will likely try and sue you.



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smeggypants wrote:It's slower because it's an onion skinning mechanism that routes through several servers so the recipient can't see the original IP address. But it's no big deal just to get access to a torrent or two.


Oh indeed, fine for that. If I was using it for general browsing though I think I'd end up tearing my hair out.

If you're torrenting you want to be going through a VPN anyway, otherwise some bugger will likely try and sue you.


I probably only torrent something once a year, if that.

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crumbs wrote:It's interesting that there's not much discussion about The Grand Tour on other forums, particularly motoring forums. It seems to have had a mixed reception.

Anyway, huuuuuuuuuuge progress has been made to satisfy my demand for the classic Top Gear episodes. My son showed me a feature on our Sky box called 'Planner'. Within it you can search for Top gear and then download some on-demand episodes or record future episodes (virtually all of them are on Dave). Using this amazing new feature, I've got about a dozen or so episodes ready to watch now.


True petrolheads are unlikely to be engrossed enough by the personal bias of three multi-millionaire TV presenters that they drop the spanners and run to the safety of Amazon TV, much less deliberate on forums over their viewing habits. Almost a snowflake thing.


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I watched the last one (ep 3) and it was very boring. The write-up for ep 4 hasn't inspired me tp watch it yet.

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