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Discussion in 'Telly Talk' started by c2105026, May 30, 2016.

  1. c2105026

    c2105026 Active Member

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    New Top Gear debuted tonight on Aussie TV on BBC Knowledge.

    It was ****.
     
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    Rajesh Koothrappali Banned

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    Yup - but didn't anyone honestly expect anything else?

    Viper and Vette were nice though.
     
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    uniacidz Harden the Frak Up

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    Get rid of Chris Evans and be better
     
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    I'm not interested in watching it. For me the original Top Gear is the only one worth watching.
     
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    Old old top gear was actually the best - pre-2002. Never aired in Australia, but plenty of episodes on youtube. 5th Gear takes on the same formula, with a few of the pre 2002 hosts. On youtube and Foxtel. It is more consumer focused but that was the aim of Top Gear when it debuted in 1977 - to inform consumers.

    In the end Clarkson Top Gear became simply too predictable and boring.
    1. Road test a hypercar on a racetrack that noone will ever see let alone afford
    2. Have a 'challenge' where things are overly dramatised, or where a series of cars are put through a series of 'tests' that was well outside their design brief.
    3. Get a celebrity (a B-Grade UK celebrity mostly) to do a lap in an insipid shitbox.

    Some of the races/challenges are interesting but their actual road tests are rubbish and are of limited use to consumers, and its jsut a sea of arty camera work using filters.....

    But that's just me.
     
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    Yup. That's the most accurate part of your post. :D
     
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    Sabbath' Redblock Jesus

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    sleepa Shiny...

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    Yeah, but isn't that the point of it?
    For the last decade Top Gear had been more about some entertainment then being informational. Granted, it started to get a bit ridiculous towards the end, but proved it wasn't taking anything too seriously. I've seen some original episodes and very early second series and to be honest apart from Clarkson and his way with words, its pretty boring. Not what I would sit down and watch anyway.

    I haven't seen the new Top Gear yet, not sure if I will. But I will give the other new "Top Gear" a shot when its released.
     
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    Exactly sleepa! Shows are successful when they're entertaining. People want to see super and hyper cars and experience them through the presenters BECAUSE they'll likely never own one.

    If I want consumer advice I'll watch reviews on YouTube.
     
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    Yes, it was a fun show not designed to be technical. The show was even appealing to females who are not into cars.

    Love them or hate them, Clarkson, May and Hammond worked well together bouncing off each other keeping the audience entertained. I am a huge Clarkson fan, his sense of humour is one I like, sardonic and non PC. He isn't afraid to say what he thinks and doesn't care if he offends.

    No one can replace the formula those 3 have, TG is those 3. For that reason I refuse to watch any copy cat show or TG with different hosts. Much like I refuse to watch remakes of great films eg: The Pink Panther. Peter Sellers is Inspector Clouseau. Steve Martin isn't even funny let alone try to mimic Peter.
     
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    1:20 into it, ####ing dreadful.
     
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    It took you THAT long? LOL! Or were you holding out hope?
     
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    The title sequence was 1 minute.
     
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    I lasted 15 minutes, but I have a very high discomfort threshold.

    In the end I nodded off.
     
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    Chris Harris is the most talented on the new show and they hardly gave him any air time. Look up Chris Harris on Youtube for some decent motoring entertainment and proper car reviews.
     
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    Chris Harris has a good head for radio, and why does he have to shout?
     
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    markalan1two Smile and wave boys !!!!

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    I came to that conclusion from the ads leading up to the relaunch
     
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    saw last night's ep, pretty good, they're really pushing evans into the background now :beer chug:
     
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    The pre-2002 TG wasn't bad. I've seen a number of episodes. Clarkson & Wilman were trying to lighten things up instead of making a boring review. After pre-2002 TG finished most of the presenters went to 5th Gear which is still a good show. I've always watched both. Everyone forgets to mention Jason Dawe who was on series 1 of new TG back in 2002.
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    The problems with 2016 TG is that you have too many presenters. Chris 'Shouty McShoutface' Evans just shouts & pees off his guests. Matt 'Cardboard cutout' LeBlanc is just there counting the money he's getting paid. He's just there for US audiences. Chris 'Shouty II' I agree he's a great driver but again he just shouts. His YouTube channel doesn't have a large subscription base. He would have been better on 5th Gear. That Rory Reid bloke is trying to be cool with the younger crowd on the outtakes show. Eddie Jordan..... Christ on a crutch, he has to be the most boring person on the face of this planet. Sure he owned an F1 team but bloody hell, I'd rather have a conversation with paint drying on the wall in Antarctica than listen to him. Sabine is a great driver but I don't want to watch a show that shows off her American west saloon in Germany. The new track for the star in the rallycross car is crap. Most of the dirt & mud is flung on the track which affects the times on the other track. I lasted about 2 shows & fell asleep in both of them only to wake up when Shouty McShoutface Evans is screaming.

    TG was entertaining yes, but now they've dumbed it down & you're shouted at.
     

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