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Top Gear UK Season 23 discussion

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So what do you guys think of the new Top Gear?

 

i just got done watching ep1. going to watch ep2 soon.



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wondered when the thread would show up...

 

so far eh.  episode 2 was better...but why no Sabine Smitz and Chris Harris!!!


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Chris Harris is on a spinoff show called Extra Gear. I haven't watched that one yet.

I agree ep2 was better than ep1 but not as good as the original cast. All in all at least it's some kind of car show with good music and cinematography, way better than nothing at all. I think everyone would love this show if there had never been a Clarkson version.
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Chris Harris is on a spinoff show called Extra Gear. I haven't watched that one yet.
 

i didnt know that, thanks!

 

here's ep1 that im starting to watch now. low quality versions

 

 

 

found ep2 also

 

 

found this too



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So what do you guys think of the new Top Gear?

 

i just got done watching ep1. going to watch ep2 soon.

 

i wanna Mclaren 675LT


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Episode 1 seemed like a lot of forced funny bits as well as no real chemistry between the cast. I have about ten minutes left in the second episode right now. I'm not a fan, the cars are good but they only covered the F1 Long Tail for all about 55 seconds. What total garbage that was. Gives me something to have on in the background when I'm editing photos. 

 

All in all I think they are trying to hard. Also not a fan of the dirt portion on the track for the guests. Oh well, least they didn't make the Stig talk.


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Thoughts on Ep3? Chris Harris and Sabine Schmitz are my favorite so far.



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I'm still not sold on the cast.

 

Though I enjoyed the shorter presenter segments. I doubt I will enjoy their long episodes like the original Top Gear specials whenever they try those.

 

Ken Block was a nice touch. Though would have been nice to see the F12 tdf go around the track. Even if Ferrari said no Jeremy Clarkson would have called them out on it, but these guys didn't mention it. Yet they begged for the P1 to go around their track. 

 

Kevin Hart was a good choice as the star in the middle section.

 

It seems like they are still trying to feel each other out as a cast. But the car content is good.


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^ agreed. I think each episode is getting a little better, or maybe it's just growing on me. But either way it's a lot better than having no car shows at all...

2010 GT-R - Matte Gray, AP/Carbotech, BSE trans cooler, BSE tune on ECUTek, H&R sways, AMSOIL, NASA-AZ TT2 and occasional DD
1976 FJ-40 Rock Buggy - tube chassis, LQ4, 700R4, NP205, Rockwells, F&R hydraulic steering, Fox, Ballistic, lots of 4130, 7068, and AR400

2001 Ford Excursion - V10, DD and occasional tow rig

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I'll say one thing... Chris Evins needs to go. I can't watch one review of his. he is just not a premium reviewer. Chris Harris tho, way better reviewer and entertainment.
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People not liking shouty man Chris Evans: http://jalopnik.com/...dium=socialflow


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that's good news. Rory is alright much better host/entertainment... but less knowledgeable and less mature (not less mature in the sense that Jeremy is tho).



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so... any ep 4 impressions? 



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If I wanna skip the bullshit and just see Harris, how do i do that?
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I stopped watching


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If I wanna skip the bullshit and just see Harris, how do i do that?


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And I agree completely

2010 GT-R - Matte Gray, AP/Carbotech, BSE trans cooler, BSE tune on ECUTek, H&R sways, AMSOIL, NASA-AZ TT2 and occasional DD
1976 FJ-40 Rock Buggy - tube chassis, LQ4, 700R4, NP205, Rockwells, F&R hydraulic steering, Fox, Ballistic, lots of 4130, 7068, and AR400

2001 Ford Excursion - V10, DD and occasional tow rig

facebook.com/DangerousEnterprises

Do want someday - Radical, 599 GTB w/FHP, 430 Scud, Superlite Coupe, FF Type 65 Coupe


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Ep 5? getting better? the Evans review on the Rolls with Matt was actually decent because he's passionate for the car, being that its his. Matt did well too. i enjoyed the skit. Whenever Evans interacts with people tho, its a different story.

 

In the news...

https://www.thesun.c...s-star-leblanc/

 

I have to say i see it as Matt does. Evans is just uncomfortable most of the time with everyone else. sure they say the rest of the cast are not meshing well either, but nothing some team building can help.  if the bbc continue with Evans instead of Matt, the cast may eventually get along with time, or they will never get along and then the ratings will plummet. maybe they will keep them both and compromise some how. Matt would be the idea guy between the two, he just needs to act a bit more like the salesmen he was in ep5 with convincing the baseball teams the newer one was better. he should also always wear a suit just like in this ep too, as it fits him well, and would solidify him as the lead.

 

Looks like Evans is reacting pretty badly to the cast probably because of his poor reviews.


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another article.
http://www.telegraph...anning-to-quit/

I'll have to watch the new absolutely fabulous movie they mentioned. the TV series was excellent.

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in other news top gear USA cancelled. I haven't watched more than 4 episodes of that crap. surprised it didn't happen sooner.

http://www.roadandtr...tory-cancelled/
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any thoughts on Ep 6? the acura accord, i mean NSX is being reviewed by Chris Harris. i wonder how much this group is tied to advertising vs reality.

 

ill be watching it some time today.






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