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Old 17-11-2017, 14:30   #381
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I think I've still get a couple of episodes still unwatched from the first season...
Same here. I think it was the constant swearing and teenage boy innuendo that finally caused me to just give up. Thankfully Top Gear's return to form gave us something which was suitable for all of the family again.
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Old 17-11-2017, 15:12   #382
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"The American" won't be returning either:






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Old 17-11-2017, 16:46   #383
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Old 17-11-2017, 18:23   #384
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Didn't think "The American" was very funny, I'm guessing they're at least listening to some criticism, especially if they've dumped the celeb braincrash bit, although it looks like they might actually have celebs

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Old 20-11-2017, 11:02   #385
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yes i think some parts of the first series were more of a dig at Top Gear. the could probably have made more of "the american", so he's probably right that they underdeveloped his character. hopefully from S2 onwards it will gain its own identity/character (as much as it can, seeing as the three presenters were essentially TG)
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Old 20-11-2017, 11:20   #386
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yes i think some parts of the first series were more of a dig at Top Gear. the could probably have made more of "the american", so he's probably right that they underdeveloped his character. hopefully from S2 onwards it will gain its own identity/character (as much as it can, seeing as the three presenters were essentially TG)
I was in the audience for the filming of the Christmas episode a couple of weeks ago and can confirm they have ditched the celebrity brain crash rubbish and also the American is gone.

They now have 2 celebs being interviewed in the tent each week - one UK and one US including a track & timed laps, so very much back to the Top Gear formula.
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Old 20-11-2017, 11:55   #387
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I was in the audience for the filming of the Christmas episode a couple of weeks ago and can confirm they have ditched the celebrity brain crash rubbish and also the American is gone.

They now have 2 celebs being interviewed in the tent each week - one UK and one US including a track & timed laps, so very much back to the Top Gear formula.
Fine with that... would prefer some racing with a random celeb than the 15 minutes of waffle they were doing with the opening bad jokes and conversation street or whatever it was called....

Though are they still be doing those segments... did they blow the 3 years of cash on season 1??
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I quite liked conversation street if only for the wacky silhouettes, brain crash was brain numbing, glad it's gone.
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I'm guessing they were expecting to be sued or something, maybe they feel a little bit more confident now that they won't be.
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The auditions begin....

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The search for the new driver continues

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That last one really made me chuckle
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That last one really made me chuckle
me too!
you know as soon as you see the driver what's going to happen, but that doesn't make it any less funny.
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Hopefully the second series will have a bit more humour, a little less forced and get back on track a little. Whilst it was perfectly watchable last time, it seemed to want to be "as close to TG as we can without getting sued" and it's as if they were struggling with what they could do. The celeb bit was painful to watch, so hopefully a few tweaks to the formula and it'll be great.
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The Grand Tour (2016)

He looks a bit “better” now...

https://youtu.be/85GSILNh6U4

Is it me or does Clarkson look a bit Partridge-y?
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I quick glance at this post on my phone and I had a shock as I though it said 'died'
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He looks a bit “better” now...

https://youtu.be/85GSILNh6U4

Is it me or does Clarkson look a bit Partridge-y?
Well that's... erm... terrifying actually
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