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58 minutes ago, Nyphur said:

Just like the "old" top gear was for its last 7 years or so.... which did pretty well.
 

 

Car people though, mcguiness is this century’s Bob Monkhouse 

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It almost felt like Harris was being bullied at times by the other two, but things should even out as they get to know each other better (I think flintoff and mcguinness have worked together before)

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On the net somewhere today (Facebook, I think) someone said Top Gear are never short of publicity, one way or the other. Clearly, that's absolutely spot on, even for those of us who can't stand the programme. Clarkson ruined it, to the point where it was hard to think of how it could get worse. Now it seems that braying gobshite McGuiness is a presenter.

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3 hours ago, UltraWomble said:

Bring back Angela Rippon

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Whenever I hear her voice I want to throw stuff at the TV , can't stand the sight of her.

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I think that was a pretty good first episode, have to say. It helped that there was mainly just the one film (broken up by the Ferrari/Mclaren face off) and there were some genuinely laugh out loud moments ('this jumper smells like a marathon runner's ballbag' being one of my personal faves). That Escort was amazing - definitely the best car out of the three.

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Agreed, it’s simplicity was a big bonus. I rated the episode as well, I enjoyed it and the interplay between the hosts has got off to a promising start; it didn’t feel forced which the most recent incarnations did, to my mind at least.

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5 hours ago, HMC said:

It almost felt like Harris was being bullied at times by the other two, but things should even out as they get to know each other better (I think flintoff and mcguinness have worked together before)

just watching it and he got the northern digs in first and the slagging paddy about him being able to read was funny

yeah professional sportsman for a longtime - not a surprise boxster but hey like he said talent

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I have watched Top Gear in its various forms for nearly 30 years. I will admit I was a big fan of Clarkson era, but have given each new version a chance. The Evans version was pretty grim, (although I believe that series was always doomed to fail regardless of presenter) and Matt was not much better to begin with, but over time it seemed to find it's feet and the last series was actually pretty good. Maybe not the best, but certainly enjoyable. 

I was not particularly looking forward to the new series as it seemed like they were stepping right back, having finally got it good. I missed the first 20 minutes, which was perhaps unfair, but what I did see was alright. I wasn't blown away, and indeed was playing internet after a while, but it was far from the worst episode I have seen. I will stick with it, and give it a fairer chance, actually paying proper attention. I am not convinced yet, but will keep watching. 

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I enjoyed it 8 out of 10. Agree on the bullying of Harris. Just watched a preview of the next one and it looks like they're picking on him by electrocuting him while he's driving. Never watched Flintoff before, he seems okay. I used to like Paddy although he's acting like a right dick in this.

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Watched it by accident last night. I was laptopping when I could hear old chod having the arse ripped out of it. This immediately gets my attention. Watched the last half hour or so, didn't even know there was a new series or presenters for that matter. From what I did watch, I got a feeling that a remote part of my license fee was... justified. That hasn't happened since, well, the Clarkson era.

Will watch again and with the anticipation of becoming amused by the entertainment.

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On 6/17/2019 at 11:40 PM, Bradders59 said:

I remember the very first episode with Angela Rippon and Noel Edmonds presenting. Im pretty sure it also featured a MK2 Escrot too.  

I know it featured Angela Rippon’s Capri and interviews from random people in a cafe in order to try and find a correlation between how much they pay on meals and how much they pay on motoring. Just like TopGear today, really.

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I caught up on TG last night and I'm pretty happy. It's only their first episode and it's decent, definitely a good sign. 

I always watched Evans / LeBlanc too just because I like seeing cars on TV, but I feel like this series is going to be a step forward. Clarkson et al was tedious by the end, this is better. 

 

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There seems to be a lot of love for it here which is fair enough but it's not for me. Yet another strained rehash of the Clarkson and co format which worked for them (albeit even then it became tiresome) but seems totally contrived with any other three. I stuck with it through the first Ethiopia bit, mainly because the cars were vaguely interesting (though even then they had to include the inevitable token Porsche). Then the Ferrari bit came up (there is after all no other make of car worth talking about)…..yawn...bored now....switched off. My feeling is the format has run its course and needs canning. But they won't do that because it's such a money spinner. Sorry.

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It will be interesting to see flintoff and mcguinness in the role of motoring journalists. So far with the opener it’s been about cameraderie. Obviously Harris is there to do the more heavyweight stuff but how will the other 2 be with a direct to camera review?Flintoff especially is quite fresh to that format.

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2 hours ago, skoda_fan said:

There seems to be a lot of love for it here which is fair enough but it's not for me. Yet another strained rehash of the Clarkson and co format which worked for them (albeit even then it became tiresome) but seems totally contrived with any other three. I stuck with it through the first Ethiopia bit, mainly because the cars were vaguely interesting (though even then they had to include the inevitable token Porsche). Then the Ferrari bit came up (there is after all no other make of car worth talking about)…..yawn...bored now....switched off. My feeling is the format has run its course and needs canning. But they won't do that because it's such a money spinner. Sorry.

 

 

Harris was banned from Ferrari press cars for a few years because he wrote this.

 

https://jalopnik.com/how-ferrari-spins-5760248/amp

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