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 Post subject: Re: The Grand Tour
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:24 pm 
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Take the best 70 minutes of Top Gear Series 23. The absolute best segments.

The Grand Tour Episode 1 is a quantum leap better then that.

The weeping sound you hear in the background is BBC executives seeing their franchise in a death spiral.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:18 am 
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Ep 1 was great, looking forward to Ep 2


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The biggest question mark I see at this point is sustainability - some shows do use up most of their best material in the pilot. But they're certainly off to a good start, which is good to see.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:14 pm 
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There's a...eh...review of the first episode here:
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/rating-e ... nd-tour-is
I am at a loss for words as to how to describe it but I suspect that the writer might have had a few before coming up with this. :shock: :D

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:39 am 
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Good first episode, hope it gets better/sustains.

The celebrity section was overdone I felt....but I love that they have unexploded ordnance in their test track :D

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KDahm wrote:
The weeping sound you hear in the background is BBC executives seeing their franchise in a death spiral.


If only someone hadn't assaulted a colleague whilst drunk, eh? ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:20 am 
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Started watching it, liked it. A lot. Got 40 minutes in and fell asleep with baby after a 70 hour week. Want to watch it again. Liked it, didn't love it (but I think the kernels of a REALLY good show are there). I didn't like the American racing driver however, the whole Stig thing was far better as a concept (faceless, voiceless).

Waiting eagerly for Ep.02

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I didn't like the American racing driver however, the whole Stig thing was far better as a concept (faceless, voiceless).

The Stig was definitely a better concept, but they couldn't use him for obvious legal reasons. I'm reasonably certain that The American was the best concept their lawyers would let them use.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:45 am 
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Craiglxviii wrote:
I didn't like the American racing driver however, the whole Stig thing was far better as a concept (faceless, voiceless).

The Stig was definitely a better concept, but they couldn't use him for obvious legal reasons. I'm reasonably certain that The American was the best concept their lawyers would let them use.

I doubt whether it'll work, but it would be entertaining if they use a different American every episode. And just pass over it without introduction, as though it was the same person all along.

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ByronC wrote:
Craiglxviii wrote:
I didn't like the American racing driver however, the whole Stig thing was far better as a concept (faceless, voiceless).

The Stig was definitely a better concept, but they couldn't use him for obvious legal reasons. I'm reasonably certain that The American was the best concept their lawyers would let them use.


Well a stig is really a boy in his first year at Repton, a "B Blocker". Both Clarkson and Wilman were pupils at the same time there in the 70s, hence where the term came from. He was originally to be called "The Gimp" (as in, from Pulp Fiction, but Aintie Beeb said no.

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Now go away and come up with a new name. Through a mouthful of steak, Jeremy had the answer. "Hey Wilman, remember what the new kids were called at school?" Wilman did. They were called stigs. What if the anonymous racing driver was called The Stig?
from "And on That Bombshell".

So I would contend that with a bit of playing around with the "tamer racing driver" concept, they can recreate something Stig-y. They might even have a competition for names for him.

I like the idea of a different driver every week all advertised under the same name. Bonus points if he's not American, or doesn't speak English.

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Perhaps they'll have a tame racing driver, sorry Auntie Beeb, professional car driver from the region where The Grand Tour is being hosted. American for the first, others to follow.

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I doubt they'll try a different driver each week. The board is supposed to be at least somewhat scientific, and while good racing drivers are reasonably similar, well, just look at the F1 driver lap board. (Although I strongly suspect that the car was somehow getting faster.)

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Episode three was better than two. I really could not get the terrorist stuff. A Grand Tour with Hammond annoying May on the other hand. Plus I learned Clarkson has moved.

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They've been sighted in Scotland recently...

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Plus I learned Clarkson has moved.

The house featured really is his - he got planning permission to demolish it and build a new one, described as 'a modest country house/gentrified farmhouse which gives the appearance of having grown over time'.

Which is to say, not unlike the one originally there, except for the five-car garage....

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His divorce can't have cost him that much as a %age then...

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The Grand Tour Season 2 Sneak Peek - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jahD1bkVqNI

Looks fun ? :D


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RNFan wrote:
The Grand Tour Season 2 Sneak Peek - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jahD1bkVqNI

Looks fun ? :D


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They are back for season 2 !!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_NRSoVncJQ

Something good to watch at last :D


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Life will have entertainment again. :D

https://youtu.be/hXMPhuRT4j8

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