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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2018, 07:58:55 AM »
I've watched the first three episodes now and I have laughed my arse off the whole way through.

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That's it, they're making me laugh again..... :tu:
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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2018, 09:42:16 AM »
isn't that all we want from a show like that?

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2018, 10:08:30 AM »
GET RID OF THE CELEBRITY INTERVIEW/RACE PART    :rant:   

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2018, 01:08:25 PM »
I didn't like the 'unscripted, no honestly' part from the week before or the 'let's make a youtube video' from last week. Trying a bit too hard.

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2018, 01:18:20 PM »
....where language fails....

Yes, trying too hard.......but in a believable way?

isn't that all we want from a show like that?
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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2018, 05:05:31 PM »
....where language fails....

Yes, trying too hard.......but in a believable way?


Not really. If the show was unscripted, how did the chain smoking model (assumption from her voice) suddenly turn up with multiple costume changes? The interruptions in the middle of doing a voice over were rather too convenient, etc.

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2018, 05:30:50 PM »
....where language fails....

Yes, trying too hard.......but in a believable way?


Not really. If the show was unscripted, how did the chain smoking model (assumption from her voice) suddenly turn up with multiple costume changes? The interruptions in the middle of doing a voice over were rather too convenient, etc.

the chain smoking model with multiple costumes was the only believable part of it being unscripted. trust me on that one

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2018, 05:52:02 PM »
....where language fails....

Yes, trying too hard.......but in a believable way?


Not really. If the show was unscripted, how did the chain smoking model (assumption from her voice) suddenly turn up with multiple costume changes? The interruptions in the middle of doing a voice over were rather too convenient, etc.

the chain smoking model with multiple costumes was the only believable part of it being unscripted. trust me on that one

Did you notice that when May is supposedly surprising those people by putting out their BBQ, the camera man had to have already been in their garden as per the camera angle? Heck you're the man on the ground there, you probably noticed a bunch more stuff. :)

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2018, 05:54:37 PM »
It was the same thing with the supposed out takes of Clarkson killing his car and the camera crew being annoyed. They were terrible actors.

Lads having fun is what they're good at, heck even if they're my dads age. :D Acting, nah. They should leave that for the professionals.

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2018, 06:28:04 PM »
....where language fails....

Yes, trying too hard.......but in a believable way?


Not really. If the show was unscripted, how did the chain smoking model (assumption from her voice) suddenly turn up with multiple costume changes? The interruptions in the middle of doing a voice over were rather too convenient, etc.

the chain smoking model with multiple costumes was the only believable part of it being unscripted. trust me on that one

Did you notice that when May is supposedly surprising those people by putting out their BBQ, the camera man had to have already been in their garden as per the camera angle? Heck you're the man on the ground there, you probably noticed a bunch more stuff. :)

that part didn't make sense. also the May and the car surviving are fairytale. he had Zagreb licence plates and was in Dalmatia. that car would have been torched in a matter of minutes. well hours in Zadar, minutes is more of a Split thing

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2018, 09:07:34 AM »
OK......not sure how much of a fan you are, but I've watched every single episode....several times. (TG & GT)

They joked about the "unscripted" part years ago when they won some prize......

I can honestly say the only time it bothered me was when they regurgitated jokes from the early seasons.........that's just lazy.

How can you even expect a show like this to be unscripted?  How can you expect to have a good view if the camera man wasn't in the yard?  And in these litigation crazy times, do you honestly think the mighty Amazon  would have an international star put out some random BBQ fire and get sued for pain & suffering?
Sure enough.....that gag wasn't very funny, but the episode was a finger in the eye.....or just a finger......and I found it rather sarcastic, which I like  :salute:
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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2018, 02:17:03 PM »
looking from a local perspective the BBQ wouldn't have been a big deal. starting that fire on the other hand would have been a massive problem

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"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2018, 07:08:51 AM »
looking from a local perspective the BBQ wouldn't have been a big deal. starting that fire on the other hand would have been a massive problem

Why is the fire a problem?

I always assume that when a country is not in the news there's peace and quiet........sounds like not so much....?
I have a friend from your country, got to know him when he moved to SA and we went fishing a few times while I was there on holiday.  We had long talks, and some of the things he said really struck me.
I'm from settler stock, probably a mix of French Huguenot and German convict  :think: , we don't have a past and 1000 years of heritage......I cam imagine the feelings are strong  :'(
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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2018, 09:47:36 AM »
we have a lot of wildfire problems and even though there are all sorts of fire bans some are badly regulated on paper and others are even worse in the field. a few years back there was a huge tragedy as 12 firefighters died on the spot and 1 in the hospital.

doesn't matter if you take Croatia, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain and probably some other countries, but every year there is a lot of fires and many people lose everything. ofc some of those fires are intentionally started and some are negligence

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2018, 08:14:00 PM »
S02E07......That's why!  :cheers:

I have tears in my eyes......Indian food......but the goose bumps are thanks to the last segment of the show  :cheers:
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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2018, 02:34:38 AM »
S02E07......That's why!  :cheers:

I have tears in my eyes......Indian food......but the goose bumps are thanks to the last segment of the show  :cheers:

Yup Gerhard, I've just watched it and all I can is WOW :tu:

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2018, 10:57:00 AM »
the reason we keep watching

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2018, 06:28:19 PM »
not many cars tests, but fun

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2018, 07:16:49 PM »
 :rofl:
 :cheers:
Still tops :cheers:
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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2018, 08:02:26 PM »
hamster smurfed big cat

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2018, 07:42:44 PM »
they are desperate - featuring porn has-beens now....

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2018, 08:11:11 PM »
with the interviews?

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"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2018, 06:04:19 AM »
they are desperate - featuring porn has-beens now....

Yeah I fast forwarded that entire section the moment I saw the badly made up silicone pumped bimbo strutting across the floor. Really didn't have the patience.

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #53 on: February 06, 2019, 08:22:30 AM »
I really enjoyed the Columbia Special, and the whole new season so far......it feels like I'm watching the Top Gear I enjoyed so much  :salute:
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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2019, 12:10:48 PM »
I thought the Columbia special awful. A symbol of why they should have given up long ago.  :cheers:

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #55 on: February 06, 2019, 12:23:30 PM »
I also really enjoyed the Colombia special!  :rofl:

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #56 on: February 06, 2019, 01:13:48 PM »
First few weeks - off roading, pickup trucks   Great start !!!

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2019, 12:38:06 AM »
I finally watched the first two episodes.

Regarding the drag race at the end of Episode one.... WTF?

If you have to spend over an hour setting the car up, shouldn't you at least get a better lead than that?   :facepalm:

Otherwise, pretty cool.  :D

I am excited to watch the second half of the Columbia episode- it looks like a good old fashioned Top Gear adventure, and I do so enjoy those!

The Dune buggy thing last season was cool, but they were too closely matched.  It's nice to see them in totally different vehicles again, even if Clarkson did make the obvious choice for it.  Although I think if I was trying to film jaguars in the wild I may have opted for something with a top!   :ahhh

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2019, 07:23:19 AM »
I have to admit laughing so much in the last episode (the guy in the womans showers comment) that I spat out my food.

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Re: The Grand Tour
« Reply #59 on: February 07, 2019, 07:59:43 AM »
First few weeks - off roading, pickup trucks   Great start !!!

And don't forget the donkeys  :rofl: :facepalm:

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