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Any one watching the new version of BBC Top Gear ? I had zero expectations after the debacle last season but I am pleasantly surprised with the rapport Leblanc and the 2 new guys have. Not like the old show but at least watchable. Extra Gear seems worthless though.
 
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It gets worse. While this might work out to be a decent replacement for Fifth Gear, they're also redoing Top Gear USA.

http://jalopnik.com/top-gear-a...ree-hosts-1793443905

TL;DR: Hosts are actor William Fichtner, UK Car guy/Fifth Gear co-host Tom Ford, and Top Fuel Drag Racing Champ Antron Brown. HQ will be set a Speed Vegas and they'll be using their 1.5 mile track.
 
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Pisses me off that they are bringing back USA with new people. The other hosts were just hitting their stride when the morons canceled it. Same thing will likely happen this time.


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Nope.....Amazon and Netflix have reruns.

And the better Grand Tour ain't as good either, watchable yes but not the same
 
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I am enjoying the new season of Top Gear. They seem to be hitting it off quite well. While it is not the old gang, time will treat the current group well if no one's head gets too big for their britches.
 
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Meh. But, that Alpha Romeo Guilia has me hooked. I had sworn off new cars at my age. I might have to make an exception for that Italian.

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OK, having seen I think five episodes of this season's Top Gear, and maybe three or four of The Grand Tour...I have to say...I vastly prefer the NEW Top Gear team and show.
The GT guys in my opinion have jumped the shark; pitching the tent different places around the world, then showing videos having nothing to do with that country...really it's not even a car show any more. They have taken the part that added charm to their car show and made the whole show revolve around their trash talk. It's like trying to make a whole meal of a great appetizer like calamari...makes you sick!

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I, like many, don't watch it for the cars. But then I started watching TG only after having seen both May and Hammond do other projects.


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This season has been a vast improvement over last season. LeBlanc, Harris, & Reid are meshing well together, though a good half of that finale was a bit of a snoozer. The boat bits were pretty entertaining.

IMO, Jordan has to go, not a fan.

I'll give the revamped TG:US a shot, may be better than expected.




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Originally posted by sjtill:
OK, having seen I think five episodes of this season's Top Gear, and maybe three or four of The Grand Tour...I have to say...I vastly prefer the NEW Top Gear team and show.
The GT guys in my opinion have jumped the shark; pitching the tent different places around the world, then showing videos having nothing to do with that country...really it's not even a car show any more. They have taken the part that added charm to their car show and made the whole show revolve around their trash talk. It's like trying to make a whole meal of a great appetizer like calamari...makes you sick!

Interested in other opinions!


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Watched much of the season, it's not bad, just different people doing the same bits, nothing new, the photography/cinematography is still good.



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