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Old January 3 2012, 07:01 PM   #886
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First of all it didn't really register with me that Clarkson is an epic t*at. Then it registered and I ignored it. Then I had to try harder to ignore it. Now I can't. I don't think I'll be watching more TG.
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Old January 3 2012, 07:34 PM   #887
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First of all it didn't really register with me that Clarkson is an epic t*at. Then it registered and I ignored it. Then I had to try harder to ignore it. Now I can't. I don't think I'll be watching more TG.
Snap. It gets harder over time doesn't it?
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Old January 3 2012, 08:04 PM   #888
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First of all it didn't really register with me that Clarkson is an epic t*at. Then it registered and I ignored it. Then I had to try harder to ignore it. Now I can't. I don't think I'll be watching more TG.
Snap. It gets harder over time doesn't it?
I'm in the same boat.
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Old January 4 2012, 12:16 PM   #889
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I'm still able to distinguish between the person and the character he plays on TV, so I'm still watching!
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Old January 4 2012, 12:18 PM   #890
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I'm still able to distinguish between the person and the character he plays on TV, so I'm still watching!
Which is why I was able to go with it for so long, I always thought of him as a comedy character on Top Gear, but the man is repugnant and I'm finding it harder to laugh off.
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Old January 4 2012, 02:18 PM   #891
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I'm still able to distinguish between the person and the character he plays on TV, so I'm still watching!
I can't see any difference myself. All I know about him is how he appears on TG, in interviews and in his column. I don't care for him in any of those personae, so he might be somehow "different" in "real life", but since I don't see that aspect of him, I couldn't judge.
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Old January 4 2012, 03:12 PM   #892
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I've been watching him since he was on the old Top Gear series so his stuff pretty much washes off me. Being that way is what makes him popular also.
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Old January 4 2012, 08:02 PM   #893
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I'm still able to distinguish between the person and the character he plays on TV, so I'm still watching!
I can't see any difference myself. All I know about him is how he appears on TG, in interviews and in his column. I don't care for him in any of those personae, so he might be somehow "different" in "real life", but since I don't see that aspect of him, I couldn't judge.
The most obvious one was the documentary he did about the Dieppe raid in WW2- he's a totally different person in that one
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Old January 10 2012, 03:09 PM   #894
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I thought the India special was shit. Predictable, repetitive and more cringeworthy than funny.
Same here and a lot of fans on final gear and the TG website agree with you.
This is the first Top Gear special i've been disappointed by.
I watch it mainly for James May, he could make opening a tin of beans interesting.
Clarkson can be a pain at times, but i think it mostly an act. He was also rather good on Who Do You Think You Are?
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Old January 23 2012, 03:06 PM   #895
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An actual new series starts on Sunday -
Thank fuck for that! I was beginning to think that, with Sherlock and Only Connect finished, no Dr Who until at least September, and even Game Of Thrones not starting till April, that it was going to be a long-ass winter and spring with nothing on TV...
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Old January 23 2012, 05:32 PM   #896
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An actual new series starts on Sunday -
Thank fuck for that! I was beginning to think that, with Sherlock and Only Connect finished, no Dr Who until at least September, and even Game Of Thrones not starting till April, that it was going to be a long-ass winter and spring with nothing on TV...
And in a month or so, it'll be on BBCA. Definitely something to look forward to.
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Old January 23 2012, 05:49 PM   #897
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Have to program the programme into the planner then.
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Old January 23 2012, 06:14 PM   #898
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Just hope its better than the Christmas episode.
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Old February 8 2012, 09:09 PM   #899
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I've quite enjoyed the first two shows. Not over the top, pretty low key even. I think that was both a necessary and welcome move.
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Old February 16 2012, 05:08 PM   #900
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I've quite enjoyed the first two shows. Not over the top, pretty low key even. I think that was both a necessary and welcome move.
I've been to China before and have seen their cars, so the china trip was extremely hilarious to me. For one, the maximum legal top speed oh highways seem to be around 60kph (38mph). So when Jeremy mentioned that the chinese crash test speed was considerably lower, I was already nodding my head in agreement... in comes James May driving the car towards the crash wall.
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