New Top Gear

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Lonemagpie, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Roger Wilco

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    ^^
    The cycling thing was as unfunny as could have been expected from Top Gear, but the rest of the show was just fine imo.

    And next week sounds like fun.
     
  2. BigFoot

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    I liked this week's ep. And while it seems most people prefer the McLaren P1, I totally love the Porsche 918... that thing is just amazing.
     
  3. T J

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    What the hell, 7 episodes and gone! Where the hell is Top Gear?! I need my fix!
     
  4. MacLeod

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    Ask Dave :p
     
  5. BigFoot

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    TG always does short seasons, that's nothing new.
     
  6. MacLeod

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    the length of Top Gear seasons aren't short by UK standards.
     
  7. sojourner

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    I swear the seasons feel shorter each year. This year felt like 4 episodes and the "Christmas" Special.
     
  8. MacLeod

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    I suspect that's because you were enjoying the episodes, so they seemed to fly past.
     
  9. CorporalClegg

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    This year's Holiday special was a dud. And that bit at the end was just weird and really threw the whole thing off.
     
  10. Lonemagpie

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    Recorded it, but haven't seen it yet.
    Apparently the Hate Mail is complaining about it, so they must have done something good.
     
  11. Haggis and tatties

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    That they metioned early on in the show about the falklands war and heading toward the Belgrano's home town was for me anway, proof, if it were needed, that the licence plate was not a coincidence.

    And i also noted that said front licence plate was doing magic, one minute it was on the car, next it was gone, throught the whole show.

    But yeah, i feel the whole show was somewhat of a damp squid that backfired on them towards the end, which i suspect would have had Clarkson pointing out how he had driven through Argentina with said licence plate and thus was another win for Great Brition, when of course the opposite happened, when they slinked out in the dark with their tails between their legs. lol
     
  12. Lonemagpie

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    The new season starts tonight on BBC2!
     
  13. BigFoot

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    ^ Finally. :D
     
  14. Lonemagpie

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    Ten episodes!

    Where has Jezza's bald patch gone? Has he been having plug implants? It was still there in the summer while filming in St Petersburg, but gone by the studio recording last Wednesday...
     
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  15. Rowan Sjet

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    Top Gear is really crushing on the Winter Soldier soundtrack this series. Can't say I blame em.
     
  16. CorporalClegg

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    They've also made a lot of changes in the editing style. It's way more flashy and summer blockbuster-like than it used to be. Over all, I've been down on the show this series. I thought the Australia trip was a bore, and the whole ambulance thing was one of their biggest duds ever. But last night's Peugeot bit was the best segment they've done in years. I haven't laughed so hard in a really long time.
     
  17. Lonemagpie

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    Clarkson suspended (for punching the producer!) and this week's show cancelled.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31824040

    Whatever you think of him, it's a pain in the arse that this will probably mean the show is cancelled mid-season (Sunday's episode is cancelled as they'd be recording it tomorrow), and it fucks up May and Hammond as well - plus everybody else who works on the show - as none of them have been suspended. The right thing to do would be at least simply appoint an interim replacement host so the rest of the series can be completed, rather than potentially put a shitload of people out of work to suspend one person. Trust the Beeb to overreact when they react at all...
     
  18. Saul

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    BBC News is reporting that Clarkson has been suspended for an incident with a producer. No Top Gear this Sunday :(
     
  19. Relayer1

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    Probably handbags between a dickish producer and a dickish presenter.

    Hope it doesn't put paid to the show...
     
  20. MacLeod

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    I doubt it'll put paid to the show saying Top Gear is one the Beeb's top shows, I guess we shall have to see what happens when the full facts become known. They could suspended him for the rest of the season and just go with the other presenters.