Top Gear New Series

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  1. Bob The Skutter

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    *spits* Can't stand the man. Too long indeed, he was the MP here longer than I've been alive.

    Well this would explain it...

     
  2. Serial thread killer

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    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZzs7icr9HE[/yt]
    http://www.radiotimes.com/photos/2011-11-30/photo-gallery-top-gear-in-india
    Not as interested as I used to be in TG but will probably watch it.
     
  3. Bob The Skutter

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    I think I'm gonna give it a miss, unless I'm told it's exceptionally good. I'm getting to the point where I can't stand Clarkson now, though.
     
  4. Serial thread killer

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    I know what your saying, I will probably end up watching it on I player when I have nothing to do.
     
  5. ethrixdexter

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    Top Gear is one of my favorite Tv show . in fact its a favorite show of all sports cars lovers and the guys have little sense about heavy engines and specifications of good cars .
     
  6. Lonemagpie

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    Special was good - India very interesting and amazing, but the bit with the slogans on the train was very predictable - as soon as they'd put them up, I knew what they'd end up saying when they were ripped....
     
  7. Davros

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    Clarkson's statements about executing striker workers indicates his stupidity might go deeper than his on screen persona.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/...ic-sector-workers-says-BBC-Top-Gear-host.html
     
  8. Lonemagpie

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    ^ that's old news and horrifically out of context. (He actually first said he liked it cos there was less traffic but then added that "because this is the BBC I have to be "balanced" so have them shot...") so the joke was actually about the BBC's policy to having to give both sides....

    Anyway, I also have to confess I now want to visit a hotel just to try out the trouser press as a toastie-maker.
     
  9. MacLeod

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    Only caught the last third of the special. Still amusing though. I'll catch the rest on BBC3 or iPlayer.
     
  10. Bob The Skutter

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    Wasn't that a Red Dwarf idea 12 years ago? Lister wanted a transfer to a different wing because they had trouser presses, so he could make toasties.
     
  11. Ar-Pharazon

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    ^ It's possible. Clarkson quotes Monty Python & The Holy Grail, so RD isn't a stretch.
     
  12. Lonemagpie

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    I don't remember that - but I don't remember much of season 7 or 8 at all
     
  13. Roger Wilco

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    I thought the India special was shit. Predictable, repetitive and more cringeworthy than funny.
     
  14. Dimesdan

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    And to balance these things out, I thought it was good, not brilliant, but good, but my other half thought it was really good.

    Yes it was predictable in parts, but it's been like that with all the big challenges for years now. Although there was driving in it, for a 90 minute programme, not much of it was actual driving though.
     
  15. Roger Wilco

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    One thing that pisses me off, is that Clarkson almost never is the butt of the jokes. He always picks in turn on Richard and James, but it's never really him that's being made fun of. He's a fucking bully, on scripted tv as in real life, and it makes me uncomfortable to watch that.
     
  16. Serial thread killer

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    Same here and a lot of fans on final gear and the TG website agree with you.
     
  17. ITL

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    Yep. It's the only TG special I won't rewatch. VERY predictable snoozefest.
     
  18. Bob The Skutter

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    Guess that's me not watching it at all then.
     
  19. StolenThunder

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    I thought it was okay - not terrible, not great. Not enough about the cars, ironically.
     
  20. Haggis and tatties

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    Slow at thy start, perked up somewhat with the scary night drive on the motorway, and then fell away again towards the end.