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    Rather unimpressed. The presenters played off each other well, but felt too forced and scripted. And while the "first car" was a fun idea, the "challenge" itself was utterly mundane, especially when you compare it to the old trios jaunts in the desert in equally impractical cars and what they got up to. This seemed to be pretty much drive over some bumpy road, and that's that, end of episode.

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    Watched it now, they actually were pretty good for a first effort, better than top gear has been in a long time, don’t get me wrong there’s a lot of room for improvement but the show actually made me laugh, which is more than top gear has done in a while


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    I really enjoyed it. Thought the three of them were really funny and gelled. Look forward to more.

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    Always loved Top Gear, glad to see it working well even without Clarkson.

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    I’ve always loved TG, I’ll keep watching this series no doubt, but I’d have to say Fifth Gear is a better show overall, it still has humour but is far superior from a consumer perspective and I really appreciate that instead of too much dicking about and blowing smoke up each other’s jacksies.


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    Quote Originally Posted by yumma View Post
    I’ve always loved TG, I’ll keep watching this series no doubt, but I’d have to say Fifth Gear is a better show overall, it still has humour but is far superior from a consumer perspective and I really appreciate that instead of too much dicking about and blowing smoke up each other’s jacksies.


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    AND they can all really drive.

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    Yeah I agree massive fan of fifth gear, shame it’s not done as well really


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    I really enjoyed it...made me laugh

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    A decent start for the new boys. Paddy and Freddy genuinely funny with Harris as the straight man could just work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    A bit like a travelogue (Three men in a boat sort of thing) than a car programme, but funny and quite enjoyable.

    I most say the Ferrari beating the Porsche GT2RS was a bit of a shocker.
    I know car identities isn't your thing but I'm sure the 488 Pista was up against the McLaren 720S.
    You can live in your car but you can't drive your house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    I know car identities isn't your thing but I'm sure the 488 Pista was up against the McLaren 720S.
    The Pista beat the GT2 RS time on the power board.

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    Just watched this, some good some not, Harris and Flintoff ok but not taking to McGuinness, will try again with another episode and go from there, not quite usual TG but really haven't watched it much since Clarkson et al.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete-r View Post
    The Pista beat the GT2 RS time on the power board.
    Ah, I stand corrected.
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    It seemed very fake to me "we're all buddies really" just don't notice the scripted banter.

    Whole format seems old and tired.

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    Wooden.

    They keep trying to replicate the best years of the original - never going to happen.

    CH in a car, no autocue or false 'chats' is great.

    Doubt I will be following the new series TBH.
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    It’s down there with Supercar magabuild, awful

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    Well, I thought that was excellent- very funny, and the three have gelled perfectly.

    It will be interesting to see if the critical response agrees with me.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    Well, I thought that was excellent- very funny, and the three have gelled perfectly.

    It will be interesting to see if the critical response agrees with me.
    I agree, I really enjoyed it.
    You can live in your car but you can't drive your house.

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    I want to like it, I just dont

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    Really enjoyed it and I think the 3 of them genuinely have a good laugh .


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    I really enjoyed it, the trio work very well together. My wife even enjoyed the episode which is a bonus!

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    'Its like I've had a conga eel shoved up my arse!'

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    I'm really liking it, despite not having an interest in E cars.

    The shock bit with Paddy made me belly laugh.

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    I enjoyed it...made me laugh.

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    Very good. Dare I say better than Clarkson et al towards the end?

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    I really liked it. Very enjoyable.
    Even though the initial line up had me fearing the worst.

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    I liked it - nice piece on electric vehicles not just nonsense. And I had a laugh when they were buzzing each other around that test track! Much better than the last season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdh1 View Post
    Very good. Dare I say better than Clarkson et al towards the end?

    I think you do dare!

    Clarkson trio were at their height in the middle of their tenure - the Toybota, Reliant Shuttle (supremly daft but impressive), Arctic Expedition etc.

    But by the end the humour was very forced and the gags around Hammond and May very tired. The low point was the ambulances thing, that was just execrable.


    This new crew are a revelation so far.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcworks View Post
    'Its like I've had a conga eel shoved up my arse!'
    I'm intrigued how anyone would know that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I'm intrigued how anyone would know that?
    Think I've a "specialist" japanesse video somewhere that may show that sort of thing if you like?

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    All TG presenters have looked clunky from the start (although I can't remember how Clarkson started out). It took a while for May, Hammond and Clarkson to click. I think Monkey and LeBlanc worked really well together but Reid just didn't slot in. The key seems to be not just making the programme silly at the planning stage but having the presenters to throw in unexpected schoolboy stuff like Flintoff's head butt on Monkey. I have to admit I've liked Paddy since his doorman days at the Phoenix Club, and from 'Take Me Out' he's become adept at presenting on the fly. Flintoff isn't so natural but adds something else and bearing in mind it's their second episode together they're doing an excellent job. Imagine a co-presenter head butting Evans. Actually, I'll just leave that there.

    I read that Eddie Jordan isn't involved at all, which is great news, he really was awful. Sabine is still good but please not as the comedy German, popping up to challenge Monkey to a race...
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    The new team should get Abbie Eaton (the racing driver from the Grand Tour) involved.

    She was excellent, obviously available for TV work now The Grand Tour has closed down, and very easy on the eye.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    I watched episode 2 last night, did not expect much but it was funny and much better than expected. Feddie and Paddy work well together, will keep watching.

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    Blimey, several posts since episode 2 aired and only one luke warm negative comment. Have I signed in to the wrong forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    Well, I thought that was excellent- very funny, and the three have gelled perfectly.

    It will be interesting to see if the critical response agrees with me.
    Agreed. Really enjoying Top Gear again.

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    watched episode 2 and found it not too nbad - the frsit one was quite good too.

    A bit childish in parts - but hey - it's supposed to be fun - I just wish theyd do more reviews rather than the silly stuff - but it was waaaaaaay better than that bloke of Friends and Co

    I've booked "series link" on my sky box recorder

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    Now the chemistry has been sorted, the format will flourish as it did once before.

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    The electric shock bit on Paddy had both my kids doubled up with laughter.
    Anything that does that is fine by me.
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    After my initial reservations on episode one; I have to confess it was blooming good. Again, the electric shocks were hilarious. TBH it's just good to have some car shows on TV.

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    Thought it was brilliant. Good review of the Tesla, the three of them had me in stitches.

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    I thoroughly enjoyed Ep2 last night. The electric shock part had me in stitches and I haven't laughed that hard in ages, particularly while watching TG.

    FF was absolutely awful with his links - as he seems to be mainly, but at least they were taking the P out of him over it.

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    I think the fact that they actually aren't always extremely slick and polished makes them all the more appealing and relatable.

    So far, they look like they are having a lot of fun, and that is infectious.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Enjoyed yesterday’s episode as did my son, my wife even watched it and she never ever does.

    Any info on why FF didn’t react to the shocks, did he cheat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by subseastu View Post
    Think I've a "specialist" japanesse video somewhere that may show that sort of thing if you like?
    No, I'll pass (and I don't mean an eel )

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    Another good episode. Massively surprised at how well it works.

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    I've enjoyed both episodes funny comparing it with cris evens pile of shit

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    Just watched it, was actually enjoyable to watch, they seem to work well as a trio.

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    Best it's been in a very long time!


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    Loved it so good


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