I think they should ditch the 'Star in a reasonably priced car' part.|
I always fast forward it. I don't care who is on plugging whatever.
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I was going to say I don't entirely mind the forced humour but the more I think about it, the way they pretend / act like they're surprised at situations is excruciatingly painful to watch. |
- When they went camping, James and Richard pushed Jeremy's car off the cliff side and just by coincidence, they happened to be filming Jez eating an ice cream with the camera showing the falling car in the background.
-Richard setting his car/ campsite on fire to the sounds of "oh no, everything's on fire, how did this happpen" etc etc.
-Oh no, Richards car is in a ditch. How of earth did you get down there?
The Police car chases were dire. I only started driving in 2003 but I've got a soft spot for 80's sports cars and hatch backs. But they totally missed the point of exploiting what was great about them 3 cars and instead pencilled in 20 minutes of shite. I thought the point of it was to prove why the older models were better? Also didn't help that the bloke in the Astra didn't seem remotely interested in cars. Nice guy but utterly dull.
The best moments are the natural, unforced dynamic of the 3 of them and some of the gags / tricks on each other that at least don't appear to be scripted.
Still, I'm happy it's back and look forward to seeing some cars next Sunday.
Yeah, it does annoy me how they are always plugging something (usually a movie). I feel a bit uneasy about it, because it's like they're just using/exploiting the programme. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz obviously only went on the show to advertise Knight & Day (which coincidently was a pile of complete garbage).
I'd rather have people on who are genuinely interested in being on the show (not just to plug their latest movie), even if they aren't as 'big' a name.
Or better yet, as you say, they should scrap it.
feeg86 wrote:You've pretty much hit the nail on the head there.
I'd actually forgotten about the camping episode. I remember being so disappointed when they woke up one morning at the campsite and Jeremy's campervan/car had 'blown over'. Why was I disappointed? Because then I knew which way the episode was heading.
Instead of which they could have set challenges where they slept in each others camper vans complaining about them (can you imagine Jeremy in May's? That would be naturally hilarious). Or they could have been asked to cook a meal between them for a large group of people using only their camp stoves/etc. It's those kind of ideas which lead to unscripted, but humourous telly.
I had no idea who Hugh Bonneville was. That would probably be because I don't watch Downton Abbey. |
I did enjoy the supermarket part though. Couldn't stop laughing there!
|I hope tonight's show is better. I re-watched last week's show again yesterday, finishing with James May sat in a smoking crater makes for quite the ironic metaphor.|
Spong wrote:They would struggle to get worse than the utter sh*t of last week.
True. Even by my standards, as someone who generally loves all the BS challenges and pieces they put together, last week was pretty miserable.|
I'm curious to see the Chernobyl thing they've got lined up.
|Tom Hiddleston is the star in a reasonably priced car this week. I literally cannot wait to hear about what he's plugging...|
arials101 wrote:I never thought of that. It makes sense I suppose, although I find that segment really boring.
Hopefully tonight will be an improvement... I've always found Top Gear to have dud episodes so it shouldn't all be as bad as last week.
I love watching SIARPC on iPlayer.|
Dombat wrote:I always put it down to Clarkson being a frustrated chat show host.
Clarkson: "My guest tonight is Tom Hiddleston."|
Also, what was with all the blatant Jaguar advertising?!
Edited by VideoGameAddict25 at 21:08:07 09-02-2014
VideoGameAddict25 wrote:Blatant? One mention of a Jag in the news, could have been any manufacturer really. The commercial was really only the star plugging like all the others plugging their latest Film/Album/Thing/etc...
On the whole I thought it was a much better episode than usual.
|I enjoyed it. The race was better than usual with that quad bike and not too much cunting about. Even the admission they had to reshoot it all was a bit fresh in its honesty. Alfa is good. P1 good. Military vehicles actually fairly interesting. Siarpc, no better or worse than it ever is.|
Thought this one was good. The vehicles they looked at were all different and interesting and the humour was okay in this one.|
The dried weetabix line was pretty good
Edited by IRT at 23:20:23 09-02-2014
|Now all I need is £866,000|
I have absolutely no problems with tonight's episode, Tom Hiddlestone was as entertaining as he always is when being interviewed as well.|
I've seen the P1 test cars driving around a lot (I work very close to McLaren's HQ) and have always gawped at them, even with their horrible, anti-photo paint scheme.
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|That P1 piece was awesome. They do like their cinematography when they aren't acting like fannies!|
Got to say though, I can appreciate the technical marvellousness that went into both the MacLaren MP12-4C and the P1, but they both just leave me cold. Not sure what it is, but they don't stir the blood like some other cars.
Be interesting to see how the P1 does against the Porsche 918 in a few weeks - there's a three-way hybrid battle between the P1, The LaFerrari and the 918, and when MacLaren took the P1 to the Nordschleife, they refused to publish the lap time, saying 'it was irrelevant.'
More like it wasn't as quick as they'd hoped it would be, but given the way it was tearing round Spa, it didn't look too sluggish.
|Thank Christ for that, tonight was a return to form. Nifty little challenge, interesting bit from May about the military vehicles, and a fantastic test of that P1 thing. Loved the way Clarkson initially pegged the P1's engine as a recharge generator.|
|Fair play, it was a lot better.|
|I prefer the jag over both the Alpha and the Mclaren.|
|I never had much time for the yawny MP12 but the P1 is proper lunatic hyper car sex.|
|I know someone who has one of those on order. I'm going to have to give him some stick about the lack of cup holders.|
|Decent episode. Slightly cringy acting on the challenge (Jez radioing an oblivions Richard that he was right beside him, Richard thinking he'd won the challenge) but enjoyed it on the whole. That P1 is insane, even without carpet.|
|That aquatic quad bike is awesome.|
Danny MacAskill gives me a boner