The Grand Tour (from the guys in Top Gear)

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  1. Chukzombi Well-Known Member

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    Ouch, looks like no christmas special
    http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/...al-in-February

     
  2. Gromit Member

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    Well that bites. Short season on top of that too.
     
  3. Kinkle_sl shitlord

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    Son of a bitch. Fucking Simon Cowell.
     
  4. Grimmlokk Well-Known Member

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    God damn it. I was looking forward to the 8 episode season. So is it special plus 6 episodes now? The wording is sort of ambiguous, where May says it's "part of the season". Really suck if it' just considered one of the 6 episodes.
     
  5. Chukzombi Well-Known Member

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    on the plus side, they did come out with a pretty sweet DVD doc this year. Top Gear: The Worst Car in The World.
     
  6. Flank_sl shitlord

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    I watched the Bolivia episode the other day. I do not usually watch Top Gear so I do not know if that was a new episode or an old one, but it was brilliant.
     
  7. Tral_sl shitlord

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    It's a few years old, but one of my favorites.
     
  8. Grimmlokk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reminder, forgot about this one.

    Anyone watch the Bond cars one? Worth a watch? I haven't watched too many of their DVD specials, but I liked the Carpocalypse one.
     
  9. Teddite New Member

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    I'm one of the only people in my circle of friends that doesn't watch this show. I've never been a car guy, so I figured there would be nothing interesting for me. A friend made me sit down and watch the episode where they drive around South America in cars they bought online, and it was pretty great. Are most of the episodes like this?
     
  10. Grimmlokk Well-Known Member

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    Not most, they do 1-2 specials per season usually in that vein. Most episodes are in studio, few car reviews and some kind of challenge. Similar to the specials but smaller scale. It's funny, watch more. Watch this "review" thing, if you don't want to watch more the problem is with you not the show.



    Just watched the worst car dvd special, pretty great. The way it devolves in to them shitting on each other's favorite cars was outstanding.
     
  11. Chukzombi Well-Known Member

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    The stone lions and the booties almost had me in tears
     
  12. Grimmlokk Well-Known Member

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    The lion's smirk! That was amazing.
     
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    Cars are tools they use for skits, but this show is nothing more then a Comedy. You don't need to "get" cars to laugh at their antics.

    60 Minutes story on Top Gear
     
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    Wasn't there some speculation a few years ago that BBC was trying to kill off the show? I know they had their budget significantly slashed a while back. But they still put out a quality series (and have since). I know their ratings are awesome, but I wonder if they actually make the BBC enough money to recoup what they spend on it.

    It sounds crazy, but maybe by cutting down the number of episodes per series, they're either trying to kill or save the show (kill by getting less, save by spending less).
     
  15. Chukzombi Well-Known Member

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    i thought they rotate each year. one year we get 8 the next we get 6?
     
  16. Flank_sl shitlord

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    The BBC is not allowed to show adverts. Shows do not really make them money (only with merchandising). With the BBC it is just a case of whether they think the show is worth the cost.
     
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    "Top Gear: Our Worst DVD But We Need To Do Something" was what it felt like to me. Even the Bond special felt kind of rubbish. I miss the big destination specials. Everything now feels like they are spoofing themselves from during the classic years, as if they've lost their passion now that they all do their own things.
     
  19. Hekotat FoH nuclear response team DONOR

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    I just don't understand how they are now making less episodes with more money. I miss the 10-14 episode seasons.
     
  20. Grimmlokk Well-Known Member

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    You're comparing DVD specials with the actual TV show specials. I don't think any of the DVDs have ever been anything like the show specials where they travel the globe. They pick a subject or pretense and use it to show some car stuff. Usually with only 2 of the presenters.

    I liked the worst car one. But if you come in to a DVD expecting the full on show you will be disappointed.
     
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