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Does anybody know what happening in the next series of Top Gear? The only thing I could find on the 'net is that it starts on June 30th.


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Sorry, I've got no idea, but I just thought I'd say that PF1-mid will be happy that a top gear thread appeared in off-topic for a change :]

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This forum might give you a little taster as we get closer to the first episode.


http://forums.finalgear.com/top-gear-sp ... ted-55845/


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This forum might give you a little taster as we get closer to the first episode.


http://forums.finalgear.com/top-gear-sp ... ted-55845/


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I actually went back yesterday and started to watch season 2 on Netflix.. A way to spend time until the new season starts. A bit different back then. Saw May's first appearance. :D

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Really cant get in to Top gear these days. They are all the same format in different locations. To me, this format should have died at 5.

I am obviously out of step though cos everyone else seems to like it( noting unusual there then, Having the same tastes as me usually disqualifies people from walking around with their eyes open :evil: )


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To be fair, I only watch the challenge episodes, Yes they are a bit similar but the scripting, camera shots, clever editing all make them rather amusing.

Don't give a damn about the latest hot hatch or supercar being 3 nanoseconds faster than another car in its class, nor celebs advertising a new book. Star in a reasonably priced car should be scraped or changed to use a car that has some grunt. Something like a TVR would sperate the wheat from the chaff and be more exciting to watch.

Would also be better if the celebs all drove on the same day like they did once when they started with a new car.

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To be fair, I only watch the challenge episodes, Yes they are a bit similar but the scripting, camera shots, clever editing all make them rather amusing.

Don't give a damn about the latest hot hatch or supercar being 3 nanoseconds faster than another car in its class, nor celebs advertising a new book. Star in a reasonably priced car should be scraped or changed to use a car that has some grunt. Something like a TVR would sperate the wheat from the chaff and be more exciting to watch.

Would also be better if the celebs all drove on the same day like they did once when they started with a new car.

I think that's what most people who've watched the last 10 years worth of series think. Some of the more silly bits they do are still funny, like Hammond's BBTC which is the best or Clarkson's OTT reviews - 'what happens if I'm chased through a mall by baddies in a camero' type of stupidity. The only bad bits are really like you say, when they're trying to be serious and getting stupidly excited like teenagers about the latest car that's out of everyone's budget (although is does give gamers some indications as what to use in games).

As to the star in an expensive car idea, I'm assuming it's got to be down to insurance that they use a Liana/Lasetti/Cee'd, not just the irony of famous people driving a lesser man's car.

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Asphalt_World wrote:
To be fair, I only watch the challenge episodes, Yes they are a bit similar but the scripting, camera shots, clever editing all make them rather amusing.

Don't give a damn about the latest hot hatch or supercar being 3 nanoseconds faster than another car in its class, nor celebs advertising a new book. Star in a reasonably priced car should be scraped or changed to use a car that has some grunt. Something like a TVR would sperate the wheat from the chaff and be more exciting to watch.

Would also be better if the celebs all drove on the same day like they did once when they started with a new car.

Pretty much how I feel, except I can't even be bothered with those sometimes, or to monitor the show enough to know when the decent ones are on. For me it was the last straw when they 'jumped the shark' with and AK47 and a fire while 'testing' a caravan and car.


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The show has been repetitive over the last few years, but I still watch.
A. It's still better than most of the cr*p on telly on a sunday
B. I genuinly quite like cars, and it's one of the few places I am going to find out info and see footage of the latest Lambo or the new Maserati. Although it's not the most trust-worthy source, it's free and easy. (A bit like this forum :P)
C. Every now and then there is some great stuff. Rare, but worth it.

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The show has been repetitive over the last few years, but I still watch.
A. It's still better than most of the cr*p on telly on a sunday
B. I genuinly quite like cars, and it's one of the few places I am going to find out info and see footage of the latest Lambo or the new Maserati. Although it's not the most trust-worthy source, it's free and easy. (A bit like this forum :P)
C. Every now and then there is some great stuff. Rare, but worth it.


These are pretty much my thoughts on Top Gear as well. I thought series 19 was pretty bland overall and some of the challenges/segments are getting really repetitive, such as Hammond racing a car against something that isn't a car and car football/rugby. That said, I thought the Africa road trip was fantastic and I like it when they (rarely) do relevant consumer advice and make it fun, like the Chinese cars segment they did a couple of years back. Hopefully they've got some new ideas for this upcoming series.


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AngusWolfe wrote:
The show has been repetitive over the last few years, but I still watch.
A. It's still better than most of the cr*p on telly on a sunday
B. I genuinly quite like cars, and it's one of the few places I am going to find out info and see footage of the latest Lambo or the new Maserati. Although it's not the most trust-worthy source, it's free and easy. (A bit like this forum :P)
C. Every now and then there is some great stuff. Rare, but worth it.



Is it? I always see it as Clarkson looking for a way to 'prove' the car he favours is better than the other two?
I dint think facts or genuine opinion come into it much


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moby wrote:
Really cant get in to Top gear these days. They are all the same format in different locations. To me, this format should have died at 5.

I am obviously out of step though cos everyone else seems to like it( noting unusual there then, Having the same tastes as me usually disqualifies people from walking around with their eyes open :evil: )



Pretty much what both Wilman and Clarkson have already said in interview a couple of seasons ago. Basically it's still a ratings winner; but the format is tired and it needs a complete overall. They also cited increasing problems with H&S for the more dangerous stunts; and having to adopt a more bland approach post Ross/Brand.


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Well hope it's better than last series as that bored me (and I usually love it).


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Well hope it's better than last series as that bored me (and I usually love it).



I agree.

I thought half were good but half were really boring, which I never thought was possible, being a car lover.


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I think TG has passed its best. They have a fine line to balance between real and scripted, and recently it seems like the scripting has completely taken over and nothing very funny happens without it. I still enjoy their big adventures, but they have done a lot of places and cool crossings (North Pole, South America, Source of the Nile, Vietnam) so I'm not sure what is really left to do.

That said, I'll still watch. Top Gear at its best is some of the best TV going. I like James, Jeremy and Hammond as presenters.


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Stopped finding it funny a few years back. It still provides the occasional laugh, but everything is so scripted. And I have become bored of the same jokes (Clarkson being made fun of because he's tall, Hammond because he's small, May because he's old-hat). The older series are still good to re-watch, though.

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Stopped finding it funny a few years back. It still provides the occasional laugh, but everything is so scripted. And I have become bored of the same jokes (Clarkson being made fun of because he's tall, Hammond because he's small, May because he's old-hat). The older series are still good to re-watch, though.


Pretty much what you said :thumbup:

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They seem to be playing characters of themselves now, which is a bit naff.


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Toby. wrote:
Stopped finding it funny a few years back. It still provides the occasional laugh, but everything is so scripted. And I have become bored of the same jokes (Clarkson being made fun of because he's tall, Hammond because he's small, May because he's old-hat). The older series are still good to re-watch, though.


Pretty much what you said :thumbup:


I still watch it but your review is spot on. :thumbup:


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Toby. wrote:
Stopped finding it funny a few years back. It still provides the occasional laugh, but everything is so scripted. And I have become bored of the same jokes (Clarkson being made fun of because he's tall, Hammond because he's small, May because he's old-hat). The older series are still good to re-watch, though.

:thumbup: Agreed, unless I see shorts of the show where they have a car on that I want to look at & then I just record the show so that I can fast forward until I get to the bit that I want to see :D


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I still get enough enjoyment to carry on watching, despite the same recipe. We all have it sussed by now, but hey, just have to go with it and cherry pick the best bits.


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I liked how they joked about new ideas last episode, where JC was complaining that the 911 haven't changed at all unlike Top Gear. :lol:

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I get that some people are tired of top gear. but its still one of my favourite shows


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Didn't think there was much point in making a new thread just for series 21 instead of 20.

Did anyone else catch the first episode on Sunday?

I for 1, really don't care if it's not all about cars anymore and is just an entertainment show, I was entertained, it was frickin hilarious! I was crying with laughter at least twice and I really hope they stick with this format of being blatantly staged and not caring if the audience know, rather than being blatantly staged but trying to make it not look as if it is.

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Didn't think there was much point in making a new thread just for series 21 instead of 20.

Did anyone else catch the first episode on Sunday?

I for 1, really don't care if it's not all about cars anymore and is just an entertainment show, I was entertained, it was frickin hilarious! I was crying with laughter at least twice and I really hope they stick with this format of being blatantly staged and not caring if the audience know, rather than being blatantly staged but trying to make it not look as if it is.

Agreed- it hit its lowest point when they demolished that caravan park while trying to maintain it was genuine.

My only criticism of last night's show is that it only featured one piece, a piece that could have been done in a two parts, especially considering there wasn't really any real comparison of them to modern hatches.

I also thought that Hugh Bonneville, when out of character and being his normal self, could basically be Miles Jupp's older brother.


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Didn't even know TG had started again.


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Thought last nights showing was quality! Was probably the funniest episode they've produced in a few series..

It did miss that 'super car' glitzy review.. But the P1 is this week, so that will more than make up for it! P1 sounds like it demolished the nurburgring!

If you want car reviews, fifth gear is your man! TopGears gone for entertainment more than reviews, I enjoy it!


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I do like the entertainment factor, and we all know it's staged but it's still fun and makes me laugh. I liked the police car chase! :D


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Next week they have the McLaren P1. That's going to border on pornography.


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I do like the entertainment factor, and we all know it's staged but it's still fun and makes me laugh. I liked the police car chase! :D

I think it was Hammond's Nova crossing the finish line of supermarket sweep that got me going, then I hardly stopped laughing till the end of the police chase. Just imagine the UK police actually having those vehicles!

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My youngest uncle had a Nova with a custom camo paint job, I was laughing my pickle off xD it is more of an entertainment programme these days, but it is better than a few seasons ago when they were still pretending it was all real.

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Was recently out of the country for a few weeks and watched lots of the old ones, and realised that although I don't find it as funny as I used to there is still something strangely comforting about watching TG, it's like your favourite cuddly toy or album you had as a teenager.


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I'm going to iPlayer this at some point.

I know Top Gear isn't real. And despite what people say it isn't a car show anymore. It's an entertainment show, with cars. I think it has passed it's peak in terms of being brilliant to watch but it's still usually quite funny. I enjoy the silly aspects more than the supercar reviews in general.

Also, I think Top Gear makes the BBC commercial arm an absolute fairy cakes of money. It's sold in a huge number of countries.

I hope they do at least one big trek in cheap cars type episode. They usually amuse me. South America, The Nile, The North Pole, Vietnam, Ghana etc were all pretty brilliant episodes I though.


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... I hope they do at least one big trek in cheap cars type episode. They usually amuse me. South America, The Nile, The North Pole, Vietnam, Ghana etc were all pretty brilliant episodes I though.
There is going to be a 'special' in this series. I cannot wait.

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mac_d wrote:
... I hope they do at least one big trek in cheap cars type episode. They usually amuse me. South America, The Nile, The North Pole, Vietnam, Ghana etc were all pretty brilliant episodes I though.
There is going to be a 'special' in this series. I cannot wait.

The Pole and Vietnam specials are two of my favourite pieces of television ever. Botswana was pretty incredible too. Now I'm disappointed every week there isn't a special.

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... I hope they do at least one big trek in cheap cars type episode. They usually amuse me. South America, The Nile, The North Pole, Vietnam, Ghana etc were all pretty brilliant episodes I though.
There is going to be a 'special' in this series. I cannot wait.

The Pole and Vietnam specials are two of my favourite pieces of television ever. Botswana was pretty incredible too. Now I'm disappointed every week there isn't a special.


I think I meant Botswana rather than Ghana. The one with the salt desert thing and Oliver?



As for the first episode, I found it mostly quite funny and entertaining. I didn't like Jezza getting his keys stuck on the roof and the explosive bits at the end. They were just a bit too silly. The rest was pretty good fun though. I didn't know the guest but found Hammond's interactions during the interview quite funny.


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mac_d wrote:
AngusWolfe wrote:
tootsie323 wrote:
mac_d wrote:
... I hope they do at least one big trek in cheap cars type episode. They usually amuse me. South America, The Nile, The North Pole, Vietnam, Ghana etc were all pretty brilliant episodes I though.
There is going to be a 'special' in this series. I cannot wait.

The Pole and Vietnam specials are two of my favourite pieces of television ever. Botswana was pretty incredible too. Now I'm disappointed every week there isn't a special.


I think I meant Botswana rather than Ghana. The one with the salt desert thing and Oliver?



As for the first episode, I found it mostly quite funny and entertaining. I didn't like Jezza getting his keys stuck on the roof and the explosive bits at the end. They were just a bit too silly. The rest was pretty good fun though. I didn't know the guest but found Hammond's interactions during the interview quite funny.


Yep, that's Botswana :)

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Had to ensure I hadn't stumbled across some Jeremy Clarkson associated porn on tonight's episode - that P1 is stunning..

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