Top gear 26/12/15

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  1. tofo

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    Watched top gear last night 26/12/15
    (Don't ya just know this'll be resurrected)

    Well it was a compilation of the jc type top gear
    With May and Hammond

    It had me a little confused not the presenters
    Or the programme

    Just the BBC well they sacked clarkson
    For fighting , end off

    Yet they have made a compilation
    Of what the consider to be there best bits
    Plus another prog or 2 to follow

    It seems they are treating them as
    On the naughty step
    Hopping buy a programme of off amazon

    Just can't get me head round it
    Don't really mind
    I enjoy watching the three of them
     
  2. pappajohn

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    The Beeb realised it was a very popular program and a fantastic money spinner and intend keeping what stock they already have so they can roll it out EVERY christmas for years to come and make as much money as they can.

    I wonder if they have to pay royalties to the boys.
     
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    I think they are realising that Chris Evans may not be the global superstar that the trio are so are making as much as they can
     
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    great program, those guys really pushed the envelope, pit Jeremy lost his rag, apology and suspension should have sufficed.
     
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    At a guess i reckon they wanted rid of JC and this was the perfect opportunity....unfortunate for them it backfire when the others didnt renew their contracts either.
     
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    sounds about right @pappajohn it would never have been the same with Chris Evans and he also was out in the cold for a while I seem to remember?
     
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    Top gear was a unique combination of wit and escapism presented by J C and supported by an amusing duo.
    A product of our times.. It is sadly missed...
     
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    The old format was tired and repetitive, I can't wait for the new show.

    The announced lineup has everything, a love/hate character in Evans, a decent motoring journo in Chris Harris and a brilliant driver (and I have to say top Totty) in Sabine Schmitz.

    When you look back at the latter shows under the old crew they were pretty dull and predictable (the Peugeot driver article being a classic yawn fest)

    The "Specials" we're decent viewing, but even these were starting to run out of ideas, inventing controversy to make up for the lack of content.

    I'll probably watch both shows, but will be turning Clarkson off as soon as they "accidentally" roll a car down a hill whilst they have a heated discussion about some trivial nonsense.
     
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    How can one person be so totally wrong on so many levels?

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    Please explain why you think that

    Old show repetitive y/n?
    Evans love/hate y/n?
    Harris decent journo y/n?
    Schmitz brilliant driver and top totty y/n?
    Predictable old articles y/n?
    Specials getting worse, early ones really good, Vietnam particularly good (cow on roof twice, car rolling down hill numerous times) y/n?

    These three getting the push could just about be what the show needed - fresh blood, with obvious talent.

    Clarkson and crew were good, but so were Status Quo (in their day)
     
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    All I will say, is that if they try to copy the original, they will fail!

    If they end up with something like 5th Gear, they will fail!

    Whatever else they do, it will have to be completely original!

    Evans? I can take him or leave him!

    Harris? As a journalist! Not fit to lick Clarkson's boots!

    Schmitz? Driver? Yes! Totty? Not to my taste?

    I fancy that it will never get anywhere near the popularity of aTop Gear with the terrible 3!


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    I'm in the I love JC camp. Just gutted he's gone and to ppv. I won't be subscribing I'm afraid.
     
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    Oh I agree, the original was well past it, as is 5th gear.

    We'll have to agree to disagree here

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    Slightly disagree, they aren't terrible, just a bit "tired" :xgrin:

    Fair play to them for convincing Amazon to invest such a large amount though, time will tell if their gamble pays off.

    I'm going to give the new show time to develop into a decent show and am looking forward to see what they produce.
     
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  14. Vic

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    The BBC have made a big mistake. Evans only known in the UK, Harris only known by few and only in the UK and Schmitz (?) Only in Germany and a few in UK. They are going to lose millions. No wonder they are already ditching programmes and sporting events eg F1.
     
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    Words in my mouth!!

    I neither said nor implied that the original was tired or past it!

    I merely pointed out that if they try to copy it, without Clarkson, Hammond and May, they will fail.

    Nope still not "totty"!

    :cooler:
     
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    Old show repetitive n?
    Evans love/hate n?
    Harris decent journo y? But not a great one.
    Schmitz brilliant driver and top totty y but as with most Germans doesn't get British humour
    Predictable old articles n?
    Specials getting worse, early ones really good, Vietnam particularly good (cow on roof twice, car rolling down hill numerous times) n

    These three getting the push could just about be what the show needed - fresh blood, with obvious talent. n

    For such a poor show I'm sure you're suprised at the money it made.. the queue to get on it and the fact they were snapped up by Amazon.
     
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    Not at all surprised at the money it made, but that is no indication of quality (Mr Blobby made millions) the early stuff was great, they just flogged a dead horse and ran out of ideas imo

    There wasn't a queue to sign them (at the price Amazon paid) in fact other online providers publicly stated that they were of the opinion that the three ego's overpriced themselves.

    As I said earlier time will tell whether Amazon have made a good commercial decision. Unlike the BBC, the producers will have some serious questions to answer if the show doesn't prove to be a commercial success.

    I'll watch both, and hope Evans brings a fresh approach to the car show, and Clarkson drops the........

    In the world.......
    Rolling plastic pigs...
    Cows on roofs.....
    Captain slow getting lost.....
    Cars rolling away.....
    Crashing into the back of each other......
    Oversize presents........
    Hammond's poor mans Stan Laurel act....

    I'm looking forward to 2 car shows and hope they're both a decent watch. :)
     
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    I think you're underestimating amazon's business sense and ability in their blossoming video/movie/prime market.
    Never said there was a queue to sign them. Just that amazon did . and quickly as they seem to have noticed that the three of them and wilman offer something that huge amounts of people all over the world think is great.
    Its a shame you don't think that top gear was a good popular show but you're going to be in a minority ..just on viewing figures and revenue.
    And on that bombshell. .
     
  19. John Laidler

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    I agree completely, I think they used virtually the same script for each show and just changed the odd word for each episode. The last of their specials I saw was the first part of their Argentinian one and it was so staged it was laughable - getting lost and pushing cow skulls about. I couldn't be bothered to watch the second part.

    Of course it was hugely successful but a lot of people like predictability and found the programme as comfortable as an old pair of trousers.

    It was a bit of history, blokish television - but time to move on now.
     
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    I have to agree.. TG was past its sell by date. There are only so many times the same old dull jokes can be heard before we fall asleep.
    It was not a motoring programme anymore but that was fine. It was always worth watching but why ? Was it because there was bugger all else on ? Perhaps it was just an easy thing to watch ?

    Repetitive junk in the end....
     
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