The history of military conflict in Afghanistan [has] been one of initial success, followed by long years of floundering and ultimate failure. We’re not going to repeat that mistake.
-- President George W. Bush, in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute.
The Black Oil wrote: »
Yeah, too many cooks is what I was struck by. South African trip was OK. Jordan not bad. Liked LeBlanc. Didn't like Evans's commentary over the film. I didn't see the first episode.
hmmm wrote: »
I think LeBlanc, Eddie Jordan and Charlene Spiteri could make a decent set of hosts.
Buffman wrote: »
I've watched both episodes and the 'extras'. It hasn't surpassed my low expectations, but I'll stick with it anyway. Other posters have more or less said it all above.
Main negative points for me:
-Evans stuck in TFI Friday mode in the studio, not as bad in the pre-recorded segments. His twitter remarks don't do him any favours. (Today, viewing figures don't matter, make up your mind Chris!)
-Too many 'celebrities', the co-driver thing didn't really add much to the drive, but at least it involved vehicles, the couch segment is boring and pointless.
-Production values not as good as previous, from camera work to 'scripting', Andy Wilman is being missed.
-Car bits in 'Extra Gear' which would be far better in the main show, and put all the 'celebrity' sh1t talk in the after show if you want some sort of 'big brother little brother' type show.
Main positive points: (There has to be some!)
-There is hope with Matt, and the two Extra Gear presenters. I don't think I've seen enough of Eddie or Sabine 'on-screen' to make a call, they seem to be used as 'guest presenters'.
-We have another 'car' show the watch, the more the merrier as long as it's not complete scutter. I do hope they find their feet and get better with time.
-Makes me look forward to 'The Grand Tour'
And on that bombshell, some would say that watching somebody assemble a DHL box would not be entertaining, but I'll let you decide!
f140 wrote: »
nobody will touch Hammond Clarkson and May but I feel Le Blanc is doing a good job considering. He seems likable just like Joey in Friends.
fryup wrote: »
not for me, he's too wooden in front of camera..reading..the...autocue..very..carefully
Dempsey wrote: »
The reversing cameras in the benz and porsche were designed and manufactured out of valeo vision systems in galway. Ill have to check if the jaguar was done there aswell but im fairly sure it was.
ScumLord wrote: »
I'm pretty sure I've seen a Valeo Jag about the town (Tuam). They go into Mercs and BMWs as well. It wouldn't surprise me if they go into the vast majority of European cars at least. They make a savage ammount of them cameras in there. I don't think any one company could use the ammount of them they make.