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16-12-2019, 13:47   #331
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Season 3 Episodes 2 & 3 - Colombia Special

Season 1 Episodes 7 & 8 - Namibia Special
Don't forget the Mongolia Special as well!
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Don't forget the Mongolia Special as well!
The best of the three. Unless you are particularly fond of stupidly contrived situations, forced and overly scripted "banter", and pointlessly offensive and homophobic humour I would give the Colombia one a miss.
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This was the point I stopped watching the Grand Tour. It felt like I was watching one of the previous Top Gear specials with the cars and backgrounds replaced by CGI. Just so predictable with absolutely nothing fresh or new.
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Season 3 Episodes 2 & 3 - Colombia Special

Season 1 Episodes 7 & 8 - Namibia Special
Season 2 episode 6 - Jaaags.
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The best of the three. Unless you are particularly fond of stupidly contrived situations, forced and overly scripted "banter", and pointlessly offensive and homophobic humour I would give the Colombia one a miss.
Well this has put me off that one. I only started watching it over xmas as I was sick for most of it. The new boat special was good. As was the Mongolia and Namibia specials.

I watched half of the one where they're racing from New York to Niagara Falls but turned it off as it was way too scripted and dumb.
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James May: Our man in Japan

Bene a while that i had pain everywhere from laughing but here is was.
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haha, yeah that Bim thing was pretty good. Can't wait to see if he get's it in the Grand Tour now also.
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18-11-2020, 18:24   #338
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Madagascar special - a pre-Christmas treat on Dec 18th. Looks up to the usual mess acting and so forth.

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It's up now, a day early.
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Nice.

And prime video has been added to Sky. Perfect timing.
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So watched this last night and was meh.

I know its scripted but its usually mixed in with banter and witty comments, but this seemed to be completely script.

Spoiler: The whole may trying to solve the puzzle thing was silly and a waste of time, with hammond giving the next destination off the cuff

Mays caterham was funny with the tyres and was interesting. Jezza bently was predictable but anyone could have seen those tracks on hammonds car failing quickly. Theyre meant for Snow/Soft Sand.

Overall, disappointed and doubt it would get a rewatch
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I'm a massive fan of old top gear, and I like the grand tour..

But this season is complete dog sh it .

I've just finished watching it on prime ..

A waste of an evening.

This coming from a fan

I appreciate that camera work, the hours upon hours of post preduction.. but it was poor.

The first few minutes with the new bridge were impressive. After that it went downhill.
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A let down for me as well, it’s watchable but horribly over scripted. I know it was always scripted but they seem to have ramped it up for this . Can’t fault the production it’s very well made and put together.
My 10 year old enjoyed it which says a lot .
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Have to agree.

Bad episode. The code breaking stuff was stupid. The whole thing felt about 45 mins too long.

I hate to say it as a long term fan, but the old dog needs to be taken around the back and put down.
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The first ten minutes or so in Reunion were pretty good before they introduced the pointless pirate code and before they went to Madagascar, but after that the code breaking scenes were utterly pointless and endlessly driving down the same dirt track with Hammond's track occasionally coming off and not much else happening got old fast.

There was still good chemistry and a few genuine laugh out loud moments, which is more than current Top Gear has going for it, so I wouldn't write them off just yet. Hopefully the next one they do is an improvement.
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