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Redbaron1Redbaron1 Posts: 116
edited December 2016 in The bottom bracket
Just watched the first episode. Anyone else?
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,227
    saving it for the weekend
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    Saving it for later, even though I'm working at home... The whole family are keen to watch, like we all did with JC's TG, so it can be a Friday evening job.
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    Enjoyed it.

    May want to add risk of spoilers to the title
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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Are there Bomb Shells ?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Didn't even know it had been on - one for Saturday eve methinks with some beer and a curry.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
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    He's right you know.
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  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    fenix wrote:
    Are there Bomb Shells ?
    Apparently even that's been handled by Clarkson. No spoilers, but a couple of reviews mentioned it. :wink:
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    I am looking forward to it - especially after the carcrash that was Top Gear with Chris Evans this year. He just didnt get it.

    Its very little about cars and more like watching three grumpy men dicking around in exotic locations.

    I don't even know what engine size my car is.
  • Didn't even know it had been on - one for Saturday eve methinks with some beer and a curry.

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  • My general experiences are that people who overly obsess about cars are usually dicks.
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  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    My general experiences are that people who overly obsess about cars are usually dicks.
    Quite, but equally watching three blokes in an entertaining 70+ minutes of quality tv that's loosely* based around cars is fun.

    Watched it a few minutes ago; it's back. Lots of laughs, well made, fun and enjoyable to watch. Contrast & compare with Evans & co just not getting it and subjecting us [famille CiB] to two & a half successive Sunday nights sitting stony-faced watching his literal car-crash attempt at doing it cos he thought Top Gear was and is a car show.

    I don't know where GT leaves the BBC & TG. They got rid of Clarkson, brought in some 'names' and it flopped massively. Now that Clarkson and more importantly the production team are back as GT, TG is gonna look even worse with the inevitable comparisons.

    * The first GT was very car-based, as they wanted to reclaim the car show crown. The next one isn't; Wilman said that they wanted to follow that up with reclaiming their comedy crown.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,214
    I hadn't noticed the TG -> GT thing till just now.
    :oops:
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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    I had to google what the grand tour was, I was disappointed it wasn't about cycling or at least renaissance italy, but then I had to google Chris Evans and Matt Leblanc to find out what that was but at least I was then relieved that I don't live in a country that is allowed access to Amazon Video, which to be honest sounds like a down market Blockbusters, but then again I don't own a television so perhaps it's not aimed at me :D

    Anyone fancy giving me an appraisal of episode one once everyone has seen it or is it safe to assume it's just a bunch of blokes taking the pi55 out of americans and foreigners in general? :wink:
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  • My general experiences are that people who overly obsess about cars are usually dicks.
    Highlight was the Mclaren 570 parked in the car park
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  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    pblakeney wrote:
    I hadn't noticed the TG -> GT thing till just now.
    :oops:

    Is that intentional or just coincidence? Like the number plate?
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,214
    Chris Bass wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    I hadn't noticed the TG -> GT thing till just now.
    :oops:

    Is that intentional or just coincidence? Like the number plate?
    I'm guessing intentional. PS - Possible plot spoiler (but I doubt it) The best part was Clarkson pooing himself. Drifting sections were too long.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • My general experiences are that people who overly obsess about cars are usually dicks.
    Highlight was the Mclaren 570 parked in the car park

    I sold the 570 and went back to a 911 Turbo.

    My comment still stands.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • pblakeney wrote:
    Chris Bass wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    I hadn't noticed the TG -> GT thing till just now.
    :oops:

    Is that intentional or just coincidence? Like the number plate?
    I'm guessing intentional. PS - Possible plot spoiler (but I doubt it) The best part was Clarkson pooing himself. Drifting sections were too long.

    What was that nonsense about all the guests dying? TBF it was on in the background and I wasn't paying too much attention.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,214
    What was that nonsense about all the guests dying? TBF it was on in the background and I wasn't paying too much attention.
    Probably a dig at TG with no intention of having celebrity guests. Maybe.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    I enjoyed it but why go to California and not do anything but record in a tent?

    Bit ofa wasted opportunity after the opening.

    I hope they have more challenges as its a bit dull watching super cars drag racing on a track
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    edited November 2016
    Watched it last night - it was alright: bits were like a rather average school panto written by the drama "a" level sixth formers, some bits were quite good (generally taking the mick out of May) and some were too long and pointless (describing the new track.

    I'll watch it again but if it's all like that I won't be worried about missing an episode or two.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • motogullmotogull Posts: 319
    Someone who has a habit of hitting the nail on the head said "any male over the age of 14 who looks forward to watching TG needs to have a word with himself. That was before JC got sacked. Last week I saw a clip of the new series of JC in a reliant rolling it over. Christ.
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,041
    It made me laugh, it's irrelevance and characters are entertaining and as the first show it simply worked in pressing the reset button for revitalizing a tired format.

    There were some obvious and not so obvious middle finger expressions to the BBC but on the whole I enjoyed it.
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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    motogull wrote:
    Someone who has a habit of hitting the nail on the head said "any male over the age of 14 who looks forward to watching TG needs to have a word with himself. That was before JC got sacked. Last week I saw a clip of the new series of JC in a reliant rolling it over. Christ.

    So you've not watched it. But are quite happy to write it off and anyone else that likes it ? Whatever. I'm sure people don't get cycling either. Why would you even spend a minute commenting on something you'd not seen ? Nothing else to do ?

    I'm sure there is a TG repeat on Dave you could always watch ? ;-)
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,643
    My general experiences are that people who overly obsess about cars are usually dicks.
    Highlight was the Mclaren 570 parked in the car park

    I sold the 570 and went back to a 911 Turbo.

    My comment still stands.
    You are Vtech AICMFP
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,447
    Started to watch this on Sunday afternoon, I think I saw the first 15 minutes and the last 15 minutes, I'm afraid that for the rest of it I was asleep.

    I think that this was more due to the long walk in the morning, followed by Sunday lunch and drink, and settling down in a nice warm room; rather than the content of Grand Tour itself. What i did see I quite enjoyed, so I will make the effort of going back to it and staying awake :lol:

    Did anyone else notice that at the beginning when the'd driven to that set and then JC made some comment about "pleasuring a horse" that the audience went largely silent? Up until then they'd been in quite good humour and laughing with the three.


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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    bompington wrote:
    My general experiences are that people who overly obsess about cars are usually dicks.
    Highlight was the Mclaren 570 parked in the car park

    I sold the 570 and went back to a 911 Turbo.

    My comment still stands.
    You are Vtech AICMFP

    AICMFP?

    Can someone please translate.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • AICMFP = And I Claim My Five Pounds
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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,447
    AICMFP = And I Claim My Five Pounds

    Just in case it needs more than that...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobby_Lud


    I can recall wandering around a seaside town with my dad's copy of the Daily Mirror and saying that phrase to complete strangers as a 10 yr old :lol:


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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,579
    Capt Slog wrote:
    AICMFP = And I Claim My Five Pounds

    Just in case it needs more than that...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobby_Lud


    I can recall wandering around a seaside town with my dad's copy of the Daily Mirror and saying that phrase to complete strangers as a 10 yr old :lol:
    Ah, such innocent times.
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