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Top Gear

Postby the playing mantis » Fri Jul 26, 2013 13:49 pm

well

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Re: Top Gear

Postby lostboysaint » Fri Jul 26, 2013 13:58 pm

Past it's sell by date.
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Re: Top Gear

Postby MickTup » Fri Jul 26, 2013 14:03 pm

It's getting boring and not funny anymore. Same old sh1t every time.

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Re: Top Gear

Postby Capt Slog » Fri Jul 26, 2013 14:30 pm

I like it.

I'm not a bit interested in whether one car that I'll never possibly afford is better than another car that I'll never possibly afford, but other than that, Top Gear does what it's supposed to do and entertains.

Most of the stunts and challenges that they do are obviously contrived but I don't care, there are enough genuine funnies to make them worth watching.
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Re: Top Gear

Postby ddraver » Fri Jul 26, 2013 14:58 pm

Capt Slog wrote:I like it.

I'm not a bit interested in whether one car that I'll never possibly afford is better than another car that I'll never possibly afford, but other than that, Top Gear does what it's supposed to do and entertains.

Most of the stunts and challenges that they do are obviously contrived but I don't care, there are enough genuine funnies to make them worth watching.


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Re: Top Gear

Postby Wunnunda » Fri Jul 26, 2013 15:08 pm

Bubblegum TV. Good at what it sets out to do. Definitely getting tired now and would have been stopped already except for the fact that everyone makes SO much money out of it.

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Re: Top Gear

Postby Peat » Fri Jul 26, 2013 15:26 pm

No one ever got poor by shoveling regurgitating repetitive sh!te down Joe Public's throat.

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Re: Top Gear

Postby dynamicbrick » Fri Jul 26, 2013 15:46 pm

It is by far the best thing the BBC show, although that's damning with faint praise these days. Current series has been pretty good so far - an equal amount of arsing about and vaguely car related stuff. The previous series was pretty weak. Nonetheless, it is very good Sunday evening TV, especially since the photography and production on the featured car reviews at Dunsfold and some of the bigger features are beautifully and consistently exceptional, almost cinematic.

Given the global audience is 100 million, the Vietnamese tourist board must still be congratulating themselves on that 90 minute special - It was spectacular.

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Re: Top Gear

Postby VmanF3 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 19:45 pm

It's turned into Last of the Summer Wine. Although has moderately more humour.
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Re: Top Gear

Postby TheCoo'sTail » Fri Jul 26, 2013 20:03 pm

Hate it with a passion.
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Re: Top Gear

Postby GiantMike » Fri Jul 26, 2013 20:24 pm

HoverVan. Hilarious. Comedy Gold. What those guys get away with!!


















formulaic repetitive crap with rehearsed banter and set-up scenarios.
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Re: Top Gear

Postby VmanF3 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 20:35 pm

Next time on Top Gear, the three old men go down a hill in a bath tub in Yorkshire, hang on...
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Re: Top Gear

Postby VTech » Fri Jul 26, 2013 21:44 pm

I dont like it, destroying cars for fun and having little knowledge of cars to boot.
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Re: Top Gear

Postby fast as fupp » Fri Jul 26, 2013 21:49 pm

not been the same since mitsubishis
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Re: Top Gear

Postby jawooga » Sat Jul 27, 2013 07:23 am

The 'lads' aren't as funny as they think they are and the 'with hilarious consequences' features like the hover van are shite. That said they're journey to the source of the Congo and other high budget pieces in exotic places are good from an escapism point of view.

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Re: Top Gear

Postby declan1 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:33 pm

You guys need to stop being so bloody serious and enjoy things a bit more. I know all the races are set up and the humour is rehearsed but it's still funny! Just forget about analyzing it and laugh!

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Re: Top Gear

Postby Pinno » Sat Jul 27, 2013 13:21 pm

Top Gear promotes the hedonistic attituders that seem to have pervaded British culture. The 3 'boys when present it need to grow up a bit. I don't think that there is a more contrived and sh!tty programme on 'council TV' than Top Gear.
Its about me and my car and the money. When they were in Madrid, very little was given to the horrendous effects of the recession in Spain and they treated the place like a playground which is beyond contempt.
Great for 10 year olds.
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Re: Top Gear

Postby VTech » Sat Jul 27, 2013 13:23 pm

Declan, the concept works, I think they have just gone a little too far.
Footage is amazing and sells the show globally.

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Re: Top Gear

Postby CiB » Sat Jul 27, 2013 14:49 pm

pinarello001 wrote:Top Gear promotes the hedonistic attituders that seem to have pervaded British culture. The 3 'boys when present it need to grow up a bit. I don't think that there is a more contrived and sh!tty programme on 'council TV' than Top Gear.
Its about me and my car and the money. When they were in Madrid, very little was given to the horrendous effects of the recession in Spain and they treated the place like a playground which is beyond contempt.
Great for 10 year olds.

Blimey. A comedy car show failed to delve into the effects of the recession deeply enough for you!!! I thought the fact that they were able to drive to deserted towns and airports on near empty roads or roads that go nowhere and told us that unemployment is 6m in a population less than the UK's was actually quite an eye opener in terms of showing us what real recession is.

I like it. It's a programme about three middle aged blokes ar$ing about, so right up my street. They're filming not far from here tomorrow so I might pop over & watch.

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Re: Top Gear

Postby Yellow Peril » Sat Jul 27, 2013 15:38 pm

I know it's primarily about showing the general public cars they'll never be able to afford but I do get the impression that they are all so loaded that they do have contempt for anything with 4 wheels that costs below £100k

I used to like watching it but to be honest I haven't bothered to watch any of this series


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