Top Gear returns

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  1. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    I think it needs the trio thing though. The Matt and Chris bromance is actually slightly nauseating.
     
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  3. Titch

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    Yes. I agree. Keeping Rory at arms length doesn’t make for a good team spirit.
     
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  4. cider_and_toast

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    Best episode of the series last night. Laughed all the way through it. The team really works well when it is all three of them together and we need more of that next time out.
     
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  5. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Best one of the series. Finally all 3 together in a film.
     
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  6. Rutherford

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    Reid is extremely annoying. They should take him off.
     
  7. cider_and_toast

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    I've just read that from next year, Paddy McGuiness and Freddie Flintoff replace Matt and Rory.

    Matt is leaving the show and Rory is going back to just doing Top Gear extra. Chris Harris remains on the main program.

    I think it was painfully obvious that Rory, while being popular with viewers, clearly wasn't getting on with someone on the programme. Much of the last series was the "Chris and Matt show"' The ironic thing was, it was genuinely funny when all three were together.

    Truthfully, the show should have been put to bed after Clarkson was sacked and the other two quit.
     
  8. Greenlantern101

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    Paddy and Freddie could save this. They have genuine charisma. Rory's stuff always felt heavily scripted.
     
  9. F1Brits_90

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    yeah I liked rory reid, I thought he was brilliant in the 1st series & they all got on very well, thought theyve finally got right. but as you say it was really strange last series because it was a duo presenting as most shows were 35 mins matt & chris. 10 mins chris car review, 10 mins matt star interview & then 5 mins of rory squeezed in

    but is there a competiton for weirdest news story between ITV & BBC. right everyone Joanna Lumley hosting her good friend will.i.am a special with black eyed peas. how can we be stranger Flintoff & McGuinness hosting top gear. but nothing against them 2 because I like them both & Flintoff in most things he's done was brilliant. his podcast is fantastic & he's hilarious on league of their own
     
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  10. Titch

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    Well let’s see what happens. If it bombs I predict it will finally be the end of Top Gear.
     
  11. gethinceri

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    Like Brexit, it will be shit.
     
  12. Titch

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    The new Top Gear is making me laugh. There seems to be a good rapport amongst the guys, and nobody seems to be trying to be the special “one”.
    I think I may enjoy it.
     
  13. cider_and_toast

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    Forgot it was on.

    Will probably catch up with it at some point.
     
  14. Greenlantern101

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    7/10 decent start. I will watch next weeks. I totally lost interest in last series. Harris still seems fake though.
     
  15. F1Brits_90

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    i had a good feeling for new new new new top gear as with Flintoff has yet to do bad show, hes always great entertainment, honest & quite deep at times, in his chip shop van, the Fred sav syed podcast or league of their own as assumed it will be like the great road trips on a league of their own. which trio of Andrew Flintoff Jamie Redknapp & Jack Whitehall were hilarious

    I liked it but i thought the last 3 was were underrated if I did wonder why the other 2 hated rory so much & gives much better platform than dreadful reboot than chris evans
     
  16. cider_and_toast

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    Tuned in on Sunday and must admit I laughed more in one episode than in the total of last series.

    It still feels very "insert joke here" at times but much more like old Top Gear.
     
  17. Greenlantern101

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    I've watched the first 2. It's a lot better. Really like Flitoff. He seems to be enjoying himself and god forbid I think Harris is slightly less robotic with the banter. Hopefully it will improve once they get to know each other better.

    I hated Hammond when the reborn topgear started but he grew on me. Hopefully these 3 can get a dynamic going and sign up long term. It is nice to see youth in the program. Clarkson had a beached elderly whale thing going on in the last grand tour.
     
  18. Titch

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    I’m still enjoying it.
     
  19. Grizzly

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    I watched the first one and I'll keep watching i think. By far and a way the best line-up since they booted Clarkson. They are actually watchable, they'll always be scripted, that is how the show works, but they seemed far, far less forced right from the off. Perhaps a well done BBC for potentially saving their biggest earner if, that is, the international audience likes it.
     
  20. Titch

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    Their antics appear quite dangerous at times, but they are very funny.
     

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