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Old 16-11-2019, 05:44 PM   #1
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I know I'm a bit late to the party so to speak but having been a fan of the old Top Gear for years, even back to the William Woolard, Tony Mason, Noel Edmunds, Chris Goughy, Angela Rippon days. Then after Clarkson spoilt it all and not having anything related to Amazon except a link for their shop on my desktop, today I finally managed to watch the first episode of The Grand Tour on YouTube. Aside from the pretty obvious editing to get around copyright demons I can honestly say, in my best Jake Elwood voice that "I don't like it!" The whole show was basically about 3 cars, the scripting was not up to its' old standards and the supposed fight with the audience over the RAF was farcical to say the least, not to mention the 3 dead celebrities! Still, I saved a shed load of money by not buying TV sticks and subscriptions etc. Sorry to be a hater, I never thought I would be.
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I know I'm a bit late to the party so to speak but having been a fan of the old Top Gear for years, even back to the William Woolard, Tony Mason, Noel Edmunds, Chris Goughy, Angela Rippon days. Then after Clarkson spoilt it all and not having anything related to Amazon except a link for their shop on my desktop, today I finally managed to watch the first episode of The Grand Tour on YouTube. Aside from the pretty obvious editing to get around copyright demons I can honestly say, in my best Jake Elwood voice that "I don't like it!" The whole show was basically about 3 cars, the scripting was not up to its' old standards and the supposed fight with the audience over the RAF was farcical to say the least, not to mention the 3 dead celebrities! Still, I saved a shed load of money by not buying TV sticks and subscriptions etc. Sorry to be a hater, I never thought I would be.
I’ve still not seen any episodes of the Grand Tour. I don’t have Amazon.

If it’s now on YouTube, I’ll check it out.

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I thought the same in most part to be honest. The audience bit is terrible and the killing celebrities bit is terrible too. Aside from that the actual tour bit is pretty good if you keep watching through the series. I resisted for ages, but now I just fast forward through any studio rubbish and watch the tour bits and it's actually quite a reasonable watch.

There is one using 3x VW beach buggies that you have to watch.
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I've seen the bit (on YT again) where they glide, for want of a better word, the buggys down a cable set up to get down to the river and Hamster was worried that his heavy arsed V8 buggy wouldn't make it down.
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I've seen the bit (on YT again) where they glide, for want of a better word, the buggys down a cable set up to get down to the river and Hamster was worried that his heavy arsed V8 buggy wouldn't make it down.
The whole of that episode is very funny in my opinion. One of the better ones. Certainly worth a watch all through.
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