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      The BBC

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      Re: The BBC
      Reply #25: May 31, 2016 10:28:00 am

      See it didn't make me miss the old Top Gear mate as I thought it had run it's course and even though I tuned in I didn't really enjoy them as I should have.

      The biggest disappointment for me, so far, is that the new guys haven't made any difference to the format which is what I was after.

      I'll give it a few more weeks as it could just be the first episode but I want to see a 'new' Top Gear not just some old Top Gear with new presenters.
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      Reply #26: May 31, 2016 01:13:12 pm
      See it didn't make me miss the old Top Gear mate as I thought it had run it's course and even though I tuned in I didn't really enjoy them as I should have.

      The biggest disappointment for me, so far, is that the new guys haven't made any difference to the format which is what I was after.

      I'll give it a few more weeks as it could just be the first episode but I want to see a 'new' Top Gear not just some old Top Gear with new presenters.

      I think the problem with the previous incarnation having run its course (Christmas specials aside) was that it had basically done everything imaginable and by time it became absolutely massive during the last few years and was shown all over the world it had settled into a predictable format and script.

      That they are still working on that same format but without the previous three presenters really exposes that the format wasn't really that important.

      Ultimately the previous Top Gear was so inventive that I think even if they revamped the show there would still be remnants of the previous version that ran for 13 years. It would help if they scaled it down again to what the show was like in the first few years under Clarkson, Hammond and May when it seemed a little more off beat and improvisational but with the reputation the programme now carries and all the contracts it's signed with various broadcasters around the world, they'll be expecting more of the big flashy production that it had become.

      Would have been best if they just laid the show to rest or at least put it away for a good few years.
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      Reply #27: May 31, 2016 01:17:38 pm
      Honestly forgot the "new" top gear started last night. Sadly, without Clarkson, May and Hammond, it will be just another car show. Can't wait to watch The Grand Tour though. Those three could present a show about quilting and I'd probably watch. It's all about their dynamic.
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      Reply #28: May 31, 2016 09:13:01 pm
      Honestly forgot the "new" top gear started last night. Sadly, without Clarkson, May and Hammond, it will be just another car show. Can't wait to watch The Grand Tour though. Those three could present a show about quilting and I'd probably watch. It's all about their dynamic.

      Clarkson is a full on gobs***e, I can't stand the man. Probably why I was never an avid Top Gear fan.
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      Reply #29: Jun 03, 2016 03:11:42 am
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      Reply #30: Jun 06, 2016 09:35:25 pm
      Putting Evans and Jordan on the same show was a masterpiece of casting. The most annoying cu*ts on TV their for an hour every sunday.
      It is a poor copy of the original show and I cant wait for the GT.
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      Reply #31: Jun 08, 2016 10:21:25 pm
      Chris Evans must have something on higher ups at the BBC. How such a universally hated man gets so many good deals is beyond me. 1.7 million viewers lost in 1 week says it all.
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      Reply #32: Jun 08, 2016 10:45:20 pm
      Chris Evans must have something on higher ups at the BBC. How such a universally hated man gets so many good deals is beyond me. 1.7 million viewers lost in 1 week says it all.

      It's ridiculous to lose that amount of viewers. To put it in context, even when Top Gear was being shown at the same time when millions and millions of viewers were watching the climax of the epic 2008 Wimbledon final, it still pulled in more viewers than the most recent episode! Watched the second episode myself but decided I wouldn't be going on beyond ep 3. It's not as atrocious as people are making out but it's predictable and boring and the presenters have no chemistry. Looks like a show that was reassembled too quickly and in a panic after the abrupt end of the previous series. I said the format under Clarkson, Hammond and May did turn predictable in it's last few years but was still perfectly watchable, funny and at times brilliant. It's peak was probably about a decade ago in the couple of years before and after that massive crash that nearly killed Richard Hammond where there was much more variety and a good balance between serious and silly. In hindsight it probably ended at the right time and hopefully the move to Amazon for that three and a slight change in format will refresh it.
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      Reply #33: Jul 04, 2016 04:29:54 pm
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      Reply #34: Jul 04, 2016 05:46:00 pm
      Should have never been hired in the first place.
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      Reply #35: Jul 04, 2016 05:54:39 pm
      I haven't watched a second of this series, for me top gear was done two series ago. It was just repetitive, three men race one way or another and the result is a close one. The only thing keeping that format going was the three presenters so when they got taken out it was just a tired format.
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      Reply #36: Jul 04, 2016 06:10:21 pm
      He can no doubt go back to being a One Show luvvie alongside Matt Baker and Alex Jones and be like them again - setting out to get offended and apologising for the slightest utterance that comes out of the guests' mouths.

      Or clearing his name in that police investigation...

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