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Betty
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(05-29-2016, 08:30 PM)
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Sundays on BBC at 8pm GMT.

Airing now.
iMax
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(05-29-2016, 08:31 PM)
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Kiever Sher
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(05-29-2016, 08:31 PM)
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They sure are tryna get the crowd involved huh
Frozenprince
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(05-29-2016, 08:32 PM)
The films are good.

The studio sections were always the weakest bit but eeeeeeeeeesh is it bad now.

You can tell they really don't have a dynamic.
Carl
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(05-29-2016, 08:33 PM)
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Lots of audience participation. New SIARPC is weird. Chris Evans is horrendous as he is in everything
thenexus6
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(05-29-2016, 08:33 PM)
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At least the camera work is still good..
Betty
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(05-29-2016, 08:33 PM)
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I like Sabine... that's it.
dc89
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(05-29-2016, 08:33 PM)
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Ok I like this new reasonably priced car challenge.
Humidex
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(05-29-2016, 08:34 PM)
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The off studio segments are alright so far.

But the in studio stuff...jesus.
Kayo Police
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(05-29-2016, 08:34 PM)
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That's not the Chris Evans I know and love.
Broken Joystick
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(05-29-2016, 08:34 PM)
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Have any logs been split in half yet?
APZonerunner
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(05-29-2016, 08:34 PM)
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Evans is an unbearable prick.
Kiever Sher
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(05-29-2016, 08:35 PM)
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Jarrod38
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(05-29-2016, 08:36 PM)
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I'll get it a try but good god Chris Evans is boring.
Hot Coldman
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(05-29-2016, 08:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kiever Sher

why is everyone facing different directions
Liamc723
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(05-29-2016, 08:36 PM)
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Rather awkward having Evans make the audience clap for the guest laps.
MilkyJoe
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(05-29-2016, 08:36 PM)
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I can't believe the copied Clarkson's "what's coming up" thing... I really thought they would change format...


PS u just started it 36 minutes late, but right now it looks like they have left it the same. Groan...
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(05-29-2016, 08:36 PM)
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I loved the Top Gear with Jezza, May and Hamster (I am old enough to remember the very original shows when Jezza started on the show).

I will admit to getting hyped to hate on this, but I am sorry, there is no need for me to lie, it's desperately poor, nobody seems to want to be there, everything is too forced and too scripted, I know Jezza, May and Hamster were scripted but you wouldn't know it.
Betty
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(05-29-2016, 08:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hot Coldman

why is everyone facing different directions

Probably monitors or tv's set up for them to view things.
Exterminieren
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(05-29-2016, 08:39 PM)
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So far:

Films are still lots of fun- camerawork's as good as ever, LeBlanc's got a nice dryness to him... Working well.

Studio bits need a rethink- the layout's not as good, there's too much empty space, both Evans and LeBlanc need to work on their style and dynamic, the scripting' pretty obvious... It's pretty flat, honestly. I like the rally cross guest format, though- Evans isn't as natural at the interview as Clarkson, and neither Ramsey nor Eisenburg seemed quite sure why they were there, but it was at least more visually entertaining, and it could be a laugh with the right guests.

The good part is that they've got the difficult bits down, and they've got the flexibility to change the studio as is necessary.
Carl
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(05-29-2016, 08:39 PM)
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Matt Leblanc isn't terrible but he sounds rather bored

Maybe that's just his voice. I've never seen him in anything
Woffls
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(05-29-2016, 08:40 PM)
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LeBlanc has a real nice voice.
The Hobo
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(05-29-2016, 08:40 PM)
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Matt is a lot better in this segment.
Beefy
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(05-29-2016, 08:41 PM)

Originally Posted by Exterminieren

So far:

Films are still lots of fun- camerawork's as good as ever, LeBlanc's got a nice dryness to him... Working well.

Studio bits need a rethink- the layout's not as good, there's too much empty space, both Evans and LeBlanc need to work on their style and dynamic, the scripting' pretty obvious... It's pretty flat, honestly. I like the rally cross guest format, though- Evans isn't as natural at the interview as Clarkson, and neither Ramsey nor Eisenburg seemed quite sure why they were there, but it was at least more visually entertaining, and it could be a laugh with the right guests.

The good part is that they've got the difficult bits down, and they've got the flexibility to change the studio as is necessary.

The series has been filmed already right?
Exterminieren
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(05-29-2016, 08:41 PM)
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This Ariel test is pretty great.

Originally Posted by Beefy

The series has been filmed already right?

They film all the films in advance, and film all the studio stuff a week in advance, if they've kept the schedule the same.

I'd be astonished if they didn't do the same here- they'd want room to alter it as is necessary.
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Kiever Sher
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(05-29-2016, 08:43 PM)
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Might as well have had Jeb! in there for the celebrity thing

thenexus6
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(05-29-2016, 08:43 PM)
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Its the exact same template but no chemistry or flair. Nothing new.

I really don't mind Matt LeBlanc, the script he's having to read is kinda terrible though. Chris is just all types of terrible though.
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iMax
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(05-29-2016, 08:43 PM)
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Humidex
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(05-29-2016, 08:44 PM)
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Matt's much better in this...the Hammond is strong here!
The Hobo
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(05-29-2016, 08:44 PM)
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Matt is a lot more relaxed in this test drive. Pretty good so far.
Betty
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(05-29-2016, 08:44 PM)
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"Aerial assholes", lol, surprised they can get away with that.

Best segment yet though.
ryseing
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(05-29-2016, 08:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Carl

Matt Leblanc isn't terrible but he sounds rather bored

Maybe that's just his voice. I've never seen him in anything

You should watch Friends.

Or Episodes.
Red UFO
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(05-29-2016, 08:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by iMax

LMAO
Beefy
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(05-29-2016, 08:46 PM)
Matt is good, but his monotone voice ruins it a little.
Slayer-33
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(05-29-2016, 08:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kiever Sher

Hoo-doo
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(05-29-2016, 08:47 PM)
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These guys will need a few episodes to really get their bearings. Wouldn't write them off right away.

The old BBC crew's shtick got extremely tired, so i'm looking forward to a new cast for a bit.
Glass
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(05-29-2016, 08:48 PM)
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Le Blanc is good, Evans is terrible and such a bizarre choice.
APZonerunner
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(05-29-2016, 08:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hoo-doo

These guys will need a few episodes to really get their bearings. Wouldn't write them off right away.

The old BBC crew's shtick got extremely tired, so i'm looking forward to a new cast for a bit.

Chances are it's already game over, though. It'll be a critical mauling in the papers tomorrow and then ratings'll crash, and that'll be that. Sad really. (Though Evans is still a knob, so ho hum)
Beefy
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(05-29-2016, 08:49 PM)

Originally Posted by Hoo-doo

These guys will need a few episodes to really get their bearings. Wouldn't write them off right away.

The old BBC crew's shtick got extremely tired, so i'm looking forward to a new cast for a bit.

Evans voice can't be changed can it?
D4Danger
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(05-29-2016, 08:49 PM)
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Chris Evans is trying too hard to be Clarkson and Matt sounds like he's reading scripts he's just been handed but it's nothing they can t fix. That last feature with the paparazzi was good.
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Kathian
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(05-29-2016, 08:50 PM)
This seems good. Matt is not used to presenting. It'll improve. Chris is over excitable it just needs Matt getting confident to cut him back.
Keyser Soze
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(05-29-2016, 08:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hot Coldman

why is everyone facing different directions

Looking for all the possible exits
Slayer-33
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(05-29-2016, 08:52 PM)
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Notice the women aren't buying any of it
SimplyOlivia
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(05-29-2016, 08:53 PM)
Honestly not as bad as some people were predicting.

The German woman was funny and made me laugh, Matt is also pretty funny even if he sounds bored sometimes, could just be his accent though. I could take or leave Chris Evens tbh, he's not that good at being a main presenter.

Camerawork is on point and better than ever.
Beefy
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(05-29-2016, 08:54 PM)
Beach segment was bad.
B1G_A1AN
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(05-29-2016, 08:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Keyser Soze

Looking for all the possible exits




It is not even so bad it's good, it's just bad.

I am having a more enjoyable time reading the comments on Twitter than watching the show :/
Gigarator
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(05-29-2016, 08:56 PM)
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Ok, Gladiators reference made me smile. Still not sold on this though.
ajpw
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(05-29-2016, 08:56 PM)
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i like it
itsbenoclock
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(05-29-2016, 08:57 PM)
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I'm seeing everyone look at this new series with a much more critical eye than anyone ever took on the old style. Imo seems fairly fresh so far though they need to stop mentioning how it's all new yadda yadda and just get on with it. Evans isn't as bad as I thought he'd be.
2700
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(05-29-2016, 08:58 PM)
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Evans is insufferable. Matt Le Blanc is really good,the section he did on is own was just as good as anything on old Top Gear.

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