There's 16 episodes planned over two seasons. So 6 now and then ten more to come.
Isn't it confirmed that theres only six episodes in this season?
Evans and LeBlanc's joint segments out of the studio were awkward due to the lack of chemistry.
The studio segments were the same lame enforced studio good time atmosphere that Evans was well known for on that other shitfest TFI Friday. The audience clearly hate it. A disgusting hybrid of witnessing the emperor's new clothes and a captured prisoner of war propaganda video.
If Evans gets a shot at presenting another series of Top Gear something is very very wrong.
I can't believe they thought they could pick up where Clarkson et al left off.
Yeah :( Chris' YouTube channel was one of my favorite things to go through.
Shame isn't it, really wanted to see him and Sabine together.
Ah okay. I didn't bother with any of the news for the show so this makes it better.
i want to say i read that even thought he and the other guy are in Extra Gear, they will make appearances in the segments for main Top Gear.
In terms of the interview/star in a car segment Jessie Eisenberg is notoriously awkward so I think Chris had things stacked against him there, but he definitely could stand to loosen up a little. I like the addition of the dirt segment though.
I'm happy to give it to the end of the series and see how it develops. They should bring the other presenters in though and take some of the weight off Chris.
- Matt Le Blanc was probably the best part, loved his humour delivered from his trademark monotone voice, his Aerial Nomad segment was well done too.
- Really liking the new celebrity race track, making it rally cross really changes it up whilst keeping the exciting parts of the iconic track intact
- Some of the writing and script seemed a bit forced and tried to ape the previous series, with varying degrees of success (and failure). Studio parts seemed especially bad.
- Chris Evans tried way too hard at times, both in the studio and in the films. Seriously, he should stop trying to sound like Clarkson when describing things and be more natural
- Aside from the new rally cross track, I was disappointed in the Star in Reasonably Priced Car segment, there wasn't much interesting interviewing
- That Top Gun skit...
- Where were the other presenters? Sabine's stint was short.
Oh please. Clarkson deserved that joke, and a fuckload more besides.
I just started watching it and so far I just go from gringing to indifference and back again.
Also that catering jab...ugh. You are a minute into the show and you are already trashing the guy you just replaced? You really haven't earned that(and i doubt you will).
I couldn't take anymore so I just switched it off. Will try the iplayer later to watch the other bits.
Hopefully there's some good moments in the series. I love Sabine Schmitz, not sure how involved she is but she can add some light.
Blackpool bit: kinda ropey but endearing
Custody joke 2/10
Homeless joke 0/10
Tried my best not to judge it against the headlines, but they decided to bring most of the issues up like an insecure celebrity. Matt's commentary sometimes felt like a documentary voice over. But on camera he is quite personal.
Has potential. Like the new off road track. Disliked the dad humour.
LeBlanc was good and showed a lot more charisma than Evans did in his segments. Of course it begs the question, if LeBlanc has a sitcom on CBS net year then what happens to his involvement in Top Gear?
All in all it wasn't anywhere near as bad as I thought and given it all comes down to "Is shitty Top Gear better than no Top Gear" I'll stick around for the rest of the episodes.
Wonder if Clarkson will mention the new Top Gear at some point.
The guy from friends is decent.
Harris in extra gear is way better and so much more natural - he's not trying to copy the original crew and is being himself, it works a lot better.
And taking the piss out of clarkson wasn't funny at all after that display.
Moving the car news to the sister programme is a bit of a weird one though, why is it not on the main show with Harris and Reid? Why was it only Le Blanc and Evans in the main show?
Hopefully Extra Gear is better.
Pretty much this. Doubt that will happen though as they've spent way to much time massaging his ego to let him go now.
Chris Evans needs to be replaced with Chris Harris ASAP.
For sure, they got to get something out their investment in Evans, I'm sure they paid him more than Harris. But they are shooting themselves in the foot. Oh well. We will wait for Grand Tour.
Just finished watching the main show. After cringing throughout the first half i got used to it but then i almost fell asleep.Evans just feels so bland and I really feel like he drags Leblanc with him. Hopefully Extra Gear is better.
Pretty much this. Doubt it though as they've spent way to much time massaging his ego to let him go now.
Yeah he's got a bit of a foot-in-mouth reputation and a controversial past, enough to fill many tabloid front pages. I'm not a great fan meself.
As an american, this is my first interaction with Chris Evans. Does anyone in the UK actually like this guy? He is insufferable.