1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

TV Shows Amazon's "The Grand Tour"

Discussion in 'General' started by samkiller42, 11 Feb 2016.

  1. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    31 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    1,690
    Likes Received:
    194
    Let me know when it pops up on Dave and I'll give it a watch.
     
  2. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2008
    Posts:
    7,173
    Likes Received:
    200
    Ep 4 was... OK... It's not horrible (not episode 2), but also not as good as Ep.3....
     
  3. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

    Joined:
    15 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    5,562
    Likes Received:
    472
    :hehe: Unlikely at best haha
     
  4. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

    Joined:
    27 May 2002
    Posts:
    11,237
    Likes Received:
    147
    Yeah, it was ok'ish. No where near as bad as episode 2, but not great either.
     
  5. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

    Joined:
    23 Sep 2005
    Posts:
    8,847
    Likes Received:
    1,178
    last nights ep was excellent, CBC made me chuckle and thankfully was the only iffy bit, everything else felt very natural.
     
  6. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

    Joined:
    23 Sep 2005
    Posts:
    8,847
    Likes Received:
    1,178
    last nights episode was absolutely brilliant. James' film on the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari over LeMans was spectacular, well told and brilliantly shot.

    discuss.
     
  7. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

    Joined:
    20 Nov 2005
    Posts:
    10,759
    Likes Received:
    781
    I thoroughly enjoyed that. The cars, the James May bit, it was all right up my street.

    I may or may not have a predisposition towards Ford...
     
  8. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

    Joined:
    15 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    8,225
    Likes Received:
    407
    It's also incredible in 4K HDR. Made the surprise TV purchase (55" Samsung 8000 series) by the missus even more awesome.
     
  9. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    It was, it was. The last two episodes have been what was missing from GT - excellent stuff.
    Except for Hammond, who increasingly needs to be let go with every episode that airs. I'm loving the fallout from his "eating an ice cream makes you look gay" quip. What a total nobber.

    JS: Those 4K episodes on "the internets" are 35GB in size!
     
  10. alf-

    alf- Member

    Joined:
    6 Oct 2010
    Posts:
    230
    Likes Received:
    3
    The ice cream thing was bizarre.

    Reading some Facebook comments ( I know, I know)
    And the usual crap is being said, "people are easily offended" "pc gone mad" etc etc.

    Personally the issue isn't offensiveness, the issue is how did such a naff joke make it through editing.
     
    Last edited: 27 Dec 2016
  11. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Exactly. Like when he went off on one about Mexicans. It just wasn't funny at all and it kept on..
     
  12. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    3,458
    Likes Received:
    362
    Hammond is the worst. Stewart Lee was right.
     
  13. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

    Joined:
    27 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    2,462
    Likes Received:
    87
    Its gearing up for him to be hurt again as they are out of ideas.

    I'm finding this whole thing quite stale. In comparison, Season 20 of South-park has been absolutely incredible. Trey Stone / Matt Parker have done it for years and manage to keep it fresh, and more importantly funny.

    This feels like a swansong tbh.
     
  14. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    6 Nov 2009
    Posts:
    13,481
    Likes Received:
    601
    Just took Prime for the free first month and though I would have a look at The Grand Tour. First thing that struck me was how much weight all three of them had put on since i last saw them on Top Gear.

    Edit: So the three presenters of Top Gear moved to Amazon and made more episodes but called it The Grand Tour? It had it's moments but overall same old same old tired format.
     
    Last edited: 2 Jan 2017
  15. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

    Joined:
    27 May 2002
    Posts:
    11,237
    Likes Received:
    147
    Just caught up on the Namibia double, and the Stuttgart episode - really enjoyed them all.

    Some of the stuff is a bit too silly, and some a little over scripted but I found it more enjoyable than Top Gear.
     
  16. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

    Joined:
    2 Aug 2003
    Posts:
    6,718
    Likes Received:
    450
    That's what Amazon wanted, or they wouldn't have hired them.
     
  17. alf-

    alf- Member

    Joined:
    6 Oct 2010
    Posts:
    230
    Likes Received:
    3
    Wasn't too fussed on the nambia special.

    Particularly the first episode, they really overdid the bear grylls survival ********

    Literally no one believes you guys are in any danger, you have a full production crew, cut out the nonsense and use the amazon money to fool around.

    Personally I have found the last couple of episodes to be much more entertaining as they have basically took the piss, no pseudo attempts at realism.
     
  18. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

    Joined:
    9 Sep 2003
    Posts:
    3,401
    Likes Received:
    109
    For me the best part of the Nambia special was Hammond asking if anybody wanted a beer :D
     
  19. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2008
    Posts:
    7,173
    Likes Received:
    200
    So I caught up to Episode 10 over the weekend.

    Some bits were great (mainly the bit about Ford and Ferrari, as already pointed out)
    Some bits were iffy as anything. The bit about Clarkson building an SUV just irritated me. As did the bit with Hammond building a Bug Out.

    I did enjoy the Namibia double (having grown up here), and while some of the shots were amazing, the scripting got in the way. Just to fit a story line in there, they cut shots together that ignore any and all of the Namibian geography, which irked me a bit.
    Honestly, they could have filled two episodes just cruising around, marvelling at the country, and it would have been better.
     
  20. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

    Joined:
    23 Sep 2005
    Posts:
    8,847
    Likes Received:
    1,178
    maybe, but I want to watch the Grand Tour not Wish you were here.
     

Share This Page