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TV Shows Amazon's "The Grand Tour"

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

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    Better than an hour of pissing about on a beach going "THE TIDE IS COMING IN" and "NO ONE BOUGHT SAT NAV" except for the entire crew out of shot. I mostly found it tiresome and trying too hard to spend Amazon money. The buggies were fun and very interesting though.
     
  2. BentAnat

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    ^^That.

    I wouldn't suggest they become "wish you were here", but they could have, for example, explored motoring in Namibia a bit (they were on the track already and did NOTHING with it).
    there's plenty of offroading to do around here, and plenty of motoring to be seen.

    There is, for example, a whole community around buggies here.
    There's a million different motoring challenges (that deep dust was just one of many), which would force them to rethink and maybe modify their cars, etc...
    They missed the potential there, IMO. Maybe it's because I know the place pretty well, maybe it's because I was irked when I realised they're cutting things together randomly to force a story (and was negative about it since that moment). ... either way

    Driving around in circles was painful (not to mention painfully obvious). "the sea is coming... i have nowhere to go (except for up the dune, which we do for half an episode a bit later)"...

    In general, I feel they're not playing off the different locations enough (outside of specials).
     
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    I agree with this - they have taken the tent to some fantastic locations, but have filmed almost nothing at each location. How hard would it be to film a short film at each about the location?

    I hope they manage to make better use of each location for the next season.
     
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    They did show some in South Africa... they should do that more.
     
  5. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    The last episode for this season was released today. Now the wait to Season 02, and to see what Top Gear brings next too.

    Sam
     
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    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    The BBC are going to have to do some serious thinking and a lot of hard work to resurrect Top Gear as a programme worth watching. The old format and presenters were long past their sell-by date and The 3 Stooges still are. The new Top Gear format was very lacking and won't be fixed just by the Ginger Tosspot leaving.

    Top gear is a programme I used to watch and I think that is how it will stay. As for The Grand Tour, I will not be paying for Amazon Prime.
     
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    Seriously, he is one unlucky bloke
     
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    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    ...or very lucky.
     
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    Yes very lucky.


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  14. Mr Happy

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    Yes, both unlucky but very lucky. Glad he is OK
     
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    If you keep walking in front of the firing line...
     
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    You owe me a new keyboard! :thumb:
     
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    Looks like complete break failure to me - he didn't seem to slow down at all before the corner!

    Glad he's ok, that looked scary!
     
  18. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOQL7hyFXtc

    I don't think it's brake failure, certainly not complete.
    Could have been a partial failure but it looks to me that he took too much speed into the corner, locked up a little, had a bit of a swapper and finally went a wide somewhere with no room for error.

    To be honest I'm surprised it hasn't happened before now. Ultimately they are amateur drivers driving extremely powerful cars on unforgiving public roads. I assume they are told to give a bit of room for error but I've often found myself watching and thinking what could happen in the event of a bit of a mistake.
     
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