Im glad the got rid of the American driver. That was awful! Liking the new season so far, you can definitely tell they ironed out a few things from last season.
I blame Amazon more so than the hosts. Amazon is used to throwing money at a project and backing away. I think they have to be way more involved in this "live" show compared to a scripted series or movie. I think BBC had 15 years of knowing the cadence of their conversations and who they are as people, Amazon is figuring it out though.Agreed. The end of the last episode had me laughing pretty constantly.
I still haven't figured out what's keeping me from being super excited for it every week. Those 3 have been together for nearly 15 years now, and it feels forced where it once felt fluid. I know it's been scripted the whole time, but it didn't FEEL scripted on the BBC. I dunno if that's them trying to dodge legal battles with the BBC, or if it's just that the concept may have just run its course.
I still find myself watching each week, and it did kinda force me into getting Acorn and BritBox through amazon, so I guess it is serving its purpose for them.
I always thought the best part of the show was when they would go on special challenges. The 2 or 3 episodes where they went to Burma and built the bridge was one of my favorite stories they did.I've watched the first 4 episodes of season 3 and I'm kinda meh.
Really enjoyed it up until now and I'm hoping I get back into it.
I guess I'd be pretty happy if they brought the show back to America and focused more on new cars, race circuits, and the industry as a whole. But then again, that's an entirely different show. I have to keep reminding myself that "The Grand Tour" is literally a trip around the world building fun vehicles to complete stupid stunts. I thought the scenery from the Colombia episode was amazing though.Yeah, i also feel like they are just trying a bit too hard now... It's all the same gimmicks, nothing really original anymore.
Some of the best parts in old top gear for me was the scenery and the narration over music where Clarkson gets serious for a moment... shows a crazy sunset or something.
I liked the hit laps too, but the interviews were always a bit too long - especially for the only-famous-in-Britain celebs/soccer players, etc
Agreed. I wish they really gave each host more of their own time. Maybe that's what I'm missing. Having a bulk of the car tests drives rotate between hosts loses some flair. Or at least have them do different cars and types of reviews. Clarkson can do the exotics, Hammond can do the muscle cars, and May can do the quirky and unique. But it's also great to have them do their own stuff, like Hammond's documentary about Jim Clark. That was brilliant.I really liked the Jim Clark thing that Hammond did.