Top Gear 2016 - Powersliding to greatness, or crashing & burning Page 30

  • elstoof 22 Oct 2018 09:04:04 23,225 posts
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    Oh yeah
  • Load_2.0 22 Oct 2018 09:14:09 29,341 posts
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    Poor choice. Feels like they are going backwards after the last season.

    Paddy McGuinness isn't a great choice. I find his whole northern lad bants really tired.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 22 Oct 2018 09:15:52 19,829 posts
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    McGuinness is shit but he at least can be occasionally funny. Flintoff is just a personality void.
  • elstoof 22 Oct 2018 09:23:59 23,225 posts
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    I look forward to watching Paddy McGuinness creasing up with laughter and mugging to the camera after every tame joke made by the celebrity guests. Not that it matters too much, Top Gear has been a fast-forward-to-Harris-on-a-racetrack and fuck the rest since the refresh
  • Frogofdoom 22 Oct 2018 09:25:50 13,275 posts
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    Will be interesting to see how well Flintoff drives, he always seems pretty good at it on Aloto. Not a fan of Paddy though.
  • Drakesmoke 22 Oct 2018 10:32:34 556 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Drakesmoke wrote:
    Just saw this. Until or unless Flintoff admits he was a troll over flat earth I won't watch him. I won't support the BBC in promoting that level of stupidity.
    Not the most stupid thing they’ve promoted, they’ve put Bannon on a debate in Scotland only yesterday
    What an absolute shit show. I view the two things as connected actually, promote the silly stupid stuff to pave the climate for the actual insidious stuff, there's crossover in audience. Anyway, wrong thread really sorry.
  • JamboWayOh 22 Oct 2018 10:38:06 13,245 posts
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    Really looking forward to all the BANTER.
  • Drakesmoke 22 Oct 2018 10:43:04 556 posts
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    Flat earths bants with the lads
  • elstoof 22 Oct 2018 10:51:39 23,225 posts
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    "This McLaren is really flat in the corners, almost as flat as the Earth itself"
  • elstoof 22 Oct 2018 10:53:10 23,225 posts
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    *spins off track*

    "Haha Freddie, I knew you always struggled against spin"
  • the_milkybar_kid 22 Oct 2018 10:56:23 7,989 posts
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    Still think it's a shame LeBlanc stepped down as I really enjoyed the dynamic at the end. But instead of dialing back on worst part of the show- the faux lad bantz, they double down on it. Nah, I'm out. Flintoff is a massive, massive throbber and I'm not a fan of Paddy either.
  • the_milkybar_kid 22 Oct 2018 11:54:54 7,989 posts
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    Never, hopefully.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 22 Oct 2018 12:33:04 15,771 posts
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    Feels like a step backwards. LADS!!! WAHAY!!1!

    The BBC Don’t seem to recognise where the auto industry is headed. We’re rapidly going to see the phasing out of petrol vehicles in the next few years with a huge shift towards EV and automated, not to mention new types of ownership, new public mobility services etc.

    The show might do well do reinvent itself more as a Tomorrow’s World type thing for mobility. It’s so much more about the tech side of things now, and certainly the whole petrolhead lad thing is on the way out.
  • the_milkybar_kid 22 Oct 2018 13:18:10 7,989 posts
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    That sounds more like Fifth Gear. There's still a place for car porn sliding around tracks.
  • elstoof 22 Oct 2018 13:22:15 23,225 posts
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    The lad bantz was the worst bit of the old top gear, Trying to recreate the old “3 cunts being cunts” schtick is a fools errand. Especially when it would be so much easier to just recreate Harris’ jalopnik etc output with vastly better production values
  • You-can-call-me-kal 22 Oct 2018 13:25:46 15,771 posts
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    the_milkybar_kid wrote:
    That sounds more like Fifth Gear. There's still a place for car porn sliding around tracks.
    They need to find a balance, but instead have gone all in on future Clarksons.
  • Load_2.0 22 Oct 2018 13:28:25 29,341 posts
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    The staged pranks and shenanigans just felt so forced. Maybe if they filmed Jeremy punching people and shouting at Asians it would have had a feel of authenticity.
  • up_the_ante 22 Oct 2018 13:29:40 1,031 posts
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    Paddy McGuiness is a comedian?
  • mothercruncher 22 Oct 2018 13:45:33 16,218 posts
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    We did the gurning millionaire lad thing with Evans. They appeared to learn something from how much he bombed and tweaked things to end up with the more paletteable mix of last series.
    And now we’re back to trousers tucked in boots and tweed Rolex cuntery.
    The FFWD-to-Harris-Show it is then. If I didn’t want to sounds like a twat who wondered why he bothered paying his licence fee then I’d wonder why I pay my license fee like a twat.
  • elstoof 22 Oct 2018 14:09:12 23,225 posts
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    No one actually enjoyed the bantz, the wacky scripted challenges, the siarpc shite though, did they? Slow mo shots of a car sliding round a corner and interesting journalism about Saab, the old TVR workshop etc was where the enjoyment was found in the more recent years

    Edited by elstoof at 14:09:44 22-10-2018
  • elstoof 22 Oct 2018 14:46:50 23,225 posts
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    For the first few years, sure. Not towards the end though. Oh no, the hamster just bumped into captain slow’s car, what japes
  • elstoof 22 Oct 2018 14:57:57 23,225 posts
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    Yeah there’s always going to be a market for that, but the production team were quite vocal about the need to evolve the format as it was getting tired even for them. I’m not sure how successful they actually are over at amazon either, they won’t release any viewing figures for GT
  • Psychotext 22 Oct 2018 15:21:55 64,996 posts
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    Fuck knows how. Season 2 was shit.
  • elstoof 22 Oct 2018 15:27:06 23,225 posts
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    Even the briefest visit to a car forum will quickly show that there’s enough Brexit voting meatheads out there who love clarkson because he tells it how he sees it and will watch GT over those darkies on TG every time
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