The Grand Tour

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C70R

7,843 posts

68 months

Monday 4th January
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7GJR said:
C70R said:
Why do you presume that? Do you have some inside info?
Simple logic: the 'tent' format was cancelled. They are currently reduced to 'specials', neither of the last two of which have received critical acclaim. I also wonder whether any 'new' Prime customers are being attracted as a result of TGT to measure any ongoing success; those of us that would have subscribed because of the trio already have done.
So you and the other guy don't have any inside info? And you don't have any data about the recent episodes' success?

But you presume Amazon are going to stop giving them money?

Edited by C70R on Monday 4th January 16:44

Mojooo

11,389 posts

144 months

Monday 4th January
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I saw somewhere online that they cancelled the tent as people were skipping through - obviously they have the tech to know what people are focussing on so maybe that is why they gave up the tent.....

But the downside is you go from 13 hours of content a year to maybe 2. So if the aim to to glue people to the screen then not ideal

I spose its a cost/benefit issue for Amazon

I believe the presenters had a 3 season contract so maybe when it expired they thought it was best to stay on for some specials for the kudos/fun but without having to commit to a series - so maybe it was the presenters choice rather than Amazons to only have specials.

AlexS

1,442 posts

196 months

Monday 4th January
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hairykrishna said:
There are some great roadkill episodes. It's on Amazon but the 'motortrend' channel so it costs an extra 4 quid a month. It was originally on YouTube but I think they've pulled the episodes and put them paid for only.

The earlier episodes are generally better before they got Dodge as a sponsor and when Finnegan was more into it. Some later ones are still worth a watch though.
Motortrend is also available on the new Discovery+ service, and a years subscription to that is currently available for £30.

Leftfootwonder

940 posts

22 months

Monday 4th January
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I really enjoyed it. It made me realise how much I miss the humour of CH&M compared to forced 'fun' we now have on Top Gear.

Fundoreen

2,193 posts

47 months

Monday 4th January
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Amazon along with all these other streaming platforms throw money at any old dross. Its the golden age of getting your dross made.
The baggy faced trio were one of the better efforts and its not mainstream TV so it just enlarges the amazon library online.
There are people that will join every day and would have never seen the 3 seasons of TGT.
Its also a bit of a slog to travel around making 12 shows a year so I bet they are happy to chip in with a special now and again freeing them to do easy stuff like quiz shows and instructions on how to open a packet of crisps.

cologne2792

1,677 posts

90 months

irocfan

26,580 posts

154 months

Thursday 7th January
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OldGermanHeaps said:
irocfan said:
Jeesus! one of my customers is the absolute spitting image double of the third photo, I kid you not as soon as I seen it I thought it was her. How am I going to keep a straight face next time I see her? Do I tell her? She has a great sense of humour and would probably see the funny side but its a risky one.
Awaiting the results of this with baited breath

Ayahuasca

26,417 posts

243 months

Friday 8th January
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Just watched the Vietnam (boats) one, the Mozambique (fish) one, the Madagascar (treasure) one and the mongolia (desert) one.

Good banter, good comedy and great camerawork and cinematography.

Slightly uncomfortable was the fish one, felt it was a bit exploitative of the local poverty. You don’t take the piss out of people for being poor, then proceed to waste food in front of them.

forrestgrump

1,412 posts

155 months

Sunday 10th January
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cologne2792 said:
Looks like great kids TV. Not a dig, it genuinely does.

Doofus

15,154 posts

137 months

Sunday 10th January
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forrestgrump said:
cologne2792 said:
Looks like great kids TV. Not a dig, it genuinely does.
An awful lot of people exercise no objectivity when watching tv (as this thread shows), so this will also be popular with loads of adults just because one of the Holy Trinity is in it.

StottyGTR

6,850 posts

127 months

Sunday 10th January
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LuS1fer said:
The are not "lads", they are old men
O'rly I didn't notice thanks for pointing out rolleyes

rodericb

2,998 posts

90 months

Tuesday 16th February
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Doofus said:
An awful lot of people exercise no objectivity when watching tv (as this thread shows), so this will also be popular with loads of adults just because one of the Holy Trinity is in it.
Ha ha, you really don't like this Grand Tour thing, do you?!?!

C70R

7,843 posts

68 months

Tuesday 16th February
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Let's be honest here, that show isn't aimed at Emeritus professors and MENSA members...

Doofus

15,154 posts

137 months

Tuesday 16th February
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rodericb said:
Ha ha, you really don't like this Grand Tour thing, do you?!?!
That's not relevant to what I said.

JagLover

33,564 posts

199 months

Tuesday 16th February
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C70R said:
Let's be honest here, that show isn't aimed at Emeritus professors and MENSA members...
If you head over to the Amazon Prime thread virtually everyone who has watched it thinks it is awful.

h0b0

5,611 posts

160 months

Tuesday 16th February
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JagLover said:
C70R said:
Let's be honest here, that show isn't aimed at Emeritus professors and MENSA members...
If you head over to the Amazon Prime thread virtually everyone who has watched it thinks it is awful.
Oh, it is terrible. Out of some strange need that should be discussed with a professional, I watched it all. I came to the conclusion it was a victim of COVID editing and that's why it fails to land on any target audience. It is too juvenile/condescending to appeal to adults and yet some of the humor is not appropriate for kids.

The Spruce Goose

27,662 posts

159 months

Tuesday 16th February
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the reviews and ratings are mediocre at best, and usually Amazon shill these.

AJB88

7,393 posts

135 months

Tuesday 16th February
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I've just started watching it now and yeh its not great. I enjoyed May's cooking show, I'm looking forward to Clarkson's farming show but this isn't great at all.

TyrannosauRoss Lex

26,749 posts

176 months

Tuesday 16th February
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AJB88 said:
I've just started watching it now and yeh its not great. I enjoyed May's cooking show, I'm looking forward to Clarkson's farming show but this isn't great at all.
S1 not good. S2 gets better as it goes on. S3 is very good.

Sixpackpert

4,197 posts

178 months

Tuesday 16th February
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I’d say he is looking a bit tired these days...

https://youtu.be/6mvSE6wgYd8