The Grand Tour

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TyrannosauRoss Lex

26,773 posts

176 months

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

https://youtu.be/6mvSE6wgYd8
You have a point. Someone who undoubtedly has a fairly stressful job at his age who doesn't live a particularly healthy lifestyle looks tired. Well call me surprised! laugh

suffolk009

4,202 posts

129 months

Wednesday 17th 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.
It is beyond awful.

AJB88

7,397 posts

135 months

Wednesday 17th February
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TyrannosauRoss Lex said:
S1 not good. S2 gets better as it goes on. S3 is very good.
Sorry I'm talking about Hammonds adventure show not TGT.

TyrannosauRoss Lex

26,773 posts

176 months

Wednesday 17th February
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AJB88 said:
TyrannosauRoss Lex said:
S1 not good. S2 gets better as it goes on. S3 is very good.
Sorry I'm talking about Hammonds adventure show not TGT.
Ah, my apologies.

Doofus

15,175 posts

137 months

Wednesday 17th February
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AJB88 said:
TyrannosauRoss Lex said:
S1 not good. S2 gets better as it goes on. S3 is very good.
Sorry I'm talking about Hammonds adventure show not TGT.
Same applies.

Except there isn't a S2 or S3. smile

AJB88

7,397 posts

135 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Doofus said:
Same applies.

Except there isn't a S2 or S3. smile
Can't see there being a S2 either.

Doofus

15,175 posts

137 months

Wednesday 17th February
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I wonder whether, when CHM did the deal with Amazon, they were paid up front and agreed to make x number of shows over y years, or if they are being paid for each project they do.

This survivalist thing doesn't sound much cop; May's cookery show may be diverting, but he hasn't exactly spent much money making it, and Clarkson doesn't seem to be in a hurry to make his farming show (and I have my own expectations of how it will turn out)

Dashnine

369 posts

14 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Doofus said:
I wonder whether, when CHM did the deal with Amazon, they were paid up front and agreed to make x number of shows over y years, or if they are being paid for each project they do.

This survivalist thing doesn't sound much cop; May's cookery show may be diverting, but he hasn't exactly spent much money making it, and Clarkson doesn't seem to be in a hurry to make his farming show (and I have my own expectations of how it will turn out)
I guess Covid has delayed the farming show. They were filming it 2 years ago as Harry Metcalfe (of Garage and Farm YT channels) was at a farm sale chatting to Clarkson who had an Amazon crew with him.

pquinn

1,472 posts

10 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Doofus said:
I wonder whether, when CHM did the deal with Amazon, they were paid up front and agreed to make x number of shows over y years, or if they are being paid for each project they do.

This survivalist thing doesn't sound much cop; May's cookery show may be diverting, but he hasn't exactly spent much money making it, and Clarkson doesn't seem to be in a hurry to make his farming show (and I have my own expectations of how it will turn out)
Has a bit of a feel of trying to pad out their production contract with whatever random crap they can come up with after the original thing fell flat.

Feels like Amazon (and the audience, and the stars) doesn't care much any more, promotion levels are nowhere near where they were and the original concept they started with seems thoroughly dead, with the 'specials' on the way to joining it.

Doofus

15,175 posts

137 months

Wednesday 17th February
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pquinn said:
Doofus said:
I wonder whether, when CHM did the deal with Amazon, they were paid up front and agreed to make x number of shows over y years, or if they are being paid for each project they do.

This survivalist thing doesn't sound much cop; May's cookery show may be diverting, but he hasn't exactly spent much money making it, and Clarkson doesn't seem to be in a hurry to make his farming show (and I have my own expectations of how it will turn out)
Has a bit of a feel of trying to pad out their production contract with whatever random crap they can come up with after the original thing fell flat.

Feels like Amazon (and the audience, and the stars) doesn't care much any more, promotion levels are nowhere near where they were and the original concept they started with seems thoroughly dead, with the 'specials' on the way to joining it.
That's what I mean. It's like Amazon have spent the money, and kind of lost interest (possibly because TGT wasn't as successful as they'd hoped, so they're looking the other way and hoping it all goes away) and CHM have got their money and are just running the clock down.

PhantomPH

3,679 posts

189 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Doofus said:
pquinn said:
Doofus said:
I wonder whether, when CHM did the deal with Amazon, they were paid up front and agreed to make x number of shows over y years, or if they are being paid for each project they do.

This survivalist thing doesn't sound much cop; May's cookery show may be diverting, but he hasn't exactly spent much money making it, and Clarkson doesn't seem to be in a hurry to make his farming show (and I have my own expectations of how it will turn out)
Has a bit of a feel of trying to pad out their production contract with whatever random crap they can come up with after the original thing fell flat.

Feels like Amazon (and the audience, and the stars) doesn't care much any more, promotion levels are nowhere near where they were and the original concept they started with seems thoroughly dead, with the 'specials' on the way to joining it.
That's what I mean. It's like Amazon have spent the money, and kind of lost interest (possibly because TGT wasn't as successful as they'd hoped, so they're looking the other way and hoping it all goes away) and CHM have got their money and are just running the clock down.
I managed just over half an hour of Hammond's island thing and just couldn't do it to myself anymore. Total tripe. HOWEVER, I did watch (and I use that word to mean 'had on whilst browsing the net etc') May's Japan series and his latest cookery thing. I found the cookery thing mildly entertaining but I did find myself on more than one occasion hitting the 'skip on' button.

The TGT specials have been average at best, but in this age of slim pickings I'd take another 'average at best' special from them...

As an aside, Jeremy Clarkson and Gary Lineker are the same age...JC looks like GL's Dad!!!

98elise

18,888 posts

125 months

Wednesday 17th February
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PhantomPH said:
Doofus said:
pquinn said:
Doofus said:
I wonder whether, when CHM did the deal with Amazon, they were paid up front and agreed to make x number of shows over y years, or if they are being paid for each project they do.

This survivalist thing doesn't sound much cop; May's cookery show may be diverting, but he hasn't exactly spent much money making it, and Clarkson doesn't seem to be in a hurry to make his farming show (and I have my own expectations of how it will turn out)
Has a bit of a feel of trying to pad out their production contract with whatever random crap they can come up with after the original thing fell flat.

Feels like Amazon (and the audience, and the stars) doesn't care much any more, promotion levels are nowhere near where they were and the original concept they started with seems thoroughly dead, with the 'specials' on the way to joining it.
That's what I mean. It's like Amazon have spent the money, and kind of lost interest (possibly because TGT wasn't as successful as they'd hoped, so they're looking the other way and hoping it all goes away) and CHM have got their money and are just running the clock down.
I managed just over half an hour of Hammond's island thing and just couldn't do it to myself anymore. Total tripe. HOWEVER, I did watch (and I use that word to mean 'had on whilst browsing the net etc') May's Japan series and his latest cookery thing. I found the cookery thing mildly entertaining but I did find myself on more than one occasion hitting the 'skip on' button.

The TGT specials have been average at best, but in this age of slim pickings I'd take another 'average at best' special from them...

As an aside, Jeremy Clarkson and Gary Lineker are the same age...JC looks like GL's Dad!!!
Gary Lineker spent his youth playing sport. Jeremy Clarkson spent his smoking and drinking!

PhantomPH

3,679 posts

189 months

Wednesday 17th February
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98elise said:
PhantomPH said:
Doofus said:
pquinn said:
Doofus said:
I wonder whether, when CHM did the deal with Amazon, they were paid up front and agreed to make x number of shows over y years, or if they are being paid for each project they do.

This survivalist thing doesn't sound much cop; May's cookery show may be diverting, but he hasn't exactly spent much money making it, and Clarkson doesn't seem to be in a hurry to make his farming show (and I have my own expectations of how it will turn out)
Has a bit of a feel of trying to pad out their production contract with whatever random crap they can come up with after the original thing fell flat.

Feels like Amazon (and the audience, and the stars) doesn't care much any more, promotion levels are nowhere near where they were and the original concept they started with seems thoroughly dead, with the 'specials' on the way to joining it.
That's what I mean. It's like Amazon have spent the money, and kind of lost interest (possibly because TGT wasn't as successful as they'd hoped, so they're looking the other way and hoping it all goes away) and CHM have got their money and are just running the clock down.
I managed just over half an hour of Hammond's island thing and just couldn't do it to myself anymore. Total tripe. HOWEVER, I did watch (and I use that word to mean 'had on whilst browsing the net etc') May's Japan series and his latest cookery thing. I found the cookery thing mildly entertaining but I did find myself on more than one occasion hitting the 'skip on' button.

The TGT specials have been average at best, but in this age of slim pickings I'd take another 'average at best' special from them...

As an aside, Jeremy Clarkson and Gary Lineker are the same age...JC looks like GL's Dad!!!
Gary Lineker spent his youth playing sport. Jeremy Clarkson spent his smoking and drinking!
Erm...exactly. A more stark example of why looking after yourself a bit is probably not a bad thing. wink

n3il123

2,124 posts

177 months

Wednesday 17th February
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PhantomPH said:
98elise said:
PhantomPH said:
Doofus said:
pquinn said:
Doofus said:
I wonder whether, when CHM did the deal with Amazon, they were paid up front and agreed to make x number of shows over y years, or if they are being paid for each project they do.

This survivalist thing doesn't sound much cop; May's cookery show may be diverting, but he hasn't exactly spent much money making it, and Clarkson doesn't seem to be in a hurry to make his farming show (and I have my own expectations of how it will turn out)
Has a bit of a feel of trying to pad out their production contract with whatever random crap they can come up with after the original thing fell flat.

Feels like Amazon (and the audience, and the stars) doesn't care much any more, promotion levels are nowhere near where they were and the original concept they started with seems thoroughly dead, with the 'specials' on the way to joining it.
That's what I mean. It's like Amazon have spent the money, and kind of lost interest (possibly because TGT wasn't as successful as they'd hoped, so they're looking the other way and hoping it all goes away) and CHM have got their money and are just running the clock down.
I managed just over half an hour of Hammond's island thing and just couldn't do it to myself anymore. Total tripe. HOWEVER, I did watch (and I use that word to mean 'had on whilst browsing the net etc') May's Japan series and his latest cookery thing. I found the cookery thing mildly entertaining but I did find myself on more than one occasion hitting the 'skip on' button.

The TGT specials have been average at best, but in this age of slim pickings I'd take another 'average at best' special from them...

As an aside, Jeremy Clarkson and Gary Lineker are the same age...JC looks like GL's Dad!!!
Gary Lineker spent his youth playing sport. Jeremy Clarkson spent his smoking and drinking!
Erm...exactly. A more stark example of why looking after yourself a bit is probably not a bad thing. wink
I guess it would be interesting to see/ hear who has had the most entertaining/ interesting life though!

PhantomPH

3,679 posts

189 months

Wednesday 17th February
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n3il123 said:
I guess it would be interesting to see/ hear who has had the most entertaining/ interesting life though!
Oh I dunno - I can't imagine GL has a squeaky clean closet. He was in a squad with Gazza etc, remember. wink Ha ha.

Mind you, I don't equate heavy drinking and smoking to having an entertaining/interesting life. Some of the later TGs and particularly the TGTs where Clarkson looks pregnant - that's really not good. Hardly matters, tho - it's his body etc so I'm really not judging. I was really just providing a comparison to go with others' earlier comments about him looking old/past it/etc. smile

JagLover

33,587 posts

199 months

Thursday 18th February
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pquinn said:
Has a bit of a feel of trying to pad out their production contract with whatever random crap they can come up with after the original thing fell flat.
Not sure the Grand Tour "fell flat". It was a new format and took some time to bed in, but got better season by season. Probably very expensive though which is why, no doubt, the main show wasn't renewed.

As for the Specials well they would have found it hard to film those during a pandemic, which is probably why we have had just one (filmed prior I believe) in the past year.

otolith

43,949 posts

168 months

Thursday 18th February
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JagLover said:
Probably very expensive though which is why, no doubt, the main show wasn't renewed.
I think the main show stopped because all three of them are old, tired, and filthy rich.

n3il123

2,124 posts

177 months

Thursday 18th February
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They were filming something at the tail end of last year

https://www.grandtournation.com/thegrandtour/the-g...

So another special edition coming, can't say I enjoyed the last one too much was a bit nothing really.


p1stonhead

24,964 posts

131 months

Thursday 18th February
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They need to retire it. It’s just pointless now.

Albeit I really enjoyed the mongolia(?) one.

SydneyBridge

5,682 posts

122 months

Thursday 18th February
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Although most of us on here think most things they have done on Amazon have been rubbish, we have still watched them and paid for Prime
Amazon may consider the deal a huge success.