The Grand Tour

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GetCarter

27,615 posts

243 months

Thursday 18th February
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SydneyBridge said:
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.
Prime means I get postage free and next day (for most stuff). The TV channel is just a bonus.

Promised Land

3,854 posts

173 months

Sunday 21st February
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GetCarter said:
SydneyBridge said:
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.
Prime means I get postage free and next day (for most stuff). The TV channel is just a bonus.
Quite right, I only signed up for Prime in December for next day delivery but seeing as I haven’t seen any of this new show I have watched it from S1E1 right up to the Bentley, RS and Caterham one, after every episode over the past 2 months I’ve then read this thread to the next point of call.

I see a lot of regular posters writing very similar posts over the 480odd pages which gets a bit tiring. What exactly are you expecting given their previous form?

I cannot stand those Geordie pair ITV have presenting most of their prime time shows so I don’t watch them.

Driver101

9,482 posts

85 months

Sunday 21st February
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GetCarter said:
SydneyBridge said:
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.
Prime means I get postage free and next day (for most stuff). The TV channel is just a bonus.
EE customers get Prime video free with their contract. I wouldn't pay for it.

GetCarter

27,615 posts

243 months

Sunday 21st February
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Driver101 said:
GetCarter said:
SydneyBridge said:
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.
Prime means I get postage free and next day (for most stuff). The TV channel is just a bonus.
EE customers get Prime video free with their contract. I wouldn't pay for it.
To quote EE "You'll get weak or no coverage indoors".

Not much use then..

Dashnine

369 posts

14 months

Monday 22nd February
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GetCarter said:
To quote EE "You'll get weak or no coverage indoors".

Not much use then..
EE use WiFi Calling if the signal’s poor, I find usually when less than two bars. Calls go over your WiFi and broadband as long as your phone support it, I imagine most modern phones do.

Teddy Lop

4,695 posts

31 months

Monday 22nd February
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p1stonhead said:
They need to retire it. It’s just pointless now.

Albeit I really enjoyed the mongolia(?) one.
you know the net effect of you pressing the ignore button and not watching it is almost the same yeah?

forrestgrump

1,412 posts

155 months

Monday 22nd February
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Teddy Lop said:
p1stonhead said:
They need to retire it. It’s just pointless now.

Albeit I really enjoyed the mongolia(?) one.
you know the net effect of you pressing the ignore button and not watching it is almost the same yeah?
But if the guy enjoyed one of them, maybe he’s watching in the hope that the quality doesn’t drastically vary and overall decline between episodes. Like maybe a focus group full of Pistonheaders one day just tells them why it’s awful and they make an amazing one.

DeejRC

1,933 posts

46 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Well I’ve only just got round to watching the latest one. Laughed out loud a few times, was seriously impressed with the GT and 7 getting across those roads. Couldn’t care less about the Asbo.

It’s silly mindless fun.

Welshbeef

43,611 posts

162 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Promised Land said:
Quite right, I only signed up for Prime in December for next day delivery but seeing as I haven’t seen any of this new show I have watched it from S1E1 right up to the Bentley, RS and Caterham one, after every episode over the past 2 months I’ve then read this thread to the next point of call.

I see a lot of regular posters writing very similar posts over the 480odd pages which gets a bit tiring. What exactly are you expecting given their previous form?

I cannot stand those Geordie pair ITV have presenting most of their prime time shows so I don’t watch them.
It’s the same on the Top gear thread too same old story people start hating the episode minutes into it....then they think back oh we loved the 3 porsches for £1.5k that was good all st thereafter.

If you don’t like don’t watch or if you do then don’t bother posting online - it’s like OCD a bit odd

RC1807

9,982 posts

132 months

Thursday 4th March
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OCD isn't odd. That's ODD.

getmecoat



I was late to watch the last GT series. You know what to expect, really.

The mongolia tour was very good, as was H & M teasing Clarkson about his knowledge on it...."if you'd have been asked questions about mongolia on Who Wants to be a Millionaire...!"
Clarkson properly welled up at the end of the series, and I expect they will do some more road trips this year, pandemic permitting....

(For some reason I can't use a capital "M" at the beginning of M.ongolia on PH??)

thegreenhell

8,398 posts

183 months

Sunday 14th March
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Small update from JC about Grand Tour and some of his other shows


AJB88

7,397 posts

135 months

Sunday 14th March
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I'm looking forward to his farming show, I enjoyed May's cooking show, Hammond's show was rubbish in comparison.

Anybody been to his farm? its about 40 mins from me but very rarely head that way.

Nickbrapp

3,940 posts

94 months

Sunday 14th March
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On quest Richards hammonds BIG is a fairly decent watch where he learns about big stuff, I’ve really enjoyed them so far

He’s done, the burj kelifa in Dubai, the biggest container ship, a stadium, a oil rig, a damn and those big planes the us Air Force use

ThunderSpook

3,001 posts

175 months

Monday 15th March
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Nickbrapp said:
On quest Richards hammonds BIG is a fairly decent watch where he learns about big stuff, I’ve really enjoyed them so far

He’s done, the burj kelifa in Dubai, the biggest container ship, a stadium, a oil rig, a damn and those big planes the us Air Force use
Some of them were ok, too many were aimed at thicko’s. It’s frustrating that they seem to aim all TV at the less intelligent these days. People like Hammond understand engineering, so why does it have to be aimed so low?

PhantomPH

3,679 posts

189 months

Monday 15th March
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ThunderSpook said:
Some of them were ok, too many were aimed at thicko’s. It’s frustrating that they seem to aim all TV at the less intelligent these days. People like Hammond understand engineering, so why does it have to be aimed so low?
Because (like everything) numbers matter. The fact is that 'lowest common denominator' TV gets the most ratings (Britain's Got Talent, Ant and Dec, anything hosted by Paddy McGuinness or a TV chef, reality TV, etc etc.) and eyes on the product are what brings in ad revenue.

Even with things like 'Big', they need to make it accessible. Top Gear wouldn't have been anything like the phenomenon it was, if they'd just reviewed cars like geeks. It took crashing, falling over, acting like dopes in order to really make waves in the modern ratings war.

Just a reflection of what makes up a lot of present day 'entertainment' I'm afraid.

As for "people like Hammond understanding engineering" - I'd suggest you rethink that belief. wink 'People like Hammond' understand how to read a cheatsheet provided by researchers, then make it sound convincing on camera. (And I say that having done my own fair share of voice/presenting work - you can tell people cigarettes are good for them in a convincing way, if that's what the script says. biggrinbiggrin )

Driver101

9,482 posts

85 months

Saturday 3rd April
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Clarkson needs to get back to TGT. Clarkson on TV showing on ITV now Is dreadful.

abzmike

3,729 posts

70 months

Sunday 4th April
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I’m sure his accountant is happy enough about the steady stream of work from ITV.