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To wonder why the BBC are even bothering

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sepa Sun 29-May-16 20:14:12

With Top Gear?
Watching it now and it's shit. Really shit

CurlyMango Sun 29-May-16 20:16:55

Agree, think I'm off for. Bath. It's pants

Ringadingdingdong22 Sun 29-May-16 20:18:18

It just doesn't work does it. Should have done a completely new show with a different format. Matt let blanc and Chris Evans just don't seem to gel. Didn't they have a falling out?

sepa Sun 29-May-16 20:19:29

I think so.
Worst part so far was introducing the stig. No, just no

OddBoots Sun 29-May-16 20:19:51

I love the BBC but I agree, Top Gear was a dead format a few years back, what is the point in doing this with it?

Twowrongsdontmakearight Sun 29-May-16 20:20:17

I think Evans is trying to be Clarkson and failing. There's no chemistry between him and Matt LeBlanc. It's boring.

exWifebeginsat40 Sun 29-May-16 20:20:41

it's shit.

Libitina Sun 29-May-16 20:23:45

I'm refusing to watch it. I think many will watch tonight to see how it has changed and then not bother afterwards.

Really disappointing - Le Blanc could be ok but Evans seems to be simultaneously trying to impersonate Clarkson yet be nice and non competitive with Matt. It's just odd

freshprincess Sun 29-May-16 20:29:25

it's one of the Beeb's flagship shows, sold to trillions of counties worldwide, they weren't going to let it die.

It seems exactly the same as before. Lack of chemistry between the two of them but I suppose they don't know each other as well as clarkson and the others. The TG specials were the only things worth watching in the last few years.

sepa Sun 29-May-16 20:29:50

I won't be watching it again! It's only still on as OH is half arsed glancing at it

228agreenend Sun 29-May-16 20:35:27

I am actually quite enjoying it. I got fed up of the silly challenges clarkson et al were given and I felt for a long term it was living of its past reptuation.

I think the BBC have a difficult job. Ie. Keeping the essential elements of Top Gear, but making it fresh as well.

witsender Sun 29-May-16 20:37:36

I don't think it is too bad. But then I didn't rate Clarkson et al.

DefinitelyNotAJourno Sun 29-May-16 20:39:03

Wondering why you find Evans so creepy?

CrossfireHurricane Sun 29-May-16 20:40:48

I am enjoying it.
The old top gear was getting tiresome.

OhtoblazeswithElvira Sun 29-May-16 20:43:30

DP is watching, says it's not bad, and that it's nice that they are focusing on the cars.

EyNonnuMouse Sun 29-May-16 20:44:54

I can't stand Chris Evans and it seems very strained! Looking forward to 'the grand tour'.
clarkson ect may be dinosaurs but they made entertaining TV.

Flumpsnlumpsnstuff Sun 29-May-16 20:45:57

I loved the old top gear although it was t for everyone, it was one of the few programmes everyone sat and enjoyed and discussed after.
I think Leblanc is good and quite funny but Chris is insipid and trying to hard DD1 has called "pants" and walked out DD2 is now googling when the proper guys are releasing the Amazon version and DH has gone to sleep confused think that's a no then

228agreenend Sun 29-May-16 20:46:39

I thought Clarkson had become smug and boring, not,entertaining!

Normandy144 Sun 29-May-16 20:47:02

I'm enjoying it. It was always going to be a tough gig as everyone automatically compares, but tbh Jeremy et al were starting to annoy me with their childish behaviour.

FuzzyWizard Sun 29-May-16 20:51:42

I quite like it. I like Matt Le Blanc. I'm not missing Clarkson or Hammond who I think had got terribly tired. I like James May but think the "chemistry" between the old three was starting to get a bit strained and contrived. I'll still be giving their new show a go though.

ChuffMuffin Sun 29-May-16 20:52:38

I've not watched it but I kind of guessed it wouldn't be up to par from how super defensive Chris Evans seems to have been about the show in the past few weeks.

CremeBrulee Sun 29-May-16 20:54:23

We're loving it. DD has always liked it but couldn't bear Clarkson. We're all watching together and kids both pealing with laughter.

Wasn't sure how Matt LB would work but he's the best thing in it by a mile.

desertmum Sun 29-May-16 20:54:30

it's all a bit shouty and desperate - Mat Le blanc is a bit insipid and I feel like Chris Evans is trying too hard. DH has fallen asleep and I am off for a bath.

TeenAndTween Sun 29-May-16 20:56:32

I think it is a bit shouty too, but I think you need to give it 2 or 3 weeks to see how they bed down.

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