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I've not seen it yet. I'm looking forward to it. Rubix hit's the nail on the head. No sense in hating Chris Evans for being who he is! He's loud, abrasive, and waves his arms around. He's a bit of a twat. However, remember when he was a guest of Clarkson's? He came across as a pretty reasonable bloke, really. Give him a chance to settle in. He has pretty good taste too - he did marry Billie Piper after all! And he loves Fezzas. Can't be all bad.

As for "failed actor". You haven't seen "Episodes", a much better comedy than Friends ever%

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Top Gear S23E01 meh .. pretty annoying. Matt was good even though it felt a little bit American topgear. Agreed, Chris Evans is terrible.

Extra Gear S01?E01 Felt a lot more natural although I did find Harris probably needs more air time to give him a chance to shine. One small segment in an atom and some forced banter which I didn’t find is his style.

I think Extra Gear will be the new topgear... I don’t see Evans doing well mainly because hes too shouty pirate. That stuff works on radio when hosting solo ... not on TV. You just make your other hosts look awrkard

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I've not seen it yet. I'm looking forward to it. Rubix hit's the nail on the head. No sense in hating Chris Evans for being who he is! He's loud, abrasive, and waves his arms around. He's a bit of a twat. However, remember when he was a guest of Clarkson's? He came across as a pretty reasonable bloke, really. Give him a chance to settle in. He has pretty good taste too - he did marry Billie Piper after all! And he loves Fezzas. Can't be all bad.

As for "failed actor". You haven't seen "Episodes", a much better comedy than Friends ever%

Someone (let alone Billie Piper) married Chris Evans?!?! Wow... Perhaps money can buy you love...

And yeah what is with the boots?

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Someone (let alone Billie Piper) married Chris Evans?!?! Wow... Perhaps money can buy you love...

Billie Piper also separated from Evans after 3 years, and divorced him in 2007. No little ginger monsters from that relationship, either.

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I gotta credit Billie with good sense, or at least coming to her senses!

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I was disappointed with extra gear,seemed really scripted,really nervous ,the questions were purile and we learnt nothing new about the cars.The bit about the racing team was slightly interesting but not related in any real way and even the ride along went nowhere.Whole concept seemed flawed and they seemed to be really struggling to find anything to say.

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slightly west of(f) topic, I've just watched TG S22E8 (Netflix). Funniest TG I ever saw! Brilliant! Hammond's prize - and the way it was photographed - in the classic car challenge was superb. The lifestyle SUV challenge was par-excellence. I've just showed it to my kids and they were cracking up. Interesting to note Clarkson wailing "I hate working on Top Gear" during the river crossing section.

They were tired, it needed to move on.

Now, where can I watch this new season?

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Now, where can I watch this new season?

Free to air on Prime tomorrow night.

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Free to air on Prime tomorrow night.

thanks Dave! I guess I shall have to be patient and watch it in low-res, fast forwarding the adverts.

I'm-a-gonna look for it somewhere I can stream it in decent res. I've gone completely off broadcast TV and Sky. /rant

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At least Prime is in HD now (on Sky at least, not sure about Freeview). Not sure about streaming options, I hear downloading is easier. ;)

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i watched on BBC iPlayer using a geo unlocker.

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I watched it last night, taped (Voda cable tv box) from Prime. Dave - hey that was good news, it was indeed in HD!

I thought it was pretty good, actually. Chris Evans? Well, he was being himself. Really. Everyone knows he's a bit of a knob, particularly Chris himself. I like that he's largely unapologetic about it, he has a bit of genuine about him, along with that cheezy energy. He should have a shave though. Designer stubble just becomes 'Aqualung' when your beard is more salt than pepper!

I thought Matt LeBlanc was very good. He's self-assured, a confident peddler, and is a purveyor of dry new york humour.

I was a bit bored with the top gun segment, though appreciated the constant nods to the movie. Sabine was relegated to being unable to beat Evans because her vette wasn't up to the Viper? Hmmm.

I thought Jessie Eisenberg with Gordo was largely un-funny, despite Eisenberg's sharp wisecracks. They were wasted where Evans was fawning over Gordo. Different format, better research and questions needed. Top Trumps style pitting guests against each other? Missed opportunity! What would Parkinson think?!

Anyway, the new Top Gear wasn't terrible, was pretty funny, and a change of presenters always takes time.

Oh, and updating the star in a reasonably-priced car into a rallycross with the minis - brilliant! Love the sound of those Minis, too.

I'm looking forward to the next one.

My 0.02 worth.

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E02 was even better IMHO.

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I'll have to have a look for this! #8 )

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Skipped through 5 mins of wrong gear, was painful and completely un-interesting. Also something is up with the brown dudes eyes?

Looking forward to the amazony thingy.

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Bit slow on watching it. But sat down with the Mrs last night. Didn't take her long to ask why Evans is always shouting. 5 mins later she was back to facebook as she was bored of the show.

I loved how they have this new rally cross track. But cut it up so much we really have no idea of the actual track. Nor do they introduce it in anyway....

That first shot of Sabine. sh*t she has aged. Still as awkward as ever in front of the camera.

Did anyone else look at the in studio crowd and feel something was off. To me they did not look like your typical crowd. They looked forced. Or I entered into a contest for tickets to a undisclosed TV show and won type of crowd.

I thought Matt LaBlanc was better than expected though. Polar opposite of Evans in the emotions/shouty department.

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Reviews and views are mixed. A 'wooden' (or unimpressed?) audience may be being supplemented by canned laughter.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2016/06/04/top-gear-reboot-boosted-by-canned-laughter-as-viewers-brand-it-t/

And the Beeb replacing Clarkson with Evans hasn't really worked - Evans is still running his breakfast radio show, and doing the days associated with Top Gear. On more than one occasion he has (allegedly!) been called on by the production team to 'calm down' after upsetting members of staff by ranting at them (reducing one to tears), and he is increasingly becoming a diva at the radio show too.

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Ah canned laughter. Ruins shows for me. Shows like The Big Bang Theory use it way too much. Almost as if to say when we should laugh and what we should find funny.

Many US light humor TV shows abuse it.

Off to watch the 2nd episode now. Maybe the 3rd will be different as the article states they have been able to take on board all their critical feedback.

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Maybe the 3rd will be different as the article states they have been able to take on board all their critical feedback.

I wonder if that'll include fitting a silencer to Chris Evans? ;)

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Reviews and views are mixed. A 'wooden' (or unimpressed?) audience may be being supplemented by canned laughter.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2016/06/04/top-gear-reboot-boosted-by-canned-laughter-as-viewers-brand-it-t/

And the Beeb replacing Clarkson with Evans hasn't really worked - Evans is still running his breakfast radio show, and doing the days associated with Top Gear. On more than one occasion he has (allegedly!) been called on by the production team to 'calm down' after upsetting members of staff by ranting at them (reducing one to tears), and he is increasingly becoming a diva at the radio show too.

The BBC have responded to criticism, and His Shoutyness has been busy on Twitter.

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FACT. chris evans is a tool.

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So I watched Extra Gear instead. And straight after it had finished the Mrs asked a pretty valid question.

Why the hell did they not put that show on before the main one? I had no idea who these people were (Other than Harris and Joey) until we watched this.

She still doesn't know anything about Shouty Man, Rory and anything about Joey other than his previous role.

Then I tell her there is another guy of which we have not seen yet.. Eddie Jordan.

Why did they not spend the first few episodes introducing us to the new hosts and new show.....

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I found Jensen Button's casual as review while sideways on the McLaren to be refreshingly different; another one to add to the list of why not get that bloke to host instead of chris evans.

The in studio hosting format seems quite awkward still...

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The old 3 were the show, they were comedians running a car show. Felt like they carried a passion for cars, and really wanted to tell you every detail about them... i could almost smell the leather.

The new line up, Evans isnt a comedian full stop, Joey (Matt) is a comedian but is playing the cool guy instead - boring. and Sabine is from Germany where comedy is some thing that only other nations do.

I think it will flop long term.

Shame such a shame i really liked the old Top Gear, episodes will probably be repeated forever like faulty towers.

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...Sabine is from Germany where comedy is some thing that only other nations do.

Q: How many Germans does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: One. We have no sense of humour and are very efficient.

:lol:

I haven't bothered looking at "new" topgear. It's never going to be the same show as it was. Not sure why they kept the name, really.

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