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Old 04-02-2013, 13:12
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If people still don't know about Mick Fleetwood or Fleetwood Mac, then listen to a song by them called "The Chain". Its the theme tune to the BBC Grand Prix coverage.
Well, I am certainly aware of that noise and as I record all of BBC's coverage of F1, I fast forward through any 'music'.

Sorry but it offends my ears.
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Old 04-02-2013, 13:22
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I have heard of Fleetwood Mac but didn't associate him with them. Have never heard their music but why would I?;
Have you never watched the BBC coverage of a Grand Prix?

The theme music is the Chain by Fleetwood Mac

edit: Oh apprarntly you have
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Old 04-02-2013, 13:24
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I don't mind the odd below par episode in any series I like - I wouldn't expect excellent episodes week in, week out.
For me last night's wasn't the best - I usually love the road trips they do but, apart from the laser thing, for the rest of the US trip, it had a strange vibe about it, almost as if it wasn't intended to be as long a feature as it ended up being - it seemed a little as if they'd had to drop something from the programme, and padded it out with footage from this instead - either that, or they chopped bits out and had to use "filler" footage - can't quite explain what I mean, but something felt "off" to me.
That said, I love Top Gear and choose to watch every week, knowing what to expect from it - you either love it or loathe it, I think, and it won't change; I don't understand why people who just don't like the show, keep tuning in - liking it but not enjoying a particular episode is one thing, but hating it and still tuning in each week makes no sense to me!
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Old 04-02-2013, 13:29
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I wish Hammond would stop 'ruining' road trips with his awful cars... that dreadful Porsche in the last America road trip and that hideous beast he drove last night.

The Viper is so ugly, it looks like it is permanently being driven past fairground mirrors.
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Old 04-02-2013, 13:37
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I have heard of Fleetwood Mac but didn't associate him with them. Have never heard their music but why would I?;
I have spurned all pop music throughout the decades (seven and a half of them). I prefer classical music or decent dance music and big band music, not noise. IMHO of course!
You'd love The Prodigy then!!
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Old 04-02-2013, 13:38
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I wish Hammond would stop 'ruining' road trips with his awful cars... that dreadful Porsche in the last America road trip and that hideous beast he drove last night.

The Viper is so ugly, it looks like it is permanently being driven past fairground mirrors.

Do you really think he gets to choose.
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Old 04-02-2013, 13:45
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Do you really think he gets to choose.


Here we go... come on, tell me your theory... BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!
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Old 04-02-2013, 14:48
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I wish Hammond would stop 'ruining' road trips with his awful cars... that dreadful Porsche in the last America road trip and that hideous beast he drove last night.

The Viper is so ugly, it looks like it is permanently being driven past fairground mirrors.
Clarkson always choose ludicrous cars (normally), May chooses the wrong car (normally) and Hammond chooses something ugly or a Porsche (usually)

The problem with the road trip is the place they went, America. They did one only a few shows back where they ended up in Bonneville that had similar scenery.

I would have preferred more beautiful views and the southern part of America really isn't a pretty place.

Canada or Alaska would have been a better choice.

What was missing was the bickering, which is one of the reasons I like the road trips, the best thing about TG is the relationship between the three of them. That did seem a bit MIA last night.

But it was still a good solid episode.
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Old 04-02-2013, 15:01
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There was a little bickering but it's always going to be harder with new cars as they can't run into the back of each other or write rude messages along the sides. Perhaps they should have hitched some caravans up instead?
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Old 04-02-2013, 15:46
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There was a little bickering but it's always going to be harder with new cars as they can't run into the back of each other or write rude messages along the sides. Perhaps they should have hitched some caravans up instead?
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Old 04-02-2013, 16:35
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Not one the best episodes but certainly still one of the BBC's best shows. I have a gathering of friends to watch each episode here in the USA. We love it.
The other BBC shows that I have found worth watching are Miranda,Call the Midwife and New Tricks. Superb. That's all.
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Old 04-02-2013, 16:42
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Loved the little car Jeremy built and drove at the end of last night's,his head in that little plastic cover with his arms sticking out really made me laugh.
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Old 04-02-2013, 16:45
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Last night's episode was fine. Perfectly enjoyable and typical Top Gear. Who cares if ideas get recycled, I'd rather them do that than the show be cancelled.

I think some people here just want to moan for the sake of it. Must be jealousy!
This was a big Hit for me last night, didn't have to fast-forward any of it, which I did last week.

Liked the Sat-Nav 'real' Women.

Lovely lady behind Richard Hammond
Noticed her too, the one wearing a Pink Jacket....
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Old 04-02-2013, 16:51
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Another good show I thought, really liked the Aston and how quick were them police vehicles on that drag track.

Also liked the shots of them racing from the lights on the Vegas strip, I like Vegas anyway so always nice to see it in a programme.
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Old 04-02-2013, 17:17
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I enjoyed Sunday's show & I've now adopted Calexico as my favourite town!!!

I bet it took the relevant powers all of 5 seconds to come up with that name!!!
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Old 04-02-2013, 17:20
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Another good show I thought, really liked the Aston and how quick were them police vehicles on that drag track.

Also liked the shots of them racing from the lights on the Vegas strip, I like Vegas anyway so always nice to see it in a programme.
I love the SRT Viper.

It's a sensational car & you buy 2 for the price of the Aston or 5 for the price of the Lexus.
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Old 04-02-2013, 17:28
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I'd still take the Aston!

I really enjoyed last night's ep, particularly the 'sabotage' of Hamster's car. Put the seats all the way back, pedals all the way forward and steal the fuses!

New spin on a classic Top Gear Roadtrip prank, like putting meat in May's car before going through the wildlife reserve in Botswana.
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Old 04-02-2013, 17:33
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They always have to unintentionally come up with something dirty
Er yeah right. Totally unscripted.

I assume the comments about the lovely car colours was a joke. How could you make an Aston look any worse?

Another couple of things I noted
I thought the musical road was playing Jingle Bells

and realised from a recent advert that it's not pronounced Dacia - it's Datcha. Someone will have to tell May
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Old 04-02-2013, 18:13
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Loved the little car Jeremy built and drove at the end of last night's,his head in that little plastic cover with his arms sticking out really made me laugh.
I guess you mean last week's not last nights.
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Old 04-02-2013, 18:16
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It seemed a bit of a stretch this time, given he was alive during the news bit.
As was James in that episode I believe.
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Old 04-02-2013, 19:14
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I guess you mean last week's not last nights.
Is it not a week behind in the USA?
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Old 04-02-2013, 19:23
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I think I will stop reading this thread as it attracts the usual moaners about every episode being average and so on.

The lack of pages indicates the majority sit and enjoy it for what it is good enteraintment on a Sunday evening.

These posts spoil the show for me. So what if its an average episode I think the same can be said for most TV show debates in this part of the forum. And yes the first two episodes have been just ok but it's still the best thing on TV by a mile.

I say just enjoy the programme.
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Old 04-02-2013, 19:25
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This was a big Hit for me last night, didn't have to fast-forward any of it, which I did last week.

Liked the Sat-Nav 'real' Women.


Noticed her too, the one wearing a Pink Jacket....
I liked the hot blonde behind Clarkson!
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Old 04-02-2013, 19:32
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I guess you mean last week's not last nights.
was it, I actually watched the 1st ep on Saturday cos I was away, t hen ep 2 on Sunday so lost track of which one it was on
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Old 04-02-2013, 19:50
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I think I will stop reading this thread as it attracts the usual moaners about every episode being average and so on.

The lack of pages indicates the majority sit and enjoy it for what it is good enteraintment on a Sunday evening.

These posts spoil the show for me. So what if its an average episode I think the same can be said for most TV show debates in this part of the forum. And yes the first two episodes have been just ok but it's still the best thing on TV by a mile.

I say just enjoy the programme.
Agreed - I don't see why you should post in a thread about a show you don't really like or have any interest in.
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