The Grand Tour

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are back with The Grand Tour. A show about adventure, excitement and friendship... as long as you accept that the people you call friends are also the ones you find extremely annoying. Sometimes it's even a show about cars. Follow them on their global adventure
Starring
James MayJeremy ClarksonRichard Hammond
Genres
UnscriptedComedyDocumentarySportsSpecial Interest
Subtitles
English (UK)English (US) [CC]العربيةČeštinaDanskDeutschΕλληνικάEspañol (Latinoamérica)Español (España)SuomiFilipinoFrançaisעבריתहिन्दीMagyarIndonesiaItaliano日本語한국어Bahasa MelayuNorsk BokmålNederlandsPolskiPortuguês (Brasil)Português (Portugal)RomânăРусскийSvenskaதமிழ்తెలుగుไทยTürkçe中文(简体)中文(繁體)
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]DeutschEspañol (España)Español (Latinoamérica)FrançaisItalianoPolskiPortuguês日本語

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  1. 1. The Holy Trinity
    November 17, 2016
    1 h 11 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English (UK), English (US) [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Polski, Português, 日本語
    This episode contains product placement. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May start their brand new car show with hundreds of cars, thousands of people, a fire spitting metal scorpion and a squadron of jets in the California desert, plus three amazing hybrid hypercars and a brilliant BMW.
  2. 2. Operation Desert Stumble
    November 24, 2016
    58min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Polski, Português, 日本語
    This episode contains product placement. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May pitch their travelling tent in Johannesburg, South Africa from where they introduce their unusual attempts to become special forces soldiers and a test of the Aston Martin Vulcan. Also in this show, James is forced to try something called spinning.
  3. 3. Opera, Art and Donuts
    December 1, 2016
    1 h 2 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Polski, Português, 日本語
    This episode contains product placement. The travelling tent lands on the quayside in Whitby, England where Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May introduce a modern take on the traditional Italian grand tour featuring an Aston Martin DB11, a Rolls-Royce Dawn and an uninvited guest. Also in this show, Jeremy faces the consequences of a foolish bet and Simon Pegg is the star guest.
  4. 4. Enviro-mental
    December 8, 2016
    1 h 2 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English (UK), English (US) [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Polski, Português, 日本語
    This episode contains product placement. The studio tent is back in Whitby, England as Jeremy Clarkson introduces an almost impartial test of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS against the BMW M4 GTS, and the three hosts attempt to make cars from sustainable materials. Comedian Jimmy Carr is the celebrity guest.
  5. 5. Morroccan Roll
    December 15, 2016
    1 h 1 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English (UK), English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Polski, Português, 日本語
    The Grand Tour studio arrives in Rotterdam where Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May introduce a lightweight sport car test featuring the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, the Mazda MX5 and the Zenos E10 in the stunning landscapes of Morocco. Also in this show, Hammond and May play a traditional board game using cars and Dutch band Golden Earring are the guest stars.
  6. 6. Happy Finnish Christmas
    December 22, 2016
    1 h 1 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English (UK), English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Polski, Português, 日本語
    The Grand Tour tent is in Kakslauttanen, Finland, deep within the Arctic Circle with a show in which Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson compare the Ford Mustang V8 and the Ford Focus RS, James May recounts the bitter 1960s battle for endurance racing supremacy between Ferrari and Ford, and the presenters run through some ideal Christmas gifts for car fans.
  7. 7. The Beach (Buggy) Boys – Namibia Special Part 1
    December 29, 2016
    44min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English (UK), English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Polski, Português, 日本語
    In the first of two special shows, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are challenged to complete an epic journey across Namibia in three beach buggies, each built to their personal spec. What starts off as a simple determination to win an argument with their boss turns into an amazing adventure across some of the most incredible desert scenery Africa has to offer.
  8. 8. The Beach (Buggy) Boys – Namibia Special Part 2
    December 31, 2016
    59min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English (UK), English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Polski, Português, 日本語
    In the second show of a two-part special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are battling across Namibia in a quest to prove that beach buggies are brilliant. Having survived the challenges of the desert, the trio must now brace themselves for even greater hardship involving rough roads, camping, rhino conservation and a rather unusual river crossing.
  9. 9. Berks To The Future
    January 6, 2017
    1 h 2 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English (UK), English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Polski, Português, 日本語
    The Grand Tour tent pitches up in Stuttgart, Germany from where James May introduces a test of the highly advanced Honda NSX, Jeremy Clarkson tries to invent a new sort of SUV, Richard Hammond creates a machine to protect him from a future apocalypse, and the three hosts attempt to generate electricity from everyday activities.
  10. 10. Dumb Fight at the O.K. coral
    January 13, 2017
    1 h 1 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English (UK), English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Polski, Português, 日本語
    The Grand Tour travelling tent arrives in Nashville, Tennessee where Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to save the world’s coral reefs using car body shells and extremely inept boat driving. Also, Jeremy indulges his series-long Alfa Romeo obsession with a test of the new, 500 HP Giulia Quadrifoglio, and AC/DC singer Brian Johnson tries his hand at Celebrity Brain Crash.
  11. 11. Italian Lessons
    January 21, 2017
    1h
    16+
    Subtitles
    English (UK), English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Polski, Português, 日本語
    From the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to buy used Maseratis for a bargain price and then use them to tour the drizzle flecked landscapes of the North of France. Richard takes the Abarth 124 Spider to the Eboladrome, Jeremy installs cutting edge features in an older car, and Olympian Sir Chris Hoy is invited to try Celebrity Brain Crash.
  12. 12. [censored] to [censored]
    January 27, 2017
    1 h 2 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English (UK), English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Polski, Português, 日本語
    The Grand Tour is once again in Loch Ness, Scotland after a monster discovery since the last show. This week, the hosts tour central Europe in a Jaguar F-Pace, a Bentley Bentayga and a Range Rover Autobiography, trying not to giggle at road signs. Jeremy laps the Eboladrome in a Lexus GS F, and the hosts examine the point of launch control. Hollywood legend Tim Burton plays Celebrity Brain Crash.
  13. 13. Past v Future
    February 2, 2017
    1 h 1 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Polski, Português, 日本語
    The Grand Tour tent is in Dubai for the final show of the season in which Jeremy Clarkson pits his old fashioned Volkswagen Golf GTI against James May’s electrically powered BMW i3, Richard Hammond learns how to drift, James is forced to take part in a weird sport called winching, and the Bugatti Veyron drag races against the Porsche 918 Spyder.

Bonus (2)

  1. Bonus: Official Teaser
    Watch on supported devices
    August 4, 2016
    32sec
    16+
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    Get a taste of what to expect from The Grand Tour. What could possibly go wrong?
  2. Bonus: The Grand Tour Season 1 - Official Trailer
    Watch on supported devices
    November 17, 2016
    2min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português
    Audio languages
    English
    Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are back with The Grand Tour. Watch the official trailer and get ready for their global adventure

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Andy Wilman
Season year
2017
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torirReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
The boys are back so is it any good. PROS
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The boys are back so is it any good.
PROS : Video quality is amazing, cars amazing, set amazing, and of course the guys are better than ever. You can tell amazon didn't try to force them to be something there not its still the guys being there funny entertaining self's.
CONS : You will have to hold back tears during the intro and hope no one notices you choking up over a car show.

It's just that good, thanks amazon and everyone involved in this show for keeping the guys on a roll. And on that bomb shell click play.
2303 people found this helpful
KevinReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Finally a good reason to go Prime
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For non-Top Gear viewers:
Top Gear has been watched by more of the world than any other TV show. This is hosted by the same guys, and it's basically the same show on every level that really matters:
It's a show about cars, mixed with British comedy, and hosted by 3 bumbling idiots.

In case any Top Gear fans didn't follow the story, the Top Gear crew left the BBC and stopped making Top Gear (Jeremy got fired for punching a producer, then James and Hammond quit).
Then Amazon paid them to make this show, and they brought all the magic and chemistry with them (leaving behind a hollow, empty husk on the BBC).

There's a lot of stuff they legally can't do, but everything that's really important is here. Even some of the producers and crew came with them, and The Grand Tour feels and looks very much like the old show.
But it's better.

They guys admitted that they were kind of glad they left Top Gear, because it was starting to get stale.
This feels fresh and new: they have a bigger budget, they have fewer restrictions, and they can try new things and take risks again.

As I'm writing this there's only 1 episode available, so I'll have to wait and see how everything pans out.

So far they raced the McLaren P1, Porsche 918, and the Ferrari LaFerrari, they introduced their new track and new racing driver (although he feels somewhat temporary), and they have a kind of a 'news' segment.
They didn't have any guests on to talk or drive cars though, so we'll see if that changes.

If you liked Top Gear, you'll like this.
If you hated Top Gear, you're either a communist or jihadi and shouldn't be watching our western capitalist shows anyway.
49 people found this helpful
SpamgoessplatReviewed in the United States on June 12, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this show
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I will openly admit the only reason I have purchased Amazon prime is to watch GT. Who would think a car show would make me cheer, laugh and cry. Who would guess my girl enjoys watching this show too. The intro made me choke a little.

Pros: I love watching these three boys do what they do best; drive, criticize, promote, whine, create, cause a little mayhem, include one educational fact per season and endure all the humorous torture brought on by the producers. Jeremy, James and Richard have lots of fun, play pranks on each other when it's smooth sailing and play as a team when times are real tough. I am thoroughly entertained by these three and can never get enough. I truly love the the specials, and my heart aches for them in the hard times and cheers for them as they near the finish line and sometimes I hate the producers too.

Cons:
~Need more of the "buy a used car with a budget" and do more challenges. Those are always fun and less stale than the episodes that are only car test drives because lets face it, all cars today lack character, style and uniqueness. New cars are really, what is the few features car A has that car B doesn't and is it worth the extra cash and will it fall apart today or tomorrow (since they are all plastic)? Not sure this is a real con, every episode if full of something fun in addition to some test drives.
~Celebrity brain crash needs to go, it is painful to watch.

Would like to see:
~Tougher Tests: Test more 4x4 and trucks in tough environments. Put all three suckers in some SUV's and challenge them until one or more get stuck or break. What can take a beating and what does it take to beat it. Maybe a off road track, road track for road cars, off road track for off road cars.
~ Each presenter should be allowed a mechanic or small team, and each has to create a type of vehicle such as hover, snow, water off road, or green friendly. This time no halving it... I have seen some pretty poor attempts in the past (Ambulance- its about the ability to get through traffic not the speed of the vehicle. Thought the clever one, James May, would have caught that).
~ Are we ever going to meet the Old Lady?
~ "The American" could use a metaphor book, to help hate on some of those toy cars he has test drive
14 people found this helpful
J. ReppReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Spectacular and Emotional Opening, Good First Show
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I have been waiting for this since I heard about it and now the boys are back! The opening was spectacular and I felt a rush of emotions come over me as James and Richard moved along side Jeremy. From there the show was good, but never as great as the opening. I expected some explanation and realize that they need to explain things so we know what to expect, so I'm not disappointed. The schtick where they teach Americans how to speak English was great. The driving good as always. The celebrity segment was a bit labored, but still funny. The one drawback was "The American" racing driver. I would've rather them keep the guy who tested the hypercars and let the boys take over the subtitles to whatever they wanted. One thing they could add, instead of a star segment why not do a yocal in a supercar? I'll gladly submit to be the first one to run a Porsche, Pagani, McLauren, etc. around the Eboladrome! All in all, can't wait for next Friday!
14 people found this helpful
S. HolsingerReviewed in the United States on November 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
As Good as a "Sequel" Gets!
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After watching the first episode, it's clear that Amazon has given its full support to these three and their continuation of Top Gear, and that investment pays off in spades for the viewer. If you haven't seen Top Gear before, you owe it to yourself to watch some of the old shows and familiarize yourself with the characters and their histories before watching the grand opening scene of Grand Tour. If you saw JJ's Star Trek, then you'll understand how important it is to have an emotional investment in the characters to be able to fully appreciate the first five minutes of the movie. It is much the same here. These guys are not averse to a little self-deprecation, and the first five minutes are just killer. I was a little worried that Grand Tour would feel forced or like a bad foreign ripoff of a classic product, but it delivered an amped up, international Top Gear on steroids. The puns and double entendre fly like never before in a non-broadcast environment, but the show retains its class. This is pure eye and brain candy for fans of Top Gear, and an opportunity for new fans to strap in and enjoy the ride. Amazon dropped a big dime on this show, and I couldn't be more thankful. Worth the price of Prime on its own.
9 people found this helpful
AdamReviewed in the United States on December 23, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
It's everything it should be, and so much more than we ever expected it to be.
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After being a dedicated fan of Top gear for many years, when I learned of the gloomy but predictable end of Clarkson and the BBC I actually had a more serious emotional response than for many other major life events. Like everyone else, I was ecstatic to know that Grand Tour was becoming a reality, thanks to Amazon. Like everyone else, I was excited to watch the first episode of Grand Tour. Film productions are created by humans. Humans are fallible, we aren't perfect, thus neither can our creations be. When Jeremy, May, and Hammond walked out onto that stage with the music rolling, ridiculous cars parading across the salt flats, and all the expected over-the-top fanfare had returned to my living room, I, in fact, shed a tear. All the memories of the great times I'd had watching Top Gear, the time I'd spent wrenching on my own car to prep it for SCCA Club racing with friends, the emotions of all the time that had elapsed in my tenure watching these three lunatics on their car program; relationships gone by, career changes, and experiences behind my own steering wheel came rushing in as I smiled ear to ear. The trio is magical and thank you Amazon for filling our imaginations, our hearts, and our lives with the joy of humanity that is thrust at us at blazing speed. Cheers, boys!
4 people found this helpful
Joel SanchezReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
This show represents what really happens when you're wife is OK for you to play with your friends as an adult.
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I truly missed these three. I've been watching them since the intro of James and his Grayish Blue Rolls Royce. There is a place and time for all good things and these gentlemen at the cusp of it. I grew up a big car fan, and the things that I imagined as a kid with my Hot Wheels, they've realized, like removing doors and hood on a car to see if it would make it go further or even adding cardboard or foam to see if I could make a car float. Their imagination is much like many young boys and girls who always wanted to push the envelope.

For those who have never seen Jeremy, Richard, and James before. This series keeps to their original nature and creative mindset. If you ever wanted to see a million dollar car like a Laferrrari get whipped around or a McLaren P1 get pushed to the brink of being abusive, then this is the show. Don't get me wrong, its not all about million dollar cars. I've bought a couple of cars, under the $30k mark based solely on their testing and I have not been disappointed.

A great show with great production value.

Cheers gentlemen!!!
7 people found this helpful
ThannyReviewed in the United States on April 10, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining but not without flaws.
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Overall, very entertaining. But there are flaws.

The "Celebrity Brain Crash" bit was funny exactly once. If you're not going to do a celeb interview segment, you only need to do that joke in the first episode. While there was a small amount of amusement in trying to guess exactly how the guest will fail to appear, it was far too dragged out to be worth it.

By far the biggest problem, however, is the new professional driver, called the American. There is literally not one funny thing about this character. It's just a collection of exaggerated American stereotypes with zero comedic value. I couldn't will myself to crack a smile at a single one of his inane attempts at banter while doing test runs of the various cars. Insanely bad writing.

They make a big deal about having a tent that travels with the show, but don't really do much with it. They have a couple minor films done at each location, which aren't all that entertaining. But the main film always takes place somewhere else entirely. It'd make more sense if they brought the tent near to where they shot the film in question. So if they're racing across the Namibian desert, why not bring the set to Namibia to shoot the live portion of that show?

The only other general advice I'd offer them is to cut down on the scripting in the conversational parts. These guys have been working together for the better part of two decades, and know how to riff off of one another. Give them a topic and let them run with it.
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