douglasgdmw wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:24 am
Well the guys are on a roll as that was another excellent episode last night with them all going to Japan.
Agreed. Very enjoyable episode. In fact, must confess the first one this series I've actually given my full attention to for the whole hour.
However, the over-stylised editing of the mock race between Lexus and Honda just had me shaking my head - the fiction is too transparent, whereas old TG seemed to manage more convincing faux-authenticity IYSWIM. It's all gone a bit 'Tiff Needell' and I'd prefer more informative footage than a staged Fast'n'Furious style sequence each week - yes, yes, I know it isn't a factual show about cars
It's like the new production team are trying to copy the old team, but without the creativity. The filmed piece scripts' writing could be more informed IMHO - Matt and Rory (especially Rory) just don't convince.
But reading others' comments here suggests most are enjoying it more than me, which is good
I watch Extra Gear simply cos it's there, and it's only 15 mins to 'tick off' the viewing list... but Rory is a dreadful host and interviewer (now thinking the comedian last year was my preferable) which makes it so wooden. It's like a YTS chat show. The week with Franchitti and Bell as guests was enjoyable.
....I'll still be watching it each Sunday though