I take it we all must have watched it, what were your thoughts?
The show felt forced and didn't have a natural rhythm to it. I'll keep watching for a few more episodes but if it doesn't improve I'll bail out.
Anyone remember TG when it was back on the screens in 2002? Remember Jason Dawes? Remember the awful chemistry, of course TG got better but for a number of years has been very poor - I'm afraid my memory doesn't play tricks and I've always found the chemistry between Dumb, Dumber and May to be, at best, awkward but mainly poor. Add in the embarrassing bigotry (written or natural, it matters not) and Clarkson's 'I'm an outsider rebel raging against the machine' (I assume he discussed this outsider view with his mates David Cameron and the former Editor of the Sun rag).
So, as the first episode with a new line-up I thought it was pretty damned good - yes Evans is a bit shouty and I'm afraid the language (we watched at 7pm on Monday with our 6 year old) wasn't acceptable in parts but overall I'd call it a resounding success. Even Star in a Reasonably Priced Car was good (normally bone-crunchingly awful).