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The Grand Tour

There was a time when I really liked watching Top Gear. And then, as the seasons went on, I started getting pretty tired of Clarkson’s nationalist and sexist remarks – meant as jokes, but not funny – and then after he did the thing that got him fired, I was pretty much over this ass. It’s been a couple of years now since that whole Top Gear debacle, and I was curious to see what the new series these guys were doing with Amazon Originals was going to be like. Watching the first episode last week, although I found pretty much every comedic bit to fall embarrassingly flat (especially the segment with the celebrities dying), I still found the opening to be fun, and the car bits to be as enjoyable as they were on Top Gear. Then, on episode 2, except for the Aston Martin Vulcan review (which was as fun and slick as their car reviews usually are), the entire episode was just a drag to watch, especially that ridiculously long and unfunny army segment. I have no idea what they’re trying to do, but it’s so the opposite of enjoyable. I’m done.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.