The Grand Tour is in Croatia to make a completely unscripted film featuring Jeremy Clarkson in an Audi TT RS, Richard Hammond in an Ariel Nomad, James May making a fire engine out of an old...
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The Grand Tour is in Croatia to make a completely unscripted film featuring Jeremy Clarkson in an Audi TT RS, Richard Hammond in an Ariel Nomad, James May making a fire engine out of an old Lada, and everyone trying to find a non-existent link between the three. Also, Richard tests the McLaren 720S and Michael Ball and Alfie Boe go head-to-head in Celebrity Face Off.
What made Top Gear such a great show was the chemistry between the three presenters. Top Gear was scripted but it always left room for what felt like moments of genuine laughter and bizarre moments that can't be, or to the very least, never felt, scripted. The Grand Tour on the other hand, often lacks this room for genuine moments, where overly scripted and predictable jokes has taken its place. People have been mentioning this since the start of the first season with the horrible "Operation Desert Stumble" episode.
In season 2, they have worked really hard on adressing and improving from the critique they got on season 1.
In episode 204 "unscripted", they adress the critique of being too scripted.
Unfortunately they seem to have misunderstood the critique compeltely, and just been offended by it. The entire film of the episode is purposely made horrible to make some sort of point to the fans that the show needs a plan and a script. It was frustrating to watch how they beliberately keeps ridiculing the fans criticism of overscripting. They know very well what people mean. The fans don't mind the show being planned ahead and scripted, but please, just leave some space for natural and organic converstaions and moments, like during the golden age of Top Gear.
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