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Old 12-23-2015, 10:45 AM
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Top Gear presenters: Virtually unknown Chris Harris and Sabine Schmitz 'to be Chris Evans' sidekicks' - Telegraph

Harris and Schmitz? I'd rather watch Clarkson
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Old 12-23-2015, 11:35 AM
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I always felt like Harris was the logical choice to be on the show. He's great. Schmitz is a curve ball though...gone will be the ww2 jokes (which old TG loved)
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Old 12-23-2015, 02:38 PM
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The way I see it is Clarkson and co. will make the new Top Gear and the BBC will make a sort of new Fifth Gear.
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I will give it a try. I like them all individually but chemistry will be the question. It certainly won't be the same but I have Amazon Fire too so I'm happy
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I think it will be like American Top Gear awful.
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Old 12-23-2015, 11:14 PM
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I will give it a try. I like them all individually but chemistry will be the question...
This.

Problem is I don't remember Sabine Schmitz as being all that funny, except in an awkward German sort of way.
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:50 AM
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Chris Harris has the skills to drive that James May, Hamster, or Clarkson, dreamed that they could have. Sabine is also an exceptional driver. Sabine is also very blunt which I find to be funny.
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I will give it a try. I like them all individually but chemistry will be the question. It certainly won't be the same but I have Amazon Fire too so I'm happy
This exactly! ^^^
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This.

Problem is I don't remember Sabine Schmitz as being all that funny, except in an awkward German sort of way.
Nothing a massive production budget and great writers can't fix. The chemistry will take time to develop but it'll no doubt be interesting.
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:18 PM
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I seem to remember it all being a bit awkward when new top gear first started so I'll give it a chance. Saying that, I'm not a fan of Harris at all.
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:42 PM
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I think it will be like American Top Gear awful.
So do I . Whether you "car guys" like it or not Top Gear was entertaining. I love my Speciale but there is so long I can listen to some one drone on and one about Slide slip control and 0 - 100 times...

I think it will be a borefest but I will watch it at least once.
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Chris Evans' Top Gear is 'in crisis' after crashes and key staff quitting | Daily Mail Online
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Just watching a top gear tribute special on the bbc with talking heads and everything. Top Gear is dead, long live top gear
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Just watching a top gear tribute special on the bbc with talking heads and everything. Top Gear is dead, long live top gear
you are correct.
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Harris is awesome, but he's just not Top Gear. I hope the Beebs crashes and burns with this one, and it looks like they will. Too bad, so sad.
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The only reason I watched Top Gear was to see three guys having a good time and joking around. The new hosts don't interest me even a little bit.
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I'll watch cause I'll watch almost anything related to cars but it won't come even close to the Clarkson era....
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I always felt like Harris was the logical choice to be on the show. He's great. Schmitz is a curve ball though...gone will be the ww2 jokes (which old TG loved)
I will miss the jokes....
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:35 PM
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I think they'd be better off not calling it Top Gear...big shoes to fill, and the comparisons will doom them unless the show is brilliant.

Let's face it...Clarkson et al were rehashing the same jokes and gags and running out of ideas themselves.

They should start with a clean slate and relaunch a car show in a new style.
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i'm actually quite happy to see another team have a go at it.
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