The first season of The Grand Tour has finished. 😥 but we can’t be sad. It was great! They were able to keep the high level of visuals and british humor they presented while making Top Gear for the BBC doing this show for Amazon Prime.
The show managed to achieve a rating of 9.0/10 on IMDB. There aren’t many shows with that rating 🙂 Top Gear season 23, the first season without the magnificent trio, scored a 2.3/10. I guess that’s quit harsh from the community. The show wasn’t that bad but it lacked the humor the holy threesome would bring to the show.
Amazon was convinced this show would work. It’s rumoured only the opening scene cost $3.2 million to make. 🙂 Do you think it’s worth it? Amazon used this show to announce they would be extending Amazon Prime Video to more than 200 countries. Why this show? Because they could reach more people with this then with other advertisement 🙂 The show was heavily pirated on the internet and I’m sure it will be broadcasted on television.
The only thing that isn’t working for me is The American segment (the replacement for the Stig). The American aka Mike Skinner (former NASCAR driver) just isn’t funny. Nothing he mentioned in the show made me laugh and Jeremy Clarkson’s commentary about communism feels forced. Guess Amazon made it a requirement to put an American on the show…
The best point of all is that Amazon already committed this project for 3 seasons. We want more! We want more! We want more!