Similarly, I think Grand Tour had a much better second series than first. The Mozambique series finale was the sort of thing they’ve always done really well. Clearly heavily scripted but with some really funny moments.
I couldn’t agree more, the Jaguar episode was the best one they’ve made to date, that felt like old school Top Gear.
With regards to Top Gear I haven’t bothered with it much this time around. I will say that the Matt/Chris/Rory line up is slowly finding its feet along with the chemistry.
Sorry to say that I think Chris Evans has probably done more damage to the format anyone else, to which I feel sorry for him. He seemed like a natural fit on paper but his version was so awful. I don’t think it’s ever recovered from that.
I will say I hope Top Gear and The Grand Tour will be round for sometime to come. I think there are people who really appreciate TG more so since Clarkson left, and people who enjoy pure Clarkson have TGT. I think it’s the best of both worlds.