Those of you craving car content in The Grand Tour might want to give the next episode a miss.
With only three episodes now remaining, the first season of The Grand Tour is drawing to a close. It doesn’t feel like that long ago we were eagerly anticipating the return of Clarkson and co to our screens, and yet the year-long wait was agonizing for Top Gear fans. Has it been worth the wait? Viewers are divided: while some love the more car-centric episodes with informative reviews of the latest supercars, others watch it purely for the comedy, which has been quite cringe-worthy at times.
The trailer that just dropped for episode ten looks like it will appeal more to the latter crowd. Despite the tent being set in Nashville, this week’s feature film sees the team head to Barbados, in one of many exotic locations we’ve seen over the series to justify the astronomical budget funding the show.
It’s a shame the tent location never matches the filming locations – it would have been interesting to see films explore the car culture of each location. According to the official description, the team will be attempting to save the world’s coral reefs. How do they do this? By using car body shells as a foundation, of course. It is supposed to be a car show, you know. “Their efforts start badly and then get worse, involving inept crane driving, useless boat steering, and an embarrassing moment with a local hotel,” the official description reads. But wait, this episode will have a morsel of car content with Jeremy thrashing the new 500 horsepower Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.
Clarkson’s passion for all-things Alfa should make this very watchable. Sadly, it looks like the Barbados film will dominate the episode, much like the embarrassing environmental challenge. Yes, the show appeals to different audiences, but it’s in danger of getting too unbalanced. Are you excited to see the next episode of The Grand Tour based on the trailer for episode ten?