There are certain segments of The Grand Tour that stand out to us. The Group B rivalry was covered expertly by Clarkson, Jim Clark’s success was emotionally brought to us by Hammond, and May use his enthusiasm in space travel to bring us a moving piece of Neil Armstrong.
But, I suppose we’re what you would class as ‘hardcore’ fans, as it turns out someone on Twitter has completely missed the majority of these amazing segments, and has instead of looking for them, has turned to Clarkson’s Twitter to complain. Well, complain is a harsh word. Maybe ‘comment’ is a better fit.
You mean like the Lancia/Audi thing and the GT40 piece and the Ford film the week after next and and and
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) March 26, 2019
Now let’s face it. This guy certainly wasn’t meaning to be rude, but Clarkson very quickly managed to put him in his place by listing the endless ‘serious journalism’ pieces the trio had done.
Being Twitter, there were plenty of people who had their different opinion on the matter.
The Grand Tour is perfect how it is. The Jim Clark segment is good for once a series but the day TGT becomes a dry documentary series is the day it dies. Go watch PBS if that's what you're after.
— drew (@hoopsmcgoops) March 26, 2019
And despite the what seemed to be endless praise for the more journalistic segments, it’s fair to say that some viewers much prefer the traditional TopGear-esque pieces where they all end up breaking something or themselves.
— Christian Jung (@realChrisJung) March 26, 2019
One follower of Clarkson even asked the question, “If you wanted serious journalism, why watch The grand Tour?” I think he’s forgetting that Clarkson, Hammond and May have only reached this legendary position by being world-class motoring journalists. The more you know…
What do you think? Do you want to see more journalistic segments or more flames and crashes? Let us know!