Motoring enthusiasts were highly anticipating the return of the reformed hit BBC series Top Gear this evening, and it seems they have been left with a bitter taste in their mouth as the show failed to live up to years gone by.
The reboot of the classic series that focuses on everything automotive was met with a stern response on social media this evening as fans called for the quick but unlikely return of former hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The new series which is fronted by Chris Evans and former Friends star Matt LeBlanc has seemingly failed in it’s maiden outing as thousands of fans flocked to Twitter to voice their disgust at the duo’s reasonable attempts.
The duo have come in for strong criticism with many citing their lack of chemistry as one of the biggest flaws in the show. Fans were also annoyed at Evans persisting shouting and LeBlanc’s scarce appearance between scenes. The show also faced major criticism for extremely poor dialogue that was reminiscent of their predecessors but was not delivered with the same effect.
Many took to Twitter questioning the BBC’s decision to hire Evan’s in the first place. One user wrote: #”Top Gear has clearly failed with their attempts, Evans is just awful”, whilst another wrote #” watching Top Gear 5 Mins in, I want to switch off Clarkson must have a big smile on his face right about now”.
The new series which will air over the coming weeks will surely come in for further criticism from disgruntled viewers who are already signing up with amazon prime waiting on the highly anticipated The Grand Tour which is fronted by the former trio of Clarkson, Hammond and May.
What did you think of the new series will you be watching Top Gear again?