The Grand Tour launched with huge anticipation; veteran entertainers returning with the backing of Amazon, a company with a new-age digital strategy of distribution, without the rules we’d find on public broadcasting. Amazon made a show that is bringing a large existing audience through the pay wall, but did The Grand…
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In case you haven’t, ahem, “acquired” the Clarkson, Hammond and May-helmed show The Grand Tour yet, Amazon will be offering the first episode of the series for free to all Amazon customers starting tomorrow, December 23rd, and running through December 26th. Yes, that includes those of you without Prime.
For Amazon Prime users in India, The Grand Tour’s fourth episode reportedly wasn’t nearly as long as the rest of them—in fact, it was apparently less than half of the length it should have been due to censorship from Amazon for the Indian market.
In a short time, The Grand Tour has set a record or two. Its $3.2 million opening is likely the most expensive television scene ever, and it had the most watched Amazon Prime premiere. But it also might have set a less flattering record: the most illegally watched show ever, beating Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead…
“Operation Desert Stumble” is the title of the second episode of The Grand Tour, and it’s surprisingly fitting one. Like most of the ill-advised military adventures into other countries we’ve seen in the last decade and a half, it is big, expensive, full of explosions, and it leaves everyone wondering what its goal…
The Grand Tour has arrived. Fans around the world have awaited this moment for months while executives at the Amazon hold their breath. This is an unprecedented investment into a proven team, albeit one transitioning from old school to new media. Millions of dollars were poured into the production, matched only by…
After a disappointing revamped 23rd Season of BBC’s Top Gear and an agonizingly long wait, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May finally returned in their brand-new and obscenely well-funded Amazon Prime motoring show, The Grand Tour. And it just picked up right where the trio’s Top Gear narrative ended.
Anticipation has been steadily building since we found out the old BBC Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond would be moving their automotive to the internet to make The Grand Tour. Tonight, we can finally watch it.
We are starting to look at car sales on Amazon.com as pretty much an inevitability, but a few folks in France can actually do it today. Still more publicity stunt than scaleable transaction facilitator, but hey, it’s happening!
We’re a month and a half out from the launch of The Grand Tour, and it doesn’t just look to be filled with incredible supercars, but also traditional hijinks, shenanigans, and Rumspringa. Here are all the neat little things you might not have picked up in your first watch.
Amazon just launched its new car buying site, “Amazon Vehicles,” which includes customer reviews of over 5,000 cars. I decided to see which of those 5,000 cars got the rock-bottom, worst, most scathing reviews. Here are the ten worst cars according to Amazon.
Amazon made a new move today called Amazon Vehicles and they are just like barely right on the tippy edge of selling you an actual, whole car. But that would be too simple.
Some vindication is coming Jeremy Clarkson’s way—besides his hotly anticipated £160 million Amazon show, of course. More than a year after Clarkson was fired from the BBC for punching a Top Gear producer, the network’s former boss concedes that the host was a talent they couldn’t really afford to lose.
You can do all kinds of stuff with your Amazon Echo, like order a pizza, listen to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, buy a crossbow, a paleo diet cookbook, or that trusty Amazon stalwart, the 55-gallon drum of Passion Natural Water-Based Lubricant. You can even call an Uber driver. But you won’t need to do that…