Drive an old Jaguar down a ski slope? Check. Beatles serenade? Check. “Live and let die,” they sing and in your gut you feel the energy of the living and the very good chance of dying. Now if you want a show that presents, as Lennon and McCartney sing, “this ever-changing world in which we live in” then The Grand Tour is your show. It’s awesome high energy, great beauty, marvelous humor, and streaming when and where you want. Some things about this new century aren’t so bad after all. The Grand Tour: Season 2 drops on Amazon Streaming on December 8 and it looks like a doozy. (Interestingly enough, as the cast of The Grand Tour would appreciate, the phrase “Doozy” — or Duesy — comes from Duesenberg — among the classiest, most upscale automobiles on the market in its day.)
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May all return for Season 2, which is beautifully shot and captures the crews’ crankiness, obstinance, elan, humor and daredeviltry perfectly. Daredeviltry, you say? This season Clarkson smashes the world record for amphibious speed at a reported 47.81 MPH. Amazon knows how to buy programming — especially programming that has a proven — in this case — track record, quite literally. (See: Top Gear). You can watch The Grand Tour — both seasons — with an Amazon Prime subscription on a 30-day free trial.