We've been in withdrawal for a year now, since they cancelled last summer's season due to the Olympics. Frankly I would have preferred that they cancelled the Olympics because they interfered with Top Gear, but anyway...
But I am a bit bummed that they only have 6 shows this season - I would have hoped that they would have stacked their Summer budget and done enough for at least 10 shows.
For the first time, the new episodes will air on BBC America barely a week after they aired in the UK. The US version will start back up pretty soon as well, so we'll definitely get out Top Gear fill in the next few months.
It is good, something we can both agree on. I will check that out tomorrow night. Just today, I rearranged my/our DVR so I can watch programs in my favorite place. I had the DVR there, big mistake. My wife records every thing that I do not watch. There was always a conflict. Not anymore, she will move, not I.
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srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17295 posts, RR: 51 Reply 13, posted (10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4325 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 11): It's getting better, but still nowhere close to the UK version.
They're pretty much doing their own versions of the stunts that the UK version has previously done, which probably makes it easier to do shows. I'm sure many of the viewers of the US version of the show have not watched a lot of the earlier series of the mother show (BBC America has done a really great job with airing the earlier series of the show and most of the episodes are also available for streaming via Netflix [although some episodes from some seasons are not available].) so these stunts are new to them.
moo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 3766 posts, RR: 4 Reply 14, posted (10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4304 times:
I'm withholding judgement until after tonights episode, but to be honest I don't have high hopes - half a season last year, no Christmas special (after a Christmas special the previous year that was totally panned), only 6 episodes this season and a low key run up to its start.
Last years season seemed a little forced as well, but then I was surprised that the three had signed 3 year contract extensions at the start of this year, so either they feel they've refreshed it enough so it won't totally die this year.
B777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1153 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4170 times:
Well, the boys are back in form. Excellent footage, great cars and that wicked sense of humour you only get on the original TG. In fact, it it was not for the humour it would not be worth watching. Which is where, I believe, TG US falls flat on its face. Those 3 guys simply are not funny. Neither were the 3 ozmates.
For those still downloading, it will be worth it. Rallying a Bently Conti is such a preposterous idea, it cannot fail. And it does not. Jezza building his own car and trying to flog it at Dragons Den was brilliant. Fastest SIARPC ever as well. Sort of.
And there is a new fastest car on the TG track to boot.
From receips and radials over straight pipes to big fans - been there, done that, got the hearing defects to prove