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post #211 of 230 Old 02-27-2013, 03:50 PM
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The xB was nice I suppose...

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I'm enjoying this season more than the first two. Has it been 2?
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I have to admit that these last two episodes have been pretty darn fun to watch. I'll even go so far as to say that the "Apocalypse" episode was actually better than the UK version...and this is coming from a long -time fan of the UK version. Things I liked:
  • Rutledge "losing a ball" was just freakin' funny
  • Racing the Stig to survive? very cool
  • The "magic eye"...oh my smile.gif

And then the latest one (Mammoth Mountain) was really good as well:
  • Rutledge going for a coffee and French toast was great
  • I think the guys are starting to really get each others mannerisms down - which makes it enjoyable because instead of just making fun of each other it's more like friends giving each other a hard time (BTW, this is also a strength in the UK version)

All-in-all I think they're starting to hit their stride now. Nice.
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Meh...

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Its nice to hear Top Gear has been getting better since i haven't had a chance to watch this season, at least they're doing better than The Weather Channnel or should i say The Long Form Channel tongue.gif

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The stunts in this show is just horrible IMO. I was totally turned off with the episode where Adam was given control of the episode and whole football segment was dumb and uninteresting. The last episode with the ultimate SUV was tolerable but it seems they need to add childish antics to keep to keep audience entertained. Cheese all the way around.
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Look for an amphibious car challenge in the next series.

The boys have been in town (Buffalo) all week filming in one of the harbors.

Good luck to them if they try to cross the Niagara River - Rutt will end up going over Niagara Falls
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it was cool to see what the did.

It irked me when they kept referring to the one water location as the bay. That's the outflow of the Niagara river. If they had went the other way they'd really need the coast guard in just a few miles. (class 5 rapids)
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Tonight's episode titled "Fully Charged" looks interesting. It's about test driving three electric vehicles.
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I want a model S.

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Wrong thread.
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You thought Top Gear USA was dead? Think again!

http://jalopnik.com/top-gear-america...sts-1793443905

This time it is moving to BBC America. Which makes more sense.

And William Fichtner is a host. Which makes less sense to me.

I can see why LeBlanc is on UK Top Gear but is Fichtner a car geek that I don't know? I like him has an actor and I have seen him be funny on the rare occasion he gets those roles, but I think he might scare away the audience based on his public perceptions.


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I'll of course give it a watch, but I really liked Top Gear USA as it was.
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Yep I didn't have a problem with TG USA, hopefully since all three of these new guys are gearheads (according to the article) we'll see some enthusiasm. But it's always about the chemistry between them.
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Still not sure what to make of this yet.



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Looks like a straight-up clone of TGUK, not sure if there's a point other than being set in the USA.
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If by some weird convergence of talent the US trio are fun and have good banter right off the starting line then maybe the show could actually differentiate itself.


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Forgot about the new Top Gear America premiere last night. Watching it now
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It was alright. Didn't really catch my attention enough to keep from being distracted by other things. Pretty much exactly what they tried to do with the first season of Top Gear US. Just rehash of current Top Gear UK minus the news. Being limited to 40mins didn't help with the content either.
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Somewhat disappointed, but not surprised, by Top Gear America. Maybe it will improve with time. Hoping Top Gear UK will return to BBCA soon as that has improved since Chris Evans left.

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