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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.