Originally Posted by VisionOn
How is that different to TGUK? The singular adventure whether it be racing across Japan or snow driving through Sweden has been a TGUK staple since it was relaunched.
Seems to me the only reason they don't have more segments is because they can't get the cars for them. Which is why this week was another budget challenge and was again another segment that TGUK did years ago.
TGUK has the same (or very close) segment structure every week, which works really well. A competition/challenge is broken up over the hour with the other segments cut in between. TGUS started that way but eventually dropped all of the other segments (they don't do news, single car reviews, etc). This was a good thing. The show starts right with a three-way challenge with no real intro like there is on TGUK. So with no other segments breaking up the action, it seems weird 3/4 of the way into the hour to switch to a SIARPC and an interview and then go back to end of the challenge.
And yes, I kinda rolled my eyes when I saw the challenge this week because of seeing the one TGUK did with the limos several seasons ago. However, it was still pretty funny and unique on its own, and it worked.