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2013-06-05 12:21:45 PM
3 votes:

ggecko: Jesse James is not amused.


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Jesse James is also not fit to wash Jeremy Clarkson's car.
2013-06-05 10:40:26 AM
3 votes:

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I hadn't watched that show before but a couple of weeks ago, my son started recording it so I watched a couple episodes.  Wow, is it boring.


the UK one or the US one?

the US one is not good. but the UK one is brilliant. hardly boring. unless you don't like cars and snarky commentary, i guess.
2013-06-05 01:02:34 PM
2 votes:
Best Top Gear review ever:
The Ford Fiesta:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e7R3y-qwZ0
2013-06-05 10:42:17 AM
2 votes:

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I hadn't watched that show before but a couple of weeks ago, my son started recording it so I watched a couple episodes.  Wow, is it boring.


Did you watch the American or British version?

The American version is bland and humourless. The British version with May, Hammond, and Clarkson is 100 times better.

That said. Could do without the car reviews... lol. Just blow stuff up.
2013-06-05 10:35:11 AM
2 votes:

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I hadn't watched that show before but a couple of weeks ago, my son started recording it so I watched a couple episodes.  Wow, is it boring.


The Botswana Special was excellent as was the Bolivia Special.  The Iraq and Vietnam specials wer both very good.
Big fan, I love the show.
2013-06-05 03:03:01 PM
1 votes:
I think one of the big problems with the US Top Gear is that it removed an important basic feature of the show, which is to provide snarky, but intelligent, testing and reviews of cars. While the UK hosts seem to be insufferable car snobs that you would avoid at parties, they are quite witty and know what they're talking about. The US hosts seem to have been selected as sitcom actors and none have convinced me they know squat about cars.
2013-06-05 01:25:15 PM
1 votes:
Louisiana_Sitar_Club:
It would seem I watched the wrong version.  I didn't even know they make a UK one.

Netflix is the answer. They have Series 2-17. Top Gear U.K. is, hands down, my favorite show. If you love cars, stuff being destroyed, and dumb stuff that goes horribly wrong (i.e. making a convertible minivan) then you will love this show.
2013-06-05 11:42:40 AM
1 votes:
About the only thing the UK and the American show have in common is that there are cars and there is a TV crew.

The UK version is as one brit pointed out to me "an institution."
2013-06-05 11:42:13 AM
1 votes:

Odoriferous Queef: FlashHarry:

you're in for a treat. it's available on netflix streaming (and you can watch bits on youtube).

because the BBC do not accept advertising, the hosts can give their actual opinions, which are often unbridled and hilarious. plus, they're just ascerbic as all hell. so, yeah, comparing the two isn't fair.

Plus they're amazing engineers. Who could forget the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust.  Best hybrid ever built.


And Clarkson quite frequently smashes into things deliberately and hurts himself. You can't ever complain about watching Jeremy Clarkson writhe in agony. The man's an absolute pillock.
2013-06-05 11:39:42 AM
1 votes:
Has anyone pointed out yet how horrible the American "Top Gear" is? Because it's as terrible as the BBC version is brilliant. I understand there's an Aussie "Top Gear" as well, but I've never seen an episode. Any Aussies want to weigh in?
2013-06-05 11:35:14 AM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: clear_prop: Clarkson's review of the Ford Fiesta is the best car review ever.

is that the one when he storms the beach with the royal marines?


Yes, and is chased through a shopping mall by baddies in a Corvette.
2013-06-05 11:29:08 AM
1 votes:
FlashHarry:

you're in for a treat. it's available on netflix streaming (and you can watch bits on youtube).

because the BBC do not accept advertising, the hosts can give their actual opinions, which are often unbridled and hilarious. plus, they're just ascerbic as all hell. so, yeah, comparing the two isn't fair.


Plus they're amazing engineers. Who could forget the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust.  Best hybrid ever built.
2013-06-05 11:28:01 AM
1 votes:
Clarkson's review of the Ford Fiesta is the best car review ever.
2013-06-05 11:26:10 AM
1 votes:

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I didn't even know they make a UK one.


start with this one, where they try to turn a reliant robin (a silly three-wheeled car from the 70s) into a space shuttle.
2013-06-05 11:24:13 AM
1 votes:

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: It would seem I watched the wrong version.  I didn't even know they make a UK one.


you're in for a treat. it's available on netflix streaming (and you can watch bits on youtube).

because the BBC do not accept advertising, the hosts can give their actual opinions, which are often unbridled and hilarious. plus, they're just ascerbic as all hell. so, yeah, comparing the two isn't fair.
2013-06-05 11:18:28 AM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I hadn't watched that show before but a couple of weeks ago, my son started recording it so I watched a couple episodes.  Wow, is it boring.

the UK one or the US one?

the US one is not good. but the UK one is brilliant. hardly boring. unless you don't like cars and snarky commentary, i guess.


The American version is so bad BBCA wont carry it. They fobbed it off on the history channel. What a pile. As you said the original is brilliant.
2013-06-05 11:18:00 AM
1 votes:

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: FlashHarry:

the US one is not good. but the UK one is brilliant. hardly boring. unless you don't like cars and snarky commentary, i guess.

CleanAndPure:

Did you watch the American or British version?

The American version is bland and humourless. The British version with May, Hammond, and Clarkson is 100 times better.

That said. Could do without the car reviews... lol. Just blow stuff up.

buckets_of_fun:

I'd like to meet the people in charge of hiring the US version's hosts.  Clearly they missed the boat on what makes the UK version great.  You have a whiny 'driver' guy, a whiny fat guy who dresses as a dyke, and mole guy.

It would seem I watched the wrong version.  I didn't even know they make a UK one.


If you haven't seen the UK version you're in for a treat.  Granted as an American not every car they review is something you're familiar with, but its about the stunts and adventures they go on.  Their Polar special I think is my favorite.

I was introduced to it a few years ago.  Possibly someone else here can recommend what seasons to watch.  I don' think starting to watch episodes from the last couple years is a good starting point.  IMO.
2013-06-05 10:30:17 AM
1 votes:

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I hadn't watched that show before but a couple of weeks ago, my son started recording it so I watched a couple episodes.  Wow, is it boring.


you should watch a few more seasons, it really gets good when they review that car and then drive it around the track, and then show you a road trip, and another road trip, oh, and there was that road trip they went on.
2013-06-05 10:24:28 AM
1 votes:
But does it have a cup holder?
2013-06-05 10:20:55 AM
1 votes:
I hadn't watched that show before but a couple of weeks ago, my son started recording it so I watched a couple episodes.  Wow, is it boring.
2013-06-05 10:18:54 AM
1 votes:
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Clarkson, you need a haircut.
Lie on the grass for a minute.
2013-06-05 10:17:23 AM
1 votes:
How hard can it be?
 
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