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Old 11-21-2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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The new US version of Top gear starts tonight. Anyone else going to check it out?
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What station?
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History channel. I have no idea why a car show is on the history channel.
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Hopefully it is not because they soon will be. I am skeptical about this one.
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Don't get TV in Purgatory. Will it have the British cast, or American counterparts. Also wonder about credibility and how much (not if) commercial interests are played to.
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New crew, all American. The show wasn't bad. But not as funny. I like the dry British humor.
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Not only the humor but in all aspects The British tend not to cowtow to interests or worry about "political correctness" BS.

I did a quick dig and found. "Jay Leno who originally turned down offers to host the show, expressed concern over whether or not a show like Top Gear could be successful in America. In a column published by The Sunday Times Leno expresses concern that an American version could lack the critical reviews the British version is known for. The British show is produced for the BBC with public funds while the American show will air on commercial television. Leno believes that the show may have to worry about offending current and potential sponsors by giving their products poor reviews, leading to a compromise in the journalistic integrity and freedom of the original show."
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New crew, all American. The show wasn't bad. But not as funny. I like the dry British humor.
All humor aside, it wasn't bad. Better than the first British version in season 1. I think with a bit more feedback, they can make it better over time. You have to consider that this will take some polishing.
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That'* what I figure is going to happen as well. The BBC version hated most cars and ripped them. These guys talked up the Viper, the BBC version didn't care so much. That one started on fire.
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So does this mean the BBC version is canned now?
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