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Never watched it for the car reviews anyway. Always skipped the reviews and straight to the challenges.

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Never watched it for the car reviews anyway. Always skipped the reviews and straight to the challenges.

You might like the US version of Top Gear then (after season 1) because that 100% challenge and I think the characters are good to watch.

And when Americans go "big production" you can see where Hollywood kicks in!

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Those presenters in 'Top Gear' USA, are so cringe worthy.... they're just impossible to watch.


It's just even worse that they run a show called Top Gear. Really shows where the BBC executives heads are.


America has a lot of good presenters, but it seems certain they didn't go above and beyond to find them for that show.
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You might like the US version of Top Gear then (after season 1) because that 100% challenge and I think the characters are good to watch.

And when Americans go "big production" you can see where Hollywood kicks in!

I think I tryed watching it once, but the presenters pissed me off too much. It seemed they were trying too hard to be funny, and they were not funny at all.

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Those presenters in 'Top Gear' USA, are so cringe worthy.... they're just impossible to watch.
It's just even worse that they run a show called Top Gear. Really shows where the BBC executives heads are.
America has a lot of good presenters, but it seems certain they didn't go above and beyond to find them for that show.

Agree.

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Actually, and in all seriousness, a good replacement for Jeremy Clarkson could be...

Drum roll...

Guy Martin?

Breaking Top Gear news:

"The BBC has reportedly chosen a “dream team” of presenters for its new version of Top Gear, including former model Jodie Kidd.

Life on Mars star Philip Glenister and Channel 4 presenter Guy Martin have also been approached for the new series, according to reports."

<ahem>

I'm sure I suggested Guy Martin... :D

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Interesting possible candidates. Does seem kinda problematic though... and the other side of it is how well would they all get a long on camera.



Guy Martin is a complete cowboy, very hard to understand too. I like him a lot but I can't see how the BBC would run with him. I sense too pushing him into a show like that would possibly ruin his quirky charm.



Jode Kidd, well hardly surprising they want a woman in the mix. She would be ok, but it would change the dynamic of the show completely.



Philip Glenister is pretty cool, but from what I've seen he doesn't really know a great deal about cars. He doesn't seem funny either.



It all sounds like a lot of hot air really.


Next minute they will probably announce the show is on a undetermined hiatus

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Reminds me of the US Dream Team. Which doesn't work at all.

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It would be kinda cool if they were looking at actual automotive journalists, instead of the nearest b-list celebrities they could find.

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Reminds me of the US Dream Team. Which doesn't work at all.

If you're referring to Top Gear US, I actually quite like it - it's not trying to be Top Gear UK which is good (except season 1) and I think the characters work well together.

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Edd China and Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers would be a better fit, and keep Hammond.

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^ Hell yes. I've been watching the older Top Gears on Netflix and it's pretty awesome, plus they're in HD!

Would love to see these guys keep going, although perhaps a more limited budget might make the show a little better without so much hollywood and script antics going on?

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I think they will be fine ... The problem with established TV is it has every man and its dog on set all getting paid, If youve ever been on a professional filming or TV series braodcast you would be amzazed. In this country we keep it fairly lean too compared to over seas. Imagine carting 40+ people around the world when really all you need is 6 (including the presenters) ... To get great video.
Drive managed to do it with only a few small crews. Todays cheap 4k systems are making anyone able to give it a crack.

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^ If Clarkson flies off the handle when he can't get a steak after the kitchen has closed I think he'll need more than six people to look after him!

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One look at the successes of Blair and Martin of Mighty Car Mods should proove the success of the model, and the (aparently) do everything them selves, including the filming and editing.

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Sooooo. The man who interviewed Clarkson above, the white Ferrari lover is the new host of Top Gear.

Has anyone seen what the other two are doing? Are they joining him?

I don't know too much about Chris Evans but from what I've seen, he's in a similar vein to Clarkson in terms of being outspoken, but perhaps a little more in-touch.

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Evans will do alright. It wont be the same show, but it will still be watchable. Out of all the peoples names thrown about he is one of the better ones that genuinely loves cars.

It goes without saying it's not going to fill the void left by a lack of a Clarkson hosted show.

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Clarkson, May and Hammond are about to sign a multi year, multi millions contract to produce a show for a online provider.

It's actually worked out quite well if you think about it. Top Gear lives on. It may or may not be good.

We still get the three idiots.

win, win.

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Clarkson, May and Hammond are about to sign a multi year, multi millions contract to produce a show for a online provider.

It's actually worked out quite well if you think about it. Top Gear lives on. It may or may not be good.

We still get the three idiots.

win, win.

and two decent car shows to watch!

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I hope it works out like this:

Top Gear continues with Star in Reasonably Priced Car and the standard reviews.

Clarkson, Hammond, May do the challenges and over the top reviews.

Because I will certainly watch both! It's probably going to be like Top Gear vs. (a better) 5th Gear.

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I read somewhere that Chris Evans was/had a meeting with one of the 3 to try to get them back. Don't know how accurate that was but interesting if it was true.

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Hope its on Netflix!

Cant wait.

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Or Porntube. That way I won't have to switch windows in my refractory period.

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