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Top Gear USA review

Season 1: Okay Start but Not Great

Having only watched the original British version of Top Gear for the last couple months I heard that we in America were getting our own version of the show. Of course I had my doubts as most British turned into American shows turn out to be shite Top Gear USA did a lot better than most.

Borrowing heavily from the British version, Top Gear USA reviews exotic and expensive cars that most people will never see in real life let alone drive one and also subjects the hosts to crazy stunts in old, almost junk, cars that they've bought for low budgets.
I feel for the hosts as they have almost no say in what the shows does and haven't had years of bonding that the British hosts have had and it's kind of awkward and embarrassing.
And unlike the hosts on the British version, some of the hosts don't really fit the show since they are race car drivers (Tanner Faust) or automotive analysts (Rutledge Wood) while the British hosts are all writers and presenters and not true car experts and so they give the audience a better description of the cars since they're not using technical terms but terms everyone can understand which the majority of the viewers love.

It may not sound too positive of a review but I understand the writers and host predicament and giving them a break and I know that with time they'll all grow and think up their own ideas and might be equal to the British show.

Added by Uber
9 years ago on 24 January 2011 02:39