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#4512615 - 09/10/17 07:19 PM Is it me, or is the new Top Gear America awful?
Carmudgeon Offline


Registered: 04/26/05
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I'll preface this by saying I'm not a TG fanatic, and I don't have a deep attachment to the show or its hosts beyond it being an entertaining diversion, which it isn't all of the time.

The previous incarnation of TGA with Foust/Wood/Ferrara got off to a slow start, but eventually became pretty enjoyable when they decided to just focus on the three of them messing around with cars. I don't find the studio segments all that enthralling, even with the original or Grand Tour.

I guess AMC wanted to have a go at another TGA after History decided not to continue with the earlier version, but so far, I haven't found anything compelling about the new one, though I do like Bill Finchter as an actor. Even the cars have been relatively lame.

To be fair, I'll give the show more time to develop, but so far, it's been a rough go.

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#4512622 - 09/10/17 07:26 PM Re: Is it me, or is the new Top Gear America awful? [Re: Carmudgeon]
Inspecktor Offline


Registered: 03/16/14
Posts: 643
Loc: Twin Cities MN USA
I like Bill, too. Hopefully it will start to gel in a few more episodes.
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#4512638 - 09/10/17 07:45 PM Re: Is it me, or is the new Top Gear America awful? [Re: Carmudgeon]
Bud_One Offline


Registered: 04/19/14
Posts: 1832
Loc: Spring,Texas
I'm trying to give it a chance but for some reason they don't click IMHO.
It feels forced and awkward at best.
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#4512650 - 09/10/17 08:03 PM Re: Is it me, or is the new Top Gear America awful? [Re: Carmudgeon]
double vanos Offline


Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 1885
Loc: 5600 feet elevation, Arizona
Is this the TG that's supposed to have Sabine Schmitz on it? She's the only reason I'd tune in....
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#4512651 - 09/10/17 08:08 PM Re: Is it me, or is the new Top Gear America awful? [Re: double vanos]
Bud_One Offline


Registered: 04/19/14
Posts: 1832
Loc: Spring,Texas
Originally Posted By: double vanos
Is this the TG that's supposed to have Sabine Schmitz on it? She's the only reason I'd tune in....


No , that's the British Top Gear , which is now pretty good with Matt Leblanc.
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#4512706 - 09/10/17 09:34 PM Re: Is it me, or is the new Top Gear America awful? [Re: Carmudgeon]
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Registered: 06/03/05
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If I was in charge of the show I would have Adam Carolla, Darrell Wallace Jr, and Paul Tracy as the hosts and Tony Stewart be the Stig.
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#4512714 - 09/10/17 09:41 PM Re: Is it me, or is the new Top Gear America awful? [Re: Carmudgeon]
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Registered: 08/24/11
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Loc: Boston, MA
I only watch the Amazon product with the real deal guys.

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#4512748 - 09/10/17 10:17 PM Re: Is it me, or is the new Top Gear America awful? [Re: Carmudgeon]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 16963
Loc: Michigan
Awkward to me....
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#4512760 - 09/10/17 10:48 PM Re: Is it me, or is the new Top Gear America awful? [Re: Carmudgeon]
rooflessVW Offline


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4046
Loc: North Carolina
Everyone said the same thing about New New Top Gear... and with Chris Evans gone and Matt, Rory, and Chris Harris at the helm I think it will be a great show to watch.

The Grand Tour was awkward for a few episodes but they really came into their own towards the end.

Original Top Gear America took a while to get spooled up, and this one will too. Give it time.
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#4512793 - 09/10/17 11:43 PM Re: Is it me, or is the new Top Gear America awful? [Re: Carmudgeon]
HM12460 Offline


Registered: 05/26/07
Posts: 2072
Loc: West Michigan
It is truly awful.
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#4512794 - 09/10/17 11:45 PM Re: Is it me, or is the new Top Gear America awful? [Re: Carmudgeon]
copcarguy Offline


Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 333
Loc: PA
This version seems so forced...

I really miss Rut, Adam, and Tanner.

My 8 year old daughter and I just watched the latest episode and said: "Daddy, these guys aren't funny, they need to put the old guys back on".

I couldn't have said it better!

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#4512816 - 09/11/17 12:58 AM Re: Is it me, or is the new Top Gear America awful? [Re: Carmudgeon]
FermeLaPorte Offline


Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 469
Loc: Texas (south)
Give it time and I'm sure they'll get good
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#4512863 - 09/11/17 04:41 AM Re: Is it me, or is the new Top Gear America awful? [Re: Carmudgeon]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 2220
Loc: London, England
Change is never easy when a show has created a nice dynamic between the presenters.

Think yourself lucky you never got Chris Evans

Personally I enjoy watching car based programmes.

Fifth Gear was rather good.

Top Gear UK without Chris Evans is very good, I am a fan of Matt Leblanc anyway.

Wheeler Dealers was good with Ed and will be good with Ant aswell.

For the love of cars was enjoyable aswell.
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#4513373 - 09/11/17 03:06 PM Re: Is it me, or is the new Top Gear America awful? [Re: Carmudgeon]
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Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3398
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
What is "Top Gear America?"

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#4513382 - 09/11/17 03:15 PM Re: Is it me, or is the new Top Gear America awful? [Re: Yah-Tah-Hey]
Bud_One Offline


Registered: 04/19/14
Posts: 1832
Loc: Spring,Texas
Originally Posted By: HosteenJorje
What is "Top Gear America?"


http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/top-gear-america
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