Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Top Gear USA

  1. #1
    Legend
    Points: 208,518, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    13,643
    Points
    208,518
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 317
    Given: 484

    Top Gear USA

    I don't know if there is anyone else on here that loves watching Top Gear from the U.K. It looks like they just announced who is going to be on the American version.

    Top Gear USA hosts announced! - A****log

    As much as I love the original show, my guess is that the U.S. version is going to suck badly. The best part of the british version are the 3 hosts and how they have no problem completely slamming cars they don't like. My guess is that this won't be possible with the amount of $$$ the Big 3 pay to advertise on NBC.



  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 14,792, Level: 36
    Level completed: 93%, Points required for next Level: 58
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    mramseyISU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Waterloo, IA
    Posts
    1,024
    Points
    14,792
    Level
    36
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 18
    Given: 1

    Re: Top Gear USA

    Hmmmmm



    I'll watch, only because I'm a big fan if the UK version. If this sucks, and I think it will, I'll be ******.



  3. #3
    Starter Achievements:
    SocialVeteran5000 Experience Points
    acs4isu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    799
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Top Gear USA

    Adam Corolla? That's all I need to know. I'll never watch an episode. This coming from a guy who reveres the BBC version. I think that show is absolutely hilarious. The US version will most likely be a cross between The Man Show and Redneck Funniest Home Videos.


    Attempting to debate with a person who has abandoned reason is like giving medicine to the dead. - Thomas Paine

  4. #4
    Addict Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    CTAClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Amerika
    Posts
    9,218
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Top Gear USA

    Quote Originally Posted by acs4isu View Post
    Adam Corolla? That's all I need to know. I'll never watch an episode. This coming from a guy who reveres the BBC version. I think that show is absolutely hilarious. The US version will most likely be a cross between The Man Show and Redneck Funniest Home Videos.
    I agree. Adam Carolla was a terrible choice for a host. I don't need to hear about beer drinking and girls on Top Gear.

    Well.......at least how Adam will talk about it.


    "If you can't hear me, it's because I'm in parentheses."



  5. #5
    Rookie
    Points: 10,628, Level: 31
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 622
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    521
    Points
    10,628
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 16
    Given: 3

    Re: Top Gear USA

    The sponsorship thing has me worried. They had asked Leno to do it and he wrote a column about it saying what his concerns were (and they were all very valid ones).

    Also, I think you almost have to give it a full season to attempt to let the chemistry develop between the presenters. That is what makes Top Gear such a good show is how the presenters interact. That, and the amazing camera work and editing. I'm worried that they are going to take the gimmicky portions (i.e. Robin Reliant space shuttle) as the focus and ignore the actual car portions (the test drives, the car vs___ challenge).


    Here is hoping that Top Gear USA and Top Gear Australia are decent.



  6. #6
    All-Star
    Points: 14,792, Level: 36
    Level completed: 93%, Points required for next Level: 58
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    mramseyISU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Waterloo, IA
    Posts
    1,024
    Points
    14,792
    Level
    36
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 18
    Given: 1

    Re: Top Gear USA

    Here's a link to an interview Popular Mechanics just did with Corrolla

    Top Gear USA on NBC Details – Adam Carolla Interview Hints at New Top Gear Episodes - Popular Mechanics



  7. #7
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 39,832, Level: 61
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 518
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    tman24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    4,041
    Points
    39,832
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 16
    Given: 22

    Re: Top Gear USA

    Yep won't watch it but will continue to watch the original uk version.


    Hooray for Metaphors!

  8. #8
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 10,015, Level: 30
    Level completed: 11%, Points required for next Level: 535
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Cutlass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    330
    Points
    10,015
    Level
    30
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 15

    Re: Top Gear USA

    I like to view things with an open mind, so I'm going to give it a shot. It may suck, but I'm not going to judge it before watching it.



  9. #9
    Legend
    Points: 208,518, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    13,643
    Points
    208,518
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 317
    Given: 484

    Re: Top Gear USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    I like to view things with an open mind, so I'm going to give it a shot. It may suck, but I'm not going to judge it before watching it.

    Same here. I hope it's good.



  10. #10
    All-Star
    Points: 14,792, Level: 36
    Level completed: 93%, Points required for next Level: 58
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    mramseyISU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Waterloo, IA
    Posts
    1,024
    Points
    14,792
    Level
    36
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 18
    Given: 1

    Re: Top Gear USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    I like to view things with an open mind, so I'm going to give it a shot. It may suck, but I'm not going to judge it before watching it.
    I'm in the same boat. I think Clarkson makes that show but I liked the man show so I'm hoping it's good.



  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 62,063, Level: 77
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 1,187
    Overall activity: 19.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    besserheimerphat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Posts
    2,689
    Points
    62,063
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 132
    Given: 235

    Re: Top Gear USA

    Corolla is a car guy. If his co-hosts are good, it could be a good supplement to the original.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • November 1, 2014
  • 07:00 PM