Lame. Zero emotional connection or story telling or passion or connection with any real car. Some tuner cars and a hyper car showcased. Somewhat fun to watch. But also completely irrelevant. You use to get this with some of the specials and some of the "regular" car reviews, which were far better of capturing the spirit of even the dullest of A to B cars in an engaging way.
It's not that I need a hipster ep like on VICE on detroit, or a hardcore economic decline cause analysis in a documentary but driving around some abandoned places with some burnouts doesn't cut it either.
I did not feel engaged at all. TG in the distant past was a bit more than a laugh IMO. Or at least a little more in touch with an an average petrolhead.
I liked it. Nothing seemed forced, nothing exaggerated. Not the best episode but also not a bad one. And no scripted slapstick or forced "comedy". Although I have to say they seemed to lack some motivation in this episode.
Some redneck-tuner cars driven from the right to left and back again in Detroit on closed roads by two old fat guys and a younger short guy. So funny when one fat guy drove over the vegetable patch the other fat guy supposed to have planted.
Shootings of derelict Detroit were impressive but that was getting old after half an hour, or so.
Then yet another "hypercar" (there were some others lined up) was driven around two boring racetracks.
I skipped a lot, have I missed something?
It can only get better (I hope). But let's face it, you don't expect Jagger & Richards to create something like "Sticky Fingers" again, do you?