Wow. That episode seemed very clumsily put together. I really want this show to redeem itself the way it started to at the end of the first season, but it has quite a long way to go in doing that.
The biggest issue was the lack of any variety in the show. There just was not enough story or material to make the pickup story an entire episode. Episode-length pieces need to have an aura of epic-ness about them (Alaska, Vietnam, Polar Special, etc.), and this just felt like it should have been the central piece of a normal, run-of-the-mill, weekly episode. Even if they would have just broken it up in the middle with a news segment and interview, it would have been much more tolerable and felt less forced.
Fingers crossed this doesn't continue...
Seems they opted to ditch the classic Top Gear theme song for their own theme. Can't decide if this is bad or good.
That got a 9/10 from me. it is way better (like most of us said it would be) than last season. I really am starting to dislike Adam though. The only reason it got a 9 and not a 10 is because of the studio segments. when it opened i was thinking "hmmm, did they kill the studio? I like it better" but then they went to the studio. The audience just seems bad as far as sound is concerned. Anyone who knows anything about audio can tell how cut up the sound was in the studio. It was just bad editing. Ill just say i felt better about it 10 minutes in. After the first 30 minutes i was ready for more coffee but i didnt wanna get up so i actually waited for a comercial. Oh, before anyone says it, Yes, we know your "sick of the cars running into eachother, its so TG UK" ect... please STFU
Overall, it was nice to see the guys "off script". very happy.
Edit (cuz i just read viper's post and it reminded me): The opening was cool, nice that they went thier own way.
I JUST missed the intro, but now I'm curious. If it's a cool intro, then I'd be fine with it.
Keep in mind on the studio sound thing that they were actually outside of the studio, from what I could tell. Not sure exactly why, but they were.
I think they probably could have thrown in something else, it did lack some sort of, well, for lack of a better word/phrase, "thematic flair". They could have edited out a lot of the cattle part, but I the fertilizer stuff was funny enough to leave in. I didn't know about the first episode, so I was surprised that their "road trip" episode like Alaska (if this is their only one) was the first episode, not the last one. But now after-the-fact, it's probably good that it's not the last one.
Good antics, really funny, the hosts, to me, seem more natural and together. I'll go 8/10 on this one. Looking forward to next week's episode.
Sik Pony said:You mean like TG UK? Is that what your looking for?
Viper007Bond said:I don't really think this was worthy of a full episode. I think they could have shortened it a bit, especially the boring cattle part, and instead stuck in a short regular review.
I don't really think this was worthy of a full episode. I think they could have shortened it a bit, especially the boring cattle part, and instead stuck in a short regular review.