I see what you're saying, but you've gotta remember the series isn't entirely filmed all in the order you see it on TV. Obviously the challenges and "big films" aren't, and I assume the well put together car reviews aren't on a weekly basis like the studio scenes are...? Also they all own "supercars" now, so they've got them at their disposal daily to drive them as they'd like, does that take away from their enthusiasm to test other performance vehicles?Testing supercars all the time takes away from the magic of the event from both the audience and the presenters. I imagine that the presenters are naturally going to lack some enthusiasm when they test in all honesty a fabulous and fast car, but only say a week ago, they drove an even faster car, so it's a bit of a psychological let down.
In The Air Tonight by Nonpoint in 10x01 during the Greatest Driving Road search was the shit.I alway remember the music in my favorite scenes from the show becuase it fit so well and added another dimension to the scene, but honestly I can't remember really anything from most of the past few series. A few things stick out like some of the music in the amphibious cars, part I. But on the whole, it has been anything but memorable.
Precisely! Last season when I was complaining about how the show had sunk to new lows a few people suggested that I might enjoy watching Fifth Gear rather than Top Gear because they focus on reviews rather than mucking about but Fifth Gear has never been able to do the reviews as well as Top Gear. They just don't have the charisma, insight or that ability to make you feel like you're right there with them. I don't watch Top Gear to be informed and to learn about a car I'm thinking of buying; I watch it becuase it's engaging and because the presenters are very good at bringing the cars to life.It's not about being "more serious" like Valtiel says, it's about giving cars a heart and soul and analyzing their personality like they used to do so well. The old reviews used to stir the soul. I can find laughter in many places, but we'll never see anything like a good old Top Gear to bring cars to life for us.
Oh man.... I love doin' that. :lol:I don't like to criticize, and don't like to use strong words...
Btw, you can call me deaf or what not, but what is Jeremy saying in the first part of the Audi R8 review (pre-hammond) where he's like: "I mean I've got more headroom... how can there be so much space, when the car is so low." and at about 2:26 he goes "I can only presume... that my buttocks are kissing the ------". It sounded like Cat's eyes for some reason.
I see what you're saying, but you've gotta remember the series isn't entirely filmed all in the order you see it on TV. Obviously the challenges and "big films" aren't, and I assume the well put together car reviews aren't on a weekly basis like the studio scenes are...? Also they all own "supercars" now, so they've got them at their disposal daily to drive them as they'd like, does that take away from their enthusiasm to test other performance vehicles?
If you missed last week's episode - or you just want to watch it again because it was so darn good - that's on again this Wednesday at 7pm on BBC Two.
Since I'm writting lithuanian subtitles, I just wanted to ask if any of you guys could translate (in english ofc) few bits from this [10x02] episode I didn't quite understand.
The dialogue goes during the news about Mini Estate and:
Jeremy: "It's an advertising slogan for that car."
James: "Is it?"
James: "I thinks it's a bit like ..." This is the bit i don't understand. (~15min53s - 16min00s)
I assume its some kind of joke about past events and it's not worth translating, but still
And during the interview I didn't quite get what Holland was testing Jags engine with. (~38min30s)
Thanks in advance.