Make it more marketable? Let it be, it hasn't grown in popularity for nothing. If it isn't broken then don't attempt to fix it.
Well stated.Top Gear in its current character will not survive in America because most Americans take themselves too seriously. They don't understand that a entertainment television show is just humor, nothing more. In Britain, Clarkson will joke about old british citizens... old nobles with a lot of money... popstars that likely never went through puberty ...etc. And he'll just call them by their names.
But if the new American Special were to be shown in America, they'll just get sued. Everyone that would be offended by anything will launch a lawsuit on you. As they said in the last episode, they wanted to sue Clarkson because he promised a '91 camaro for free and it was a '89 camaro ..... with a $20000 settlement.
WTF!! It's a goddamn free car, take it or leave it. If you can't afford a car, you can't afford to complain when someone gives you one for free. Damn it, you can shut up and take it, and just turn around and sell it, you'd get a couple of hundred dollars at least. Kind of goes to show you why many people didn't help in the true disaster that was New Orleans ... if you give them a hand they take your whole arm.
That being said, how the hell does the charitable organization they went through afford lawyers? So they can afford lawyers but can't afford to help their fellow citizens ... why don't they put all that money to better use?
i tried to ask if i could get the BBC for the sole purpose of watching top gear and was sadly disapointed.
we're uptight yet the BBC wont let youtube host videos of their stuff so we can watch it. there IS a market for it here, the people that want it just cant get it.
america used to be like the young spunky kid brother who could take on the world and its like our country has grown up, dropped out of high school, is working at a mcdonalds and is trying to support a trailer full of kids with his wife that "used to be hot".