As I was watching this "new" new topgear, something strikes me as i was drawing some comparaison with topgear France :
The constitution of the presenters is the same : you have one actor ( Mat Leblanc, Phillippe Lelouche) one semi professionnal driver ( Chris Harris, Bruce Jouanny) and one media man ( Rory Reid , Yann Larret-Menezo alias Le Tone).
True. The difference being that only Adam Ferrera was actually funny, Rutledge was a little awkward but generally OK-ish, and Tanner Foust was downright unbearable... And the challenge-centric format was crap.
I think Matt/Chris/Rory is doing a good job and as result season 24 is a surprisingly entertaining car show.
I speed through the most of the couch section, which I don't find particularly enticing except for LeBlanc's enthusiasm for farming equipment (which is genuinely funny). And I'd like to see a little more of Rory. But solid thumbs up from me for 5 episodes I've see so far - which is actually more than I could honestly say about CHM TG in the latter years.