Top Gear USA is back from the dead and headed to BBC America

#21
It is dire. I think I'll let others watch this series - if they report a significant improvement then I may revisit, although I'm not hopeful :|
 
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JohnK

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#22
Well the first episode of TG America 2.0 sucked.
The cast of TG America had worked into a rhythm and there was no need for a change.
Like Top Gear, if you change the presenters after they made the show their own, the reboots are doomed to fail.
 

JCE

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#23
The cast of TG America had worked into a rhythm and there was no need for a change.
Like Top Gear, if you change the presenters after they made the show their own, the reboots are doomed to fail.
I agree with this statement.
 

jws926

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#24
Yeah, its bad, the only guy I know of is the actor, I have no clue who the other two blokes are, or care to know, I dont see this one getting better as TGUSA 1.0 did. The only thing that could save this I think is bringing back Tanner/Rut/Adam. Its a real shame that History channel lost interest in TGUSA 1.0, it found its own and was very fun to watch, and the guys really gelled over the years.
 
#25
I felt the second episode was better. I especially liked the tracking car segment. It fell down for me at the end with the Seventies Stunts.
 
#26
Absolutely awful in every way. They took all of the stuff they learned from TGUS and threw it out the window. No chemistry among hosts (and arguably just bad hosts to begin with), cringe-worthy studio segments, B/C-tier celebrity guest stars, completely unremarkable and boring track - it's the same mistakes all over again.
 

JCE

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#27
Absolutely awful in every way. They took all of the stuff they learned from TGUS and threw it out the window. No chemistry among hosts (and arguably just bad hosts to begin with), cringe-worthy studio segments, B/C-tier celebrity guest stars, completely unremarkable and boring track - it's the same mistakes all over again.
Well there is always hope the original TGUS crew gets their own thing going.
 
#28
Yes the cast has zero chemistry, but that can take time. The closest I felt they were a "team" was the NHRA race segment.

Overall, it reminds me of the first season of Top Gear: Australia, but once they found the right hosts and established a rhythm, it became a quite watchable show so fingers crossed this one is given the time to get to that point.
 
#30
Was there a reason they killed off history channels hosts and made their own? I thought the history channel one was made by the BBC.
I'm guessing The History Channel realized they could do another reality show for less money. :rolleyes:

As to why the BBC did not hire any (or all) of the hosts, it sounds like they have another project in development so they may have been unavailable (or their contracts do not allow them to be on other automotive shows).
 
#31
I find the cast pretty annoying. They claim being cool, smart, fast, etc... While none of it shows up on the screen. And I can't stand that "murica" bulls**t, I'm ok that some people like pick-up trucks but don't start presenting it like a GT car for God's sake.
 

JCE

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#32
I find the cast pretty annoying. They claim being cool, smart, fast, etc... While none of it shows up on the screen. And I can't stand that "murica" bulls**t, I'm ok that some people like pick-up trucks but don't start presenting it like a GT car for God's sake.
Who's saying a truck is a GT car? Is that satire?
 
#34
To be clear.

The new Top Gear USA just show a pick-up truck going into dirt while the narrative says "It is a proud american symbol that shows the power and the implication in our day to day lives bla, bla, bla...":sick: and then they argue about the sportiviness of the shape and ask the crowd if they prefer a pick-up truck over a Lambo or NSX (I don't remember). Lots of bullshit.:bmwpoo:

when Adam, Tanner and Rutled wanted to show pick-up trucks in america they were going to a national park with 3 of them for the testing and the scenery of the park. That was bad-ass and real Top Gear US to me. I miss them.
 
#35
I'm guessing The History Channel realized they could do another reality show for less money. :rolleyes:

As to why the BBC did not hire any (or all) of the hosts, it sounds like they have another project in development so they may have been unavailable (or their contracts do not allow them to be on other automotive shows).
They do have another project in the works, but that came after I believe filming had already started for this new version of TGA, as to why BBC didnt hire them, all we can do is guess at this point, there could of been a none compete clause , but that would be odd since BBC owns Top Gear and they were working for BBC productions .

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So the season finale is tonight, all I can say is thank god, there was not much good about this new TG America, it was over all horrible , I may be American , but the pro America propaganda got old real fast
 

JCE

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#37
So the season finale is tonight, all I can say is thank god, there was not much good about this new TG America, it was over all horrible , I may be American , but the pro America propaganda got old real fast
Well truthfully TG UK did the same thing. Not that I think it is a good thing to saturate your audience with it. I really hope the previous TG US' crew can get a project off the ground and produced. I just wish more info would be leaked out so we can at least get confirmation that this is still on!
 
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93Flareside

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#38
You could tell when Jeremy hammed up Aston Martin, Lotus, and Noble. Being in such a global economy, I'm sure there will always be some patriotism with home country products.
 
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