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Top Gear on 60 Minutes

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Re: Top Gear on 60 Minutes

Postby Remember_Me » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:17 pm

So it sorta grew on me.

Next season will be interesting.

One thing that aggravates me is these "Best Of" episodes.

You only had one season with 9 shows!

Give us another actual episode!
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Re: Top Gear on 60 Minutes

Postby c02 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:47 pm

Rutledge actually grew on me. He's like a real-life Will Farrell character. The show still falls short of the original but I'm not sure it could live up to expectations. I agree about the "Best of" but I would pay to see un-edited footage of the Moonshine Fireside Chat.
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Re: Top Gear on 60 Minutes

Postby HeyZeus » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:01 pm

Top Gear US is fine.

Top Gear UK is better.
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Re: Top Gear on 60 Minutes

Postby Remember_Me » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:45 am

Agreed.
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Re: Top Gear on 60 Minutes

Postby Remember_Me » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:29 pm

Remember_Me wrote:
Next season will be interesting.


WTF was that?!?!

And no Big Star/Small Car doing a lap for the season premiere either? Really??

Not sure where their mind was last night.
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Re: Top Gear on 60 Minutes

Postby c02 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:59 pm

Just finished watching it. It was garbage. About the only good part was the race at the end. No test drive of a new vehicle, no car/star segment. The three loads of crap they hauled seems apropos for the first episode of season 2.
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Re: Top Gear on 60 Minutes

Postby Bad Gradger » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:48 pm

c02 wrote:Just finished watching it. It was garbage. About the only good part was the race at the end. No test drive of a new vehicle, no car/star segment. The three loads of crap they hauled seems apropos for the first episode of season 2.

Top Gear UK always does one episode-long special like this. It's part of the format.
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Re: Top Gear on 60 Minutes

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:56 pm

Am I crazy to think that John Slattery (Roger Sterling on Mad Men) would be a great American parallel to Clarkson?
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Re: Top Gear on 60 Minutes

Postby c02 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:44 pm

I'm well aware of what Top Gear UK does. Thing is, it's much, much, much better and it's unfortunate there is such a gap. One of my favorites is the Blackpool race and they still managed a star in the reasonably priced car.

I keep holding out hope for Top Gear US but the Texas episode isn't helping. It was more like a left-over episode from the first season. Nothing about "Welcome to the 2nd season!" or what to look forward to (as they do with TG UK). It just felt like 'here's another episode.'
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Re: Top Gear on 60 Minutes

Postby Remember_Me » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:55 pm

You see The Car Show yet?

I just set them up to record.
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Re: Top Gear on 60 Minutes

Postby Remember_Me » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:58 pm

Remember_Me wrote:You see The Car Show yet?

I just set them up to record.


Soooo much better than Top Gear (US).

Watched 3 episodes this week. Way more my type of show.

Panel seems perfect... Carolla at the helm, plus exec producing.

I expect great things.
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