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      07-24-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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OK, after watching the first 10 minutes of the new season, I\'m glad that they decided not to be a carbon copy of the original. But they didn\'t improve much with the changes.
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      07-24-2011, 10:44 PM   #2
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I was thinking the same thing. An entire hour of nonsense. At least the next episode features more than just one scenario.
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      07-26-2011, 04:01 AM   #3
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I was at a taping for episode 3, and got to view some segments from other episodes coming up this season. It gets better, and is a definite improvement over season 1. Top Gear UK it is not, nor ever will be--it is its own show with a similar format.
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      07-26-2011, 06:45 AM   #4
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      07-26-2011, 09:27 AM   #5
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That's great to hear, I was never able to sit through an entire episode without wanting to fast forward through some parts, definitely will check out the new season!
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      07-26-2011, 09:30 AM   #6
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That first episode was all wrong. All the comedy felt like it was forced. I didn't laugh once.
Our overly sensitive public will not permit the snarky, edgy humor that you see on the Brit version.
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not sure if i like the fact that they changed the title sequence.

Ep 1 was good but there was no siarpc or any car review/power lap.

It will be interesting to see if format changes any more.

I also went to a taping and probably will never do that again. Like watching the show, dont like watching it happen.
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      07-26-2011, 11:50 AM   #8
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      07-26-2011, 11:57 AM   #9
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One of the hosts was on a local radio show during season 1.
He said, like Top Gear Australia, they're going to tailor it to the US market. We're not the UK and we do need to rely on advertisers to keep a show afloat. The early UK version didn't flow as well nor did the hosts have the repore they do now. Hopefully things will get better.

We are the car enthusiasts. If we don't watch, no one will.

The first episode was similar to some of the UK shows where they just have a journey and nothing else. The entire UK staff runs the US show.

I'm sticking with it. I can't get enough car shows.
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      07-26-2011, 12:09 PM   #10
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not sure if i like the fact that they changed the title sequence.

Ep 1 was good but there was no siarpc or any car review/power lap.

It will be interesting to see if format changes any more.

I also went to a taping and probably will never do that again. Like watching the show, dont like watching it happen.
Technically nothing happened at all!!!
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Technically nothing happened at all!!!
exactly, which taping did you see?

we saw the off road/4x4 challenge.
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      07-26-2011, 01:18 PM   #12
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exactly, which taping did you see?

we saw the off road/4x4 challenge.
I only saw a brief of the road trip, 500 dollar cars - 500 miles road trip.

But taping was a bit of last week's Miata, BMW....then also some "America's strongest truck".
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Don't care for it at all. Seems scripted or contrived.
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Just saw the newest episode. I have to say that the show is getting significantly better (first time watching since Season 1 first episode). It seems like there's less scripting, and certainly much less censoring of their comments, which makes it seem more natural. I was fairly impressed.
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I like tanner enough to watch the entire show, in fact I bought season 1
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Tanner is why I don't like the show. Actually, I don't like any of these guys. I gave Season 2 a shot but I can't watch this crap anymore.
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I like Tanner, but someone is telling him that he has to be clarkson, that doesn't work.

But I like the show
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It is ok. Don't see it lasting long, maybe another season. They might have to try some new people. Adam had no clue how to drive that ZR1. How did he get this job?
He's suppose to be captain slow?
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It is ok. Don't see it lasting long, maybe another season. They might have to try some new people. Adam had no clue how to drive that ZR1. How did he get this job?
And he's a massive tool.
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He said, like Top Gear Australia, they're going to tailor it to the US market. .
Top Gear Australia is still very much like Top Gear UK, it sucks, the hosts just aren't interesting let alone funny, especially the fat trumpet player.
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Top Gear Australia is still very much like Top Gear UK, it sucks, the hosts just aren't interesting let alone funny, especially the fat trumpet player.
?? You mean Top Gear US not UK, i assume??
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