My husband first introduced me to ‘Top Gear’ while we were dating. Initially, I thought I’d watch it for him – you know; take an interest in the things he liked. All that ‘couple stuff’. Before I knew it, I was laughing my head off and have watched ‘Top Gear’ ever since.
Do you watch ‘Top Gear’? If so, which episode is your favourite?
Ha! I was just going to ask this. I love Top Gear. What I find interesting though, is that women who don't like cars also love the show (being sexist there but they'll admit they didn't think they'd like it). I'm not exactly sure what the appeal is, that got them to win over a non-car audience, but I guess the hosts are just the right combination and are obviously really great at what they do...
Great minds think alike! Haha. It is definitely the hosts that do it for me. They're so cheeky. And you're right, the way they've made a show about cars appealing to an audience who couldn't give two hoots about cars is brilliant.
I like Top Gear but Channel Nine have buried it. You don't know if the show is a repeat and they don't appear to promote the new series when it comes out. Channel Nine's slack programme timing also makes it difficult to watch Top Gear in between programmes on other channels. Consequently I often miss it. It was much better when it was on SBS. I hope they buy Top Gear back.
I have to disagree. Yes, there are times when I think 'this is so scripted'. But then I see shows like, now I can't remember the name. It's about that pawn shop owned by the guy with the greasy hair, and 'Operation Repo'. Those shows are painful.
I like that segment too. The other night Hammond commented that "If ten year olds could drive, they would love this car". Can't remember what car it was, but it's quips like that one that keep me coming back.
I watched it for a few episodes until I realized that it was just a vehicle for a few people to air their car-related prejudices. I suppose that it might be better to view it as a poorly-written Monty Python or maybe it belongs in the same genre as the WWE. There are still people that believe the WWE is real also.
Jeremy was sent packing' from the show after making a remark about something. Then someone else came in to replace Jeremy. Now I think the show has 3 new hosts altogether. We used to watch it every week, but we didn't seem to like it as much when Channel 9 took not over. Now the new team is in, we're out!. I've no idea what episode was my favourite!