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Old 08-21-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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They're in south Louisiana, not far from my home. They start off in New Orleans in a Scion iQ, Smart Car, and a Fiat 500. Race through the city was fine. Next was a trip on the interstate heading west. These three tiny things on an interstate filled with big rigs. They then took three Cajuns hunting in their cars in the swamp. Since their cars failed, they had to go pick up food for a cook out. Two cars each had an alligator and the third had bags of live crawfish. The Cajuns did a crawfish boil and cooked gator with a tug-o-war between each car and an air boat. The car which is the loser of the three, the driver has to drive the smallest 2 seater car through his hometown.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:51 PM
 
Location: WNC
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Top Gear America has never been funny. The show was never gonna be good from the start but had they picked hosts that were actually entertaining, the show might have been watchable at best.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:09 PM
 
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Agree. Absolutely cannot beat top gear UK. Jeremy Clarkson and hammond are just too funny.


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Old 08-22-2012, 06:04 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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I like the fact that TG America actually has a driver who knows how to drive. I enjoy watching Tanner Faust drive but
too much silliness on either show.

If I want comedy I watch Kimmel.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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The shoe IS getting better. The host are becoming more comfortable with each other. If you watched the first few seasons of top gear UK, you saw the dame thing. If you expect 3 people who "just met" to have the same amount of chemestry as people who have been working together for 10 years. You're crazy. Now I am not say this is as good as top gear UK, but it is getting better.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Top Gear America has never been funny. The show was never gonna be good from the start but had they picked hosts that were actually entertaining, the show might have been watchable at best.

I disagree. TGUS started hitting it's stride with the Alaska truck segment at the end of Season 1, and has been getting better as they went along. This season they are staying away from the Studio stuff for at least the first half of the season, as they dont' have as much time as the UK episodes, and cant' really flesh out the in studio segments. But the cinematography is excellent, and it's still one of the best car shows on TV. TGUK kind of jumped the shark and has actually been going downhill lately.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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The Alaska special was horrible. I would have loved to be in that Toyota instead of those other pos off-roaders. I have to agree that TGUS has never been funny or good.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:22 AM
 
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At least Adam Ferrara has toned-down his Brooklyn-style, "You breaka' my car, I breaka' you' face", persona.
That type of posing gets very old very quickly.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I think it's great fun to watch and I've seen every episode of the UK version with Clarkson, Hammond and May. I'm a big fan of both and agree that TGUS has gotten significantly better since the first few episodes.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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I agree with Merc and 007 that TGUS is getting better. TGUK is still the one I like more, but as was said, if you have actually watched TGUK from the beginning, it was actually worse then how TGUS started out. Give them time, the show is getting better and more interesting. Also, if anyone thinks it's anything more then just entertainment and this goes for either show, you're kidding yourself. I think TGUK does a better job on the "reviews" but at the end of the day, it's all just being done for chuckles.
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