I have mentioned someplace on this site how much I love the original Top Gear program on the BBC America. The ‘new’ Top Gear is now seen on the BBC America. I’ve seen just two episodes of the new program and I must say I am very much on the fence about the format. The format is somewhat similar to the older version but seriously lacks in terms of character. Why? In my view it has everything to do with mixing Americans with British.
What exactly does that mean you ask? Again, in my view the Americans being involved is the key item that takes away the core of what has made this program so good for so long.
The new cast is not unlike the difference between a cheap steak and one that was cooked by a world class chef. It’s just a substandard experience. Matt LeBlanc is the saving grace if this program has any future going forward, I am watching a program just now that shows the ‘best of’ the days with the older programs with the three wonderful Brits.
Of course I may be way off course on this. Regardless, Mr. Clarkson had zero right to be punching his producer or anyone else in the face. Judging by his rather healthy pot belly, the man likes to chow down as much as I do. If I am correct in all of this, shame on you Mr. Clarkson. You have dishonored yourself, your family and Britain. And alienated so many fans who respect you. I will miss the ‘real’ Top Gear.