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    Thread: Official Top Gear US Season 2 Thread: Starts July 24th.

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      08-23-2011 09:11 AM #326
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben.Reilly View Post
      Because its awesome to watch and looks really fun.
      It would of been better if it were done on a gloomy airstrip.

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      08-23-2011 09:47 AM #327
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben.Reilly View Post
      For the people who don't download, they started broadcasting the most recent season on BBC America.
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      08-23-2011 09:51 AM #328
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Miyagi View Post
      It would of been better if it were done on a gloomy airstrip.
      I can't tell if you are serious.
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      08-23-2011 10:14 AM #329
      Quote Originally Posted by Doogal View Post
      As well as the adverts, the little interludes before and after each set that show you what is coming up and what just happens get on my tits, I am watching the programme, dont tell me whats coming up and then after the adverts dont tell me what just happened, I just watched it three minutes ago!

      MY GOD YES!

      i hate that sh*t!

      they do it on almost all the shows now, its like they take a show that lasts 60 minutes and add the commercials so its down to 47 minutes, then they do the prequels and the last we saw them's and they subtract another 17 minutes, when all is said and done, your watching 1/2 an hour of programming in an hour

      reminds me of Master Chef, Hells Kitchen and a few other crap ass fox shows.
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      08-23-2011 11:38 AM #330
      the gt2rs "review" actually bugged me because it wasnt really a review. all we got was tanner saying that its a monster/beast (only at night though), donuts, and a drag race. and are they basically saying that in the heat, the car is crap? since the turbo only likes cool air? meaning if you live in cali or anywhere remotely hot, dont buy the car?....im all for acting silly in cars, but if youre gonna review something, at least give me some details and support for your opinions.

      and before i get flamed on, i actually like this show. i think theyve made huge strides this season, and looking forward to more episodes. i just want more depth. even last night's challenge segment was pointless. they were just being jacka$$es in their $5k cars. or maybe that WAS the point of it?
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      08-23-2011 11:43 AM #331
      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post
      MY GOD YES!

      i hate that sh*t!

      they do it on almost all the shows now, its like they take a show that lasts 60 minutes and add the commercials so its down to 47 minutes, then they do the prequels and the last we saw them's and they subtract another 17 minutes, when all is said and done, your watching 1/2 an hour of programming in an hour

      reminds me of Master Chef, Hells Kitchen and a few other crap ass fox shows.
      x10000000

      Its like every network executive read the same USA Today article on the "shortening of Americans' attention spans" and simultaneously decided that every show now must have a recap to start and a prelude to end every segment. I just watched it happen five minutes ago: I don't need a recap.

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      08-23-2011 11:53 AM #332
      Quote Originally Posted by dorifto View Post
      the gt2rs "review" actually bugged me because it wasnt really a review
      Newsflash: Top Gear is entertainment. If you want a car review show, look for Motorweek (if you can stand the guy's voice ).
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      08-23-2011 12:03 PM #333
      I watched it for the first time the other day, and all I have to say is that it SUCKS compared to the UK version.

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      08-23-2011 12:26 PM #334
      The Death Valley sequence had me (and my woman) rolling on the floor - Adam's destruction of his cars are very TGUK-esque, and are hilarious. The show itself has greatly improved over last year.

      As for the insane amount of commercials - I have trained my thumb to be quite good at hitting the fast-forward button on the DVR; it is sad that more than 15 minutes is otherwise "subtracted" from a good production.

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      08-23-2011 01:04 PM #335
      Actually really like Sunday's show! After watching the first two TGUS shows this season, which literally made me mad, the most recent show was well done and actually entertaining. Well Done!

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      08-23-2011 02:12 PM #336
      Quote Originally Posted by Voodoo.T View Post
      Newsflash: Top Gear is entertainment. If you want a car review show, look for Motorweek (if you can stand the guy's voice ).
      im not looking for a car review show, but tanner had more opinions about the 30-year old jag he drove in the challenge segment than the porsche. watching him do donuts can only be entertaining for so long. but hey i guess thats just me.
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      08-23-2011 03:21 PM #337
      Quote Originally Posted by dorifto View Post
      im not looking for a car review show, but tanner had more opinions about the 30-year old jag he drove in the challenge segment than the porsche. watching him do donuts can only be entertaining for so long. but hey i guess thats just me.
      Dont worry, he didnt really mean it, he's just trolling.


      I agree with you.

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      08-23-2011 03:27 PM #338
      Quote Originally Posted by JCJetta View Post
      The Death Valley sequence had me (and my woman) rolling on the floor - Adam's destruction of his cars are very TGUK-esque, and are hilarious. The show itself has greatly improved over last year.

      As for the insane amount of commercials - I have trained my thumb to be quite good at hitting the fast-forward button on the DVR; it is sad that more than 15 minutes is otherwise "subtracted" from a good production.
      me and my room mate usually wait until the show is 15 minutes into it before start watching, it's nice being able to skip the commercials but it makes the recap of what happened 30 seconds ago even more annoying
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      08-23-2011 04:13 PM #339
      Quote Originally Posted by dorifto View Post
      the gt2rs "review" actually bugged me because it wasnt really a review. all we got was tanner saying that its a monster/beast (only at night though), donuts, and a drag race. and are they basically saying that in the heat, the car is crap? since the turbo only likes cool air? meaning if you live in cali or anywhere remotely hot, dont buy the car?....im all for acting silly in cars, but if youre gonna review something, at least give me some details and support for your opinions.
      He did give details though, he pointed out that the intake air temps were 130* F and that when he called Porsche they told him in more or less words that the engine was pulling timing to prevent the air/fuel from pre-igniting. The solution to that was to resume the test drive at night when the air temp had gone down. This goes for all cars with forced induction; when the air is compressed it gets really hot and when you're starting off with air at 130* no FI car will be able to make peak power.
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      the mods aborted the thread and now who knows what that thread might have turn out to be... maybe one day it wouldve cured cancer.

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      08-23-2011 05:02 PM #340
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      At first i really hated him, but now I kind of like Adam.
      I liked Adam before the show (for his stand up, radio appearances on Opie and Anthony and Rescue Me)
      with the first season, he seemed out of place and was my least favorite
      so far, he's been great. He and Rutledge make the show for me... now if they can do something about the "Pro"...

      he'd be better off as the Stig... he's just got such a forced personality... he just seems too shy to be on a show like this. His personality is so wooden... he needs to really loosen up.

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      08-23-2011 05:17 PM #341
      Quote Originally Posted by dorifto View Post
      the gt2rs "review" actually bugged me because it wasnt really a review. all we got was tanner saying that its a monster/beast (only at night though), donuts, and a drag race. and are they basically saying that in the heat, the car is crap? since the turbo only likes cool air? meaning if you live in cali or anywhere remotely hot, dont buy the car?....im all for acting silly in cars, but if youre gonna review something, at least give me some details and support for your opinions.

      and before i get flamed on, i actually like this show. i think theyve made huge strides this season, and looking forward to more episodes. i just want more depth. even last night's challenge segment was pointless. they were just being jacka$$es in their $5k cars. or maybe that WAS the point of it?

      I think any of those complaint can be lodged at any TG show, UK or US or otherwise. Their review was never meant to be like a Motorweek or a car magazine review, its more or less automotive porn. Good to drool at and serves no purpose. And which TG challenge was not about the hosts being jackarses anyway?

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      08-23-2011 05:21 PM #342
      Quote Originally Posted by jettafan[atic] View Post
      He did give details though, he pointed out that the intake air temps were 130* F and that when he called Porsche they told him in more or less words that the engine was pulling timing to prevent the air/fuel from pre-igniting. The solution to that was to resume the test drive at night when the air temp had gone down. This goes for all cars with forced induction; when the air is compressed it gets really hot and when you're starting off with air at 130* no FI car will be able to make peak power.
      He even mentioned the bit about the Porsche badge on the hood that's actually a sticker. (Which, sorry, is ridiculously anal. I'm sure that saved a whole half an ounce of weight.)
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      08-23-2011 05:44 PM #343
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      He even mentioned the bit about the Porsche badge on the hood that's actually a sticker. (Which, sorry, is ridiculously anal. I'm sure that saved a whole half an ounce of weight.)
      It's tradition. Look at any of the old 911 top performance variants and they all have decals for badges.

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      08-23-2011 09:09 PM #344
      Quote Originally Posted by SVT2888 View Post
      It's tradition. Look at any of the old 911 top performance variants and they all have decals for badges.
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      08-23-2011 09:12 PM #345
      Tanner's Jaguar burnout on the tarmac was sweet.
      I replayed it several times.

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      08-23-2011 09:14 PM #346
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      He and Rutledge make the show for me
      me too, they have the most natural banter
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      08-24-2011 01:28 AM #347
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      I liked Adam before the show (for his stand up, radio appearances on Opie and Anthony and Rescue Me)
      with the first season, he seemed out of place and was my least favorite
      so far, he's been great. He and Rutledge make the show for me... now if they can do something about the "Pro"...

      he'd be better off as the Stig... he's just got such a forced personality... he just seems too shy to be on a show like this. His personality is so wooden... he needs to really loosen up.
      I disagree. They have a Stig and can replace him every year if they like. Tanner is slowly loosening up a bit and he has his moments.. One of the presenters has to be able to drive the wheels off a car although TGUK hasn't had one since Tiff. I don't know if you remember how long it took to get used to James May and now we can't imagine TGUK without him.

      See, Tanner is without a doubt the pro. Adam does find creative ways to wreck things. However, Rutledge hasn't proven to be an expert on anything. He is just prone to dumb exaggerations and is sort of a weak southern stereotype. Idk, maybe they are holding him back.

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      08-24-2011 01:25 PM #348
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Tanner's Jaguar burnout on the tarmac was sweet.
      I replayed it several times.

      (goes to craigslist to hunt XJS 350's)
      What about the burn-out at the country club? I'm hoping no one saw that! (or maybe, that EVERYONE saw it!)

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      08-24-2011 01:30 PM #349
      Quote Originally Posted by PsyberVW View Post
      What about the burn-out at the country club? I'm hoping no one saw that! (or maybe, that EVERYONE saw it!)
      They must be dishing out SERIOUS money. Donuts in the public road, burnout in the parking lot..etc


      Some of the stuff they are doing is very destructive.


      But I guess TGUK ran a big truck through a wall...

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      08-24-2011 01:33 PM #350
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Miyagi View Post
      They must be dishing out SERIOUS money. Donuts in the public road, burnout in the parking lot..etc
      Some of the stuff they are doing is very destructive.
      But I guess TGUK ran a big truck through a wall...
      Clarkson (or his stunt driver) is notorious for shredding tires.
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