BBC's Top Gear coming to North America
It will be an american version remake.
No Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond or James May, and obviously no dry humour'd, witty English banter between the three.
With the legal issues that you would face in so many of the facets of making the show in the US i doubt they could duplicate the fun segments that make the BBC show what it is. Racing a Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren against a boat cross country to Oslo,... a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti vs. a plane to switzerland,... a Fiat Panda vs. a marathon runner across the city in rush hour traffic (see below). They even have a segment on each show where they invite someone of prominence whether it be an actor or politician and talk only about cars! what they drive,.. what cars have they owned... etc. And then they put them on a track, time them and put their time on a leaderboard with all the previous guests' times (see below). fun.
Well, I guess only time will tell if the 'peacock' of prime time can get this right. I might be of the minority here but I think NBC's version of The Office fails miserably in comparison to the BBC original. (But that might not be necessarily a NBC issue. Nothing against Steve Carell (He was especially hilarious in 'Anchorman') but he has big shoes to fill in re-making Ricky Gervais' role)
'Car Soccer'. As fun as it sounds.
Fiat Panda vs. marathon runner - part1
Fiat Panda vs. marathon runner - part2
Top Gear interview with Simon Cowell
If you do actually watch this, the interesting thing is that Simon now owns a Rolls Royce. funny.
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