you mean you're not a Doctor Who fan?
I haven't seen enough Doctor Who to judge, and it looks good for the type of show it is, but I just have no interest in that kind of series.
Yeah, I watched the first American Top Gear episode and it was so bad. One of the big problems with it is that that one of its sponsors is Mercedes Benz, so exactly how can it be unbiased review show when its getting money from a car company
That all depends on how they represent their direct competitors... but MB's history pretty much speaks for itself. Still though, the UK version has a bit of a UK bias, even if it is usually used as part of a joke.
The new hosts all seem like idiots, some of the "previews" seemed to show blatant remakes of original Top Gear challenges (drive your car when its full of water! beat skiiers down a hill!) which I just know will pale in comparison with the originals.
The two things I like the most on Top Gear are "the three hosts drive three shitty old cars from point A to point B and do challenges along the way" and "host vs. 1 (or both) of the other hosts in a race to point X", because you get that so-called "self-indulgent mucking about" that makes the original so endearing and watchable to those of us who aren't even car nerds.
That pretty much sums it up. As repetitive as it is, they keep it interesting via setting/scenario/etc. The reason that I KNOW that they aren't going to top episodes like the one in South America or the Artic is because even if they did find something original to do like that, they don't have the personalities to make it funny AND impressive.
I mean, i'm gonna give it maybe a few episodes to completely call it off as shit (but I suspect its going to be terrible anyway). When Top Gear came back in its current format in 2002, it took at least a year to it to become what it is now.
I wrote it off already, for the most part. The hosts really killed it for me. The only aspect so far that i like is that they are doing different vehicles/more lesser known trims as opposed to the Uk version mostly just doing that with every bugatti veyron, but besides that they don't seem to have much to offer, and even that is something that requires someone who appreciates the cars themselves, and that's really a small part of what makes top gear good.