Top Gear -- TV Review
The two most important things to know about History Channel's American import of the British sensation 'Top Gear': First, no, it's not as good as the original. Second, the new version does not -- in the parlance of those worried souls who keep asking -- suck.
There was never any real doubt about the first point. Take your dating, your singing, your surviving and your running about the globe. The original Top Gear is quite possibly the best unscripted series of the past decade or so. Nothing beats Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May yammering about cars, driving them into the ground all over the globe and absolutely soaking in four-wheel fanaticism. Top Gear can be outsourced, but it can't be duplicated. The original goes into television's hall of fame, first ballot.
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