TOP GEAR USA (EPISODE 3)

  When it comes to Top Gear USA, I don’t know what else I can say. The Stig is there, the cars are there and the same devil may...



 

When it comes to Top Gear USA, I don’t know what else I can say. The Stig is there, the cars are there and the same devil may care attitude fills the air. It’s just that you’re left wondering what’s missing. Well, in three episodes we have yet to see any critical bite to the show. No one really tackles the cars for their failures, as it seems everyone is scared of pissing off the sponsors. 

 

This week in the Moonshine Challenge, Adam, Rutledge and Tanner have to each buy a car for $1,000, and then put them through a series of crazy hooch-running related challenges in North Carolina. Meanwhile, Modern Family’s Ty Burrel gets on the Top Gear test track. This episode really had some potential to be a hit. They did a classic cheap car challenge, where they had $1,000 to spend on some beaters. It was a chance to see some forgotten American cars take on ridiculous challenges in hilarious ways. The idea was to explore the roots of NASCAR, by loading up the three beaters with 100 jars of moonshine and then see who had the most still intact by the end of their challenges.

The hosts finally have a rapport with each other and they finally goof off and have a little fun. It gets even more amusing when they actually start running real moonshine. The finale moonshine run as well as the police chase is a lot of fun and well done. While there are drawbacks, they can’t exactly be set in stone. They are aspects of the show that more or less need refining, a little smoothing around the edging. Keep in mind that it was only the premiere and we still have the entire season to see how things pan out. And even if it takes the entire season plus some to work out these kinks.

WHEN DOES IT AIR?

Catch it on THE HISTORY CHANNEL Sundays at 10/9C!

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