Tuesday, May 11, 2010

top gear

Have you heard of this program? If you get BBC America on your cable (or can link to it on your computer), and you haven't watched it, you should. I mean, if you read this blog, you know how I am. You _will_ like this show.

What is it? A car show. A British one (if you didn't figure that out by it being on BBC). And it rocks. Even if cars aren't your particular thing, you can still enjoy this show. How do I know? Well, I enjoy the heck out of it. The three hosts are intelligent and hilarious. They create challenges for themselves, and each other, which are interesting, and the shows aren't all about top-of-the-line cars, either. As pretty as those are, you know, they aren't personally relevant to me. The average every-day cars, though, are.

Plus, they do everything with that British sense of humor and wit. And then they get guests on, who get to take a lap on their track and compare times with the other guests. This week's episode featured Stephen Frye, and it was quite entertaining to watch him do his lap. Their challenge was to figure out which car would be best for a 17 year old to drive, so they did things like drive them off road, and through trees in the dark with the headlights off.

So, if you like cars, or good English wit and humor, try an episode or 12 of Top Gear. I think you can even get them from Hulu...

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