Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Top Gear comes to America and I'm not sure that's good news...

Tonight I saw my first commercial for Top Gear USA coming to the history channel.   Initially thinking it was just going to be the BBC series rebroadcast (maybe in HD) I was happy to see it spreading.   When the voiceover proclaimed, "The Gear Heads are here!" I became concerned and thought I should look into it.

You see, "The Gear Heads are here!" sounds like a bad translation.  As if the original voice over had been translated into German, Japanese, and finally Polish, before being changed back to English.  In other words, it seems to be a poor attempt of conveying the spirit of Top Gear.

After looking into it, my skepticism was not unfounded.   Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust, and Rutledge Wood will host.  Yeah... Exactly my thought as well.

Anyway, maybe it will turn out to be great.   Maybe.  My expectations are low.  This is after all, a medium that cancelled the first iteration of TG USA because the new Knight Rider series sucked.

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