February 15, 2015

PSA: Watch Top Gear on BBCA on Monday

If you like Top Gear, but you didn't hoist the black flag for the new episode, I encourage you to make sure to catch it on BBC America on Monday evening.  The "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" segment is, I think, the best they've had since Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz were on in 2011.  I'm not going to mention who the star is, but if you've ever trusted Wonderduck on anything, and god help you if you have, trust me on this.  The rest of the episode is kinda meh, but the SiaRPC is great fun.

If you did go all jolly roger on the episode, best not to mention the participants until Monday night, eh?

Posted by: Wonderduck at 11:11 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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1 I'm confused - how have you seen tonight's episode already?  Does the Anatidae Liberation Front have access to time travel technology?

Posted by: Siergen at February 16, 2015 09:21 AM (ohSuC)

2 It airs on Sunday in the UK, and he, as he says, hoisted the black flag.  Arrrr!

Me, I'll be sure to watch it tonight, but then I always do.

Posted by: flatdarkmars at February 16, 2015 09:46 AM (h7xWz)

3 Hmm. I got spoiled on that part somewhere, G+ or Tumblr or Twitter, one of those. I may go ahead and check it out... I haven't watched any of this season yet, which says a lot about how "meh" I've become over the show this past few years.

Posted by: GreyDuck at February 16, 2015 09:48 AM (3m7pZ)

4 What series is this?  The last I've seen is 20, I think.  Pretty sure I never saw any of 21 which had the Burma trip.

Posted by: Ben at February 16, 2015 09:57 AM (S4UJw)

5 Ben, S22E04.

GD, the show's high-point was S12.  That's the one that had the Lorry Driver challenge, the Ford Fiesta test (Blues Brothers-ing through a mall), the Vietnam special, fitting a F1 rear wing to a minivan, the Blackpool Illuminations, V8-powered blenders and rocking chairs, and much more.  Ever since then, it's been kinda downhill.

Posted by: Wonderduck at February 16, 2015 07:33 PM (jGQR+)

6 I cannot argue your analysis, sir. Because really, everything after the Ford Fiesta test (the amphibious beach landing!) has too high a bar to clear. If you ever have the need to laugh yourself silly at a Serious Car Review, that segment will do it, every time.

Posted by: GreyDuck at February 16, 2015 09:28 PM (AQ0bN)

7 And said review can be found here. (Figured a link was more polite than an embed).

Posted by: Mauser at February 17, 2015 02:57 AM (TJ7ih)

8 About the only parts I've watched for the past few years are the road trips and the cheap car challenges.  The storytelling elements are stronger in those segments.

Posted by: Ben at February 17, 2015 12:23 PM (rCGpC)

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