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Old 02-17-2014, 10:42 PM
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New Top Gear Season

I'm a fan of Top Gear Europe, I love the trio but lately I've been reading about fellow Top Gear fans being "underwhelmed" with their new season (we're only 3 eps in!)

I also read an article about how the (female) author was extremely unimpressed with their visit to Chernobyl. I really enjoyed that part, I thought she overreacted hard. One day in Chernobyl won't kill you.


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About Chernobyl or the show? I am fan of the show also though here in the US its not easily found to watch. Streetfire.net is the only way I have found to watch the current ones. Personally they go a lot of places I wouldn't. wouldn't care to go to Russia let alone there. And I really love when they review our beemers!
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:47 AM
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I too love this show. I watch it on BBC America on Mondays. I haven't seen the Russia ep yet. The quad runner that turns into a jet ski vs. the Alfa was great. So far, so good imho. N4S
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:52 AM
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The Russia episode was so funny!


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New Top Gear Season

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Old 03-04-2014, 10:13 AM
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The Russia episode was so funny!


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Until at least a few days ago, the Crimea and Chernobyl were part of Ukraine, not Russia.
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It would have been a riot to see Clarkson and the boys there during the invasion. I know they would get him out of there asap, but just the thought of his reactions if they were caught up in it make me laugh. N4S
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Until at least a few days ago, the Crimea and Chernobyl were part of Ukraine, not Russia.

Legally they still are. The ex-KGB agent (Putin) hasn't gotten over the dissolution of the USSR.


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About Chernobyl or the show? I am fan of the show also though here in the US its not easily found to watch. Streetfire.net is the only way I have found to watch the current ones. Personally they go a lot of places I wouldn't. wouldn't care to go to Russia let alone there. And I really love when they review our beemers!
If you're comfortable with torrents, you can download the episodes the day they air from finalgear.com in 720P or 1080i. I download the 1080 version, convert it, and watch it on my appleTV. It looks great.

I think this season is on par with past seasons, and is a far cry better than the horrid US version. I saw the first episode got bad reviews, but I didn't think it was bad.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:26 PM
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Thanks I recently found finalgear and have been doing it that way. I agree with your opinion too. Though it does seem they have been doing more lower end cars, it's still been great.
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This week's episode about the bicycle riders was hysterical. I could barely breathe I was laughing so hard!
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Legally they still are. The ex-KGB agent (Putin) hasn't gotten over the dissolution of the USSR.


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Legal...We don't need no stinking legal. Ever feel like your watching a showdown between Peewee Herman and Mike Tyson in his prime? Thats the feeling I get while watching the Crimea situation. N4S
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I feel like Clarkson has a bias for Volkswagens... Especially in the episode of the new BMW 1 series. Vs golf and an a-class merc
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JC has said many times in the past the greatest car ever is the M3.Loved the IS-f vs the M3 episode.He first gave what the IS-f did well and not so well.When JC came back to the M3 he said it does everything right.LMAO!
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Do you know which episode or when it was?
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I feel like Clarkson has a bias for Volkswagens... Especially in the episode of the new BMW 1 series. Vs golf and an a-class merc
If you've ever driven both the 1er hatch and the Golf, you'd understand. The E87 (and I bet the F20 as well) is a great driver's car but as a total package it doesn't work for anyone with a family because there is insufficient interior space, especially in the boot. The Golf is still an excellent drive while having a less compromised interiour.
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Because of this thread I started recording the show on BBC America and I have watched a few episodes now, including some of the older stuff. Those three guys are hilarious.
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There was an episode several years back when they tried to cross the Channel in various vehicles...one of which was an Amphicar. Great episode. BTW, the U.S. version sucks.
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Finalgear has all the previous episodes. Its like a new version of the three stooges.
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There was an episode several years back when they tried to cross the Channel in various vehicles...one of which was an Amphicar. Great episode. BTW, the U.S. version sucks.
If you're referring to James May's sailboat, that isn't an Amphicar, it is a Triumph Herald with a mast and dagger board added. If you go back a few episodes, you'll find where they did this the first time, but only had to traverse a lake. Just as hilarious.

I haven't found an episode yet that hasn't had me in stitches. Jeremy Clarkson slays me!!! "I've been killed, I've definitely been killed!!!" "A little bit of poo just came out." "He's called the Stig!!!"
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Discovered these guys about a year ago.Watch every episode from first on netflicks.Now my all time favorite show....even though JC really dislikes America.
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Discovered these guys about a year ago.Watch every episode from first on netflicks.Now my all time favorite show....even though JC really dislikes America.
If you want to download them Finalgear goes back further than netflix.
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My Netflix shows season one.2002 season before that it was a differently produced show by some LOSERS as JC has often said.
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My favorite was the one where Jeremy drives a Reliant Robin. I'm in tears laughing every time I watch it.
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