James May Hates Top Gear US…Or Does He?

 

James May, the lovable, OCD presenter of Top Gear in the UK, best known as Captain Slow, has written a rather interesting article for the British newspaper, the Telegraph.

In the article, May goes into why he hates Top Gear US, which seems to be a potential publicity stunt to make Top Gear UK fans feel better about enjoying the US version. But in all reality, I think he’s actually doing it because he believes the show can work, if only the jackasses watching it would just shut the hell up and give the show time. However, the show can work even better if the producers of the UK show get the hell out of the picture and hire people that are worth the time and money to make a US version work.

Anyway, I can rant on this topic for hours and hours. Why? Because I know I’m right, and all of the writers/journalists/hacks out there who are hating on the show now seemed to love the show at the Las Vegas premier. Funny, give a journalist or writer a free crap, and they’ll love what you got. Opinions? Only good talking points that were given to them. But when they get back to their laptops and computers in their homes, they sure do have a lot of crap to say.

Okay, for real, that’s the last rant… for now.

James May gives a great reason why you should tune in and watch. He also says why he personally loves it.

[Source: Telegraph]

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  • Parasuca_blue

    Have you actually seen TOP GEAR US???..its fucking pathetic

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t say it’s pathetic. It’s getting better, but it needs new hosts and no one from the UK version involved in it.

  • PELSTER5

    I AM A FAN OF BBCA TOP GEAR AND JAMES IS THE NEW CARY GRANT WHETHER HE LIKES IT OR NOTIIIIIII    I WOULD WATCH AND LISTEN TO JAMES READ THE DICTIONARY WOULD LIKE TO SEE JAMES MOONLIGHT AND DO A COLUMBO.HE WOULD BE GREAT IN THAT PART.        KEEP BBCA TOP GEAR.      kENTUCKY FAN

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, Josh Lewis – but TOP GEAR USA really sucks. I love TOP GEAR UK, and I just don’t get why it’s so hard to translate to a US audience – though I suspect not hiring actual automotive journalists with a wicked sense of humor MAY have something to do with it.

    I normally can’t stand Jay Leno – but he’s clearly an auto enthusiast (and fan of the UK show!), and if he were hosting TOP GEAR USA I’ll bet it would be a LOT better.

  • sam babbitt

    What makes Top Gear UK great (besides James May, of course) is that it is from the UK.
    I watched an episode of Top Gear Septic (the one about American Police Cars) and it wasn’t bad but it lacks the elements that make the UK show great. The existential exptemporizing of Jezza, the hamsteresque antics of Sir Dick Hammond, and , of course James May make the UK show great. Watching obviously educated men discuss cars in a british way is such a breath of fresh air to certain Americans that can’t really stand other Americans. The guys on the US show are clearly juveniles (under 40) and to anyone fully grown(hopefully by the age of 50, but then again , this is a show about cars, so…..) there is really no value in listening to the opinions of three kids who were born a generation after the last actual car you could work on yourself rolled of the assembly line. The whole US reality show biz has gotten really tired for the same reason. All these young dudes seem to have gone to the same “Reality Show Elocution” summer camp and seem to be interchangable with the other shows. Pawnshop guys, junk dealer guys, guys and their sister and her hot friend who catch wild pigs, etc……It’s all gotten a bit nauseous and that’s why we watch Top Gear UK. To get away from all that crap. I hate to see the brand tarnished buy a bunch of childish suburban douche-olas who got turned away by Mythbusters and for good reason.