scarbunny wrote:Source of the post I'm curious, is Top Gear/New Car Show really the kind of show people are going to binge watch or go out of their way to watch? I assume I'm in the minority but Top Gear has always been a bit of fluff telly to watch whilst doing the ironing. Having to have another subscription and use a separate app to see this new Clarkson show seems like more effort than it could possibly be worth, for me at least.
I have a feeling both new shows will start off being very similar to the current Top Gear format with it being so popular globally. I would like for there to be a more in-depth motoring show, when Clarkson & Co did the more journalistic segments, like the Ayrton Senna tribute, or the celebration of British car manufacturing they were incredibly engaging. James May's Cars of the People is currently scratching that itch, being both entertaining and informative.
Top Gear was actually one of the few programs I'd make an effort to watch largely for the reasons you mention in the second part of your post, I liked some of their fun stuff when it wasn't stupidly scripted but I felt what they did best was their more serious stuff like the tribute to Senna and British motorsport, having a go at an F1 car and even stuff like Hammond's section on Nascar which I've never had any interest in but I thought Hammond did a great job showing why he liked it. For some reason they decided acting as idiots was better for the show and they focused more on that, I'm concerned they'll do the same for the Prime show.