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      03-14-2014, 12:52 PM   #108
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Top Gear (TV show) should be enjoyed for what it is. Car themed entertainment. It's not a video magazine or a reality show in the American sense. It does not pretend that everything that happens occurred exactly as it appears on screen and in chronological order. I mean, how many times have these guys been run over by tanks or blown up by military aircraft? I do tend to trust Top Gear reviews just because I generally agree with what they like and dislike about cars. And the magazine blows the show out of the water.

It's like Wheeler Dealers (another favorite of mine). It's about a couple guys who flip cars. It doesn't pretend to be "real". I think the European audience is more happy to suspend their disbelief. It's a show about "what you might do" not "what actually happened". Different from something on Velocity, Graveyard Carz being an obvious example of crap American reality car shows. Idiots shooting each other in the head with dart guns for 15 minutes, 10 minutes of Viagra commercials, and 5 minutes of guys putting stickers on Mopar cars.