Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Top Gear. The end of an era.

 The Top Gear we've grown to know love or hate started on 20th Oct 2002.  Then it featured Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammon and Jason Dawe, the following year Dawe was replaced by James May.
 The series first originally started in 1977, then it was presented by Angla Rippon and Tom Coyne, after many changes of presenters it ended in 2001.

The latest series (22) ended with episode 8 on June 28 2015.  This is the last episode to feature Clarkson, Hammond and May.  In the 13 years the show has run we've seen the team do all sorts of crazy things, from making cars float to making car trains, they have also suffered a number of injuries during it's run.  We'll all have out favorite moments. For me it's Jeremy Clarkson putting out claymore mines to keep alligators away, and then trying to explain a dead cow.

 I think the success of the series isn't so much the format, it's the cast and they way they interact, you can see them having fun and just being mates, it draws the viewer into it, you almost feel part of that group.  For me the series if and when it returns with Chris Evans just wont be the same, you can't make up what we've watched for 13 years, it either is or isn't fun to watch.  And frankly I'd rather watch my toenails grow than watch Chris Evans.   As dear old Jeremy might have said, Chris Evans is  about as much fun as a live lobster enema.

Personally I hope ITV, SKY or Netfilx snaps them up, after all they had 8 million + viewer and the best money making program on the BBC, it'll make somebody a ton of money, I can't speak for the other 8 million but I'll be watching a new show with Jeremy, Richard and James any day of the week.

In the meantime  Thanks for the 175 episodes guys, and good luck for the future!

          Clarkson Hammond and May in the last ever episode of them.

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