Okay, just watched the first episode of the new Top Gear USA and it is more than a little weird. The three hosts seem to be trying to copy the originals, but they are missing the most important ingredient: comradery. One of the reasons that the UK version is so much fun to watch is the relationship between the guys, it is like watching the antics of a couple of best friends. The US version is missing that completely! At a couple of points, they try to fake it and fail. Maybe, just maybe, it will develop … so, I will keep watching for awhile because it is a pretty good show.
One other note to the producers of the show: Get rid of all the trash around the track … Remove the plastic Jersey barriers! Take down the fence with plastic on it! Clean up the backgrounds in your shots!