It depends if you have a genuine interest in normal cars or not.
If you do, then the show is very frustrating with useless challenges and dicking around.
If you don't and just wanna avoid Heartbeat, its great.
Personally, I find it frustrating. They've lost the balance between dicking about and reviewing motors compared to previous series. And the challenges they do now are scripted, unfunny and sometimes painful to watch (caravaning last series and roadworks this series).
They need to freshen up the format, but when your getting high viewing figures, why bother?!
Also, people go on about Clarkson being a legend. He talks out of his arse alot of the time. His best programmes were post original Top Gear - Motorworld and Car Years.
The first episode of this series was truly awful, the second a bit better. But before long, I think Hearbeat might be the better option...
Best TV show at the moment - Harry Hill's TV Burp of Frank Sidebottom's Proper Telly Show - returning to Channel M tonight!
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