Monday, 27 August 2012

Something British Monday #5: Top Gear

Over the last couple of years, my husband has been watching a show on the BBC called Top Gear. The funny/odd part about this is that I have come to love it! It's hysterical! The three men, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May host the show.

The hosts are hilarious, and the show itself is filled with their crazy antics. Each show they have some sort of adventure, whether it be riding scooters across China, or driving across the Sahara Desert with the windows removed from their vehicles, or off-roading through the rain forest, or building the ultimate wheelchair then seeing how off-road it could be.

In each episode they also test out vehicles and compare the speed around their 'track'. Once they have gone around, they pass the job off to 'The Stig'.

But what has me so entertained are their adventures. They do the most ridiculous things, which keeps me wanting more. Then, of course, are their entertaining personalities and pleasing English accents.

This pleases my husband, no end, for he can watch his car shows and still have me sitting beside him on the couch, laughing at the same things as him.

What about you? Do you watch Top Gear? What was your favourite episode? Do you like other shows by the BBC?


  1. I don't think we get it here. I do like a lot of the old British Sci-fi from the BBC - Red Dwarf, Dr. Who, Blake's 7 but none of them are playing right now. I suppose it would help if we subscribed to the BBC channel. Most of the shows I mentioned we watched on PBS (Prairie Public Television) a few years ago. We still catch the comedies Are You Being Served and Keeping Up Appearances. I also like To The Manor Born and Good Neighbours. I will keep my eyes open for Top Gear. I think Hubby would really like it. :)

  2. I don't get the BBC anymore, either. It used to be part of our cable package, but they switched it out. Now we'd have to pay extra if we wanted it back. But thankfully I've got a BBC app on my iPad now, so I can watch their shows cheap... and I just hook my iPad up to my TV and it's on the big screen! I also bought the hubby the first 13 (or was it 16?) seasons of Top Gear for Christmas last year, so he's all set!

    I've got all the seasons of Red Dwarf (did you know they're making a new season? It's supposed to start this Fall!). I've also got Blackadder and Faulty Towers. Both very good!