I was amused to hear that Top Gear was the iPlayer doodad of the year or whatever and that it was favourite show of the decade, because I think it's over.
Really, it is. Yesterday, I got about ten minutes into the tedious 4x4 "adventure" with Hammond's made-up screaming, got up to make a cup of tea and didn't bother going back. It's all so samey: one car with no brakes, one car with faulty drive, the plucky British entry ruined by an incompetent driver. One of them having hissy fits and doing something stupid. Yawn, yawn, yawn. The director suffers from ADHD as well, no lingering shots of amazing scenery, it's all chop, chop, chop, funny angle, silly thing, chop, funny angle, silly thing ...
Yawn, yawn, yawn.
The thing is, I want to like it. I love cars and I love watching them being driven hard. I find the "star in a reasonably priced car" to be the best segment, because it's not subject to the artsy-fartsy direction and it shows people really driving the car. Same for the Stig.
Come on, BBC. Either fucking put it out of it's misery (and mine) or make the fucking thing about cars and driving again. If I want to watch half-arsed fantasy "entertainment", I'll switch over to 'stenders.