Blightyvision: “Top Gear” Series 18

Presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May Featuring The Stig Is there ever a year when things go calmly for the “Top Gear” boys?  It seems that, whenever you turn around, one of them has said something that’s managed to land them in hot water with viewers or foreign dignitaries or the BBC […]

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “QI”

Written and created by John Lloyd Directed by Ian Lorimer Hosted by Stephen Fry I have, in fact, taken my sweet time in getting around to discussion of “QI” because it’s not a terribly easy show to review.  It’s one you either like or you don’t based almost entirely upon who’s present from week to […]

Blightyvision: “Jeremy Clarkson Meets the Neighbours”

Written and presented by Jeremy Clarkson Directed by Dennis Jarvis “Top Gear” presenter Jeremy Clarkson travels to various countries in Europe to learn more about their history, culture, society, and pastimes.  The almost train-wreck-ish appeal of the concept is evident immediately if you know anything about the man — it’d be like asking Jamie Oliver […]

Posted on May 19, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Top Gear” 2010 Road Trips

Featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May So I’ve said before — as have others — that this era of “Top Gear” is really defined by its road trip specials.  While the show continues consistently good with its “regular” episodes (challenge, news, review, Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car, in-studio silliness, end of challenge), it’s […]

Trisha’s Quote of the Day: When Top Gear goes too far

Richard [Hammond] has his tongue so far down the back of Jeremy [Clarkson’s] trousers he could forge a career as the back end of a pantomime horse. His attempt to foster some Clarkson-like maverick status with his “edgy” humour is truly tragic. He reminds you of the squirt at school as he hangs round Clarkson […]

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 06:50 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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“Top Gear” on “60 Minutes”

This past series, Jeremy Clarkson was thrilled that A-list celebs like Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz were showing up on their “little car show” to do a lap around their track.  It’s hard to tell just how aware they’ve been that they’re actually big news in the US — not only are they a hit […]

“Top Gear” hits NC and VA, doesn’t come and get me

So Clarkson, May, and Hammond had a really bad time in the States back during their first road trip — well, even if parts of it were good, I don’t imagine being shot at by rednecks is something they’re going to recall fondly in their old age.  Their second time through, they had to lie […]

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 16:09 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Top Gear” — The Road Trips

Or: how to make three men hate each other even more than they already do. Starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, and the Stig Now here’s a lovely way to spend a summer: get together with your friends, get behind the wheels of some classic cars, and drive through beautiful and exotic locations together.  […]

The Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Watchlist: “Top Gear” Season 15

Pyros and petrolheads take heart. Despite the typical tween-seasons rumors that the show had finally gone too far and gotten itself cancelled, there is a fifteenth series of “Top Gear” on the way. And for 2010, you can look forward to new challenges, new reviews … and a new Reasonably-Priced Car. That’s right. After seven […]