5th Gear last night- anyone watch???
They showed the funniest possible Caterham going round a winding track at all sorts of fun angles then concluded a fast Renault Megane was better as it could go round with no fuss faster. Two very very different cars, one being a shopping trolley, the other an engine and four wheels.Posted 9 years ago
I found it ironic that they were ferrying around low rent a GnR cover band in that Fiat wagon when the prog itself is little more than a crap cover of Top Gear. It annoys me greatly yet I still watch it. Must be the petrol in my blood.
[crude comments removed – Mod]Posted 9 years agonicko74Member
It really is second-rate, and I’ve been wondering for a while why that is. I think for starters they don’t have anyone who really seems to know their stuff or is an authority on everyday cars. Then they trial REALLY everyday cars – boringly so. And there’s no rapport between the multitude of presenters – the skinny one with the sideys never talks to Plato; Tiff never speaks to the clowns in the studio and VBH doesn’t do a huge amount. And it’s completely full of ‘wtf’ moments, such as VBH learning how to ride a bike with Dougie whatsit. He’s a trials god (used to watch him on Sky Sports in my student days), but the segment just came out of nowhere, apropos of nothing at all.Posted 9 years ago
It really is second-rate, and I’ve been wondering for a while why that is
Production values, format, presenters and quality of content – all lacking. They are trying to ape tog gear on a fraction of the budget and withou the same creative brains behind it. At the same time they are trying to “out do” TG by appealing to the man on the street by testing new family cars, which is as you said painfully dull. Then you have a collection of presenters who are generally annoying and dislikeable, non of who have any distinct character traits or raport with one another. Jason Plato is just about the only one who comes across as watchable, even if it was only him and the fat one it would be a vast improvement.Posted 9 years ago
Oxboy – Member
erm . . . I thought it was a lot better than it used to be, the 2 main presenter guys are pretty good.
quote]burnsybhoy – Member
You guys do know its produced by the team that made old Top Gear. That old bloke thats on the gadget show…John sumthingorother used to produce Top Gear before it got binned (…I think.)
He then moved to Five, done the gadget show and then produced 5th gear.[/quote]
The same “old top gear” that was cancelled?Posted 9 years agostumpy01Member
Anyone hear what happened to one of the presenters of 5th Gear? Not the chunky frizzy haired one, but the other young-ish bloke.
Apparently he made some comment about his wife and family on his radio show and she’d had enough of it (apparently he does it a lot). She put his Elise (or Exige) on ebay for £0.50 saying the buyer had to pick it up before he came home.
Apparently he’d paid for it, but for some reason the car was in her name. HA HA……
Wikipedia info about this:
“Shaw’s wife, Hayley, sold his Lotus Esprit, worth £25,000, for 50p on eBay after he told Jodie Marsh live on air that he would leave his wife and two children for her. Hayley placed the lot on the auction site at the ‘buy it now’ price of 50p with the description ‘I need to get rid of this car in the next two to three hours before my husband gets home to find it gone and all his belongings in the street.’ The car sold within five minutes. The scandal made international news and Shaw even made a live apology to his wife on Channel 4’s Richard & Judy show. He then bought the car back for £5000.”Posted 9 years ago
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