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Top Gear

Posted on: September 4, 2011

If you don’t know what Top Gear is, you can wiki it but basically its a British television show about cars and one of the most popular shows on the BBC.  Its also one of the most downloaded torrents online and basically, everyone loves it.  I love it, many of my friends love it and I guess a lot of Koreans love it because Top Gear Korea was introduced in August of this year.

What makes Top Gear (the British version) so awesome is its three hosts that make the show like some frat boy show down.  The humor they bring mixed with informational car stuff and the Stig make for a great, entertaining show.  In Korea, the hosts are Kim Kap Soo (a veteran actor and known car lover), Kim Jin Pyo (a old school rapper and known car enthusiast) and Yeon Jung Hoon (actor married to Han GaIn).

I just watched this clip of 2AM being interviewed on the show.  While the entire format of the show replicates the BBC counterpart, something is missing and I’m thinking its the hosts.  I mean everything seems so stiff and uncomfortable.  I’m going to say it’s because they have just gotten their feet wet but I doubt its going to get any better.  I guess this is what happens when you try to emulate something as good as the original.  There’s nowhere to go but down.

—-EDIT—-

I take it back.  After watching a few more clips, its not as bad as I first thought.

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