Top Gear is a bunch of old darts talking bollocks aimed at the sort of young man who'd buy a Fester ST, or the slightly older gentleman who thinks it's cool to wear a Subaru rally jacket to the pub. Not remotely interesting or funny
Well I like Top Gear, I've been watching it since the 70's and am none of the things you describe, I love the irreverent humour and I guess I've just been there for so long
I kinda like Man Lab too I also guess I'm just not your average woman
I used to like it loads - the latent teenage lad in me used to revel in the daftness.
But once Clarkson, and The Help, decided that they'd try
and be edgy, controversial comics for pay, I could start to see the wires, and it became a parody of what it once was.
Most of the time, I suspect they don't believe a word of the bollocks they spout, but they do it to appeal to - and by Clarkson's own admittal - their demograph, of "apes". It's the worst kind of supposed edgy humour - just a bit over the line to draw a sharp intake of breath, but not enough for them to court any real trouble with those with teeth who would truly bite back, and give them something to consider beyond mumbling, bumbiling, insincere apologies.
It's not the daftness, the juvenile thing, or the lack of realism that bothers me - in fact I can understand people enjoying it for just those very things - it's the realisation that in order to retain the audience they've now cultivated, they've got to extend the scatological-esque humour further and further, so they've become like patomime villains, all they're missing out on, now, is dressing up as women - but mark my words, it's bound to come.
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