Top Gear

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  • TV-PG
  • 2010
  • 8 Seasons
  • 5.4  (5,969)

Top Gear, broadcasted by the History Channel from 2008 onwards, is a dynamic, enthralling, and informative piece of television that has managed to gather a significant global fanbase over the years. Renowned for its thrilling content, cheeky banter, and unabashed love for all things automotive, Top Gear offers the audience an entertaining ride through the fascinating world of cars and motoring.

At the heart of the show, there are three presenters who are tasked with conducting a variety of different segments that range from car reviews, celebrity interviews, to adventurous road trips to some of the most extraordinary landscapes on Earth. The presenters are distinguished by their unique personalities, expert knowledge of cars, and hilarious bickering that add a delightful touch of humor to the show. Their iconic chemistry, combined with their insightful commentary on the features, performance, and aesthetics of a vast selection of cars, is what makes this show incredibly engaging and relatable to both car enthusiasts and the casual viewer.

Top Gear invites us into the complex and exhilarating world of cars, breaking down technical jargon into fun, digestible information for everyone to understand and enjoy. The team reviews a wide variety of cars, from state-of-the-art luxury vehicles to modest budget cars, classic antique cars, and even ambitious, often humorous DIY car projects. Each review is presented with a balance of technical data and subjective opinion, maintaining a moredimensional approach that entertains as much as it informs.

Taking it up a notch, the show is also famous for its audacious car challenges that sometimes border on the ridiculous. The presenters embark on these daring missions that require them to push cars, and themselves, to the limit, resulting in suspenseful, funny, and sometimes disastrous encounters. These segments provide an explosive mix of adventure and comedy that help set Top Gear apart from conventional motoring shows.

Moreover, the show's producers go to great lengths to celebrate the human love affair with the automobile. Top Gear's ambitious and beautifully filmed road trips take audiences on exhilarating global journeys – from the sweltering deserts of Africa, to the unforgiving cold of the Arctic, and the bustling urban landscapes in between. Here, viewers get to witness the resilience of cars and their drivers in the face of harsh, unpredictable conditions. These daring expeditions not only showcase the adventure aspect of motoring, but also underline the integral role that cars play in the exploration and understanding of our vast, diverse world.

In addition to this, each episode of Top Gear also includes a segment called "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car," where a notable personality, usually from the entertainment industry, stops by for an interview and a timed lap around the show's test track in an average, everyday car. This gives viewers a chance to see their favorite celebrities in a new light. The chat sections are lighthearted and fun, aimed at blending the world of cars and celebrity in an amusing way, and the lap times of each guest are later added to a leaderboard which is a running joke throughout the series.

The show has also gained critical acclaim for its impressive production values. Top Gear is renowned for its cinematic approach to filming cars, combining stunning visuals with atmospheric music and crisp sound design that results in a truly immersive viewing experience. The show’s track for testing cars and the infamous "Stig", a professional driver who tests the cars and teaches the celebrities, also add to its distinct format.

In conclusion, Top Gear is an entertaining, high-octane show that presents the world of cars in an approachable and enjoyable format. By focusing on the fun, adventurous, and glamorous aspects of motoring, as well as the nuts and bolts of the vehicles, the series has driven itself into the hearts of viewers around the world as a downright celebration of all things automotive. Packed with humour, edgy content, and a genuine love for cars, Top Gear has established itself as a must-watch for anyone with even the slightest interest in the automotive world.

Top Gear is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (83 episodes). The series first aired on November 21, 2010.

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9. Cuba
June 28, 2016
The guys head to Cuba to find out how classic cars from the golden age of American manufacturing are still on the road. They test and modify three classic American cars, then attempt to make history by competing in a government-sanctioned drag race and become the first Americans to legally race in Cuba in half a century.
City Savior
8. City Savior
June 21, 2016
In the 1800s about five percent of Americans lived in the city. Now it's more like eighty percent. Is the American dream of four wheeled freedom dying? Or is there a perfect city car? The Top Gear hosts test their choices for the best city car by navigating the concrete jungle and all the dangers that lurk within: parking, traffic and the cops. Can they find a city savior?
Winter Drop Top
7. Winter Drop Top
June 14, 2016
The guys test all-wheel drive convertibles in the snowy Rocky Mountains.
American Aftermarket
6. American Aftermarket
May 24, 2016
The guys find out if speed is worth the price when they take three American muscle cars and put the best aftermarket upgrades on them.
Military Might
5. Military Might
May 17, 2016
The guys find out if there is a "civilian" vehicle tough enough to serve in the U.S. military.
Car for Life
4. Car for Life
May 10, 2016
What if you only had one car for your entire lifetime? Tanner, Adam and Rutledge each pick one vehicle from their birth year that can excel in every stage of life.
Budget Racing
3. Budget Racing
May 3, 2016
Determined to prove anyone can race on a budget, the guys compete in a taxing 24-hour endurance race in which every car costs less than $500.
America vs. Europe
2. America vs. Europe
April 26, 2016
Tanner, Adam, and Rutledge tackle automotive stereotypes by taking on the age old question: which country makes the best car? The guys battle it out in cars from past and present, manufactured in the countries of their ancestors: Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom; and go head to head against one of America's most badass, track prepped speed demons.
Rubicon Trail
1. Rubicon Trail
April 26, 2016
The hosts travel deep into California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains to do something that's never been done before - photo map the Rubicon Trail; America's most notorious 4x4 route. They lay life and limb on the line to take on a trail known for eating up and spitting out even the best four-wheel drive vehicles.
Where to Watch Top Gear
Top Gear is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Top Gear on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    November 21, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (5,969)