Top Gear. In Search Of The True Source Of The Nile
Yes finally Top Gear S-19 E-6/7 (Season & Episode) came to end in a classic climatic manner. Where I believe Hammond the Hamster or the goofy-one (dedicated, scripted characterized role player) picked up the excellent car, the Subaru Impreza WRX wagon and can be best described as all-weather Gore-Tex made Trekking/hiking shoes. However, surprise came from Mr. Know-it-all, Jeremy Clarkson, who chose BMW 528i wagon for treading Africa in search of the Source of the Nile. Here I would say BMW 528i wagon without AWD version is like army boots. Heavy on weight can take any sort of punishment but can’t be all purpose or comforting as the Hiking/trekking shoes. And then there’s the case of James May the Captain Slow, who relies on heavy English accent where he pronounces, Pa-ound instead of Pound! James May choice settled in the shape of flat heeled thin-sole-long boots. Yes, he picked up. Volvo 850R! It’s the one with the thinnest side wall. It’s the one with the most lowered center of gravity. Now the question was can all these cars be up for the grueling challenge?
This makes me wonder why these three blokes with topmost Pa-ound salary can up with such cars as their prime choices? Their onstage chemistry reflects Journalistic professionalism contradicts with one on Top Gear “Special” escapades is mind vexing! Perhaps the answers lie in the acknowledgement of executive producer of BBC’s Top Gear TV show, Andy Wilman, who had numerous times accepted that Top Gear is no more spontaneous anymore. There are instances where jokes are repeated and are quite common like the graphically usage of genitals, which depicts the goofy characteristic of either Richard Hammond or James May and more so possibly lad-like aspirations of Jeremy Clarkson. Andy Wilman also admitted that it had become fairly difficult to come with fresh ideas; panning the Continents with undoubtly the beautifully shot epic races, including car, ship, train and even sometime aero planes or motor cycles or just bicycle. There is furthermore, constant nagging like pressure from various circles that Top Gear is racist as there is no female host involves! The astronomical popularity is now rearing its dirty head and is causing creative imbalances. And sometimes it goes to a certain low degree, that one can easily be juxtaposed to next to a one-hit wonder band which struggles for the same level of achievement next time around. An example can be found in the winter season of 2009 Bolivia Special where Richard Hammond let his Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 fall from the hill as he forgot to put parking brakes on! Such kinds of example are becoming more common until they found yet another idiotic solution to flabbergast the audience with utter stupidity. On one-night Captain Slow showed his nature by meticulously carved out the door panel of Clarkson’s BMW in which he was sleeping at as well so that he guards the radiator for being gotten damaged by ever increasing gruesome road conditions. The problem was that it didn’t end here as the one-off affair, instead it turned into a trend among all around the threesome fulfilling the demands of car conditions. Off course one does when the other one is in a state of comatose. Though all of this blithering idiotic and audience befooling exercise do give a chance to further verbose vitriol (laugh-out-loud) attack at other.
And so nevertheless, this actually takes you away from the very point of motoring and its essence. Just like what Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ did to revive the car driving pleasure in a format of keep-it-simple. We all know any combined effort of Hollywood and rest of the world cannot come up with documentary of BBC’s famed quality. It’s simply on par! Top Gear team should take the example from Toyota GT86/ Subaru BRZ, which is enjoyed over joyously by everyone around the world.
Did they found the True Source of The Nile? The answer is their dialogues and your guess is as good as mine!
Clarkson: This is an opportunity for us to write ourselves into the history books, I mean finding the source of the Nile. If we could say this is it.
James May: Then we’d be marked on the map and we’d be able to say “that was us!”
Clarkson: That’s a big one!
James May: That’s quite good actually
Richard Hammond: It say: experts not been able to determine which it is?
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