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Racing To A TV Near You!

And now on the History Channel, following the success of its other fine “historical” programs like Gangland, Ice Road Truckers, IRT: Deadliest Roads, and my all time favorite Swamp People, I give you the American version of Top Gear.  A show about cars.

Oh?  What’s that you say?  Why is Top Gear on the History Channel and not say, the Speed Channel?  Beats the crap out of me!  What do any of those shows have to do with history?  Nothing.  Not a damn thing.  Do these shows have any redeeming quality?  Have you ever seen Swamp People?!


Stereotypical Swamp Types

I complain about TV too much.  I know.  But seriously WTF?

Another little tidbit of ironic television injustice.  You know what’s on the Speed Channel when Top Gear is on the History Channel?  A show about classic cars.  Old cars.  Historical cars.  I give up.

November 21st, 2010|Categories: Television|Tags: , |4 Comments


  1. bmj2k November 22, 2010 at 5:45 AM - Reply

    The History Channel has Pawn Stars, but at least they deal in old stuff. I’m not sure what the other shows are doing there, and isn’t Top Gear just about driving cars really fast?

    As for Swamp People, I have to draw the line somewhere, and that show lands far below the line, along with Billy the Exterminator and anything on MTV.

  2. Skinner November 22, 2010 at 1:00 PM - Reply

    I’m really torn about this – Top Gear (at least the British version) is very rarely historical, but it IS a really good show (or, again, at least the British version is).

    I can understand how this would work better on Speed or some such, but I’m not exactly sure where the natural fit would be otherwise.

  3. Jim November 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM - Reply

    Bmj2k, how about a cross-over event with Dufus the exterminator and the swamp mess crew invading every show on MTV? Now that would be a ratings juggernaut.

    Skinner, I don’t have anything against the show. I’ve heard the Brit version is very popular as well. I just hate to see all the cable channels get so homogenized.

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