'Top Gear US: Complete Second Season'
(Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood, et al / 4-Disc DVD / NR / 2013 / BBC Home Video)
Overview: Top Gear USA is back for a second season with more super-cars speed extreme stunts and showcases than ever before!
DVD Verdict: What can I say. I love everything Top Gear, whether it is the UK, USA or Australia! The US show is great and is fast becoming my favourite. I really cannot understand why so many people don't like the USA version. Top Gear USA is just three guys having a ball. Just watch and enjoy and stop comparing it to the UK version!
With Adam Ferrara, Rutledge Wood and Tanner Foust, there is never a dull moment as the three showcase vehicles of all makes and models, through insane obstacles and conditions; while more often than not, roadtrips on and offroad are in order for them to complete their unexpected challenges.
The format for the celeb laps and interviews was slightly changed, the news segment was removed and this second season uses its own original theme music at the beginning of the show. I liked these changes because it showed that the producers were going to give this show its own identity rather than imitating the British TG which is partly why the Russian and Aussie versions got canned so quick. Perhaps the biggest improvement is that the hosts have alot more fun in this season.
Ergo, if you enjoy the British version of Top Gear (and who doesn't? Seriously, who are you people??) and are looking for more, I can heartily recommend Season Two of US Top Gear. I don't think you'll be disappointed. These are all Widescreen Presentations (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and come with the Special Features of:
Behind The Scenes
The Boys' Favorite Season Two Memories
Top Gear Downtime