RonDawg, why do you watch US Top Gear, just wait for the UK version in 2013. It seems like watching just bothers you, even scenes that are copied from UK bother you. I say enjoy the show on its on merits or don't watch. I would much rather watch TG US than IRT of Gold rush something or other. How many shows are based on cars? I will agree that TG US is not great or world class, at least it is not about cup cakes or wedding dresses. As I have also said before, go back and watch UK TG season 1 and you will see how bad that was. Of course the UK guys have some chemistry they will be on Season 18 in 2013!