The below post are my views and opinions put together. I am in no way trying offend or copy anyone in the process.
Before I thought of writing this post, I watched another episode of Top Gear UK. No, not for inspiration but just watching the show itself is such an entertainment. I would say it was a sad day for the whole of motoring world… very sad day indeed when Jeremy Clarkson was suspended from the show, later sacked and they decided to suspend the show indefinitely.
Though my love for motoring is pretty much more than the love for myself, the technical things that I know about automotive stuff is quite embarrassingly bare.
I came to know about Top Gear TV program only in 2013 from a few of my friends. They were all hails and praises for the show, but before that I have only seen the magazine called Top Gear. I never log on to BBC for I think that’s a News channel which is not to my liking. This show started in 2002 and I knew about this only in 2013, that’s how updated I was. Maybe till that time I was completely a motorbike guy, and cars were a no no.
How many automotive shows do we all know? I know quite a few. But nothing like the TG UK.
Even there are shows like TG US and TG AUS which didn’t take off well as compared to TG UK. For one reason; the three presenters (bloke’s) namely Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. I don’t see any other reason why the show has become such a hit. It is the world’s most watched automotive show and has over 20 + seasons. I have watched couple of episodes of TG US and I didn’t like it. TG UK had a special blend of humor along with automotive review and other stuff which stole our hearts, not to forget the stunning visuals. I would any day trade any other TV show for the TG. It was just too good. The reason why it was good were it’s presenters. They were simply humorous and they reviewed a lot of sports cars, super cars and hyper cars;family cars sometimes.
Clarkson was a controversy child right from the beginning. He had punched someone before and there were protest against his mindless comments he made number of times. The BBC had put up with all of those and now he punched the producer; physically and verbally abused him for 30 secs for some reason that he was served with cold food (or something like that) after a long tiring day’s work. Come on! That cannot be justified. BBC had suspended him earlier and reports have now come that he has been removed and the show might be suspended forever. I can in noway blame the BBC and they have themselves admitted that with ‘great regret’ they have let him go.
I was talking about my colleague regarding these incidents and he was like, ‘I just wonder if they could put a sum for those 30 secs and fine him hefty rather than firing him. That show had the potential to go on for ever. They could have made millions and billions.’
I am of the opinion that BBC should have given Clarkson the option of paying a huge fine or resigning. The much celebrated Top Gear had one of the saddest ends imo and it deserved so much more than that.
There is nothing more that I would say a big ‘Thank you’ to the Top Gear UK crew and BBC for entertaining me with their brilliant show, which had 300 + million viewers per week and winner of International Emmy in 2005.
On that sad bombshell, it’s time to wind up this post… Good Night!