I'm hoping that Hugh Laurie makes his way onto the show after House ends. Which would only make it that much snobbier.
I love it! Scott and I watch this together as well. We're currently in 2004.
I'm so pleased you like the gift. I wasn't sure if you would think TV was a dumb gift for such busy people. If you get a chance, watch Damages. You will fall in love with that too.
Mmmmm, I love Top Gear so much. Two words: Vietnam Special.
Top Gear has this amazing effect--you want to tell everyone about what hilarious stunt you saw last night. Like the time they drop a VW beetle from a mile in the sky from a helicopter and have it race a super car going a mile on the ground. And then you try to tell people, and it's never as funny as actually watching it. I realized this after Tyler introduced the show to my family, and they started telling us about every episode they saw. It wasn't that funny, so I told my friend about the less-funny phenomenon, but she had never seen it, so I started telling her about all the hysterical gags. It's a vicious cycle. Also, the Stig is my cousin.
We love Top Gear! I was trying to explain to someone why one of my favorite shows is a British car show and I'm pretty sure I came across as crazy.
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