The kids are off to school but I’m not on my way to a taping at Better TV yet.
I’m in my living room going through DVD features for a season of a television show I’ve already watched.
This isn’t like watching a movie for the 10th time (read: Hitch), this is me going through clips from the 3 Disc set of Top Gear 10.
Why it’s taken 10 seasons for BBC Video and Warner Bros to bring my favorite car entertainment show to DVD in the U.S. I don’t know but it’s finally here.
And I finally have a copy in my hands.
You would think I was just asked to challenge the Stig (a silent mysterious racing driver on the series) by the way I am excited.
This is Top Gear the show that when rumored to be coming to the U.S. caused me to start thinking of ways to weasel my way onto the show even if the British hosts (Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May) wouldn’t be cast in the U.S. version of the show.
Sure this may seem a little unexpected coming from me (unless you noticed my blog theme — duh!) since moms are supposed to drive minivans (not I) but I was going to get them to think differently. I was going to challenge the Stig even if it meant driving a Prius although I secretly hoped I would be in a Lambo Gallardo Superleggera on the test track. I would be with the U.S. cast of hosts but remembering the antics of the BBC hosts (like crossing the English Channel hoping to break Sir Richard Branson’s record).
Ah a girl can dream. I am passionate about luxury cars. Which is not to be confused with a Marissa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny name the tire marks of a car model type of car fanatic. But I am someone who has missed her stop on the subway because of reading the du Pont Registry.
Never seen any of the 11 seasons of Top Gear? You can find out why viewers in 100 countries love this show by previewing the season here. You can also take a peek at the interviews with Simon Cowell and Helen Mirren.
It’s available on DVD today and many of you will want to own it on DVD after watching the preview.